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blur13  
8 Aug 2006 /  #1
Hi all,

I am dating a beautiful Polish girl and have recently started Polish mass with her in Bristol.

I'd like to know if there is a transcription of what is said by the priest and the congregation during this mass, if possible, so that I can join in rather than standing (and kneeling) there in silence all the time, with the occasional sign of the cross.

Any pointers in the right direction will be much appreciated.

S.
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
8 Aug 2006 /  #2
Well, I guess he says the usuall stuff..
Shelley  
8 Aug 2006 /  #3
I'd like to know if there is a transcription of what is said by the priest and the

It's a catholic mass, maybe you should try an english on first!
Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
8 Aug 2006 /  #4
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Yes - you really ought to do that - son.
bolo 2 | 304  
8 Aug 2006 /  #5
There should be books/brochures available in Polish and English - usually in the hall of church.
iwona 12 | 542  
8 Aug 2006 /  #6
I has similar situation but opposite when I was at English mass.I bought The Sunday Missal in one of these shops with religious books but I don't think if they have anything in polish. I suppose if you treat it seriously the best would be to ask polish priest after the mass and he can provide you with something.
OP blur13  
8 Aug 2006 /  #7
To jest dobrze pomysl, dziekuje. :)
Shelley  
9 Aug 2006 /  #8
I dont understand - is this guy going to mass to imperss a girl??? if so I think thats pretty poor and if he is he's not really getting the whole reason of going to church
iwona 12 | 542  
9 Aug 2006 /  #9
dont understand - is this guy going to mass to imperss a girl??? if so I think thats pretty poor and if he is he's not really getting the whole reason of going to church

I don't know but if he wants polish transcription it seems that he makes some effort.
Shelley  
10 Aug 2006 /  #10
I don't know but if he wants Polish transcription it seems that he makes some effort

Oh look the point I'm making is that - I go to mass for a reason - the reason being is to listen to the priest - I see no reason an English person should go to listen to mass in Polish - it's stupid - what is the point?????? it's actually very annoying! Like i said maybe he should go to church where mass is spoken in English - at least his polish girlfriend will understand - as I am assuming she speaks english, therefore both will enjoy mass

Wrong ?

nuns with guns?? that's what I was referring to

ou`ll have to understand that our Church is slightly different from the Catholic Church that you`d might be used to in the UK

You can say that again, there were some really fit priests in Krakow, was having some very unclean thoughts that I really couldn't tell my priest in confession!
iwona 12 | 542  
11 Aug 2006 /  #11
sorry if my previous posting sounded stroppy

I am not upset , I think that you are just fiery girl- good for you.
it is better to have temperament than being bland.

I suppose I look at it from different point of view. My husband is English and I would be quite happy if he wanted to go sometimes with me for polish mass. Just as a nice gesture. He only goes once a year for basket blessing in Easter.
polska_lala - | 17  
27 Jul 2007 /  #12
I don't know but if he wants polish transcription it seems that he makes some effort.

it seems so.... its not just a kind gesture as iwona says... but it shows that he really cares and wants to show that by trying to understand the mass. i would ask the preist as mentioned already.

also sometimes its nice if your boyfriend just goes to church with you even if he doesnt understnad the polish... my grandma(who speaks just polish) goes to the english church and she says that it doesnt matter what language its in... it just matters that you care and want to pray with God ( than again she pretty much just does the polish mass in her head.... its amazing how she can remember something like that )
SimonDLG - | 1  
24 Dec 2007 /  #13
blur13,

I have had a similar problem in finding a short version of the Polish mass that I can follow. I can speak, read and write Polish now, though I have yet to master the language.

I'm attaching a cut down version of the Polish mass that I copied from a liturgical web site. My wife helped guide me through to focus on the response sections and avoid all the endless permutations that make the average Polish mass book seem so daunting.

I hope this helps; you are doing the right thing and I wish you well. My Polish wife and I have been married for 8 years now and I have never been happier in my life. I write from my parents-in-law's house in Inowroclaw, Poland.

Good luck and Wesolych Swiat !

Simon

Link to full text as I cannot attach a Word file (please email me if you would like the cut down text)

w-w-w then 'liturgicalcenter' then dot org
found it  
30 Aug 2009 /  #14
Try this: davidmacd.com/catholic/catholic_mass_full_text.htm
mylesg 7 | 14  
25 Oct 2009 /  #15
Merged: Long talk at the very end of the Polish Mass

We have now been in Poland for a month and been to Mass at 3 different churches. We find one difference between the American Catholic Mass and the Polish that we cannot yet understand.

In the American Mass, just prior to the final blessing- the priest makes a few quick announcements.

At all the Polish Masses we have been to- the Priest either reads something long or talks for another 10 minutes. Seems like it is almost a second homily. However, with our lack of Polish language skills- we are wondering what is this long reading/lecture is, just prior to the final blessing?

Thanks
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448  
25 Oct 2009 /  #16
These are usually parish announcements but may also concern other religious or cultural events of potential interest to parishioners. It might also be an announcement issued by the local diocese. Some Polish priests also give a little pep talk urging worshippers to abide by the tenets of their faith throughout the coming week.
ShawnH 8 | 1,507  
25 Oct 2009 /  #17
One priest in Mississauga was famous for giving a sermon after the sermon regarding not giving people the finger while trying to get out of the parking lot of the church. It is a very busy parish, and exits into a neighborhood with stop signs and stop lights.

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