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+ Parish Schedule for the Week of January 27, 2019 +

Sunday, January 27 [Third Sunday in Ordinary Time]:
8:00 am – Children Baptized into Our Parish Family in 2018 – int. Nancy Faller
10:30 am + Debrah Rogers – int. Roux Family
4:00 pm – Vespers (E.F. 3rd Sunday after Epiphany)
Monday, January 28 [St. Thomas Aquinas]:
8:00 am + David Sroka – int. Lillian Sroka
Tuesday, January 29 [St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena]:
5:30 pm – Health & Blessings for Sr. Mary Joseph, MICM – int. Filipi Family
Wednesday, January 30 [St. Jude Novena]:
5:30 pm + Mallory Baptista – int. Roux Family
Thursday, January 31 [St. John Bosco]:
5:30 pm – Confirmandi of our Lady of Częstochowa Parish in 2018 – int. Nancy Faller
First Friday, February 1 :
5:30 pm + Debra Rogers – int. Roux Family
First Saturday, February 2 [Presentation of the Lord]:
8:00 am – Children who made their First Holy Communion at Our Parish in 2018
– int. Nancy Faller
4:00 pm – Grace & Blessings for Fr. Sean O’Mannion – int. Nancy Faller
6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners
Sunday, February 3 [Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time]:
8:00 am – Bishop F.X. Roque on his 90th Birthday & 65th Anniversary of Ordinary
– int. Nancy Faller
10:30 am + Nicholas Baptista – int. Roux Family
4:00 pm – Vespers (E.F. 4th Sunday after Epiphany)

+ KRóLOWO POLSKI MóDL SIĘ ZA NAMI +

THE SANCTUARY LAMP THIS WEEK, burns in memory of Michael Weldon
at the request of Dorothy Weldon. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Mu dać, Panie, a
światłość wiekuista niechaj Mu świeci na wieki wieków. Amen. Niech odpoczywa
w pokoju wiecznym. Amen.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 28th is the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas known as the “Evangelical Doctor.” He was known for his writing and poetry and is the patron of Catholic schools and of philosophers. There is a stained glass window of St. Thomas Aquinas on the Blessed Mother side of the church. He is pictured wearing the black and white Dominican habit and holding a book as a sign of his patronage of philosophers. He will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA will be offered as usual on Wednesday, January 30th 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.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31st is the Feast of St. John Bosco whose life was dedicated to educating youth. He was a pioneer in vocational training and a staunch defender of the Church. He will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord known commonly as Candlemas Day. The Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates not only the obedience of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the Mosaic Law in going to Jerusalem forty days after the birth of Christ, but also the Presentation of our Lord in the temple. Candles are blessed on this day, a symbolic representation of the words of holy Simeon concerning Christ: “A light of revelation to the Gentiles.” They also symbolize the purity of Christ and His Sacrifice for our salvation. Candles will be blessed before the weekend Masses. These candles will be used throughout the year to adorn the altar for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and to light the way in the administering of the holy Sacraments. People are encouraged to take the blessed candles home as a blessing and a symbolic reminder of Jesus Christ, the Light of the world

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FEBRUARY 2nd IS THE FIRST SATURDAY of the month in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Confessions will begin at 7:30 a.m. The Holy Rosary will be recited before the 8:00 a.m. Mass and will be followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Litany of Loreto and Benediction.

THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA will continue on Saturday, February 2nd before the 8:00 a.m. Mass. All are welcome to pray in supplication for an end to the violence of abortion and in reparation for our lack of love which makes abortion acceptable in our nation.

See the source imageFEBRUARY 2nd IS KNOWN AS CANDLEMAS DAY (Święto Panny Marji Gromnicznej) in Poland and candles are blessed on this day for use in the church and in the home. The services often end with a procession around the church in which everyone carries lighted tapers.
Some old timers believed it to be a bad omen if the candle went out when there was no wind during the procession or on the way home. The lighted candle is brought home and the house blessed by making a sign of the cross with the candle in each room. The farmers would even bless all their farm buildings, in this manner, calling on Our Lady to protect them from lightning. When the candle was finally extinguished, some of the smoke is inhaled as a prayer for protection against sore throat.
The candles are kept for the entire year to remind one that they must always live in preparation for the next life — because this life is as easily extinguished as a candle.
The candle is lighted on solemn occasions. For example, the candle is lit when a priest brings communion to the sick or elderly; when a family member celebrates a birthday, feast day, marriage, baptism, anniversary, etc. It is also put in the hand of the dying as a prayer for Our Lady’s protection in the difficulties of the last hours. During storms, it is often lighted and put on the window sill. In the mountains of Poland it was often lit in the mid-winter when the wolves threatened lonely farm cottages. There are many sayings and proverbs associated with Candlemas Day:
Gdy na Gromniczna mróz, Szykuj chłopie wóz,
A jak lanie, To sanie.
If frost comes on Candlemas Day, Prepare the wagon,
If rain, get the sleigh.
Gdy słonce świeci na Gromnice, To przydą wieksze mrózy, śniezce.
If the sun shines bright on Candlemas Day,
More frost and snow will come this way.
Na Gromnice niedzwiedz bude swoją poprawia albo też rozrzuca.
The bear mends or tears down its lair on Candlemas Day.
(In other words the bear knows the coming weather on this day.) Candlemas Day in Poland is a day to watch the weather just as Groundhog Day is here in the United States.

What is Candlemas Day?
Father William P. Saunders

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Candlemas Day is another name for the feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Forty days after His birth, Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the temple for the rites of purification and dedication as prescribed by the Torah. According to the Book of Leviticus (12:1-4), when a woman bore a male child, she was considered “unclean” for seven days. On the eighth day, the boy was circumcised. The mother continued to stay at home for 33 days for her blood to be purified. After the 40 days, the mother and the father came to the temple for the rite of purification, which included the offering of a sacrifice — a lamb for a holocaust (burnt offering) and a pigeon or turtledove for a sin offering, or for a poor couple who could not afford a lamb, two pigeons or two turtledoves. Note Joseph and Mary made the offering of the poor (Lk 2:24).
Also, Joseph and Mary were obliged by the Torah to “redeem” their first born son: “The Lord spoke to Moses and said, ‘Consecrate to me every first-born that opens the womb among the Israelites, both of man and beast, for it belongs to me’” (Ex 13:1). The price for such a redemption was five shekels, which the parents paid to the priest. This “redemption” was a kind of payment for the Passover sacrifice, by which the Jews had been freed from slavery.
However, St. Luke in the Gospel does not mention this redemption, but rather the presentation of Our Lord: “When the day came to purify them according to the law of Moses, the couple brought Him up to Jerusalem, so that He could be presented to the Lord, for it is written in the law of the Lord, ‘Every first-born male shall be consecrated to the Lord’” (Lk 2:22-23). So the focus is on Jesus’ consecration to God. The verb “to present” (paristanai) also means to “offer,” which evokes Jesus being presented as the priest who will offer Himself as the perfect sacrifice to free us from the slavery of sin, seal the new and eternal covenant with His blood, and open the gates to the true promised land of heaven.
Simeon, a just and pious man, who awaited the Messiah and looked for the consolation of Israel, was inspired to come to the temple. He held baby Jesus in his arms and blessed God, saying, “Now, Master, you can dismiss your servant in peace; you have fulfilled your word. For my eyes have witnessed your saving deed, displayed for all the peoples to see: A revealing light to the Gentiles, the glory of your people Israel” (Lk 2:29-32). Simeon, thereby, announced that the Messiah has come not just for the Jew but the gentile; not just the righteous, but the sinner.
He then blessed the Holy Family, and said in turn to Mary: “This child is destined to be the downfall and the rise of many in Israel, a sign that will be opposed— and you yourself shall be pierced with a sword — so that the thoughts of many hearts may be laid bare” (Lk 2:34-35).
So the Presentation is a proclamation of Christ — Messiah and Priest, Lord and Savior. He is the light who came into this world to dispel sin and darkness. For this reason, traditionally at least since the seventh century, candles have been blessed at Mass this day that will be used throughout the year, hence coining the term “Candlemas.”
As we consider the feast of the Presentation, we remember that our parents presented us at church for our baptism. We were dedicated to God, and given the name, “Christian.” We, too, received a lit candle from the paschal candle, at which the priest said, “You have been enlightened by Christ. Walk always as a child of the light and keep the flame of faith alive in your heart. When the Lord comes, may you go out to meet Him with all the saints in the heavenly kingdom” (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). Therefore, as a light, each of us must bear witness to Our Lord. We must be the beacon that guides others to Christ. Also, we must realize that we, too, will be “a sign that will be opposed,” especially on issues of the sanctity of human life, marriage and the family.
Two other interesting tidbits highlight this day: First, in many Eastern European countries, the feast of the Presentation officially closes the celebration of Christmas. For this reason, Pope St. John Paul II began the custom of keeping the Nativity scene in St. Peter’s square until Feb. 2.
Second, Candlemas Day also was important in the lives of farmers. An old English song went as follows:
“If Candlemas be fair and bright, / Come, Winter, have another flight. / If Candlemas brings clouds and rain, / Go, Winter, and come not again.”
So if the bright sun “overshadows” the brightness of Candlemas Day, there will be more winter. However, if the light of Candlemas Day radiates through the gloom and darkness of the day, the end of winter is near. In America, Protestants decided we should replace Catholic Candlemas Day with Groundhog Day.
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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.
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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.

