+ Parish Schedule for the Week of October 28, 2018 +
Sunday, October 28 [Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time]: Solemn Novena to St. Jude IX
8:00 am + Patricia Collins – int. Doug & Mary Lynn Brown
10:30 am + Thaddeus Pelc – int. The Pelc Family
4:00 pm – Vespers (E.F. Christ the King)
Monday, October 29 : * Ad orientem *
8:00 am – Living & Departed Members of the Fritz & Klepacki Families – int. Family
Tuesday, October 30 [St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena/Bl. Dorothy of Matowow]:
5:30 pm + Bonnie Demers – int. Donald Parda
Wednesday, October 31 [St. Jude Novena]:
* 5:30 pm + Holy Souls in Purgatory – int. Betty Fritz
Thursday, November 1 [All Saints’ Day]: * Holy Day of Obligation *
* 8:00 am – For our Parish and Parishioners
* 5:30 pm + Louise Hoynoski – int. Barbara Krusiewski
First Friday, November 2 [Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed]:
5:30 pm + All Souls’ Novena I
First Saturday, November 3 [St. Martin de Porres]:
The Holy Rosary will be recited before Mass, Exposition of the
Blessed Sacrament, Litany of Loreto and Benediction following Mass
8:00 am + All Souls’ Novena II
4:00 pm + All Souls’ Novena III
6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners
Sunday, November 4 [Thirty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time]:
8:00 am + All Souls’ Novena IV
10:30 am + All Souls’ Novena V
4:00 pm – Vespers (E.F. Fourth Sunday remaining after Epiphany)
+ KRÓLOWO POLSKI MÓDL SIĘ ZA NAMI +
THE SANCTUARY LAMP THIS WEEK, burns in memory of Toni Aitkin at
the request of Terri Aitken. Wieczny odpoczynek racz jej dać, Panie, a światłość
wiekuista niechaj jej świeci na wieki wieków. Amen. Niech odpoczywa w pokoju.
ALL SOULS DAY ENVELOPES with the names of those you wish to remember in the All Souls Day Novena of Masses should be returned before November 1st.
A FRIENDLY REMINDER: Confessions are heard daily one half hour before each Mass. Try to arrive early for confession to allow Father enough time to prepare for Mass. Thank you!
THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA will be offered as usual on Wednesday, October 31st 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 DOCTRINE AND PRACTICE of indulgences in the Church is closely linked to the effects of the Sacrament of Penance. An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions or Christ and the saints. An indulgence is partial or plenary according as it removes either part or all of the temporal punishment due to sin. Indulgences may be applied to the living (yourself) or the dead. – Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1471, p. 370.
FOR THE SOULS IN PURGATORY: A partial indulgence, applicable to the souls in Purgatory, is granted to the faithful who devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, even for a few minutes. The indulgence is plenary each day from the first to the eighth of November. Take advantage of this special opportunity during the month of November to earn indulgences for the souls in Purgatory.
1. A plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory, is granted to the faithful, who on the day dedicated to the Commemoration of all the faithful departed piously visit a church, a public oratory or – for those entitled to use it – a semipublic oratory.
The above indulgence can be acquired either on the day designated above or, with the consent of the Ordinary, on the preceding or following Sunday or the feast of All Saints.
In visiting the church or oratory, it is required according to Norm 6 of the same Apostolic Constitution, that “one Our Father and the Creed be recited.”
2. An indulgence, applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory, is granted to the faithful, who devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed. The indulgence is plenary each day from the 1st to the 8th of November; on other days of the year it is partial.
3. Deserving of special mention are the following works for anyone of which the faithful can gain a plenary indulgence for the souls in Purgatory any day of the year (or the indulgence may be gained once a day for oneself).
A. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for at least one half hour.
