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+ Parish Schedule for the Week November 18, 2018 +

Sunday, November 18 [Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time]:
8:00 am – Grace & Blessings for the Benefactors of Alison Scherman Edwards
– int. Ron & Monica Scherman
10:30 am – Living & Deceased Members of the St. Cecilia Choir
4:00 pm – Solemn Vespers & Benediction (E.F. 6th Sunday remaining after Epiphany)
Monday, November 19 [St. Raphael Kalinowski]:
8:00 am + Mary Elizabeth Lambert – int. Jacques Family
Tuesday November 20 [St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena]:
5:30 pm + Holy Souls in Purgatory – int. Thomas Windsor & the Society of St. Bede
Wednesday, November 21 [St. Jude Novena/The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary/
Bl. Maria of Jesus the Good Shepherd Siedliska]:
5:30 pm + Living & Deceased Organists of our Parish – int. St. Cecilia Choir
Thursday, November 22 [Thanksgiving Day/St. Cecilia]:
* 8:00 am + For our Parish & Parishioners
Friday, November 23 [St. Clement I/St. Columban/Bl. Miguel Agustin Pro]:
5:30 pm – Health & Blessings for Betty Fritz – int. Henry Gaida
Saturday, November 24 [St. Andrew Dung-Lac & Companions]:
8:00 am – Grace & Blessings for Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa – int. Ron & Monica Scherman
4:00 pm + Charles & Cecilia Gloski – int. Joyce Phillips
6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners
Sunday, November 25 [Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe]:
8:00 am – Grace & Blessings for Sr. Maria Faustina Scherman, MSSR
– int. Ron & Monica Scherman
10:30 am + Health & Blessings for Bogusław & Karina Wysocki & Family – int. Henry Gaida
4:00 pm – Vespers (E.F. 24th Sunday after Pentecost)

THE SANCTUARY LAMP THIS WEEK, burns in memory of Charles E.
Christian at the request of Wife & Granddaughter, Jenn. Wieczny odpoczynek
racz mu dać, Panie, a światłość wiekuista niechaj mu świeci na wieki wieków.
Amen. Niech odpoczywa w pokoju wiecznym. Amen.

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NOVEMBER 19th is the Feast of St. Raphael Kalinowski who was born to Polish parents in the city of Vilnius in 1835. Following military service, he was condemned in 1864 to ten years of forced labor in Siberia. In 1877 he became a Carmelite and was ordained a priest in 1882. He contributed greatly to the restoration of the Discalced Carmelites in Poland. His life was distinguished by zeal for Church unity and by his unflagging devotion to his ministry as confessor and spiritual director. He died in Wadowice in 1907.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21st is the Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple and signifies Mary’s total gift of self which prepared her to become the living temple of God’s Son. This feast will be celebrated at the 5:30 p.m. Mass.

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

THE GENTLEMEN OF ST. JOSEPH will meet on Wednesday, November 21st at 6:00 p.m. for a Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by a meeting in the undercroft. We will have a guest speaker for this meeting. The Gentlemen of St. Joseph is a group of men dedicated to answering the call of Mary to lead families to her son, Jesus.

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THE MASS FOR THANKSGIVING DAY, Thursday, November 22nd, will be at 8:00 a.m. rather than at 5:30 p.m.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd is the Feast of St. Cecilia known as the patroness of music.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd is the Feast of Pope St. Clement I and St. Columban as well as Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro. St. Clement, Pope of the early Church, was martyred in the year 100 under Trajan. St. Columban, an Irish Monk and Missionary to northeast France, lived a life of penance and prayer founding numerous Monasteries. Blessed Miguel Pro was noted for his open and sympathetic nature as well as his firm piety and faith. Amidst Mexican religious persecution he was executed on November 23, 1927 at the age of 36. The firing squad executed him and his last words were “Long live Christ the King.” The above Saints will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24th is the Feast of St. Andrew Dung-Lac and his companions. St. Andrew Dung-Lac and his companions (over 117 Vietnamese Christians; clergy, religious and laymen) suffered martyrdom during the 17th through 19th centuries and are noted for their strong faith, courage and piety. They will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

THE ST. CECILIA CHOIR will be celebrating its annual Patron Saint’s Mass on Sunday, November 18th, at the 10:30 am Mass, with a liturgical performance of Hans Leo Hassler’s Missa Secunda. This Mass will be the regular “English” Mass, but will be celebrated Ad Orientem, and will include greater Ceremonial than usual. Please join us!

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RAFFLE TICKETS FOR OUR SUPER St. Nicholas Day raffle are available in the church vestibule. If at all possible, the Parish Council is requesting that each family take at least one book of raffle tickets. First Prize: $100 Cash; Second Prize: $50 Cash; Third Prize: $25 Cash; Fourth Prize: $25 Cash; Fifth Prize: $25 cash; Sixth Prize: $25 cash.

Our Annual
St. Nicholas Day Bazaar

Saturday, December 1st
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Come for tasty Polish pierogi, delicious baked goods, religious goods, gifts from Poland, marvelous arts and crafts, exciting raffles and fun and games. Breakfast and lunch will be served on the premises and will feature Polish kielbasa grinders.
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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!

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

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 helensheamurphy@verizon.net. View the website at http://www.pilgrimages.com/helensheamurphy.

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.

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.
THE GLORY OF MARY A book launch and lecture featuring Marian faith and devotion will be held on Sunday, November 18th at 1:00 p.m. at the Elms College library theater, 291 Springfield St., Chicopee. Local author Marie Proulx-Meder’s recently published Many Faces, One Mary—Discovering Homegrown Gardens and Shrines of Our Lady will be available. Guest lecturer, Rev. Charles DiMascola will speak on “The Wonders, Love and Miracles of Mary”. The free event will conclude with a book signing and refreshments.

Another person has fulfilled the vocation to be one with God forever. This beautiful experience will be ours when we are faithful to the vocation that God calls us to. If you feel God may be calling you to a religious vocation in His Church, email Fr. Matt or Fr. Michael: vocations@diospringfield.org and/or visit our website: http://www.myvocation.com

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.

