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+ Parish Schedule for the Week of August 26, 2018 +

Sunday, August 26 [Our Lady of Częstochowa]:
8:00 am + Wanda Kuzmeskus – int. Sophie Fritz
10:30 am – Grace and Blessings for Fr. Michael Daniel Kokoszka – int. Mazzer Family
4:00 pm – Vespers (E.F. Our Lady of Częstochowa)
Monday, August 27 [St. Monica]:
8:00 am + Wanda Kuzmeskus – int. Sophie Fritz
Tuesday, August 28 [St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena /St. Augustine]:
5:30 pm + John Gibowicz – int. Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Wrona & Family
Wednesday, August 29 [St. Jude Novena/Passion of St. John the Baptist]:
5:30 pm + Paul, Emelia, & Edward Dranzek – int. Bob & Virginia Avery
Thursday, August 30 [Bl. Bronisława]:
5:30 pm + Jessie Pietraszek – int. Dorothy Kosewicz
Friday, August 31:
5:30 pm + Wanda Kuzmeskus – int. Sophie Fritz
First Saturday, September 1:
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 Rachel Pelc – int. Pelc Family
4:00 pm + Wanda Kuzmeskus – int. Sophie Fritz
6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners
Sunday, September 2 [Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time]:
8:00 am – Health & Blessings for Elias & Rachell Filipi & Family – int. Henry Gaida
10:30 am + Wanda Kuzmeskus – int. Sophie Fritz
4:00 pm – Vespers (E.F. Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost)

+ KRóLOWO POLSKI MóDL SIĘ ZA NAMI +
A NOTE ABOUT THE MASSES FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 26th: Because the celebration of the Titular Saint of a church ranks in the First Class (i.e. as a Solemnity), it outranks the Sundays of Ordinary time, which are of the Second Class (i.e. as a Feast—c.f. the “Table of Liturgical Days, According to their Order of Precedence” in the Roman Missal, Third Edition, published in 2010), we will be celebrating the Solemnity of Our Lady of Częstochowa at all of the weekend Masses for Sunday, August 26th, rather than the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time. Because of this, the readings will not be those of the Sunday, but are proper Readings for the feast, and are published below.

FIRST READING

A reading from the book of Proverbs
Those who love me I also love, | and those who seek me find me. | With me are riches and honor, | wealth that endures, and righteousness. | My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold, | and my yield than choice silver. | On the way of righteousness I walk, | along the paths of justice, | Granting wealth to those who love me, | and filling their treasuries. | “The LORD begot me, the beginning of his works, | the forerunner of his deeds of long ago; | From of old I was formed, | at the first, before the earth. | When there were no deeps I was brought forth, | when there were no fountains or springs of water.
Now, children, listen to me; | happy are they who keep my ways. | Listen to instruction and grow wise, | do not reject it! | Happy the one who listens to me, | attending daily at my gates, | keeping watch at my doorposts; | For whoever finds me finds life, | and wins favor from the LORD.
The word of the Lord.
R/. Thanks be to God

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
R/. You are the highest honor of our race.
Blessed are you, daughter, by the Most High God,
above all the women on earth;
and blessed be the Lord God,
the creator of heaven and earth.
R/. You are the highest honor of our race.
Your deed of hope will never be forgotten
by those who tell of the might of God.
R/. You are the highest honor of our race.
May God make this redound to your everlasting honor,
rewarding you with blessings,
because you risked your life when our people were being oppressed,
and you averted our disaster.
R/. You are the highest honor of our race.

SECOND READING

A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Galatians
Brothers and sisters: When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to ransom those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. As proof that you are sons, God sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son then also an heir, through God.
The word of the Lord.
R/. Thanks be to God.

ALLELUIA
Blessed is the Virgin Mary who kept the word of God * and pondered it in her heart.

GOSPEL
The Lord be with you.
R/. And with your spirit.
 A reading from the holy Gospel according to John
R/. Glory to you, O Lord.

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There was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.”
Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus told them, “Fill the jars with water.” So they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.” So they took it. And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from (although the servants who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now.”
Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him.
The Gospel of the Lord.
R/. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

THE SANCTUARY LAMP THIS WEEK, burns in memory of Katarzyna
Putala at the request of Kathryn Putala. Wieczny odpoczynek racz mu dać, Panie,
a światłość wiekuista niechaj mu świeci na wieki wieków. Amen. Niech
odpoczywa w pokoju. Amen.

 

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THE FEAST OF OUR LADY OF CZĘSTOCHOWA, the patroness of our parish, is Sunday, August 26th. We will celebrate the feast in a solemn manner on at the 10:30 a.m. Mass with a Eucharistic Procession. All Societies, Altar Boys and Little Flowers are reminded to take part in the Eucharistic Procession and are to gather with their banners and society emblems in the church undercroft by 9:45 a.m. to organize the procession.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 27th is the Feast of St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine. After 30 years of prayer she obtained the conversion of her dissolute pagan husband and her eldest son, St. Augustine. She is the patroness of mothers and will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 28th is the Feast of St. Augustine who was converted by the prayers of his mother and after Baptism was elected Bishop of Hippo. He is noted for his writings, his great preaching and theology. He is one of the four great Doctors of the Latin Church and is called the “Doctor of Grace.” He will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29th is the Feast of The Passion of Saint John the Baptist. The martyrdom of this great saint will be remembered in the 5:30 p.m. Mass.

THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA will be prayed at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Wednesday, August 29th. 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.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 30th IS THE FEAST of Blessed Bronisława who was a cousin of St. Hyacinth. On the death of her cousin she saw Our Lady in a vision receive him into Heaven. Blessed Bronisława was a Norbertine nun in Krakow. She lived a very hard and disciplined life as a hermit in a cell in a cave not far from the convent. She lived a life dedicated to the complete love and worship of God and entered His Eternal Glory in 1259. Her tomb is the site of miracles. She will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 1st IS THE FIRST SATURDAY of the month in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Confessions will begin at 7:30 a.m. The Holy Rosary will be recited before the 8:00 a.m. Mass and will be followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Litany of Loreto and Benediction.

THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA takes place every Saturday before the 8:00 a.m. Mass as a spiritual attack on a tragic evil. All are welcome to take part.

 

See the source imageTO CELEBRATE THE FEAST OF THE BIRTHDAY OF MARY on September 8th, we will have a spiritual celebration in our church. The program of celebration will begin at 8:00 a.m. Mass on Friday, September 8th with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Various volunteers will lead the Rosary all through the day until 5:30 p.m. at which time we close Our Lady’s special celebration with Benediction and Mass. All are cordially invited to come any time throughout the day to Mary’s Birthday party of Rosaries. A petition basket with note paper will be set up by the side altar of the Blessed Mother so that special intentions may be written up during the day on September 8th, the Birthday of Mary. At the end of the day the basket with the intentions will be placed on the Altar.

IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO BRING GARDEN FLOWERS for the Birthday of Mary, September 8th, they may bring them in at any time.

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)

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

Plan For Our Odpust!*

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The Feast of Our Lady of Częstochowa is August 26th and we traditionally
celebrate it on the Sunday nearest that date.)
The word “Odpust” referring to the Feast of the Patron of a parish means “an indulgence” because if we participate in the service celebrating the Parish Feast (August 26th) we receive a plenary indulgence. The Enchiridion of Indulgences given by Pope Paul VI after Vatican II states: “A plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful, who devoutly visit the parochial church on the titular feast… In visiting the church, it is required that one Our Father and the Creed be recited and Sacramental Confession and Holy Communion be received within seven days before or after the Odpust and an Our Father and Hail Mary be offered for our Holy Father the Pope.”
Our Celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Częstochowa will take place on Sunday, August 26th and will begin with a solemn Mass and Eucharistic procession at 10:30 a.m. All Societies, Altar Boys and Little Flowers are reminded to take part in the Eucharistic Procession and are to gather with their banners and society emblems in the church undercroft by 9:45 a.m. to organize the procession.