B. Devout reading of the sacred Scriptures for at least one half hour.
C. Making the Way of the Cross.
D. The praying of the Rosary in a church or in public.
The conditions prescribed by the Church for gaining a plenary indulgence are: the pious act, (i.e., visiting the cemetery) or prayer, (i.e., the Rosary, etc.), Confession and Communion within eight days before or after the intention of gaining the plenary indulgence; and prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father, e.g., Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be. – Enchiridion of Indulgences Norms and Grants – Pope Paul VI, 1969
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1st is the Feast of All Saints. This Feast has a special place in the hearts of Polish people. It is a day of hope and faith in the promise of what we will one day become if we persevere in love. The Masses for All Saints Day will take place Wednesday, October 31st at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, November 1st at 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd is the Feast of All Souls. The nine day novena for all of the souls in Purgatory enrolled on our altar will begin on Friday, November 2nd at 5:30 p.m. The Polish traditional All Souls Day procession of prayers for the departed will follow the Mass .
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd is the First Saturday of the Month in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Confessions will be heard starting at 7:30 a.m. Mass will begin 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.
OUR ANNUAL ST. NICHOLAS DAY BAZAAR will take place on Saturday, December 1st starting at 9:00 a.m. Our usual arts and crafts, Polish food sale, Religious goods, Chinese auctions, etc., will be featured. Please save that day for super bargains for your Christmas shopping. Anyone who would like to rent a table for this popular holiday event may call Shirley Webb at 773-7202 for information and to reserve a space.
NOVEMBER 2nd IS ALL SOULS DAY – Dzien Zaduszny. The night before All Souls Day is solemnly observed by the Polish people. It is the beginning of the many customs and prayers for departed family and friends.
Old legends say that at exactly midnight a great light fills the Church and all the departed souls of the parish gather to pray before the altar. Then each soul is said to return to the home in which they dwelt while alive. The evening meal of All Souls Day is almost a religious ritual. The family gathers to pray before the holy icons of Our Lady and The Saints which are beautifully decorated with embroidered cloth and fresh flowers. Prayers and hymns are offered for each departed ancestor and friend. The head of the house then opens the front door or window as if to invite the departed spirits to take part in the feast. An ancient song is chanted welcoming the souls.
“Holy sainted ancestors, we beg you come, fly to us
To eat and drink, wher’er God grant
Whatever I can offer you
Welcome to whatever this house can afford
Sainted ancestors, we beg you
Come, fly to us!”
The family gathers around the table set with extra places for the departed souls. The meal is opulent but solemn and quiet with the conversation hinging mainly on reminiscences of departed family and friends. When the feast is over, the head of the family once more opens the door and dismisses the invisible guests. Another song accompanies this leave taking.
“Sainted ancestors you came here to eat Now tell us
To eat – you have eaten What do you need?
To drink – you have drunk Or better, go back to Heaven
Homage and honor to you! Be gone! Be gone! Be gone!
The family then proceeds to the parish church for Mass and special services for the departed souls in Purgatory. At one point in the Mass a solemn procession is formed with everyone holding candles. The procession stops at the four corners of the church where special prayers are offered for the dead. If the church is near the cemetery the procession continues there where everyone prays at the graves of their family and decorates the graves with candles and flowers. The signs of hundreds of people slowly walking with their candles through a Polish cemetery at twilight is an awe inspiring sight.
At first glance the custom on remembering the dead with a family dinner may seem unusual but yet it reveals a most positive Christian attitude about death. The dead still live. They live hopefully with Christ in Heaven or Purgatory. And if they do indeed have eternal life, they continue to care and love those left behind. Thus, even in this simple dinner, the doctrine of the Communion of Saints is vividly expressed!
Why Do We Venerate Relics of Saints? By Paul Senz |
Catholic News Service
The veneration of relics is a fundamentally Biblical practice; it is not some sort of innovation in the centuries after Christ. On the contrary, as Scripture reveals, the veneration of relics was widely practiced, in one form or another, by ancient Jews as well.
In the Old Testament, the Second Book of Kings details the death of Elisha the prophet. “Once some people were burying a man, when suddenly they saw such a raiding band. So they cast the man into the grave of Elisha, and everyone went off. But when the man came in contact with bones of Elisha, he came back to life and got to his feet” (2 Kgs 13:20-21).
This miracle is an early example of relics and the way that God can work wonders through them.
In the New Testament, one of the clearest examples is the story in the Gospels of Matthew (Mt 14:35-36), Mark (Mk 6:56) and Luke (Lk 8:43-44), in which people bring the sick to Jesus so that they might “touch only the tassel on his cloak,” and by coming into this direct contact with him, be healed.
