+ PARISH SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 27TH, 2018 +
SUNDAY, MAY 27 [THE MOST HOLY TRINITY]:
8:00 am – Eugene Wilt Family – int. Ron & Monica Scherman
10:30 am – Health & Blessings for Anthony Filipi – int. Elias Filipi
4:00 pm – Vespers (E.F.)
MONDAY, MAY 28 : Memorial Day Mass at Cemetry
9:00 am + Veterans & deceased members of our Parish
TUESDAY, MAY 29 [St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena]:
5:30 pm – Health & Blessings for Michael Ahearn
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 [St. Jude Novena]:
5:30 pm – Andy Bednar – int. Elias Filipi
THURSDAY, MAY 31 [Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary]:
5:30 pm – Living & Departed members of the Fritz & Klepacki Family – int. Family
FIRST FRIDAY, JUNE 1 [St Justin]:
Recitation of the Litany to the Sacred Heart of Jesus will follow Mass
5:30 pm – Joseph Hazelrigg – int. Elias Filipi
FIRST SATURDAY, JUNE 2 [Ss. Marcellinus and Peter/Bl. Sadok & Companions]:
The Holy Rosary will be recited before Mass, Exposition of the
Blessed Sacrament, Litany of Loreto and Benediction following Mass
8:00 am – Health & Blessings for Sarah & Ken Garrepy & Children – int. Pelc Family
4:00 pm – Jim Hazelrigg – int. Elias Filipi
6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners
CORPUS CHRISTI SUNDAY, JUNE 3 [THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST]:
8:00 am¬¬ – Fr. Charles Jan DiMascola – int. Fritz Family
10:30 am – Fr. Charles Jan DiMascola – int. Joan Richotte
THE ANNUAL MASS FOR VETERANS AND THE DEPARTED of the parish will take place at our Cemetery at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, Memorial Day, May 28th. All are invited to honor the veterans and our departed friends and relatives. Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs. In the event of inclement weather the Mass will be held in the church.
THE NOVENA TO ST. JUDE is celebrated every Wednesday at the 5:30 p.m. Mass and all are welcome to attend.
THURSDAY, MAY 31st is the Feast of the Visitation of Our Lady focusing on the charity of Mary and the recognition by St. Elizabeth and St. John the Baptist of Mary as the Mother of God.
FRIDAY, JUNE 1st IS THE FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH in honor of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Mass will be offered at 5:30 p.m. followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the Litany to the Sacred Heart and Benediction. Confessions will take place before the Mass.
FRIDAY, JUNE 1st is the Feast of St. Justin the Martyr. St. Justin was a layman and a philosopher who gives us one of the earliest descriptions of the Mass following Apostolic times. St. Justin is the patron of philosophers and will be remembered at the 5:30 p.m. Mass.
SATURDAY, JUNE 2nd IS THE FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH which we celebrate in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Confessions will begin at 7:30 a.m. Mass in honor of Our Lady will take place at 8:00 a.m. The Holy Rosary will be prayed prior to the Mass. Following the Mass will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Litany of Loreto and Benediction.
SATURDAY, JUNE 2nd is the Feast of the Martyrs Marcellinus and Peter, early Christian Priests who were beheaded for their Faith. They will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m. These two martyrs were known for their apostolic zeal, charity and courage to the very last.
THE WEEKLY PRO-LIFE NOVENA is offered every Saturday before the 8:00 a.m. Mass. All are invited to come and beg God for an end to the terrifying evil which is destroying our nation.
OUR LADY’S HOLY ICON will visit the home of Carol Kostecki 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 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 email@example.com.
GIANT PARISH TAG SALE – It is time to clean out your attics and cellars and prepare for our annual giant tag sale which will take place this year on Saturday, June 30th from 9:00 – 1:00 on the church grounds. Please drop off tag sale items at the rectory garage. If you have large pieces of furniture and need help, call the rectory. PLEASE NO televisions, computers, printers, mattresses, clothing or books. Please call Shirley Webb at 773-7202 if you have any questions.
