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+ PARISH SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25, 2018 +

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 [Second Sunday of Lent]:
8:00 am + Health & Blessings for Fr. Seán O’Mannion – int. Nancy Faller
10:30 am – Br. Jordan Zajac, OP, on his Solemn Profession – int. Nancy Faller
2:00 pm – Gorzkie Żale
5:30 pm – Vespers
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26 :
8:00 am + George B. & Ursula E. Faller – int. Nancy Faller
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 [St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena]:
5:30 pm + Donald Mack Guimord – int. Nancy Faller
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 [St. Jude Novena]:
5:30 pm + Euinice Hannigan – int. Nancy Faller
THURSDAY, MARCH 1:
5:30 pm + Walter Kurtyka – int. Bob & Virginia Avery
FIRST FRIDAY, MARCH 2 : (THE LANCE AND THE NAILS)
5:30 pm + Gregory Sojka – int. John and Ted Sojka and Families
Stations of the Cross immediately follow Mass
FIRST SATURDAY, MARCH 3 [St. Katharine Drexel]:
The Holy Rosary will be recited before Mass, Exposition of the
Blessed Sacrament, Litany of Loreto and Benediction following Mass
8:00 am + Anna T. Weschler – int. Nancy Faller
4:00 pm – Grace & Blessings for the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa
– int. Ron & Monica Scherman
6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners
SUNDAY, MARCH 4 [Third Sunday of Lent]:
8:00 am¬¬ + In Memory of the Seagos: Lucinda, Nicholas, Martin, Demetria, & Peter
(1st Anniv.) – int. Nancy Faller
10:30 am – Living and Deceased Members of the St. Kazimierz Society
2:00 pm – Gorzkie Żale
5:30 pm – Vespers

+ KRÓLOWO POLSKI MÓDL SIĘ ZA NAMI +

GORZKIE ŻALE, the chanting of the passion of our Lord, will take place on Sunday, February 25th and on all the Sundays of Lent at 2:00 p.m. This weekly devotion follows Jesus and Mary to the sufferings of Calvary. Bilingual books are provided.

FRIDAY, MARCH 2nd is the First Friday of the Month in honor of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Mass will be offered at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Stations of the Cross. Confessions will be heard at 5:00 p.m.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be prayed immediately following the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Friday, March 2nd and on all the Fridays of Lent. This devotion follows the path of love Jesus walked to His crucifixion. The relic of the True Cross will be venerated after this service.

SATURDAY, MARCH 3rd is the First Saturday of the Month in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Holy Rosary will be recited before the 8:00 a.m. Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Litany of Loreto and Benediction. Confessions will be available at 7:30 a.m.

THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA will be prayed at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Wednesday, February 28th. This is a continuing Novena that may be begun at any time. All are welcome to come and pray for the intercession of St. Jude, the patron of desperate cases.

THE GENTLEMEN OF ST. JOSEPH will meet on Wednesday, February 28th at 6:00 p.m. for a Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by a meeting in the undercroft. The Gentlemen of St. Joseph is a group of men dedicated to answering the call of Mary to lead families to her son, Jesus.
PLEASE NOTE CONFESSIONS are heard everyday of the week including Sunday one half hour before Mass and on Saturday starting at 3:00 p.m.

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From Bishop Rozanski…

Dear parishioners of Our Lady of Częstochowa Parish,

I and some staff from the diocese will be on a pastoral visitation to your parish on Thursday, March 22nd. These visitations are an opportunity to better know the parishes in the Diocese and to support the ministries that the church provides for and with you. I hope I will have the opportunity to greet many of you personally with the various activities scheduled for the day. Please come and say hello, if you are able, at the 5:30 p.m. Mass.

In case we do not have the opportunity to personally visit that day I invite your thoughts on the following questions which I will explore with the parish staff during my visit.

1. Which ministries or services at Our Lady of Częstochowa Parish have you found especially helpful in supporting you, your family, neighbors and community?

2. How might Our Lady of Częstochowa best continue or strengthen its ministry for its parishioners and the community?

3. What areas might the church leadership explore to be an even fuller witness of God’s love and healing among you?

After prayerful consideration, if you have thoughts on these questions I would appreciate receiving them by email to Sr. Paula Robillard, my assistant, her e-mail address is Paulassj@diospringfield.org. God bless you and thank you for your role in the pastoral visitation of Our Lady of Czestochowa.

+Bishop Mitchell Rozanski
Bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts

THE WEEKLY PRO-LIFE NOVENA will be offered before the 8:00 a.m. Mass on Saturday, February 24th. Please come and beg God for an end to the terrifying evil of abortion which is destroying our nation!

THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION will take place in our parish on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Mass and the Sacrament of First Communion will take place on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the 10:30 Mass. Please mark your calendars.

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD and in Memory of Carolyn Kendrow, and donation has been made to our Parish Renovation Fund by Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Jurgen. Bóg zapłać!
OUR LADY’S HOLY ICON will visit the home of Claire Hughes for a week of prayer and petition for the needs of our Parish. We thank you for this holy work of power and love.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 3rd is the Feast of Saint Katharine Drexel who died in 1955. She was a Philadelphia heiress who gave up her fortune to found an order of nuns whose main mission was to the Native Americans and African Americans. She established 49 foundations including Xavier University in New Orleans. The Indians would call her “The Woman Who Prayed Much.” She was noted for her piety, charity and spirit of self- sacrifice. She will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

THE HOLY ROSARY SOCIETY will gather after the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, March 4th for an important meeting in the undercroft. Following the Mass they will have a meeting with a Pot Luck dinner in the church undercroft. Circles 3 and 4 are in charge of set-up. The installation of officers will take place.

LADIES OF OUR PARISH interested in the Sisterhood of the Holy Rosary Society are invited to our meeting on Sunday, March 4th in the morning following the 10:30 Mass in the church undercroft.

THE ST. KAZIMIERZ SOCIETY will have its Patron Saints Day Mass on Sunday, March 4th at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. All members will meet in the front vestibule to process into church as a group.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! We have 2 COMMUNITY MEALS remaining in 2018 and ALL will be on WEDNESDAYS: May 30th, and September 5th. As each date approaches, there will be a sign up sheet in the front vestibule with aluminum pans for your convenience. Everyone is welcome to participate! Please contact Cathy Becklo at 413-863-2267 or at acbecklo@comcast.net if you would like more information or have any questions. And may God BLESS the generous hearts at the Gem of Franklin County that keeps this program running so beautifully! Every meal is a feast and a blessing!

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ALL OUR LITTLE EASTER BUNNIES are reminded to get ready for our annual Easter Bazaar and Spring Gaik which will be held on Saturday, March 24th starting at 9:00 a.m. Please remember to start working on those beautiful arts and crafts and tasty culinary delights for which our parish is so famous.

ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO RENT a table at our Spring Gaik and Easter Bazaar may call Shirley Webb at 773-7202 for information and to reserve a space.

Bazaar and Spring Gaik

Saturday, March 24th, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Polish Food Sale
Items from Poland, Religious Goods
Gifts for Baptism, First Communion,
Confirmation, and Wedding, Religious Goods
Bake Sale, Easter and spring crafts
Chinese Raffle, White Elephant Table
and More!
Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Raffle Tickets for our annual Spring Gaik and Easter Bazaar are available. There are five big prizes namely: First Prize – $100 cash; Second Prize – $50 cash; and Third Prize – $25 cash; Fourth Prize – $25 cash. The drawing will take place at our bazaar on Saturday, April 16th. Your donations of $5.00 for a book of 6 tickets or $1.00 per ticket will greatly help our parish. Please support this cause.

Would you like a homemade babka or kielbasa for Easter? We will be taking orders this weekend in the church vestibule. They will be available at our Easter Bazaar but must be ordered in advance. Be sure to place your order this weekend as there will be a limited supply!

Don’t Give Up Chocolate for Lent

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We all know the things that make us happy, but we don’t always
do them. Lent is an opportunity to change that. This year we invite you to do something different.

Join Dynamic Catholic for Best Lent Ever, a free e-mail program featuring internationally acclaimed speaker and New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly. From Ash Wednesday to Easter, you’ll get short, inspirational videos from Matthew Kelly and personal reflections from Dynamic Catholic team members that will help you identify what stands between you and happiness. . . and what to do about it. Are you ready for your best Lent ever?
To sign up, visit http://www.BestLentEver.com

THE ST JOHN PAUL II YOUTH GROUP will be attending the Steubenville East Youth Conference, July 13-15, in Lowell, MA. The conference is open to current 8th graders through graduating seniors. Each year around 30 youth from the area participate in this chance to grow in their faith. For more information, contact Ed or Suzi Cottrill at 413-772-6062 or stjpiiyouthgroup@gmail.com.