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 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 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!

Where Else Shall We Go?
Randall Smith

Some say that people are leaving the Catholic Church over the current scandals.  This confuses me. In whom did you have faith?  The priest?  The bishop?  Or God?  If your faith was in a priest, a bishop, or even the pope, then what you professed was idolatry, not Christian faith.
Am I downplaying the seriousness of the scandal or the damage it has done?  No, but let’s put things into perspective.  If you ask, “How can I continue to have faith in the Catholic Church considering all these horrible acts?” you might put yourself in the place of the Jewish community after the Holocaust. They had to ask themselves: “How can I continue to have faith in God considering all these horrible acts?”
How can we continue to dedicate ourselves to a community so unfaithful to God?  Moses asked the same question when he saw the infidelity of his fellow Jews in the desert. The prophets asked the same question when they saw the injustices of the people in the Promised Land.  The early apostles must have asked themselves the same question when they saw that it was one of their own company who handed Jesus over to His enemies.  And Peter himself, the “rock” on which the Church was to be built, denied he even knew the Lord in His most desperate hour of need.  What could anyone do to compete with that?
How hard would it have been to stay in the Church when one’s friends, neighbors, and family members were being martyred, torn to shred by animals or burned alive, for refusing to deny their faith? How hard would it have been to stay in the Church when so many of one’s other friends, neighbors, and family members had given in and denied Christ in the face of the threats of the Roman authorities.  Life in the Church has rarely been simple.
What would you have done when the Arian crisis split the Church in two, with the supposedly “Christian” emperor Constantine and most of the empire siding with the Arians?  How about when three men all claimed to be pope in the fourteenth century? Or when the Protestant Revolt split Christendom and much of the Church hierarchy was corrupt and moribund?  The Council of Trent was a great gift of the Spirit, but it didn’t commence until 1545 (Martin Luther authored the 95 theses in 1517), and it didn’t wrap up until 1563, nearly twenty years later.
Imagine being a Catholic in the midst of these scandals. What would you have done?  Would you have been one of those who stayed and fought the good fight in faith?  Or would you have been one of the many who said, “That’s it. I’m out”?
But then where would you have gone?  That’s the question Peter asks Christ.  “Lord, where else shall we go?” Who else has the words of everlasting life?
I’m sorry, but did I miss something?  Did Christ found some other Church – the Church with the good people?  The Church with the perfect liturgies?  The Church in which all the clergy and laity are doctrinally correct and without sin? Because I’ve never seen it.  I’ve never read about it in the Scriptures, nor did the Fathers and Doctors of the Church mention it.  Quite the contrary; they repeatedly talk about the human element of the Church being sinful and in need of Christ’s redemption.
Are these scandals keeping people away from the Church?  Please.  People are staying away from the Church because the Church makes uncomfortable moral claims and because Catholics aren’t a living witness in society to the truth of that teaching.  Surveys have repeatedly shown Catholics to be little different from the general public in their opinions on fundamental moral issues.  Catholics in San Francisco threatened to sue their own bishop when he tried to enforce basic moral principles on the Catholic schools. Archbishop Chaput is held at arms’ length by many Catholic universities, while Cardinal Mahoney, supposedly under penance the way ex-Cardinal McCarrick was, travels freely.
Ask priests and editors of “conservative” Catholic websites what kind of blowback they get when they try to tell the laity they should pay a living wage, be fair and honest in their business practices, or exercise a preferential option for the poor.   What kind of priests and bishops would you expect to get when large portions of the laity revolt if they hear anything from the pulpit about abortion, contraception, fornication, and same-sex sexual activity?
Large proportions of American Catholics wanted bishops who would look the other way as they openly violated fundamental Catholic teaching.  Why are they surprised now to discover that some of these men “bent the rules” in their personal lives as well?  Was fidelity what people were looking for? – or a winning personality and the ability to raise money?  Wasn’t the latter the reason why so many institutions now so self-righteously condemning McCarrick earlier lavished him with honors and praise?
C.S. Lewis once complained about a culture that produces “men without chests” and then expects of them virtue. “We laugh at honor,” wrote Lewis, “and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.  We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.”  An American Catholic Church that laughed at Catholic social teaching and Catholic sexual morality should not be shocked to find doctrinal and moral traitors in its midst.
What do we do now?  Demand the truth?  Certainly. But as the Czech dissident Vaclav Havel insisted, you demand truth by living in the truth.  We should say of authentic Church teaching what St. Augustine said about the Gospel: “If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.”
Are you a Catholic?  Then stop worrying – and act like one. http://www.thecatholicthing.org

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR DIOCESE OF SPRINGFIELD FORMER EMPLOYEES: The Diocese of Springfield has important news for former employees who are vested in the frozen Diocese Pension Plan, and are not currently collecting their pension. If you or someone you know worked for the Diocese and terminated prior to 1/1/2018, with five years of service, you could qualify.
Ascensus representative, Donna Staryarsky is administering contact with former employees. Ascensus is the successor firm to Pension Associates and Donna has many years of involvement with the Diocesan pension plan. An information notice is scheduled to be mailed to the former employee’s address of record on November 30, 2018. If you or a former employee doesn’t receive a notice by December 7, 2018, please call or email Donna at 413-417-2365 or Donna.Staryarsky@ascensus.com.
Please leave your name, phone number, and current address and a good time to reach you if you get voice mail.
Official notification will be mailed during the month of November with a 90 day deadline to reply.  

Sexual Revolution: 50 Years since Humane Vitae Screening of this important eye-opening movie will be held at Assumption College Tsotsis Family Academic Center Wednesday, November 28th & Thursday, November 29th both at 7 PM. All are welcome. Free will donations. Sponsored by: Worcester Catholic Women’s Conference Worcestercatholicwomensconference.com 978-415-0019

DEE REILLY CONCERT: St. Mary’s Church, 27 Somers Rd., Hampden, will sponsor a Benefit Concert by Dee Reilly on Sun. Nov. 18 at 2p.m. in the church. Concert proceeds will benefit the health clinic being built by Fr. Adolf Busbozi in his parish in Uganda. Tickets are $10.00 general admission and are available by contacting Cathy at 413-949-6808.