Feast of Our Lady of Częstochowa
The Feast of Our Lady of Częstochowa, the patroness of our parish, is Sunday, August 26th. We will celebrate the feast in a solemn manner at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, August 26th with a Eucharistic Procession.
The holy icon of Our Lady in the monastery on Jasna Gora in Częstochowa is the treasure of Poland and the source of innumerable miracles for the past five centuries. Tradition says the artist was St. Luke who painted the picture, while the Blessed Mother was still alive, on a table top made by St. Joseph and Jesus in their carpentry shop. The painting was transported from Jerusalem to Constantinople by St. Helena and it was considered as a great relic in the imperial city. The icon was part of the royal treasury and passed on from Empress to Empress. As a royal gift it traveled from Constantinople to Russia, to Holicia, to Belzki and finally to Częstochowa where it remains to this day.
The two scars on the painting were made by heretics in 1430. There is a third scar, just noticeable, on the throat of the Madonna made by a Tartars arrow. These wounds the Mother of God desires to remain preserved forever on her sacred icon. No matter what artists did to repair the damage or the fire damaged blackness, they always reappeared. It seems as if Our Lady wants to be identified with the sufferings of the Polish people. The monastery has been the scene of numberless conversions and miracles, and it has always been associated with the history of Poland and the Polish people. It is and always has been most dear to every Pole in the world.

A Prayer of Consecration
of our Families and our Parish

Heavenly Mother Mary, in your Holy Icon of Częstochowa, you present your Son to us. This tells us that you are the Mother of God, and yet, you are our Mother also. In that faith we offer this prayer of hope and ask you to lead us, our parish, and our families, to your Son Jesus Christ.
Queen Mother, we unite our lives to the sufferings and infinite merits of Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Through your virginal hands and through your most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, present again, to Our Heavenly Father, for our parish and for our families, the Body and Blood of Jesus, and His Divine pierced Heart, given up for us on Calvary, and in the most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. This will be for blessings beyond all our hopes.
As you miraculously protected the great monastery of Częstochowa when it was under siege, may this prayer also bring our families and parish ever under the cloak of your Motherly protection. May we thus bring about the conversion of a great many souls and the building up of The Holy Church for the Glory of God.
Holy Mary, Our Lady of Częstochowa, we consecrate our parish and our families to your Immaculate Heart that we might all grow strong in faith, love and in a spirit of forgiveness. O Holy Mother, we beg you to hear us from your throne on the Mountain of Light in Częstochowa!
Merciful Mother of God, and our Mother also, we place all our trust in you. We know that your power and love exceeds all our imagining. We come to you with our Hail Mary’s. We are weak, but we place our weakness into your maternal hands. We wish to praise you with all our brothers and sisters, so that the Father can renew our parish and our families. You see into every heart and so you know our desire to serve you through the Holy Church that Your Son gave us. Mother Mary, in faith and love we beseech you to give this prayer to your only dear Son, Jesus Christ. Amen

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

See the source imageFROM AUGUST 15th THROUGH THE AUTUMN SEASON countless harvest festivals are held by Polish people around the world. These celebrations are called Dożynki – after the wreath or crown of wheat and flowers which is the symbol of the harvest. Often the celebrations were held at the manor house of a large estate. They were rich in tradition, foods, music and fun.
On a beautiful sunny fall afternoon, after the crops had been gathered, the villages in their best colorful folk costumes gather in procession playing violins and folk instruments and walk to the church. The groups carry great wreaths of all kinds of grain, flowers and fruit, holy icons, banners, flags, candles and a large loaf of bread freshly made from the newly harvested grain and beautifully wrapped in embroidered napkins. After a solemn Mass in which the harvest wreaths – the Dożynki and bread are blessed, the people process with joyful songs and music to the Manor house where the party begins first with a formal greeting and blessing with the bread and wreath and then dancing and banqueting, singing and good food, games and competitions make for a festive occasion.

CALLING ALL COOKS! Our last COMMUNITY MEAL for this year is Wednesday, September 5th.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the front vestibule with aluminum pans for your convenience.  Anyone is welcome to participate in this wonderful corporal work of mercy and there is an ever increasing need for it. Please contact Cathy Becklo with any questions at 863-2267 or acbecklo@comcast.net. God bless all the folks whose commitment keeps this program running!

A UNIQUE PILGRIMAGE: We would like to have you join our pilgrimage to the Missionaries of the Poor in Kingston, Jamaica. We will have the opportunity to share in the Prayer, Life, and Ministry of these wonderful Brothers as they bring the compassionate mercy of Christ to the  physically, emotionally, and economically poor of Jamaica. The dates are January 9 – 27. You have the option of going for one week, either the 1st or 2nd, or for both weeks. If you are interested or would like more information, please reply by e-mail to jackroach1@verizon.net or call Fr. Roach at 413-624-5508. Since there is limited space in the Visitor’s Monastery, please respond by August 30th. Thank you!

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!

Adoration at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish!

See the source imageStarting on August the 2nd, every Thursday and Friday at 4:30 PM will have the Blessed Sacrament Exposed.

What happiness do we not feel in the presence of God, when we find ourselves alone at his feet, before the Blessed Sacrament! … ‘Come, my soul, redouble your ardor! You are here alone to adore your God! His look rests on you alone!’ Ah! if we only had the angels’ eyes! Seeing our Lord Jesus Christ here, on that altar, and looking at us, how we should love him! We should want to stay always at his feet; it would be a foretaste of heaven; everything else would become insipid to us. – Cf. St. John Vianney

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

Vincent Jurgielewicz 8/26/1971
Grace T. Wondoloski 8/26/1989
Stanisław Plona 8/28/1952
Mary Konwelski 8/28/1957
Lawrence A. Krejmas, Jr. 8/28/1990
Francis J. Pervere 8/28/2005
Ludwik Daras 8/29/1966
Helen E. Zak 8/29/1992
Jean Waryas 8/30/1934
Valentine Rudnicki 8/30/1943
Joseph Kyczior 8/30/1954
Apolonia Koscinski 8/30/1987
Anna M. Kurkulonis 8/30/2008
Joseph Sobolewski 8/31/1949
John J. Szymanski 8/31/1984
Anna S. Juskiewicz 8/31/1987
Alice J. Maslanka 8/31/2015
John Cislo 9/1/1926
Mary Marszalek 9/1/1970
Mary A. Margola 9/1/1997
Walter C. Kuzontkoski 9/1/2007
Magdalena Jurgielewicz 9/2/1924
Philip J. Kostecki 9/2/2008

Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers

PLEASE CHECK YOUR FLOWERS and potted plants at the cemetery and please remove any dried up flowers to keep our cemetery neat and attractive.

VISIT http://diospringfield.org/Ministries/child-youth-protection/ for resources for child abuse prevention and reporting.

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, August 26: 8:00 + Jacob Harold Garmalo – int. Garmalo Family
Sunday, August 26: 10:30 + Edward Milewski – int. Wife
Monday, August 27: + Jacob Harold Garmalo – int. Garmalo Family
Tuesday, August 28: – Paul & Josephine Milewski – int. Family
Wednesday, August 29: + Alfred & Frances Archibald – int. Daughter
Thursday, August 30: + Joseph Koldis – int. James & Jean Koldis
Friday, August 31: + James Archibald – int. Sister
Saturday, September 1: 4:00 + Mary Margola – int. James & Jean Koldis

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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WE ARE PLANNING OUR CATECHISM CLASSES
now and we need to order books. Would all parents kindly register their children for the classes (Pre-K through Confirmation) with the form below and drop it into the collection box next weekend. All students must be registered before attending the first class. The year for the Sacraments of First Confession and First Holy Communion is grade 2. Preparation for the Sacraments includes the student’s attendance in both grades 1 & 2. The year for the Sacrament of Confirmation is grade 11. Preparation for the Sacrament includes the student’s faithful attendance in grades 9-11.