A FAITH- FILLED CONCERT EXPERIENCE! The Array of Hope concert is a wide-ranging live concert experience that features multiple musical acts, motivational speakers and thought-provoking films. Array of Hope is a journey of faith, hope and love, that entertains the audience, touching and transforming hearts through powerful witnessing to God’s love for us. The Diocese of Burlington invites the WHOLE FAMILY for this vocation night with Father Jon Schnobrich and Bishop Coyne. Focused on ages 7th – 12th grade. March 3rd, 2018: Concert 1-4pm – Mass 4pm – evening end 7pm. COST: suggested contribution of $10/person or $20/family, includes dinner. LOCATION: St. Michael School, 48 Walnut St., Brattleboro, VT 05301. To register, please contact Kerry by February 17, 2018 at St. Michael Parish at 802-257-5101 or via email at parish@stmichaelvt.com.

PRAY FOR VOCATIONS to the Priesthood from our Parish and for our Parish so that we might always have a Priest here to celebrate the Mass and administer the Holy Sacraments! Please join in the Divine Mercy Chaplet to pray for vocations to the priesthood every Friday beginning at 4:45 p.m.

Questions and Answers about Lent
Q. Why can’t you eat meat on Fridays during Lent? Q. During Lent we do not eat meat on Fridays. Isn’t fish considered meat? Q. Why do you give up stuff for Lent?
The practice of abstinence (doing without certain things) goes back to the Old Testament and the Jewish dietary laws which were carried over into parts of the early Christian church until the Council of Jerusalem (Acts 15). The theological reasoning is that it is a method of atoning for sin since chastising the body brings it under control of the spirit. Abstinence is first mentioned in a Church document in a decree of the Council of Toledo in the year A.D. 447 where the custom was to abstain primarily from meat on all Fridays and on days of penance. Canon 1251 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law prescribes “abstinence from meat, or from some other food as decided upon by the Episcopal Conference (conference of bishops) on all Fridays, unless a solemnity should fall on a Friday. Abstinence and fasting are to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.” The National Conference of Catholic Bishops of the United States made abstinence from meat mandatory on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent and recommended that it be observed on all Fridays of the year but has allowed individual Catholics to substitute another penance on Fridays if they could not abstain from meat.
For purposes of abstinence, fish is not considered to be meat because it comes from a cold-blooded animal rather than a warm-blooded one. Secondarily, early Christian art and literature used fish as a symbol of the Eucharist because the Greek word for fish, ichthus, is an acrostic (the first letters form the word) for “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior.”
The 40 days of Lent (Sundays are excluded from the count since we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord on this day) signify the change which we wish to make in our life. Throughout Holy Scripture, the number 40 signifies a time of change. During this time abstinence from something, whether it be sweets, coffee or TV is an offering to God and a method of prayer. Every time we are tempted by whatever we have decided to abstain from, we are to remind ourselves that we have given this up for God so that He can bring us closer to Him.
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Why Was Jesus Tempted by the Devil?
By: Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. —Matthew 4:1

Consider that Jesus was led into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Why the devil? Most of our temptations come from within us—anger, lust, gluttony, selfishness, gossip, and many others. Why did Jesus’ temptations not simply come from within himself?
Note that Scripture repeatedly teaches that Jesus is without sin, including original sin. This teaching begins with the prophecy in Isaiah 53:9: “He had done no violence, / and there was no deceit in his mouth.” The New Testament states this multiple times, beginning with the good thief who witnessed his death: “This man has done nothing wrong” (Luke 23:41). The same appears many times in various epistles as well:
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
Jesus is a high priest “who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sinning. (Hebrews 4:15)
For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, unstained, separated from sinners. (Hebrews 7:26)
He committed no sin; no guile was found on his lips. (1 Peter 2:22, citing Isaiah 53:9)
You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. (1 John 3:5)
In the face of this biblical truth, we need to reflect more deeply on who Jesus Christ is. A modern tendency has been to treat him as simply just one more human being, though perhaps a bit better than we. In his novel (and the movie based upon it) The Last Temptation of Christ, Nikos Kazantzakis portrayed Jesus as having temptations to lust that arise from within himself as he hangs on the cross. This idea is condemned by all Christians, who understand and believe the consistent teaching of Scripture about Jesus being sinless.
Because Jesus is the new Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45), without any sin, he does not have concupiscence, the disordered desires that each of us who are born with original sin experience as temptations from within ourselves. Of course, the interior temptations that come from within ourselves make us more vulnerable to the temptations of the world and the devil. Jesus has no such interior temptation from a fallen, disordered human nature. Rather, his temptations could only come from outside of himself. In the desert, the devil tempted him; later, Peter would tempt him to cease speaking about his upcoming suffering and death, and Jesus would rebuke Peter as “Satan” for doing so (Matthew 16:23). After the multiplication of the loaves, the crowd would tempt him to become a king so that he could give them more bread (John 6:14-15). Yet Jesus does not give in to any of these temptations.
Who do you say Jesus is? St. Peter answered the question this way: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew16:16). Yet Jesus often described himself as the “Son of Man.” Clearly, Scripture teaches that he is fully God and fully human. And because of his humanity, he understands what we go through. He himself experienced temptation.
Scripture says that Jesus is tempted like us in every way except sin (Hebrew 4:15). How do I understand that? Because he is without sin yet experienced temptations like me, do I turn to him for help? Is Jesus someone to whom I can turn for strength and power in overcoming temptation? Do I know, deep within me, that Jesus understands my own struggles? How often do I turn to him?

A CHANGE IN OUR CHANGE FOR BABIES LENTEN PROGRAM For several years we have made saving our coins and dollars for Alternatives Pregnancy Center part of our Lenten almsgiving here at Our Lady of Czestochowa. This year we will be making a change! Change for Babies will move from Lent to Easter! Bottles will be available on on the Second Sunday of Easter, April 15. They will be collected on May 6 & 13, the Sundays before and after the Feast of the Ascension. We look forward to participating in the Change for Babies program as our Easter giving this year!

MAXIMILIAN ~ SAINT OF AUSCHWITZ This moving, live production performed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions, will be on Friday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. in Our Lady of the Cross Church in Holyoke. Experience firsthand the story of this heroic priest, Fr. Maximilian Kolbe, OFM Conv., who courageously fought the forces of evil, and offered his life for a family man in the concentration camp of Auschwitz during World War II. The program is filled with all the elements of professional theater, runs 90 minutes, and is suitable for ages 10 and up. Admission will be $12 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and under. For additional information and tickets, contact Our Lady of the Cross Parish Office at 413-532-5661. Watch the gripping trailer and learn more at http://www.StMaxDrama.com
THE FOLLOWING MASS INTENTIONS have been sent to various Missionaries. They will be offered as follows and you may attend the Masses here in our church as the Missionaries offer the Masses in their churches:

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25: 8: 00 – Health and Blessings for Sr. Pamela, Aspirant, MSSR
– int. Ron & Monica Scherman
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25: 10:30 + Walter Kurtyka – int. Kathryn Putala
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26: + Jeanne Szela – int. Kathy Eichorn
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27: + Edward Szela – int. Kathy Eichorn
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28: – Health & Blessings for Frank Prasol – int. Neighbors
THURSDAY, MARCH 1: + Walter Kurtyka – int. Dorothy Kosewicz
FRIDAY, MARCH 2: + Martha Wilt McDaniel – int. Ron & Monica Scherman
SATURDAY, MARCH 3: 8:00 + Lucinda Seago – int. Holy Rosary Society
SATURDAY, MARCH 3: 4:00 + John R. Wilt – int. Ron & Monica Scherman

PLEASE NOTE: The above Masses not only assist the souls for whom they are offered, but they also help the Missionaries who often times receive very little help. It also helps the people where the Masses are offered. Bóg wam zapłać!

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SHROUD ENCOUNTER: Holy Family Parish, 29 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield
Sunday, March 18th, 7pm: Could an ancient Jewish linen cloth be the actual burial shroud of Jesus? Could the Shroud of Turin be a document of the crucifixion? Is that even possible? Or is it nothing more than a medieval hoax? Nearly every scientific regimen has been employed to unravel the mystery and yet it remains unsolved. Explore this profound enigma with Russ Breault, one of the world’s leading experts. Don’t miss the Shroud Encounter!

