Bulletin: May 31, 2020

JMJ
+PARISH SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK MAY 31,2020+
SUNDAY, MAY 31[PENTECOST][*MAY CROWNING*]:
8:00 am+ Marian W.H. Gallime –int. Ron and Monica Scherman
10:30 am+ Sharon Manke –int. Ron and Monica Scherman
MONDAY, JUNE 1[THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY –MOTHER OF THE CHURCH]:5:30pm+ Michelle Duteau –int. Jacques Family
TUESDAY, JUNE 2[Novenas to St. Camillus & St. Peregrin][Saint Marcellinusand Peter, Martyrs]:5:30 pm–Health and Blessings for Aimee Jacques, int. Jacques Family
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3[St. Jude Novena][St Charles Lwanga and Companians, Martyrs]
5:30 pm–Grace & Blessings Charles Jan DiMascola –int. Betty Fritz
THURSDAY, JUNE 4:5:30 pm + Mary Elizabeth Garmalo –int. son, Mark
FRIDAY, JUNE 5[FIRST FRIDAY][St. Boniface, Bishopand Martyr]
5:30pm+Kathleen Mary –int. brother, Mark
SATURDAY, JUNE 6[FIRST SATURDAY][St. Norbert, Bishop]:
8:00 am+Paul Wilt–int. Monica and Ron Scherman
4:00 pm + Helen Christian –int. Jamie & Sherrie Yagodzinski & Family
6:00 pm –Spanish Mass –int. for our Parish and Parishioners
SUNDAY,JUNE 7:[THE MOST HOLY TRINITY]:*8:00 am+ Marian W.H. Gallime–int. Ron and Monica Scherman
10:30 am+ Sharon Manke –int. Ron and Monica Scherman
+ KRÓLOWO POLSKI MÓDL SIĘZA NAMI+
Descent Of Holy Spirit, Pentecost , Stained Glass Window In The ...

SUNDAY, MAY 31st is PENTECOST which always occurs 50 days after the death and resurrection of Jesus,and ten days after his ascension into heaven.The timing of these feasts is also where Catholics get the concept of the Novena -nine days of prayer -because in Acts 1, Mary and the Apostles prayed together “continuously” for nine days after the Ascension leading up to Pentecost. Traditionally,the Church prays the Novena to the Holy Spirit in the days before Pentecost.The name of the day itself is derived from the Greek word “pentecoste, “meaning 50th.

Stain Glass Virgin Mary Photograph by Helen Bobis

MONDAY, June 1st is also 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 5:30 pm Mass.

 

Sts. Marcellinus and Peter: June 2 | saints-feast-family

TUESDAY, JUNE 2ND is the Feast of the Martyrs Marcellinus and Peter, early Christian Priests who were beheaded for their Faith. They will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m. These two martyrs were known for their apostolic zeal, charity and courage to the very last.

CatholicSaints.Info » Blog Archive » Martyrs of Uganda

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3rd is the Feast of  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 5:30 pm.

60+] Sacred Heart Of Jesus Wallpaper on WallpaperSafari

 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 5th IS THE FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH in honor of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Mass will be offered at 5:30 p.m. followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the Litany to the Sacred Heart and All-Night Vigil of Reparation. The Vigil will begin with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and continue all night until 7:00 a.m. The Mass for First Saturday will take place as usual at 8:00 a.m., followed by our usual First Saturday Devotions.

Immaculate Heart of Mary - Wikipedia

SATURDAY, JUNE 6th IS THE FIRST SATURDAY OF THE Month which we celebrate in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Mass in honor of Our Lady will take place at 8:00 a.m. The Holy Rosary will be prayed prior to the Mass. Confessions will be available after the 8:00 a.m. Mass.

St. Norbert - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Today is also 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.

NEWS OF OUR HOMEBOUND AND QUARANTINED -If you know of anyone who is homebound or quarantined and needs assistance with errands, please notify the rectory at 413-863-4748 and we have some volunteers willing to help.

DID YOU KNOW? You can save checks and easily set up secure weekly donations on-line? If interested you can call the rectory and we can help you set it up or go to the link and follow the simple directions:www.diospringfield.org click on “Support your parish during COVID19” crisis for quick and easy instructions.

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.

Traditional Catholic Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost | Traditional ...

THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:THE GIFT OF FEAR OF THE LORDBy Dom Prosper Guéranger, O.S.B.Pride is the obstacle to man’s virtue and well-being. It is pride that leads us to resist God, to make self our last end, in a word, to work our own ruin. Humility alone can save us from this terrible danger. Who will give us humility? The Holy Ghost; and his by infusing into us the gift of the fear of God.This holy sentiment is based on the following truths, which are taught us by faith: the sovereign majesty of God, in comparison with whom we are mere nothingness; the infinite sanctity of that God, in whose presence we are but unworthiness and sin; the severe and just judgment we are to go through after death; the danger of falling into sin, which may be our misfortune at any time, if we do not correspond to grace, for although grace be never wanting, yet we have it in our power to resist it.Man, as the apostle tells us, must work out his salvation with fear and trembling (Phil. 2:12); but this fear, which is a gift of the Holy Ghost, is not the base sentiment which goes no further than the dread of eternal punishments. It keeps alive within us an abiding compunction of heart, even though we hope that our sins have long ago been forgiven. It prevents our forgetting that we our sinners, that we are wholly dependent upon God’s mercy, and that we are not as yet safe, except in hope (Rom. 8:24).This fear of God, therefore, is not a servile fear; on the contrary, it is the source of the noblest sentiments. Inasmuch as it is a filial dread of offending God by sin, it may go hand-in-hand with love. Arising as it does from a reverence for God’s infinite majesty and holiness, it puts the creature in his right place, and, as St. Paul says, it contributes to the perfecting of sanctification (2 Cor. 7:1). Hence this great apostle, who had been rapt up to the third heaven, assures us that he was severe in his treatment of himself, lest he should become a cast-away (1 Cor. 9:27).The spirit of independence and of false liberty, which is nowadays so rife amongst us, is a great enemy to the fear of God; and one of the miseries of our age is, that there is little fear of God. Familiarity with God but too frequently usurps the place of that essential basis of the Christian life. The result is, that there is no progress in virtue, such people are a prey to illusion; and the sacraments, which previously worked so powerfully in their souls, are now well-nigh unproductive. The reason is, that the gift of fear has been superseded by a conceited self-complacency. Humility has no further sway; a secret and habitual pride has paralysed the soul; and seeing that these people scout the very idea of their ever trembling before the great God of heaven, we may well ask them if they know who God is.Therefore we beseech thee, O holy Spirit! keepup within us the fear of God, which Thou didst infuse into our hearts at our Baptism. This saving fear will ensure our perseverance in virtue, for it will oppose the growth of pride. Let it pierce our soul through and through, and ever abide with us as our safeguard. Let it bring down our haughtiness, and rouse us from tepidity, by ceaselessly reminding us of the greatness and holiness of Him who is our Creator and our Judge.This holy fear does not stifle the sentiment of love; on the contrary, it removes what would be a hindrance to its growth. The heavenly Powers see and ardently love their God, their infinite and eternal good; and yet, they tremble before His dread Majesty:Tremunt Potestates (“Powers tremble”, from the Prefaces of the Eucharistic Prayer). And shall we, covered as we are with the wounds of our sins, disfigured by countless imperfections, exposed on every side to snares, obliged to fight with so many enemies–shall we flatter ourselves that we can do without this strong and filial fear?and that we need nothing to stimulate us, when we are in those frequent trials–a want of fervour in our will, or of light in our mind? O holy Spirit! watch over us! Preserve within us Thy precious gift! Teach us how to combine peace and joy of heart with the fear of our Lord and God, according to those words of the psalmist: Serve ye the Lord with fear, and rejoice unto Him with trembling (Ps. 2:11)!From a Meditation on the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, from The Liturgical Year (Vol. IX) by Dom Prosper Guéranger, O.S.B. (1805-1875), founding Abbot of St. Peter’s Abbey, Solesmes, France.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful. And kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you will renew the face of the earth. Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit you have taught the hearts of your faithful. In the same Spirit help us to relish what is right and always rejoice in your consolation.We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

FORMED, A CATHOLIC WEBSITE PLATFORM: Pulling together the best in Catholic movies, children’s programming, audio dramas and books, Formed provides a trusted and engaging entertainment alternative in support of a Catholic lifestyle. Their Bible studies, sacramental prep materials, documentaries, books and audio talks from leading Catholic experts will help you grow in understanding your faith. Link to sample video: https://watch.formed.org/videos/city-of-saints-trailer We are looking for donors to help fund a 1-year subscription for our parish. The 1 year subscription for Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish is $999. The subscription to this website will available for all our parishioners. Please address donation checks to Our Lady of Czestochowa. The checks can be given or mailed to: Joy Pelc, 701 Country Club Rd. 01301.

