+ PARISH SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 24, 2019 +
SUNDAY, MARCH 24[Third Sunday of Lent]:
8:00 am – Health & Blessings for Betty Fritz – int. Henry Gaida
10:30 am – Billy Dixon – int. Joseph Almeida
2:00 pm – Gorzkie Żale
MONDAY, MARCH 25 [ANNUNCIATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY]:
8:00 am + Christina Harley – int. Roy & Anita Steele
TUESDAY, MARCH 26 [St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena]:
5:30 pm + Kathryn Putala – int. Elaine Bartus
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27[St. Jude Novena]:
5:30 pm + Alice Mulligan – int. Friends
THURSDAY, MARCH 28 [St. Joseph Sebastian Pelczar]:
5:30 pm– Special Intention — TJD
FRIDAY, MARCH 29 : (THE FIVE WOUNDS)
5:30pm – Health & Blessings for Fr. Michael Kokoszka – int. Henry Gaida
Stations of the Cross immediately follow Mass
SATURDAY, MARCH 30 :
8:00 am – Conversion of Hearts – int. TJD
4:00 pm + Louise Hoynoski – int. Robert & Cynthia Hoynoski
6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners
SUNDAY, MARCH 31 [Fourth Sunday of Lent (Lætare)]:
8:00 am + Thomas Wilt – int. Ron & Monica Scherman
10:30 am – Health & Blessings for Debbie DeLaBruere – int. SKM
2:00 pm – Gorzkie Żale
+ KRÓLOWO POLSKI MÓDL SIĘ ZA NAMI+
Lenten Reflections to Follow Gorzkie Żale on Sundays
OFFER IT UP! That’s what we’re inviting you to do for Lent this year. Each Sunday we invite you to participate in the chanting of the Bitter Sorrows, the Polish devotion of Gorzkie Żale. These devotions invite us to love Jesus as He suffers for us—and to offer our love together with Mary in reparation for our sins.
How does that work? That’s exactly what we hope to examine together with a series of short meditations offered in the church immediately following Gorzkie Żale. We will learn about reparation, how it is a beautiful and powerful tool in the Divine Tool Kit that we have as Catholics. And if it is a little hard to get yourself to Gorzkie Żale, we hope you’ll “offer it up” and come! Expect a blessing!
GORZKIE ŻALE, the chanting of the passion of our Lord, will take place on Sunday, March 24thand on all the Sundays of Lent at 2:00 p.m. This weekly devotion follows Jesus and Mary to the sufferings of Calvary. Bilingual books are provided.
MONDAY, MARCH 25th is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord celebrating the Word made flesh. This miracle of love when God became man will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m. One of the astronauts walking on the moon remarked that his thoughts were, “What a great miracle than man walked on the moon.” He said immediately he was struck by the thought, “No, a greater miracle was when God as a man walked upon the earth.” When the Archangel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would bear a son, the Messiah, the Savior of the world, and she accepted, that is the greatest miracle, the miracle of God’s love for us.
THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA will be prayed at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Wednesday, March27th. 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.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be prayed immediately following the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Friday, March 29thand on all the Fridays of Lent. This devotion follows the path of love Jesus walked to His crucifixion. The relic of the True Cross will be venerated after this service.
THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA will continue on Saturday, March30thbefore 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.
MARCH 28this the Feast of St. Joseph Sebastian Pelczar, who is called the “Shepherd of Souls,” was born in Korczyna, Poland, on January 17, 1842. As a bishop and with his people he faced the ravages and onslaughts of the military forces of World War It St. Joseph founded the Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1894. The Russians entered Przemysl in March, 1915, burning more than a hundred churches and taking priests prisoner. St. Joseph led his clergy, nuns and people in aided the wounded and oppressed. He opened hospitals, clinics, and way stations, exposing himself to the enemy and to epidemics raging in the city. St. Joseph and his diocese survived the war and the invasions and began the great task of rebuilding. His memory is revered as a particularly saving grace in a dreadful crisis. St. Joseph Sebastian Pelczar died in Przemysl on March 28, 1924. Pope John Paul II, speaking of St. Joseph said: “Here is the man who did the will of the Father!” – John Paul II’s Book of Saints, Our Sunday Visitor.
OUR LADY’S HOLY ICON will visit the home of Terry Dempseyfor a week of prayer and petition for the needs of our Parish. We thank you for this holy work of power and love.
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FOR THE GLORY OF GOD, a donation has been made to our Parish by Agnes K. Temesvari. Bóg zapłać!
