+ PARISH SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK JUNE 23, 2019 +
SUNDAY, JUNE 23[The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)]:
8:00 am+ Andre LaPalme – int. Daughter, Brenda
10:30 am+ Louis E. Parzych – int. Bill & Carol Arienti
MONDAY, JUNE 24[Nativity of St. John the Baptist]:
8:00 am+Nora Guedez – int. Elizabeth Guedez
TUESDAY JUNE 25[St. Camillus & St. Peregrine Novena]:
5:30 pm+ Leon & Sophie Piecuch – int. Joan Richotte
WEDNESDAY, JUNE26[St. Jude Novena]:
5:30 pm + Margaret Cadran – int. Dorothy Kosewicz
THURSDAY, JUNE 27 [St. Cyril of Alexandria/Our Lady of Perpetual Help]:
5:30 pm– Health & Blessings for Wim & Anja Winters & Family – int. Henry Gaida
FRIDAY, JUNE 28 [The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus/St. Irenaeus]:
5:30 pm – Grace & Blessings for the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa
– int. Ron & Monica Scherman
SATURDAY, JUNE 29[Ss. Peter and Paul]:
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 + Sandra Guilbault – int. Dorothy Kosewicz
6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners
SUNDAY, JUNE 30[Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time]:
8:00 am+ Lawrence Krejmas – int. Betty Fritz
10:30 am+ Helena Stankowski – int. Henry Stankowski
+ KRÓLOWO POLSKI MÓDL SIĘ ZA NAMI +
The Glory of God
and in memory of
Mark E. Urban
an Annual Scholarship/Award
has been established to honor the boys and
young men in our Parish who are or who have
faithfully served as Altar-Boys. This memorial
Scholarship/Award has been established by
Mrs. Cori Urban and Alice Urban.
Mark Urban always admired the faithfulness, discipline, devotion,
purity, and loyalty of our Altar-Boys . It is only fitting that such
a memorial be established in his name. The recipients for 2018 are
Rodney Mitchell Duteau
Matthew Gerard Joseph Jacques
In addition another Scholarship/Award has been established by the
Fugere Family in memory of their parents
Harold and Alice Fugere
to honor a young woman in our parish who has shown the virtues of faith, modesty, piety, scholarship and purity. This year’s recipient is
Marguerite Marie Cottrill
ALL THE MASSES WE ATTEND celebrate the real presence of Jesus under the form of bread and wine, however on the Feast of Corpus Christi (Boże Ciało) special attention is given to this sacred mystery in a very solemn manner. In Poland it is customary to hold great processions through the streets of every city for eight days in honor of this mystery.
It is an amazing testimony of the faith of the Polish people to see the main streets of Warsaw, Kraków, Łowicz, Lublin, Poznań, etc. filled with a human sea moving with the Blessed Sacrament to a number of flower bedecked shrines set in every major square. The same scene of faith is repeated in every city, town and village.
Parishioners spend days preparing the various shrines where Our Lord, in the Blessed Eucharist, will come for a few minutes. Each altar is a magnificent work of art whose only purpose is to welcome Our Saviour for a few brief minutes.
Little girls are given the privilege of dressing in white and of scattering flowers and petals before the priest carrying the Holy Sacrament. For the boys, small Corpus Christi Bells are provided to be rung as they follow Our Eucharistic Lord. Every religious, social and civic organization takes part, carrying banners, icons, flowers, candles and flags, leading the Eucharist from shrine to shrine. The city streets, just for a day, are transformed into a vast cathedral.
In America, Polish Americans continue to honor Our Lord in the Most Holy Sacrament with processions around their churches and with beautifully decorated altars.
SUNDAY, JUNE 23rd is the Feast of Corpus Christi. As Rome has requested, this Feast will be celebrated with a solemn Eucharistic Procession after the 10:30 a.m. Mass, weather permitting. The Blessed Sacrament will be taken to four outdoor altars, each representing one of the Gospel writers. At each altar the Gospel proclaiming the institution of the Eucharist will be proclaimed and Benediction given.
