Last week, I was previewing homes in Silver Spring in Forest Glen. And I came across a beautiful church that looked like it had stood in some a little village in rural France for a few centuries. There were no signs or indications of what demonitation it might be, although there was a Knights of Columbus Hall just across the street - a hint that it was Catholic.
When I got home, I googled the address and learned that it was indeed a Catholic church - a Polish Catholic Church. There are Masses in English, Polish and Latin. I couldn't figure out when it was built, and the web site was all in Polish except for the part about "Polish Language Classes", which was in English.
Oh! And Lech Walesa visited the church when he visited Washington in 2005.
St Mary's parish was founded sometime in the early 1980's, but the church looks a whole lot older than 30 years! Maybe I'll find someone who can read Polish to look over their web site with me!