Bulletin: November 24, 2019

 

JMJ

+ Parish Schedule for the Week of November 24, 2019 +

Sunday, November 24[Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe]:

   8:00 am + Alexander William Giffen – int. Henry Gaida

 10:30 am + Gerard Migneault – int. Jacques Family

   4:30 pm – Vespers (24th Sunday after Pentecost)

Monday, November 25 [St. Catherine of Alexandria]:

   8:00 am+ Irene Kostanski – int. Betty Fritz

Tuesday, November 26 [St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena]:

   5:30 pm– Charles Gloski (36th Ann.) – int. Family

Wednesday, November 27[St. Jude Novena/Feast of the Miraculous Medal]:

   9:00 amTraditional Latin Mass

   5:30 pm + Margaret Mullins – int. Dorothy Kosewicz

Thursday, November 28 [Thanksgiving Day]:

*8:00am – For our Parish and Parishioners

Friday, November 29 :

   5:30 pm + Fernande LeRoux – int. Jacques Family

Saturday, November 30 [St. Andrew]:

   8:00 am – Grace & Blessings for the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa

                                                                                             – int. Ron & Monica Scherman

   4:00 pm + Irene Kostanski – int. Joyce, Tina, & Carol

    6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners

Sunday, December 1[First Sunday of Advent]:

   8:00 am­­– Health & Blessings for the Bishops, Priests, and Deacons of our Diocese

 10:30 am + Irene Kostanski – int. Betty Fritz

 

+ KRóLOWO POLSKI MóDL SIĘ ZA NAMI +

Our Annual St. Nicholas Day Bazaar

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Saturday, December 7th – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Come for tasty Polish pierogi, delicious baked goods, religious goods, gifts from Poland, marvelous arts and crafts, exciting raffles and fun and games, breakfast and lunch served on the premises and will feature a Polish Plate with Kielbasa.

ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO RENT A TABLEat our St. Nicholas Christmas Bazaar on December 7thmay call Shirley Webb at 773-7202 for information and to reserve a space.

 

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24th is the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – the feast of a King whose kingdom is not of this world.  Our task is to live as citizens of this heavenly kingdom.  May we, through this Eucharist, gain strength to proclaim in our lives that Christ is truly our King, and that His kingdom is truly our kingdom.  Our response is life lived in the service of justice and peace.

IN ACCORDANCE with the requirements of the Diocesan Synodal Statues (#209:1), following the Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christ the King we will have Exposition, the Litany of the Sacred Heart, the Act of Consecration and Benediction.

Image result for free pictures of St. Catherine of AlexandriaMONDAY, NOVEMBER 25this the Feast of St. Catherine of Alexandria.  Catherine was a learned woman of the early fourth century who, according to legend, following her conversion at the age of eighteen, preached the Gospel throughout Alexandria in Egypt.  While imprisoned by the emperor Maximus, she converted both the empress and the leader of the armed forces, and for this she was martyred.  Legend has it that upon her death, after a wheel of torture (known as “Catherine’s wheel) broke; her body was supposedly carried by angels to Mt.Sinai.  Venerated in the East since the ninth century, she is a patron saint of philosophers, preachers, and young unmarried women.  She will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA takes place on Wednesday, November 27th at the 5:30 p.m. Mass.  All are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to enlist the help of the saint of impossible cases.

THE GENTLEMEN OF ST JOSEPH will not meet this month.

 

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THE MASS FOR THANKSGIVING DAY, Thursday, November 28th, will be at 8:00 a.m. rather than at 5:30 p.m.  Please note that there will be no Holy Hour on Thanksgiving Day.

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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.  Please Note, however, that there will be no Holy Hour on First Fridays on account of the All-Night Vigil.

 

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30th is the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle who was the brother of Simon Peter.  Tradition holds that he preached the Gospel north of the Black Sea and in Greece.  He was martyred by crucifixion and is the Patron of Russia and Scotland.  He will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA will continue on Saturday, November 30thbefore 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 Kathi Hoszkiewicz for a week of prayer and petition for the needs of our Parish.  We thank you for this holy work of power and love.

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COFFEE HOURFor those of you are waiting for your children during C.C.D. classes – and for anyone else who can join us for that matter – there will be a weekly Coffee Hour at the Rectory following 8:00 Mass (from 9:00 – 10:00).  Please come by for a cup of coffee, some home-made baked goods, and friendly company.  Please use the side door of the Rectory.

 

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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!

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

Viva Cristo Rey – Long Live Christ the King!

Fr. Dwight Longenecker

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One of the difficulties about preaching is there is too much to say and too little time to say it. This is especially true of the celebrations that only come around once a year. So for Christ the King we should remember Blessed Miguel Pro and “Viva Cristo Rey!” and the need for majestic Catholic worship and the response of thanks and willingness to serve.

What didn’t get said was the reason for the institution of the Feast of Christ the King in the first place. The feast was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925 as an antidote to secularism and the rising tide of the sort of democratic political forces that not only proclaimed equal rights for all men, but did so not on the true basis that all are created in the image of God, but on the principles of secular humanism–that men’s equality to one another is the primary virtue on which a new kind of egalitarian society would be created.

The Catholic Church is not against the idea of equality and the essential human dignity of each person, but Pius XI saw the result of communism and the Bolshevik revolution and the rise of different atheistic revolutionary forces which were not simply a call for social equality, but were a secular, atheistic and humanist attempt to make man and the utopian societies they wished to create the summit and goal of history.

In the face of this Pius established the Feast of Christ the King to say boldly, “No matter what great utopian dreams of a great society you have, Christ is the King. No matter what democratic mob rule you bring about, Christ is the King! No matter what atheistic regimes you establish which persecute the church Christ is the King! No matter what humanistic philosophies you teach, what materialistic creeds you endorse, what atheism you teach our children, Christ is the King! No matter what kingdom of death you establish with your prison camps, your hospitals of euthanasia, your experiments on the disabled, your abortion mills and your decadent culture Christ is the King!

This is where the Catholic faith is always at her strongest–not when she conforms to the world, but when she stands up to criticize the world, and this is the sure and certain, slow death of Christianity–when it conforms to the world and simply and silently goes along with the flow.

It is no coincidence that the feast of Blessed Miguel Pro happens at the same time of the year as the splendid feast of Christ the King for Blessed Miguel, like all the saints, in his own way and through his own vocation, illustrates one aspect of the church’s mission and therefore incarnates the whole of the church’s mission. Serving valiantly as a priest in the midst of the cruel Mexican persecution he dies just two years after the feast of Christ the King was established. With his cry of “Viva Cristo Rey!” he makes the bold statement with his life what Pius XI meant to have on the lips of all Catholics.

Jesus Christ the King says, “My Kingdom is not of this world” so whenever we see a regime gearing up to create a utopian society a culture where all is controlled to bring about some great new dream or some brave new world, let Catholics shudder for the Catholic Church and Christ the King will most surely be regarded as that worldly regime’s obvious and most virulent enemy. When you see these things take place be prepared for the persecution will most certainly be around the corner. When faced with a monstrous regime and religious persecution every Catholic must be prepared to cry with Blessed Miguel Pro – “¡Viva Cristo Rey!”