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.

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

PLEASE MARK YOUR 2019 CALENDARS!!!  We are doing 3 COMMUNITY MEALS in 2019 and ALL will be on WEDNESDAYS:  February 6th, May 29th and September 4th.   As each date approaches, there will be a sign-up sheet in the front vestibule with aluminum pans for your convenience.  Everyone is welcome to participate!  Please contact Cathy Becklo at 413-863-2267 or at acbecklo@comcast.net if you would like more information or have any questions.  And may God BLESS the generous hearts at the Gem of Franklin County who continue to make this program run so beautifully with time, talent and treasure.

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)

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

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, January 27: 8:00 – Godchild Magali Ovalles
– int. Yves & Anne Marie Jacques
Sunday, January 27: 10:30 + Wojciech Piecuch – int. Family
Monday, January 28: – Health & Blessings for Emily Garmalo – int. Family
Tuesday, January 29: – Godchild Kevin Ovalles – int. Yves & Anne Marie Jacques
Wednesday, January 30: – Godchild Leon Ovalles – int. Yves & Anne Marie Jacques
Thursday, January 31: – Godchild Milady Ovalles – int. Yves & Anne Marie Jacques
Friday, February 1: – Health & Blessings for Emily Garmalo – int. Family
Saturday, February 2: 8:00 – Grace & Blessings for Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS
– int. Nancy Faller
Saturday, January 26: 4:00 + Sophie Ciesla – int. Family

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

Saint Michael Catholic School- Enrolling now for 2018-2019 School Year! This Christmas, we want you to give The Gift of Catholic Education We invite your family to experience Saint Michael Catholic School. Students in grades K-12 are invited to enroll for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year. Tuition is $2,000 for one student, and $2,500 for a family of 2 or more. We are Vermont’s FIRST Catholic School, located in the heart of Brattleboro since 1874. We are proudly continuing an over 140 year tradition of prayer, study and community service. Every year, there are families who make a last minute decision to enroll at Saint Michael School. We offer open enrollment so if you are still discerning if a private, Catholic school education is for you, we encourage you to call! For information, please visit www.saintmichaelschoolvt.org  or call to speak with the Director of Admissions, Lindsay O’Neil, at (802)254-6320.

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.

Kazimiera Jurgielewicz 1/27/1961
Joseph Jakibowski 1/28/1933
Joseph Byk, Sr. 1/28/1975
Anna Zak 1/28/1977
Anthony J. Sojka 1/28/1986
David W. Phillips 1/28/2013
Anna Skowron 1/29/1937
Catherine Plaza 1/29/1938
Jan Choleva 1/29/1956
Jan Sojka 1/29/1958
John Osowski 1/29/1959
Mary Olchowski 1/29/1962
Stanislaw Poltorak 1/29/1965
Pauline Krawczyk 1/29/2004
Blanche Y. Krejmas 1/29/2007
Stanislaw Kurtyka 1/30/1963
Walter J. Krol 1/30/1994
John M. Nicewicz 1/31/1988
Ruth S. Flavin 1/31/1992
Gertrude S. Waryas 1/31/2016
Francis Kruiec 2/1/1929
Antonina Podosek 2/1/1949
Mitchell J. Darash 2/1/1998
Michael C. Kostek 2/1/2004
Alfred Wojlasiewicz 2/2/1927
Walter Krol 2/2/1967
Lawrence Karp 2/3/1949
Sophia Wraga 2/3/1977
Stella Lapan 2/3/1983
Alice C. Dobosz 2/3/2001
Edward J. Piepiora 2/3/2001
Marjorie A. Adams 2/3/2011

Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers

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

OFFICE OF VOCATIONS: “Love never fails.” Trust the love of God and follow your heart. (1 Corinthians 12:31-13:4-13) If you think God is calling you, please email: vocations@diospringfield.org 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               Monday               Tuesday                 Wednesday

    Deacon Patten    Deacon DeCarlo    Retired Clergy      Clergy who are Sick

                     Thursday                      Friday                        Saturday
                 Fr. DiMascola              Fr. Reardon                   Fr. Campoli

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


JMJ
+ Parish Schedule for the Week January 20, 2019 +

Sunday, January 20 [Second Sunday in Ordinary Time]:
8:00 am – Health & Blessings for Betty Fritz – int. Filipi Family
10:30 am – Jim Dolson – int. Sandra Flynn
4:00 pm – Vespers (E.F. 2nd Sunday after Epiphany)
Monday, January 21 [St. Agnes]:
8:00 am – Health & Blessings for Mr. & Mrs. Sullivan & Family – int. Filipi Family
Tuesday January 22 [St. Camillus & St. Peregrine Novena]:
5:30 pm + Jessie Pietraszek – int. Roux Family
Wednesday, January 23 [St. Jude Novena/St. Vincent/St. Marianne Cope]:
5:30 pm – Parda Family – int. Donald Parda
Thursday, January 24 [St. Francis de Sales]:
5:30 pm – Health & Blessings for Sr. Mary Peter, MICM – int. Filipi Family
Friday, January 25 [Conversion of St. Paul]:
5:30 pm – Altar Boys of Our Parish in 2018 – Nancy Faller
Saturday, January 26 [St. Timothy & St. Titus]:
8:00 am + Fr. Bruno and All Living and Deceased members of the St. Joseph Chapter of the Discalced Carmelites Secular Order
4:00 pm + David W. Phillips – int. Tina Phillips
6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners
Sunday, January 27 [Third Sunday in Ordinary Time]:
8:00 am – Children Baptized into Our Parish Family in 2018 – int. Nancy Faller
10:30 am + Debrah Rogers – int. Roux Family
4:00 pm – Vespers (E.F. 3rd Sunday after Epiphany)

+ Królowo Polski Módl Się za Nami +

THE SANCTUARY LAMP THIS WEEK, burns in memory of David Sroka at
the request of Lillian Sroka. Wieczny odpoczynek racz Mu dać, Panie, a światłość
wiekuista niechaj Mu świeci na wieki wieków. Amen. Niech odpoczywa w pokoju
wiecznym. Amen.

