Catholics from across the Carolinas will celebrate their Polish heritage Aug. 27 with a special Mass in honor of Our Lady of Czestochowa. Polish Father Michal Szwarc of New Jersey will celebrate, with Deacon James Witulski assisting. Mass will be offered in Polish, with an English and Polish homily and traditional Polish hymns. There will be an opportunity for confessions in Polish and English at 1 p.m. After Mass, all are welcome to venerate a relic of St. John Paul II. A reception with light refreshments will follow.