MONDAY, JUNE 24th is the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist who recognized Jesus, the Messiah even while still in the womb of His mother. This feast of the birthday of St. John will be celebrated at the 8:00 a.m. Mass. (This feast is a national holiday in Quebec!)
THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA will be offered at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Wednesday, June 26th. All are welcome to come and pray for the intercession of this saint who is the patron of hopeless and impossible cases.
THURSDAY, JUNE 27th is the Feast of St. Cyril of Alexandria, the defender of Mary as the Mother of God at the Council of Ephesus against the Nestorian heresy. He will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.
HOLY HOURS OF REPARATION are held twice weekly in our parish, on Thursday & Friday at 4:30 p.m., concluding with the 5:30 p.m. Mass. Please come and spend some time with Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
FRIDAY, JUNE 28th is Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. From His wounded side flowed blood and water, literally the fountain of salvation. The depths of the love of Christ symbolized by His Most Sacred Heart gives us confidence in His Mercy. The Litany of the Sacred Heart will be prayed at the end of the 5:30 p.m. Mass.
FRIDAY JUNE 28th is the Feast of St. Irenaeus who was a staunch defender of the Faith who was martyred for Jesus in the year 202.
THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA will continue on Saturday, June 29thbefore 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
OUR ANNUAL ODPUST FAMILY PARISH PICNIC will be held on Sunday, July 21st from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. at beautiful CampApex on the Mohawk Trail. CampApex is complete with playing fields, pavilions, a lodge (in case of rain) and an Olympic size swimming pool with a lifeguard on duty. Your ticket will include a live band, hot dogs and hamburgers and all the trimmings. Tickets are $10.00 per adult and $3.00 per child. Come enjoy each other’s company and God’s good blessings.
OUR LADY’S HOLY ICON will visit the home of Carol Krolfor 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, and in memory of Lawrence (Larry) Krejmas, the following have made donations to our Parish Renovation Fund: Nancy Lee Krejmas, Helen E. Wallitis, Irene Klepadlo, Carol Crafts, and Bob Stratton & Terri Aitken. Bóg zapłać!
June – the Month of the Sacred Heart
As May was the month of Mary, our Blessed Mother, and June is the Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, does it not follow that as May leads into June, Mary leads us to the love of her Son, symbolized by His Heart?
History of the Feast of the
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Devotion to the Sacred Heart is a form of devotion to the person Jesus, and especially to His Love.
The Catholic Encyclopedia details a history of this devotion. It observed that from the time of Saint John and Saint Paul there has always been in the Church something like devotion to the love of God, Who so loved the world as to give it His only-begotten Son, and to the love of Jesus, Who has so loved us as to deliver Himself up for us. But, accurately speaking, this is not the devotion to the Sacred Heart, as it pays no homage to the Heart of Jesus as the symbol of His love for us. From the earliest centuries, Christ’s open side and the mystery of blood and water were meditated upon, and the Church was beheld issuing from the side of Jesus, as Eve came forth from the side of Adam. But there is nothing to indicate that, during the first ten centuries, any worship was rendered the wounded Heart.
It is in the eleventh and twelfth centuries that we find the first unmistakable indications of devotion to the Sacred Heart. Through the wound in the side the wounded Heart was gradually reached, and the wound in the Heart symbolized the wound of Divine Love. In the Benedictine and Cistercian monasteries devotion arose, although it is impossible to say what where the first texts. Saint Gertrude (d. 1302) had a vision on the feast of John the Evangelist. She was resting her head near the wound in the Savior’s side and hearing the beating of the Divine Heart. She asked Saint John if on the night of the Last Supper, he had felt these delightful pulsations, why he had never spoken of the fact. Saint John replied that this revelation had been reserved for subsequent ages when the world, having grown cold, would have need of it to rekindle its love.
