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Orchard Lake Schools Faith. Education. Tradition. SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary St. Mary’s Preparatory The Polish Mission DECEMBER 2018 CAMPUS COMMUNICATOR For a child is born to us, a son is given us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder- Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace. His dominion is vast and forever peaceful, from David’s throne, and over his kingdom, which he confirms and sustains by judgment and justice, both now and forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this! Isaiah 9:6-7 This time of year ushers in hope, just as we witness in Isaiah 9:6, with the birth of the Prince of Peace. The season of Advent, beginning December 2, signals a time of preparation and the anticipation of the new liturgical year. For some, the season triggers anxiety, negativity, broken hearts and isolation. How can we help? We can: Encourage others to believe in their faith, just as St. John Paul II told us, “Be not afraid.” Share the gifts of peace, love and forgiveness. Pray for and with others. Commemorate the glory of the season by remembering its true meaning, one not found in store windows or within newspaper ads, but rather that which fills our hearts and calls upon our spirit with the light from above. Merry Christmas! Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia! May you and your loved ones have a blessed Christmas and a grace-filled A.D. 2019. Very Rev. Can. Mirosław K. Król Chancellor of the Orchard Lake Schools
POLISH BILINGUAL DAY BECOMES MICHIGAN STAPLE The Michigan celebration of Polish Bilingual Day (PBD) took place at the Orchard Lake Schools campus and the American Polish Cultural Center in Troy on October 27-28, 2018. This year's PBD program was carefully crafted to fit interests of many attendees. The main attraction was a performance for children and adults prepared by the Polish Theater Institute from New York. Many attendees expressed interest in this educational and cultural event becoming part of the permanent repertoire of Polonia events in Michigan. The two-day acting workshop series was led by Jacek Zuzanski, a theater artist and teacher with over 35 years of experience. Magda Zawadzka, an artist of naive art, ran folk art workshops, which generated a great deal interest. The Polish games room was also very popular. Professor Alina Klin from Wayne State University had many interesting board and computer games, including Scythe, The Witcher, Queue (Kolejka) and many others to offer. Professor Klin also gave a lecture for adults about The Witcher, the most popular Polish computer game. The older audience had a chance to listen to a lecture by Professor Christopher Caes from the University of Columbia on the subject of "Personal Guide to Polish Culture.” Caes, an American and a lecturer of Polish at Columbia University, holds a PhD in Slavic Studies with a specialization in film from the University of California in Berkeley. A large part of the PBD program consisted of unique presentations prepared by the Polish American The Mary Project Numismatic Society under the direction of its president, Mr. Les Rosik. The society displayed a number of exhibitions related to numismatics, devoted to the history and culture of Poland and Poles in America and Europe. For a younger audience, there was a party with The Mary Project is dedicated to the beautification DJ Mario. All participants at the events had opportunities of the Marian Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes at to visit with representatives from Polish schools, Wayne Orchard Lake St. Mary’s. All proceeds will help State University, and Polish organizations and media and improve the beauty of this special place. With ask questions based on specific interests. Polish language donations of $150 or more, you will receive a speech therapists, Mrs. Plata and Mr. Rudczynski, from limited edition ornament (only 196 numbered). For the Polish University Abroad (PUNO) of London, and more information, please contact Maureen Gross at a special education professional, Mrs. Agnieszka Ubysz, (248) 421-8179. The Mary Project is a 501(c)(3). offered free consultations. All donations are tax exempt. The event was organized thanks to the cooperation of the Polish Mission with the Polish Please make checks American Numismatic Society, local Polish language payable to schools and Slavic faculties of local universities, the The Mary Project Polish American Congress - Michigan Division, and the and mail to: American Polish Cultural Center. It was financed by the The Mary Project Polish Mission with the support of the Polish Consulate 3535 Commerce Rd. General in Chicago, the Polish-American Credit Union Orchard Lake, MI 48324 and many other Polish organizations and businesses.
America’s oldest Polish-American institution, the Orchard Lake Schools, welcomes all to partake in a merry Polish Christmas custom, at the Archdiocesan Shrine of St. John Paul II & Chapel of Our Lady of Orchard Lake, on the grounds of our historic campus in Orchard Lake, Michigan. All are welcome to come celebrate our anticipation of the Savior’s birth in traditional Polish style, as we altogether enjoy beautiful music and Polish hospitality. The Chancellor’s Christmas Concert is a longstanding tradition, and this year, we’re proud to welcome the sounds of a traditional Polish Highland band, Kontra Banda & Friends from Chicago! The joyous evening will begin with performances from musical ensembles from all the student bodies of the Orchard Lake Schools: the St. Mary’s Preparatory Band, the SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary Choir, and the Fr. Józef Dąbrowski Polish Language School Children’s Choir. Our Chapel doors will open at 5:30 pm, and the musical program will begin at 6:00 pm. Following the performances, guests are welcome to our campus dining hall for a Christmas social hour, where all can enjoy handmade Polish traditional sweets like Kremówki Papieskie (cream cake) and others. On behalf of Orchard Lake Schools Chancellor Very Reverend Canon Mirosław K. Król and the staff and faculty of the Orchard Lake Schools, all are welcome to celebrate this joyful occasion with us free of charge, in thanks for free-will donations made in the spirit of Christmas. For more information, including a program, and a campus map, please visit www.polishmission.com Contact:(248) 683-0433
