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+ 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 +

For
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

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

 

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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: vocations@diospringfield.org 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

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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 stjpiiyouthgroup@gmail.com 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 +
MONDAY, JUNE24:+
TUESDAY, JUNE25:+
WEDNESDAY,JUNE26:+
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 (nafaller@aol.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
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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.

Bulletin: June 16, 2019


JMJ
Parish Schedule for the Week June 16, 2019 +

Sunday, June 16 [The Most Holy Trinity]:
8:00 am – Fathers’ Day Novena II
10:30 am – Fathers’ Day Novena III
Monday, June 17 [St. Bruno of Querfurt/St. Albert Chmielowski]:
8:00 am – Fathers’ Day Novena IV
Tuesday, June 18 [St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena]:
5:30 pm – Fathers’ Day Novena V
Wednesday, June 19 [St. Jude Novena/St. Romuald]:
5:30 pm – Fathers’ Day Novena VI
Thursday, June 20 :
5:30 pm – Fathers’ Day Novena VII
Friday, June 21 [St. Aloysius Gonzaga]:
5:30 pm – Fathers’ Day Novena VIII
Saturday, June 22 [St. Paulinus of Nola/Ss. John Fisher & Thomas More]:
8:00 am – Fathers’ Day Novena IX
4:00 pm + Edwin W. Niedbala – int. Cousin, Francis Kurtyka
6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners
Sunday, June 23 [The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)]:
8:00 am + Andrea LaPalme – int. Daughter, Brenda
10:30 am + Louis E. Parzych – int. Bill & Carol Arienti

+ Królowo Polski Módl Się za Nami +

CONGRATULATIONS to Rodney Duteau, who has been awarded with a special scholarship from our parish, as he completes his education at St. Michael’s School in Brattleboro, and prepares for college. God Bless You!

FATHERS DAY CARDS for our annual Novena of Masses for our living and departed fathers are available in the front vestibule. The novena of Masses will begin on Saturday, June 15th and continue through the week. Be sure to return the enrollment envelope before Fathers’ Day by placing them in the offering box in the front vestibule.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19th is also the Feast of St. Romuald, the founder of the Camaldolese Hermits. He stressed contemplative prayer through solitude, silence and fasting. He will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA will be offered at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Wednesday, June 19th. All are welcome to come and pray for the intercession of this saint who is the patron of hopeless and impossible cases.

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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.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 21st is the Feast of St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Of noble birth St. Aloysius renounced a fabulous inheritance to enter the Jesuits. His life of charity, penance and obedience were exemplary. He died at the age of 23 caring for the sick. He is the patron of youth and students and will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 22nd is the Feast of three saints: St. Paulinus, St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More. St. Paulinus was a Bishop and dedicated pastor who was particularly noted for his compassion and charity. St. John Fisher was the Bishop of Rochester, a dedicated pastor of souls and defender of the primacy of Rome. He was beheaded by Henry VIII because of his refusal to destroy the Church in England. St. Thomas More was a married layman, Chancellor of England, lawyer and author. He was also beheaded because he opposed Henry VIII who was destroying the Church in England. St. Thomas More is the patron saint of lawyers. The three saints will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA will continue on Saturday, June 22nd 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

OUR LADY’S HOLY ICON will visit the home of Dorothy Kosewicz for 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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Come to Our Annual
Giant Tag Sale!

Calling all bargain hunters! The Annual Giant Tag Sale sponsored by our Parish Council will take place on Saturday, June 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine! Furniture, house wares, appliances, exercise equipment and other treasures will be at rock bottom prices! Please drop off tag sale items at the rectory garage. If you have large pieces of furniture and need help, call the rectory. PLEASE NO televisions, computers, printers, mattresses, clothing or books. Please call Shirley Webb at 773-7202 if you have any questions.

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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!

FATHER’S DAY CARNATIONS – On Fathers’ Day weekend, June 15th & 16th, carnations will be available at the doors of the church. Donations will be $2.00 per carnation. All proceeds to go toward defraying church expenses.

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD, and in memory of Lawrence (Larry) Krejmas, the following have made donations to our Parish Renovation Fund: Carol Crafts, Bob Stratton & Terri Aitken, Annette Krejmas, and Joseph & Connie Krejmas. Bóg zapłać!

ALTERNATIVES would like to thank all of those who so generously donated to the Baby Bottle Fundraiser.  There are still many bottles that have not been returned, so please try to remember to return it, empty or full, as the bottles are desperately needed for fundraisers at other churches.  Thank you, again, for your wonderful support!