                    A Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

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Tuesday, January 22nd is the Anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision to commit genocide on future generations. Everyday over 3,500 babies are killed by abortion in the U. S. alone. That is over 1.2 million babies murdered every year and over 56 million since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. During the time it takes you to read this bulletin five babies, unique and innocent will fall victim to the abortion slaughter in this country. Think of it, among the millions, a scientist who had a cure for AIDS and cancer, a politician who would have solved our economic problems, a saint who would have shown us the way to world peace, an artist who would have moved hundreds to ecstasy. Think of the loss to humanity. We are destroying humanity. In great societies they are not murdered, they commit suicide. This is what we doing. May God have mercy on us. Tuesday, January 22nd, is a Day of Penance and Prayers to ask God’s mercy for the terrible sin and slaughter of abortion.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 21st is the Feast of St. Agnes, a twelve year old girl who courageously died for the love of her Savior at the beginning of the fourth century. This child martyr will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23rd is the Feast of St. Vincent, a deacon in the fourth century church of Spain. He died courageously proclaiming his Faith. He will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA will be offered as usual on Wednesday, January 23rd 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 GENTLEMEN OF ST. JOSEPH will meet on Wednesday, January 23rd at 6:00 p.m. for a Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by a meeting in the undercroft. The Gentlemen of St. Joseph is a group of men dedicated to answering the call of Mary to lead families to her son, Jesus.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 24th is the Feast of St. Francis de Sales who was noted for his practical approach to spirituality, his great charity and piety. He will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 25th is the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul whose blindness to Jesus was cured as he became the greatest of the Apostles proclaiming the Gospel to all the nations. He will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 26th is the Feast of Sts. Timothy and Titus who were companions of St. Paul the Apostle and Bishops of the churches at Ephesus and Crete. They will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA will continue on Saturday, January 19th before the 8:00 a.m. Mass. All are welcome to pray in supplication for an end to the violence of abortion and in reparation for our lack of love which makes abortion acceptable in our nation.

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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.

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.

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

PLEASE MARK YOUR 2019 CALENDARS!!!  We are doing 3 COMMUNITY MEALS in 2019 and ALL will be on WEDNESDAYS:  February 6th, May 29th and September 4th.   As each date approaches, there will be a sign-up sheet in the front vestibule with aluminum pans for your convenience.  Everyone is welcome to participate!  Please contact Cathy Becklo at 413-863-2267 or at acbecklo@comcast.net if you would like more information or have any questions.  And may God BLESS the generous hearts at the Gem of Franklin County who continue to make this program run so beautifully with time, talent and treasure.
FOR THE GLORY OF GOD and in memory of Kathryn Putala a donation has been made to our Parish Renovation Fund by Bev Milewski. Bóg zapłać!

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

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!

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

Christmas in PolandCHRISTMAS IN POLAND The Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, Conn. Christmas-themed exhibit is about Poland this year. A variety of heavily embroidered, multicolored traditional Polish apparel is exhibited alongside the scores of Christmas artifacts. The centerpiece is a collection of spectacular szopki, folk-art creches created annually by regular citizens in Kraków. They look like historical buildings in that city and they fly Polish flags, but are occupied by the Holy Family, the wise men, the shepherds, angels, etc.  The museum has recreated a Polish dining room, with a table set for a “wigilia,” a meatless Christmas Eve feast. Around the cottage are other artifacts of Polish Yuletide: gromice candles blessed on Candlemas; a book of carols; and oplatek, the Communion-like wafers with embossed religious designs.  Christmas in Poland (Boże Narodzenie w Polsce) is at Knights of Columbus Museum, One State St. in New Haven, until Feb. 3. Admission and parking are free. kofcmuseum.org.

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

“Dad, I Want to Be A Priest” 
Encouraging Your Children to
Discern Their Vocations

See the source imageImagine that you ask your son (or grandson) what he wants to be when he grows up, and he answers, “I want to be a priest!” What would your reaction be? Would you be worried, or elated—or somewhere in between? 
The truth is that God has a plan for every child; he wants them to be happy even more than you do! And their true happiness is found in discovering God’s plan for their lives and following it wholeheartedly. 
So if you’re truly concerned about a child’s well-being, it makes sense to help him discern God’s call. A person’s occupation—professor, salesman, pilot, writer—can change many times over a lifetime, but a vocation is a deep part of a person’s identity. 
Most people, of course, are called to the vocation of marriage. But if your child feels called to a life of service in the Church, don’t be afraid; priests and religious live very happy and fulfilling lives! While they experience sorrow and hardship like every other person, they also experience great joy serving God and others. 
So if you are a parent or grandparent, what can you do to help your children discern their calling in life? The primary thing is to foster openness to God’s will; let them know that God has a plan for them. The next time the topic comes up, consider asking the question: “What do you think God wants you to be when you grow up?” 

Home-Grown Vocations
Because everyone’s first vocation is to be holy, the most important thing parents can do is to create a home environment where Christian virtue can flourish. Here are a few specific ideas for helping children discern their particular vocations: 
⦁ Invite priests and religious to dinner at your home.
⦁ Show your children a good example of holy marriage.
⦁ Pray daily for more priestly and religious vocations – maybe along with your regular dinner or night prayers.
⦁ Read and discuss the Bible stories of Mary’s response to God (Luke 1:26-39), and Jesus calling the Apostles (Mt 4:18-22).
⦁ Speak openly about vocations to marriage, priesthood, and religious life.
If your child does express interest in priesthood or religious life, be supportive. If you’re excited, don’t push too hard. If you’re apprehensive, trust in God’s plan. The best thing you can say is, “Whatever God wants for you, I want for you, too.”
Visit http://www.myvocation.com
PRAY FOR VOCATIONS to the Priesthood from our Parish and for our Parish so that we might always have a Priest here to celebrate the Mass and administer the Holy Sacraments! Please join in the Divine Mercy Chaplet to pray for vocations to the priesthood every Friday beginning at 4:45 p.m.

Saint Michael Catholic School- Enrolling now for 2018-2019 School Year! This Christmas, we want you to give The Gift of Catholic Education We invite your family to experience Saint Michael Catholic School. Students in grades K-12 are invited to enroll for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year. Tuition is $2,000 for one student, and $2,500 for a family of 2 or more. We are Vermont’s FIRST Catholic School, located in the heart of Brattleboro since 1874. We are proudly continuing an over 140 year tradition of prayer, study and community service. Every year, there are families who make a last minute decision to enroll at Saint Michael School. We offer open enrollment so if you are still discerning if a private, Catholic school education is for you, we encourage you to call! For information, please visit www.saintmichaelschoolvt.org  or call to speak with the Director of Admissions, Lindsay O’Neil, at (802)254-6320.

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.