+ CONFRATERNITY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE +
CATECHISM CLASS REGISTRATION FORM

(Please print)
Name of student _____________________________________ age _________________

Date of Birth __________________________________________

Please circle YES or NO if the following Sacraments have been received:

Baptism………………. YES NO First Confession……. YES NO
First Communion…. YES NO Confirmation………… YES NO

Street___________________________________ Town________________ Zip_______
Telephone_______________________________ Grade in September ______________
e-mail________________________________________ _____
Parents’ Name_______________________________________

CATECHISM CLASS TEACHERS will meet on Wednesday, September 5th in the rectory following 5:30 p.m. Mass. This is an important meeting and all teachers are requested to be present.

CATECHISM CLASSES will begin on Sunday, September 16th at 9:00 a.m. Parents are reminded of their obligation to provide a religious education for their children so that they might have a future – an eternal future!
First Holy Communion Class (Grade 2) meets on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. Please note: The preparation for First Confession and First Holy Communion is a very important step in the spiritual life of a child. It is urgent that parents make every positive effort to see to it that their children attend every class AND that they be on time for every class. It is also important that the parents accompany their children to Mass every Sunday and review their weekly lessons.

THE SERVANTS OF GOD… whether provoked by word or work, by keeping themselves tranquil and peaceful, evince a perfect nobleness of soul. – St. Thomas Aquinas.

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. Membership in the choir is open to all adults of the parish, and Choristerships are open to all Boys and Girls of the parish and community ages 7 – 13. The choir sings a variety of repertoire ranging from Gregorian Chant to music by the great masters, such as Palestrina, Mozart, and Schubert, to music by modern composers such as Ralph Vaughan. We rehearse every Sunday in the choir loft following the 10:30 Mass, from 11:30 – 1:00. An Open Rehearsal for All Interested New Members will be on Sunday, September 2nd after the 10:30 Mass.
The Saint Gregory Choir:  So you didn’t take Latin in school?  Most of us didn’t either!  So you don’t read music?  Many of us are still learning the basics!  So you’re busy?  So are we!  Who are we?  We call ourselves the St. Gregory Choir; we’re folk like you who like to sing to God’s greater glory.  The music we sing is sophisticated, but we aren’t, and we need you.  Don’t let flimsy excuses keep you from singing some of civilization’s greatest music–the Church’s vast treasury of chants, hymns, and polyphony (a fancy name for four part pieces).  We rehearse for seventy-five minutes after the Saturday 8:00 AM Mass and twenty minutes before the Sunday first Mass.  Come give it a try.  No auditions, no experience necessary, and no solos the first twelve months.  We promise! We sing at the 8:00 Sunday morning Mass. For more information, call Robert Heath at 772-8738.

PLEASE NOTE that every day of the month is set aside to pray for a specific priest or deacon of the Franklin County Deaenr. 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

    Fr. Aksamit     Fr. Reardon     Deacon Leary          Fr. Roach

                              Thursday              Friday                   Saturday
                         Pope Francis       Deacon Bucci         Fr. Lunney

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

JMJ

+ Parish Schedule for the Week of August 19, 2018 +

Sunday, August 19 [Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time]:

  8:00 am – Grace & Blessings for Richard Ahearn – int. Fritz Family

10:30 am – Health & Blessings for the Altar Boys of Our Parish

Monday, August 20 [St. Bernard]:

  8:00 am + Joanne Klepadlo Murphy – int. Mom & Family

Tuesday, August 21 [St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena/St. Pius X]:

  5:30 pm + Thomas Craughwell – int. Betty Fritz

Wednesday, August 22 [St. Jude Novena/Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary]:

  5:30 pm + Neil, Leona, & John Avery – int. Bob & Virginia Avery

Thursday, August 23 [St. Rose of Lima]:

  5:30 pm + Jessie Pietraszek – int. Dana Desreuisseau

Friday, August 24 [St. Bartholomew/Bl. Czesław Jazuiak]:

  5:30 pm + Cecilia Gloski (32nd Anniversary) – int. Family

Saturday, August 25 [St. Louis/St. Joseph Calasanz]:  

  8:00 am + Fr. Bruno & All living and deceased members of the St. Joseph Chapter of
                        the Discalced Carmelites Secular Order.

  4:00 pm + Louise M. Kervian – int. Joyce & Tina Phillips

  6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners

Sunday, August 26 [Our Lady of Częstochowa]:

  8:00 am + Wanda Kuzmeskus – int. Sophie Fritz

10:30 am – Grace and Blessings for Fr. Michael Daniel Kokoszka – int. Mazzer Family

  4:00 pm – Vespers (E.F. Our Lady of Częstochowa)

+ Królowo Polski Módl Się za Nami +

    THE SANCTUARY LAMP THIS WEEK, burns in memory of Michael Weldon
    at the request of Dorothy Weldon. Wieczny odpoczynek racz mu dać, Panie, a

    światłość wiekuista niechaj mu świeci na wieki wieków.  Amen. Niech odpoczywa
    w pokoju. Amen.

MONDAY, AUGUST 20th is the Feast of St. Bernard of Clairvaux.  A spiritual author and reformer, St. Bernard founded 65 Monasteries.  He is noted for his work against injustice and his work for peace as well as his great spirituality and charity.  He will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21st is the Feast of Pope St. Pius X whose motto “to renew all things in Christ” impelled him to encourage frequent Communion and to encourage children to make their First Communion at an earlier age.  He was noted for many reforms within the Church and Liturgy, his piety and charity and in particular his devotion to the Eucharist. He will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22nd is the Feast of the Queenship of Mary celebrating the Mother of God as the Queen of Heaven who by her prayers and example leads us to her Son, Jesus Christ.  This Feast will be celebrated in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

THE WEEKLY NOVENA TO ST. JUDE will be offered on Wednesday, August 22nd at the 5:30 p.m. Mass.  All are welcome to pray for the intercession of St. Jude, the Patron of hopeless and impossible cases.

THE GENTLEMEN OF ST. JOSEPH will meet on Wednesday, August 22nd 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 are a group of men dedicated to answering the call of Mary to lead families to her son, Jesus.  All men are welcome.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 23rd is the Feast of St. Rose of Lima who lived a life of penance and solitude caring for the homeless, the elderly and the sick.  She is the first saint of the new world and is the patroness of South America. She will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 24th is the Feast of St. Bartholomew, identified in the Bible with Nathaniel the Apostle in whom Jesus said “there is no guile.”  St. Bartholomew preached the Gospel in Armenia and India where according to tradition he was flayed alive. He will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

 

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 25th is the Feast of two saints, St. Louis IX, King of France and St. Joseph Calasanz.  St. Louis was a model ruler and the father of eleven children. He was a member of the Third Order of St. Frances and worked for the poor and the sick especially for lepers.  He died during one of the Crusades. St. Joseph Calasanz founded the Piarist Fathers dedicated to helping poor children. He is the patron of Christian schools for the poor. They will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

THE THIRD ORDER OF MOUNT CARMEL will meet on Saturday, August 25th, 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 who 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 lived on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land, from ancient times even as far back as to the prophet Elijah of the Old Testament. All interested are welcome to attend.

THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA takes place every Saturday before the 8:00 a.m. Mass as a spiritual attack on a tragic evil.  All are welcome to take part.

