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Slovak Mass and Easter customs breakfast will take place April 8


Prince of Peace Parish will host the Annual Slovak Mass and Easter Customs Breakfast on Saturday, April 8 at St. Adalbert Church, South 15th Street, in South Side.

The day begins at 10:45 a.m. with recitation of the rosary, followed by Mass at 11:00 a.m. with prayers and hymns sung in Slovak. After Mass, everyone is invited to the Prince of Peace Parish Center, 81 South 13th Street, for a complementary Slovak Easter breakfast and the opportunity to experience a bit of Slovakia at Eastertime

Sample traditional foods enjoyed in a typical Slovak village on Easter morning: paska (sweet bread), sunka (ham), kolbasy (sausage) sirek (cheese), hrin (beets and horseradish) and kolace (nut and poppyseed rolls); Browse authentic Slovak treasures -- books, crystal, linens, dolls, pottery and costumes—and learn a bit of the history, daily life and customs of our Slovak ancestors; Watch various craft persons demonstrate their art, including dying colorful Easter eggs (pysanky), spinning thread, weaving palms or stuffing kolbasy; Shop the Slovak Bale Sale for homemade nut and poppy seed rolls, paska and cookies.

There will be a drawing for a basket filled with Slovak delights and a “Slovak Auction” is also planned. Selected imported gifts of Slovakia will also be available for sale

Everyone is always welcome at the Prince of Peace Slovak Easter Customs Breakfast. Admission is free, but donations are very much appreciated. To make a donation or request further information, call Connie Zatek at 412-657-6364.


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