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, January 20: 8:00 – Godchild Mary Mazzer – int. Yves & Anne Marie Jacques
Sunday, January 20: 10:30 – Health & Blessings for Emily Garmalo – int. Family
Monday, January 21: – Godchild Sem Cright – int. Yves & Anne Marie Jacques
Tuesday, January 22: – Godchild Alison Ovalles – int. Yves & Anne Marie Jacques
Wednesday, January 23: – Godchild Ashley Ovalles – int. Yves & Anne Marie Jacques
Thursday, January 24: – Health & Blessings for Emily Garmalo – int. Family
Friday, January 25: – Godchild Edison Ovalles – int. Yves & Anne Marie Jacques
Saturday, January 26: 8:00 + Holy Souls in Purgatory – int. Maureen Filiault
Saturday, January 26: 4:00 – Godchild Rodwin Ovalles
– int. Yves & Anne Marie Jacques

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

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OFFICE OF VOCATIONS: Through the power of the Spirit Jesus proclaimed his mission. How are you carrying on that mission today? Ponder the possibility of being a deacon, priest, brother or sister. (Luke 1:1, 4: 14-21) If you think God is calling you, please email: vocations@diospringfield.org and/or visit our website: http://www.myvocation.com

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

Walter H. Waraksa 1/20/1992
Dean E. Matherson 1/20/2014
Stanislaus Bienkunski 1/21/1926
Peter Okula 1/21/1963
Roman Denkiewicz 1/21/1970
Sophie S. Olchowski 1/21/1991
Charles J. Sokoloski 1/21/2006
Genevieve Zukowski 1/22/1929
Mary Plona 1/22/1941
Edward Molongoski 1/22/1944
Mary Krol 1/22/1963
Rev. Joseph Szczepaniak 1/22/1971
Frank Dzeima 1/22/1976
Gladys M. Dejnak 1/22/1991
Genowefa Zebert 1/22/2001
Alice Osowski 1/22/2006
Erleen M. Chabot 1/22/2006
Lawrence S. Filiault 1/22/2011
Alice M. Fugere 1/22/2011
Patricia E. Sobieski 1/22/2011
Stephen J. Nicewicz 1/23/1986
Stanley Bialecki 1/23/1994
Blanche Piepiora 1/23/2007
Stanislaus Duda 1/24/1941
Chester E. Makofsky 1/24/1988
Louise J. Hoynoski 1/24/2018
Mary E. Waseleski 1/25/2008
Walter Kurtyka 1/25/2018
Kazimiera Jurgielewicz 1/27/1961

Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers

CHURCH CHOIRS: The St. Cecilia Choir and Choristers, which sings at the Sunday 10:30 Mass and other special services, is always seeking additional singers of any experience. We rehearse every Sunday in the choir loft following the 10:30 Mass, from 11:30 – 12:30. For information, please see Henry Gaida or e-mail hgaida@gmail.com. The Saint Gregory Choir is accepting new members with any level of experience, adults and youths. One need only have a desire to sing in the Mass. We sing sacred chant and 16th century sacred polyphony. We meet to rehearse in the choir loft every Saturday Morning at 9:30. We sing at the 8:00 Sunday morning Mass. For more information, call Robert Heath at 772-8738.

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

     Msgr. Yargeau     Deacon Culliton    Deacon Ratté     Our Deacon Candidates

                 Thursday                              Friday                            Saturday
            Bishop Rozanski             Clergy in Purgatory                Fr. Roach
THIS BULLETIN is sponsored by the St. Stanislaus and St. Kazimierz Societies.


JMJ
Parish Schedule for the Week January 13, 2019 +

Sunday, January 13 [The Baptism of the Lord]:
8:00 am – Health & Blessings for David & Joanne Dowdy – int. Filipi Family
10:30 am + James Adam – int. Roux Family
4:00 pm – Vespers (E.F. Holy Family)
Monday, January 14 : * Ad Orientem *
8:00 am – Grace & Blessings for Richard & Joy Pelc – int. Pelc Family
Tuesday, January 15 [St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena]:
5:30 pm + Lauren Tela – int. Family
Wednesday, January 16 [St. Jude Novena/Bl. Michael Kozol]:
5:30 pm – Health & Blessings for Dr. William Schmitt – int. Filipi Family
Thursday, January 17 [St. Anthony the Abbot]:
5:30 pm – Health & Blessings for Mr & Mrs. Schroeder – int. Filipi Family
Friday, January 18 [Bl. Regina Protmann]:
5:30 pm + Rosemary Dolson – int. Sandra Dolson
Saturday, January 19 :
8:00 am – Health & Blessings for Mr. & Mrs. Smillie Family – int. Filipi Family
4:00 pm + Frank Abbondanzio – int. Roux Family
6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners
Sunday, January 20 [Second Sunday in Ordinary Time]:
8:00 am – Health & Blessings for Betty Fritz – int. Filipi Family
10:30 am – Jim Dolson – int. Sandra Flynn
4:00 pm – Vespers (E.F. 2nd Sunday after Epiphany)

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THE SANCTUARY LAMP THIS WEEK, burns in memory of William Joseph
Seamans at the request of Andrew & Jacinta Seamans. 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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JANUARY 13th COMMEMORATES the Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan by St. John the Baptist. In some parts of Poland an unusual custom is celebrated. An ice hole is cut in a pond or river near the church and an altar is made out of the chunks of ice. The ice crystal altar is decorated with evergreens and ribbons. A procession from the church to the ice altar is held with banners and icons carried reverently and hymns and incense rising up to heaven. A short prayer service is held and then the water in the ice hold is blessed as a reminder of the Baptism of Jesus.
In some villages, as soon as the water is blessed, the young men plunge into the ice water. Each submerging his head three times and then jumping out of the water is covered with a heavy fur coat. This curious ritual has the double meaning of commemorating the Baptism of Jesus as well as a prayer-act for the man’s good health.

THE WEEKLY NOVENA TO ST. JUDE will continue as usual on Wednesday, January 16th at the 5:30 p.m. Mass. All are welcome and encouraged to come pray for the intercession of the saint of hopeless and impossible cases.

THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS will hold their monthly meeting this week on Wednesday, January 16th, at 6:30 p.m. in the church undercroft. All members are asked to attend.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 17th is the Feast of St. Anthony the Abbot who was called the Father of Monasticism. He lived the life of a hermit and was noted for his vigorous, heroic prayer life and discipline. He will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA will continue on Saturday, January 19th before the 8:00 a.m. Mass. All are welcome to pray in supplication for an end to the violence of abortion and in reparation for our lack of love which makes abortion acceptable in our nation.

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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.

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.

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

PLEASE MARK YOUR 2019 CALENDARS!!!  We are doing 3 COMMUNITY MEALS in 2019 and ALL will be on WEDNESDAYS:  February 6th, May 29th and September 4th.   As each date approaches, there will be a sign-up sheet in the front vestibule with aluminum pans for your convenience.  Everyone is welcome to participate!  Please contact Cathy Becklo at 413-863-2267 or at acbecklo@comcast.net if you would like more information or have any questions.  And may God BLESS the generous hearts at the Gem of Franklin County who continue to make this program run so beautifully with time, talent and treasure.

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)

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!

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

Good Pictures Bad Pictures

Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids (Second Edition)

Image result for good pictures bad pictures bookWant a natural and comfortable way to talk to your kids about pornography? This newly revised edition of the original bestseller makes that daunting discussion easy! Good Pictures Bad Pictures is a read-aloud story about a mom and dad who explain what pornography is, why it’s dangerous, and how to reject it.
Featuring easy-to-understand science and simple analogies, this internationally-acclaimed book engages young kids to porn-proof their own brains.

Good Pictures Bad Pictures is in the top 100 best-selling parenting books on Amazon.