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OUR ANNUAL ODPUST FAMILY PARISH PICNIC will be held on Sunday, August 19th from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. at beautiful Camp Apex on the Mohawk Trail.  Camp Apex is complete with playing fields, pavilions, a lodge (in case of rain) and a swimming pool with a lifeguard on duty.  Tickets are $10.00 per adult and $3.00 per child over 4 years of age. Come enjoy each other’s company and God’s good blessings.  Raffle items are needed.  Please give them to Shirley Webb or Nancy Faller (you may drop them off at Nancy’s home before or after any Mass), or bring them to the picnic.  Thank you!

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VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to help with our Odpust Family Picnic.  See the sign-up sheet in the front vestibule on the display counter and offer your help – everything from setting up, cooking, cleaning up, etc.

 

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)

A Prayer of Consecration

of our Families and our Parish

 

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    Heavenly Mother Mary, in your Holy Icon of Częstochowa, you present your Son to us.  This tells us that you are the Mother of God, and yet, you are our Mother also. In that faith we offer this prayer of hope and ask you to lead us, our parish, and our families, to your Son Jesus Christ.

    Queen Mother, we unite our lives to the sufferings and infinite merits of Jesus Christ our Redeemer.  Through your virginal hands and through your most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, present again, to Our Heavenly Father, for our parish and for our families, the Body and Blood of Jesus, and His Divine pierced Heart, given up for us on Calvary, and in the most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  This will be for blessings beyond all our hopes.

    As you miraculously protected the great monastery of Częstochowa when it was under siege, may this prayer also bring our families and parish ever under the cloak of your Motherly protection.  May we thus bring about the conversion of a great many souls and the building up of The Holy Church for the Glory of God.

    Holy Mary, Our Lady of Częstochowa, we consecrate our parish and our families to your Immaculate Heart that we might all grow strong in faith, love and in a spirit of forgiveness.  O Holy Mother, we beg you to hear us from your throne on the Mountain of Light in Częstochowa!

    Merciful Mother of God, and our Mother also, we place all our trust in you.  We know that your power and love exceeds all our imagining.  We come to you with our Hail Mary’s. We are weak, but we place our weakness into your maternal hands.  We wish to praise you with all our brothers and sisters, so that the Father can renew our parish and our families.  You see into every heart and so you know our desire to serve you through the Holy Church that Your Son gave us. Mother Mary, in faith and love we beseech you to give this prayer to your only dear Son, Jesus Christ.  Amen

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

Feast of Our Lady of Częstochowa

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    The Feast of Our Lady of Częstochowa, the patroness of our parish, is Sunday, August 26th.  We will celebrate the feast in a solemn manner at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, August 26th with a Eucharistic Procession.

    The holy icon of Our Lady in the monastery on Jasna Gora in Częstochowa is the treasure of Poland and the source of innumerable miracles for the past five centuries.  Tradition says the artist was St. Luke who painted the picture, while the Blessed Mother was still alive, on a table top made by St. Joseph and Jesus in their carpentry shop.  The painting was transported from Jerusalem to Constantinople by St. Helena and it was considered as a great relic in the imperial city. The icon was part of the royal treasury and passed on from Empress to Empress.  As a royal gift it traveled from Constantinople to Russia, to Holicia, to Belzki and finally to Częstochowa where it remains to this day.

    The two scars on the painting were made by heretics in 1430.  There is a third scar, just noticeable, on the throat of the Madonna made by a Tartars arrow.  These wounds the Mother of God desires to remain preserved forever on her sacred icon. No matter what artists did to repair the damage or the fire damaged blackness, they always reappeared.  It seems as if Our Lady wants to be identified with the sufferings of the Polish people. The monastery has been the scene of numberless conversions and miracles, and it has always been associated with the history of Poland and the Polish people.  It is and always has been most dear to every Pole in the world.

Plan For Our Odpust!*

(*An Odpust is the celebration of the Feast of the patron of the Parish.

The Feast of Our Lady of Częstochowa is August 26th and we traditionally

celebrate it on the Sunday nearest that date.)

    The word “Odpust” referring to the Feast of the Patron of a parish means “an indulgence” because if we participate in the service celebrating the Parish Feast (August 26th) we receive a plenary indulgence.  The Enchiridion of Indulgences given by Pope Paul VI after Vatican II states:  “A plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful, who devoutly visit the parochial church on the titular feast…  In visiting the church, it is required that one Our Father and the Creed be recited and Sacramental Confession and Holy Communion be received within seven days before or after the Odpust and an Our Father and Hail Mary be offered for our Holy Father the Pope.”

    Our Celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Częstochowa will take place on Sunday, August 26th and will begin with a solemn Mass and Eucharistic procession at 10:30 a.m.  All Societies, Altar Boys and Little Flowers are reminded to take part in the Eucharistic Procession and are to gather with their banners and society emblems in the church undercroft by 9:45 a.m. to organize the procession.

 

A NOTE ABOUT THE MASSES FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 26th:  Because the celebration of the Titular saint of a church ranks in the First Class (i.e. as a Solemnity), it outranks the Sundays of Ordinary time, which are of the Second Class (i.e. as a Feast—c.f. the “Table of Liturgical Days, According to their Order of Precedence” in the Roman Missa, Third Edition, published in 2010), we will be celebrating the Solemnity of Our Lady of Częstochowa at all of the weekend Masses for Sunday, August 26th, rather than the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time.  Because of this, the readings will not be those of the Sunday, but are proper Readings for the feast, and will be published in the Bulletin.  Additionally, the 10:30 Mass will be a Solemn Mass, and will conclude with our Eucharistic Procession for our Odpust. Vespers, at 4:00, will also be for the Solemnity of Our Lady of Częstochowa.

 

FROM AUGUST 15th THROUGH THE AUTUMN SEASON countless harvest festivals are held by Polish people around the world.  These celebrations are called Dożynki – after the wreath or crown of wheat and flowers which is the symbol of the harvest.  Often the celebrations were held at the manor house of a large estate. They were rich in tradition, foods, music and fun.

    On a beautiful sunny fall afternoon, after the crops had been gathered, the villages in their best colorful folk costumes gather in procession playing violins and folk instruments and walk to the church.  The groups carry great wreaths of all kinds of grain, flowers and fruit, holy icons, banners, flags, candles and a large loaf of bread freshly made from the newly harvested grain and beautifully wrapped in embroidered napkins.  After a solemn Mass in which the harvest wreaths – the Dożynki and bread are blessed, the people process with joyful songs and music to the Manor house where the party begins first with a formal greeting and blessing with the bread and wreath and then dancing and banqueting, singing and good food, games and competitions make for a festive occasion.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR FLOWERS and potted plants at the cemetery and please remove any dried up flowers to keep our cemetery neat and attractive.

HOLY HOUR FOR THE SICK AND DYINGA 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.

 

Adoration at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish!

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Starting on August the 2nd, every Thursday and Friday at 4:30 PM will have the Blessed Sacrament Exposed.

 

What happiness do we not feel in the presence of God, when we find ourselves alone at his feet, before the Blessed Sacrament! … ‘Come, my soul, redouble your ardor! You are here alone to adore your God! His look rests on you alone!’ Ah! if we only had the angels’ eyes! Seeing our Lord Jesus Christ here, on that altar, and looking at us, how we should love him! We should want to stay always at his feet; it would be a foretaste of heaven; everything else would become insipid to us. – Cf. St. John Vianney

 

The Sanctuary Lamp

In every Catholic church we find a readily visible lamp or candle burning before the tabernacle. This is the same light the Magi followed until they found the baby Jesus in a stable. This ever-present light still beckons to each of us. We all look for the flickering flame as soon as we enter the church. Our attitude and demeanor change as we recognize that we are in the house of the living God. The flame signifies his presence and a sign that our love for the Lord is eternal, never to be extinguished.