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!

He who is humble easily obeys everyone, fears to offend anyone, is at peace with everyone, is kind with all ~ St. Thomas of Villanova

The Infinite Value of the Holy Mass

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The Holy Mass is the highest form of worship.  It is the sacrifice of Calvary renewed.  One Mass gives God more praise and thanksgiving and makes more atonement for sin and pleads more eloquently than does the combined eternal worship of all the souls in heaven, on earth and in purgatory.  In the Holy Mass, it is Jesus Christ, God, as well as Man, who is our Intercessor, our Priest and our Victim.  Being God as well as Man His prayers, merits and His offerings are infinite in value.

The Mass is the best means we have:
1. To render God the highest form of worship
2. To thank Him for all His blessings
3. To obtain reparation for all our sins
4. To obtain all the blessings we desire
5. To release souls from purgatory and shorten our own time there
6. To preserve us from all dangers to soul and body
7. To be consoled at the hour of death, for at that moment their memory will be our greatest consolation
8. To intercede for us at the Judgment Seat of God
9. To bring down God’s blessings; therefore try to assist at Mass every day, or as often as possible
10. To better understand the sublimity of the Passion of Christ, and therefore, to increase our love for Him

How to Participate at Holy Mass
It is a common practice to limit our prayers to petition. This is a mistake. We owe God, first of all, adoration; secondly, gratitude. We can never thank Him sufficiently, though we were to employ eternity in so doing, for the innumerable gifts, material and spiritual, temporal and eternal, which He bestows upon us. Life, redemption, our Catholic faith, preservation from grave sin, the grace of conversion, health, relatives, and friends – these are but a few of God’s gifts. Let us rejoice, therefore to thank God by means of the Holy Mass. After adoration and thanksgiving comes atonement. Prostrate at the foot of Calvary’s cross, down which the most precious Blood of Jesus Christ flows from His gaping wounds, we should beg pardon for our sins, which have thus nailed Christ to the cross. Let us ask Him to pour His precious Blood over our souls that they may be cleansed from their polluting stains. Prayer of petition should not be forgotten. In it, we beg of God for the favors of which we stand in need.

Daily Offering
O My Jesus, I include myself in all the Holy Masses which are celebrated this day throughout the world, and offer them to You in union with the intentions of Your Sacred Heart. I implore You to reserve for me, from each Holy Mass, Your most precious Blood to atone for my sins and their punishment.
Grant me also the grace of obtaining through the merits of every holy sacrifice the release of one poor soul from the pains of purgatory, the conversion of one sinner, and also that one soul in the agony of death may obtain mercy, and that one mortal sin, which is so painful to Your Sacred Heart, may be prevented. Amen.

Offering to the Eternal Father
Eternal Father, we offer You the Blood, the Passion, and Death of Jesus Christ in satisfaction for our sins, in aid of the holy souls in purgatory, for the needs of holy Mother Church, and for the conversion of sinners. Amen.

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:

Monday, November 19: + Chet Galvis – int. Connie
Thursday, November 22: + Robin Merlirio – int. Bigelow Family

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

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.

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

John Jarmak 11/18/1962
Joseph Jablonski 11/18/1967
Raymond K. George 11/18/2013
Sophie Plaza 11/19/1978
Viliam Haurlent 11/19/1999
Vivian M. (Pat) Martin 11/19/2004
Andrew Zolynski 11/20/1928
Sigmund Podlenski 11/20/1967
Antonina Kestyn 11/20/1969
Irene Dejnak 11/20/1973
Mary Kuminski 11/20/1982
Joseph J. Kozloski 11/20/1995
Mary Jablonski 11/21/1940
John Duda 11/21/1947
Lucy Dejnak 11/21/1967
Michelle Noga 11/21/1973
Joseph Marszalek 11/21/1974
Frank Waraksa 11/21/1986
Stanley A. Mieczkowski, Jr. 11/21/2006
Francis Pruvecki 11/22/1923
Piotr Samorajski 11/22/1936
Clara S. Zabko 11/22/2014
Elisabeth Zukowski 11/23/1930
Eva Ostrowski 11/23/1933
Paul Pramowski 11/23/1954
Bernard Plaza 11/23/1966
Josephine Wysk 11/24/1981
Stanley Sokolowski 11/24/1998
John Kobera 11/25/1968
Mary F. Mieczkowski 11/25/2006

Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers

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.
A preparation before Mass
(Psalm 42)

This prayer (Psam 42) forms part of the “Prayers at the foot of the altar”—the priest’s and server’s preparation before Mass in the Extraordinary Form:

Antiphon: I will go in unto the altar of God. * To God who giveth joy to my youth.
Ps. 42, 1-5. Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation which is not holy: deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man.
For Thou, O God, art my strength: why hast Thou cast me off? and why go I sorrowful whilst the enemy afflicteth me?
Send forth Thy light and Thy truth: they have conducted me and brought me unto Thy holy mount, and into Thy tabernacles.
And I will go into the altar of God: to God who giveth joy to my youth.
To Thee, O God, my God, I will give praise upon the harp; why art thou sad, O my soul, and why dost thou disquiet me?
Hope in God, for I will still give praise to Him: the salvation of my countenance and my God.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Antiphon: I will go in unto the altar of God, to God who giveth joy to my youth.

Christmas Wreath Sale – A Christmas Wreath Sale will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Greenfield on Fri., Nov. 23rd and Sat., Nov. 24th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Wreath with bow – $15 / Decorated wreath – $20.00. Proceeds to benefit Holy Trinity Church.