THE CITY OF GOD – REFLECTING ON ST. AUGUSTINE’S OPUS MAGNUM  with Fr. Robert L. T. Miskell, M.A., M.Div., Associate Director, Newman Catholic Center at UMass Amherst (472 North Pleasant St., Amherst, MA).  In this series, we will read and reflect upon the greatest work of one of the Church’s most eminent teachers, St. Augustine of Hippo.  This monumental book offers us a foundational study of the Christian understanding of God’s plan as it unfolds in time: salvation history.  Our sessions will begin with a lecture by Fr. Miskell, followed by a short break, and then a group discussion.  We will meet in the Quigley Room.  Please feel free to bring refreshments.  For this series, we will be using the Penguin Books paperback edition of The City of God, translated by Henry Bettenson, with an introduction by G. R. Evans.  7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Beginning Monday, September 16th; Concluding Monday, February 24th.

 

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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, Nov.17:8:00 +Charles & Augustine Wilt – int. Ron & Monica Scherman

Sunday, November17: 10:30 + Irene Kostanski – int. Holy Rosary Society

Monday, November18: + John Kobera – int. Family

Tuesday, November19: + Jeffrey Tela – int. Wid Perry

Wednesday, November20: + Paul Gervais – int. Kathy

Thursday, November21:+ Josephine Foster – int. Jadzia Bourbeau

Friday, November22:+ Edward Milewski – int. Wife

Saturday, November23:8:00 + Health & Blessings for Robert Sojka – int. Beverly

Saturday, November23: 4:00+ Parda Family – int. Donald Parda

 

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 zapłac!

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.

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.”

CATHOLIC LIFE CONFERENCE Coming March 21, 2020 to the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield! The Catholic Life Conference is preparing a fabulous day for all Catholics of Western Massachusetts, men and women, young and old, alike. Featuring speakers Scott Hahn, Kimberly Hahn, Hudson Byblow, and Trish Short, plus a full children’s program including the performance of the famously wacky duo, Popple. Conference cost is $50.00 for adults and $15 for students and children, with a household maximum of $150. Register at http://www.catholiclifeconference.org or pick up a brochure [in the church] to mail in your check. Get ready for a day to fill you up and change you forever!

AN EXCITING PILGRIMAGEWould you like to join Fr. Roach, Hugh Knox and fellow pilgrims to the Missionaries of the Poor in Kingston, Jamaica for a life changing experience? The date is set for January 15-29, 2020. You can go for the first week or the second week or go both weeks. You will have the opportunity to share in the life, prayer and ministry of the Missionaries of the Poor. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday evening, October 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in Holy Trinity Church Hall, located in Greenfield on Main Street. If you are at all interested in finding out more about this unique pilgrimage, please come to the meeting or call Fr. Roach at 413-624-5508 or Hugh Knox 413-625-2927.  All are welcome!!

Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered this year on Sunday, May 31st, to grades 10 and 11 and to all adults who have not yet made their Confirmation.  Please be sure to register for classes.  This is an important step for all Catholics.  There can be nothing that can take priority to these classes!  The Diocese has set certain guidelines and these must be followed.

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CONFERENCE ON THE EUCHARIST A conference on “The Eucharist: The Source and Summit of Our Faith” sponsored by the Worcester Catholic Women’s Conference, will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Mass.  Speakers are Kathleen Beckman, L.H.S., Michelle Schmidt, Tim Francis and Rosalind Moss now Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, O.S.B.  To buy tickets or for more information, visit http://www.worcestercatholicwomensconference.com or call Corinn Dahm at 508-277-3969.

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.

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,

And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.

Josephine Wysk 11/24/1981

Stanley Sokolowski 11/24/1998

John Kobera 11/25/1968

Mary F. Mieczkowski 11/25/2006

Joseph Seremeth 11/26/1953

Amelia M. Kozik 11/26/1974

Charles Gloski 11/26/1983

Mary Prohowicz 11/26/1995

Rose M. Bruso 11/26/2005

Theresa A. Ferland 11/26/2017

Janek Caslonzik 11/27/1943

Edward Warchol 11/27/1962

Marcianna Brzozowy 11/27/1969

Vernon C. Murray 11/27/1985

Helen Rudinski 11/27/1987

Martin E. Yarmac 11/27/2011

Nellie F. Kosewicz 11/27/2014

Emilia ‘Mildred’ Osciak 11/27/2018

Peter Orzulak 11/28/1935

Frank G. Pipione, Jr. 11/28/1975

Frank J. Mlecko, Jr. 11/28/1977

Alexander Zywna 11/28/1986

Nellie Dudzinski 11/28/1991

John Skrowron 11/29/1951

Caroline Dlugosz 11/29/1966

Sabina P. Kendrow 11/29/1997

Hermine F. Stafford 11/29/1999

Harold McCormick 11/29/2018

Mary Kuzawa 11/30/1933

Stanley Osowski 11/30/2000

Paul E. Patterson 11/30/2008

John Watroba 12/1/1952

Paul Siciak 12/1/1964

Anna Kopinto 12/1/1980

Walter Molongoski 12/1/1983

Helen R. Iwanowicz 12/1/1984

Edward J. Holewa 12/1/1994

William F. Tetreault 12/1/1995

Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers

PILGRIM STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA, Mother of Mercy, will be brought to Our Lady of Czestochowa during the weekend Masses of December 7th and 8th, and will include a talk by Judith Studor, custodian of this statue, who will also bring relics of St. Jacinta, St. Francisco and a piece of Sr. Lucia’s habit. More information will be in next week’s bulletin

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

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Bishop Rozanski/ Fr. O’Connor

Deacon Ratté

Fr. O’Connor

Deacon DeCarlo

Our Seminarians

Deacon Culliton

Our Deacon Candidates

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

 

Bulletin: November 17, 2019

JMJ

+ Parish Schedule for the Week November 17, 2019 +

Sunday, November 17[Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time]:

   8:00 am + Jeffrey Tela – int. Agnes Dobosz

 10:30 am– Living & Deceased Members of the St. Cecilia Choir

   4:30 pm – Vespers (23rd Sunday after Pentecost)

Monday, November 18 [Dedication of the Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul/

                                                                                    St. Rose Philippine Duchesne:

   8:00 am + Joseph & Stella Skrzypek – int. Louise & Dennis Croll

Tuesday, November  19[St. Camillus & St. Peregrine Novena/St. Raphael Kalinowski]:

   5:30 pm + Mary Elizabeth Lambert – int. Jacques Family

Wednesday, November 20 [St. Jude Novena]:

   5:30 pm + Mr. & Mrs. Walter Krynzel – int. Family

Thursday, November 21 [Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary/Bl. Maria Siedliska]:

5:30 pm + Alista Gradowski – int. Family & Friends

Friday, November 22 [St. Cecilia]:

   5:30 pm + Claude Jacques – int. Jacques Family

Saturday, November 23 [St. Clement I/St. Columban/Bl. Miguel Agustin Pro]:

   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 + Charles & Cecilia Gloski – int. Joyce Phillips

   6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners

Sunday, November 24[Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe]:

   8:00 am + Alexander William Giffen – int. Henry Gaida

 10:30 am + Gerard Migneault – int. Jacques Family

+ Królowo Polski Módl Się za Nami +

 

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18th is the Feast of the Dedication of the Churches of Sts. Peter and Paul and the Feast of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, who founded the first American House of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and opened the first American free school west of the Mississippi.  Known for her courage and desire to serve Native Americans she was called by them “the woman who prays always.”  The Feast of the Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter and Paul and St. Rose Philippine Duchesne will be celebrated in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA takes place on Wednesday, November20th at the 5:30 p.m. Mass.  All are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to enlist the help of the saint of impossible cases.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21st is the Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple and signifies Mary’s total gift of self which prepared her to become the living temple of God’s Son.  This feast will be celebrated at the 8:00 a.m. Mass.