Called the Sanctuary Lamp, it was first used in the 13th century, and Canon Law 940 requires the lamp to burn continuously. This perpetual light is mentioned in Leviticus 6:6 in discussing the fire for burnt offerings: “Fire shall be kept burning upon the altar continuously; it shall not go out.”

From Our Sunday Visitor, “Inside our Sacred Space” by D.D. Emmons

BEGINNING THE WEEK OF June 24th, 2018, we will be accepting requests for the Sanctuary Lamp of our church to be lit in memory of someone.  Please use the attached form and drop it with your donation into the collection basket on Sunday, or mail it to the rectory, c/o Henry Gaida. The names will be published each week in the bulletin. The suggested donation is $10.  For future use, envelopes will be printed and placed in the back of the church. Bóg wam zapłać!

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Please light the Sanctuary Lamp of Our Lady of Częstochowa Church

In memory of ____________________________________________________

Requested by ____________________________________________________

Phone Number (____) _____________  E-mail __________________________

Donation (Suggested donation $10) _________

 

Wieczny odpoczynek racz im dać, Panie, a światłość wiekuista niechaj im świeci. Niech odpoczywają w pokoju. Amen

 

The Love of God and Mary

 

    If I had to use one word to describe the Icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa, it would have to be “Miracles!”  From the very beginning when legend tells us that the icon was painted by St. Luke in Jerusalem to its discovery by St. Helena and its enthronement, first in Constantinople and then in Poland, for almost 2,000 years, Our Lady has left a trail of miracles, signs and wonders!

    As a little boy the stories about the Icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa has always filled me with awe and through them I have come to know and love Mary as my Heavenly mother… generous and full of blessings and love!  I think that I have every book published about our beautiful icon and to this day the stories still fill me with wonder!

    Throughout the history of the Icon, Mary has worked miracles on a grand scale, saving Poland from destruction in a number of historical battles that have actually changed the direction of history!  Most notable, the battle of Grunwald in 1410 in the Battle at Częstochowa in 1655. In the victory of King Sobieski in 1683 over the Muslims in Vienna, saving all of Europe and in the Battle for Warsaw in 1921 against the Bolsheviks who planned to conquer the rest of the world.

    Along with these and other historical miracles of major proportions, there are thousands of miracles recorded where Our Lady of Częstochowa has helped those who have come to her in faith.  The blind regain their sight, the crippled walk, the dead are raised to life. Volumes are filled with the records of these miracles and wonders!

    The stories literally boggle the mind!  Why does God give such signs and wonders??  I think the answer is simple: To demonstrate His love and the love of Mary.  To demonstrate His almighty power and the power of a mother’s love!

    As we look at the Icon we can’t help but be moved by the love and sadness in Mary’s eyes, and her identification with the suffering of her people.  Her eyes tell it all! Mary, the Mother of God and our Mother also, loves us and comes to us with that love. Her heart is moved by our suffering and our difficulties.  Her eyes brim with tears when she sees us straying from her Son and so with a mother’s love she encourages us with her love and her miracles!

    How fortunate the Polish people are under the patronage and protection of Mary, our Mother, the Queen of Częstochowa, the source of mercy and love!  She shows us her Son and calls us to Him and there is our salvation and hope! She knows the way!

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.

IT’S NOT TOO EARLY to start planning for our Blessed Mother’s Birthday (Saturday, September 8th).  As always we will have an all-day Open House/Party which will involve Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and a continuous chain of rosaries.  It is what our Blessed Mother wants. Plan on it!

 

CALLING ALL COOKS!  Our last COMMUNITY MEAL for this year is Wednesday, September 5th.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the front vestibule with aluminum pans for your convenience.  Anyone is welcome to participate in this wonderful corporal work of mercy and there is an ever increasing need for it. Please contact Cathy Becklo with any questions at 863-2267 or acbecklo@comcast.net.  God bless all the folks whose commitment keeps this program running!

 

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: A pilgrimage to the holy village of Medjugorje will leave on November 4th and return on November 12th, 2018.  We will stay with the visionary Mirjana near Apparition Hill.  Our Spiritual Directors will be Fr. Timothy Campoli and Deacon John Leary from Greenfield, Massachusetts.  Many spiritual activities will take place, including daily Mass. A day trip to Dubrovnik, an ancient walled-city on the beautiful Adriatic Sea, is included.  The cost is $2,399 which includes airfare, tour guide, hotel, and two meals a day. A bus to and from Logan Airport will be arranged if there is interest. For more information, contact Helen Shea Murphy at: http://www.pilgrimages.com/helensheamurphy or helensheamurphy@verizon.net or 413-773-8890.

 

CHARITABLE GIVING STRATEGY FOR RETIREES WITH IRA ACCOUNTS AFTER 2018 TAX REFORM:  Most retirees will not be able to reduce their income taxes when making donations to their parish or other charities because of the increase in the standard deduction amount under the recent tax reform legislation. For those with IRA accounts, if donations are made directly from the IRA provider to the charitable organization or parish, the donation is effectively tax deductible since the donation is not considered taxable income to the IRA account holder. This strategy might also reduce income taxes on Social Security benefits for some tax  payers. Contact your IRA provider for more information on how to do this. If you use an accountant, be sure to let your accountant know if you have taken advantage of this strategy.

 

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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 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, August 19: 8:00 + Jacob Harold Garmalo – int. Garmalo Family

Sunday, August 19: 10:30 + Chet Galvis – int. Connie

Monday, August 20: + Robert Benke – int. SKM

Tuesday, August 21: – Healing & Blessings for R. – int. A Friend

Wednesday, August 22: + Jacob Harold Garmalo – int. Garmalo Family

Thursday, August 23: – Conversion for all Sinners – int. A Friend

Friday, August 24: + Władysław Glazewski – int. Grand Children

Saturday, August 25: 8:00 + Souls in Purgatory – int. Betty Fritz

Saturday, August 18: 4:00 + Souls in Purgatory – int. Betty Fritz

 

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 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!

 

OFFICE OF VOCATIONS:  The Gospel asks for us: “How can Jesus give us His flesh to eat”?  Our lack of knowledge does not prevent us from being lured into the mystery.  The mystery makes it all the more appealing when we say in faith, “My LORD and my God”.  In faith we can respond also to God’s invitation to be His priest or religious. If you can, email Fr. Matt or Fr. Michael: vocations@diospringfield.org and/or visit our website: http://www.myvocation.com.

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD and in memory of Jessie Pietraszek and Wanda Kuzmeskus donations to our Parish Renovation Fund have been made by James and Jean Koldis.  Bóg zapłać!

 

 

now and we need to order books.  Would all parents kindly register their children for the classes (Pre-K through Confirmation) with the form below and drop it into the collection box next weekend.  All students must be registered before attending the first class. The year for the Sacraments of First Confession and First Holy Communion is grade 2.  Preparation for the Sacraments includes the student’s attendance in both grades 1 & 2.  The year for the Sacrament of Confirmation is grade 11.  Preparation for the Sacrament includes the student’s faithful attendance in grades 9-11.

 

+ CONFRATERNITY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE +

CATECHISM CLASS TEACHERS will meet on Wednesday, September 5th in the rectory following 5:30 p.m. Mass.  This is an important meeting and all teachers are requested to be present.

CATECHISM CLASSES will begin on Sunday, September 16th at 9:00 a.m.  Parents are reminded of their obligation to provide a religious education for their children so that they might have a future – an eternal future!

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CLASS (Grade 2) meets on Sundays at 9:00 a.m.  Please note:  The preparation for First Confession and First Holy Communion is a very important step in the spiritual life of a child.  It is urgent that parents make every positive effort to see to it that their children attend every class AND that they be on time for every class.  It is also important that the parents accompany their children to Mass every Sunday and review their weekly lessons.

