In 2018, St. Mary's Polish Parish is proud to be marking 105 years of faith and service.
We are the heart and soul of Cape Breton's Polish community, one of Canada's longest-standing Polish communities.
We are a welcoming parish with a deep and generous Catholic faith, rich customs and traditions, lots of energetic community outreach and neighbourhood projects, and a commitment to working with other faiths and cultures.
We are located in the middle of Whitney Pier, Nova Scotia's original multicultural community. Our property is designated as a historic site by the Province of Nova Scotia, the only such site honouring Polish Nova Scotians.
Our historic church was constructed in 1913, but destroyed by fire in 2014. The church has been rebuilt. As of September 2018, we are completing the last phase of the church -- which is a community kitchen, from which we will serve meals to people in need in our community, in partnership with local organizations.
Our rebuilding would not be possible without fund-raising and the generosity of our friends. We are deeply grateful for the support we have received from people of all walks of life, all faiths and cultures. It means a lot, and we will always remember the kindness we have experienced.
Contributors to our rebuilding will be recognized on a plaque in the new church.
Bóg zaplac! God bless!