From the thirteenth to the sixteenth century, the devotion was practiced as a private, individual devotion of the mystical order. In the sixteenth century, the devotion took an onward step and passed from the domain of mysticism into that of Christian asceticism. It was constituted an objective devotion with prayers already formulated and special exercises of which the value was extolled and practice commended.
The devotion to the Sacred Heart developed further during the seventeenth century. Ascetic writers spoke of it, especially those of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), Alvarez de Paz, Luis de la Puente, Saint-Jure and Nouet and Father Druzbicki, small work “Meta Cordium, Cor Jesu“.
The devotion was greatly increased by the visions Sister Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690), a French Visitandine nun at the convent of Paray-le-Monial. She had a vision of Christ’s Heart on the feast of Saint John that was similar to that of Saint Gertrude. Jesus permitted her to rest her head upon His Heart, and then disclosed to her the wonders of His love, telling her that He desired to make this known to mankind and to diffuse the treasures of His goodness, and that He had chosen her for this work, (probably 1673, Dec. 27). In June or July of 1674, Sister Margaret Mary said, Jesus asked to be honored under the figure of His Heart of Flesh and asked for a devotion of expiatory love — frequent Communion, Communion on the first Friday of each month and the observance of Holy Hours.
In another vision, on the feast of Corpus Christi 1675, Sister Margaret Mary reported that Jesus told her, “Behold the Heart that has so loved men…instead of gratitude I receive from the greater part (of mankind) only ingratitude…” Jesus then asked for a feast of reparation on the Friday after the octave of Corpus Christi bidding her to consult Father de la Colombiére, then superior of the small Jesuit house at Paray. He recognized the action of the Spirit of God and consecrated himself to the Sacred Heart and directed Sister Margaret Mary to write down her account and to circulate it throughout France and England. Sister Margaret Mary Alacoque was canonized in the 20th century.
(Principal source – Catholic Encyclopedia
1913 edition, reproduced wf-f.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. View the website at http://www.pilgrimages.com/helensheamurphy.
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!
FOR THE GLORY OF GOD, and in memory of Anthony Krejmas, a donation to our Parish Renovation Fund has been made by Frank & Beth Traceski. Bóg zapłać!
FOR THE GLORY OF GOD, and in memory of Nicholas Matthew White, a donation to our Parish Renovation Fund has been made by Helen & Stanley Kaczenski. Bóg zapłać!
39th ANNUAL POLISH-AMERICAN DOZYNKI FESTIVAL at Immaculate Conception Church, 25 Parker Street, Indian Orchard, will be held on Saturday, July 20 from 12 noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday, July 21 from 12 noon to 10 p.m. Free parking and admission.
OFFICE OF VOCATIONS:Jesus asked, “Why do you not give them something to eat yourselves?” What do you have to offer to the hungry world? (Luke 9:11-17) If you think God is calling you, please email: email@example.com and/or visit our website: 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.
ST JOSEPH CHURCH, PITSFIELD Polish Picnic will be held on July 21, 2019 on the parish grounds at 414 North Street, Pittsfield, Mass. Frozen food sale from 9-12 noon: cheese and cabbage pierogi, as well as kapusta and gołąbki. The picnic will start at 12 noon & end at 5:00 p.m. with music and dancing provided by the Rymanowski Brothers. Polish and American food, fried dough, ice cream, & popcorn; and assorted raffles. Admission is free, but bring a lawn-chair!
OLC ORGAN PROJECT: We have raised over $17,100 of the total amount of $20,000 needed. Please consider making a small contribution—and please keep us in your prayers!
Twelve Promises of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary
In the apparitions to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Jesus gives these twelve promises for those who are devoted to His Sacred Heart.
1. I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life.
2. I will establish peace in their families.
3. I will console them in all their troubles.
4. They shall find in My Heart an assured refuge during life and especially at the hour of their death.
5. I will pour abundant blessings on all their undertakings.
6. Sinners shall find in My Heart the source of an infinite ocean of mercy.
7. Tepid souls shall become fervent.
8. Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great perfection.