THE FOLLOWING MASS Intentions have been sent to various Missionaries. They will be offered as follows and you may unite your prayers to the Missionaries who offer the Masses in their churches:

SUN., MAY 31:8:00+June Stevenson –int. Libby Abbondanzio

SUN, MAY 31:10:30 + Francis Abbondanzio –int. Libby Abbondanzio

MONDAY, JUNE 1: 8:00+ Ray Ouinones, Jr. int. Kathy Eichorn

TUESDAY, JUNE 2: 5:30+ Joseph A. Klepadlo –int. wife, Irene

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3: 5:30 + Joanne Klepadlo Murphy –int. Mom

THURSDAY, JUNE 4:5:30+ Departed Members of the Klepadlo Family –int. Irene Klepadlo

FRIDAY, JUNE 5: 5:30–Health & Blessings for Maeve Shaughnessy –int. Parents

SATURDAY, JUNE 6:8:00+ Departed Members of the Nuga Family –int. Irene Klepadlo

SATURDAY, JUNE 6:4:00–Health & Blessings for Joseph James Klepadlo –int. Great Babci

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

WEBSITE:ChroniclesofCzestochowa.wordpress.com Like us on Facebook

THE PRO-LIFE Novena will continue on Saturday, June 5th 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.
CONFESSION SCHEDULE:
SATURDAY –MONDAY:AFTER 8:00 AM MASS
TUESDAY –FRIDAY: 4:00 –5:00 PM
Weather permitting, confessions will be heard under the canopy on the side lawn between the Rectory and the Church. In the event of rain, they will take place in St. Theresa’s Catechism Building.
THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE Novena will be prayed at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Wednesday, June 3rd.This is a continuing Novena that may be begun at any time. All are welcome to come and pray for the intercession of St. Jude, the patron of desperate cases.
Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,
And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.
Paul Cygan 5/31/1952
Myron M. Strysko 5/31/1989
Frank M. Osciak 5/31/2009
Janet Whellehan Sivik 5/31/2015
Josephine Koscinski 6/1/1980
John M. Dunican 6/1/2013
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. Rogaleski6/6/19
PLEASE NOTE.Please pray for our clergy. The intentions for this week are:
                       Sunday                                  Monday                      Tuesday            Wednesday
                   All of Our Priests                     Bishop McDonnell      Fr. Campoli      Fr. DiMascola
                        Thursday                                   Friday                                                   Saturday
Fr. Lunney – Deacon Rabbitt              Deacon Culliton              Fr. Aksamit  -Fr. Goni
THIS BULLETIN is sponsored by the St. Stanislaus and St Kazimierz Societies

Bulletin: May 24, 2020

JMJ
+PARISH SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK MAY 24,2020+
SUNDAY, MAY 24 [SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER]:8:00 am–Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa –int. Monica and Ron Scherman
10:30 am–For the Church in China –int. the Cardinal Kung Foundation
MONDAY, MAY 25 [MEMORIAL DAY] [St. Bede the Venerable, Saint Gregory VII, Pope, St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi]:
9:00 am+ Memorial Day Mass at Cemetery for Veterans and Deceased Parish Members
TUESDAY, MAY 26]St. Philip Neri, Priest [St. Camillus&St. Peregrine Novena]
5:30 pm+Patricia O’Brian –int. Bruce Pollard
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 [St. Jude Novena][St. Augustine of Cantebury, Bishop]
5:30 pm+Francis Garmalo –int. son
THURSDAY, MAY 28 5:30 pm –Grace & Blessings Michael William Ahearn –int. Fritz Family
FRIDAY, MAY 29 5:30pm+Kathleen Mary –int. brother, Mark
SATURDAY, MAY 30 8:00 am+Eugene & Lucille Wilty–int. Monica and Ron Scherman
4:00 pm + Claire Zak –int. husband, Francis
6:00 pm –SpanishMass –int. for our Parish and Parishioners
SUNDAY, MAY 31: [PENTECOST SUNDAY/*MAY CROWNING*]
8:00 am+ Marian W.H. Gallime –int. Ron and Monica Scherman
10:30 am+ Sharon Manke –int. Ron and Monica Scherman
Gravemarker Stock Photos - Download 65 Royalty Free Photos
MONDAY, MAY 25, IS THE ANNUAL MASS FOR VETERANS AND THE DEPARTED of the parish will take place at our Cemetery at 9:00a.m. on Monday, Memorial Day, May 25th. All are invited to honor the veterans and our departed friends and relatives. Please remember to bring your mask and hand sanitizers! Social distancing guidelines will be followed so please sit/stand 6 feet apart. Families and couples may sit together.When lining up for communion, please try to maintain 6 ft. social distancing.Ushers will be present to help. In the event of inclement weather the Mass will be held in the church.
Vision Of St Poster featuring the painting The Vision Of St. Philip Neri, 1721 by Marco Benefial
TUESDAY, MAY 26TH is also the Feast of St. Philip Neri was an Italian priest and one of the outstanding mystics during the Counter-Reformation. He established a religious order called the Congregation of the Oratory, also called Oratorians, a congregation of secular priests and clerics.In 1548 he founded a society of laymen dedicated to the care of the poor, convalescents, and pilgrims.After ordination in 1551 he moved to the ecclesiastical community in Rome. There he held religious conferences that became so popular that a large room was built over the church nave to accommodate his audiences. This room was called the Oratory, a name that subsequently referred to those who met there and to the devotional, charitable, and recreational activities that Philip instituted, including musical performances (hence“oratorio”)
Pope St Gregory sends St Augustine | St Bede the Venerable r… | Flickr
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27th is the Feast of St. Augustine of Canterbury, a Roman monk who was sent to England to convert that nation. He established the See of Canterbury and is called the Apostle of England. He will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 PM Mass.
What Is Pentecost? - YouTube