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                             Monday                         Tuesday                  Wednesday

Clergy in Purgatory                 Pope Francis                 Fr. O’Connor               Deacon Bucci

                     Thursday                                       Friday                                       Saturday
               Our Seminarians                    Clergy who are sick                      Bishop Rozanski

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

JMJ
Parish Schedule for the Week of November 11, 2018 +

Sunday, November 11 [Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time]:
8:00 am + Souls in Purgatory – int. Claire Hughes
10:30 am – Health & Blessings for Andrew & Jacinta Seamans and Family – int. Henry Gaida
2:00 pm – All Souls’ Rosary at the Cemetery
Monday, November 12 [St. Josaphat Kuncewicz/Five Polish Brothers: Ss. Benedict, John,
Matthew, Isaac & Christian]: * Ad Orientem *
8:00 am – Health & Blessings for Zacchaeus Lock – int. Henry Gaida
Tuesday, November 13 [St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena/
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini/St. Stanislaus Kostka]:
5:30 pm + Raphael Cowl – int. Jacques Family
Wednesday, November 14 [St. Jude Novena]:
5:30 pm + Bonnie Demers – int. Donald Parda
Thursday, November 15 [St. Albert the Great]:
5:30 pm – Grace & Blessings for Henry Gaida – int. Betty Fritz
Friday, November 16 [St. Margaret of Scotland/St. Gertrude/Our Lady of Vilnus]:
5:30 pm – Thanksgiving for Prayers Answered – int. Ron & Monica Scherman
Saturday, November 17 [St. Paul of the Cross/Bl. Salome of Galicia]:
8:00 am + Fr. Bruno & All Living & Deceased members of the St. Joseph Chapter of the
Discalced Carmelites Secular Order
4:00 pm – Health & Blessings for Sophie Fritz – int. Family
6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners
Sunday, November 18 [Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time]:
8:00 am – Grace & Blessings for the Benefactors of Alison Scherman Edwards
– int. Ron & Monica Scherman
10:30 am – Living & Deceased Members of the St. Cecilia Choir
4:00 pm – Vespers (E.F. 6th Sunday remaining after Epiphany)
THE SANCTUARY LAMP THIS WEEK, burns in memory of Mary Kopinto at the request of Gerry Ahearn. Wieczny odpoczynek racz jej dać, Panie, a
światłość wiekuista niechaj jej świeci na wieki wieków. Amen. Niech odpoczywa
w pokoju. Amen.
OUR ANNUAL ALL SOULS DAY CEMETERY ROSARY will take place on Sunday, November 11th at 2:00 p.m., weather permitting. We will process praying the Rosary encircling our loved ones at the cemetery with the protection and love of Our Lady of the Rosary. All are welcome to attend to pray for our departed friends and relatives. In the event of rain the Rosary will be offered in church.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12th is the Feast of St. Josaphat, a Polish nobleman and bishop who led the Ukrainian Eastern Rite Church in eastern Poland. His fidelity to Rome and his desire for union between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Church led to his martyrdom. His tomb as the patron of Christian unity is located in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. He will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

NOVEMBER 12th IS THE FEAST of the five Polish brothers, St. Benedict, St. John, St. Matthew, St. Isaac and St. Christian. The five established a monastery at Kazimierz near Gniezno. On November 11th in 1003 they were all murdered by pagan robbers. They were all immediately venerated as martyrs and their holy relics were solemnly taken to Olomuc.

See the source imageTUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13th is the Feast of St. Stanislaw Kostka who the Church declares “was made perfect in a short while and fulfilled many times by the Angelic innocence of his life.” St. Stanislaw was the second son of John and Margaret Kostka, senator of Poland. St. Stanislaw wanted to join the Jesuit order but because of the strong and violent objections of his family he fled Poland at the age of seventeen and walked to Rome to enter the order so that his powerful family could do no harm to the Jesuits in Poland. St. Stanislaus led a life of pure faith, obedience and love as a novice in the order. A year later he fell ill. On being taken to his bed he made a sign of the cross over it, saying that he would never more rise from it. Shortly thereafter he looked up from his bed and whispered that he saw the Blessed Virgin accompanied with many angels and quietly died. St. Stanislaus is one of the national patrons of Poland as well as the patron of youth the world over.

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THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA will be offered as usual on Wednesday, November 14th 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.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13th is the Feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the first U.S. Citizen to be canonized. She labored establishing schools, hospitals and orphanages throughout North and South America. She will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

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THURSDAY, NOV. 15th is the Feast of St. Albert the Great who was known as a Master of Philosophy, Theology and natural sciences and noted for his scholarship and holiness. He is the patron saint of scientists and will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16th is the Feast of St. Margaret of Scotland and St. Gertrude. St. Margaret was a mother and queen. She helped root out paganism. Her love for the poor became legendary. She is the Patroness of Scotland. St. Gertrude, called “the Great” was a Benedictine mystic of the great Benedictine abbey of Helfta in Saxony and wrote on the meaning of suffering, the Sacred Heart, the Trinity, and God’s love. Her most important work was The Herald of Divine Love. She fostered devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and His gracious love. Both saints will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17th is the Feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, queen and mother. As a widow she became a member of the Franciscan Third Order. She dedicated her life to the needs of the poor and the sick. She is the Patroness of the Franciscan Third Order. There is a statue of St. Elizabeth in our Vestibule at the side of the picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In the statue St. Elizabeth is shown with her apron full of roses reminding us of the miracle when her husband criticized her when she was on her way with her apron full of bread for the poor. He became angry seeing the bread and ridiculed her for her charity. The bread turned to roses and he was converted and repented his lack of charity. She will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

RAFFLE TICKETS FOR OUR SUPER St. Nicholas Day raffle are available in the church vestibule. If at all possible, the Parish Council is requesting that each family take at least one book of raffle tickets. First Prize: $100 Cash; Second Prize: $50 Cash; Third Prize: $25 Cash; Fourth Prize: $25 Cash; Fifth Prize: $25 cash; Sixth Prize: $25 cash.

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.

