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Our Lady of Czestochowa Church
84K St.
Turners Falls, MA 01376

Welcome-Witamy 

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. 

May 31, 2020
Pentecost Sunday
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Veni, Sancte Spiritus

Come, Holy Spirit, come!
And from your celestial home
Shed a ray of light divine!
Come, Father of the poor!
Come, source of all our store!
Come, within our bosoms shine.
You, of comforters the best;
You, the soul’s most welcome guest;
Sweet refreshment here below;
In our labor, rest most sweet;
Grateful coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe.
O most blessed Light divine,
Shine within these hearts of yours,
And our inmost being fill!
Where you are not, we have naught,
Nothing good in deed or thought,
Nothing free from taint of ill.
Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
On our dryness pour your dew;
Wash the stains of guilt away:
Bend the stubborn heart and will;
Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
Guide the steps that go astray.
On the faithful, who adore
And confess you, evermore
In your sevenfold gift descend;
Give them virtue’s sure reward;
Give them your salvation, Lord;
Give them joys that never end. Amen.
Alleluia.

 

 

 

                                                                  March 17, 2020

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

Masses are also televised on EWTN:

https://www.ewtn.com/tv/schedule

Also, Daily Masses are posted from the Shrine of Divine Mercy:

https://www.thedivinemercy.org/videos/watch-novena-chaplet-benediction-and-blessing-relic

USCCB President’s Reflection and Prayer During Coronavirus

March 13, 2020

WASHINGTON- Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19):

With the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus, we are confronted once more with the fragility of our lives, and again we are reminded of our common humanity — that the peoples of this world are our brothers and sisters, that we are all one family under God.

God does not abandon us, he goes with us even now in this time of trial and testing. In this moment, it is important for us to anchor our hearts in the hope that we have in Jesus Christ. Now is the time to intensify our prayers and sacrifices for the love of God and the love of our neighbor. Let us draw closer to one another in our love for him, and rediscover the things that truly matter in our lives.

United with our Holy Father Pope Francis, let us pray in solidarity for our brothers and sisters here and around the world who are sick. Let us pray for those who have lost loved ones to this virus. May God console them and grant them peace.

We pray also for doctors, nurses, and caregivers, for public health officials and all civic leaders. May God grant them courage and prudence as they seek to respond to this emergency with compassion and in service to the common good.

In this time of need, I invite all the faithful to seek together the maternal intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and I share this prayer with you:  

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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.

 

 

 

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD–SAY NO TO EXPANDED ABORTION IN MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Catholic Conference

The Massachusetts Legislature will be considering two proposed laws (HB3320 https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/H3320 

and SB 1209 https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/S1209 ) that, if enacted into law, would have the following devastating effects:

  • • Expand abortion access, including late-term abortions, during the nine months of pregnancy for virtually any reason.
  • • Eliminate the requirement that late-term abortions be performed in a hospital.
  • • Eliminate the requirement that provides medical care to a child who survives an attempted abortion.
  • The Massachusetts Legislature will be considering two proposed laws (HB3320 https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/H3320 

and SB 1209 https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/S1209 ) that, if enacted into law, would have the following devastating effects:

  • • Expand abortion access, including late-term abortions, during the nine months of pregnancy for virtually any reason.
  • • Eliminate the requirement that late-term abortions be performed in a hospital.
  • • Eliminate the requirement that provides medical care to a child who survives an attempted abortion.
  • • Eliminate the requirement that a minor under the age of 18 have the consent of a parent, guardian, or the courts.
  • • Expand state funding for women who cannot afford the procedure.

How can your voice be heard?

1) Contact your local Senator and Representative and let them know that you are opposed to these two bills and that you are a voter in their district.

Also encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to take the same action. A zip code based link to your two legislators can be found here: https://malegislature.gov/StateHouse/Contact

2) Contact the members of the Joint Committee on Judiciary.

This committee will be considering HB 3320. Although a hearing date has not been set, please let the committee members know that you oppose HB 3320. A link to the committee members can be found here: https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Detail/J19 

3) Contact the members of the Joint Committee on Public Health.

This committee will be considering SB 1209. Although a hearing date has not been set, please let the committee members know that you oppose SB 1209. A link to the committee members can be found here: https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Detail/J16

Finally, check back often. This page will be updated when the two committees set the hearing dates.

https://www.macatholic.org/

 To learn about the Guard of Honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus,

please follow the link below – 

http://www.guardofhonor-usa.org/

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

http://diospringfield.org/Ministries/child-youth-protection/

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

https://praesidiuminc.com/

Pope Francis’s Prayer intention for May

For Deacons
We pray that deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church.

 

 



     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

                Our Lady of Czestochowa Video Library

Are you looking for something to do on a  snowy weekend afternoon, or are you interested in an alternative to the evening ball game? The DVD lending library in the church vestibule is bursting with new selections, and more are being added on a regular basis. You will want to check out the library, and discover some great new titles, as well as some old favorites! When you have made your selection(s), simply fill out the form and envelope on the desk closest to the DVD rack, include your donation, and drop in the desk slot. Take the DVD home and enjoy! Please keep in mind that there may be  other parishioners waiting to rent the DVD you have  borrowed. Please be an angel, and return them on time