Young children deserve to be armed early against internet dangers. Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr. makes it easy for parents to protect their young kids ages 3 to 6. Using gentle, age-appropriate messages, children will learn to Turn, Run & Tell when they are accidentally exposed to inappropriate content.
Written by best-selling author Kristen A. Jenson of the original Good Pictures Bad Pictures book, the Jr. version is a comfortable, effective way for proactive parents to empower their young kids with their first internal filter!
Both books are available in the church vestibule. $18 each

Why Jesus Was Baptized
 Cale Clarke

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord marks the official end of the Christmas season. It’s also an annual occasion for many to ask, “Why was Jesus baptized?”
After all, He is the sinless, divine Son of God, and the baptism that John the Baptist administered was “a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins” (Mark 1:4).
Christian baptism is of course greater than John’s baptism, even as Jesus Himself is far greater than John (Matt. 3:14, John 3:30). Christian baptism not only forgives sins, but infuses the life of God into the soul, making us God’s children. And the origin of this sacrament is Jesus’ own baptism. Jesus had no need to be cleansed by the waters of baptism, for He had no sins to be washed away. Rather, He sanctified the waters by His descent into them.
Pope Benedict XVI (writing as Joseph Ratzinger), in his Jesus of Nazareth, offers some illuminating insights on all this. There’s a whole chapter in the book on Jesus’ baptism, but here are a few of his key thoughts.
First, in antiquity water conjured up two distinct images: death and life. Benedict notes:
On the one hand, immersion into the waters is a symbol of death, which recalls the death symbolism of the annihilating, destructive power of the ocean flood. The ancient mind perceived the ocean as a permanent threat to the cosmos, to the earth; it was the primeval flood that might submerge all life . . . But the flowing waters of the river are above all a symbol of life (15-16).
Even the physical act of baptism, especially baptism by immersion, represents death and new life: the descent into the waters is a form of death and burial; the rising to a new life is an icon of resurrection.
Looking at the events (of Christ’s baptism) in light of the Cross and Resurrection, the Christian people realized what happened: Jesus loaded the burden of all mankind’s guilt upon His shoulders; He bore it down into the depths of the Jordan. He inaugurated His public activity by stepping into the place of sinners. His inaugural gesture is an anticipation of the Cross. He is, as it were, the true Jonah who said to the crew of the ship, ”Take me and throw me into the sea” (Jon. 1:12) . . . The baptism is an acceptance of death for the sins of humanity, and the voice that calls out “This is my beloved Son” over the baptismal waters is an anticipatory reference to the Resurrection. This also explains why, in his own discourses, Jesus uses the word “baptism” to refer to his death (18).
The Eastern traditions of iconography pick up on many of these themes, as the current pope emeritus elucidates:
The icon of Jesus’ baptism depicts the water as a liquid tomb having the form of a dark cavern, which is in turn the iconographic sign of Hades, the underworld, or hell. Jesus’ descent into this watery tomb, into this inferno that envelops Him from every side, is thus an anticipation of His act of descending into the underworld . . . John Chrysostom writes: “Going down into the water and emerging again are the image of the descent into hell and the Resurrection” (19).
Jesus’ baptism not only is deeply intertwined with the salvific events of the Passion and of Easter, but it also reveals Him to be a new and greater Moses. In the Easter Vigil liturgy of the Roman Rite, the paschal candle is plunged into the waters of the baptismal font, much as Moses stretched his staff over the waters of the Red Sea, which God parted (Ex. 14:21-31).
This created a means of escape for God’s people from the stampeding armies of Egypt and its Pharaoh, which are types of sin and Satan. Saint Paul, looking back at this event, refers to it as a prefigurement of Christian baptism (1 Cor. 10:2), which frees us from the rule of sin and death.
The baptism of the Lord also reminds us, of course, of our own baptism. The Church teaches that baptism not only lets us participate in Jesus’ victory over sin and death, but calls us to our own personal holiness and apostolate (sharing our faith). When you boil it all down, this is the essence of how we fulfill our baptismal mandate to become saints.
Who are the saints? The word “saint” derives from the Greek term hagios, which means “the holy ones.” Being a holy person just means being, with God’s considerable help, the person you were created to be.
The Bible says, “without holiness no one will see the Lord” (Heb. 12:14, NIV). This is also why we need to share our faith! If we want everyone we know and love to get to heaven, if we want them to see Jesus, they must become saints as well—no exceptions.
The world tends to value the letters at the end of people’s names—M.D., M.B.A., Ph.D. But Catholics care most of all about the letters we hope one day will come before our names: “St.” This was the ultimate reason the Lord was baptized, establishing the sacrament, and it’s why we are baptized, too.

Christmas in PolandCHRISTMAS IN POLAND The Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, Conn. Christmas-themed exhibit is about Poland this year. A variety of heavily embroidered, multicolored traditional Polish apparel is exhibited alongside the scores of Christmas artifacts. The centerpiece is a collection of spectacular szopki, folk-art creches created annually by regular citizens in Kraków. They look like historical buildings in that city and they fly Polish flags, but are occupied by the Holy Family, the wise men, the shepherds, angels, etc.  The museum has recreated a Polish dining room, with a table set for a “wigilia,” a meatless Christmas Eve feast. Around the cottage are other artifacts of Polish Yuletide: gromice candles blessed on Candlemas; a book of carols; and oplatek, the Communion-like wafers with embossed religious designs.  Christmas in Poland (Boże Narodzenie w Polsce) is at Knights of Columbus Museum, One State St. in New Haven, until Feb. 3. Admission and parking are free.       

Moniuszko Choir“Christmas in Song,” a concert of traditional Polish Christmas carols performed by the Moniuszko Choir, will be Jan. 13 at 2:30 p.m. kofcmuseum.org.

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.

Saint Michael Catholic School- Enrolling now for 2018-2019 School Year! This Christmas, we want you to give The Gift of Catholic Education We invite your family to experience Saint Michael Catholic School. Students in grades K-12 are invited to enroll for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year. Tuition is $2,000 for one student, and $2,500 for a family of 2 or more. We are Vermont’s FIRST Catholic School, located in the heart of Brattleboro since 1874. We are proudly continuing an over 140 year tradition of prayer, study and community service. Every year, there are families who make a last minute decision to enroll at Saint Michael School. We offer open enrollment so if you are still discerning if a private, Catholic school education is for you, we encourage you to call! For information, please visit www.saintmichaelschoolvt.org  or call to speak with the Director of Admissions, Lindsay O’Neil, at (802)254-6320.
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, January 13: 8:00 – Grace & Blessings for Christopher, Courtney, Andrew, & Chelsey – int. Chris & Cindy Opalenik
Sunday, January 13: 10:30 + Bernie Kobera – int. Mary Kobera
Monday, January 14: – Health & Blessings for Emily Garmalo – int. Family
Tuesday, January 15: – Grace & Blessings for Jeff Keller
– int. Chris & Cindy Opalenik
Wednesday, January 16: – Godchild Kelly Akers – int. Yves & Anne Marie Jacques
Thursday, January 17: – Health & Blessings for Emily Garmalo – int. Family
Friday, January 18: – Godchild Angela Duquette – int. Yves & Anne Marie Jacques
Saturday, January 19: 8:00 – Godchild Kiely Ryan – int. Yves & Anne Marie Jacques
Saturday, January 12: 4:00 – Godchild John Paul Driscoll
– int. Yves & Anne Marie Jacques

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!