SUNDAY, MAY 31ST is Pentecost Sunday. We will have the Crowning of Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit at the 8:00 AM Mass.

Dear Parish Family,

It has been a long two months! While we’ve had on-line daily Masses, a webinar, and assorted videos, of course, it’s not the same. For one thing, not everyone has Internet. I miss you all and I am very much looking forward to seeing you, even though of course, given the current pandemic, there will be quite a few restrictions that we will need to respect. One thing that I am absolutely amazed about, is that, even though no one was able to attend Mass physically, we had a record inpouring of donations of both money and items for our parish food pantry! Your generosity is a beautiful testimonial of your love for Our Lord, for our parish, and for the poor! A heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you! As we have received final approval to resume Masses for this weekend,May 23rd and 24th.We are opening with the usual schedule of Lord’s Day Masses (We cannot open before 4:00, so we’ll begin Saturday with the 4:00 PM Mass, then the Holy Hour in Spanish at 5:00, and the 6:00 PM Mass in Spanish; Sunday the 24th will be at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM.) .We have occupancy restrictions we need to follow. We ask that, if possible, you attend the Mass you normally attend so that we don’t have an unusually large crowd at any one Mass.
There will be some changes that I want you to anticipate, so please be aware of the following:
We will have ushers present to help with entering and exiting the church.A number of pews will be corded off,so an usher will conduct you to a seat.We thank you for your patience and cooperation as the ushers try to ensure that social distancing guidelines are followed.
The Bishop has extended the dispensation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Masses.If you would like to watch the Mass from home, we will now be televising the 8:00 AM Mass instead of the 10:30 AM Mass.
Below are the Diocesan guidelines:
1.Mask Usage:
All attendees are asked to wear masks; and ideally, they should be put on prior to leaving their vehicle. Children under the age of two should not wear masks.It is up to the parents to judge for children between the ages of 2-5 whether they should wear a mask.All people who claim an exemption because of health can forego wearing a mask, no documentation is needed.
2.Omission of the Sign of Peace
3.No communion in the cup for the faithful
4.Communion will be distributed in the hand only
5.Holy Water fonts to remain empty and covered
6.Social distancing (6 ft minimum) to be abided by at all times
7.Choirs and altar servers are not permitted at this time.I am very much looking forward to seeing you all!
God Bless you!
Father Seán