Our Annual
St. Nicholas Day Bazaar

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Saturday, December 1st
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Come for tasty Polish pierogi, delicious baked goods, religious goods, gifts from Poland, marvelous arts and crafts, exciting raffles and fun and games. Breakfast and lunch will be served on the premises and will feature Polish kielbasa grinders.

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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!

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 helensheamurphy@verizon.net. View the website at http://www.pilgrimages.com/helensheamurphy.

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.

Month of the Souls in Purgatory
Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice! — Psalm 130:1

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The month of November is dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. The Church commemorates all her faithful children who have departed from this life, but have not yet attained the joys of heaven. St. Paul warns us that we must not be ignorant concerning the dead, nor sorrowful, “even as others who have no hope … For the Lord Himself shall come down from heaven … and the dead who are in Christ shall rise.
The Church has always taught us to pray for those who have gone into eternity. Even in the Old Testament prayers and alms were offered for the souls of the dead by those who thought “well and religiously concerning the resurrection.” It was believed that “they who had fallen asleep with godliness had great grace laid up for them” and that “it is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins.” We know that a defiled soul cannot enter into heaven.
— Excerpted from Liturgical Meditations, The Sisters of St. Dominic

Duration of Purgatory
Purgatory is not eternal. Its duration varies according to the sentence pronounced at each particular judgment. It may be prolonged for centuries in the case of the more guilty souls, or of those who, being excluded from the Catholic communion, are deprived of the suffrages of the Church, although by the divine mercy they have escaped hell. But the end of the world, which will be also the end of time, will close forever the place of temporary expiation. God will know how to reconcile His justice and His goodness in the purification of the last members of the human race, and to supply by the intensity of the expiatory suffering what may be wanting in duration. But, whereas a favorable sentence at the particular judgment admits of eternal beatitude being suspended and postponed, and leaves the bodies of the elect to the same fate as those of the reprobate; at the universal judgment, every sentence, whether for heaven or for hell, will be absolute, and will be executed immediately and completely.

Offering Prayers and Sacrifices
The Church Suffering and the Church Militant constitute in their relations a second circle of most vital activities. Having entered into the night “wherein no man can work,” the Suffering Church cannot ripen to its final blessedness by any efforts of its own, but only through the help of others—through the intercessory prayers and sacrifices (suffragia) of those living members of the Body of Christ who being still in this world are able in the grace of Christ to perform expiatory works. The Church has from the earliest times faithfully guarded the words of Scripture that it is a holy and a wholesome thing to pray for the dead that they may be loosed from their sins. [2 Maccab. 12, 43] The suppliant cry of her liturgy: “Eternal rest give to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them,” can be heard already in the Acts of the martyrdom of SS. Perpetua and Felicitas (A.D. 203) and is represented in numerous sepulchral inscriptions of the most ancient period, while theologians and Fathers of the Church, beginning with Tertullian, have supplied its substantial proof. . . . So fundamental indeed and so natural to man’s hope and desire and love is this belief, that historians of religion have discovered it among almost all non-Christian civilized peoples: a striking illustration of Tertullian’s saying that the human soul is naturally Christian.
The Catholic, therefore, is jealous to expiate and suffer for the “poor souls,” especially by offering the Eucharistic Sacrifice, wherein Christ’s infinite expiation on the Cross is sacramentally represented, and stimulating and joining itself with the expiatory works of the faithful, passes to the Church Suffering according to the measure determined by God’s wisdom and mercy. — Karl Adam

Indulgences
By the practice of Indulgences, the Church places at the charitable disposal of the faithful the inexhaustible treasure accumulated, from age to age, by the superabundant satisfactions of the saints, added to those of the martyrs, and united to those of our Blessed Lady and the infinite residue of our Lord’s sufferings. These remissions of punishment she grants to the living by her own direct power; but she nearly always approves of and permits their application to the dead by way of suffrage, that is to say, in the manner in which, as we have seen, each of the faithful may offer to God who accepts it, for another, the suffrage or succor of his own satisfactions. — The Liturgical Year, Abbot Gueranger O.S.B.

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 to 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 is a good prayer to recite especially during the month of November:
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.

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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.

THE GLORY OF MARY A book launch and lecture featuring Marian faith and devotion will be held on Sunday, November 18th at 1:00 p.m. at the Elms College library theater, 291 Springfield St., Chicopee. Local author Marie Proulx-Meder’s recently published Many Faces, One Mary—Discovering Homegrown Gardens and Shrines of Our Lady will be available. Guest lecturer, Rev. Charles DiMascola will speak on “The Wonders, Love and Miracles of Mary”. The free event will conclude with a book signing and refreshments.

What Is the Biblical Basis for Purgatory?
Purgatory in the Old and New Testaments
By Scott P. Richert

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The chief Old Testament verse that indicates the necessity of purgation after death (and thus implies a place or state where such purgation takes place—hence the name Purgatory) is 2 Maccabees 12:46: “It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins.”
If everyone who dies goes immediately to Heaven or to Hell, then this verse would be nonsense. Those who are in Heaven have no need of prayer, “that they may be loosed from sins”; those who are in Hell are unable to benefit from such prayers, because there is no escape from Hell—damnation is eternal.
Thus, there must be a third place or state, in which some of the dead are currently in the process of being “loosed from sins.”

Evidence of Purgatory in the New Testament
Similar passages regarding purgation, and thus pointing to a place or state in which the purgation must take place, can be found in the New Testament. Saint Peter and Saint Paul both speak of “trials” that are compared with a “cleansing fire.” In 1 Peter 1:6-7, Saint Peter refers to our necessary trials in this world: “Wherein you shall greatly rejoice, if now you must be for a little time made sorrowful in divers temptations: That the trial of your faith (much more precious than gold which is tried by the fire) may be found unto praise and glory and honour at the appearing of Jesus Christ.”
And in 1 Corinthians 3:13-15, Saint Paul extends this image into the life after this one: “Every man’s work shall be manifest; for the day of the Lord shall declare it, because it shall be revealed in fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work, of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide, which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work burn, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as by fire.”