50 Biblical Evidences for the Holy Trinity
In the Holy Bible, we find indications of the Most Blessed Trinity at every turn.
Dave Armstrong

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Briefly put, the Holy Trinity is the belief that the one God subsists in Three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, Jesus (Who took on flesh in the incarnation and became Man), and God the Holy Spirit. They are all God, with the same divine attributes, yet are in relationship with each other as Subject and Object.
It is ultimately a deep mystery, because we can’t fully comprehend how three can be one. It seems to go against logic. Yet the Bible plainly teaches it, with many and varied proofs, and so we must accept the revealed doctrine in faith, bowing to the fact that God’s thoughts are much higher than ours (Is 55:9).
The Trinity is a classic case where there are few “direct” proofs, but many, many deductive or indirect proofs, which can hardly be dismissed by any person who accepts the inspiration of Holy Scripture: God’s revelation.
No single passage states, “The one God exists in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” Yet, for example, we see a verse that strongly suggests the same, with just a little deduction:
Matthew 28:19 (RSV) Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
If the Bible teaches that God (and only God) has certain characteristics, and proceeds to apply them to three Persons: called the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, then they are all one God (since the Bible teaches there is but one: Dt 6:4; 32:39; Is 43:10; 44:8; 1 Cor 8:4-6).
In my research, I have found 40 passages that mention all three Divine Persons. Here are eight of them (just one-fifth of all):
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, . . . (cf. 61:2; Jesus applies this to Himself in Lk 4:16-30)
Luke 3:21-22 . . . when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, [22] and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form, as a dove, and a voice came from heaven, “Thou art my beloved Son; with thee I am well pleased.” (cf. Mt 3:13-17)
John 15:26 But when the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness to me; (cf. 14:26)
Acts 2:33 Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this which you see and hear. (cf. 7:55)
Acts 20:28 Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God which he obtained with the blood of his own Son.
Romans 15:30 I appeal to you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf, (cf. Eph 2:18)
1 Corinthians 6:11 . . . justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. (cf. 1 Pet 1:2)
2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Is the Holy Spirit directly referred to as God? Yes; here is the best single passage along those lines:
Acts 5:3-4 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back part of the proceeds of the land? [4] . . . You have not lied to men but to God.” . . .
Ananias lied to the Holy Spirit; at the same time he lied to God; therefore the Holy Spirit and God are synonymous: one and the same.
This sort of thing occurs over and over in the Bible: equivalent characteristics in many respects are applied to all three Divine Persons:
1. Who raised Jesus from the dead? Well, it was God the Father (Gal 1:1; 1 Thess 1:10); it was also Jesus Himself (Jn 2:19; 10:17-18); and it was the Holy Spirit (Rom 8:11).
2. Who gave the new covenant? The Father (Jer 31:33-34); Jesus (Heb 8:1-13; 10:29; 12:24; 13:20); the Holy Spirit (Heb 10:15-17).
3. Who sanctifies believers? The Father (1 Thess 5:23); Jesus (Heb 13:12); the Holy Spirit (1 Pet 1:2).
4. Who is the creator? The Father (Gen 1:1; Is 44:24; Acts 17:24; Eph 3:9); Jesus (Jn 1:3; Col 1:16; Heb 1:8, 10); the Holy Spirit (Job 33:4).Job 33:4.
5. Who indwells believers? The Father (1 Cor 3:16a; 2 Cor 6:16; 1 Jn 3:24); Jesus (Jn 6:56; Rom 8:10; Eph 3:17); the Holy Spirit (Jn 14:16-17; Rom 8:9, 11; 1 Cor 3:16b). The Bible even describes this in terms of different combinations: Father and Son (Jn 14:23); Father and Holy Spirit (Eph 2:21-22; 1 Jn 3:24); Son and Holy Spirit (Gal 4:6).
What one Person does, the others also do in complete agreement and unity, and the Persons “interpenetrate” each other. Christian theology has 50 cent words for this: circumincession (Latin) or perichoresis (Greek).
Lots of things are very difficult to understand, yet firmly believed; for starters: quantum mechanics, the physics of black holes, the nuclear fusion that occurs in the center of our sun, the “bending” of space and time (Einstein’s relativity). Physical reality has turned out to be very “weird” and unpredictable. Theology is also sometimes striking, and seemingly “odd” and unfathomable. This should not surprise us at all (since God is an extraordinary Being).
Cumulative arguments based on scores of individual indications become very compelling: much as a large rope, consisting of many individual strands woven together is exceedingly strong. Such is the nature of biblical indications for the Holy Trinity. We find them at every turn. No one should be led astray to think that the Holy Trinity is not “biblical.” Having seen the many reasonable proofs, we believe in faith.

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.

St. Albert Chmielowski:
The Painter Who Became anAdvocate for the Poor
The 19th century Polish saint who was influenced by St. Francis of Assisi later influenced Pope St. John Paul II.
By Filip Mazurczak