PLEASE JOIN US on Sunday, May 27th, in the undercroft after the 10:30 a.m. Mass for a Special Celebration for FR. SEAN’S 10th ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION. This will be a simple reception in his honor with hors d’oeuvres, deserts, and cake! Please come by and say thank you to Fr. Sean for his Priesthood. There is a sign-up sheet in the vestibule for anyone who would like to make an hors d’oeuvre or desert; items may be brought to the undercroft any time after 9:00 on May 27th.
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 NEXT COMMUNITY MEAL WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 30TH! There will be a sign up sheet and pans available in the front vestibule by the beginning of May. Please contact Cathy Becklo with any questions, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to another successful dinner without a snowstorm getting in the way! God bless all the hearts and hands that make this a great program!
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THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION will be administered in our parish on Sunday, June 10th, 2018, at the 10:30 a.m. Mass by Msgr. Ronald G. Yargeau. Parish societies will gather before the Mass to escort the Confrimandi and Msgr. into church.
Why Do We Believe in the Trinity?
Fr. Roger Landry
We believe in the Blessed Trinity because we believe in Jesus, Who revealed the Trinity. God had prepared the Jews not only to welcome the Messiah, but to recognize through revelation what philosophers like Aristotle achieved through reason: that there is a God and there can only be one God.
Moses said to the Jews, “Acknowledge today and take to heart that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other but to believe in God Who is the only God.” When the Messiah finally came, He revealed a huge mystery that went far beyond what the Jews were expecting: that the one God in Whom they believe is not solitary, but a unity, a communion of three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and that the Messiah is the Son.
He told them explicitly that the Father and He are one (Jn 10:30). He told them that He and the Father would send the Holy Spirit (Jn 14:26, Jn 15:26). And when He sent them out to baptize in the name of God, He didn’t give them instructions to baptize in the “names” of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit — as if they were three different gods — but in the “name,” for they are fundamentally a union of three persons. This is what the term Trinity means. It was devised by the early Church apologist Tertullian around the year 200 from the Latin words “unitas” and “trinus,” literally “unity” and “three.” It signifies that there is a unity of three persons in one God.
Since the beginning of the Church, theologians have spent their lives trying to penetrate this mystery and explain it to others. St. Patrick used the image of a three-leaf clover. St. Augustine used the image of the mind, with memory, reason and will. More recent minds have used the image of H20, which can exist as ice, water, or steam. But none of these analogies — though interesting and somewhat helpful — do justice to the reality of the mystery of how three persons can exist in the one God.
When St. Augustine was in the middle of his voluminous and classic study of the Blessed Trinity, he took a walk along the beach in northern Africa to try to clear his head and pray. He saw a young girl repeatedly filling a scallop shell with sea water and emptying it into a hole she had dug in the sand. “What are you doing?” Augustine tenderly asked. “I’m trying to empty the sea into this hole,” the child replied. “How do you think that with a little shell,” Augustine retorted, “you can possibly empty this immense ocean into a tiny hole?” The little girl countered, “And how do you, with your small head, think you can comprehend the immensity of God?” As soon as the girl said this, she disappeared, convincing Augustine that she had been an angel sent to teach him an important lesson: No matter how gifted God had made him, he would never be able to comprehend fully the mystery of the Trinity.
This, of course, does not mean we cannot understand anything. If we want to get to the heart of the mystery of the Trinity, we can turn to the most theological of the Apostles, who meditated deeply on all that Jesus had revealed and, inspired by the Holy Spirit, said simply and synthetically, “God is love” (1 Jn 4:16). For God to be love, He has to love someone. None of us can love in a vacuum; there must always be an object of our love. Who is the object of God’s love? It cannot be man, or the created world, or the universe, because all of these existed in time and God is eternal and therefore existed before time.