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.
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.
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.
NEXT COMMUNITY MEAL DATE: WEDNESDAY, MAY 29th. A reminder will be out as we get closer. Blessings to all participants!! You are very much appreciated!
Easter Bazaar and Spring Gaik
All our little Easter Bunnies are reminded to get ready for our annual Easter Bazaar and Spring Gaik which will be held on Saturday, April 13th starting at 9:00 a.m. Please remember to work on those beautiful arts and crafts and tasty culinary delights for which our parish is so famous.
Raffle Tickets for our annual Spring Gaik and Easter Bazaar are available. There are five big prizes namely: First Prize – $100 cash; Second Prize – $50 cash; and Third Prize through Sixth Prize – $25 cash. The drawing will take place at our bazaar on Saturday, April 13th. Your donations of $5.00 for a book of 6 tickets or $1.00 per ticket will greatly help our parish. Please support this cause.
Would you like a homemade babka or kielbasa for Easter? We will be taking orders this weekend in the church vestibule. They will be available at our Easter Bazaar but must be ordered in advance. Be sure to place your order this weekend as there will be a limited supply!
ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO RENT a table at our Spring Gaik and Easter Bazaar may call Shirley Webb at 773-7202 for information and to reserve a space.
STASH BASH at Our Lady of Peace Parish, 90 Seventh Street, Turners Falls, on Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 – 1:00 in the parish hall in the basement of the church. For sale will be an assortment of items (to make a wide variety of different crafts) such as fabric, quilting supplies, yarn, ribbon, beads, buttons, thread, scrapbooking, etc. Several vendors will have these items reasonably priced to help sell their stock of “stash”! Lunch will be available. Free parking in the church lot or the Elks Lodge lot off L Street. For information on vendor space, please contact Chris at 413-367-3052. To donate your surplus supplies, please contact Sandy at 413-773-9217, or Mary at 413-648-3244.
The Man Who Shared the Cross
Randall B. Smith
When we say the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, we move immediately from “Jesus Carries the Cross” to the Crucifixion. When we do the Stations of the Cross, however, there are several intermediate stages, one of which is “Simon of Cyrene Bears Jesus’ Cross.” We find the story about Simon and the cross in all three Synoptic Gospels — Matthew, Mark, and Luke — but it is absent from John’s Gospel. Why?
I suggest we can discern in this difference one of the reasons why different Gospels sometimes provide different narratives about Jesus. In this instance, they offer two crucial perspectives, neither of which contradicts the other, and both of which teach an important lesson.
Consider John’s account. John emphasizes that it is through Christ’s sacrifice alone that we are saved. It is through His Crucifixion and Resurrection that our sins are forgiven and we have access to eternal life. All of this is in accord with what we read in Isaiah 53:5: “for he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.” The focus here is on what the God-man did for us: his unmerited gift of himself to humankind.
When we are in times of trial, we can unite ourselves to Christ. Even in the face of mortal peril, we can say, “You, God,know my turmoil and pain. You have shared it. You have taken it on and borne it so as to raise it beyond itself. I learn from you that these dark times are the seeds of my redemption. I can have faith in that hard truth because you did not avoid walking the path you ask me to walk. You embraced human suffering wholly.” And thus the author of Sirach can say to us with his whole being:
My son, when you come to serve the LORD,
stand in justice and fear, prepare yourself for trials.
Be sincere of heart and steadfast, incline your ear and receive the word of understanding, undisturbed in time of adversity.
Wait on God, with patience, cling to him, forsake him not; thus will you be wise in all your ways.
Accept whatever befalls you, when sorrowful, be steadfast, and in crushing misfortune be patient;
For in fire gold and silver are tested, and worthy people in the crucible of humiliation.
Trust God and God will help you; trust in him, and he will direct your way;
keep his fear and grow old therein. (Sir 2:1-7)
We, like Christ, must bear the cross. But must we bear it alone? When we unite ourselves to Christ and resolve to bear a difficult and dangerous cross in a “time of adversity” and of “crushing misfortune,” must we bear that cross alone?
This is the importance of the story of Simon of Cyrene: even Jesus had help bearing His cross. “Bearing your cross” need not be understood as an admonition to Stoic individualism. While it is true that no one can bear your sufferings but you, the Gospel message is that you need not – indeed should not – bear them alone. In times of trial, we trust in the love and fidelity of God and of others: those doctors, lawyers, counselors, and friends who can become, as we are all called to become, instruments of God’s love and God’s healing grace.