THE TERESIANS ARE STILL LOOKING for a few good men, women, or families willing to join us in the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Out latest project is collecting “toiletries” from hotels. These will be offered at the OLC community meals. There is a marked container in the vestibule. Do NOT buy them. If you want to buy something, consider groceries for distribution from the rectory. Nancy Faller (nafaller@aol.com)

HOLY HOUR FOR THE SICK AND DYING – A Holy Hour is being observed each Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Adoration Chapel at Blessed Sacrament Church in Greenfield. Included are the singing of hymns, recitation of the Rosary, and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the Sick and the Dying. The hour concludes with Benediction. If you know of someone who is ailing and in need of special graces and prayer, please be encouraged to come and spend an hour for his/her intention. All are welcome.
CALLING ALL CATHOLIC SCHOOL ALUMNI AND FRIENDS! The Inaugural Catholic Schools Tuition Gala is coming soon! On Saturday, March 10th join friends for a great night of live entertainment, great food provided by The Student Prince, Adolfo’s, Huke Lau, Frigo’s and Nadim’s, Live Auction, Silent Action and a few surprises too! Chris Pisano of Western Mass News will be our MC for the evening. Tickets are $50 per person and available by calling 413.452.0699 or http://diospringfield.org/catholicschoolsgala/ Proceeds to benefit families to defray the cost of Catholic education.

TWO PILGRIMAGES TO WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES – The World Meeting of Families will be held in Dublin, Ireland from August 21-26, 2018. Two great pilgrimages (8 or 12 day) are planned which include daily Mass and visits to numerous shrines (Knock, St. Peter, Nat’l. Shrine to St. Oliver Plunkett, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Valentine, Venerable Matt Talbot, Tomb of Venerable John Sullivan, depending on which pilgrimage you choose) and many places of interest. For more information contact Grand View Tours at (610-361-7979), visit http://www.catholicsindublin.com, or contact Fr. Jonathan Reardon at Holy Family Parish in So. Deerfield (665-3254).

PLEASE DON’T FORGET OUR GROCERIES for the Poor Project! Many people who are having a hard time come to the Rectory for help. Please help us to help them. It is a sad and heartbreaking thing to turn someone away when we run out of groceries! Any non-perishable items that you can spare will be greatly appreciated – canned hams, tuna fish, peanut butter, baked beans, dry milk, canned soups and stews, jam, crackers, juices, etc. Please leave them in the front vestibule of the church.

CHURCH CHOIRS: The St. Cecilia Choir and Choristers, which sings at the Sunday 10:30 Mass and other special services, is always seeking additional singers of any experience. We rehearse every Sunday in the choir loft following the 10:30 Mass, from 11:30 – 12:30. For information, please see Henry Gaida or e-mail hgaida@gmail.com. The Saint Gregory Choir is accepting new members with any level of experience, adults and youths. One need only have a desire to sing in the Mass. We sing sacred chant and 16th century sacred polyphony. We meet to rehearse in the undercroft every Saturday morning right after Mass or devotions. We sing at the 8:00 Sunday morning Mass. For more information, call Robert Heath at 772-8738.

STASH BASH Saturday, April 14, 2018. Our Lady of Peace Women’s Group is sponsoring their annual “Stash Bash”. Anyone with excess craft or sewing supplies who would like to rent a table and participate are welcome to join us! We are also accepting donated materials to assist you with your Spring Cleaning! For more information or to reserve a space, please contact Beverly at 413-863-7783 or Chris at 413-367-3052. All are welcome!
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Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,
And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.

Kazimierz Noga 2/25/1970
Irene M. Skowron 2/25/2010
Caroline Slowik 2/26/1936
Antonina Prochowicz 2/26/1939
Pauline Winskye 2/26/1975
Joseph Krysiak 2/27/1929
Anna Dlugosz 2/27/1936
Victoria Pietraszek 2/27/1947
Thomas M. Plodzien 2/27/1980
Antoni Jedorzejewski 2/28/1972
Jessie Kovalsick 2/28/2002
Joseph Kaminski 3/1/1966
Lawrence Kelleher 3/1/2002
Josephine M. Krol 3/1/2008
Joseph Skwarzec 3/2/1971
Josephine M Skrypek 3/2/1976
Francese M. Powers 3/2/2013
Mieczyslaw Dogzek 3/3/1927
Edward F. Bialecki 3/3/1986
Jennie V. Baranowski 3/3/1996
Stephanie M. Kaminski 3/3/1997
Harold J. McCormick, Jr. 3/3/1997
Josephine M. Ciesunski 3/3/1998
Julia Siwizki 3/4/1987
Chester C. Ostrowski 3/4/1996
Stella A. Siano 3/4/2010
Jennie Moltenbrey 3/4/2011
Demetria Seago 3/4/2017
Lucinda Seago 3/4/2017
Martin Seago 3/4/2017
Nicholas Seago 3/4/2017
Peter Seago 3/4/2017

Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers
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ALTERNATIVES PREGNANCY CENTER – Pregnancy Tests, Counseling, Support Services, and Post Abortion Support, All Services Free and Confidential, 466 Main Street, P.O. Box 344, Greenfield, MA 01302-0344 — (413) 774-6010

DID YOU KNOW??? The first surviving cookbook of Polish recipes dates from 1682 with dishes influenced by Lithuanian, Tartar-Turkish, and German cuisine.

PLEASE NOTE that every day of the month is set aside to pray for a specific priest or deacon of Franklin County. Please join in dedicating every day to one of the clergymen designated in our calendar. The intentions for this week are:

                                    Sunday                   Monday                       Tuesday

                      Clergy in Purgatory       Fr. DiMascola          Bishop McDonnell

            Wednesday                Thursday                Friday                      Saturday
         Fr. Lunney          Our Seminarians      Fr. Campoli                Fr. Lisowski

 

+ PARISH SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18, 2018 +

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18 [First Sunday of Lent]:
8:00 am – Health & Blessings for Alison Scherman Edwards – int. Monica Scherman
10:30 am + Michael Kostanski – int. Joan Richotte
2:00 pm – Gorzkie Żale
4:00 pm – Vespers
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 :
8:00 am + John J. Kopinto (2nd Anniversary) – int. Fritz Family
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 [St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena]:
5:30 pm – Health & Blessings for Fr. Charles DiMascola – int. Nancy Faller
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 [St. Jude Novena/St. Peter Damian]:
5:30 pm – Br. John Mark Solitario, OP, on his Solemn Profession – int. Nancy Faller
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 [The Chair of Saint Peter]:
5:30 pm – Nora Esperanza Guedez – int. Elizabeth Guedez
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23 [St. Polycarp]: (THE LANCE AND THE NAILS)
5:30 pm + Martha Wilt McDaniel – int. Ron & Monica Scherman
Stations of the Cross immediately follow Mass
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 :
8:00 am + Fr. Bruno & All living & deceased members of the St. Joseph Chapter of the Discalced Carmelites Secular Order
4:00 pm + Jeanne Szela – int. Carol Gloski
6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 [Second Sunday of Lent]:
8:00 am + Health & Blessings for Fr. Seán O’Mannion – int. Nancy Faller
10:30 am – Br. Jordan Zajac, OP, on his Solemn Profession – int. Nancy Faller
2:00 pm – Gorzkie Żale

+ KRÓLOWO POLSKI MÓDL SIĘ ZA NAMI +

 A Review of Lenten Regulations


1. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast, that is, only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal.
2. All Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat.
3. The obligation to abstain from meat commences at 14 years of age.
4. The obligation to fast commences at 18 years of age and ends at 59 years of age.
5. Although the faithful enjoy freedom in conscience to excuse themselves for a just cause from these mitigated laws of fast and abstinence, the obligation to do penance is a serious one and no Catholic should lightly excuse themselves from this obligation in the Lenten season.

GORZKIE ŻALE, the chanting of the passion of our Lord, will take place on Sunday, February 18th and on all the Sundays of Lent at 2:00 p.m. This weekly devotion follows Jesus and Mary to the sufferings of Calvary. Bilingual books are provided.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21st is the Feast of St. Peter Damian, the great defender of Church discipline and devotion. He will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA will be prayed at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Wednesday, February 21st. This is a continuing Novena that may be begun at any time. All are welcome to come and pray for the intercession of St. Jude, the patron of desperate cases.

THE GENTLEMEN OF ST. JOSEPH will meet on Wednesday, February 28th at 6:00 p.m. for a Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by a meeting in the undercroft. The Gentlemen of St. Joseph is a group of men dedicated to answering the call of Mary to lead families to her son, Jesus.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter in which we give thanks to God for St. Peter, the first Pope given to the Church by Jesus and for all the Popes who led us in Faith. This Feast will be celebrated at the 5:30 p.m. Mass.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd is the Feast of St. Polycarp who was a disciple of St. John the Apostle and the Bishop of Smyrna. He was burned at the stake for his intense faith and charitable example. He will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

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From Bishop Rozanski…

Dear parishioners of Our Lady of Częstochowa Parish. I and some staff from the diocese will be on a pastoral visitation to your parish on Thursday, March 22nd. These visitations are an opportunity to better know the parishes in the Diocese and to support the ministries that the church provides for and with you. I hope I will have the opportunity to greet many of you personally with the various activities scheduled for the day. Please come and say hello, if you are able, at the 5:30 p.m. Mass.

