Serdecznie zapraszamy na Msze Świętę w języku polskim w Katedrze w Newry (Hill St, Newry BT34 1AT) o godz. 10:30
The recently published Northern Ireland Census showed that there are 26,000 Polish people living here. Whilst that number is down from the 2011 Census, it is still the larger ethnic group in Northern Ireland.
There are around 3,000 Polish living in Newry and the Polish influence is here for all to see in our shops, schools, businesses as well as in us having a Consulate in the Town Hall. Many say that the city of Newry could stake a claim for the biggest Polish city in Northern Ireland.
Over 90% of Polish settled here are Catholic yet we have been without a Mass in Polish for some time in Newry. However, the recent appointment of Father Wojciech Stachyra, Society of Christ means we can now have Mass in Polish in Newry. This will commence in Newry Cathedral at 10.30am next Sunday 2nd October.
Jerome Mullen, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland ?? said,
‘I welcome the arrival of Fr Wojciech and the continuation of a Polish mass for the large congregation of Poles living in the greater Newry Area. I have had the pleasure of meeting Fr Wojciech on a couple of occasions since his arrival and he will be warmly welcomed by both Polish and Irish communities, displaying as he does a very lively personality who gets on well with people. I would like to offer him my very best wishes in his new ministry here in Newry and look forward to working with him on any future projects that may arise for the Polish Community in the area’.Jerome Mullen, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland
Father Wojciech, the clergy and parishioners look forward to welcoming members of the Polish Community to worship together from next Sunday onwards.