Queen of heaven, earth intercedes for us | DOLR.org

The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven

By Mark Shea

Finally, we come to the Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven. This honorific, like many others, is an expression of common piety that emerges from the heart of the common man. It’s also, I was surprised to discover, rooted in Scripture.For just as there was the office of King in the Old Testament, so there was the office of Queen Mother. As noted biblical scholar Dr. Scott Hahn points out:David’s first successor, Solomon, reigned with his mother, Bathsheba, at his right hand.Israel’s queen mother, or gebirah (“great lady”), appears, then, through the history of the monarchy, to the very end. When Jerusalem falls to Babylon, we find the invaders taking away the king, Jehoiachin, and also his mother Nehushta, who is given precedence, in the account, over the king’s wives (2 Kgs 24:15; see also Jer 13:18). Between Bathsheba and Nehushta there were many queen mothers. Some worked for good, some didn’t; but none was a mere figurehead. Gebirah was more than a title; it was an office with real authority. Consider the following scene from early in Solomon’s reign: “So Bathsheba went to King Solomon, to speak to him on behalf of Adonijah. And the king rose to meet her, and bowed down to her; then he sat on his throne, and hada seat brought for the king’s mother; and she sat on his right” (1 Kgs 2:19).This short passage packs implicit volumes about Israel’s court protocol and power structure. First, we see that the queen mother was approaching her son in order to speak on behalf of another person. This confirms what we know about queen mothers in other Near Eastern cultures. We see in the epic of Gilgamesh, for example, that the queen mother in Mesopotamia was considered an intercessor, or advocate, for the people.

Next, we notice that Solomon rose from his throne when his mother entered the room. This makes the queen mother unique among the royal subjects. Anyone else would, following protocol, rise in Solomon’s presence; even the king’s wives were required to bow before him (1 Kgs 1:16). Yet Solomon rose to honor Bathsheba. Moreover, he showed further respect by bowing before her and by seating her in the place of greatest honor, at his right hand. Undoubtedly, this describes a court ritual of Solomon’s time;but all ritual expresses real relationships. What do Solomon’s actions tell us about his status in relation to his mother?First, his power and authority are in no way threatened by her. He bows to her, but he remains the monarch. She sits at his right hand, not vice versa.Yet clearly he will honor her requests —not out of any legally binding obligation of obedience, but rather out of filial love. By the time of this particular scene, Solomon clearly had a track record of granting his mother’s wishes. When Adonijah first approaches Bathsheba to get her intercession, he says, “Pray ask King Solomon —he will not refuse you.” Though technically Solomon was Bathsheba’s superior, in the orders of both nature and protocol he remained her son.Hahn’s point in all this is that just as David and Solomon are types of Jesus, the “Son of David,” so Mary’s role in the Kingdom of the Son of David is prefigured by the role of Queen Mother as well. This doesn’t mean that every detail about the livesof Old Testament figures is to be reproduced in the lives of Jesus and Mary. Just because Jesus is not noted for hamstringing horses, leading troops into battle or committing adultery doesn’t mean he is not a Davidic King. Similarly, just because Bathsheba’s plea for Adonijah was rejected doesn’t prevent her office from foreshadowing Mary’s far greater office as a Queen Mother of a far greater King than David.Some (including me, once upon a time) take the notion of Mary as a Queen as “baptized paganism.” They read Jeremiah 7:18 and tremble that the title “Queen of Heaven” makes Mary into Ashtoreth: The children gather wood, the fathers kindle fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods, to provoke me to anger.But, in fact, applying this verse to Mary is a grossly ahistorical reading of Scripture. For Mary is no more Ashtoreth than an Easter egg hunt is a fertility cult. Rather, Mary is a Queen because, in Christ Jesus we are all kings and queens. That’s why Paul tells the Corinthians: Already you are filled! Already you have become rich! Without us you have become kings! And would that you did reign, so that we might share the rule with you! (1 Corinthians 4:8)

DAILY MASSES SWILL RESUME THIS TUESDAY(this Monday’s Memorial Day Mass is at the Cemetery at 9:00 am) according to our normal schedule of times prior to the shutdown. Please adhere to all social distancing guidelines.

CONFESSIONS WILL RESUME THIS TUESDAY outside of the Church in the designated area on the side lawn between the Church and the Rectory. A tented area will be provided for shelter, please observe social distancing rules if a line forms. Thank you for wearing a mask to church!

MONDAY-FRIDAY:4:00pm –5:00 pm,

SATURDAYS: 5:00 pm –6:00 pm

SUNDAYS: 7:15 am –7:45 a.m. and after the 10:30 am Mass

NEWS OF OUR HOMEBOUND AND QUARANTINED -If you know of anyone who is homebound or quarantined and needs assistance with errands, please notify the rectory at 413-863-4748 and we have some volunteers willing to help.

DID YOU KNOW? You can save checks and easily set up secure weekly donations on-line? If interested you can call the rectory and we can help you set it up or go to the link and follow the simple directions: http://www.diospringfield.org click on “Support your parish during COVID19” crisis for quick and easy instructions.