The Cleansing Fire of Purgatory
But “he himself shall be saved.” Again, the Church recognized from the beginning that Saint Paul cannot be talking here about those in the fires of Hell, because those are fires of torment, not of purgation—no one whose actions place him in Hell will ever leave it. Rather, this verse is the basis of the Church’s belief that all those who undergo purgation after their earthly life ends (those whom we call the Poor Souls in Purgatory) are assured of entrance into Heaven.
Christ Speaks of Forgiveness in the World to Come
Christ Himself, in Matthew 12:31-32, speaks of forgiveness in this age (here on earth, as in 1 Peter 1:6-7) and in the world to come (as in 1 Corinthians 3:13-15): “Therefore I say to you: Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but the blasphemy of the Spirit shall not be forgiven. And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but he that shall speak against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, nor in the world to come.”
If all souls go directly either to Heaven or to Hell, then there is no forgiveness in the world to come. But if that is so, why would Christ mention the possibility of such forgiveness?

Prayers and Liturgies for the Poor Souls in Purgatory
All of this explains why, from the earliest days of Christianity, Christians offered liturgies and prayers for the dead. The practice makes no sense unless at least some souls undergo purification after this life.
In the fourth century, St. John Chrysostom, in his Homilies on 1 Corinthians, used the example of Job offering sacrifices for his living sons (Job 1:5) to defend the practice of prayer and sacrifice for the dead. But Chrysostom was arguing not against those who thought that such sacrifices were unnecessary, but against those who thought that they did no good: “Let us help and commemorate them. If Job’s sons were purified by their father’s sacrifice, why would we doubt that our offerings for the dead bring them some consolation? Let us not hesitate to help those who have died and to offer our prayers for them.”

Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture Agree
In this passage, Chrysostom sums up all of the Church Fathers, East and West, who never doubted that prayer and liturgy for the dead were both necessary and useful. Thus Sacred Tradition both draws upon and confirms the lessons of Sacred Scripture—found in both the Old and New Testaments, and indeed (as we have seen) in the words of Christ Himself.

The Lord provides for Elijah’s needs as the widow of Zarephath shares with him from her want. Can you give as generously your own life in service to the church as a priest or vowed religious? If so, email Fr. Matt or Fr. Michael: vocations@diospringfield.org and/or visit our website: http://www.myvocation.com

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.

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 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)

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

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!

DEE REILLY CONCERT: St. Mary’s Church, 27 Somers Rd., Hampden, will sponsor a Benefit Concert by Dee Reilly on Sun. Nov. 18 at 2p.m. in the church. Concert proceeds will benefit the health clinic being built by Fr. Adolf Busbozi in his parish in Uganda. Tickets are $10.00 general admission and are available by contacting Cathy at 413-949-6808.

The more a person loves God, the more reason he has to hope in Him. This hope produces in the saints an unutterable peace, which they preserve even in adversity, because as they love God, and know how beautiful He is to those who love Him, they place all their confidence and find all their repose in Him alone. – St. Alphonsus Liguori

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!

THE ST. CECILIA CHOIR will be celebrating its annual Patron Saint’s Mass on Sunday, November 18th, at the 10:30 am Mass, with a liturgical performance of Hans Leo Hassler’s Missa Secunda. This Mass will be the regular “English” Mass, but will be celebrated Ad Orientem, and will include greater Ceremonial than usual. Please join us!

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.

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

Boleslaus Ostrowski 11/11/1931
Philip Jarmak 11/11/1943
Wladyslawa Gumula 11/11/1967
Laurence E. Fugere 11/11/2003
Edward F. Greene, Jr. 11/11/2006
Robert G. Larabee, Jr. 11/11/2007
Joseph Sliva 11/12/1983
John H. A. Lane, Jr. 11/12/1999
Caroline J. Janek 11/13/2000
John “Tim” Golembeski 11/13/2014
Eleonore Podlenski 11/16/1929
Anthony Pluta 11/16/1986
Stanislaus Traceowski 11/17/1944
Wanda Bogusz 11/17/1980
Joseph V. Skrzykpek 11/17/2005
John Jarmak 11/18/1962
Joseph Jablonski 11/18/1967
Raymond K. George 11/18/2013

Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers

DID YOU KNOW??? On November 11, 1918, Poland declared itself a republic, independent of Russia. Poles have celebrated their Independence Day as a national holiday on November 11th since 1937. However, public celebration of the holiday was forbidden from 1939–1989, while Poland was under a Communist government. Since the collapse of that government, Independence Day has become the most important Polish national holiday.

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

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                Monday                   Tuesday              Wednesday

       Vocations         Fr. O’Mannion        Deacon Culliton       Deacon Ratté

          Thursday                               Friday                            Saturday
      Msgr. Yargeau                  Bishop McDonnell                   Fr. Roux

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

 


JMJ
+ Parish Schedule for the Week of November 4, 2018 +

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)
Monday, November 5 [Feast of the Holy Relics]: * Ad orientem *
8:00 am + All Souls’ Novena VI
Tuesday, November 6 [St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena]:
5:30 pm + All Souls’ Novena VII
Wednesday, November 7 [St. Jude Novena]:
5:30 pm + All Souls’ Novena VIII
Thursday, November 8 :
5:30 pm + All Souls’ Novena IX
Friday, November 9 [Dedication of the Lateran Basilica]:
5:30 pm – Health & Blessings for Benjamin Rose-Fish – int. Henry Gaida
Saturday, November 10 [St. Leo the Great]:
8:00 am – Health & Blessings for Stephen Filiault – int. Henry Gaida
4:00 pm + Charles Christian – int. Wife & Granddaughter
6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners
Sunday, November 11 [Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time]:
8:00 am + Souls in Purgatory – int. Claire Hughes
10:30 am – Health & Blessings for Andrew & Jacinta Seamans and Family – int. Henry Gaida
2:00 pm – All Souls’ Rosary at the Cemeteryn the

+ KRóLOWO POLSKI MóDL SIĘ ZA NAMI +

THE SANCTUARY LAMP THIS WEEK, burns in memory of Linda Guilbault
Dunbar at the request of Curtis Dunbar. Wieczny odpoczynek racz jej dać, Panie,
a światłość wiekuista niechaj jej świeci na wieki wieków. Amen. Niech odpoczywa
w pokoju. Amen.
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!