 

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.  Membership in the choir is open to all adults of the parish, and Choristerships are open to all Boys and Girls of the parish and community ages 7 – 13.  The choir sings a variety of repertoire ranging from Gregorian Chant to music by the great masters, such as Palestrina, Mozart, and Schubert, to music by modern composers such as Ralph Vaughan Williams.  We rehearse every Sunday in the choir loft following the 10:30 Mass, from 11:30 – 1:00. For information, please see Henry Gaida or e-mail hgaida@gmail.com.

    The Saint Gregory Choir:   So you didn’t take Latin in school?  Most of us didn’t either!  So you don’t read music?  Many of us are still learning the basics!  So you’re busy?  So are we!  Who are we?  We call ourselves the St. Gregory Choir; we’re folk like you who like to sing to God’s greater glory.  The music we sing is sophisticated, but we aren’t, and we need you.  Don’t let flimsy excuses keep you from singing some of civilization’s greatest music–the Church’s vast treasury of chants, hymns, and polyphony (a fancy name for four part pieces).  We rehearse for seventy-five minutes after the Saturday 8:00 AM Mass and twenty minutes before the Sunday first Mass.  Come give it a try.  No auditions, no experience necessary, and no solos the first twelve months.  We promise!  We sing at the 8:00 Sunday morning Mass. For more information, call Robert Heath at 772-8738.

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JOHN PAUL II technically was not the first Polish Pope.  St. Pius X was actually Polish. His father Jan Krawiec and his mother Margaret were born in Wielkopolska, Poland.  Jan and his wife sought political asylum in Italy when Poland fell into Prussian hands. In Italy, to blend in and for fear of reprisal as a foreigner, Jan translated his name to Giovanni Battista, still the same patron saint he was baptized under.  He then adopted the Italian word for tailor, “Sarto”, as his surname. His Polish name Krawiec also means tailor. The feast of St. Pius X, a Polish Pope, is on August 21st.

 

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD and in memory of Claire M. Zak a donation has been made to our Parish Renovation Fund by Helen Christian. Bóg zapłać!

VISIT http://diospringfield.org/Ministries/child-youth-protection/ for resources for child abuse prevention and reporting.

A UNIQUE PILGRIMAGE:  We would like to have you join our pilgrimage to the Missionaries of the Poor in Kingston, Jamaica.  We will have the opportunity to share in the Prayer, Life, and Ministry of these wonderful Brothers as they bring the compassionate mercy of Christ tot eh physically, emotionally, and economically poor of Jamaica.  The dates are January 9 – 27. You have the option of going for one week, either the 1st or 2nd, or for both weeks.  If you are interested or would like more information, please reply by e-mail to jackroach1@verizon.net or call Fr. Roach at 413-624-5508.  Since there is limited space in the Visitor’s Monastery, please respond by August 30th.  Thank you!

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,

And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.

Walerian Krauz 8/19/1992

Brenda L. Clough 8/19/1999

Katherine Bush 8/20/1971

Frank Putala 8/20/1982

Charles A. Kurtyka 8/20/1991

Joanne Mae Flanagan 8/20/2009

Edward A. Osowski 8/21/1945

Janina Kurtyka 8/21/1964

Wahneta A. Zangri 8/21/1993

Josephine Czernich 8/21/2014

Paul P. Dejnak 8/22/2008

Joseph Gurzan 8/23/1941

John J. Duda, Jr. 8/23/1980

Charles P. Zajac 8/23/1994

Sylvia Hmieleski 8/23/2002

Mary Skowron 8/24/1981

Julia Rydell 8/24/1992

Sophie Sokolowski 8/25/1927

Catherine Waryas 8/25/1942

Helen Golowka 8/25/1953

Piotr Dejnak 8/25/1962

Mary Sacharczewski 8/25/1963

Cecelia M. Gloski 8/25/1986

Marion Waraksa 8/25/1992

Rose M. Brzozowy 8/25/1997

Fidelia A. Kurtyka 8/25/2007

Alice Cislo 8/25/2012

Phyllis L. Tucker 8/25/2016

Vincent Jurgielewicz 8/26/1971

Grace T. Wondoloski 8/26/1989

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 the Franklin County Deaenr.  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 Thursday Friday Saturday
Our Seminarians Deacon Culliton Our Deacon Candidates Fr. Roux Clergy in Purgatory Deacon Ratté Fr. Bermudez


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

 

JMJ

+ Parish Schedule for the Week of August 5 2018 +

 

Sunday, August 5 [Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time]:

  8:00 am – Birthday Blessings for Fr. Seán O’Mannion – int. Ron & Monica Scherman

10:30 am + John & Mary Bush Zukowski – int. George Bush

Monday, August 6 [Transfiguration of the Lord]:

  8:00 am + Fr. Columba Kelly, OSB – int. Henry R. Gaida

Tuesday, August 7 [St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena/St. Sixtus II & Comps./

                                        St. Cajetan]:

  5:30 pm + Anna LaPalme – int. Daughter, Brenda

Wednesday, August 8 [St. Jude Novena/St. Dominic]:

  5:30 pm + Stanley & Blance Potosek – int. Bob & Virginia Avery

Thursday, August 9 [St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross]:

  5:30 pm – Grace & Blessings for Fr. Al Dagnoli – int. Betty Fritz

Friday, August 10 [St. Lawrence]:

  5:30 pm – Health & Blessings for Fr. Lorenz Gadient – int. Henry R. Gaida

Saturday, August 11 [St. Clare]:

  8:00 am – Grace & Blessings for Sr. Agnes Loretta – int. Betty Fritz

  9:00 am – Mass of Thanksgiving – Beatrice Catherine Dowdy & Sterling Clark Daniels

  2:00 pm – Wedding: Beatrice Catherine Dowdy & Sterling Clarke Daniels

  4:00 pm + Jessie M. Pietraszek – int. Betty Fritz

  6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners

Sunday, August 12 [Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time]:

  8:00 am – Grace & Blessings for Sr. Agnes Loretta Pelc – int. Holy Rosary Society

10:30 am – Grace & Blessings for Sr. Celeste Marie and the Poor Sisters of St. Clare

                                    – int. Pelc Family

BANNS III: Beatrice Catherine Dowdy & Sterling Clark Daniels

    THE SANCTUARY LAMP THIS WEEK, burns in memory of Frances Pinkos
    at the request of Starr Pinkos. Wieczny odpoczynek racz jej dać, Panie, a światłość

    wiekuista niechaj jej świeci na wieki wieków.  Amen. Niech odpoczywa w pokoju.     Amen.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 6th is the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord giving the Apostles a hint of the glory of the Resurrection.  Jesus appeared with Moses and the prophet, Elijah. This feast will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

 

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 7th is the Feast of Pope St. Sixtus II and his companion martyrs and St. Cajetan.  St. Sixtus II who was the Pope and four of his deacons were arrested on August 6, 258 while celebrating the Mass.  They were decapitated on the same day. St. Cajetan was the founder of a religious order devoted to reform, prayer and ministry to the poor.  The martyrs and saints will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8th is the Feast of St. Dominic, the founder of the Dominicans, whose work was to bring people back to the true teaching and discipline of the Church.  He will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA will be offered as usual on Wednesday, August 8th at the 5:30 p.m. Mass.  All are welcome and encouraged to come and pray for the intercession of the Saint of hopeless and impossible cases.

