Weekly Prayer Vigil

Every Sunday

12:30 p.m.

We invite everyone to attend the weekly prayer vigil at the statue of Mary next to St. Mary Church located at W. Elm and Maple Streets in Conshohocken, PA 19428.

Święconka – Blessing of Easter baskets

Join us we as we continue a Polish Easter tradition of Święconka, the blessing of foods for Easter on Holy Saturday.  The blessing will be done by Father Ed Kuczynski, at the T.K. Club in Conshohocken.  We invite everyone to bring your food baskets.

  • Holy Saturday, April 15th
  • 11:30 a.m. (NOTE: time change from Noon)
  • T.K. Club, 500 Hector St. Conshohocken, PA 19428
  • No reservations needed.  Just bring your baskets of food

Also, everyone who placed an advance food order, your food will be available for pickup until 12:30 at the TK Club on Holy Saturday as well.

What is Święconka? 

It is a Polish tradition (as well as other areas of Europe) when families have their Easter foods blessed on Holy Saturday.  Typically, the families will bring the food in baskets to their local church, where prayers are said and the priest or deacon will walk around and bless each of the baskets.  Though a priest can also do this in homes, this is not common due to the amount of time it takes for a priest to visit so many families. 

Foods can include: butter (typically in the shape of a lamb), bread (babka is most common, but paska or other breads or pastries are sometimes used), eggs (often the decorated eggs or pisanki which are hard boiled), horseradish or other bitters, kielbasa, ham, salt, wine, and cheese.  Other foods can of course be included.  These are placed in baskets, often decorated, with a white linen cover over them. 

Since the Easter Bunny doesn’t deliver the chocolate and other candy baskets until that night, these aren’t usually part of the Święconka.  Though, some churches will invite children (of all ages), to bring their candy baskets to Easter Sunday Mass to have them blessed. 

Again, join us as we in this tradition in preparation for celebration of the resurrection of the Lord.  Happy Easter!  Wesołego Alleluja!