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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.  Please Note, however, that there will be no Holy Hour on First Fridays on account of the All-Night Vigil.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd is the Feast of St. Cecilia known as the patroness of music.  She will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd is the Feast of Pope St. Clement I and St. Columban as well as Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro.  St. Clement, Pope of the early Church, was martyred in the year 100 under Trajan.  St. Columban, an Irish Monk and Missionary to northeast France, lived a life of penance and prayer founding numerous Monasteries.  Blessed Miguel Pro was noted for his open and sympathetic nature as well as his firm piety and faith.  Amidst Mexican religious persecution he was executed on November 23, 1927 at the age of 36.  The firing squad executed him and his last words were “Long live Christ the King.”  The above Saints will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA will continue on Saturday, November23rdbefore 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 Kerry Morton for a week of prayer and petition for the needs of our Parish.  We thank you for this holy work of power and love.

 

Our Annual St. Nicholas Day Bazaar

 

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Saturday, December 7th – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Come for tasty Polish pierogi, delicious baked goods, religious goods, gifts from Poland, marvelous arts and crafts, exciting raffles and fun and games, breakfast and lunch served on the premises and will feature a Polish Plate with Kielbasa.

ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO RENT A TABLE at our St. Nicholas Christmas Bazaar on December 7thmay call Shirley Webb at 773-7202 for information and to reserve a space.

 

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COFFEE HOURFor those of you are waiting for your children during C.C.D. classes – and for anyone else who can join us for that matter – there will be a weekly Coffee Hour at the Rectory following 8:00 Mass (from 9:00 – 10:00).  Please come by for a cup of coffee, some home-made baked goods, and friendly company.  Please use the side door of the Rectory.

 

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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!

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.

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Why Cohabitation Is Morally Wrong

Tom Nash

Question:

Where is the dogmatic teaching that cohabitation before marriage is always wrong?

Answer:

It’s not simply that cohabitation in and of itself is wrong, although it invariably places an unmarried couple in the near occasion of grave sin and is typically a cause of giving scandal to others (see the Catechism of the Catholic Church 2284-85 below.

2284 Scandal is an attitude or behavior which leads another to do evil.  The person who gives scandal becomes his neighbor’s tempter.  He damages virtue and integrity; he may even draw his brother into spiritual death.  Scandal is a grave offense if by deed or omission another is deliberately led into a grave offense.

2285 Scandal takes on a particular gravity by reason of the authority of those who cause it or the weakness of those who are scandalized. It prompted our Lord to utter this curse: “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.” (Matthew 18:6)  Scandal is grave when given by those who by nature or office are obliged to teach and educate others. Jesus reproaches the scribes and Pharisees on this account: he likens them to wolves in sheep’s clothing.87

The main objection to cohabitation is that it almost invariably involves fornication, which is an intrinsic moral evil (CCC 2353), meaning that it is always and everywhere gravely immoral. Conjugal love is meant to express the marital covenant between a husband and wife and is meant to be a mutual giving that is truly free, unreserved, faithful, and fruitful.

2353  Fornication is carnal union between an unmarried man and an unmarried woman.  It is gravely contrary to the dignity of persons and of human sexuality which is naturally ordered to the good of spouses and the generation and education of children.  Moreover, it is a grave scandal when there is corruption of the young.

The possibility of procreation is a further reminder why married sex is called the “marital act”: because it is ideal for a child to be raised in a stable, two-parent household. This is not to say that single parents aren’t good parents but rather that the difficulties accompanying single-parent households are a reminder that couples should prepare for marriage well, i.e., in a virtuous, self-giving manner so as to lay the best foundation for a lifelong commitment. (To be clear, one may prepare well for marriage and still be subjected to a spouse who, God forbid, abandons or abuses the family.)

The Church’s infallible teaching on fornication is rooted in Scripture, as both Jesus (Matt. 15:19-20) and St. Paul (1 Cor. 6:9-10, Gal. 5:19-21) make clear the immorality of this misbehavior.

For more on this topic, see http://www.catholic.com.

Tom Nash has served the Church professionally for more than 25 years, including as theology advisor at EWTN. He is a contributing apologist for Catholic Answers, blogs for the National Catholic Register, writes for Catholic World Report, and is a research associate for Ave Maria Radio.

 

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, November17:8:00 +Eugene & Lucille Wilt – int. Ron & Monica Scherman

Sunday, November17: 10:30 +

Monday, November18: + Thomas F. Wilt – int. Ron & Monica Scherman

Tuesday, November19: +

Wednesday, November20: + Parda Family – int. Donald Parda

Thursday, November21:+ Martha Wilt McDaniel – int. Ron & Monica Scherman

Friday, November22:+

Saturday, November23:8:00 +

Saturday, November23: 4:00+ Chester & Rose Gloski – int. Carol

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

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THE CITY OF GOD – REFLECTING ON ST. AUGUSTINE’S OPUS MAGNUM  with Fr. Robert L. T. Miskell, M.A., M.Div., Associate Director, Newman Catholic Center at UMass Amherst (472 North Pleasant St., Amherst, MA).  In this series, we will read and reflect upon the greatest work of one of the Church’s most eminent teachers, St. Augustine of Hippo.  This monumental book offers us a foundational study of the Christian understanding of God’s plan as it unfolds in time: salvation history.  Our sessions will begin with a lecture by Fr. Miskell, followed by a short break, and then a group discussion.  We will meet in the Quigley Room.  Please feel free to bring refreshments.  For this series, we will be using the Penguin Books paperback edition of The City of God, translated by Henry Bettenson, with an introduction by G. R. Evans.  7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Beginning Monday, September 16th; Concluding Monday, February 24th.

CATHOLIC LIFE CONFERENCE Coming March 21, 2020 to the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield! The Catholic Life Conference is preparing a fabulous day for all Catholics of Western Massachusetts, men and women, young and old, alike. Featuring speakers Scott Hahn, Kimberly Hahn, Hudson Byblow, and Trish Short, plus a full children’s program including the performance of the famously wacky duo, Popple. Conference cost is $50.00 for adults and $15 for students and children, with a household maximum of $150. Register at http://www.catholiclifeconference.org or pick up a brochure [in the church] to mail in your check. Get ready for a day to fill you up and change you forever!

AN EXCITING PILGRIMAGEWould you like to join Fr. Roach, Hugh Knox and fellow pilgrims to the Missionaries of the Poor in Kingston, Jamaica for a life changing experience? The date is set for January 15-29, 2020. You can go for the first week or the second week or go both weeks. You will have the opportunity to share in the life, prayer and ministry of the Missionaries of the Poor. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday evening, October 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in Holy Trinity Church Hall, located in Greenfield on Main Street. If you are at all interested in finding out more about this unique pilgrimage, please come to the meeting or call Fr. Roach at 413-624-5508 or Hugh Knox 413-625-2927.  All are welcome!!

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.”

Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered this year on Sunday, May 31st, to grades 10 and 11 and to all adults who have not yet made their Confirmation.  Please be sure to register for classes.  This is an important step for all Catholics.  There can be nothing that can take priority to these classes!  The Diocese has set certain guidelines and these must be followed.

Seeking a Director for Alternatives Pregnancy CenteR: Alternatives Pregnancy Center is a Christian organization in Greenfield, Mass., which has been providing services to pregnant women for over 30 years, helping them make the choice of life for their babies.  If women have had an abortion, counselors help with the emotional aftermath.  Alternatives is seeking candidates for the part time position (20 hours/week) of Director.  The candidate should be strongly pro-life and be able to organize an office, have effective communication skills used to interact with clients and staff, manage a budget, meet with other agencies to advertise the services of Alternatives, hire and train new staff, and work effectively with the Board of Directors.  If you are interested please contact Helen Shea Murphy at 413-773-8890 or helensheamurphy@verizon.net for more information.

CONFERENCE ON THE EUCHARIST A conference on “The Eucharist: The Source and Summit of Our Faith” sponsored by the Worcester Catholic Women’s Conference, will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Mass.  Speakers are Kathleen Beckman, L.H.S., Michelle Schmidt, Tim Francis and Rosalind Moss now Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, O.S.B.  To buy tickets or for more information, visit http://www.worcestercatholicwomensconference.com or call Corinn Dahm at 508-277-3969.

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

OFFICE OF VOCATIONS: Patient endurance will see you through to the end.  God will give you the wisdom and the words to speak. What is holding you back from a wholehearted “yes”? (Luke 21:5-19)If you think God is calling you, please email: vocations@diospringfield.org and/or visit our website: www.myvocation.com

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

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,

And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.

Stanislaus Traceowski 11/17/1944

Wanda Bogusz 11/17/1980

Joseph V. Skrzykpek 11/17/2005

John Jarmak 11/18/1962

Joseph Jablonski 11/18/1967

Raymond K. George 11/18/2013

Sophie Plaza 11/19/1978

Viliam Haurlent 11/19/1999

Vivian M. (Pat) Martin 11/19/2004

Andrew Zolynski 11/20/1928

Sigmund Podlenski 11/20/1967

Antonina Kestyn 11/20/1969

Irene Dejnak 11/20/1973

Mary Kuminski 11/20/1982

Joseph J. Kozloski 11/20/1995

Mary Jablonski 11/21/1940

John Duda 11/21/1947

Lucy Dejnak 11/21/1967

Michelle Noga 11/21/1973

Joseph Marszalek 11/21/1974

Frank Waraksa 11/21/1986

Stanley A. Mieczkowski, Jr. 11/21/2006

Francis Pruvecki 11/22/1923

Piotr Samorajski 11/22/1936

Clara S. Zabko 11/22/2014

Elisabeth Zukowski 11/23/1930

Eva Ostrowski 11/23/1933

Paul Pramowski 11/23/1954

Bernard Plaza 11/23/1966

Josephine Wysk 11/24/1981

Stanley Sokolowski 11/24/1998 

Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers

 

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

PILGRIM STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA, Mother of Mercy, will be brought to Our Lady of Czestochowa during the weekend Masses of December 7th and 8th, and will include a talk by Judith Studor, custodian of this statue, who will also bring relics of St. Jacinta, St. Francisco and a piece of Sr. Lucia’s habit. More information will be in next week’s bulletin

 

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 Thursday Friday Saturday
Fr. Lisowski Deacon Leary Deacon Bucci Deacon Bete Deacon O’Connor Fr. Roux Fr. Roach

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

Bulletin: November 10, 2019

JMJ

Parish Schedule for the Week November 10, 2019 +

Sunday, November 10[Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time]:

   8:00 am+ Stephen Wilt – int. Ron & Monica Scherman

 10:30 am+ Leon Jacques – int. Jacques Family

Monday, November 11[St. Martin of Tours/Bl. Alicia (Maria Jadwiga) Kotowska]:

   8:00 am– Birthday Blessings for Joe Janikas – int. Family

Tuesday, November 12[St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena/St. Josaphat/

                                                                                                            Five Polish Brothers]:

   5:30 pm+ Phyllis & Henry Boucher – int. Louise & Dennis Croll

Wednesday, November 13 [St. Jude Novena/St. Frances Xavier Cabrini/

                                                                                                            St. Stanislaus Kostka]:

   5:30 pm– Birthday Blessings for Emma – int. Grammy & Grampy Janikas

Thursday, November 14:

5:30 pm + Jeffrey Tela – int. Betty Fritz

Friday, November15[St. Albert the Great]:

   5:30 pm+ Thomas Wilt – int. Ron & Monica Scherman

Saturday, November16[St. Margaret of Scotland/St. Gertrude/Our Lady of Vilnus]:

   8:00 am+ Martha Wilt – int. Ron & Monica Scherman

 10:00 am – Wedding – Leo Zignego & Hailey Thompson

   4:00 pm+ Annette Jacques – int. Jacques Family

   6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners

Sunday, November17[Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time]:

   8:00 am+ Jeffrey Tela – int. Agnes Dobosz

 10:30 am– Living & Deceased Members of the St. Cecilia Choir

+ Królowo Polski MódlSię za Nami +

BANNS III: Leo Zignego & Hailey Thompson.

 

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11th is the Feast of St. Martin of Tours, a soldier turned Christian who later became a Monk and a Bishop.  Known for his great charity he will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12th is the Feast of St. Josaphat, a Polish nobleman and bishop who led the Ukrainian Eastern Rite Church in eastern Poland.  His fidelity to Rome and his desire for union between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Church led to his martyrdom.  His tomb as the patron of Christian unity is located in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.  He will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

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

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13th is the Feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the first U.S. Citizen to be canonized.  She labored establishing schools, hospitals and orphanages throughout North and South America.  She will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.

THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA takes place on Wednesday, November13th at the 5:30 p.m. Mass.  All are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to enlist the help of the saint of impossible cases.

THE PARISH COUNCIL will meet on Wednesday, November 13that 6:30 p.m.  The Christmas bazaar, Thanksgiving, and the Advent services will be discussed.  All are welcome to attend.  Please note that all parishioners are always invited and encouraged to attend and participate for the good of the parish!

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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.  Please Note, however, that there will be no Holy Hour on First Fridays on account of the All-Night Vigil.

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

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th is the Feast of St. Margaret of Scotland and St. Gertrude.  St. Margaret was a mother and queen.  She helped root out paganism.  Her love for the poor became legendary.  She is the Patroness of Scotland.  St. Gertrude,called “the Great” was a Benedictine mystic of the great Benedictine abbey of Helfta in Saxony and wrote on the meaning of suffering, the Sacred Heart, the Trinity, and God’s love.  Her most important work was The Herald of Divine Love.  She fostered devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and His gracious love.  Both saints will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.

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NOVEMBER 16th is the Feast of Our Lady of Vilna.  This holy icon of Our Lady is located in a chapel in the tower of an ancient main gate of the city.  Those who wish to petition Our Lady kneel in the street in order to see the beautiful icon overhead.  Often hundreds are seen kneeling on the stone pavements and in deep prayer giving witness to the strong faith of the people.

THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA will continue on Saturday, November16thbefore 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 Wanda Kozloski 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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Our Annual St. Nicholas Day Bazaar will take place on Saturday, December 7th starting at 9:00 a.m.   Our usual arts and crafts, Polish food sale, Religious goods, Chinese auctions, etc., will be featured.  Please save that day for super bargains for your Christmas shopping.  Anyone who would like to rent a table for this popular holiday event may call Shirley Webb at 773-7202 for information and to reserve a space.

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD and in memory of Irene Kostanski, a donation to our Parish Renovation Fund has been made by Marjorie NaidaBóg zapłać!

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD and in memory of Jeffrey Tela, donations to our Parish Renovation Fund have been made by: Don, Claire, and Betty Singley, Rudy & Rosemary Urgiel, and Beverly MilewskiBóg wam wielki zapłać!

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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!

 

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.

THE CITY OF GOD – REFLECTING ON ST. AUGUSTINE’S OPUS MAGNUM  with Fr. Robert L. T. Miskell, M.A., M.Div., Associate Director, Newman Catholic Center at UMass Amherst (472 North Pleasant St., Amherst, MA).  In this series, we will read and reflect upon the greatest work of one of the Church’s most eminent teachers, St. Augustine of Hippo.  This monumental book offers us a foundational study of the Christian understanding of God’s plan as it unfolds in time: salvation history.  Our sessions will begin with a lecture by Fr. Miskell, followed by a short break, and then a group discussion.  We will meet in the Quigley Room.  Please feel free to bring refreshments.  For this series, we will be using the Penguin Books paperback edition of The City of God, translated by Henry Bettenson, with an introduction by G. R. Evans.  7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Beginning Monday, September 16th; Concluding Monday, February 24th.

CATHOLIC LIFE CONFERENCE Coming March 21, 2020 to the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield! The Catholic Life Conference is preparing a fabulous day for all Catholics of Western Massachusetts, men and women, young and old, alike. Featuring speakers Scott Hahn, Kimberly Hahn, Hudson Byblow, and Trish Short, plus a full children’s program including the performance of the famously wacky duo, Popple. Conference cost is $50.00 for adults and $15 for students and children, with a household maximum of $150. Register at http://www.catholiclifeconference.org or pick up a brochure [in the church] to mail in your check. Get ready for a day to fill you up and change you forever!

 

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

(1850 – 1917  –  Feast Day: November 13th)

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     Our memory is still vivid of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who in 1950 founded the Missionaries of Charity. This Yugoslavian nun, dedicated to “the poorest of the poor”, aimed at spreading her nursing community around the globe. An utterly selfless person, she reminded the whole world of its duty to love one’s neighbor.

     Mother Teresa was not the only motherly nun to champion the poor. St. Frances Cabrini, a north-Italian schoolteacher, had founded an international nursing congregation as early as 1880 to serve schools, orphanages and hospitals; to catechize, to conduct retreats, and to visit homes, hospitals and prisons. Her contribution to our nation of immigrants was truly great.

     Maria Francesca Cabrini was last-born of the 13 children of Agostino and Stella Cabrini, a substantial agricultural couple. As a devout child she dreamed of becoming a missionary to China, but later she trained as a school teacher. In 1872 she tried to join a religious order. Two orders rejected her on the grounds of her “poor  health.”

     When Maria Francesca was wondering what she could do, a local pastor asked her to take care of a small orphanage which he had established, but was unable to run himself. “Try your hand,” he told her, “and you can found a religious order with the women who staff it.” She consented, although without enthusiasm.

     She did form a little religious order, but circumstances beyond her control prompted the bishop to give up the whole project in 1880. To Francesca he said, “You want to be a missionary sister. Now is the time. I don’t know any institute of missionary sisters, so found one yourself.” Out of this challenge sprang the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, dedicated to educational and charitable works. The Holy See approved the Cabrini Sisters formally in 1888.

     Mother Francesca now began to prove herself an able manager and a go-getter. She had soon founded three houses in Italy, staffed by nuns of her rapidly growing community. But she still yearned to carry the work to China. Meanwhile, however, Bishop John B. Scalabrini, whose priestly Society of St. Charles was working among Italian immigrants, suggested that she go to America, where the emigrated Italians were in great spiritual need. Mother Cabrini decided to leave the decision up to Pope Leo XIII. The Pope told her to go, “not to the East but to the West.” At last she had an answer!

     In 1889 the missionary nun set out for New York City with six of her sisters. After a good many initial difficulties, she started an orphanage and her nuns began working among the uprooted Italians. Their efforts quickly expanded, as they attracted religious vocations among young Italian-American women. In 1892 the foundress opened Columbus Hospital in New York (now Cabrini Medical Center). The order then spread out across the States, creating schools, orphanages, and hospitals in particular.

     As time went on, they took care not only of the grateful Italian-Americans but of other Americans in need. Thus, when the Missionary sisters celebrated their silver jubilee in 1905, even the inmates at Sing Sing prison sent congratulations.

     Nor was the United States her only transatlantic beneficiary. Called also to Central and South America, she made foundations in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Chile, Brazil, and Argentina. Meanwhile the congregation expanded in Europe into France, England, Spain and Portugal; and eventually into the continents of Africa and Australia. By 1907 the Cabrini Sisters (M.S.C.) numbered 1,000 and were in charge of 50 charitable institutions.

     Mother Francesca Xavier Cabrini remained throughout her life the inspiration of her institute. In the USA she became known as “Saint of the Immigrants”. Although Mother General of a religious community whose motherhouse is in Rome, in spite of her ever-frail health she crossed the Atlantic 30 times on the business of her congregation.

     Elected Superior General for life in 1910, she spent most of her last years in the USA. She became an American citizen in 1909, naturalized in Seattle.

     Mother Cabrini died of malaria in Columbus Hospital, Chicago on December 22, 1917. The cause for her canonization was introduced in Rome as early as 1931; beatification came in 1938; and canonization on July 7, 1946. Pope Pius XII praised her “singular strength” of character in the discharge of her religious duties.

     St. Frances Xavier Cabrini was the first American citizen to be raised to the honors of the altar. Living, she had shown great concern for her American fellow citizens. It stands to reason that as saint she can help them even more effectively.––Father Robert F. McNamara

COFFEE HOURFor those of you are waiting for your children during C.C.D. classes – and for anyone else who can join us for that matter – there will be a weekly Coffee Hour at the Rectory following 8:00 Mass (from 9:00 – 10:00).  Please come by for a cup of coffee, some home-made baked goods, and friendly company.  Please use the side door of the Rectory.

Pope St. Leo the Great

(A.D. 400?-461 – Feast Day November 10th)

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     The designation “great”, applied to a ruler, is very rare. A ruler does not assume that title himself (or herself); it is bestowed by posterity on those who have discharged their tasks with extraordinary ability.

     History has attached the adjective to only three popes. The first of them was St. Leo I, Father and Doctor of the Church.

     Leo’s early background is obscure. When we first encounter him as a cleric of the papal court in the early fifth century, he is already an influential theologian, administrator and diplomat. In the year 440 Leo was sent to Gaul by Pope Sixtus III to reconcile two Roman generals. While he was on this mission Sixtus died, and Leo was elected to succeed him.

