Andrew Muc enjoys many opportunities to volunteer and contribute to his local community, and is proud to offer his time to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. The shrine, where Andrew Muc volunteers regularly as an usher, is located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and was established in 1955 as a religious and community hub for Polish Americans in the United States. The shrine was originally built on a 40-acre rural property in Doylestown that features a church, a barn chapel, a cemetery and rosary garden, and of course the shrine itself.
"The shrine is an important place for Polish-Americans," according to Andrew Muc. "It provides Polish-Americans with a chance to remember and experience their rich cultural heritage." Andrew Much loves being a part of this community, and is glad he can help by volunteering his time. He looks forward to the annual Polish-American Family Festival & Country fair, which the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa puts on each September. The festival features Polish arts and crafts, demonstrations, and of course delicious Polish food and drink.
The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa recently added the Ave Maria Retreat house, which makes it possible for pilgrims to rest and recuperate at the shrine. The facility can accommodate up to 80 overnight guests. Andrew Muc was happy to see the shrine offer this new addition; it can give Polish-Americans from greater distances the chance to visit and experience this important institution for their cultural heritage.
Andre Muc is proud to be a part of this community, and hopes to continue his volunteer work with the shrine. Andrew Muc always enjoys spending time at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, whether attending services and events or experiencing and admiring to gardens and the Shrine's beautiful surroundings.