It’s also impossible to say that God merely loved Himself in a solitary way, because this would not really be love but a form of egotism and narcissism. For God to be love, there needed to be an eternal relationship of love, with one who loves, one who is loved, and the love that unites them. This is what exists in the Blessed Trinity: The Father loved His image, the Son, so much that their mutual and eternal love “spirated” or “generated” the Holy Spirit. They exist in a communion of love. The three persons of the Blessed Trinity are united in absolutely everything except, as the early Church councils said, their “relations of origin,” what it means to be Father, what it means to be Son of the Father, and what it means to proceed from the Father and the Son.
These theological insights about the blessed Trinity may seem theoretical, but they become highly practical when we reflect on the fact that we have been made in the image and likeness of God and called to communion with God. To be in the image and likeness of God means to be created in the image and likeness of a communion of persons in love. Our belief in the Trinity — the central teaching of the Catholic faith — has given the Church the deepest understanding available to human beings of the nature of man, the meaning of human life, and what it means to love.
HOLY HOUR AND MINI RETREAT – Join us before the Blessed Sacrament for the Holy Hour and Mini Retreat of the Guard of Honor of the Sacred Heart. The Holy Hour is every Thursday and the Mini Retreat is the last Thursday of every month in our church following the 5:30 p.m. Mass from 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. with our Pastor, Fr. Séan O’Mannion, National Director of the Guard of Honor – USA.
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.
Ecce ancilla Domini: Music in the Sacred Liturgy
Part Third: The Sung Mass: Ordinary of the Mass
In the first installment of this series we discussed St. Pius X’s Motu Proprio Tra le sollecitudini (the document upon which all subsequent Magisterial teaching on Sacred Music is based), and coalesced his teaching into the following bullet-points:
• Sacred Music is complementary to the liturgy, it is not, therefore, an extraneous addition to fill time;
• It is to contribute to the decorum and splendor of the liturgy, that is, to the reverence and sacrality of the liturgy, and in this way fulfil its aim of the sanctification and edification of the faithful—not (N.B.) their entertainment;
• Its principal function is the proclamation of the liturgical texts themselves, not merely religious ones;
• The qualities it should possess are sanctity, goodness of form, and universality (or catholicity, if you will).
We then discussed the characteristics of Sacred Music, sanctity, goodness of form, and universality in greater depth, and how these are exemplified in the Gregorian Chant.
I had briefly touched on the idea that the chant is native to the Roman Liturgy, and this is because unlike vernacular hymns, motets, or anthems, they proclaim a liturgical text, not merely a religious one. Also, it is interesting to note that it seems that many of the Gregorian Chants appear to be descended directly from use in the Jewish Temple worship. Abraham Z. Idelsohn in his Thesaurus of Hebrew Oriental Melodies and Jewish Music in its Historical Development, recorded the music of Jewish congregations in Yemen and Babylonia, who are presumed to have been cut off from the rest of the Jewish world since the destruction of the Second Temple, and who seem to preserve a more ancient Jewish liturgical music. In The Sacred Bridge, Eric Werner looks in greater detail at the correspondence between Jewish and Christian liturgical music, and a number of striking similarities emerge.
For example, a certain Yemenite psalm-tone matches almost exactly with not only a Gregorian psalm tone (specifically mode 1, ending f,), but also with the Gregorian melody used for the chanting of the Lamentations of Jeremiah at Matins (Tenebrae) during Holy Week:
From Idelsohn, Jewish Music, pg. 63, #9; and Liber Usualis, tone 1f, (Desclee, 1961), pg. 113
From Liber Usualis, Lamentations of Jeremiah, (Desclee, 1961), pg.
There is also a striking similarity between the Yemenite melody for the Eulogy of the Haftara and the Gregorian melody of the Tracts which traditionally replace the Alleluia and its Verse during Lent.