     It soon became clear that Pope Leo was a man of principle and a man of decision. Italy looked to him as its special protector. In those days Europe was being overrun by barbarian tribes, and the Roman imperial officials were unable to offer strong military resistance. Thus Attila and his Huns swept through northern Italy in 452, and having laid waste to Milan and Pavia, turned towards Rome. Emperor Valentinian III and the Roman Senate commissioned the pope as the man best fitted to negotiate with this enemy before he reached the Capital. Leo did so, and was able to deter Attila from attacking Rome by an agreement to pay him a yearly sum of tribute.

     Pope Leo was not so successful in 455 when Gaiseric, leader of the barbarian Vandals, turned up at the gates of Rome eager for booty. The pope was able, however, to persuade Gaiseric to be content with pillaging the city, without slaying its citizens or burning its buildings. Leo followed through, nonetheless. He quickly sent priests to Africa to minister to the many Christian prisoners that the Vandals had captured, and he began at once to replace the sacred vessels and ornaments that the invaders had stolen from Rome’s churches.

     In dealing with church administration, Pope Leo was firm and decisive: he had the duty to supervise all the churches, East and West. (In fact, it was Leo the Great who first developed clearly the theology of the primacy that the bishops of Rome exercise throughout Christianity.)

     What Leo became most famous for was his response to the current heresies concerning the Incarnation. In his day the Eastern heretic Nestorius defended the error that Christ, in the Incarnation, was actually two persons – one human, one divine. Nestorius’ opponent Eutyches argued just the opposite error; he claimed that after the Incarnation Christ was not only one person, but had only one nature. Both of these errors implied that Jesus was not the God man. If this were true, His death on the cross as man, offered up by Him as God, could not have won our redemption. Leo responded with beautiful clarity, that Christ is one person with two natures, that of God and that of man. Not only was He “one in substance” with the Father as God, but also “one in substance” with the human race through His Mother Mary.

     When the ecumenical council of Chalcedon met to reject these errors in A.D. 451, they adopted Pope Leo’s dogmatic letter declaring Christ to be both true God and true man. In fact, the Fathers of the council hailed the pope’s clarification, crying out, “Peter has spoken by Leo!”

     If this energetic pope won the admiration of all, it was because of his serene faith that the Holy Spirit would never fail the Church, Christ’s body. A point that St. Leo always emphasized in his beautiful sermons was that every Christian has been joined by baptism to Christ, the head of His body, the Church, and by that fact has been made a sharer in His divinity. “O Christian,” the pope cried out, “acknowledge your worth! Recall that you have been rescued from the power of darkness and have been transferred into the light and kingdom of God.”

     Sublime words from this holy and wise successor of the prince of the apostles!

– Father Robert F. McNamara

AN EXCITING PILGRIMAGEWould you like to join Fr. Roach, Hugh Knox and fellow pilgrims to the Missionaries of the Poor in Kingston, Jamaica for a life changing experience? The date is set for January 15-29, 2020. You can go for the first week or the second week or go both weeks. You will have the opportunity to share in the life, prayer and ministry of the Missionaries of the Poor. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday evening, October 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in Holy Trinity Church Hall, located in Greenfield on Main Street. If you are at all interested in finding out more about this unique pilgrimage, please come to the meeting or call Fr. Roach at 413-624-5508 or Hugh Knox 413-625-2927.  All are welcome!!

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THE FOLLOWING MASS INTENTIONS have been sent to various Missionaries.  They will be offered as follows and you may attend the Masses here in our church as the Missionaries offer the Masses in their churches:

Sunday, November 10:8:00 +Bernie Kobera – int. Mary Kobera

Sunday, November 10: 10:30 + Dianne Hepburn – int. Dorothy Kosewicz

Mon., November 11: – Health & Blessings for Beverly Curain – int. Dorothy Kosewicz

Tuesday, November 12: +

Wednesday, November 13: + Chet Galvis – int. Connie

Thursday, November 14:+ Bonnie Demers – int. Don & Stan Parda

Friday, November 15:+

Saturday, November 16:8:00 +

Saturday, November 16: 4:00+ Agnes Golembeski – int. Donald Parda

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!

Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered this year on Sunday, May 31st, to grades 10 and 11 and to all adults who have not yet made their Confirmation.  Please be sure to register for classes.  This is an important step for all Catholics.  There can be nothing that can take priority to these classes!  The Diocese has set certain guidelines and these must be followed.

Alternatives Pregnancy Center – Pregnancy Tests, Counseling, Support Services, and Post Abortion Support, All Services Free and Confidential, 466 Main Street, P.O. Box 344, Greenfield, MA  01302-0344 — (413) 774-6010

Seeking a Director for Alternatives Pregnancy Center: Alternatives Pregnancy Center is a Christian organization in Greenfield, Mass., which has been providing services to pregnant women for over 30 years, helping them make the choice of life for their babies.  If women have had an abortion, counselors help with the emotional aftermath.  Alternatives is seeking candidates for the part time position (20 hours/week) of Director.  The candidate should be strongly pro-life and be able to organize an office, have effective communication skills used to interact with clients and staff, manage a budget, meet with other agencies to advertise the services of Alternatives, hire and train new staff, and work effectively with the Board of Directors.  If you are interested please contact Helen Shea Murphy at 413-773-8890 or helensheamurphy@verizon.net for more information.

CONFERENCE ON THE EUCHARIST A conference on “The Eucharist: The Source and Summit of Our Faith” sponsored by the Worcester Catholic Women’s Conference, will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Mass.  Speakers are Kathleen Beckman, L.H.S., Michelle Schmidt, Tim Francis and Rosalind Moss now Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, O.S.B.  To buy tickets or for more information, visit http://www.worcestercatholicwomensconference.com or call Corinn Dahm at 508-277-3969.

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

OFFICE OF VOCATIONS:You are alive for God.  Trust that God will welcome you into the kingdom.(Luke 20:27-38) If you think God is calling you, please email: vocations@diospringfield.org and/or visit our website: www.myvocation.com 

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

Did you know there is a local Catholic youth group? The St. John Paul II Youth Group serves the high school youth of the local Catholic community—all are welcome. Our monthly gatherings are on the 3rd Sunday of the month, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with other activities throughout the month. To learn more about what God is doing in the life of the teens and for a more complete schedule, email stjpiiyouthgroup@gmail.com or call Suzi & Ed Cottrill, 413-772-6062. “Love God, Love Others, Love Life.”

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

 

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,

And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.

Francis Aptacy 11/10/1927

Helen Duda 11/10/1933

Stanislawa Milowski 11/10/1968

Emeline Krejmas 11/10/1985

Albert J. Dlugosz 11/10/1986

Anna M. Kostrzewska 11/10/2003

Frank F. Benedetti 11/10/2012

Boleslaus Ostrowski 11/11/1931

Philip Jarmak 11/11/1943

Wladyslawa Gumula 11/11/1967

Laurence E. Fugere 11/11/2003

Edward F. Greene, Jr. 11/11/2006

Robert G. Larabee, Jr. 11/11/2007

Joseph Sliva 11/12/1983

John H. A. Lane, Jr. 11/12/1999

Caroline J. Janek 11/13/2000

John “Tim” Golembeski 11/13/2014

Eleonore Podlenski 11/16/1929

Anthony Pluta 11/16/1986

Stanislaus Traceowski 11/17/1944

Wanda Bogusz 11/17/1980

Joseph V. Skrzykpek 11/17/2005

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 Thursday Friday Saturday
Vocations Bishop McDonnell Fr. DiMascola Pope Francis Fr. Aksamit Msgr. Yargeau Fr. Lunney

 

DID YOU KNOW????Poles drink, on average, 92 liters of beer a year, which places Poland third in consumption in Europe behind Germany and the Czech Republic.