THE PARISH COUNCIL will meet on Wednesday, August 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the church undercroft.  The parish picnic will be discussed. 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, AUGUST 9th is the Feast of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein).  She was born of Jewish parents in 1891, was an influential philosopher and a convert to Catholicism.  She entered the Discalced Carmelites in 1933, was arrested by the Nazis in 1942 and transported by cattle train to the death camp of Auschwitz where she died in the gas chambers.  She will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 10th is the Feast of St. Lawrence who was martyred for his Faith by being burned alive on a gridiron.  He was noted for his compassion and charity for the poor and his courage and humor in the face of danger.  He will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

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THE FEAST OF ST. PHILOMENA is August 10th.  On May 24, 1802, in the catacomb of St. Priscilla on the Via Salaria Nova an inscribed tomb was found, and on the following day it was carefully examined and opened.  The tomb was closed with three tiles, on which was the following inscription in red print: LUMENA PAXTE CUM FI together with certain symbols, namely, two anchors, three arrows, a palm and a flower (or torch).  The tomb had to be closed in a hurry, and the tiles were put in a wrong order, again either through hurry or by one who could not read, and that the inscription should read: Pax tecum Filumena “Peace be with thee, Philumena,” which is obtained by putting the first of the three tiles at the end.  Within the tomb was found the skeleton of a female of from thirteen to fifteen years old, the principal bones entire except the skull, which was much broken.  Embedded in cement was a small glass phial or vase, with vestiges of what was taken to be blood. This was one of the so-called “blood-ampullae” which when found in conjunction with the palm symbol were accepted as proof of the grave of a martyr.  Accordingly, in accordance with the knowledge of the time and current regulations of the Congregation of Sacred Rites, the remains were taken to be those of a virgin-martyr named Philomena, they were reverently gathered up, and deposited in the custodia generalis of sacred relics.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 11th is the Feast of St. Clare, a disciple of St. Francis of Assisi and the foundress of the Poor Clares.  She will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA will take place on Saturday, August 11th, preceding the 8:00 a.m. Mass offering prayers in supplication for an end to the violence of abortion and in reparation for the lack of love which makes abortion possible.

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 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)

IT’S NOT TOO EARLY to start planning for our Blessed Mother’s Birthday (Saturday, September 8th).  As always we will have an all-day Open House/Party which will involve Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and a continuous chain of rosaries.  It is what our Blessed Mother wants. Plan on it!

Feast of Our Lady of Częstochowa

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    The Feast of Our Lady of Częstochowa, the patroness of our parish, is Sunday, August 26th.  We will celebrate the feast in a solemn manner at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, August 26th with a Eucharistic Procession.

    The holy icon of Our Lady in the monastery on Jasna Gora in Częstochowa is the treasure of Poland and the source of innumerable miracles for the past five centuries.  Tradition says the artist was St. Luke who painted the picture, while the Blessed Mother was still alive, on a table top made by St. Joseph and Jesus in their carpentry shop.  The painting was transported from Jerusalem to Constantinople by St. Helena and it was considered as a great relic in the imperial city. The icon was part of the royal treasury and passed on from Empress to Empress.  As a royal gift it traveled from Constantinople to Russia, to Holicia, to Belzki and finally to Częstochowa where it remains to this day.

    The two scars on the painting were made by heretics in 1430.  There is a third scar, just noticeable, on the throat of the Madonna made by a Tartars arrow.  These wounds the Mother of God desires to remain preserved forever on her sacred icon. No matter what artists did to repair the damage or the fire damaged blackness, they always reappeared.  It seems as if Our Lady wants to be identified with the sufferings of the Polish people. The monastery has been the scene of numberless conversions and miracles, and it has always been associated with the history of Poland and the Polish people.  It is and always has been most dear to every Pole in the world.

 

Plan For Our Odpust!*

(*An Odpust is the celebration of the Feast of the patron of the Parish.

The Feast of Our Lady of Częstochowa is August 26th and we traditionally

celebrate it on the Sunday nearest that date.)

    The word “Odpust” referring to the Feast of the Patron of a parish means “an indulgence” because if we participate in the service celebrating the Parish Feast (August 26th) we receive a plenary indulgence.  The Enchiridion of Indulgences given by Pope Paul VI after Vatican II states:  “A plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful, who devoutly visit the parochial church on the titular feast…  In visiting the church, it is required that one Our Father and the Creed be recited and Sacramental Confession and Holy Communion be received within seven days before or after the Odpust and an Our Father and Hail Mary be offered for our Holy Father the Pope.”

    Our Celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Częstochowa will take place on Sunday, August 26th and will begin with a solemn Mass and Eucharistic procession at 10:30 a.m.  All Societies, Altar Boys and Little Flowers are reminded to take part in the Eucharistic Procession and are to gather with their banners and society emblems in the church undercroft by 9:45 a.m. to organize the procession.

OUR ANNUAL ODPUST FAMILY PARISH PICNIC will be held on Sunday, August 19th from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. at beautiful Camp Apex on the Mohawk Trail.  Camp Apex is complete with playing fields, pavilions, a lodge (in case of rain) and a swimming pool with a lifeguard on duty.  Tickets are $10.00 per adult and $3.00 per child over 4 years of age. Come enjoy each other’s company and God’s good blessings.  Raffle items are needed.  Please give them to Shirley Webb or Nancy Faller (you may drop them off at Nancy’s home before or after any Mass), or bring them to the picnic.  Thank you!

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VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to help with our Odpust Family Picnic.  See the sign-up sheet in the front vestibule on the display counter and offer your help – everything from setting up, cooking, cleaning up, etc.

 

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.

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PLEASE CHECK YOUR FLOWERS and potted plants at the cemetery and please remove any dried up flowers to keep our cemetery neat and attractive.

CALLING ALL COOKS!  Our last COMMUNITY MEAL for this year is Wednesday, September 5th.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the front vestibule with aluminum pans for your convenience.  Anyone is welcome to participate in this wonderful corporal work of mercy and there is an ever increasing need for it. Please contact Cathy Becklo with any questions at 863-2267 or acbecklo@comcast.net.  God bless all the folks whose commitment keeps this program running!

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD and in Memory of Jessie M. Pietraszek, a donation has been made to our Parish Renovation Fund by Eileen M Frederick.  Bóg zapłac!

Adoration at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish!

 

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Starting on August the 2nd, every Thursday and Friday at 4:30 PM will have the Blessed Sacrament Exposed.

Afterward, beginning on September 1st, it will be at 4:30 PM Tuesday through Friday, on Saturday from the end of the 4:00PM Mass until 6:00PM. Sunday at Vespers.

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What happiness do we not feel in the presence of God, when we find ourselves alone at his feet, before the Blessed Sacrament! … ‘Come, my soul, redouble your ardor! You are here alone to adore your God! His look rests on you alone!’ Ah! if we only had the angels’ eyes! Seeing our Lord Jesus Christ here, on that altar, and looking at us, how we should love him! We should want to stay always at his feet; it would be a foretaste of heaven; everything else would become insipid to us. – Cf. St. John Vianney

 

Marian Celebration in Honor of the Mother of God

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 The Franklin County Deanery is hosting their twenty-third Marian Celebration in honor of the Mother of God on Sunday, August 12th at Blessed Sacrament Church in Greenfield.  The Celebrant will be Fr. John Roach and the Preacher will be Fr. Charles DiMascola.  Confessions, with a number of visiting priests, will be heard from 12:45 – 2:00 p.m.  A service with Eucharistic Procession, Benediction and Rosary will begin at 2:00 p.m.  The service will include the crowning of Mary.  All are invited to attend.  There is ample parking behind the church.  Everyone is welcome.  For more information, call 773-3311.

    Deanery Choir Rehearsal:  All are welcome!  The Deanery Choir will hold rehearsal on Wednesday, August 8th at 7 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church in Greenfield.  We will be preparing the beautiful music for this celebration at the rehearsal, which will last about two hours.  Music, pencils, and highlighters will be provided.  Please join us, we welcome all voices and look forward to singing with you.   For further information please contact Kathleen Galluzzo at 413-498-2158. 