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

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

PRAY FOR VOCATIONS to the Priesthood from our Parish and for our Parish so that we might always have a Priest here to celebrate the Mass and administer the Holy Sacraments! Please join in the Divine Mercy Chaplet to pray for vocations to the priesthood every Friday beginning at 4:45 p.m.
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DID YOU KNOW??? The 380,000-acre (150,000-hectare) Białowieża Primeval Forest in Poland is Europe’s last ancient forest and home to 800 European bison, Europe’s heaviest land animals.

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POLISH CHRISTMAS CAROLS are sung until the 2nd of February. The Christmas season, for the Polish people, starts on Christmas Eve. Advent is Advent — a time of preparation and anticipation. Unlike many Western cultures, where Christmas carols and celebrations begin by December 1st, the Polish people spend that time in prayerful waiting. The time after Christmas is the time for celebration.
Unlike the Christmas songs of other countries the Polish carol (called a Kolęda) is not only a prayer but it is also a story — a kind of musical drama telling of the miraculous birth of Jesus. These Kolędy are a musical expression of genius and profound religious conviction. Many Polish carols date from the early 17th century and reflect, not only the folk culture of the day, but the royal and courtly life of the nobility.
The word Kolęda is taken from the Latin word meaning the first day of the month and reflects the ancient custom of pre-Christian feasts in mid-winter. With the coming of Christianity, the theme became the birth of Jesus.
Many of the Kolędy are based on the majestic Polonez, a royal and stately dance from the courts of Polish kings. One such Kolęda, “W Złobie Leży” was based on the Polonez played at the coronation of Wladyslaw IV (1632 – 1648).
Adam Mickiewicz, in writing about the beauty of Polish Christmas carols, said: “I doubt whether there is another country which can boast of such a collection of carols as Poland has. It would not be easy to find any other nation’s poetry with feelings so pure, of such an extreme sweetness and delicacy.”
Wesołych Świąt

OFFICE OF VOCATIONS: Like Jesus, you are called God’s beloved. Renew your baptismal commitment and pray for those discerning a call to priesthood or religious life. (Luke 3:15—16, 21-22) If you think God is calling you, email: vocations@diospringfield.org and/or visit our website: http://www.myvocation.com

A great means to preserve continual peace and tranquility of soul is to receive everything from the hands of God, both great and small, and in whatever way it comes. – St. Dorotheus

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

Mary Muszynski 1/13/1953
Ludwik Pagoda 1/13/1965
Anna Putala 1/13/1974
George J. Smith, Sr. 1/13/1991
Leskidia Szehla 1/14/1929
Josephine Gozeski 1/14/1985
Ethel M. Siciak 1/14/1997
Wenceslaus Guzan 1/15/1934
Anna Zurko 1/15/1949
Michael W. Monkiewicz 1/15/1986
Diane F. Letourneau 1/15/1988
John Kurtyka 1/16/1951
Blanche E. Siwizki 1/16/2009
Bronislawa Banach 1/17/1928
Stanisława Okula 1/17/1930
John Sobolewski 1/17/1992
Donald J. Menard 1/19/2015
Carolyn H. Kendrow 1/19/2018
Walter H. Waraksa 1/20/1992
Dean E. Matherson 1/20/2014

Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers

CHURCH CHOIRS: The St. Cecilia Choir and Choristers, which sings at the Sunday 10:30 Mass and other special services, is always seeking additional singers of any experience. We rehearse every Sunday in the choir loft following the 10:30 Mass, from 11:30 – 12:30. For information, please see Henry Gaida or e-mail hgaida@gmail.com. The Saint Gregory Choir is accepting new members with any level of experience, adults and youths. One need only have a desire to sing in the Mass. We sing sacred chant and 16th century sacred polyphony. We meet to rehearse in the choir loft every Saturday Morning at 9:30. We sing at the 8:00 Sunday morning Mass. For more information, call Robert Heath at 772-8738.

PLEASE NOTE that every day of the month is set aside to pray for a specific priest or deacon of the Franklin County 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. Lunney/Deacon Bete     Clergy who are sick          Fr. O’Connor

         Thursday                          Friday                          Saturday
      Fr. O’Mannion          Bishop McDonnell              Fr. Lisowski

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

 


JMJ
+ Parish Schedule for the Week of January 6, 2019 +

Sunday, January 6 [Epiphany of the Lord]:
8:00 am + Jessie Nelson – int. Roux Family
10:30 am – Grace & Blessings for Loreen Flockerzie & Family – int. Pelc Family
4:00 pm – Vespers (E.F. Epiphany of the Lord)
Monday, January 7 [St. Raymond of Peñafort]:
8:00 am + Skip Hammond – int. Roux Family
Tuesday, January 8 [St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena]:
5:30 pm – Health & Blessings for Clarke Mitchell – int. Filipi Family
Wednesday, January 9 [St. Jude Novena]:
5:30 pm – Milewski & Skrzypek Families
Thursday, January 10 :
5:30 pm + Mildred Osciak – int. Dorothy Kosewicz
Friday, January 11 :
5:30 pm – Health & Blessings Mr. & Mrs. John Russell Family – int. Filipi Family
Saturday, January 12 :
8:00 am + Alan Mallard – int. Roux Family
4:00 pm – Health & Blessings for Mary Kobera – int. Roux Family
6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners
Sunday, January 13 [The Baptism of the Lord]:
8:00 am – Health & Blessings for David & Joanne Dowdy – int. Filipi Family
10:30 am + James Adam – int. Roux Family
4:00 pm – Vespers (E.F. Holy Family)

+ KRóLOWO POLSKI MóDL SIĘ ZA NAMI +

THE SANCTUARY LAMP THIS WEEK, burns in memory of Louise J.
Hoynoski at the request of Robert T. & Cyndi Hoynoski. Wieczny odpoczynek
racz Jej dać, Panie, a światłość wiekuista niechaj Jej świeci na wieki wieków.
Amen. Niech odpoczywa w pokoju wiecznym. Amen.

The Following Have Made Special Donations
To Sponsor Our Annual
St. Nicholas Day Christmas Bazaar

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Gold Star Patrons
Saint Stanislaus Society, Inc.

Bóg Wam Wielki Zapłać!

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7th is the Feast of St. Raymond of Peñafort who labored for the redemption of slaves. He will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

THE WEEKLY NOVENA TO ST. JUDE will take place on Wednesday, January 9th at the 5:30 p.m. Mass. All are welcome to come and invoke the intercession of St. Jude, the saint of the impossible.

THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA will continue on Saturday, January 12th before the 8:00 a.m. Mass. All are welcome to pray in supplication for an end to the violence of abortion and in reparation for our lack of love which makes abortion acceptable in our nation.

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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.

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.

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.

PLEASE MARK YOUR 2019 CALENDARS!!!  We are doing 3 COMMUNITY MEALS in 2019 and ALL will be on WEDNESDAYS:  February 6th, May 29th and September 4th.   As each date approaches, there will be a sign-up sheet in the front vestibule with aluminum pans for your convenience.  Everyone is welcome to participate!  Please contact Cathy Becklo at 413-863-2267 or at acbecklo@comcast.net if you would like more information or have any questions.  And may God BLESS the generous hearts at the Gem of Franklin County who continue to make this program run so beautifully with time, talent and treasure.

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)

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!