OFFICE OF VOCATIONS:Like Christ, we must never grow despondent or abandon the struggle and opportunity to live and proclaim the faith. Perhaps God is calling you to spread that Word through a Church vocation. What a gift it is to share the Word. If you think God is calling you, please email: vocations@diospringfield.organd/or visit our website: http://www.myvocation.com

ALTERNATIVES PREGNANCY CENTER-Pregnancy Tests, Counseling, Support Services, and Post Abortion Support, All Services Free and Confidential, 466 Main Street, P.O. Box 344, Greenfield, MA 01302-0344–(413) 774-601

THE FOLLOWING MASS INTENTIONS have been sent to various Missionaries. They will be offered as follows and you may unite your prayers to the Missionaries who offer the Masses in their churches:

SUN. MAY 24: 8:00

SUN., MAY 24: 10:30

MONDAY, MAY 25: 8:00

TUESDAY, MAY 26: 5:30

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27: 5:30

THURSDAY, MAY 28:5:30

FRIDAY, MAY 29: 5:30+ William Hazlet –int. Carol Gloski

SATURDAY, MAY 23:8:00

PLEASE NOTE: The above Masses not only assist the souls for whom they are offered, but they also help you and the Missionaries who often times receive very little help.

Bóg wam zapłać

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,
And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.
Francis Szcjepanski 5/23/1949
Mary Ostrowski 5/23/1969
Donald Denkiewicz 5/23/1977
Dominick F. Ostroski 5/23/1992
Carroll V. Mileski 5/24/2012
Mikolaj Seredejko 5/25/1956
Sophie C. Ostroski 5/25/2005
Mary Zak 5/26/1938
John Hilro 5/26/1942
Anna Stewart 5/26/1973
Frederick Kallins 5/26/1992
Genowefa Chenelewski 5/27/1929
Andrew Grunkowski 5/27/1942
Sebastian Ptak 5/27/1994
Mary C. Ptak 5/27/1990
Jacob Pawlarzek 5/28/1937
Frand Zebert 5/28/1984
Arthur E. Petrin 5/28/1991
Joseph H. Lapinski 5/28/2003
Stephany Putala 5/29/1937
Joseph Zadroga 5/29/1952
Victoria Golec 5/29/1980
Anna B. Okula 5/29/1981
Phyllis J. Hannon 5/30/1996
Joseph P. Zangri 5/30/2018

PLEASE NOTE.Please pray for our clergy.  The intentions for this week are:

                            Sunday                                              Monday                 Tuesday

Fr. Bermudez, Fr. Roach, Deacon Bucci           Deacon Culliton         Fr. Roux

     Wednesday                Thursday                        Friday                        Saturday

 Bishop Rozanski     Our Retired Priests     Deacon Ratté          Clergy who are sick

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

Bulletin: May 17, 2020

✞ 

JMJ

 + PARISH SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK MAY 17, 2020+ 

BELOW MASSES WILL CONTINUE TO BE OFFERED PRIVATELY BY FR. O’MANNION 

SUNDAY, MAY 17 [SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER]

8:00 am – Health and Blessings Michelle Jacques – int. Jacques Family

*10:30 am – St. Stanislaus Society

MONDAY, MAY 18 [St. John I, Pope & Martyr/Bl. Stanislaus Papczynski]

*9:30 am + Dorothy Piecuch – int. Eichorn Family

TUESDAY, MAY 19 [St. Camillus&St. Peregrine Novena] 

*9:30 am + Deceased Members of the Gulo & Lamoureux Families – Cheryl and Joyce

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 [St. Jude Novena][St. Bernardine of Siena, Priest]: 

*9:30 am + Helen Christian – int. Goddaughter, Debra

THURSDAY, MAY 21: [ASCENSION OF OUR LORD

*9:30 am – Grace & Blessings Anthony Mazzocco – int. Ron and Monica Scherman 

6:00 pm + Mary Elizabeth Garmalo –int. son, Mark

FRIDAY, MAY 22: [ST. RITA OF CASCIA, RELIGOUS

*9:30 am + Martin Fritz – int. Family

SATURDAY, MAY 23: 

*9:30 am – Health & Blessings for Toni Aitken – int. Family

4:00 pm + Raymond F. Kerrian – int. Joyce & Tina Phillips

SUNDAY, MAY 24 [SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER]: 

8:00 am – Grace & Blessings Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa – int. Monica and Ron Scherman

*10:30 am – For the Church in China – int. Cardinal Kung Foundation 

*Daily Mass is live-streamed at: https://www.facebook.com/fathersean/ or at 

http://www.chroniclesofczestochowa.wordpress.com 

MAY 18 St. John I, Pope And Martyr O... - San Ildefonso de Toledo ...