9. I will bless the homes where an image of My Heart shall be exposed and honoured.
10. I will give to priests the power of touching the most hardened hearts.
11. Those who propagate this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be effaced.
12. The all-powerful love of My Heart will grant to all those who shall receive Communion on the First Friday of nine consecutive months the grace of final repentance; they shall not die under my displeasure, nor without receiving their Sacraments; My heart shall be their assured refuge at that last hour.
DIVINE MERCY PARISH Annual Parish Picnic, will be held on the parish grounds, Main Street, Three Rives, Mass., on Sunday, July 28th, from 12 noon to 8:00 p.m. An outdoor Polka Mass at 11:00 a.m. will precede the picnic. The Eddie Forman Orchestra will play for the Polka Mass, and also from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. for your dancing and listening pleasure. There will be Polish and American foods, along with a chicken barbecue from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. (contact Fred Orszulak for chicken barbecue tickets at 283-5620), arts & crafts, homemade pastries, various refreshments & prize booths, raffle for cash prizes totaling $2,500.00. Free admission & parking. Rain or shine!
HOLY FAMILY PARISH ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR:November 23, 2019. Interestedvendors,pleasecontact the Parish Office at (413) 665-3254 forinformation/application.
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.”
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, JUNE 23:8:00 +
SUNDAY, JUNE23: 10:30 +
THURS., JUNE 27:+ Gary Schubert (1st Anniversary) – int. James & Jean Koldis
FRIDAY, JUNE 28: –
SATURDAY JUNE29: 8:00 +
SATURDAY, JUNE29: 4:00 +
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!
CHRIST THE KING CHURCH, located at 41 Warsaw Ave. in Ludlow, will hold its 34th Annual Picnic on Sunday, June 23rd from noon until 8:00 p.m. The picnic will feature Homemade Polish Food, an American Kitchen, a Bake Sale (takeout orders available on all food), Games, Music, and More. The picnic is open to the public with free admission and free parking. Bring your chairs and enjoy.
SAVE THE DATE! Find Your Greatness with Catholic speaker, Jonathan Fanning, is coming to Springfield, MA on Saturday, September 14, 2019! Come join Holy Name Church for a great morning of listening, learning, scripture, and prayer. Find Your Greatness is based on Matthew Kelly’s best-seller The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic. Don’t worry, this is not your typical Church event! Reach your full potential, create a personal life plan, and develop a vibrant spiritual life. September 14, 2019, Holy Family Church, 323 Dickinson St., Springfield, MA 01108. 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM Get your tickets today! Call us at 859.980.7900 to reserve your tickets!
THE TERESIANS– Please consider becoming a Teresian. As we have said there is NO commitment. We will notify everyone on the ministry list (via email) when someone is sick and in need of prayer or a visit OR dying and in need of prayer or a visit OR died and the funeral details. It will be up to each individual/family to decide how they can minister. No one is expected to respond to each need. If any parishioner knows of someone in need, please email Nancy Faller (email@example.com), so we can get the word out.
Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,
And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.
Regina Gessing 6/23/1926
Paul Klepacki 6/23/1936
Victoria Darasz 6/23/1977
Mary Malinowski 6/23/1999
Veronica Smith 6/24/2001
Caroline Zak 6/25/1959
Telesfor Milowski 6/25/1982
Helen Yarmac 6/25/2001
Robert W. Bocon 6/25/2015
Peter Koscinski 6/26/1983
Anna Puchla 6/27/1931
Frances Kurtyka 6/28/1950
Wincenty Kozaczka 6/28/1970
Harold G. Long 6/28/1996
Sophie G. Bush 6/28/2003
Mary Klepacki 6/29/1960
John Dobosz 6/29/1982
Mary Sadowski 6/30/1961
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
Fr. Campoli Deacon Leary Deacon Rabbitt
Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Deacon Bucci Fr. Roux Fr. Reardon Clergy in Purgatory
THIS BULLETIN is sponsored by the St. Stanislaus and St. Kazimierz Societies.