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

The Chalking of the Doors:
An Epiphany Tradition Explained

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If you’re a Catholic, you’ve probably seen it: a mysterious series of letters and numbers, looking for all the world like an equation, inscribed in chalk over a doorway at your parish, or at the home of a friend. Maybe you thought you could figure it out. Maybe you were too embarrassed to ask, “What the heck is that?”
If you don’t know what the chalk is all about, don’t be ashamed. You’re certainly not alone.
Epiphany (also known as Twelfth Night, Theophany, or Three Kings Day) marks the occasion of a time-honored Christian tradition of “chalking the doors.” The formula for the ritual — adapted for 2019 — is simple: take chalk of any color and write the following above the entrance of your home: 20 + C + M + B + 19.
The letters have two meanings. First, they represent the initials of the Magi — Caspar, Malchior, and Balthazar — who came to visit Jesus in His first home. They also abbreviate the Latin phrase, Christus mansionem benedicat: “May Christ bless the house.” The “+” signs represent the cross, and the “20” at the beginning and the “19” at the end mark the year. Taken together, this inscription is performed as a request for Christ to bless those homes so marked and that He stay with those who dwell therein throughout the entire year.
The chalking of the doors is a centuries-old practice throughout the world, though it appears to be somewhat less well-known in the United Sates. It is, however, an easy tradition to adopt, and a great practice whereby we dedicate our year to God from its very outset, asking His blessing on our homes and on all who live, work, or visit them there.
The timing for the chalking of the doors varies somewhat in practice. In some places, it is done on New Year’s Day. More commonly, it is performed this Saturday — the traditional Feast of the Epiphany — the Twelfth Day of Christmas. Most often the chalking takes place after Epiphany Mass, and can be done at any church, home, or dwelling.  Traditionally the blessing is done by either a priest or the father of the family. This blessing can be performed simply by just writing the inscription and offering a short prayer, or more elaborately, including songs, prayers, processions, the burning of incense, and the sprinkling of holy water.
After many Epiphany Masses, satchels of blessed chalk, incense, and containers of Epiphany water (holy water blessed with special blessings for Epiphany) are distributed. These can then be brought home and used to perform the ritual. Another common practice is to save a few grains of the Epiphany incense until Easter, so that it can be burned along with the Easter candle.
Practicing traditions like the chalking of the doors helps us to live our Faith more concretely and serve as an outward sign of our dedication to Our Lord. Our homes are also the place where many of us will make the greatest strides in our spiritual growth, through observance of daily prayer, spiritual reading, and work offered as an oblation to God.
The chalking of the doors of a home encourages Christians to dedicate their life at home to God and to others. Seeing the symbols over our doors can help to remind us, while passing in and out on our daily routines, that our homes and all those who dwell there belong to Christ. It also serves as a reminder of welcoming the Magi gave to Jesus. We should strive to be as welcoming to all who come to our homes to visit us!
Below, we’ve provided some examples of how this ceremony can be performed.

This ceremony of the blessing of the home and inscription of the initials of the three Magi above each door can be performed either by a priest or the father of the family. The following prayer is taken from the book, The Twelve Days of Christmas, by Elsa Chaney.

The feast of manifestation, or Epiphany, is traditionally celebrated the 12th day after Christmas, January 6th. In the dioceses of the United States this feast has been moved to the Sunday between January 2 and January 8.
Prayer:
On entering the home,
Leader(Priest, if present, or father of the family) : Peace be to this house.
All: And to all who dwell herein.
All: From the east came the Magi to Bethlehem to adore the Lord; and opening their treasures they offered precious gifts: gold for the great King, incense for the true God, and myrrh in symbol of His burial.
All Pray: The Magnificat. During the Magnificat, the room is sprinkled with holy water and incensed. After this is completed,
All: From the east came the Magi to Bethlehem to adore the Lord; and opening their treasures they offered precious gifts: gold for the great King, incense for the true God, and myrrh in symbol of His burial.
Leader: Our Father. . .
And lead us not into temptation
All: But deliver us from evil.
Leader: All they from Saba shall come
All: Bringing gold and frankincense.
Leader: O Lord, hear my prayer.
All: And let my cry come to You.
Leader: Let us pray. O God, who by the guidance of a star didst on this day manifest Thine only-begotten Son to the Gentiles, mercifully grant that we who know Thee by faith may also attain the vision of Thy glorious majesty. Through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.
Leader: Be enlightened, be enlightened, O Jerusalem, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee—Jesus Christ born of the Virgin Mary.
All: And the Gentiles shall walk in thy light and kings in the splendor of thy rising, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon thee.
Leader: Let us pray.
Bless, + O Lord God almighty, this home, that in it there may be health, purity, the strength of victory, humility, goodness and mercy, the fulfillment of Thy law, the thanksgiving to God the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. And may this blessing remain upon this home and upon all who dwell herein. Through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.

After the prayers of the blessing are recited, each room of the home is sprinkled with Epiphany water and incensed. The initials of the Magi are inscribed upon the doors with the blessed chalk. (The initials, C, M, B, can also be interpreted as the Latin phrase “Christus mansionem benedicat” which means “Christ bless this house”.)

Example: 20 + C + M + B + 19 

Another possible prayer to say during your Chalking:
May all who come to our home this year rejoice to find Christ living among us; and may we seek and serve, in everyone we meet, that same Jesus who is your incarnate Word, now and forever. Amen.
God of heaven and earth, you revealed your only-begotten One to every nation by the guidance of a star. Bless this house and all who inhabit it. Fill us with the light of Christ, that our concern for others may reflect your love. We ask this through Christ our Saviour. Amen.
Loving God, bless this household. May we be blessed with health, goodness of heart, gentleness, and abiding in your will. We ask this through Christ our Saviour. Amen.
However you do it, it’s a rich tradition, a worthy invocation of God’s blessing, and a great conversation starter for your guests. For every person who asks about the inscription, there’s an opportunity to spread this authentically Catholic practice during the Epiphany.
Steve Skojec contributed to this article. Originally published on January 5, 2016.
Good Pictures Bad Pictures

Image result for good pictures bad pictures bookPorn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids (Second Edition)
Want a natural and comfortable way to talk to your kids about pornography? This newly revised edition of the original bestseller makes that daunting discussion easy! Good Pictures Bad Pictures is a read-aloud story about a mom and dad who explain what pornography is, why it’s dangerous, and how to reject it.
Featuring easy-to-understand science and simple analogies, this internationally-acclaimed book engages young kids to porn-proof their own brains.

Good Pictures Bad Pictures is in the top 100 best-selling parenting books on Amazon.

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Young children deserve to be armed early against internet dangers. Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr. makes it easy for parents to protect their young kids ages 3 to 6. Using gentle, age-appropriate messages, children will learn to Turn, Run & Tell when they are accidentally exposed to inappropriate content.
Written by best-selling author Kristen A. Jenson of the original Good Pictures Bad Pictures book, the Jr. version is a comfortable, effective way for proactive parents to empower their young kids with their first internal filter!
Both books are available in the church vestibule. $18 each
Help the TERESIANS help “Alternatives ” – pregnancy center, run by our own Mary Kate Driscoll.