Catholics who accept their Church’s sacramental understanding of Creation do not put God and human agents into an “either-or” formula. We look to God for our ultimate help for we know we can do nothing without His grace. And we can also look to others – friends, neighbors, counselors, specialists – to help guide us and comfort us along the way. They can help us bear the cross during those times when it simply becomes too heavy, and we fear we can’t make it even one step further.
And then we do. Somehow. With someone supporting us, someone bearing our burden, and with God bearing us both in His loving arms.
This Lenten season, let us take up our cross and bear it. What we will find, after a time, is that we are not carrying that cross; rather it is carrying us, helping to purify us of our idols and illusions, giving us greater wisdom, and making us more truly like Christ. But let us also look for others whose burdens we can share and with whom we can share ours. This, in the final analysis, is the meaning of “Church” – of what it means to be different members in the Spirit of the one Body of Christ, crucified and risen.
So let us unite ourselves to Christ during this blessed season in order to strip away and purge ourselves of all our unclean idols – devotion to wealth, power, pleasure, vanity, and riotousness – and give ourselves more fully to the One who gave Himself in love for us by giving ourselves in love to others.
ALL OUR LITTLE EASTER BUNNIES are reminded to get ready for our annual Easter Bazaar and Spring Gaik which will be held on Saturday, April 13thstarting at 9:00 a.m. Please remember to start working on those beautiful arts and crafts and tasty culinary delights for which our parish is so famous.
ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO RENT a table at our Spring Gaik and Easter Bazaar may call Shirley Webb at 773-7202 for information and to reserve a space.
By Scott Hahn, excerpt from
Signs of Life – 40 Catholic Customs and their Biblical Roots
Catholicism is sometimes called the religion of ‘bells and smells.” Our tradition engages the whole person. God created us as a unity of body and soul, and we return ourselves entirely to Him in worship. We worship Him in spirit and truth (John 4:24); and in our “spiritual worship” we “present our bodies” too “as a living sacrifice” (Rom. 12:1). Thus the Church’s worship engages all that we are, including our bodily and spiritual senses. In the liturgy, we contemplate the Gospel, but that’s not all. We hear it, see it, feel it, taste it, and smell it as well. We ring bells to herald the Lord’s appearance. We burn fragrant incense before His altar.
I remember the first time I attended a Catholic liturgical event, a vespers service at a Byzantine seminary. My Calvinist background had not prepared me for the experience – the incense and icons, the prostrations and bows, the chant and the bells. All my senses were engaged. Afterward a seminarian asked me, “What do you think?” All I could say was “Now I know why God gave me a body: to worship the Lord with His people in liturgy.”
Our worship is not merely good and true. It is beautiful. We make it beautiful because it is for God. A generation or two ago, incense was used much more commonly in the Mass. I am not the first convert to confess that he was enchanted by his initial experience of incense. It was a pleasant experience, an aesthetic experience. There is good reason why non-Catholics came to associate us with bells and smells. They make a powerful impression.
So powerful, in fact, that some people worried whether incense was a distraction from true worship. They worried that it might reduce liturgy to a merely aesthetic experience, a religion of externals rather than true interior life. God had warned the Israelites against such pomp; and through the prophet Isaiah, He even went so far as to tell them: “Bring no more vain offerings; incense is an abomination to Me” (Isaiah 13:1).
Yet God was not abolishing external forms of worship. He wanted His people to cease neglecting their interior dispositions. In fact, through the prophet Malachi, He foretold a day when “from the rising of the sun to its setting. . . in every place incense is offered to My name, and a pure offering” (Mal. 1:11).
Indeed, incense was an important part of biblical religion – and it remains so – because God Himself took care to make it so. The offering of incense was an essential duty of the priests of the Old Covenant, and the ancient law took special care to prescribe its fragrances, vessels, and rites (see, for example, Exodus, chapter 30). Of the high priest Aaron, God said: “I chose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to go up to my altar, to burn incense” (1 Sam. 2:28).
And so the priests did, from the time of Moses to the time of Jesus, and beyond. Jesus’ kinsman Zechariah was performing his priestly duty, burning incense in the Temple, when the angel Gabriel appeared to him.
