St. Mary's Polish Parish is proud to be in our second century 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.
On the afternoon of November 29, 2014, our beautiful, one-of-a-kind church was destroyed in a devastating fire, while much of the city looked on in shock.
The Open House for our new church took place on June 26, 2016, and our Mass of Dedication took place on July 3, 2016.
But our rebuilding is not yet complete. Work on Phase 2 ("Sala 1050" -- reception area, multicultural library, children's play area, rehearsal and gathering space overlooking the parish's community food garden) is continuing over the next several months. For this, we still need to raise about $90,000.
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 zapłać! God bless!