This evidence suggests that the Music of the Mass, namely the Gregorian Chant, is as ancient as the Mass itself, taking as its basis the liturgical worship of both the Temple and the Synagogue of the first centuries A.D. It is also important to note that all of this music, both Jewish and Christian, is setting texts from the Psalms or other books of Sacred Scripture, but more will be said about that later. Suffice to say that given such a pedigree, the native and complimentary music of the sacred liturgy (c.f. Tra le sollecitudini, et al.) should not be dismissed lightly in favor of other kinds of music. Having laid this groundwork, I would like to move to just what exactly the sung portions of the Mass are.
Briefly, the sung portions of the Mass can be divided up into two groups based on their texts, since, after all, the proclamation of the liturgical texts is the primary role of Sacred Music: namely, those texts which stay constant at each Mass, that is they are Ordinary; and those which change daily, that is they are Proper. We will begin today with the Ordinary of the Mass.
The Ordinary Parts of the Mass can also be broken down into two sub-categories: the Order of Mass and the chants of the Kyriale, which are also called Ordinary of the Mass.
The chants of the Order of Mass are by far the most simple, they are the various dialogues, such as the “The Lord be with you”, and its response “And with your spirit”, as well as some more complicated pieces like the Pater Noster (our Father), and, in the Novus Ordo, the Mystery of Faith.
Traditionally there have been several tones for these chants based on usage: the Ferial Tone (for weekdays—liturgically called Ferias—and Requiem (Funeral) Masses), the Festal Tone (for Feasts or more festive occasions in general), and the Solemn Tone (for Solemn Mass, regardless of the rank of day), however this distinction has always been very loosely applied at various times and in various places, and it was even common for these to be recited recto tono, that is “on the reciting tone”, or on one note. These texts do not change and are found in every Mass every day, and because of the simplicity and repetition of the music, are very easy for even the most untrained singers in a congregation to join in with. It is most likely these parts of the Mass, which are sadly rarely sung, which the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council had in mind when they said that the people should be taught “to say or sing together … those parts of the Mass which pertain to them”.
The chants of the Ordinary of the Mass or Chants of the Kyriale set to music the Kyrie (Lord have mercy), Gloria (Glory to God), Credo (Creed), Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy), and Agnus Dei (Lamb of God). These chants tend to be more complex, and are often sung in alternation between the cantor(s) or schola cantorum (choir) and the people, though sometimes they are sung by the people together. I should note here that when I refer to the cantor, I am referring to that person in their liturgical role, as a singer or singers, who intone certain liturgical texts, rather than simply a soloist or song-leader.
Unlike the chants for the Order of Mass, the chants of the Kyriale have always been more varied, with different settings suggested for different days, seasons, and feasts, e.g. a Mass for Eastertide, a Mass for Weekdays during the Season of the Year (or Ordinary Time), a Mass for Sundays of Advent and Lent, a Mass for Feasts of the Blessed Virgin, etc.
And while throughout the history there has been a variety in assignment, many of the same settings are found through the manuscripts of the Middle Ages (the earliest written sources we have). That is to say, the Kyrie assigned for Feasts of Apostles in modern Roman books (Mass IV), could be found assigned for, say, Christmastide in the books of the Diocese of Paris, or for Sundays after Pentecost in the Diocese of Canterbury, so the assignment of parts of Ordinaries to certain days has really been a matter of local custom. Even today, the preface of the Kyriale Romanum explicitly says that the assignment of Masses to particular seasons and feasts, and even the grouping of various parts together, is really a matter only of convenience, and that choirmasters are free to combine any chants together: e.g. Kyrie XI with Gloria XV, Sanctus VIII, and Agnus IV.
It is important to note, however, that while the people may join in singing the Ordinary of the Mass, there is no requirement that they must. This means, too, that the choir may sing the Ordinary of the Mass alone, either in a Chant setting, or more commonly, in a through-composed setting. We have done this on occasion, either a complete Mass (such as the Schubert Mass in G last November) or a single movement (such as the Kyrie from William Byrd’s Mass for Three Voices, which is sung every so often in place of a Gregorian Kyrie).
