Members of the Ukrainian and Polish communities, together with invited guests, showed their support for those affected by the war in Ukraine at a special presentation ceremony held last week.
Descendants of the first Polish settlers to the Clare Valley will join the South Australian Polish community, Jesuits and local Catholics for the anniversary of the arrival of Fr Leon Rogalski SJ as the country’s first chaplain to the Polish expatriate community.
The centenary of the ‘Miracle of the Vistula’, also known as the Battle of Warsaw, on August 15 1920 will be celebrated by Adelaide’s Polish communities at their Mass centres at Unley and Ottoway at 10am and Morphett Vale at 10.30am on Saturday August 15.
Members of Adelaide’s Polish Catholic community gathered with Archbishop Wilson last month for the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the visit to South Australian in 1986 of St Pope John Paul II. The first permanent reminder of the only papal visit to the State was commissioned by the Archbishop and following its blessing on October 26, it will be installed on the back wall of the Cathedral. A chalice used by Pope John Paul II during his Mass in Adelaide was used during at the Mass. John Paul II was canonised by Pope Francis on April 27 2014.