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Diapers: Size 5
Formula: Similac Gentle Ease
Gift cards: local grocery stores & drug stores

for MOMS
razors
warm clothes: gloves, scarves. & socks
nice toiletries: shampoos & conditioners, make up remover wipes, body/facial scrubs, lotions, & oils
manicure/pedicure tools & polish
or any nice things you can think of !!!

put small things in the TERESIANS bag in the vestibule OR bring to 93 K St

Christmas in Poland

CHRISTMAS IN POLAND The Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, Conn. Christmas-themed exhibit is about Poland this year. A variety of heavily embroidered, multicolored traditional Polish apparel is exhibited alongside the scores of Christmas artifacts. The centerpiece is a collection of spectacular szopki, folk-art creches created annually by regular citizens in Kraków. They look like historical buildings in that city and they fly Polish flags, but are occupied by the Holy Family, the wise men, the shepherds, angels, etc.  The museum has recreated a Polish dining room, with a table set for a “wigilia,” a meatless Christmas Eve feast. Around the cottage are other artifacts of Polish Yuletide: gromice candles blessed on Candlemas; a book of carols; and oplatek, the Communion-like wafers with embossed religious designs.  Christmas in Poland (Boże Narodzenie w Polsce) is at Knights of Columbus Museum, One State St. in New Haven, until Feb. 3. Admission and parking are free. “Christmas in Song,” a concert of traditional Polish Christmas carols performed by the Moniuszko Choir, will be Jan. 13 at 2:30 p.m. kofcmuseum.org.

Christmas Tree Festival    Christmas Tree Festival
Ongoing through Sunday, February 3, 2019, 11 a.m.

This festive display showcases the creativity and imagination of students from elementary schools across Connecticut whose handmade ornaments and trim colorfully decorate the museum’s two dozen Christmas trees in the theme of the annual Christmas crèche exhibit.

 

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.

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

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

PRAY FOR VOCATIONS to the Priesthood from our Parish and for our Parish so that we might always have a Priest here to celebrate the Mass and administer the Holy Sacraments! Please join in the Divine Mercy Chaplet to pray for vocations to the priesthood every Friday beginning at 4:45 p.m.
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, January 6: 8:00 – Walter & Kathy Hoszkiewicz – int. Friend
Sunday, January 6: 10:30 + Chet Galvis – int. Connie
Monday, January 7: – Kathleen Morales – int. Aunt Jadzia
Tuesday, January 8: – Health & Blessings for Emily Garmalo – int. Family
Wednesday, January 9: – Nicky Parrot – int. SKM
Thursday, January 10: – Lorna Blake – int. SKM
Friday, January 11: – Health & Blessings for Mark Garmalo – int. Friend
Saturday, January 12: 8:00 – Lillian Bourdeau – int. SKM
Saturday, January 12: 4:00 – Leonie Paul – int. SKM

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!

CHURCH CHOIRS: The St. Cecilia Choir and Choristers, which sings at the Sunday 10:30 Mass and other special services, is always seeking additional singers of any experience. We rehearse every Sunday in the choir loft following the 10:30 Mass, from 11:30 – 12:30. For information, please see Henry Gaida or e-mail hgaida@gmail.com. The Saint Gregory Choir is accepting new members with any level of experience, adults and youths. One need only have a desire to sing in the Mass. We sing sacred chant and 16th century sacred polyphony. We meet to rehearse in the choir loft every Saturday Morning at 9:30. We sing at the 8:00 Sunday morning Mass. For more information, call Robert Heath at 772-8738.

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DID YOU KNOW??? • Marie Curie (Manya Sklodowska) was born in Warsaw (Warszawa), Poland, on November 7, 1867. She moved to Paris in early 1880 and married Frenchman Pierre Curie in 1895. With her husband, she discovered the elements polonium (Po), named after her native Poland, in the summer of 1898 and, soon thereafter, radium (Ra). She is credited for coining the term “radioactivity” and won her first Nobel Prize in Physics with her husband and another colleague, Henri Becquerel, in 1903. Following Pierre’s death in 1906, Marie was appointed to her husband’s professorship and was the first woman to teach at Paris’ Sorbonne University. She won a second Nobel Prize in 1911 for her research in the isolation of pure radium.

See the source imagePOLISH CHRISTMAS CAROLS are sung until the 2nd of February. The Christmas season, for the Polish people, starts on Christmas Eve. Advent is Advent — a time of preparation and anticipation. Unlike many Western cultures, where Christmas carols and celebrations begin by December 1st, the Polish people spend that time in prayerful waiting. The time after Christmas is the time for celebration.
Unlike the Christmas songs of other countries the Polish carol (called a Kolęda) is not only a prayer but it is also a story — a kind of musical drama telling of the miraculous birth of Jesus. These Kolędy are a musical expression of genius and profound religious conviction. Many Polish carols date from the early 17th century and reflect, not only the folk culture of the day, but the royal and courtly life of the nobility.
The word Kolęda is taken from the Latin word meaning the first day of the month and reflects the ancient custom of pre-Christian feasts in mid-winter. With the coming of Christianity, the theme became the birth of Jesus.
Many of the Kolędy are based on the majestic Polonez, a royal and stately dance from the courts of Polish kings. One such Kolęda, “W Złobie Leży” was based on the Polonez played at the coronation of Wladyslaw IV (1632 – 1648).
Adam Mickiewicz, in writing about the beauty of Polish Christmas carols, said: “I doubt whether there is another country which can boast of such a collection of carols as Poland has. It would not be easy to find any other nation’s poetry with feelings so pure, of such an extreme sweetness and delicacy.”
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OFFICE OF VOCATIONS: The light of Christ shines upon you. How will you share that light with others? Consider the gift of a Church vocation. If you think God is calling you If you think God is calling you, please email email: vocations@diospringfield.org and/or visit our website: http://www.myvocation.com

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DID YOU KNOW??? • Stanisław Leszczyński, King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth 1704–1709 and 1733–1736, was the father-in-law of Louis XV of France. Leszczyński became the last Duke of Lorraine after losing the throne of Poland. He gave his name to a World Heritage City square in Nancy, then the capital of the Duchy of Lorraine.

 

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

Marya A. Bialecki 1/6/1990
June R. Murphy 1/6/2010
Carl Tela 1/7/1969
Mieczyslaw Brzozowy 1/7/1969
Zigmund J. Kawecki 1/7/1980
Adam C. Markowski 1/7/1994
Mary Zak 1/7/1997
Helen Sak 1/7/2013
Eleonore Podlenski 1/8/1930
Mary Molongoski 1/8/1967
Anthony J. Malinowski 1/8/1976
Antoinette J. Godlesky 1/8/2003
Robert M. MacDonald 1/8/2014
Harold Banash 1/9/1934
Martin Pliszka 1/9/1945
Mary Kawecki 1/9/1958
John Apola 1/9/1976
Raymond A. Usinski 1/9/1989
Anna Misjek 1/10/1951
Julia Sokoloski 1/10/1953
Gloria A. Dulong 1/10/1998
Stanley P.Milewski, Sr. 1/10/2002
Maria Sahngshim Park Chung 1/10/2006
Anthony F. Muszynski, Sr. 1/10/2012
Aloysius Walichowski 1/11/1933
Jacob Sojka 1/11/1935
Valerie A. Usinski 1/11/1993
Mildred M. Traceski 1/11/2003
Edward F. Milewski 1/11/2010
Peter Napiorkowski 1/12/1934
Joseph Mlecko 1/12/1947
John Byk 1/12/1967
Stanley Krol 1/12/1996
Mary Muszynski 1/13/1953
Ludwik Pagoda 1/13/1965
Anna Putala 1/13/1974
George J. Smith, Sr. 1/13/1991

Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers

PLEASE NOTE that every day of the month is set aside to pray for a specific priest or deacon of 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. Roux       Deacon Rabbitt     Deacon Leary           Deacon Bucci

                            Thursday                 Friday                    Saturday
                        Pope Francis    Clergy in Purgatory      Fr. Bermudez
THIS BULLETIN is sponsored by the St. Stanislaus and St. Kazimierz Societies.