Next week, we will discuss the Proper of the Mass.
What I, as Director of Music, have attempted to do here at Our Lady of Czestochowa, is to establish a program of Gregorian Ordinaries which can be sung by the Congregation. While there is some variety between the Masses each weekend, from the simplest at the Saturday evening Mass to the most complex at the 10:30 a.m. “High Mass” on Sunday morning, I hope to achieve a certain amount of stability. After slowly introducing new sections of the Ordinary during the past 10 years, I feel that we have arrived at a point where we can musically differentiate between the Seasons of the Liturgical Year.
My intention is to use four Mass settings on Sundays at the 10:30 Mass: 1) for Advent & Lent; 2) for Christmas, Easter, and Solemnities; 3) for Ordinary Time during Autumn & Winter; 4) for Ordinary Time during the Summer. There is one Mass setting for 4:00 Masses through the entire year. There are also three settings for Weekday Masses: 1) for Advent & Lent; 2) for Christmas, Easter, and Feasts; 3) for Ordinary Time. There is also a Mass setting for Masses for the Dead (Funerals, All Souls’, etc.). Since this has been established, there will be no new parts of the Mass introduced to be sung by the people—however, this does not preclude certain sections being sung by the choir alone, of course, but he congregation will not be expected sing them. (The Mass setting(s) used at the Sunday 8:00 Mass are at the discretion of Mr. Heath who directs the St. Gregory Choir at that Mass.) While this may seem like a lot, there is actually a great deal of overlap between these composite settings, for example: the same Sanctus & Agnus Dei are used during Advent & Lent and during Ordinary Time in Autumn & Winter, etc.
~ Henry Gaida, Director of Music
THE KNIGHTS & LADIES OF ST. PETER CLAVER will hold their First Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, October 27th, 2018, at the Bishop Marshall Center at St. Michael’s Cathedral. If anyone would like to rent a table, please call Lady Joy Danita Allen at 413-204-1553. The deadline for table rentals is October 1st—Don’t wait ‘til the last minute!
THE SIXTEENTH ANNUAL DIOCESAN-WIDE EUCHARISTIC ROSARY PROCESSION will take place on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018, (rain or shine) at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish at 99 King St. in Northampton, from 1-4 P.M., beginning with a talk given by Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, director of The Marian Helper Center, in Stockbridge, who will speak on “The Call to Holiness Through Divine Mercy, for the Family, the Domestic Church”. During his talk, there will be priests available for the Sacrament of Confession. At 2:00 P.M., we will begin our prayerful event with a Consecration of the Family to the Divine Mercy, followed by a Rosary Procession through downtown Northampton, returning to the church for the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, with a reception to follow. For more information, contact George or Brenda at (413) 221-4372
ST. ANTHONY LEBANESE FESTIVAL St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church located at 375 Island Pond Road, Springfield, MA 01108 announces the date for the St. Anthony Lebanese Festival ~ Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 11:00 a.m – 11:00 p.m. Highlights of the day will include: Arabic and American food, desserts and beverages, Hookah station, Entertainment, Heritage display and handouts, Children’s games and activities, Opportunity raffles. More information will be posted and updated on: http://www.saintanthonyschurch.org/ Come and Experience Lebanese Hospitality! SAVE the DATE!
OFFICE OF VOCATIONS: God, the Father, Creator. God the Son, Redeemer. God the Holy Spirit, Sanctifier. When we “go out to make disciples of all nations”, we have a lot to tell! God is present everywhere. Would you be willing to proclaim the truth of God’s love and presence in your life as a priest or religious? If so, email Fr. Matt or Fr. Michael: email@example.com and/or visit our website: http://www.myvocation.com.