The Acts of the Apostles tells of an early practice of venerating relics: “So extraordinary were the mighty deeds God accomplish at the hands of Paul that when face cloths or aprons that touched his skin were applied to the sick, their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them” (Acts 19:11-12).
In the early church, the age of martyrs and persecution, relics took on an even more important role in the life of the church. St. Polycarp, a disciple of the apostle John, was martyred in 155/156. A contemporary account of Polycarp’s martyrdom stated:
“We took up his bones, which are more valuable than precious stones and finer than refined gold, and laid them in a suitable place, where the Lord will permit us to gather ourselves together, as we are able, in gladness and joy and to celebrate the birthday of his martyrdom.”
So, with all of this in mind, what does the church teach about the veneration of relics?
The Vatican’s “Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy” states that the term “relics of the saints” typically refers to “the bodies — or notable parts of the bodies — of the saints who, as distinguished members of Christ’s mystical body and as temples of the Holy Spirit in virtue of their heroic sanctity, now dwell in heaven, but who once lived on earth.”
Furthermore, it is not just their bodies, but “objects that belonged to the saints, such as personal objects, clothes and manuscripts are also considered relics, as are objects that have touched their bodies or tombs such as oils, cloths and images” (No. 236).
Catholics venerate relics — not because the individual saint is worthy of some sort of worship, or because there is anything inherently powerful in the relic itself — but because the relics are used by God as occasions of grace and wonder, and to show his power and love.
AN ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION – Please join us for a study and discussion of the great classic apologetics text Theology and Sanity. Classes are held on Sundays from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the undercroft of Ste. Anne x (93 K Street – grey house across from the rectory). Classes begin September 17th. Books will be available for purchase and coffee and pastries will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information contact Joseph Milano.
THE WEEKLY NOVENA praying for an end to the violence of abortion in our nation and in reparation for the lack of love which makes us treat life so cheaply will take place on Saturday, October 28th before the 8:00 a.m. Mass. All are welcome.
YOU ARE INVITED to join other parishioners at the rectory for coffee and pastry every Sunday after 8:00 Mass. If you are waiting for a child who is in C.C.D., this is a great way to spend the hour! Or just stop in for a coffee “to go.” Please use the side door.
PRE-KINDERGARTEN CLASSES for ages 3 and 4 are offered on Sundays at the rectory from 9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Parents can enjoy the coffee hour while the children will enjoy each other’s company and learn about the Faith.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Praying for the Dead and Gaining Indulgences
by Jennifer Gregory Miller
It is during November that the Church meditates on the Communion of Saints, which is the charitable link with the faithful who have already reached heaven (Church Triumphant), the faithful departed who are still expiating their sins in Purgatory (Church Suffering) and of the pilgrim faithful here on earth (Church Militant). “In this wonderful exchange, the holiness of one profits others, well beyond the harm that the sin of one could cause others.
Thus recourse to the communion of saints lets the contrite sinner be more promptly and efficaciously purified of the punishments for sin.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1475).
On November 1st the Church celebrates the Solemnity of All Saints, a Holy Day of Obligation, honoring all those faithful in heaven. Throughout November the Church also remembers our Faithful Departed. The need and duty of prayer for the departed souls has been acknowledged by the Church at all times. It is recommended in the Scriptures of the Old Testament: “It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins.”(2 Macch. 12, 46). This duty has found expression not only in public and private prayers but especially in the offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the repose of souls.
Throughout November the Church prays for all who are in the purifying fires of Purgatory, waiting for the day when they will join the company of the saints in heaven. The celebration of Mass is the highest means the Church can provide for charity for the dead, but we can also relieve their sufferings through our prayers, sufferings and penances. We can also help the Poor Souls by doing acts and prayers that have indulgences attached to them. There are many indulgences, applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory, that can be obtained during the month of November.
Indulgenced Acts for the Poor Souls – A partial indulgence can be obtained by devoutly visiting a cemetery and praying for the departed, even if the prayer is only mental. One can gain a plenary indulgence visiting a cemetery each day between November 1 and November 8. These indulgences are applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory.
A plenary indulgence, again applicable only the Souls in Purgatory, is also granted when the faithful piously visit a church or a public oratory on November 2. In visiting the church or oratory, it is required, that one Our Father and the Creed be recited.
