Centrally located St. Mary’s was completed in 1924, when local residents helped to furnish the new church via donations. The main alter, which was built by a local carpenter, features a large gold three-masted ship to reflect Gdynia’s seafaring history. Today the small church is flanked by a bookstore (loaded with Pope John Paul II goods), a newer and more modern church and a primary school, which makes for a lively spot crawling with uniformed students and nuns. The bells at noontime are especially vibrant and can be heard as far away as the beach. Please do not visit while mass is taking place.