Novena Prayer to St. Maximilian Kolbe

O Lord Jesus Christ, who said, "greater love than this no man has that a man lay down his life for his friends,"
through the intercession of St. Maximilian Kolbe whose life illustrated such love, we beseech you to grant us our petitions . . .
(here mention the requests you have).

Through the Militia Immaculata movement, which Maximilian founded, he spread a fervent devotion to Our Lady throughout the world. He gave up his life for a total stranger and loved his persecutors, giving us an example of unselfish love for all men – a love that was inspired by true devotion to Mary.
Grant, O Lord Jesus, that we too may give ourselves entirely without reserve to the love and service of our Heavenly Queen in order to better love and serve our fellowman in imitation of your humble servant, Maximilian. Amen.

(Say 3 Hail Marys and a Glory Be)

We will be having a Polish meal in honor of St. Maximilian Kolbe

Kielbasa & Veggies   

8 slices thick sliced bacon, diced
2 lg. onions, chopped
1 Polish kielbasa
2 red bell peppers, cut into 1" squares
Salt & pepper


In a large skillet or electric frypan, fry bacon until crisp. Remove and set aside. Add onion to drippings and saute until golden brown. Cook kielbasa in boiling water for 15 minutes. Drain and cut into 1/2" slices. Add kielbasa and red peppers and stir over low heat for another 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pile on a serving platter and sprinkle with reserved crisp bacon. 


8 cups all-purpose flour
4 eggs
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
warm water
1 recipe Potato Cheese Filling


In a large bowl, beat together eggs, carton sour cream, and salt. Stir in flour and warm water. Add water until dough feels like velvet. Turn out onto a lightly floured board, and knead until smooth. Roll out to a 1/8 to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out 3 1/2 inch circles with either the top of a glass or a biscuit cutter. Cover with waxed paper to prevent drying out if not filling immediately.
Place 1 or 2 tablespoons filling on one side of a circle of dough. Fold over, and seal by pressing the edges with a fork. Repeat until ingredients are used.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Immerse pierogi. Cook until the dumplings float to the surface.

Potato Cheese filling

4 pounds mashed potatoes
1 pound shredded Cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste


In a large bowl, mix together mashed potatoes and shredded Cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.