Apr 26th, 2011 | By cariat | Category: Latest news, Uncategorized



Plans are well underway for the celebration of Pope John Paul IIs Beatification on Sunday, May, 1st , 2011 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco. Both the Archdioceses of San Francisco and Oakland are pleased to invite the Northern California Community to this tribute to a Great Man, Spiritual Leader and Role Model for Christian Life. The Archdiocese is also grateful to The Polish Arts and Culture Foundation’s President, Ms. Caria Tomczykowska, for coordinating this effort with Doug Benbow and Chris Tietze of the Cathedral Staff.

We are expecting over 150 participants in the Procession of Nations before the Concelebrated High Mass at 11:00am. The chief Celebrant is Archbishop (Ret.) John Quinn, with Msgr. John Talesfore and Father Dominik Ciolek.

We have invited local representatives from most of the countries He visited to participate, to wear their regional costumes or carry flags of their nations. The Cathedral accommodates over 3000 guests and we anticipate a full church.


There will also be members of the Consular Corps, the leaders of local Polish organizations, the Polish Scouts, Polish Schools, Veterans of AK, and LOWICZANIE in the procession. Civic leaders, and the Knights of St. Francis, will also be present.

We are looking for Sponsors to help cover some of that day’s costs and all donations are tax-deductible.

Your name or your company’s name will be listed in the Souvenir Program.

Please send make checks payable to PACF or PCCP and mail to

4077 Waterhouse Road, Oakland CA 94602.

The Polish Cultural Center of The Pacific is a California 501c3 non-profit corporation.

Reception immediately following in the Main Hall.

2:00pm Screening of the film NINE DAYS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD by Newt and Callista Gingrich.


Gala dinner at Indigo Restaurant at 4:30pm – all inclusive price of $65.00 per person for three course meal with wine. Reservations and pre-payment required by April 27.

Please call 510-599-2244 or reply to polishartssf@yahoo.com

Please contact us at 510-599-2244 for answers to your questions or if you would like to volunteer your help for this event.

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