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Feast Day – June 17th

Adam Chmielowski was born into an aristocratic family in Igołomia, a village outside of Krakow, in 1845. Then, Poland formally didn’t exist: The once-mighty Polish state was partitioned between Austria, Prussia and Russia in 1772, 1773 and 1795. Yet the Polish people refused to accept this, and many rebelled against the oppressors.
One such upheaval was the January Insurrection of 1863-1864, directed against the Russian Empire, in which the Poles fought bravely yet were brutally suppressed. Not yet 18, Adam took part. During one battle, a Russian grenade killed Adam’s horse and badly damaged his leg, which was amputated. Adam, however, didn’t take pity on himself; he stoically taught himself to function with a wooden limb and offered up the dismemberment to God for the cause of Polish independence.
After the uprising, Adam decided to pursue a career in painting and was accepted at the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where he studied with many famous Polish painters. Upon returning to Poland, Adam worked as a painter 1870-1885. In total, he produced 61 paintings. He quickly became one of the most feted Polish artists, living briefly in Warsaw and then in artsy, intellectual Krakow. Adam’s social circle consisted of the best-known Polish artists, actors and writers.
Yet Adam Chmielowski wasn’t happy with this glitzy life of celebrity. At one point, he was even hospitalized for depression. Adam remained a devout Catholic, and his paintings — including his masterpiece, the unfinished Ecce Homo, which depicts the mocked Christ — often dealt with religious themes.
He knew that he needed to grow closer to God. Adam briefly thought of becoming a Jesuit, but his enthusiasm fizzled after entering the novitiate. He kept asking God what he wanted of him.
Nineteenth-century Krakow was a city of social inequality. In Adam’s day, more than a fifth of its population consisted of the unemployed, who were frequently homeless. The filthy, lice-infested city homeless shelter had terrible sanitary conditions. The Church in Krakow, especially the Vincentians and other orders, aided the poor. However, this was insufficient.
At this time, Adam became increasingly attracted to St. Francis of Assisi. This medieval champion of the poor’s ministry resonated with Krakow’s socioeconomic problems. Eventually, Adam welcomed the homeless into his own apartment. In 1887, Adam Chmielowski became a Third Order Franciscan and took vows at the hands of Krakow Archbishop Cardinal Albin Dunajewski. He began to call himself “Brother Albert” and wore a gray habit.
The following year, Brother Albert realized that to bring Krakow’s poor lasting change, the city’s homeless shelter would need reform. He negotiated an agreement with the city government, making him the institution’s caretaker. To finance the improvements, Brother Albert auctioned off his paintings. In addition to improving the material conditions, he banned alcohol in the shelter. He asked the poor to work (making exceptions for the elderly and those with disabilities), teaching them practical skills, and lectured on the Catechism and the Gospels.
Eventually, Brother Albert founded two religious orders, the Albertine Brothers and Sisters, devoted to the poor. They set up homes for the poor, sick and elderly in 20 Polish cities. Brother Albert worked to help as many poor persons as possible until his death in 1916, amidst World War I. During that bloody conflict, he sent Albertine Brothers and Sisters to the trenches to aid war invalids. After his death, thousands of Kracovians visited his tomb, convinced that he died a saint.
Today, the Albertines run homes for the poor and sick all over the world. Visitors to Krakow can make a pilgrimage to the Albertine-run Ecce Homo Shrine, which features a museum devoted to St. Albert and the famous titular painting.
St. Albert Chmielowski greatly inspired St. John Paul II. In 1938, when Karol Wojtyła started his studies in Polish literature at the Jagiellonian University, he was a young, promising actor, playwright and poet. Yet his calling to serve God and the Church was stronger than his love for the arts. In this, he found inspiration in his fellow artist St. Albert Chmielowski.
In 1949, the young Father Karol Wojtyła wrote a play about him titled Our God’s Brother. A Kracovian urban legend had it that Brother Albert met Vladimir Lenin (who lived in Krakow after being expelled from Russia) and debated him on how to best alleviate poverty. The play features imagined dialogues between the saint and the communist revolutionary (called “the Stranger”), powerfully showing the difference between the Christian and Marxist approach: The former argues that poverty can be overcome by seeing God’s image in the individual, while the latter reduces all to class struggle and argues that the rich must be violently overthrown. After his election as pope, John Paul beatified St. Albert in 1983 and canonized him in 1989.
From his installation of showers for homeless Romans at the Vatican to his spontaneous meetings with the poor, Pope Francis has beautifully shown that the Church has a “preferential option for the poor,” to quote one of the Latin-American bishops’ documents. The life and work of St. Albert Chmielowski, likewise, reminds us that a particular vocation of the Christian is to love the poor, marginalized, weak and those with disabilities. In today’s self-centered age, when professional success is seen as the greatest good, St. Albert Chmielowski — who gave up the life of a celebrity painter to serve Christ by helping the poor — challenges us to ask if we focus too much on worldly goals and ignore life’s true meaning.

OFFICE OF VOCATIONS: The love of God is being poured forth into our hearts. Open yourself to receive and share that love. Is God calling you to spread love through a Church vocation? (Romans 5:1-5) If you think God is calling you, please email: vocations@diospringfield.org 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!
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 16: 8:00 + Charlotte Heartt – int. SKM
Sunday, June 16: 10:30 + Chet Galvis – int. Family
Monday, June 17: + Lorna Blake – int. SKM
Tuesday, June 18: + Teressa Galicza – int. Jadzia
Wednesday, June 19: + Holy Souls in Purgatory – int. Maureen Filiault
Thurs., June 20: +
Friday, June 21: – Health & Blessings for Henry Shaughnessy – int. Jane & Maeve
Saturday June 22: 8:00 +
Saturday, June 22: 4:00 + Nancy Warner – int. Edith Bourbeau

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.

