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Polish Center, Yorba Linda

Polish Harvest Festival at the Polish Center

Name of Church Pope John Paul II Polish Center

Polish Center, altar

Address 3999 Rose Drive, Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Phone number 714-996-8161

Website www.polishcenter.org

Mass times Saturday vigil, 4 p.m. Sundays, 7 a.m. (Latin Tridentine), 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Polish). First Friday Mass and Adoration, 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Polish).

Confessions Before Masses and by appointment.

Names of priests/homilies Fr. Zbigniew Fraszczak, director. He is a Divine Word Missionary who previously served in the San Bernardino diocese.

School No, although there are Polish language classes, if you wish to learn Polish.

Picture of John Paul II at the Polish Center

Music Congregation sings, sometimes a choir.

Special groups/activities Bingo games, Polish scouting, Knights of Columbus, Ladies Guild; Maximilian Kolbe Charities, Polish American Congress, Polish National Alliance. The Center is best known for its September Harvest Festival (Dozynki), which features Polish folk dance groups and singers, colorful costumes and ethnic cuisine (September 16 & 17 in 2017, watch here.

Fellow parishioners The Polish Center was established to serve the spiritual and social needs of the Polish community living in the diocese.  
Parking OK.

Acoustics Fine.

Cry room No.

Polish Center, exterior

Additional observations The Polish Center was established in 1983 to serve the Polish community of the Diocese of Orange. Its first director was Fr. Joseph Karp, who was appointed by the first Bishop of Orange, William Johnson.  Special features of the center include a memorial plaque dedicated to Polish martyr, Father Jerzy Popieluszko. Pope St. John Paul II and Sister Faustina are prominently featured at the Center; relics and artwork of Polish saints are all throughout the Center.

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  1. Should not all of the masses offered be the TLM?

  2. Congratulations to Yorba Linda for one more every-Sunday traditional Latin Mass. These are very hard to come by, especially in the morning, because our bishops usually do not like traditional Catholics. Sad but true, and it will not stop us.

  3. Pope John Paul II was a true servant of the servants of God.

  4. Anonymous 2 says:

    Gratias’ argument hard to ignore:

    Recently Pittsburgh PA diocese announced the closing of 140 parishes, eventually down to 48, as well as active priestly decline down to about 110 in 8 years from 212 now. Only about 20% of Catholics bother to attend weekly Novus Ordo Mass.

    Chicago under “Blazing Saddles” Cupich announced his success in managing the decline of his archdio, soon to be closing 96 parishes and active priest roll down from 700 now to 200 by 2025.

    Two examples of the overall decline. Now expect to hear about “how great things are” in Xanadu diocese somewhere, from the N.O. cheerleading set.

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