 

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

 

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

 

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GCC Chorus Concert: Sacred Choral Music

Margery Heins, Director • Henry Gaida, Accompanist

Haydn: Little Organ Mass

Music by Brahms, Bruckner, Franck, Halley and Brumfield

Traditional Hebrew Songs

African-American and shape-note music

Featuring the 1910

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Sunday, Nov. 10th

3:30 p.m.

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FREE CONCERT! COME RELAX AND ENJOY THE MUSIC!

Bulletin: November 3, 2019

JMJ

+ Parish Schedule for the Week of November 3, 2019+

Sunday, November 3[Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time]:

   8:00 am­­+ All Souls Novena III

 10:30 am + All Souls Novena IV

   4:30 pm – Vespers (XXI Sunday after Pentecost)

Monday, November 4 [St. Charles Borromeo]:

   8:00 am+ All Souls Novena V

Tuesday, November 5 [St. Camillus and St. Peregrine Novena/Holy Relics]:

   5:30 pm + All Souls Novena VI

Wednesday, November 6[St. Jude Novena]:

   5:30 pm + All Souls Novena VII

Thursday, November 7 :

   5:30 pm + All Souls Novena VIII

Friday, November 8:    

   5:30 pm + All Souls Novena IX

Saturday, November 9[Dedication of the Lateran Basilica]:

   8:00 am + Souls in Purgatory

   4:00 pm – Living & Departed Members of the Parda Family – int. Donald Parda

   6:00 pm (Spanish) – For our Parish and Parishioners

Sunday, November 10[Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time]:

   8:00 am – For our Parish & our Parishioners

 10:30 am – For the organizers of the Rosary Coast to Coast

 

+ KRóLOWO POLSKI MóDL SIĘ ZA NAMI +

BANNS II: Leo Zigneno & Hailey Thompson.

 

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4th is the Feast of St. Charles Borromeo, guardian of the Church, reformer, educator and social activist.  He will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m.  His relic will be venerated after Mass.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5th is the Feast of the Holy Relics.  This unusual Feast is generally celebrated in those churches which have notable relics.  Part of the custom for this day includes erecting a shrine to enthrone many of the relics contained in that church.  The Feast actually commemorates the Saints whose relics are preserved in that church.  Because our parish has such a large number of relics we do celebrate the Feast of the Holy Relics in our church. 

     “Even when the soul is gone, power and virtue remain in the bodies of the Saints because of the righteous souls which have dwelt in them.” – St. Cyril of Jerusalem d. 386)

     “We do not worship, we do not adore, for fear that we should bow down to the creature rather than to the Creator, but we venerate the relics of the martyrs in order the better to adore Him whose martyrs they are.”  – Saint Jerome (d. 420)

     “Christ gives us the relics of Saints as health-giving springs through which flow blessings and healing.  This should not be doubted.  For if at God’s word water gushed from hard rock in the wilderness — yes, and from an ass’s jawbone when Samson was thirsty — why should it seem incredible that healing medicine should distill from the relics of Saints?” – St. John Damascene (d. 700)

     The bodies of holy martyrs and others now living with Christ, bodies which were His members and temples of the Holy Spirit, which one day are to be raised up by Him and made glorious in everlasting life, are to be venerated by the faithful; God gives men many benefits through them.” – Council of Trent (1545-1563)

     “The Saints have been traditionally honoured in the Church, and their authentic relics and images held in veneration.  For the feasts of the Saints proclaim the wonderful works of Christ in His servants and display to the faithful fitting examples for their imitation. (Lit. III) – Vatican II

THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA takes place on Wednesday, November6th at the 5:30 p.m. Mass.  All are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to enlist the help of the saint of 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.  Please Note, however, that the will be no Holy Hour on First Fridays on account of the All-Night Vigil.

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

THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA will continue on Saturday, November10thbefore 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.

SUNG VESPERS in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite will be offered every Sunday at 4:30 p.m., unless otherwise announced.

OUR LADY’S HOLY ICON will visit the home of Betty Fritz 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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Our Annual St. Nicholas Day Bazaar will take place on Saturday, December 7thstarting at 9:00 a.m.   Our usual arts and crafts, Polish food sale, Religious goods, Chinese auctions, etc., will be featured.  Please save that day for super bargains for your Christmas shopping.  Anyone who would like to rent a table for this popular holiday event may call Shirley Webb at 773-7202 for information and to reserve a space.

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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!

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.

Alternatives Pregnancy Center – Pregnancy Tests, Counseling, Support Services, and Post Abortion Support, All Services Free and Confidential, 466 Main Street, P.O. Box 344, Greenfield, MA  01302-0344 — (413) 774-6010

 

Where is Purgatory in the Bible?

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John Martignoni | June 22, 2015

Apologetics 101: Answering your questions about the Faith

Question: I have an Evangelical friend at work who claims that the Catholic belief in Purgatory is not scriptural. What should I say to him?

Answer: 2 Sam 12:13-18, “David said to Nathan, ‘I have sinned against the Lord.’ And Nathan said to David, ‘The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die. Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the Lord, the child that is born to you shall die.’ And the Lord struck the child that Uriah’s wife bore to David, and it became sick…On the seventh day the child died.” Catholic Scriptural Principle #1 – there is punishment for sin even after one has received forgiveness.

Rev 21:27, “But nothing unclean shall enter it…” The New Jerusalem – Heaven. Catholic Scriptural Principle #2 – nothing unclean, nothing with the stain of sin, will enter Heaven. 

Mt 5:48, “You, therefore, must be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.” That’s because of Principle #2 – nothing unclean will get into Heaven.

Heb 12:22-23, “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living god, the heavenly Jerusalem…and to a judge who is God of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect…” The spirits of just men, made perfect. Catholic Scriptural Principle #3 – there is a way, a process, through which the spirits of the “just” are “made perfect.”

1 Cor 3:13-15, “…each man’s work will become manifest; for the Day [judgment day] will disclose it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work which any man has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.” Where is this place that a man, after he dies, suffers loss, as through fire, but is still saved. Hell? No, once you’re in Hell, you don’t get out. Heaven? No, you don’t suffer loss in Heaven.

Mt 12:32, “And whoever says a word against the Son of man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.” Implies forgiveness in the age to come. Where can you go to be forgiven in the age to come? Heaven? You don’t need forgiveness. Hell? There is no forgiveness. Catholic Scriptural Principle #4 – there is a place, or state of being, other than Heaven or Hell.

Now, let’s summarize these four scriptural principles: There is punishment for sin even after one has received forgiveness. We have to be perfect as the Father is perfect, because nothing unclean will enter Heaven. There is some way, or process, by which the spirits of the just are made perfect. There is a place besides Heaven or Hell where you can suffer loss, yet be saved, but only as through fire; and where you can be forgiven of sins from a previous age. It all adds up to one inevitable conclusion – the Catholic teaching on Purgatory is indeed scriptural.