Catholic Night 2019 with the Boston Red Sox! You are invited to join St. Michael Parish (and the St. John Paul II Youth Group) for our 6th annual trip to Catholic Night at Fenway Park!  The game is at 7:10PM on Monday, June 24th against the White Sox.  The cost is $65, which includes one bleacher seat ticket and the roundtrip coach ride to Boston.  The bus will depart from the St. Michael Parking lot at 2:00 p.m.  It is first-come, first served, so if you are interested, sign-up on the sheet in the back of the church as soon as possible or call the rectory at St. Michael Parish at 257-5101, since there are a limited number of tickets available.

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 stjpiiyouthgroup@gmail.com or call Suzi & Ed Cottrill, 413-772-6062. “Love God, Love Others, Love Life.”
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!

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!

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 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 (nafaller@aol.com), so we can get the word out.

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!

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

Anthonia Modola 6/16/1943
Dolphus LaMountain 6/16/1962
Joseph Kolodziej 6/16/1997
Camille N. Zebrowski 6/16/2002
Dorothy E. Niedzwiedz 6/16/2017
Richard Koscinski 6/17/1980
Katherine A. Tomaus 6/17/2006
Jennie Simondiski 6/17/2012
Mary M. Gaida 6//17/2014
Anna Sojka 6/18/1944
Leonard Doton 6/19/1971
Irene Skowron 6/19/1977
Stanley A. Pliska 6/19/1981
Jessie M. Pietraszek 6/20/2018
Stanislaus Nicewicz 6/21/1943
Mary Laskowski 6/21/1947
Michael L. Mucha 6/21/1990
Antonia A. Baron 6/21/1997
Nellie A. Moran 6/21/2010
Joseph Kozik 6/22/1931
Mary Bialek 6/22/1968
Joseph Ernest Fugere 6/22/1998
Laura K. Hause 6/22/2005
Regina Gessing 6/23/1926
Paul Klepacki 6/23/1936
Victoria Darasz 6/23/1977
Mary Malinowski 6/23/1999

Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers

DID YOU KNOW??? In 1802, a Polish unit of soldiers accompanied a French force sent to quell the slave uprising in the French colony of Haiti. Descendants of the Polish soldiers still live in Haiti where they are known as negres blancs. In 1983, Pope John Paul II visited Haiti and acknowledged its place in Polish history.

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

              Msgr. Yargeau                     Bishop McDonnell                 Deacon DeCarlo

            Wednesday                   Thursday                          Friday                          Saturday
            Pope Francis                Fr. O’Connor                Deacon Culliton                  Fr. Goni

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

Bulletin: June 9, 2019


JMJ
+ Parish Schedule for the Week of June 9, 2019 +

Sunday, June 9 [Pentecost]:
8:00 am – Sr. Agnes Loretta, on Anniversary of Final Vows – int. Pelc Family
10:30 am + Louis E. Parzych – int. Betty Fritz
Monday, June 10 [Mary, Mother of the Church/St. Bogumilus of Gniezno]:
8:00 am + Millie Osciak – int. Joe & Barbara Kucenski
Tuesday, June 11 [St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena/St. Barnabas]:
5:30 pm + Louis Parzych – int. Joe & Barbara Kucenski
Wednesday, June 12 [St. Jude Novena/Polish Martyrs of WWII/Ember Day]:
5:30 pm + Claire Zak – int. Page Anna, Jack Ike, & Kitty Jane
Thursday, June 13 [St. Anthony of Padua]:
5:30 pm – Juan & Carmin Guedez Tolles family – int. Elizabeth Guedez
Friday, June 14 [Ember Day]:
5:30 pm + Margaret Cadran – int. Dorothy Kosewicz
Saturday, June 15 [Bl. Jolanta of Poland/Ember Day]:
8:00 am – Grace & Blessings for Ray & Margaret Wilt Dornsite
– int. Ron & Monica Scherman
4:00 pm – Fathers’ Day Novena I
6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners
Sunday, June 16 [The Most Holy Trinity]:
8:00 am – Fathers’ Day Novena II
10:30 am – Fathers’ Day Novena III

+ KRóLOWO POLSKI MóDL SIĘ ZA NAMI +

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MONDAY, JUNE 10th is the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church. This Feast was established by Pope Francis on March 3rd 2018, to be held every year on the Monday following Pentecost Sunday. The title of Mother of the Church is very ancient, going back to the writings of St. Ambrose and Pope St. Leo the Great. In the decree establishing the feast, the Pope said how “in the course of the centuries, Christian piety has honored Mary with various titles, in many way equivalent, such as Mother of Disciples, of the Faithful, of Believers, of all those who are reborn in Christ; and also as ‘Mother of the Church’ as is used in the texts of the spiritual authors as well as in the Magisterium of Popes Benedict XIV and Leo XIII.” This Feast will be celebrated at the 8:00 a.m. Mass.