Incense became the most emblematic form of worship. Grains of incense, once dropped into a thurible with hot coals, rise heavenward as fragrant smoke. It’s meant to be an outward sign of the inner mystery that is true prayer. “Let my prayer be counted as incense before you,” said the Psalmist (Ps. 141:2). The metaphor still worked for St. Paul (see Phil. 4:18). A Jewish theologian of the first century, Philo of Alexandria, saw the freedom of the censor’s smoke rising heavenward as a symbol of mankind’s spiritual and rational qualities, fashioned after the divine image. When incense was offered with animal sacrifice, he said, it symbolized the entirety of human nature, body and soul, given to God.
So closely was incense associated with worship that, for the prophets, the very image of infidelity was to burn incense to idols. “I will utter my judgments against them, for all their wickedness in forsaking me; they have burned incense to other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands” (Jer. 1:16).
In the time of Jesus, incense was burned not only in the Temple, but also in the “communion” meal, the chaburah… How much more should we take care to incorporate this aromatic sign in the Mass – the meal of our New Covenant fellowship.
The earliest Christian documents – the Didache, St. Justin, St. Irenaeus – applied the prophecy of Malachi 1:11 to the Eucharist. The Holy Mass, they said, was the pure offering, the always-and-everywhere offering of incense to the God of Israel. St. Paul said it well: “But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumph, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of Him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved. . . a fragrance from life to life” (2 Cor. 2:14-16).
“Give something, however small, to the one in need. For it is not small to one who has nothing. Neither is it small to God, if we have given what we could.”
– St. Gregory the Great
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, MARCH 24:8:00 + Louis & Mary Kozlowski – int. Wanda Kozloski & Family
SUNDAY, MARCH 24: 10:30 + Stanley & Helen Garanin – int. Wanda & Family
MONDAY, MARCH 25: + Rose Gloski – int. Niece, Carol
TUESDAY, MARCH 26: + Sophie Piecuch – int. Niece, Carol
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27:+ Sal & Mary LaDolce – int. Wanda & Family
THURSDAY, MARCH 28: + Ignatius Cardinal Kung – int. Betty Fritz
FRIDAY, MARCH 29: + Gertrude Phillips – int. Granddaughter, Tina
SATURDAY, MARCH 30: 8:00 + Ignatius Cardinal Kung – int. Betty Fritz
SATURDAY, MARCH 23: 4:00 – For a special intention – int. Betty Fritz
PLEASE NOTE: The above Masses not only assist the souls for whom they are offered, but they also help the Missionaries who often times receive very little help. It also helps the people where the Masses are offered. Bóg wam zapłać!
PIEROGI is probably the only Polish dish that has its own patron saint. “Święty Jacek z pierogami!”, (St. Hyacinth and his pierogi!) is an old expression of surprise, roughly equivalent to the American “good grief” or “holy smokes!” The origin of his expression is unknown. Saint Hyacinth, (born in 1183 in Kamień Śląski, died on 15 August 1258 and buried in the Church of the Dominican Fathers is Kraków), was a preacher and missionary who is also venerated outside of Poland. Legend has it that in times of famine, St. Hyacinth helped the poor by feeding them pierogi, a dish invented and prepared by himself. According to another tale, one day, when passing through the streets of Kraków, the saint simply gave some pierogi, then considered as a delicacy, to the city’s poor.
To join the “St. Hyacinth Pierogi Makers” – Please speak with Walter Hoszkiewicz!
WALKIN THE FOOTSTEPSOF 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 email@example.com. View the website at http://www.pilgrimages.com/helensheamurphy.
We all know the things that make us happy, but we don’t always
do them. Lent is an opportunity to change that. This year we invite you to do something different.
Join Dynamic Catholic for Best Lent Ever, a free e-mail program featuring internationally acclaimed speaker and New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly. From Ash Wednesday to Easter, you’ll get short, inspirational videos from Matthew Kelly and personal reflections from Dynamic Catholic team members that will help you identify what stands between you and happiness. . . and what to do about it. Are you ready for your best Lent ever?
To sign up, visit http://www.BestLentEver.com
2019 GMEF ANNUAL GALA:“Dancing Dream – ABBA Tribute Band” On Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 7:00pm at the TFHS Theater, “DancingDream – ABBA Tribute Band” brings the brilliance of the pop sensation ABBA to the Gill-Montague Education Fund Annual Gala. Expect to hear hits like “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance,” “Fernando,” “Mamma Mia” and many more at this high-energy concert filled with lush harmonies, elaborate costumes and iconic choreography.