In case we do not have the opportunity to personally visit that day I invite your thoughts on the following questions which I will explore with the parish staff during my visit.

1. Which ministries or services at Our Lady of Częstochowa Parish have you found especially helpful in supporting you, your family, neighbors and community?

2. How might Our Lady of Częstochowa best continue or strengthen its ministry for its parishioners and the community?

3. What areas might the church leadership explore to be an even fuller witness of God’s love and healing among you?

After prayerful consideration, if you have thoughts on these questions I would appreciate receiving them by email to Sr. Paula Robillard, my assistant, her e-mail address is Paulassj@diospringfield.org. God bless you and thank you for your role in the pastoral visitation of Our Lady of Czestochowa.

+Bishop Mitchell Rozanski
Bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts

 

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be prayed immediately following the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Friday, March 2nd and on all the Fridays of Lent. This devotion follows the path of love Jesus walked to His crucifixion. The relic of the True Cross will be venerated after this service.

THE WEEKLY PRO-LIFE NOVENA will be offered before the 8:00 a.m. Mass on Saturday, February 24th. Please come and beg God for an end to the terrifying evil of abortion which is destroying our nation!

PLEASE NOTE CONFESSIONS are heard everyday of the week including Sunday one half hour before Mass and on Saturday starting at 3:00 p.m.
THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION will take place in our parish on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Mass and the Sacrament of First Communion will take place on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the 10:30 Mass. Please mark your calendars.

OUR LADY’S HOLY ICON will visit the home of Lillian Sroka for a week of prayer and petition for the needs of our Parish. We thank you for this holy work of power and love.

THE THIRD ORDER OF MOUNT CARMEL will meet in Saturday, February 24th, following the 8:00 a.m. Mass. What is a Carmelite? Some of the most famous saints of the Church were Carmelites. They include St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Thérèse of Lisieux and Sister Lucia of Fatima, one of the three shepherds to whom Our Lady of Fatima appeared. The name “Carmelite” derives from Mount Carmel. The full name of the order is “The Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.” The order was founded in Palestine about 1154 and claims continuity with the hermits who lives on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land, from ancient times even as far back as the prophet Elijah of the Old Testament. All interested are welcome to attend.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! We have 2 COMMUNITY MEALS remaining in 2018 and ALL will be on WEDNESDAYS: May 30th, and September 5th. As each date approaches, there will be a sign up sheet in the front vestibule with aluminum pans for your convenience. Everyone is welcome to participate! Please contact Cathy Becklo at 413-863-2267 or at acbecklo@comcast.net if you would like more information or have any questions. And may God BLESS the generous hearts at the Gem of Franklin County that keeps this program running so beautifully! Every meal is a feast and a blessing!

A FAITH- FILLED CONCERT EXPERIENCE! The Array of Hope concert is a wide-ranging live concert experience that features multiple musical acts, motivational speakers and thought-provoking films. Array of Hope is a journey of faith, hope and love, that entertains the audience, touching and transforming hearts through powerful witnessing to God’s love for us. The Diocese of Burlington invites the WHOLE FAMILY for this vocation night with Father Jon Schnobrich and Bishop Coyne. Focused on ages 7th – 12th grade. March 3rd, 2018: Concert 1-4pm – Mass 4pm – evening end 7pm. COST: suggested contribution of $10/person or $20/family, includes dinner. LOCATION: St. Michael School, 48 Walnut St., Brattleboro, VT 05301. To register, please contact Kerry by February 17, 2018 at St. Michael Parish at 802-257-5101 or via email at parish@stmichaelvt.com.
A CHANGE IN OUR CHANGE FOR BABIES LENTEN PROGRAM For several years we have made saving our coins and dollars for Alternatives Pregnancy Center part of our Lenten almsgiving here at Our Lady of Czestochowa. This year we will be making a change! Change for Babies will move from Lent to Easter! Bottles will be available on on the Second Sunday of Easter, April 15. They will be collected on May 6 & 13, the Sundays before and after the Feast of the Ascension. We look forward to participating in the Change for Babies program as our Easter giving this year!

Don’t Give Up Chocolate for Lent

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We all know the things that make us happy, but we don’t always
do them. Lent is an opportunity to change that. This year we invite you to do something different.

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THE ST JOHN PAUL II YOUTH GROUP will be attending the Steubenville East Youth Conference, July 13-15, in Lowell, MA. The conference is open to current 8th graders through graduating seniors. Each year around 30 youth from the area participate in this chance to grow in their faith. For more information, contact Ed or Suzi Cottrill at 413-772-6062 or stjpiiyouthgroup@gmail.com.

MARDI GRAS BAKE SALE!!! The St John Paul II Youth Group will be having a bake sale in time for Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day after the weekend masses February 10th & 11th. Chocolates and baked goods will be available. For more info or to donate goodies, call Suzi @ 413-772-6062.

PRAY FOR VOCATIONS to the Priesthood from our Parish and for our Parish so that we might always have a Priest here to celebrate the Mass and administer the Holy Sacraments! Please join in the Divine Mercy Chaplet to pray for vocations to the priesthood every Friday beginning at 4:45 p.m.

 

Did You Pray for Your Pastor Today?
Bevil Bramwell, OMI

Do you pray for your pastor each morning? After all, he is not like the manager of the supermarket, whom you only see when there is a problem. The pastor is the spiritual leader of the community and we are joined together as the family of God by the power of the Holy Spirit.
According to St. John Paul II, “the priest is called to express in his life the authority and service of Jesus Christ the head and priest of the Church by encouraging and leading the ecclesial community, that is, by gathering together ‘the family of God as a fellowship endowed with the spirit of unity’ and by leading it ‘in Christ through the Spirit to God the Father.’” All of the collective terms are there for a reason. We are a communion in the Spirit of God. This is not a concept that is supported by our culture, but then, the culture is not the yardstick by which we should be measuring ourselves.
Spiritual realities are difficult to describe because we are aware of so few of them and how they are woven into events in us and around us. Scripturally, the Church is called the Body of Christ, and that word “body,” with all its concreteness and integrity, “calls for a multiplicity of members, which are linked together in such a way as to help one another. And as in the body when one member suffers, all the other members share its pain, and the healthy members come to the assistance of the ailing, so in the Church the individual members do not live for themselves alone, but also help their fellows, and all work in mutual collaboration for the common comfort and for the more perfect building up of the whole Body.” (Pius XII)
That is on the level of the everyday activities of Church members. Then, spiritually, the power to do these activities – worshipping together, building a family, helping one’s neighbors and so on – sincerely and completely, comes from participating in the celebration of the Eucharist because, Pius XII continued, “in the Holy Eucharist the faithful are nourished and strengthened at the same banquet and by a divine, ineffable bond are united with each other and with the Divine Head of the whole Body.” Spiritual communion, again.
Pius XII also spoke about the priest himself: “Through Holy Orders men are set aside and consecrated to God, to offer the Sacrifice of the Eucharistic Victim, to nourish the flock of the faithful with the Bread of Angels and the food of doctrine, to guide them in the way of God’s commandments and counsels and to strengthen them with all other supernatural helps.” This is just one part, however, of the communion of the priest and his people.
There’s more. There exists a wide-ranging personal encounter between parishioners and the priest: “The truth is that the Christian experience of persons who are simple and humble, the spiritual enthusiasm of people who truly love God, the courageous application of the faith to practical life by Christians involved in all kinds of social and civil tasks – all these things are embraced by the priest who, while illuminating them with his priestly service, at the same time draws from them a precious spiritual nourishment.” (St. JP II)
The pastor and the people are in a symbiotic relationship. This is wholly different, to say the least, from the Enlightenment take on the Church and the Faith. In Enlightenment culture, the people are supposed to be nourished by the secular elite. The substantial and multilayered breadth of the relationship between the priest and the people, however, is becoming more apparent as clergy and laity get out of the lord-of-the-manor view of the priesthood.
There are all kinds of spiritual nuggets being passed back and forth. “Nice homily today, Father,” may encourage your pastor, but the relationship is – and ought to be acknowledged – to be nothing less than cosmic. Each day, the celebration of Mass means that we have shared in the eternal Liturgy of Heaven. How about putting some of that into words next time you meet your pastor? Then, of course, there are the saints, the martyrs, the doctors, and the sainted pastors whose feasts we celebrate. Did anything in their lives catch fire with you?
Hurrying back to the secular world as soon as possible after Mass is not a virtue, and most times it’s far from necessary. There really is time to say a few words to God after Mass in thanksgiving and a few words to the pastor as well.
Summing up, the spiritual communion should be of more importance to us than the Sunday afternoon football games or binge-watching “Breaking Bad.” It is the entryway to eternal life. We should be reminded of that each time the pastor prays about the communion with the saints and the way that they are constantly interceding for us (Eucharistic Prayer) to get us through the day.
Your pastor is included in that communion – and needs your prayers.
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DID YOU KNOW??? It is estimated that 100 million pączki, a Polish doughnut, are consumed every year on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday alone.