JUNE 10th IS THE FEAST of St. Bogumiłus who was the son of Polish nobility. He was born near Dobrow and received an excellent education. St. Bogumilus became a Cistercian monk and in 1167 he became the Archbishop of Gniezno. After a period of service he became a hermit and spent the remainder of his life in a Camaldolese hermitage in Uniow. His name Bogumilus means “Friend of God” or “Beloved of God.”

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TUESDAY, JUNE 11th is the Feast of St. Barnabas who was a companion of Paul. He preached the gospel in Antioch and attended the Council of Jerusalem. He was martyred on the island of Cyprus and is today its patron. He will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA will be offered at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Wednesday, June 12th. All are welcome to come and pray for the intercession of this saint who is the patron of hopeless and impossible cases.

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ON THE 12th OF JUNE the Church officially celebrates the Feast of the 108 Polish martyrs who were killed by the Nazis during World War II. Among these martyrs are numerous priests, religious men and women, seminarians, and lay persons. The martyrs were beatified by Pope John Paul II in June, 1999. Those beatified remained faithful to their Faith despite the inhumane treatment inflicted upon them by the Nazis. The martyrs serve as an example to Church of how God’s grace allows us to unify our sufferings to the cross despite the most horrendous of conditions. The martyrs endured cruel beatings, torture, humiliation, starvation, sickness, and hard labor. Despite their many sufferings the martyrs remained an example of Christian virtue, even within the walls of the Nazi concentration camps.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 13th is the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua. Born in Lisbon, St. Anthony was a devoted student of Scripture. He was a gifted orator and preacher. He is given the title “Evangelical Doctor.” He will be remembered in the 5:30 p.m. Mass.

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.

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JUNE 15th IS THE FEAST of Blessed Jolenta who was one of four sisters who are also honored by the Church with the title of Blessed. She was the wife of Duke Boleslaus of Kalisz and had a happy married life. Both Blessed Jolenta and her husband were noted for their great works of charity and for the founding of a number of monasteries. After the death of her husband she retired to the convent of The Poor Clares in Sandeck. She died a holy death in 1299, known for her piety and charity.

THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA will continue on Saturday, June 15th 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

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

THE PARISH COUNCIL will meet on Wednesday, June 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the church undercroft. The Tag Sale and Parish Picnic will be discussed.

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FATHERS DAY CARDS for our annual Novena of Masses for our living and departed fathers are available in the front vestibule. The novena of Masses will begin on Saturday, June 15th and continue through the week. Be sure to return the enrollment envelope before Fathers’ Day by placing them in the offering box in the front vestibule.

A GRATEFUL THANK YOU to those who supported and attended the Turners Falls Knights of Columbus council’s Ham & Bean Supper and Raffle, held at Our Lady of Peace Parish on May 4th. Over $600 was raised for our council to enable us to give to local charities and programs such as the John Paul II Youth Group’s annual retreat in Steubenville, OH, as well as to assist those doing missionary work throughout the world. This is just a small sampling of the great things the Knights of Columbus participate in. Your support helps us to help others. Thank you, Curtis Dunbar, Turners Falls, Knights of Columbus #737 Grand Knight.

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Come to Our Annual Giant Tag Sale
It is time to clean out your attics and cellars and prepare for our annual giant tag sale which will take place this year on Saturday, June 22nd from 9:00 – 1:00 on the church grounds. Please drop off tag sale items at the rectory garage. If you have large pieces of furniture and need help, call the rectory. PLEASE NO televisions, computers, printers, mattresses, clothing or books. Please call Shirley Webb at 773-7202 if you have any questions.

 

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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!

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FATHER’S DAY CARNATIONS – On Fathers’ Day weekend, June 16th & 17th, carnations will be available at the doors of the church. Donations will be $2.00 per carnation. All proceeds to go toward defraying church expenses.

 

Fifteenth Annual Diocesan Wide Eucharistic Rosary Procession

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Sunday, June 9th, 1-4 p.m. (rain or shine), at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Church on 99 King St., Northampton, MA, beginning with Confessions and Fr. Chris Alar, MIC who will give a talk on “Mary’s Yes Changed the World and How our Yes can Change our Lives”, followed by a Rosary Procession through downtown Northampton, which will return back to the church for the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Adoration and Benediction of The Blessed Sacrament, with a reception to follow. For more information call George or Brenda at: 413-221-4372, or visit our website at: www. http://eucharisticprocessionnorthampton.net/ Like us on Facebook

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 (nafaller@aol.com), so we can get the word out.

Mary, Mother of the Church

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To understand why Catholics are so affectionate and attached to Mary, the Immaculate Conception, you need look no further than to the bond between a mother and her child. Catholic devotion to Mary is nothing more than a logical extension of a child’s personal affection for her own mother.
Official Catholic doctrine on Mary is called Mariology; some significant roles she plays include:

Mother of God: Mary gave birth to the Son of God, so although she was human and could not create God, she gave birth to Jesus, who is God, which makes her the Mother of God.

Mother of the Church: This title can only be properly understood as a metaphor: Christians are children of God and brothers and sisters in Christ by adoption. So by extension, Christians inherit Christ’s mother Mary.

