25 Anniversary of Ordination in 2012
5 February 2012 our Parish priest Father Ryszard Zalewski celebrated 25th Anniversary of Ordination, combined with traditional Christmas Dinner.
Following Holy Mass earlier in the day over 150 people from Bury and Bolton all sat down to an excellent meal with wine after welcoming speeches and blessing of the food. After the meal children from Bury prepared varied and special for the occasion artistic programme. Among invited guests were Bury Mayor Yvonne Cresswell with her husband, Polish Consul Mr P Nowotniak with wife Agnieszka, Parish priest of St.Marie’s and St.Joseph’s RC Churches Fr.Francis Wadsworth, Rev Dr Wieslaw Gren and Rev Krzysztof Kita.
Mr M Tomaszewski, Chairman of the Polish Social Centre on behalf of all the members congratulated Fr Zalewski on this special occasion with heartfelt wishes for continued valuable pastoral work for many years in our Parish. Consul of Polish Consulate in Manchester Mr P Nowotniak added his congratulations speaking warmly of hard work and dedication made to Polish community in Bury
There was special guest appearance of the Polish mountains Folk Group ‘HORA’ from Poland, who came especially for the occasion giving wonderful performance well appreciated by all participants and guests.