Jesus’ ‘Hour’ Is Time of Human Salvation
by Pope John Paul II

Many times on various occasions, Jesus uses the word “hour” to indicate the moment determined by the Father for the fulfilment of the work of salvation.
He speaks of it from the start of his public life, at the wedding feast of Cana, when he receives a request from his mother on behalf of the bride and groom who are in difficulty because of the lack of wine. To indicate the reason why he is opposed to answering the request, Jesus says to his mother: “My hour has not yet come” (Jn 2:4).
This certainly means the hour for the first manifestation of Jesus’ messianic power. It is a particularly important hour, as the Gospel account informs us at its conclusion, where the miracle is presented as “the beginning” or the “start” of his signs (cf. Jn 2:11). But on the horizon appears the hour of Jesus’ passion and glorification (cf. Jn 7:30; 8:20; 12:23-27; 13:1; 17:1; 19:27), when he will complete the work of human Redemption.
By working this “sign” through the efficacious intercession of Mary, Jesus manifests himself as the messianic Saviour. While he goes to meet the wedding couple, it is really he himself who is beginning his work as the Bridegroom, inaugurating the wedding feast which is an image of God’s kingdom (cf. Mt 22:2).

The time when the Son’s work is made manifest

With Jesus the hour has come for a new relationship with God, the hour for a new form of worship: “The hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth” (Jn 4:23). The basis for this universal worship is the fact that, by becoming incarnate, the Son has enabled men and women to share in his filial worship of the Father.
The “hour” is also the time when the work of the Son is made manifest: “Truly, truly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself” (Jn 5:25-26).
The great hour in world history occurs when the Son gives his life, making his saving voice heard to those who are under the power of sin. It is the hour of Redemption.
All of Jesus’ earthly life is directed to this hour. At an agonizing moment shortly before his passion, Jesus says: “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour?’ No, for this purpose I have come to this hour” (Jn 12:27).
With these words Jesus reveals the inner drama that is oppressing his soul in view of his approaching sacrifice. He has the possibility of asking the Father that this terrible trial might pass. On the other hand, he does not wish to flee from this painful destiny: “For this purpose I have come”. He has come to offer the sacrifice that will bring salvation to humanity.
This crucial hour is willed and determined by the Father. Before the hour chosen by the divine plan, his enemies have no power over Jesus.
Many attempts were made to stop Jesus or to kill him. In relating one of these attempts, John’s Gospel highlights the impotence of his adversaries: “They sought to arrest him; but no one laid hands on him, because his hour had not yet come” (Jn 7:30). When the hour comes, it also appears as the hour of his enemies. “This is your hour, and the power of darkness”, Jesus says to “the chief priests and captains of the temple and elders, who had come out against him” (Lk 22:52-53).
In this dark hour it seems that no one can stop the raging power of evil.
Nevertheless, this hour also remains under the Father’s power. He will allow Jesus’ enemies to capture him. Their work is mysteriously included in the plan established by God for the salvation of all.

An hour of passion and glorification

More than the hour of his enemies, the hour of his passion is thus Christ’s hour, the hour when his mission is fulfilled. John’s Gospel lets us perceive Jesus’ state of mind at the beginning of the Last Supper: “When Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end” (Jn 13:1). It is thus the hour of love, which wants to go “to the end”, that is, to the supreme gift. In his sacrifice Christ reveals perfect love to us: he could not have loved us more deeply!
This decisive hour is both the hour of passion and the hour of glorification. According to John’s Gospel, it is the hour when the Son of man is “lifted up from the earth” (Jn 12:32). The lifting up on the Cross is the lifting up to heavenly glory. Then the phase of the new relationship with humanity will begin, particularly with the disciples, as Jesus himself announces: “I have said this to you in figures; the hour is coming when I shall no longer speak to you in figures but tell you plainly of the Father” (Jn 16:25).
The supreme hour is ultimately the moment when the Son returns to the Father. It clarifies the meaning of his sacrifice and sheds full light on the value of this sacrifice for humanity, redeemed and called to be united with the Son in his return to the Father.
– Vatican, January 21, 1998

ALL OUR LITTLE EASTER BUNNIES are reminded to get ready for our annual Easter Bazaar and Spring Gaik which will be held on Saturday, March 24th starting at 9:00 a.m. Please remember to start working on those beautiful arts and crafts and tasty culinary delights for which our parish is so famous.

ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO RENT a table at our Spring Gaik and Easter Bazaar may call Shirley Webb at 773-7202 for information and to reserve a space.

MAXIMILIAN ~ SAINT OF AUSCHWITZ This moving, live production performed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions, will be on Friday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. in Our Lady of the Cross Church in Holyoke. Experience firsthand the story of this heroic priest, Fr. Maximilian Kolbe, OFM Conv., who courageously fought the forces of evil, and offered his life for a family man in the concentration camp of Auschwitz during World War II. The program is filled with all the elements of professional theater, runs 90 minutes, and is suitable for ages 10 and up. Admission will be $12 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and under. For additional information and tickets, contact Our Lady of the Cross Parish Office at 413-532-5661. Watch the gripping trailer and learn more at http://www.StMaxDrama.com

PLEASE DON’T FORGET OUR GROCERIES for the Poor Project! Many people who are having a hard time come to the Rectory for help. Please help us to help them. It is a sad and heartbreaking thing to turn someone away when we run out of groceries! Any non-perishable items that you can spare will be greatly appreciated – canned hams, tuna fish, peanut butter, baked beans, dry milk, canned soups and stews, jam, crackers, juices, etc. Please leave them in the front vestibule of the church.

TWO PILGRIMAGES TO WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES – The World Meeting of Families will be held in Dublin, Ireland from August 21-26, 2018. Two great pilgrimages (8 or 12 day) are planned which include daily Mass and visits to numerous shrines (Knock, St. Peter, Nat’l. Shrine to St. Oliver Plunkett, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Valentine, Venerable Matt Talbot, Tomb of Venerable John Sullivan, depending on which pilgrimage you choose) and many places of interest. For more information contact Grand View Tours at (610-361-7979), visit http://www.catholicsindublin.com, or contact Fr. Jonathan Reardon at Holy Family Parish in So. Deerfield (665-3254).
THE FOLLOWING MASS INTENTIONS have been sent to various Missionaries. They will be offered as follows and you may attend the Masses here in our church as the Missionaries offer the Masses in their churches:

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18: 8: 00 – Health and Blessings for Sr. Mary Vianney, MSSR
– int. Ron & Monica Scherman
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18: 10:30 – Health & Blessings for Sr. Margaret Mary, MSSR
– int. Ron & Monica Scherman
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19: – Health & Blessings for Sr. Mary Victory, Novice, MSSR
– int. Ron & Monica Scherman
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20: – Health & Blessings for Sr. Mary Emmanuel, Novice, MSSR
– int. Ron & Monica Scherman
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21: – Health & Blessings for Sr. Mary Catherinie, Novice, MSSR – int. Ron & Monica Scherman
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22: – Health & Blessings for Sr. Michelle Marie, Novice, MSSR
– int. Ron & Monica Scherman
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23: – Health & Blessings for Sr. Katy, postulant, MSSR
– int. Ron & Monica Scherman
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24: 8:00 – Health & Blessings for Sr. Rose-Jance, postulant, MSSR – int. Ron & Monica Scherman
SATURDAY, MARCH 3: 4:00 – Teresa Galisa – int. Family

PLEASE NOTE: The above Masses not only assist the souls for whom they are offered, but they also help the Missionaries who often times receive very little help. It also helps the people where the Masses are offered. Bóg wam zapłać!