AS OUR GARDENS burst into bloom, please remember the altars in our church. All flowers are gladly accepted to decorate our altars. Please let Mary Kobera know what you have and when you will be bringing them so she can arrange the altars to glorify God and beautify the Mass.
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.
FINANCE COUNCIL NOTES: Total natural gas and heating oil expenses from 7/1/2017 through 4/30/2018: $16,494. Total fuel collections 7/1/2017 through 4/30/2018: $$7,752.
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, MAY 27: 8:00 – Most Holy Trinity Community – int. Elizabeth Guedez
SUNDAY, MAY 27: 10:30 + Joseph & Anna Galvis – int. Family
MONDAY, MAY 28: – Grace & Blessings for Michael William Ahearn – int. Fritz Family
TUESDAY, MAY 29: + Mary Malley – int. Daughter, Susan
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30: + Frank Malley – int. Daughter, Susan
THURSDAY, MAY 31: + John Malley – int. Sister, Susan
FRIDAY, JUNE 1: – Health & Blessings for Mary Ellen Malley – int. Sister, Susan
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!
HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS Please come to a Holy Hour for Vocations on the second Sunday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Franklin County Adoration Chapel in Greenfield. Join us to pray for good priests and to thank Him for the good priests we now have. Call 773-8890 with any questions.
CATHOLIC YOUTH AND FAMILY DAY Mark your calendar to join us for our 3rd Annual Catholic Youth and Family Day at Six Flags New England on Friday, August 10, 2018. The day begins in the Rivers Edge Picnic Grove with music at 9am followed by a 9:30am mass celebrated by the Most Rev. Mitchell T. Rozanski, Bishop of Springfield. Then you will have the day to enjoy the park. There is a special package price of only $44.24 which includes park admission, a buffet lunch from 12:30-1:30pm, and free parking. Tickets can be purchased online at sixflags.com/newengland using promo code: Catholicday18. For more information, call Joanne McCormick, Special Events Coordinator, Six Flags, at 413-786-9300 x3524 or Gina Czerwinski, Director of Catechetics and Youth Formation, Diocese of Springfield, at 413-452-0677.
TRAVEL TO BEAUTIFUL CATHOLIC BAVARIA with Fr. Henry Dorsch, Pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Church in Southwick, August 21-29, 2018. Visit historic city centers, picturesque villages, spectacular churches, a Marian shrine famous castles and fortresses along with fabulous scenery, including alpine. Some Masses included. For itinerary and further information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VISIT http://diospringfield.org/Ministries/child-youth-protection/ for resources for child abuse prevention and reporting.
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 (email@example.com)
By humility a man finds grace before God and peace with men.
~Bl. Giles of Assisi
Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,
And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.
Genowefa Chenelewski 5/27/1929
Sebastian Ptak 5/27/19947
Mary C. Ptak 5/27/1990
Jacob Pawlarzek 5/28/1937
Frand Zebert 5/28/1984
Arthur E. Petrin 5/28/1991
Joseph H. Lapinski 5/28/2003
Stephany Putala 5/29/1937
Joseph Zadroga 5/29/1952
Victoria Golec 5/29/1980
Anna B. Okula 5/29/1981
Phyllis J. Hannon 5/30/1996
Paul Cygan 5/31/1952
Myron M. Strysko 5/31/1989
Frank M. Osciak 5/31/2009
Janet Whellehan Sivik 5/31/2015
Josephine Koscinski 6/1/1980
John M. Dunican 6/1/2013
Aniela Mlecko 6/2/1965
Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers
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
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
Our Seminarians Clergy in Purgatory Deacon Ratté
Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Clergy who are sick Clergy in Purgatory Bishop McDonnell Fr. Campoli
FOR THE GLORY OF GOD and in memory of Frank Abbondanzio, a donation has been made to our Parish Renovation Fund by Shea-Perry Moving Associates. Bóg zapłać!
THIS BULLETIN is sponsored by the St. Stanislaus and St. Kazimierz Societies.