 John Martignoni is a nationally-known Catholic apologist and Bible scholar. He is the Founder and President of the Bible Christian Society, where you can find lots of free apologetics materials — CD’s, mp3 downloads, e-newsletters, and more, and host of EWTN’s “Open Line” airing on Mondays at 3 p.m. EST.

 

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COFFEE HOURFor those of you are waiting for your children during C.C.D. classes – and for anyone else who can join us for that matter – there will be a weekly Coffee Hour at the Rectory following 8:00 Mass (from 9:00 – 10:00).  Please come by for a cup of coffee, some home-made baked goods, and friendly company.  Please use the side door of the Rectory.

CONFERENCE ON THE EUCHARIST: A conference on “The Eucharist: The Source and Summit of Our Faith” sponsored by the Worcester Catholic Women’s Conference, will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Mass.  Speakers are Kathleen Beckman, L.H.S., Michelle Schmidt, Tim Francis and Rosalind Moss now Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, O.S.B.  To buy tickets or for more information, visit http://www.worcestercatholicwomensconference.com or call Corinn Dahm at 508-277-3969.

AN EXCITING PILGRIMAGEWould you like to join Fr. Roach, Hugh Knox and fellow pilgrims to the Missionaries of the Poor in Kingston, Jamaica for a life changing experience? The date is set for January 15-29, 2020. You can go for the first week or the second week or go both weeks. You will have the opportunity to share in the life, prayer and ministry of the Missionaries of the Poor. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday evening, October 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in Holy Trinity Church Hall, located in Greenfield on Main Street. If you are at all interested in finding out more about this unique pilgrimage, please come to the meeting or call Fr. Roach at 413-624-5508 or Hugh Knox 413-625-2927.  All are welcome!!

THE CITY OF GOD – REFLECTING ON ST. AUGUSTINE’S OPUS MAGNUM  with Fr. Robert L. T. Miskell, M.A., M.Div., Associate Director, Newman Catholic Center at UMass Amherst (472 North Pleasant St., Amherst, MA).  In this series, we will read and reflect upon the greatest work of one of the Church’s most eminent teachers, St. Augustine of Hippo.  This monumental book offers us a foundational study of the Christian understanding of God’s plan as it unfolds in time: salvation history.  Our sessions will begin with a lecture by Fr. Miskell, followed by a short break, and then a group discussion.  We will meet in the Quigley Room.  Please feel free to bring refreshments.  For this series, we will be using the Penguin Books paperback edition of The City of God, translated by Henry Bettenson, with an introduction by G. R. Evans.  7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Beginning Monday, September 16th; Concluding Monday, February 24th.

Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered this year on Sunday, May 31st, to grades 10 and 11 and to all adults who have not yet made their Confirmation.  Please be sure to register for classes.  This is an important step for all Catholics.  There can be nothing that can take priority to these classes!  The Diocese has set certain guidelines and these must be followed.  Note:  Adults to register to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation please call the rectory this week!

CATHOLIC LIFE CONFERENCE Coming March 21, 2020 to the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield! The Catholic Life Conference is preparing a fabulous day for all Catholics of Western Massachusetts, men and women, young and old, alike. Featuring speakers Scott Hahn, Kimberly Hahn, Hudson Byblow, and Trish Short, plus a full children’s program including the performance of the famously wacky duo, Popple. Conference cost is $50.00 for adults and $15 for students and children, with a household maximum of $150. Register at http://www.catholiclifeconference.org or pick up a brochure [in the church] to mail in your check. Get ready for a day to fill you up and change you forever!

Seeking a Director for Alternatives Pregnancy Center: Alternatives Pregnancy Center is a Christian organization in Greenfield, Mass., which has been providing services to pregnant women for over 30 years, helping them make the choice of life for their babies.  If women have had an abortion, counselors help with the emotional aftermath.  Alternatives is seeking candidates for the part time position (20 hours/week) of Director.  The candidate should be strongly pro-life and be able to organize an office, have effective communication skills used to interact with clients and staff, manage a budget, meet with other agencies to advertise the services of Alternatives, hire and train new staff, and work effectively with the Board of Directors.  If you are interested please contact Helen Shea Murphy at 413-773-8890 or helensheamurphy@verizon.net for more information.

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, November3: 8:00 +

Sunday, November3: 10:30 + Gladys Brostowski – int. Irene Klepadlo

Monday, November4: + Bonnie Demers – int. Don & Stan Parda

Tuesday, November5: + Steve Kuzinski – int. Family

Wednesday, November6: +

Thursday, November7:+ Holy Souls in Purgatory – int. Maureen Filiault

Friday, November8:+ Agnes Golembeski – int. Donald Parda

Saturday, November9:8:00 +

Saturday, November9: 4:00+ Stanley & Victoria Klepadlo – int. Irene Klepadlo

 

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!

ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR:  Sponsored by the SS. Peter & Paul Rosary Sodality of Divine Mercy Parish, will be held on Saturday, November 9th from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm at the Parish Center, Main Street, Three Rivers, MA—Free Parking & Free Admission!  We have beautiful craft items by talented local artists. Refreshments—Join us for lunch!  Christmas Blessings Lottery Tree: 1st Prize will be $1,000 worth of lottery tickets! Chances will be available at the fair.

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

OFFICE OF VOCATIONS:Jesus approaches us and wants to come stay with us.  Are you ready to change your ways, like Zacchaeus, to follow Jesus? (Luke 19:1-10) If you think God is calling you, please email: vocations@diospringfield.org and/or visit our website: www.myvocation.com

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

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Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,

And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.

Michael Cislo 11/3/1931

Gladys F. Brostowski 11/3/2007

Noah Robert Martin 11/3/2015

Francis Cholewa 11/4/1940

Joseph Niedzwiecki 11/5/1933

Francisjka Kierstyn 11/5/1955

Walter C. Kosewicz 11/5/1991

Helen M. Gaines 11/5/2015

Diane D. Putala-Hepburn 11/6/1999

Charles E. Christian, Jr. 11/6/2001

Vincent Ferland 11/6/2005

Josepha A. Zalynski 11/7/1963

Donna Tudryn 11/7/1976

Joanne E. Harris 11/7/1994

John Cislo 11/8/1930

Rev. Stanislaus A. Szczypinski 11/8/1978

Stanley Sojka 11/8/1980

Sophie M. Lund 11/8/1994

Helen D. Fronckus 11/8/2004

Blanche Ptak 11/9/1983

Dean L. Clark 11/9/1994

Steven Siciak 11/9/1995

Francis Aptacy 11/10/1927

Helen Duda 11/10/1933

Stanislawa Milowski 11/10/1968

Emeline Krejmas 11/10/1985

Albert J. Dlugosz 11/10/1986

Anna M. Kostrzewska 11/10/2003

Frank F. Benedetti 11/10/2012

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 Thursday Friday Saturday
Fr. Reardon Deacon Rabbitt Deacon Patten Fr. O’Mannion Fr. Goni Fr. Bermudez Our Retired Clergy

 

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ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR:  Sponsored by the SS. Peter & Paul Rosary Sodality of Divine Mercy Parish, will be held on Saturday, November 9th from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm at the Parish Center, Main Street, Three Rivers, MA—Free Parking & Free Admission!  We have beautiful craft items by talented local artists. Refreshments—Join us for lunch!  Christmas Blessings Lottery Tree: 1st Prize will be $1,000 worth of lottery tickets! Chances will be available at the fair.

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