MONDAY, MAY 18TH is the Feast of Pope John I, Martyr. Pope John I inherited the Arian heresy, which denied the divinity of Christ. Italy had been ruled for 30 years by an emperor who espoused the heresy, though he treated the empire’s Catholics with toleration. His policy changed at about the time the young John was elected pope. When the eastern emperor began imposing severe measures on the Arians of his area, the western emperor forced John to head a delegation to the East to soften the measures against the heretics. Little is known of the manner or outcome of the negotiations— designed to secure continued toleration of Catholics in the West. On his way home, John was imprisoned at Ravenna because the emperor had begun to suspect that John’s friendship with his eastern rival might lead to a conspiracy against his throne. Shortly after his imprisonment, John died, apparently from the treatment he received in prison. Pope John’s body was transported to Rome and he was buried in the Basilica of St. Peter. 

A New Saint at the Altars: Stanislaus Papczynski and the Virtue of ...

MONDAY, MAY 18TH is also the Feast of St. Stanislaus Papczynski, founder of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception. This is the order of Priests who spread the Message of Divine Mercy. Their National Shrine is located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. 

St. Bernardine of Siena (Priest)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20th is the Feast of St. Bernardine of Siena who was a famous reformer and eloquent preacher who traveled throughout Italy encouraging devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus. He was known for his use of the monogram, IHS (Iesus Hominum Salvator). He is the patron saint of advertising and advertisers and is invoked against hoarseness. He will be remembered in the Mass at 9:30 a.m. 

DOWNLOAD | Jesus wallpaper, Ascension of jesus, Jesus pictures

THURSDAY, MAY 21st is the Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ into Heaven. In today’s Gospel, Jesus gives this mission to all the believers: “Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.” This mission is not given to a select few but to all believers. To be a Christian is to be a proclaimer and an evangelizer. There is a difference between preaching and proclaiming. “We preach with words but we proclaim with our lives.” As we celebrate the Lord’s return to His Father in Heaven – His Ascension — we are being commissioned to go forth and proclaim the Gospel of life and love, of hope and peace, by the witness of our lives. On this day of hope, encouragement and commissioning, let us renew our commitment to be true disciples everywhere we go, beginning with our family and our parish, “living in a manner worthy of the call [we] have received.” Ascension Day Mass will be live-streamed from the sanctuary of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church at 9:30 a.m. in English and at 6:00 p.m. in Spanish. 

JESUSCARITASEST.ORG: NOVENA PRAYER TO ST. RITA PATRON OF ...

FRIDAY, MAY 22nd is the Feast of St. Rita of Cascia. St. Rita was born in 1381 in the town of Roccaporena in Umbria. She lived with a brutal husband and had two sons. After the violent murder of her husband, she urged forgiveness in contrast to the customary vendetta of her day. Becoming an Augustinian nun, she spent some forty years in prayer, contemplation, and service to the sick and poor. Toward the end of her life, she received a wound from a thorn from the crown of thorns. She died in 1457. She is the patron saint of desperate situations. She will be remembered in the Mass at 9:30 a.m. 

NEWS OF OUR HOMEBOUND AND QUARANTINED – If you know of anyone who is homebound or quarantined and needs assistance with errands, please notify the rectory at 413-863-4748 and we have some volunteers willing to help. 

DAILY MASSES BEING LIVE-STREAMED – You can watch Father O’Mannion’s Mass live on Facebook every day! Mass times: Monday – Saturday at 9:30 am; Sunday streamed live from the church at 10:30 a.m. Visit: Facebook.com/SeanO’Mannion or go to our website: http://www.chroniclesofczestochowa.wordpress.com 

DID YOU KNOW? You can save checks and easily set up secure weekly donations on- line? If interested you can call the rectory and we can help you set it up or go to the link and follow the simple directions: http://www.diospringfield.org click on “Support your parish during COVID19” crisis for quick and easy instructions. 