A partial indulgence, applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory, can be obtained when the Eternal Rest (Requiem aeternam) is prayed.
This can be prayed all year, but especially during the month of November:
Requiem aeternam dona ei (eis), Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei (eis). Requiescat (-ant) in pace Amen.
Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Many families add to the “Prayer Before Meals” the second half of the “Eternal Rest” prayer:
Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, Which we are about to receive, from Thy bounty, through Christ, our Lord, Amen. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Other families recite the “Eternal Rest” prayer in between decades of the rosary.
We should pray for the departed all through the year, not just November. After these souls in Purgatory are in heaven, they will intercede for us. Developing prayerful habits, such as praying the “Eternal Rest” prayer when passing cemeteries, will remind us of our eternal destiny and increase charity towards others.
For more information on the Church’s teachings on indulgences, read the Enchiridion of Indulgences given by the 1968 Decree of the Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary.
Also see The Catechism of the Catholic Church section on Indulgences, Part 2, Section 2, Chapter 2, Article 4, Subsection 10, 1471-1479.
OUR LADY’S HOLY ICON will visit the home of Terry Dempsey for a week of prayer and petition for the needs of our Parish. We thank you for this holy work of power and love.
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
VISIT http://diospringfield.org/Ministries/child-youth-protection/ for resources for child abuse prevention and reporting.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR Sponsored by: SS Peter & Paul Rosary Sodality of Divine Mercy Parish: Saturday, November 10th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Parish Center, Main Street, Three Rivers, MA. Free Parking and Free Admission! One of the area’s longest running Craft Fairs. Come and see what makes us special! We have beautiful craft items by talented local artists. Refreshments. Join us for Lunch!
THE MASS BOOK FOR 2019 is now ready for those who like to book their church or mission Masses in advance. To have a Mass said for a loved one is a beautiful prayer for their souls. At Our Lady of Czestochowa, you have an opportunity to have a Mass said at the church or sent to the missions. Both Mass types are published in the bulletin every week. You may send in requests for Masses by mail or by dropping your requests in the collection basket. You may also call in a Mass to the rectory—if no one is in the office you may leave a message. When requesting a Mass, please record the type of Mass you want (church or mission), if you want a specific date or time, write out the name/names clearly, indicate who the Mass is from, and finally the money. We try to honor the dates and times as much as possible—if you have alternative dates or times, please indicate them also. The basic stipend is $10 for a church Mass and $5 for a mission Mass. Please note that with many different people counting the collection monies, sometimes a Mass request gets into the wrong account because it is not clear where the money or request belongs, so, if you drop your Mass request or Mass payment in the collection basket, please make sure it is in an envelope, and the envelope states that it is for Masses. It is not recommended to use an extra church envelope or a Renovation Fund Card for this because it will cause confusion and you might not get your request! Thank you for these considerations.
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 email@example.com 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!
ATTENTION ALL OUR CHRISTMAS ELVES! It is not too early to plan your crafts and gifts for our annual St. Nicholas Bazaar which will be held on Saturday, December 1st this year. Plan now!
Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon them.
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:
Tuesday, October 30: + Sandra Miner – int. Joyce
Friday, November 2: + Henry Noga – int. Irene Klepadlo
Saturday, November 3: 8:00 + Melvin Bigelow – int. Bigelow Family
Saturday, November 3: 4:00 + Gladys Brostowski – int. Irene Noga
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!
WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL: A Pilgrimage to Greece, Patmos and Ephesus: Oct. 11-21, 2019. Join us on a spiritual journey to many towns of the New Testament where St. Paul first spread the Good News. Also visit Patmos where St. John wrote Revelations and Mary’s House in Ephesus. Included is a three-day cruise to the Greek Isles. Fr. Timothy Campoli and Msgr. Ronald Yargeau are our Spiritual Directors. Daily Mass will take place. The cost is $4199 but if you register before January 31, 2019 you will receive a $200 Early Bird Discount. A bus to Logan will be arranged if there is interest. For a flyer and more information, please contact Helen Shea Murphy at 413-824-8733 or firstname.lastname@example.org. View the website at http://www.pilgrimages.com/helensheamurphy.
Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,
And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.
Michalina Noga 10/28/1959
Peter Nowak 10/28/1971
John S. Krejmas 10/28/2003
Stella R. Burniske 10/29/1996
David S. Sroka 10/30/2016
Theodore J. Jesz 10/31/1963
John E. Prochowicz 10/31/1978
Henry A. Rys 10/31/1990
Walter E. Nadolny 11/1/1977
Mary Sciora 11/1/1983
John Sokolowski 11/2/1939
Rose Pliska 11/2/1973
Michael Cislo 11/3/1931
Gladys F. Brostowski 11/3/2007
Noah Robert Martin 11/3/2015
Francis Cholewa 11/4/1940
Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers
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.
CATHOLICS COME HOME – Learn more about our Catholic Church. Whether you are Catholic, on a journey into the Catholic Church or returning to the Catholic Church, you will find resources that will help you understand more clearly the Catholic Church and her teachings at http://www.catholicscomehome.org. You will find resources that will help you understand more clearly the Catholic Church and her teachings at http://www.catholicscomehome.org.
GROCERIES ARE PROVIDED by our parish for those who often come to the Rectory for help and we are running a little low on some essentials. Please help us to help the poor by leaving some of the following in the church vestibule: stew, tuna, soup, ravioli, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, baked beans, cereal, etc. All donated goods must be such as requiring no refrigeration and can be stored for a period of time. Please help those who cannot help themselves! Bóg Wam Wielki Zapłac!
ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP FASHION SHOW – The Polish Junior League of Massachusetts will hold its Annual Scholarship Fashion Show at 12:00 noon on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Castle of the Knights Banquet Hall, 1599 Memorial Drive in Chicopee. Fashions will be provided by The Little Black Dress in Enfield, and all proceeds will be awarded to college students of Polish heritage. Tickets are $33 and include a choice of three lunch entrees. Deadline for tickets is October 19, 2018. For information and tickets, please call Kathy at 413-243-2228.
ST. JOSEPH PARISH IN SHELBURNE FALLS will hold a “Country Christmas Fair” on Saturday, November 10 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm and Sunday, November 11 from 9:00 am – Noon at the Shelburne-Buckland Community Center on 53 Main Street. The fair will offer unique country crafts, sewn, crocheted and knitted items, hand-made dolls, hand-painted Christmas ornaments and home décor, Stained glass works, home-made candies and bake goods, Attic Treasures, themed gift baskets for sale, Buckland’s famous J. G. Haigis Baloney and Tea Cup Auction. A big raffle featuring a $150 Cash Prize, a $75 gift certificate to West End Pub and a $75 gift certificate to the Blue Rock Restaurant & Bar (both located in Shelburne Falls) will round out the offerings. A delicious choice of lunch items will be available of Saturday. Get Your Christmas shopping done early! For more information call (413) 625-6405.
CHURCH CHOIRS: The St. Cecilia Choir, 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 and children of the parish, aged 7 and over. 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.
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.
DID YOU KNOW??? During World War II, the Polish town of Oświeçim was the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camps, where at least 1.1. million Nazi prisoners were killed by gassing with the pesticide Zyklon-B and many more died in other ways. Ninety percent of the prisoners killed were Jewish. The first exterminations of prisoners took place in September 1941.
If we really believe in something, it does not seem to be a sacrifice to give up everything else to pursue that one dream. Jesus asks the same as any great leader…total dedication; but He promises rewards no one else can promise, “You will then have treasure in Heaven”. Come, follow the call of Christ as a priest, sister, brother or deacon. If you think God is calling you to one of these, email Fr. Matt or Fr. Michael: email@example.com and/or visit our website: http://www.myvocation.com
PLEASE NOTE that every day of the month is set aside to pray for a specific priest or deacon of the Franklin County Deanery. Please join in dedicating every day to one of the clergymen designated in our calendar. The intentions for this week are:
Sunday Fr. Bermudez
Monday Deacon Leary
Tuesday Deacon DeCarlo
Wednesday Fr. Roach
Thursday Fr. Roux
Friday Clergy in Purgatory
Saturday Fr. Aksamit
☼THIS BULLETIN is sponsored by the St. Stanislaus and St. Kazimierz Societies.