THE TERESIANS ARE STILL LOOKING for a few good men, women, or families willing to join us in the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Out latest project is collecting “toiletries” from hotels. These will be offered at the OLC community meals. There is a marked container in the vestibule. Do NOT buy them. If you want to buy something, consider groceries for distribution from the rectory. Nancy Faller (nafaller@aol.com)

CALLING ALL CATHOLIC SCHOOL ALUMNI AND FRIENDS! The Inaugural Catholic Schools Tuition Gala is coming soon! On Saturday, March 10th join friends for a great night of live entertainment, great food provided by The Student Prince, Adolfo’s, Huke Lau, Frigo’s and Nadim’s, Live Auction, Silent Action and a few surprises too! Chris Pisano of Western Mass News will be our MC for the evening. Tickets are $50 per person and available by calling 413.452.0699 or http://diospringfield.org/catholicschoolsgala/ Proceeds to benefit families to defray the cost of Catholic education.
HOLY HOUR FOR THE SICK AND DYING – A Holy Hour is being observed each Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Adoration Chapel at Blessed Sacrament Church in Greenfield. Included are the singing of hymns, recitation of the Rosary, and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the Sick and the Dying. The hour concludes with Benediction. If you know of someone who is ailing and in need of special graces and prayer, please be encouraged to come and spend an hour for his/her intention. All are welcome.

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Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,
And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.

Stanislaus Jej 2/18/1937
Henry Waryas 2/18/1967
John Czuj 2/19/1945
Karolina Bukowski 2/19/1954
Anna Cislo 2/19/1978
John J. Kopinto 2/19/2016
Francis Mlecko 2/20/1943
Anna Kopinto 2/20/1962
Apolonia Sobolewski 2/20/1977
Blanche C. Kawecki 2/20/1978
Anna A. Milonas 2/20/2009
Helen Rajpalol 2/21/1930
Ludwick Krysiak 2/21/1941
Alexander Lapinski 2/21/1948
Frank E. Traceski 2/21/1985
Henry F. Iwanowicz 2/21/1995
Stanislaus Krol 2/22/1925
Ludovica Daras 2/22/1928
Paul Flavin 2/22/1977
Mary Czuj 2/23/1943
Roman P. Ciclo 2/23/1958
Stanislawa Bialecki 2/23/1965
Mary Sojka 2/23/1969
Anthony J. Golembeski 2/23/1974
Mary F. Pluta 2/23/1991
Julia A. Dunham 2/23/2007
Henry A. Kazanowski 2/23/2015
Mary E. Garmalo 2/23/2017
Theresa Czuj 2/24/1959
Aniela Noga 2/24/1971
Sigmund Duda 2/24/1982
Blondina Kuczek 2/24/1989
Theresa Galisa 2/24/1992
Kazimierz Noga 2/25/1970
Irene M. Skowron 2/25/2010

Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers
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PLEASE NOTE that every day of the month is set aside to pray for a specific priest or deacon of Franklin County. Please join in dedicating every day to one of the clergymen designated in our calendar. The intentions for this week are:

           Sunday                       Monday                  Tuesday                Wednesday 
Clergy in Purgatory         Fr. DiMascola      Bishop McDonnell       Fr. Lunney

                       Thursday                            Friday                          Saturday

                  Our Seminarians                  Fr. Campoli                   Fr. Lisowski

THIS BULLETIN is sponsored by the St. Stanislaus and St. Kazimierz Societies.

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+ PARISH SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4, 2018 +

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4 [Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time]:
8:00 am¬¬ + Robert F. Jamrog (4th Anniversary) – int. Patricia & Family
10:30 am – Teachers & Faculty of St. Michael’s School – int. Mazzer Family
4:00 pm – Vespers
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5 [St. Agatha]:
8:00 am + John & Helen Lesney – int. Dorothy Kosewicz
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 [St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena/
St. Paul Miki & Companions]:
5:30 pm – Health and Blessings for Misel Bean – int. Mazzer Family
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 [St. Jude Novena]:
5:30 pm + Mary J. Ahearn – int. Betty Fritz
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8 [St. Jerome Emiliani/St. Josephine Bakhita/Bl. Isaiah Boner:
5:30 pm + Eunice Hannigan – int. Betty Fritz
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 :
5:30 pm + Lauren Tela – int. Betty Fritz
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 [St. Scholastica]:
8:00 am + Mary J. Ahearn – int. Betty Fritz
4:00 pm + Edward Szela – int. Carol Gloski
6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11 [Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time]:
8:00 am + Robert Lambert – int. Jacques Family
10:30 am – Health & Blessings for Justin Roux – int. Henry Gaida
4:00 pm – Vespers

+ KRÓLOWO POLSKI MÓDL SIĘ ZA NAMI +

 

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5th is the Feast of St. Agatha, a virgin and martyr who was martyred under the Emperor Decius in ancient Rome. She will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

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THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA will be prayed at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Wednesday, February 7th. This is a continuing Novena and all are welcome to come and pray for the intercession of the Saint of hopeless and impossible cases.

THE PARISH COUNCIL will meet on Wednesday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the church undercroft. All parishioners are welcome and encouraged to attend all Parish Council meetings, to take part in all discussions and to vote on all issues!

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8th is the Feast of St. Jerome Emiliani. St. Jerome was a soldier converted to the Faith and eventually founded a religious order dedicated to the poor and the education of youth. He is the patron of orphans and abandoned children. He will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th is also the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita. Josephine was born around 1869 in Sudan and raised in the Islamic faith. She was kidnapped around the age of 7 by slave traders who gave her the name, “Bakhita,” meaning “lucky one.” She was sold to a number of owners until she was purchased at about the age of 12 by the Italian Consul Callisto Legnani. He brought her to Italy and while serving as a nanny, was sent to live with the Canossian Sisters in Venice. There she was formally introduced to the Faith, baptized Giuseppina, and eventually granted her freedom. In 1896 she joined the Conossian Daughters of Charity, and for 25 years served her sisters as cook, seamstress, and portress at their houses in Venice, Verona, and Schio. She was especially beloved by her students for her sweet nature and musical voice. After a long and painful illness she died in 1947. Pope John Paul II canonized this first Sudanese saint 1 October 2000 as a witness to evangelical reconciliation and a model of freedom. She will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY 8th is the Feast of Bd. Isaiah Boner of Kraków. Bd. Isaiah was a brilliant student and quickly earned his doctor’s degree. He became a monk at the friary at Kazimierz, a town founded by King Kazimierz the Great. Here Isaiah set an example of a holy and disciplined life typical of the great “athletic saints.” He preached with much eloquence and stimulated and attracted souls wonderfully to the love of Jesus. He was always humble, kind and concerned for the welfare of others. At the end of his life he had a vision of Our Lady with the Infant Jesus. She was surrounded by beautiful angels and followed by a procession of Polish saints. She said to him “Isaiah, my dear servant, prepare to enter the kingdom of Heaven, prepared by God for the saints from the foundation of the world.” Bd. Isaiah Boner of Kraków died on February 8, 1471.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10th is the Feast of St. Scholastica. She was the sister of St. Benedict and the co-foundress of an order of nuns. She is described as being able to “do more because she loved more.” She will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

OUR LADY’S HOLY ICON will visit the home of Carol Gloski for a week of prayer and petition for the needs of our Parish. We thank you for this holy work of power and love.

PLEASE DON’T FORGET OUR GROCERIES for the Poor Project! Many people who are having a hard time come to the Rectory for help. Please help us to help them. It is a sad and heartbreaking thing to turn someone away when we run out of groceries! Any non-perishable items that you can spare will be greatly appreciated – canned hams, tuna fish, peanut butter, baked beans, dry milk, canned soups and stews, jam, crackers, juices, etc. Please leave them in the front vestibule of the church.

THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION will take place in our parish on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Mass and the Sacrament of First Communion will take place on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the 10:30 Mass. Please mark your calendars.

PRAY FOR VOCATIONS to the Priesthood from our Parish and for our Parish so that we might always have a Priest here to celebrate the Mass and administer the Holy Sacraments! Please join in the Divine Mercy Chaplet to pray for vocations to the priesthood every Friday beginning at 4:45 p.m.

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PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! We are doing 3 COMMUNITY MEALS in 2018 and ALL will be on WEDNESDAYS: February 7th , May 30th, and September 5th. As each date approaches, there will be a sign up sheet in the front vestibule with aluminum pans for your convenience. Everyone is welcome to participate! Please contact Cathy Becklo at 413-863-2267 or at acbecklo@comcast.net if you would like more information or have any questions. And may God BLESS the generous hearts at the Gem of Franklin County that keeps this program running so beautifully! Every meal is a feast and a blessing!

URGENT MESSASGE ABOUT NEW “RIGHT TO DIE” BILL: There is a vote taking place on February 7th to allow the “right to die” bill to appear before the full state legislature. We can try to stop that from happening by calling the co-chairs of the Committee: Sen. Jason Lewis 617-722-1206, and Rep. Kate Hogan 617-722-2130. PLEASE URGE THEM NOT TO PASS H1225/S1994. There is not much time, but this information just became available a few days ago. Thank you!