Mother of the Mystical Body of Christ: Mary is called the Mother of the Church, because she’s the Mother of Christ, and the Church is the Mystical Body of Christ. So the Mother of Christ can also be called the Mother of his Mystical Body. This mystical title means that the Church is more than an external organization, structure, and institution, but also and more primarily, it’s a union of all the members forming one body.
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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!

ALTERNATIVES would like to thank all of those who so generously donated to the Baby Bottle Fundraiser.  There are still many bottles that have not been returned, so please try to remember to return it, empty or full, as the bottles are desperately needed for fundraisers at other churches.  Thank you, again, for your wonderful support!

OFFICE OF VOCATIONS: Jesus promised his disciples that they would be clothed in power from God. As a follower of Jesus, you are also given that same promise. Pray for the grace to be a faithful witness. (Luke 24:46-53) If you think God is calling you, please email: vocations@diospringfield.org 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.

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 stjpiiyouthgroup@gmail.com or call Suzi & Ed Cottrill, 413-772-6062. “Love God, Love Others, Love Life.”

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.

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.
Catholic Night 2019 with the Boston Red Sox! You are invited to join St. Michael Parish (and the St. John Paul II Youth Group) for our 6th annual trip to Catholic Night at Fenway Park!  The game is at 7:10PM on Monday, June 24th against the White Sox.  The cost is $65, which includes one bleacher seat ticket and the roundtrip coach ride to Boston.  The bus will depart from the St. Michael Parking lot at 2:00 p.m.  It is first-come, first served, so if you are interested, sign-up on the sheet in the back of the church as soon as possible or call the rectory at St. Michael Parish at 257-5101, since there are a limited number of tickets available.

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 9: 8:00 + Anna Kobera – int. Family
Sunday, June 9: 10:30 + Louis Parzych – int. Family
Monday, June 10: + Bernie Kobera – int. Family
Tuesday, June 11: + Chester Gloski – int. Niece, Carol
Wednesday, June 12: – Health & Blessings for Fracis Niedzwiedz – int. Family
Thurs., June 13: + Vickie Kulis – int. Holy Rosary Society
Friday, June 14: + Clarence Dulabon – int. SKM
Saturday June 15: 8:00 + Hannah Fronke – int. SKM
Saturday, June 15: 4:00 + Maurice Emond – 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!

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.

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!

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

Ceslaus Wozniak 6/9/1926
Henrietta Banash 6/9/1985
Donald D. Kovalsick 6/9/1990
Mitchell E. Brzozowy 6/10/1978
Anita B. Jacques 6/10/2017
Viola Satrowski 6/11/1967
Chester Zachlowski 6/11/1970
Stanley Mieczkowski 6/11/1983
Agnieszka Baran 6/12/1955
Joseph Siwik 6/13/1926
Aniela Krapf 6/13/1970
Robert Larabee, Sr. 6/13/1981
Adolph Siwicki 6/14/1947
Peter Laskowski 6/15/1935
Katarzyna Putala 6/15/1964
Anthonia Modola 6/16/1943
Dolphus LaMountain 6/16/1962
Joseph Kolodziej 6/16/1997
Camille N. Zebrowski 6/16/2002
Dorothy E. Niedzwiedz 6/16/2017

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. O’Mannion               Deacon Nolan               Fr. Aksamit                  Deacon Bete

              Thursday                                   Friday                                 Saturday
Fr. Bermudez                      Bishop Rozanski                  Our Retired Priests

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

Bulletin: June 2, 2019

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JMJ
+ Parish Schedule for the Week of June 2, 2019 +

Sunday, June 2 [Seventh Sunday of Easter]:
8:00 am – Anniversary Blessings for Ken & Sarah Garrepy – int. Pelc Family
10:30 am – Health & Blessings for Fr. Charles DiMascola – int. Joan Richotte
Monday, June 3 [St. Charles Lwanga & Companions]:
8:00 am – Health & Blessings for Fr. Charles DiMascola – int. Fritz Family
Tuesday, June 4 [St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena]:
5:30 pm + Martin G. Fritz – int. Family
Wednesday, June 5 [St. Jude Novena/St. Boniface]:
5:30 pm + Mary Mleczko – int. Roy & Shirley Currie
Thursday, June 6 [St. Norbert/Bl. Maria Karlowska/Bl. Maria Teresa Ledochowaska]:
5:30 pm – Paulin & Gradowski Families – int. Family and Friends
First Friday, June 7 :
5:30 pm – Grace & Blessings for Lindsay & Michael Bibeau – int. Ron & Monica Scherman
Saturday, June 8 :
8:00 am – Grace & Blessings for Alison & Paul Edwards – int. Ron & Monica Scherman
4:00 pm + Raymond & Louise Kervian – int. Granddaughter, Tina Phillips
6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners
Sunday, June 9 [Pentecost]:
8:00 am – Sr. Agnes Loretta, on Anniversary of Final Vows – int. Pelc Family
10:30 am + Louis E. Parzych – int. Betty Fritz