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5th is the Feast of the Holy Relics. This unusual Feast is generally celebrated in those churches which have notable relics. Part of the custom for this day includes erecting a shrine to enthrone many of the relics contained in that church. The Feast actually commemorates the Saints whose relics are preserved in that church. Because our parish has such a large number of relics we do celebrate the Feast of the Holy Relics in our church.
“Even when the soul is gone, power and virtue remain in the bodies of the Saints because of the righteous souls which have dwelt in them.”

“Christ gives us the relics of Saints as health-giving springs through which flow blessings and healing. This should not be doubted. For if at God’s word water gushed from hard rock in the wilderness — yes, and from an ass’s jawbone when Samson was thirsty — why should it seem incredible that healing medicine should distill from the relics of Saints?” – St. John Damascene (d. 700)
The bodies of holy martyrs and others now living with Christ, bodies which were His members and temples of the Holy Spirit, which one day are to be raised up by Him and made glorious in everlasting life, are to be venerated by the faithful; God gives men many benefits through them.” – Council of Trent (1545-1563)
“The Saints have been traditionally honoured in the Church, and their authentic relics and images held in veneration. For the feasts of the Saints proclaim the wonderful works of Christ in His servants and display to the faithful fitting examples for their imitation. (Lit. III) – Vatican II

THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA will be offered as usual on Wednesday, November 7th 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.

See the source imageFOR 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
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9th is the Feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran, which is the Cathedral of the Pope as Bishop of Rome. It is known as the Mother Church of Christendom and it serves as a sign of devotion to, and of unity with, the Pope who “presides over the whole assembly in charity.” The Mass of the Dedication of St. John Lateran will take place at the 5:30 p.m. Mass.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10th is the Feast of Pope St. Leo the Great, known as a great Pastor, preacher and defender of Roman primacy. He is also known for having twice saved the city of Rome from Barbarian invasions. He will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

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NOVEMBER 7th IS THE BIRTHDAY of Marie Skłodowska-Curie (1859-1906) the discoverer of radium and the first woman to win the Nobel Prize and the first person to win it twice!

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.

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 (nafaller@aol.com)

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Our Annual
St. Nicholas Day Bazaar

Saturday, December 1st
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Come for tasty Polish pierogi, delicious baked goods, religious goods, gifts from Poland, marvelous arts and crafts, exciting raffles and fun and games. Breakfast and lunch will be served on the premises and will feature Polish kielbasa grinders.

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

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

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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!

 

OUR ANNUAL ALL SOULS DAY CEMETERY ROSARY will take place on Sunday, November 11th at 2:00 p.m., weather permitting. We will process praying the Rosary encircling our loved ones at the cemetery with the protection and love of Our Lady of the Rosary. All are welcome to attend to pray for our departed friends and relatives. In the event of rain the Rosary will be offered in church.

See the source imageANNUAL 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!


Pray for the Souls in Purgatory  

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Our Lord told St. Gertrude, The Great, that the following prayer would release 1000 souls from Purgatory each time it is said:   “Eternal Father, I offer Thee the most precious Blood of Thy divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal Church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.”

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A Week of Prayers for the Holy Souls


  Sunday: 
    O Lord, God Almighty, I pray Thee, by the Precious Blood which Thy Divine Son Jesus shed in the garden, deliver the souls in purgatory and especially that soul amongst them all which is most destitute of spiritual aid; and vouchsafe to bring it to thy glory, there to praise and bless Thee forever. Amen.      Our Father, Hail Mary. 
    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.


Monday: 
    O Lord, God Almighty, I pray Thee, by the Precious Blood which Thy Divine Son Jesus shed in His cruel scourging, deliver the souls in purgatory and especially that soul amongst them all which is nearest to its entrance into Thy glory; so that it may forthwith begin to praise and bless Thee forever. Amen.      Our Father, Hail Mary. 
    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.


 Tuesday: 
    O Lord, God Almighty, I pray Thee, by the Precious Blood which Thy Divine Son Jesus shed in His bitter crowning with thorns, deliver the souls in purgatory, and in particular that one amongst them all which would be last to depart out of those pains, that it may not tarry so long a time before it comes to praise Thee in Thy glory and bless Thee forever. Amen.       Our Father, Hail Mary. 
    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.


   Wednesday: 
    O Lord, God Almighty, I pray Thee, by the Precious Blood which Thy Divine Son Jesus shed in the streets of Jerusalem, when He carried the Cross upon His sacred shoulders, deliver the souls in purgatory, and especially that soul which is richest in merits in Your sight, so that having soon attained the high place in glory to which he is destined, he may praise You triumphantly and bless You forever. Amen.       Our Father, Hail Mary. 
    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen. 

  Thursday: 
    O Lord, God Almighty, I pray Thee, by the Precious Body and Blood of Thy Divine Son Jesus which He gave with His own hands upon the eve of His Passion to His beloved Apostles to be their meat and drink, and which He left to His whole Church to be a perpetual sacrifice and the life-giving food of His own faithful people, deliver the souls in purgatory, and especially that one which was most devoted to this mystery of infinite love, that it may with Thy Divine Son, and the Holy Spirit, ever praise Thee for Thy love therein in eternal glory. Amen.      Our Father, Hail Mary. 
    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

       Friday: 
    O Lord, God Almighty, I pray Thee, by the Precious Blood which thy Divine Son shed on this day upon the wood of the Cross, especially from His most sacred hands and feet, deliver the souls in purgatory, and in particular that soul for which I am most bound to pray, that no neglect of mine may hinder it from praising Thee in Thy glory and blessing Thee forever. Amen.      Our Father, Hail Mary. 
    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen. 