THE TERESIANS ARE STILL LOOKING for a few good men, women, or families willing to join us in the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Out latest project is collecting “toiletries” from hotels. These will be offered at the OLC community meals. There is a marked container in the vestibule. Do NOT buy them. If you want to buy something, consider groceries for distribution from the rectory. Nancy Faller (nafaller@aol.com)

PERPETUAL ADORATION of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist has been available in Franklin County for 20 years because of the generosity of so many who respond to JESUS’ call – “Could you not watch one hour with Me.” What about you? The Holy Eucharist is the mystery of our faith. Jesus said that faith can move mountains. One person coming before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament represents all of humanity. If you can take an hour of Adoration or to be included on the list of substitutes, please contact Maureen Filiault at 863-4777. Spend an hour with Jesus and change the world!

THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MUSEUM, at 1 State Street in New Haven, CT, has a new Christmas exhibit, Peace on Earth: Crèches of the World. The show includes more than 70 Nativity scenes from artists across the globe, including a large set from Mexico, hand-carved in cedar, as well as the museum’s popular 120-square-foot Baroque Neapolitan (Italian) diorama. Open 10–5 daily. Free admission & parking. More at 203-865-0400 or kofcmuseum.org.

 

Don’t Give Up Chocolate for Lent

We all know the things that make us happy, but we don’t always
do them. Lent is an opportunity to change that. This year we invite you to do something different.

Join Dynamic Catholic for Best Lent Ever, a free e-mail program featuring internationally acclaimed speaker and New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly. From Ash Wednesday to Easter, you’ll get short, inspirational videos from Matthew Kelly and personal reflections from Dynamic Catholic team members that will help you identify what stands between you and happiness. . . and what to do about it. Are you ready for your best Lent ever?
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Please Join Us for Sunday Vespers
VESPERS (EVENING PRAYER) will be chanted every Sunday at 4:00 p.m., unless otherwise announced.
Vespers is the evening hour of the Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours), which is recited daily by priests, religious, and laity throughout the world, and constitutes a major and ancient part of the solemn, official, public prayer of the Church. The service is consists Hymns, Psalms, Readings, the Magnificat (Canticle of the Blessed Virgin Mary), and Prayers, which extend the Sunday liturgy through the evening, and makes a fitting close to the Lord’s Day: The Magnificat Antiphon is always taken from the Gospel of the Day, and the Collect is that from Sunday’s Mass.
While the more complex antiphons are chanted by the cantors, the bulk of the service, consisting of Psalms, are set to simple melodies that anyone can sing, whether you think you have a “good voice” or not. You do NOT need to be a trained musician to take part, just a desire to join the Church in praising Almighty God! (And even if you do not wish to sing, you can still benefit by following the service.) Booklets are provided every week.

Don Dolindo Ruotolo
“Mary’s little old man”, as he called himself.
(1882-1970)
By Giovanna Invitti Ellis

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Father Dolindo advanced in years and weakened by many illnesses and paralysis described himself as “the little old man of Mary Most Holy”. Instead he had a quick intelligence and extraordinary intuition, along with many virtues throughout his life. He worked unceasingly for his beloved Church, torn apart by disputes, accusations and desertions, (those were years of world-wide controversy). He endeavored to speak the Truth to souls disoriented and disheartened. In his humility he felt always inadequate, but he found strength in Mary Most Holy. His body rests in the Parish Church where he served as Pastor for many years, Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Joseph of the Aged, Via Salvatore Tommasi, Napoli, Italy.
Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo was born, in Naples, Italy on October 6, 1882. Ordained at the young age of 23 on June 24, 1905, Don Dolindo dedicated every moment of his long life to prayer and penance at the service of thousands of faithful who asked for his spiritual direction and turned to him for help and comfort. He is the author of a most profound Theological and Psychological Commentary, highly inspired by the Holy Spirit, on the all Holy Scripture, in 33 volumes. Beside his monumental Commentary, he left an extraordinary number of theological, ascetical and mystical writings. He answered thousands of letters as well left thousands of holy notes on holy images to offer spiritual direction to people attending His Holy Masses and Retreats. Twenty of his holy notes are in the book, “Meditations on the Holy Rosary”.
Don Dolindo had a keen understanding of the human soul, and he was always able to help people to see the light of God. He worked tirelessly to help souls, in the midst of unspeakable suffering of every kind, since he had offered himself as victim soul for mankind, sustained by a wonderful freshness of spirit that transformed his life into a hymn to life.
For the last ten years of his life he was completely paralyzed. Don Dolindo died in Naples on November 19, 1970, in the extreme voluntary poverty he had chosen to live throughout his life. He told people to knock at his tomb for their needs and he would continue to answer. Now, more than ever, people flock to his Church and knock at his tomb, confident of his intercession and receiving healings and graces.
The testimonies of miraculous healing due to his intercession before and after his death cannot be counted: tuberculosis healed, limbs made well, suicide attempts stopped due to his tempestuous intervention and so on. He never denied his help to anyone pleading with Jesus for all who ask and confide in him. The wonders of his help can also be seen in daily needs of many ordinary people such as the cure of a child from his illness, a test to overcome, a job to be found: miracles, in other words of getting through the day, which can be most extraordinary in a city like Naples always afflicted with poverty and even degradation.

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Comforting those who were suffering was his everyday toil and offering, which never ended even when his own health was at stake. He prayed for everyone and suffered for everyone. He ate very little and his clothes were poor, but nevertheless, he withstood cold and hunger and was seen walking barefoot in the snow.
In his very own home instead he was an undesired guest, and he was despised because his poverty and simplicity made the family uncomfortable. But didn’t Jesus say that man’s enemies are often found in his own family?
Don Dolindo was never afraid to go near contagious sick people, caressing them, kissing them; in cases where disgust would have put off compassion in many, in Don Dolindo brought healing and mercy. He made patience his heroic virtue; he knew from inner inspiration that the evil in the world is dispelled through the charity of a patient heart.
Nothing was dearer to him more than the Holy Church. He never allowed anyone in his presence to speak evil of Mother Church. He professed that the Church is Mother of Saints and only through obedience to the Catholic Church and the Holy Pontiff can flowers blossom for Paradise; he also believed that sainthood is “a goodness bought through the bank of tears”. That is why Don Dolindo found love through suffering and the more his arthritis crippled his body in knots, the more he felt joy from the fruits he brought to the Church. He went on in his journey of love towards the divine, suffering in his ulcerous, pus filled, wounded legs, with a peace foreseen only in his grave. If there were poor beggars at the door of his Church he would kiss their hands and embracing them would ask them to forgive him if they had any argument against him.
Don Dolindo’s heart was filled with joy feeling the presence of the Virgin Mary, the saints, and the Guardian Angel. The Eucharistic Communion was for him a mystic union with Christ on the cross. In his goodness he was able to aid people in distress even if they were very far from him. He is known to have covered sick people waiting for their surgery next morning, with his cloak thus helping them to pass the night without anguish or pain. He is known to be at the site of patients in difficult near fatal surgeries and restore them to health. He is known to have given prescriptions signing with the name “Doctor Cretinico Sciosciammocca” (Doctor Stupid Fly-swatter) to people who had no doctors or medicines and were left abandoned without remedies, and his therapy with his out-of-the-ordinary remedies brought miraculous results. His goodness was not arrogant, the austerity of his routine did not conflict with his joyful Neapolitan nature in which suffering does not necessarily eliminate joy but rather shows it.
After all diagnosis and cure of his own sicknesses failed, Don Dolindo wrote a parody of a prescription, to tell patients to see their maladies as opportunities of trusting the love of God and Mary Most Holy: the prescription sounded like this: “Human remedy – cold kick (push yourself/do not rest too long) syrup, Supreme remedy – divine obedience to the Will of God mixed with daily drops of Hail Mary. His goodness made even Hell tremble. As demons subdued to Jesus and publicly declared that He was the Son of God; as Father Pio from Pietrelcina in his fight against Satan succeeded in defeating the devil with the wounds of Christ; also Don Dolindo in the Name of Jesus, when doing exorcisms, thrust out demons who cursed him, from the bodies of the possessed. Demons are known to obey only those who work by the hand of God. One day when a very resistant demon made fun of Father Dolindo, refusing to leave the man he possessed, Father Dolindo grasped a rope and began to flagellate himself and his penitence and suffering as consequence inflicted such a suffering on the demon to force him to abandon his victim, leaving him finally free. – http://www.dolindo.org

Rosary of Abandonment by Fr. Ruotolo

God, come to my assistance
Lord, make haste to help me.
Say a Glory Be, Our Father, Hail Mary.

First Decade: Jesus, You take over! (10 times)
Glory be

Second Decade: Mother Mary, guide me. (10 times)
Glory be

Third Decade: Jesus, you take over! (10 times)
Glory be

Fourth Decade: Mother Mary, guide me. (10 times)
Glory be

Fifth Decade: Jesus, you take over! (10 times)
Glory be

In conclusion: Hail Holy Queen. 