+ KRÓLOWO POLSKI MÓDL SIĘ ZA NAMI +

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MONDAY, JUNE 3rd is the Feast of St. Charles Lwanga and twenty-one companions. They are the proto-martyrs of Black Africa and suffered untold tortures for their Faith and chastity. St. Charles is the Patron Saint of African Catholic Youth Action. St. Charles Lwanga and his companions will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

 

THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA will be offered at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Wednesday, June 5th. All are welcome to come and pray for the intercession of this saint who is the patron of hopeless and impossible cases.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5th is the Feast of St. Boniface who died in 754. Known as the “Apostle of Germany” he was the bishop of Mainz and founded the abbey of Fulda. He was martyred along with thirty companions at Dokkum in Frisia and will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 6th is the Feast of St. Norbert, an Archbishop and the founder of a religious order. He was a strong supporter of Church reform and discipline and committed to the work of evangelization. He was also noted for his devotion to the Most Blessed Sacrament. He will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA will continue on Saturday, June 8th 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

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

BABY BOTTLE COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND! We are collecting the Baby Bottles from the ALTERNATIVES Change for Babies program this weekend. If you forgot your bottle at home, please bring it next week. Kindly return all empty bottles as well as full ones! Questions? Call Joanne Dowdy 413/498-0241. Thank you for participating!!

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FATHERS DAY CARDS for our annual Novena of Masses for our living and departed fathers are available in the front vestibule. The novena of Masses will begin on Saturday, June 20th and continue through the week. Be sure to return the enrollment envelope before Fathers’ Day by placing them in the offering box in the front vestibule.

A GRATEFUL THANK YOU to those who supported and attended the Turners Falls Knights of Columbus council’s Ham & Bean Supper and Raffle, held at Our Lady of Peace Parish on May 4th. Over $600 was raised for our council to enable us to give to local charities and programs such as the John Paul II Youth Group’s annual retreat in Steubenville, OH, as well as to assist those doing missionary work throughout the world. This is just a small sampling of the great things the Knights of Columbus participate in. Your support helps us to help others. Thank you, Curtis Dunbar, Turners Falls, Knights of Columbus #737 Grand Knight.

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Come to Our Annual Giant Tag Sale!
It is time to clean out your attics and cellars and prepare for our annual giant tag sale which will take place this year on Saturday, June 24th from 9:00 – 1:00 on the church grounds. Please drop off tag sale items at the rectory garage. If you have large pieces of furniture and need help, call the rectory. PLEASE NO televisions, computers, printers, mattresses, clothing or books. Please call Shirley Webb at 773-7202 if you have any questions.

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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!

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FATHER’S DAY CARNATIONS – On Fathers’ Day weekend, June 17th & 18th, carnations will be available at the doors of the church. Donations will be $2.00 per carnation. All proceeds to go toward defraying church expenses.

 

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 (nafaller@aol.com), so we can get the word out.

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!

OFFICE OF VOCATIONS: Jesus promised his disciples that they would be clothed in power from God. As a follower of Jesus, you are also given that same promise. Pray for the grace to be a faithful witness. (Luke 24:46-53) If you think God is calling you, please email: vocations@diospringfield.org 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.

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 stjpiiyouthgroup@gmail.com or call Suzi & Ed Cottrill, 413-772-6062. “Love God, Love Others, Love Life.”

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.

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.

CATHOLIC NIGHT 2019 WITH THE BOSTON RED SOX! You are invited to join St. Michael Parish (and the St. John Paul II Youth Group) for our 6th annual trip to Catholic Night at Fenway Park! The game is at 7:10PM on Monday, June 24th against the White Sox. The cost is $65, which includes one bleacher seat ticket and the roundtrip coach ride to Boston. The bus will depart from the St. Michael Parking lot at 2:00 p.m. It is first-come, first served, so if you are interested, sign-up on the sheet in the back of the church as soon as possible or call the rectory at St. Michael Parish at 257-5101, since there are a limited number of tickets available.

Mary the “Spouse of the Holy Spirit”: Blasphemy or Biblical?