   Saturday: 
    O Lord, God Almighty, I pray Thee, by the Precious Blood which gushed forth from the side of Thy Divine Son Jesus, in the sight and to the extreme pain of His most Holy Mother, deliver the souls in purgatory, and especially that one amongst them all which was the most devout to her that it praise Thee in her, and her in Thee, world without end. Amen.
    Our Father, Hail Mary. 
    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

November:
The Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory
By Scott P. Richert

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As the weather grows colder and the leaves fall, and Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, it is natural that our thoughts turn to those whom we have loved who are no longer with us.
How appropriate, then, that the Catholic Church offers us November, which begins with All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, as the Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory–those who have died in grace, yet who failed in this life to make satisfaction for all of their sins.
In recent years, perhaps no Catholic doctrine has been more misunderstood by Catholics themselves than the doctrine of Purgatory. Consequently, we tend to downplay it, even seem a little embarrassed by it, and it is the Holy Souls who suffer because of our discomfort with the doctrine.
Purgatory is not, as many people think, one last trial; all of those who make it to Purgatory will one day be in Heaven. Purgatory is where those who have died in grace, but who have not fully atoned for the temporal punishments resulting from their sins, go to finish their atonement before entering Heaven. A soul in Purgatory may suffer, but he ultimately has the assurance that he will enter Heaven when his punishment is complete. Catholics believe Purgatory is an expression of God’s love, His desire to cleanse our souls of all that might keep us from experiencing the fullness of joy in Heaven.
As Christians, we don’t travel through this world alone. Our salvation is wrapped up with the salvation of others, and charity requires us to come to their aid. The same is true of the Holy Souls. In their time in Purgatory, they can pray for us, and we should pray for the faithful departed that they may be freed from the punishment for their sins and enter into Heaven.
We should pray for the dead throughout the year, especially on the anniversary of their death, but in this Month of the Holy Souls, we should devote some time every day to prayer for the dead. We should start with those closest to us–our mother and father, for instance–but we should also offer prayers for all the souls, and especially for those most forsaken.
We believe that those Holy Souls for whom we pray will continue to pray for us after they have been released from Purgatory. If we live Christian lives, we too will likely find ourselves in Purgatory someday, and our acts of charity toward the Holy Souls there now will ensure that they remember us before the throne of God when we are most in need of prayers. It’s a comforting thought, and one that should encourage us, especially in this month of November, to offer our prayers for the Holy Souls.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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!

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 helensheamurphy@verizon.net. View the website at http://www.pilgrimages.com/helensheamurphy.

DEE REILLY CONCERT: St. Mary’s Church, 27 Somers Rd., Hampden, will sponsor a Benefit Concert by Dee Reilly on Sun. Nov. 18 at 2p.m. in the church. Concert proceeds will benefit the health clinic being built by Fr. Adolf Busbozi in his parish in Uganda. Tickets are $10.00 general admission and are available by contacting Cathy at 413-949-6808.
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, November 4: 8:00 + Louis M. Kozloski – int. Wanda
Sunday, November 4: 10:30 + Blance & Alexander Garanin – int. Daughter
Monday, November 5: + Louis A. Kozloski – int. Mother
Tuesday, November 6: + Diane Hepburn – int. Kathryn Putala & Family
Wednesday, November 7: + Mary & Louis Kozloski – int. Wanda & Family
Friday, November 9: + Stanley & Victoria Klepadlo – int. Irene Klepadlo
Saturday, November 10: 8:00 – Health & Blessings for Katie Demers & Jordan Purinton on the occasion of their Marriage – int. The Shaughnesseys
Saturday, November 10: 4:00 + Bernie Kobera – int. Mary

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 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.

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

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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.

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.

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!

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

Francis Cholewa 11/4/1940
Joseph Niedzwiecki 11/5/1933
Francisjka Kierstyn 11/5/1955
Walter C. Kosewicz 11/5/1991
Helen M. Gaines 11/5/2015
Diane D. Putala-Hepburn 11/6/1999
Charles E. Christian, Jr. 11/6/2001
Vincent Ferland 11/6/2005
Josepha A. Zalynski 11/7/1963
Donna Tudryn 11/7/1976
Joanne E. Harris 11/7/1994
John Cislo 11/8/1930
Rev. Stanislaus A. Szczypinski 11/8/1978
Stanley Sojka 11/8/1980
Sophie M. Lund 11/8/1994
Helen D. Fronckus 11/8/2004
Blanche Ptak 11/9/1983
Dean L. Clark 11/9/1994
Steven Siciak 11/9/1995
Francis Aptacy 11/10/1927
Helen Duda 11/10/1933
Stanislawa Milowski 11/10/1968
Emeline Krejmas 11/10/1985
Albert J. Dlugosz 11/10/1986
Anna M. Kostrzewska 11/10/2003
Frank F. Benedetti 11/10/2012
Boleslaus Ostrowski 11/11/1931
Philip Jarmak 11/11/1943
Wladyslawa Gumula 11/11/1967
Laurence E. Fugere 11/11/2003
Edward F. Greene, Jr. 11/11/2006
Robert G. Larabee, Jr. 11/11/2007

Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers

THE GLORY OF MARY A book launch and lecture featuring Marian faith and devotion will be held on Sunday, November 18th at 1:00 p.m. at the Elms College library theater, 291 Springfield St., Chicopee. Local author Marie Proulx-Meder’s recently published Many Faces, One Mary—Discovering Homegrown Gardens and Shrines of Our Lady will be available. Guest lecturer, Rev. Charles DiMascola will speak on “The Wonders, Love and Miracles of Mary”. The free event will conclude with a book signing and refreshments.

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                     Monday                       Tuesday                         Wednesday

         Fr. Lunney               Fr. DiMascola             Deacon Rabbit                Deacon  Patten

                     Thursday                          Friday                               Saturday
                  Fr. Bermudez                    Deacon Bete                       Fr. Lisowski

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