Advance Tickets are available at these locations: Hillside Pizza in Bernardston; Weatherheads/Dunkin Donuts in Erving; World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield; Scotty’s Convenience Store &Greenfield Savings Bank in Turners Falls; by calling Sandy at 863-7296 or at the GMEF website – http://www.thegmef.org. Advance tickets are $25– At the Door $30
The GMEF would like to recognize some very special people who help make our Gala possible!
Corporate Underwriters – Freedom Credit Union, Greenfield Savings Bank
Corporate Sponsors – Construction Monitoring Services, Inc., Franklin First Credit Union,People’s Bank, The Management Solutions, The Montague Elks Lodge 2521
PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST: FILM & REFLECTION Please join us for an afternoon of film and reflection on Sunday, March 31st, at 3:00 pm at Pope Francis Preparatory School, 99 Wendover Rd., Springfield, Mass. Tickets are available for advanced purchase by calling 413-732-3175.
VISIT http://diospringfield.org/Ministries/child-youth-protection/ for resources for child abuse prevention and reporting.
DID YOU KNOW THERE IS A LOCAL CATHOLIC YOUTH GROUP? The St. John Paul II Youth Group serves the high school youth of the local Catholic community—all are welcome. Our monthly gatherings are on the 3rd Sunday of the month, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with other activities throughout the month. To learn more about what God is doing in the life of the teens and for a more complete schedule, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Suzi & Ed Cottrill, 413-772-6062. “Love God, Love Others, Love Life.”
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.
OFFICE OF VOCATIONS:Moses heard God’s call from a burning bush. What is your passion, your burning bush? Take time to know what God is sending you to do and be. (Exodus: 3:18, 13-15)If you think God is calling you,please email: email@example.com and/or visit our website: http://www.myvocation.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, soup, ravioli, crackers, baked beans, cereal, canned vegetables, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, and jam. 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 zapłać!
THE POLISH JUNIOR LEAGUEof Massachusetts is accepting applications for scholarships for college students of Polish heritage. Undergraduate scholarships are awarded to students completing their sophomore year of college; the Josephine Karwoski Scholarship is awarded to a female graduate student or a returning student. Application information and forms may be obtained at http://www.polishjuniorleaguema.org. Deadline for application materials is May 1, 2019.
DID YOU KNOW???In 1912, Casimir Funk, a Polish-born American biochemist, collected all published literature on the issue of vitamin deficiency. He was the first to isolated niacin, later called Vitamin B3. He also coined the term vital amine to describe the class of chemicals he and other researchers were studying, and the word was later simplified to vitamin by 1920.
Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,
And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.
Zofia M. Bescek 3/24/2004
Francis Gesiny 3/24/1932
Jean E. Simanski 3/24/1973
Joseph W. Zak 3/24/1977
Chester. T, Plodzien 3/24/1992
David A. Moylan 3/24/1998
Walter J. Gochinski 3/24/1999
Andrew J. Seremeth 3/25/1985
Patricia J. Smith 3/25/1988
Rose Gloski 3/25/2018
Andrew Koyzel 3/26/1931
Walerja Traczewska 3/28/1932
Anthony Szott 3/28/1962
Elizabeth Warszawski 3//28/1976
Bronislawa (Blanche) Garanin 3/28/1989
Walter C. Traceski 3/28/1990
Dorothy A. Piecuch 3/28/1992
Dorothy Sazama 3/28/2017
Anthony Makowski 3/29/1935
Alfons Olchowski 3/29/1942
Alexander Gembicki 3/29/1944
Anna Lazarz 3/29/1969
Genevieve Grader 3/29/1992
Claire M. Zak 3/29/2018
Ignacy Glinka 3/30/1924
Joseph Brzozowy 3/30/1930
Francis D. Poliatis 3/30/1997
Stacia N. Gaines 3/30/1998
Adam P. Sokolowski 3/30/2012
Mary Skworzec 3/31/1946
Joseph Oginski 3/31/1947
Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers
ALTERNATIVES PREGNANCY CENTER – Pregnancy Tests, Counseling, Support Services, and Post Abortion Support, All Services Free and Confidential, 466 Main Street, P.O. Box 344, Greenfield, MA 01302-0344 — (413) 774-6010
PLEASE NOTE that every day of the month is set aside to pray for a specific priest or deacon of 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
Fr. Bermudez Fr. Lisowski Deacon Leary
Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Deacon Rabbitt Vocations Deacon Ratté Our Seminarians
THIS BULLETIN is sponsored by the St. Stanislaus and St. Kazimierz Societies.
“Behold, your cross has come to you; embrace it for the love of Him who sends it to you.”
– St. Francis de Sales