FAITH ON FIRE CATHOLIC RALLY  The sixth annual Faith in Fire Catholic Rally will be held on August 16th & 17th on our beautiful grounds of Sacred Heart Parish at 1065 Springfield Street in Feeding Hills, MA.  Our evenings will consist of Praise and Worship music, Eucharistic Procession, Reconciliation, opportunity for extra prayer under the prayer tent and prayers for healing.  Our main speakers to date are the Most Reverend Mitchell T. Rozanski, Rev. Donald LaPointe, Sr. Melinda Pellerin, SSJ, and lay witness speakers to inspire you. The Faith on Fire committee and Saint Martha’s Guild will provide food for purchase.  Please bring a lawn chair and/or blankets for comfortable seating. God promised that “for where two or more are gathered I am there among you”. Please contact our Pastoral Minister/Faith on Fire coordinator Deb Briancesco at 786-8200 ext. 3 with any questions.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: A pilgrimage to the holy village of Medjugorje will leave on November 4th and return on November 12th, 2018.  We will stay with the visionary Mirjana near Apparition Hill.  Our Spiritual Directors will be Fr. Timothy Campoli and Deacon John Leary from Greenfield, Massachusetts.  Many spiritual activities will take place, including daily Mass. A day trip to Dubrovnik, an ancient walled-city on the beautiful Adriatic Sea, is included.  The cost is $2,399 which includes airfare, tour guide, hotel, and two meals a day. A bus to and from Logan Airport will be arranged if there is interest. For more information, contact Helen Shea Murphy at: http://www.pilgrimages.com/helensheamurphy or helensheamurphy@verizon.net or 413-773-8890.

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    “And after six days Jesus took Peter and James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain apart.  And He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun and his garments became white as snow. And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elias talking with Him.  Peter said to Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here.

    If Thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles, one for Thee, one for Moses, and one for Elias.  And as he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them. And lo, a voice out of the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye Him.

    And the disciples hearing this, fell upon their faces, and were very much afraid.  And Jesus came and touched them and said to them, Arise, and fear not. And they lifting up their eyes saw no one but only Jesus.  And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man is risen from the dead.”  (Matthew 17:1-6)

    The feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord celebrates the revelation of Christ’s divinity on Mount Tabor in Galilee (Mark 9:1-8; Luke 9:28-36).

    By drawing aside the veil that hid the splendor of His divine nature from their physical sight, Our Lord desired to strengthen them spiritually for the suffering of His upcoming Passion and Death.

    Just as His humanity cloaked His divinity while He walked the earth, so now in the Holy Eucharist, both His humanity and His divinity are hidden from our earthly sight.  Veiled under the appearance of bread and wine is the same Lord and God that was transfigured before the astonished gaze of Peter, James and John on the heights of Mount Tabor.

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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, August 5: 8:00 + Jacob Harold Garmalo – int. Garmalo Family

Tuesday, August 7: + Jacob Harold Garmalo – int. Garmalo Family

Wednesday, August 8:  + Anita Stevens – int. Carol

Friday, August 10: + Bernie Kobera – int. Mary

Saturday, August 11: 4:00 – Health & Blessings for Henry & Jane Shaughnessy

                                        – int. Maeve

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!

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.

CHARITABLE GIVING STRATEGY FOR RETIREES WITH IRA ACCOUNTS AFTER 2018 TAX REFORM:  Most retirees will not be able to reduce their income taxes when making donations to their parish or other charities because of the increase in the standard deduction amount under the recent tax reform legislation. For those with IRA accounts, if donations are made directly from the IRA provider to the charitable organization or parish, the donation is effectively tax deductible since the donation is not considered taxable income to the IRA account holder. This strategy might also reduce income taxes on Social Security benefits for some tax  payers. Contact your IRA provider for more information on how to do this. If you use an accountant, be sure to let your accountant know if you have taken advantage of this strategy.

VISIT http://diospringfield.org/Ministries/child-youth-protection/ for resources for child abuse prevention and reporting.

HOLY HOUR FOR THE SICK AND DYINGA 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.

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.

OFFICE OF VOCATIONS:  Jesus proclaims himself to be the bread of life.  You may be called to make that bread of life for the Body of Christ as a priest.  If you think God is calling you to be His priest, please email Fr. Matt or Fr. Michael: vocations@diospringfield.org and/or visit our website: http://www.myvocation.com.

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.  Membership in the choir is open to all adults of the parish, and Choristerships are open to all Boys and Girls of the parish and community ages 7 – 13.  The choir sings a variety of repertoire ranging from Gregorian Chant to music by the great masters, such as Palestrina, Mozart, and Schubert, to music by modern composers such as Ralph Vaughan Williams, Peter Kwasniewski, and Stephen Cleobury.  We rehearse every Sunday in the choir loft following the 10:30 Mass, from 11:30 – 1:00. For information, please see Henry Gaida or e-mail hgaida@gmail.com.

    The Saint Gregory Choir:   So you didn’t take Latin in school?  Most of us didn’t either!  So you don’t read music?  Many of us are still learning the basics!  So you’re busy?  So are we!  Who are we?  We call ourselves the St. Gregory Choir; we’re folk like you who like to sing to God’s greater glory.  The music we sing is sophisticated, but we aren’t, and we need you.  Don’t let flimsy excuses keep you from singing some of civilization’s greatest music–the Church’s vast treasury of chants, hymns, and polyphony (a fancy name for four part pieces).  We rehearse for seventy-five minutes after the Saturday 8:00 AM Mass and twenty minutes before the Sunday first Mass.  Come give it a try.  No auditions, no experience necessary, and no solos the first twelve months.  We promise!  We sing at the 8:00 Sunday morning Mass. For more information, call Robert Heath at 772-8738.

CATECHISM CLASS TEACHERS will meet on Wednesday, September 5th in the rectory following 5:30 p.m. Mass.  This is an important meeting and all teachers are requested to be present.

CATECHISM CLASSES will begin on Sunday, September 16th at 9:00 a.m.  Parents are reminded of their obligation to provide a religious education for their children so that they might have a future – an eternal future!

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

GROW IN YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH while receiving a premier college education. Northeast Catholic College, in Warner, New Hampshire, is committed to making it possible for all eligible students to finance their education.  The college goes to great lengths to make our education affordable to families who feel it is out of reach. We have a rolling admissions policy and still have scholarship money available. Contact us through our website http://www.northeastcatholic.edu or by phone 603-456-2656.

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!

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,

And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.

Jan Zukowski 8/5/1961

Loretta E. Kirk 8/5/1993

Joanna H. Sak 8/6/1958

Louise A. Riel 8/6/1993

Anna Jablonski 8/7/1924

Katarzynia Duda 8/7/1952

Karolina Waryasz 8/7/1954

Zofia Milewski 8/7/1960

John Szczepkowski 8/8/1958

Stephen F. Koscinski 8/8/1999

John Sliwa 8/9/1943

Katarzyna A. Wojtasiewicz 8/9/1955

John Juskiewicz 8/9/1967

Alfred R. Brunelle 8/9/1998

Albert J. Zewinski 8/9/2000

Felicia E. Kostek 8/9/2005

Ladusik Grader 8/10/1960

Frank Muszynski 8/10/1967

Edward G. Zewinski 8/10/1989

Mary A. Gmyrek 8/10/2003

Mary Krol 8/11/1924

Josephine M. Rudinski 8/11/1965

Mary Osowski 8/11/1973

Ronald P. Scopa 8/11/1993

Stanley H. Potosek 8/11/2005

Anna Ostrowski 8/12/1961

Josephine Stroble 8/12/1975

Sabina Kowal 8/12/1991

Rose F. Molongoski 8/12/2017

Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers

 

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 Thursday Friday Saturday
Fr. O’Mannion Bishop Rozanski Deacon Nolan Deacon Rabbitt Bishop McDonnell Deacon Patten Msgr. Yargeau

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