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100 years of Nativity Church
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100 years of Nativity Church

Church of Nativity Celebrates 100 Years of Catholic Worship in San Francisco.

First dedicated in June of 1904, the Church of the Nativity of Our Lord at 240 Fell Street in downtown San Francisco has been the gathering place for Croatian, Polish and Slovenian immigrants, their descendants and other Slavic Catholics for more than one hundred years.

Centennial Highlights

Saturday, June 5th, 2004
6pm-12, Centennial Banquet, Mark Hopkins Hotel

Sunday, June 6th, 2004
11:00 a.m., Solemn High Mass, Nativity Church
Celebrated by His Excellency Archbishop William Levada and many other invited guest bishops and priests from the Croatian, Polish and Slovenian communities.

Make your reservation now for the gala Centennial Banquet - a once-in-a-lifetime social event to meet old friends and relive old times.
May 16th deadline.

Additional information will be coming soon from Nativity's Centennial Committee on these special events. For more information, speak with Father Jerzy Frydrych, S.Ch., Nativity's pastor, at (415) 252-5799.

read more (pdf document)

Photographs courtesy of Adam & Danica Eterovich

Learn Polish in Poland (very inexpensive)

School of Polish Language and Culture:
=> a unique opportunity to learn the Polish language and get an insight into the Polish culture of over 1000 years
=> one of the most experienced language training establishments in Poland
=> credits transferable to most universities!
=> excellent value at an affordable price!


Travel from US to Poland not included

Polish film in Bay Area

Squint Your Eyes (Zmruz oczy)
Directed by Andrzej Jakimowski

Tracking a few outcasts, malingerers and delinquents as they work hard at hardly working in the Polish countryside ...

Show Times:
4/24/2004 KABUKI, San Francisco 1:15
4/27/2004 KABUKI, San Francisco 1:00
4/28/2004 Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley 7:00

Director Andrzej Jakimowski will be the guest of the festival. MGE, Inc. distributes "Squint Your Eyes"/"Zmruz oczy"/ in USA and Canada. DVD of this film is already available at

Interesting reading

A wonderful review published in National Review, touching not only on the content of the book, but also the core significance of Kuklinski's mission and how various factions interpret it.

"Pride of Poland" - By Radek Sikorski
Publication Date: April 19, 2004,newsID.20243/news_detail.asp



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