By Dave Armstrong

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Here we have another massive misunderstanding as to the patristic and Catholic meaning of a striking phrase: similar to the false perception of “Mother of God”.
Having a child conceived by the Holy Spirit has no direct analogy, because it was a one-time extraordinary event, in order to bring about the incarnation. We should fully expect to have some difficulty understanding it.
But Christianity is filled with such anomalies, wonders, and paradoxes. How could Jesus be fully God and fully man? Run-of-the-mill logic cannot accept this, any more than it can grasp the Trinity (hence many heretics deny both). It requires the eyes of faith and a comprehension of the “both/and” biblical, Hebraic outlook.
St. Augustine (354-430) stated that “Mary was that only one who merited to be called the Mother and Spouse of God.” (Sermon 208). Scripture speaks in terms of the bride being the Church, and makes analogies between marriage and Christ and His Church. So why should there be controversy about Mary being the spouse of the Holy Spirit?
By the same general reasoning that applies to Theotokos (arguing solely from the Bible, not Catholic tradition), it seems to me that “spouse of God” would also be appropriate and non-objectionable. That Jesus’ conception was of the Holy Spirit as a sort of “Father” is plain in the Bible:
Matthew 1:18-20 (RSV) Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit; (19) and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. (20) But as he considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit;” (cf. Lk 1:31, 34-35)
If we ask, then, “Who is Jesus’ father?” (in terms of the origin of His conception), it’s not Joseph, but the Holy Spirit in one sense, and God the Father in another. Multiple senses and meanings and applications are common in Holy Scripture.
By analogy, then, if Jesus’ parents were Mary and the Holy Spirit, then by simple analogy it follows that Mary (in this particular sense, and this alone) is the “spouse of God” just as she was the Mother of God.
Likewise, “spouse of God” is thought to imply an equality with God, when in fact it’s only a limited analogical description based on Mary’s relation to the Holy Spirit in the matter of the conception of Jesus. This description is no more “unbiblical” or non-harmonious with scriptural thought than St. Paul saying “we are God’s fellow workers” (1 Cor 3:9; cf. 2 Cor 6:1), or St. Peter referring to men becoming “partakers of the divine nature” (2 Pet 1:4; cf. 1 Jn 3:2). These are similarly understood as not entailing equality with God.
Along these lines, there are many biblical passages about Israel or the Church being the “bride” of God the Father or Jesus Christ, God the Son:
Isaiah 54:5 For your Maker is your husband, the LORD of hosts is his name; . . .
Isaiah 62:5 . . . as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.
Jeremiah 31:32 . . . my covenant which they broke, though I was their husband, says the LORD. (cf. Jer 3:20)
Hosea 2:16, 19-20 “And in that day, says the LORD, you will call me, `My husband,’ and no longer will you call me, `My Ba’al.’ . . . (19) And I will betroth you to me forever; . . . (cf. Hos 4:12; 9:1)
Matthew 9:15 And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them?” (cf. Mk 2:19-20; Lk 5:34-35; Mt 25:1-10)
2 Corinthians 11:2 I feel a divine jealousy for you, for I betrothed you to Christ to present you as a pure bride to her one husband.
Ephesians 5:28-29, 32 Even so husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. (29) For no man ever hates his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, as Christ does the church, . . . (32) This mystery is a profound one, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church (cf. Rev 19:7; 21:2; 21:9)
Given all of this biblical data, saying that Mary is the “spouse of God” should not present any difficulty at all to anyone who accepts the Bible as God’s inspired revelation. The only possible objection would come from not understanding what is meant by the phrase in the first place.

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 2: 8:00 +
Sunday, June 2: 10:30 +
Monday, June 3: –
Tuesday, June 4: +
Wednesday, June 5: – Health & Blessings for Maeve Shaughnessy – int. Parents
Thurs., June 6: –
Friday, June 7: +
Saturday June 8: 8:00 –
Saturday, June 8: 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!

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.

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!

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

Aniela Mlecko 6/2/1965
Rosalie Kabaniec 6/3/1936
Josepha Siwicki 6/3/1947
Sofja Czuj 6/3/1964
George A. Plaza 6/3/1992
Marya Sliwa 6/4/1964
Adam Nadolny 6/5/1928
Felikza Petrowicz 6/5/1961
George J. Piecuch 6/5/1990
Frances M. Niebala 6/5/1992
Irene Irma Sobieski 6/5/1999
Irene M. McCormick 6/5/2005
Wołtiech Siciak 6/6/1940
Wasel M. Bugaj 6/6/1954
Celia P. Rogaleski 6/6/1992
Joseph Wiacek 6/7/1961
Anna M. Kobera 6/7/1981
Stella Byk 6/7/1988
Stanley Mankowsky 6/7/1988
Stanislaus Mucha 6/7/1997
Helen M. Kopec 6/7/2014
Francis Waraksa 6/8/1932
Henry Kurtyka 6/8/1937
Anthony Bus 6/8/1952
Anthony J. Rydell 6/8/1974
Anna C. Podling 6/8/1987
Stanley J. Sobolewski 6/8/1991
Lorraine M. Clough 6/8/1999
Ceslaus Wozniak 6/9/1926
Henrietta Banash 6/9/1985
Donald D. Kovalsick 6/9/1990

Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ‘ROE ACT’: Do you know that the state is changing laws that will affect you and your children? You are encouraged to attend an important information session on a proposed legislation called the “Roe Act” which would expand abortion right up to and even after birth, while at the same time removing current and important protections and safe guards. As a parent, grandparent or Massachusetts resident you need to know how troubling this proposed law is especially to minors. Find out why even abortion supporters like Gov. Charlie Baker agree this proposed legislation would go too far! Come get the facts, and decide for yourself. Attend an information night sponsored by the Diocesan Pro-Life Commission. Date & Time: Tuesday, June 4th at 7pm; Location: (Father Casey Hall, Holy Trinity Church, Greenfield). Additional information available including Mass. Catholic Bishops letter online at http://www.diospringfield.org

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. Campoli    Fr. DiMascola   Fr. Lunney/Deacon Rabbitt     Our Deacon Candidates     

                     Thursday                  Friday                 Saturday
                  Fr. Lisowski          Deacon Patten           Fr. Roach

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