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We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting the site, as well as give you an understanding as to why this site exists.

Recently it has come to our attention of the nationwide and perhaps even worldwide interest in Polish congregations of the Catholic faith. Here in our corner of New England, Our Lady of Czestochowa stands as the center of our faith, nestled in the hills of the Pioneer Valley. Come see what it means to be a Polish Catholic in the 21st century.

 

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FORTY HOURS EUCHARISTIC DEVOTIONS

 September 24 – September 26

at

Our Lady of Czestochowa Church

          84 K Street, Turners Falls

Guest Speaker:  Fr. Andrew Beauregard, FPO

Schedule of Services

Friday, September 24:                   

7:00 a.m. Confessions (Fr. Andrew)

                     8:00 a.m. Mass (Fr. Andrew Homilist)

    Confessions Available After Mass (Fr. Andrew)  

    Eucharistic Adoration all day

                    7:00 p.m. Vespers and Talk by Fr. Andrew 

                    8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Confessions (Fr. Andrew)

                    Eucharistic Adoration all night

Saturday, September 25:           

7:00 a.m. Confessions (Fr. Andrew)

    8:00 a.m. Mass (Fr. Andrew Homilist)

                    Confessions Available After Mass (Fr. Andre

Eucharistic Adoration all day

                    2:30 – 3:45 pm Confessions (Fr. Andrew)

                       Mass at 4:00 pm (Fr. Andrew Homilist)

                                                    Mass at 6:00 pm (Spanish)

                            Eucharistic Adoration until Midnight

Sunday, September 26:            

7:00 a.m. Confessions (Fr. Andrew)  

   Mass at 8:00 & 10: 30 am (Fr. Andrew Homilist)

   11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration

                  3:30 p.m. Closing Ceremonies and        Talk by Fr. Andrew

AS WE APPROACH our annual celebration of Forty Hours Eucharistic Devotions (September 24, 25, and 26th) it is good to meditate on the great love of God in giving us Himself in Holy Communion, in living among us in the Tabernacle of every Roman Catholic Church, of being with us spiritually AND physically in the Most Holy Eucharist!  The more we ponder the great love of God the more we marvel at the utter humility of Our Savior!  He humbled Himself to be a prisoner of love in our Tabernacles so that He could dwell with us in our hearts!  How good God is!

     During the Forty Hours Devotions, on our altars with its gleaming gold leaf, golden candlesticks, gorgeous flowers, and jeweled monstrance, the simplest “Thing” there is, the thin white Host!  But how else could He remain among us, and be united to us, except by some such miracle as THIS!  He lived, died, and rose again, but He wanted to remain with each of us in a most intimate and loving way.  So vased in the slender monstrance is the Fairest Flower of All… Jesus Christ Our Loving Lord and God!

     If from the carpenter shop of Nazareth there had been preserved but one thing that Jesus made, how we would treasure that relic!  But we rejoice that we have not in our Roman Catholic churches a mere relic, but the Reality!  We have Jesus Christ Himself!  Not only Spiritually, but Physically!  Jesus Christ, the God of the Universe, Whom the Heavens could not contain, in His love for us comes down on our altars at the Holy Mass, to dwell in the Tabernacles of our Roman Catholic Church and be with us in our hearts at Holy Communion.  How much must He love us!

Forty Hours Eucharistic Devotions

     Forty Hours Eucharistic Devotions will begin on Friday, September 24th, our guest preacher this year is Fr. Andrew Beauregard, FPO.   Devotions will begin with Mass at 8:00 a.m. followed by Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament.  The church will then remain open for Adoration all day.  At 7:00 p.m., we will have Solemn Vespers with a talk by our guest preacher.  Exposition will continue throughout the night.

     The Forty Hours of Devotions will continue on Saturday morning (September 25th) with Mass at 8:00 a.m. followed by Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament and the church will again remain open all day for private prayer and worship.  Our Saturday Masses will be held as usual at 4:00 p.m. in English and 6:00 p.m. in Spanish.  After the 6:00 p.m. Mass, Exposition will continue until Midnight and will conclude with Benediction. 

     On Sunday (September 26th) the most Blessed Sacrament will be exposed following the 10:30 a.m. Mass.  The church will again remain open for private prayer and worship until 3:30 p.m. at which time the solemn closing will take place with the chanting of the Litany of the Saints, the Eucharistic Procession and Benediction.  The public is cordially invited to take part in all of these services. 

     Please note that Pope John Paul II had requested that these Eucharistic Devotions be encouraged all over the world.  This is a perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with Jesus!  Come and share your joys and sorrows and your everyday concerns with Jesus!

FORTY HOURS CONFESSIONS SCHEDULE:  For our Forty Hours Devotions this year, Fr. Andrew Beauregard, FPO, will be offering a number of extra times for confession during the weekend.  Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to make a good confession!

ALL SOCIETIES, SODALITIES & ALTAR-BOYS are reminded to gather for the Forty Hours Devotion Procession on Sunday, September 26th no later than 2:45p.m. in the church undercroft with their banners and society emblems. All Altar-Boys are asked to participate.

ALL CATECHISM CHILDREN are requested to be present at the Solemn Closing of our Forty Hours Eucharistic Devotions on Sunday, September 24th at 3:00 p.m.

Please note: There are no AA meetings until further notice. Thank you for your  patience.

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Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.

In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.

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“The Guard of Honor has its origins at Calvary, its foundation in the Wounded Heart of Jesus, its model in the first ‘Guard of Honor:’ the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint John, and Saint Mary Magdalene.  They were the ones who stood by the abandoned Cross when the Heart of Christ was pierced by the lance.”

-Guard of Honor Handbook

 
 
 
 

 

For  policies and information regarding the  Diocese’s  Safe Environment Program, please click on the following link:

Also, this is a useful resource from Praesidium, the organization that produces “Called to Protect for Youth” training

https://praesidiuminc.com/



     Join the Crusade for Purity

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“To preserve Purity, three things are necessary; the Presence of God, prayer and the Sacraments; and again, the reading of holy books-this nourishes the soul” – St. John Vianney – Catechism on Purity ( Monnin’s Life).

 Lust kills love, human and Divine.It is a chief cause of war here, misery hereafter.

By Thine Immaculate Conception, O Mary, make my body pure and my soul holy. Three times, followed each time by a Hail Mary.

My Mother, keep me this day from mortal sin. Hail Mary, three times.

                          From the Jesus, Mary, Joseph Novena Manual

Pope Francis Monthly Prayer Intention

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September

An Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle
We pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this.