St. Paul did not Write to Us!
by Steve Ray on June 28, 2017

When arguments about salvation arise between Catholics and Protestants, the Bibles are usually opened to Galatians and Romans. Are we saved by faith alone or are works involved? Protestants quickly accuse Catholics of teaching a salvation based on works and Catholics quickly point out that Protestants have swung the pendulum too far in the other direction by refusing to accept human cooperation and obedience as necessary to the process. As final proof of their point, Protestants will quote Romans 3:28: “For we hold that a man is justified by faith apart from works of law.” That should end the argument right? Salvation is not by good works or obedience, but by faith alone? So, the combatants rush to the books of Galatians and Romans to solve this Catholic-Protestant disagreement. But there is a huge problem here. Paul did not write these letters to us and he knew nothing of the Catholic-Protestant debate. The huge problem we have is the problem of anachronism.
Do you know what the word “anachronism” means? According to the Collins English Dictionary it comes from a Greek word for “mistake in chronology” or “error in time reference”. Anachronistic is defined as “1. the representation of an event, person, or thing in a historical context in which it could not have occurred or existed; 2. a person or thing that belongs or seems to belong to another time.”
The problem is that when Paul wrote these two letters he was not writing them to us today. He was writing to the Gentiles and Jews of the first century. He didn’t know about the Catholic–Protestant debate. He was not writing to Germans like Martin Luther or Americans like us. He was writing to people two thousand years ago living in places like Iconium, Pamphylia, Lystra, Galatia and Rome. They were not having a raging Protestant–Catholic debate. These good folks were having a Jewish–Gentile debate which was a whole world away. To read our current situation back into Asia Minor, Palestine, and Europe of the first century is a classic case of anachronism.
Paul preached that uncircumcised gentiles could be saved without circumcision and a slavish obedience to the 613 laws of Moses–along with all the ceremonial rituals. Some Jewish believers, on the other hand said, “Jesus is the Jewish Messiah and if you want to become a Christian you must become a Jew first.” They couldn’t have said it any clearer than in Acts 15:1: “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” They want to impose the “works of the Law” referred to above in Romans 3:28 upon the gentiles. It had nothing whatever to do with Catholics and good works. It has to with Gentiles coming into the Body of Christ by faith and obedience, not by becoming circumcised Jews.
Abraham, the father of the Jews, was the prime example or case in point. Was he saved by circumcision and by obeying all the laws of Moses? Heavens no! He was saved while an uncircumcised pagan gentile living in Ur of the Chaldees, a thousand miles to east of Israel. Circumcision was only given as a sign of the covenant, not the means of salvation. And he did not obey the 613 laws of Moses since they would not even exist for another six hundred years or so. Abraham was saved by the grace of God and his belief and obedience and not by “the works of the Law” (See Romans 4 and James 2).
This is exactly what Catholics teach! We are not anachronistic. We understand Galatians and Romans within their proper chronology. Paul wrote to that particular age and culture with its particular problems. We live in a different age and culture with different particular problems. But, even though Paul didn’t specifically write his letters to us, if we study the cultural climate in which they were written, and stay faithful to the tradition in which they were passed on to us, the Holy Spirit (the primary author of the letters) will help us apply the principles and truth of those letters to our current situation.

“Faith apart from works is dead.”
– James 2:26

WORLD WAR I: BEYOND THE FRONT LINES — World War I, fought from 1914-1918, was the modern world’s first international conflict. Approximately 11 million soldiers were killed, and the war’s toll including civilian casualties exceeded 20 million. By Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918, more than 116,000 Americans died as a result of the war. Of these, more than 1,600 were Knights of Columbus. Both the first and last American military officers to die during the war were K of C members. The Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, Conn. commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States’ participation in the war with an exhibition, World War I: Beyond the Front Lines (Apr. 6, 2017 – Dec. 30, 2018). The exhibition provides an historical retrospective of the war and includes interactives, images and artifacts from the Knights of Columbus Museum collection, Supreme Council archives and borrowed materials from private lenders and organizations. A series of WWI-related lectures and presentations will be offered throughout the course of the exhibition. For more information, visit http://www.kofcmuseum.org.

ALL OUR LITTLE EASTER BUNNIES are reminded to get ready for our annual Easter Bazaar and Spring Gaik which will be held on Saturday, March 24th starting at 9:00 a.m. Please remember to start working on those beautiful arts and crafts and tasty culinary delights for which our parish is so famous.

ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO RENT a table at our Spring Gaik and Easter Bazaar may call Shirley Webb at 773-7202 for information and to reserve a space.

THE FOLLOWING MASS INTENTIONS have been sent to various Missionaries. They will be offered as follows and you may attend the Masses here in our church as the Missionaries offer the Masses in their churches:

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4: 8: 00 – Health & Blessings for Monica Scherman
– int. Dorothy Kosewicz
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4: 10:30 – Health & Blessings for Walter & Cathy Hoszkiewicz
– int. Dorothy Kosewicz
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7: + Edward Noga – int. Irene Klepadlo
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10: 8:00 + Bernie Kobera – int. Mary
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10: 4:00 + Joseph Klepadlo – int. Irene & Family

PLEASE NOTE: The above Masses not only assist the souls for whom they are offered, but they also help the Missionaries who often times receive very little help. It also helps the people where the Masses are offered. Bóg wam zapłać!

TWO PILGRIMAGES TO WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES – The World Meeting of Families will be held in Dublin, Ireland from August 21-26, 2018. Two great pilgrimages (8 or 12 day) are planned which include daily Mass and visits to numerous shrines (Knock, St. Peter, Nat’l. Shrine to St. Oliver Plunkett, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Valentine, Venerable Matt Talbot, Tomb of Venerable John Sullivan, depending on which pilgrimage you choose) and many places of interest. For more information contact Grand View Tours at (610-361-7979), visit http://www.catholicsindublin.com, or contact Fr. Jonathan Reardon at Holy Family Parish in So. Deerfield (665-3254).

DID YOU KNOW? Ludwig Zamenhof, from Białystok, Poland, created the artificial language of Esperanto. His first primer, Dr. Esperanto’s International Language, was published in 1887. The first world Esperanto conference was held in France in 1905, the same year Zamenhof published Fundamento de Esperanto, his main work, which became the basic Esperanto textbook and is still use today. Universala Esperanto-Asocio has an estimated worldwide membership of 500,000 speakers. There is still a thriving Esperanto-speaking community in Białystok.
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Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,
And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.

Ceslaus Gukowski 2/4/1927
Sophie Cislo 2/4/1939
Antoinette Komikiewicz 2/4/1973
Albert A. Walichowski 2/4/1984
Bernard C. Noga 2/4/1994
Josephine M. Sckwozec 2/4/2006
Robert F. Jamrog 2/4/2014
Joseph P. Krejmas, Sr. 2/5/1996
Mary Macierowski 2/6/1945
Frank Kierstyn 2/6/1951
John Piecuch 2/6/1959
Rosie B. Lahoski 2/6/1990
Mary Seredejko 2/7/1969
John J. Kulis 2/7/1976
Edward F. Noga 2/7/1980
Joseph D. Dymerski 2/7/1986
Albena H. Pliska 2/7/1988
Joseph J. Kazanowski 2/7/1989
Stella A. Sokolowski 2/7/2000
Annette V. Zigmond 2/8/2000
Jean Mary Boscarino 2/8/2004
Frances Kowalczyk 2/9/1975
Mary Brozowy 2/10/1961
Josephine Bialecki 2/10/2003
Wladyslaw Brzostowski 2/11/1965
Alesander A. Wondoloski 2/11/1991
Ross A. Cappetta 2/11/2010
Albert W. Lajoie 2/11/2013
Shirley E. Matherson 2/11/2015

Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers
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CATHOLICS COME HOME – God, our Father, created a big and loving family in His Church. Learn more about our Catholic Faith: a Church filled with beauty, miracles, heroes, history, love and peace. Provided is a wide array of helpful and thought-provoking resources that will help you more clearly understand the Catholic Church and its teachings. Visit http://www.catholicscomehome.org.

PLEASE NOTE that every day of the month is set aside to pray for a specific priest or deacon of Franklin County. Please join in dedicating every day to one of the clergymen designated in our calendar. The intentions for this week are:

                           Sunday                     Monday                     Tuesday

                   Fr. Bermudez              Fr. Reardon              Deacon Rabbitt

                 Wednesday            Thursday               Friday                   Saturday
            Deacon Culliton      Msgr. Yargeau      Deacon Ratté         Fr. Bombardier

THIS BULLETIN is sponsored by the St. Stanislaus and St. Kazimierz Societies.