WELCOME NEW SSCMS FACULTY AND STUDENTS (PART ONE) (Faculty) Fr. Przemyslaw J. Nowak: Born in Poddebice, Poland. Moved to U.S. in 2010 to serve the Church. Attended Nicholas Copernicus University in Poland and SSCMS in Michigan. Earned M.Div in 2013, and M.A. in Theology. Ordained a priest of the Diocese of Paterson, NJ in 2013. Assigned to Assumption Parish in Morristown, NJ, and two others. Serves at SSCMS as Dean of Formation. (Seminarians) Daniel Mikolajewski: Born and raised in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Felt the calling to priesthood as a teenager. Began seminary studies in home diocese in 2007. Moved to U.S.; lived in Chicago and Detroit. Began studies at SSCMS in September, 2018. Enjoys reading, writing and horseback riding. Bao Quoc Nguyen: Comes from Dak Lak province in Vietnam’s Central Highlands. Received Bachelor of Engineering (computer networks) from University of Information Technology, Saigon, Vietnam. Studying to become a missionary priest. Enjoys reading, chess, tv, music, football and table tennis. Thach Ngoc Nguyen: Born in Ha Tinh, Vietnam. Graduated with a degree in engineering. Served in a Catholic parish in 2016. Began seminary studies and ESL program. Enjoys writing, reading and playing football. Przemyslaw Lukasz Rozestwinski: Born in Gdynia, Poland. Has a twin brother. Received bachelor’s degree in business from CityU of Seattle and master’s in hospitality & tourism from FDU in Teaneck, New Jersey. Entered SSCMS this semester for priestly formation. Enjoys many things, including anthropology. PREP NOTES Congratulations, Michigan Math Prize Competition Finalists! Sean Coyne and William Xia scored high enough on Part 1 of the Michigan Math Prize Competition to sit for Part 2, which is given Wednesday, December 5 at OLSM. The following students were accepted into the National Honor Society this fall: Ryan Romaya, Zachary Yaksich, Charles Ambrose, Nicholas Grimes, Matthew Czmer, Thomas Skellett, Ryan Smith, Trey Cosnowski, Americo Milani, Luigi Milani, Henry Ficyk, Sean Coyne, Grant Henson, Jack Mesojedec, Chris Jiang, Kevin Clouse, Cooper Mills, Charles Haynes, Ethan Estrada, Joshua DeBaker, Nathan Harrington, Jake Nader, Jacob Vucinaj, Anthony Anton, Alexander Stasiak, Nicholas Kramer, Joseph DeSana, Alex Ying, Jacob Janda, Daniel Heuschele, Casey Seyka, Joseph Hickson, Joshua Hailo, Chris Du, Jacob Atty, Mark Wang, Charles Keegan, and Alexander Weber. The Induction Ceremony will take place in the winter semester. Many thanks to those who provided leadership and guidance throughout November’s KAIROS Retreat.
ALUMNI NEWS DECEMBER 2018 Thanks, Eaglets, for showing your spirit and MASS SCHEDULE support at Alumni Night on November 21 at the varsity hockey game against Brighton. All are welcome to Holy Mass with us! Alumni, please plan to join us and catch up with fellow Eaglets at the Thursday, December December 2nd (1st Sunday of Advent): 6 quarterly Alumni Association meeting at 9 am Fr. Flis - Polish - Seminary Chapel 6:30 PM in the Dining Hall. We welcome your 11 am Fr. Grzybowski - Chapel OLOL comments and suggestions. 1 pm Fr. Nowak - Polish - Chapel OLOL (Polish Dinner after 1 pm Mass) Upcoming Event Highlights December 7th (Eve of the Solemnity of the December 2018 Immaculate Conception): 2 First Sunday of Advent/Polish 1st Sunday Dinner 5 pm Bp. Paprocki - Seminary Chapel Campus Bookstore Open (12-3 PM) 5 Wrestling @ W. Bloomfield December 8th (Solemnity of the Immaculate 5-8 V Hockey CHSL Tournament @ OLSM Conception - Holy Day of Obligation): 6 Advent by Candlelight @ Chapel OLOL 9:30 am Fr. Król - Bilingual P/E) - Seminary Chapel 6 PM Mass 8 Wrestling @ Birmingham Groves December 9th (2nd Sunday of Advent): Chancellor’s Christmas Concert @ Chapel OLOL @ 5:30 PM 9 am Fr. Nowak - Polish - Seminary Chapel 9 Chancellor’s Senate Recognition Dinner @ PLCC 11 am Fr. Banazak - Chapel OLOL 10-14 Final Exams (SSCMS) 11 V Basketball vs. Walled Lake Western @ 7 PM December 16th (3rd Sunday of Advent): 12 Wrestling @ Rochester Stoney Creek 9 am Fr. Król - Polish - Seminary Chapel 14 End of 3rd Marking Period (OLSM) 11 am Fr. Nowak - Chapel OLOL Christmas Wigilia Mass & Dinner (SSCMS) V Basketball vs. Brother Rice @ 7 PM December 23rd (4th Sunday of Advent): 16 End of Fall 2018 Semester (SSCMS) 9 am Fr. Flis - Polish - Seminary Chapel 16-Jan. 7 Christmas/New Year Recess (SSCMS) 11 am Fr. Król - Chapel OLOL 18-21 Midterm Exams (OLSM) 21 First Day of Winter December 24th (Christmas Eve): 21-22 Wrestling @ Oakland Co. Invitational 22-Jan. 6 Christmas Recess (OLSM) 10 pm Fr. Nowak - Polish - Chapel OLOL 25 Merry Christmas 12 am Fr. Król - English - Chapel OLOL (Midnight Mass) December 25th (Merry Christmas!): 9 am Fr. Król - Polish - Seminary Chapel 11 am Fr. Nowak - Chapel OLOL December 30th: 9 am Fr. Flis - Polish - Seminary Chapel 11 am Fr. Król - Chapel OLOL
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