ASCENSION THURSDAY WEBINAR REGISTRATION – Father Sean will be hosting another webinar on May 21st, Ascension Thursday at 7:00 PM. Using the text from Divine Intimacy, the Carmelite classic book of meditations by Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalene, Father will present the reading and reflections to help you enter more deeply into the mystery of the Ascension. To register for this free webinar, call the rectory at (413) 863-4748 or email us at olczestochowa@gmail.com. You do not need a computer or cell phone to participate. You can also join in on the presentation by using a regular telephone. Call for more details. The webinar will last approximately one hour.

Sunday’s Gospel JN 14:15-21 

Bible Verses about 'Obedience'

Jesus said to his disciples: 

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows him. But you know him, because he remains with you, and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me, because I live and you will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father and you are in me and I in you. Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him.” 

 

May 18 – Feast of St. Stanislaus Papczynski (1631-1701) 

Stanislaus Papczyński - Alchetron, The Free Social Encyclopedia

                By Marc Massery 

In 1631, a vessel carrying a pregnant woman on the rushing waters of the Dunajec River in Poland capsized, forcing this mother-to-be into the icy waters. By some miracle, she survived. 

In thanksgiving for her life having been saved, she entrusted her newborn son to God and the Blessed Virgin Mary. This child’s name was John Papka, the future St. Stanislaus Papczyski and founder of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

Early on, John struggled to learn the alphabet, so his parents took him out of school and had him tend sheep. But God intervened, and he learned the alphabet in just one day with the help of a family friend. He finished grammar school and eventually studied philosophy under the Jesuits. Around this time, he changed his last name to “Papczynski” to achieve higher social status. 

His family thought he would marry, but instead he followed a call to the Piarist Fathers in Podoliniec, Poland, where he took the name “Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary.” He would remain a Piarist from 1654, eventually leaving to found the Marian Fathers in 1670. 

Well versed in classical Greek and Roman literature, Fr. Stanislaus published his manual on rhetoric, Proromus Reginae Artium (Precursor of the Queen of the Arts), from which he taught. He also gained a reputation for his preaching, even earning the attention of John III Sobieski, the future king of Poland. This mutual recognition would eventually lead to a close relationship between the Marian Fathers and the monarch. Father Stanislaus was also a confessor to the apostolic nuncio to Poland, Antonio Pignatelli, who would later become Pope Innocent XII. 

After transferring to Warsaw, Poland, Fr. Stanislaus authored several spiritual books. In Warsaw, he continued to instruct students and helped work on the cause for the beatification of the Piarists’ founder, Fr. Joseph Calasanz. 

Saint Joseph Calasanz founded the Piarists in Italy in 1579. The Piarists excelled at teaching, offering quality education to lower-class students. These schools became quite popular, expanding into Poland in 1642. In fact, they became so popular that their sudden expansion caused a crisis within the Order. Formators focused too much on preparing their pupils for teaching to the detriment of their spiritual formation. Father Stanislaus advocated for stricter adherence to their rule, gaining a reputation for being what his opponents called a “firebrand.” 

Though he remained in the good graces of his superiors, several members kept accusing him of wrong-doing. Wishing to restore peace, Fr. Stanislaus requested to be released from the Piarists, a drawn out, complicated ordeal. But the Order eventually released him of his vows on Oct. 24, 1670. 

Around this time, Fr. Papczynski felt the call to establish the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary nearly two centuries before the Immaculate Conception even became official Church dogma. Not wanting to renounce the religious life, Fr. Stanislaus made his oblatio, a solemn self-offering, saying: “I offer and consecrate to God … as well as to the Mother of God, the ever-Virgin Mary conceived without sin, my heart, my soul and my body, leaving absolutely nothing for myself … I vow to serve them zealously, in chastity, to the end of my life.” 

Father Stanislaus assigned three goals to his new community: to promote devotion to the Immaculate Conception, to pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, and to minister to people lacking spiritual guidance. 

He donned a white habit to symbolize the Blessed Mother’s purity. During these initial years, Fr. Stanislaus received many graces including levitation in prayer and the gift of healing. He also authored his Norma Vitae (The Rule of Life), which would later become the Constitution of the Marian Fathers. 

He became the first Pole to found a religious community in Poland. He established a hermitage, which did not require apostolic approval. Otherwise, the Order would have undoubtedly been suppressed. Not wanting the future of the Marian Fathers to remain eremitical, he included a specific clause in his Rule that made pastoral work in parishes an essential part of the mission. 

Eventually, Fr. Stanislaus’ holiness attracted many vocations to his monastery, and the Order expanded. 

Father Stanislaus went from being one of the most well-known intellectuals to a pauper who ministered to the lowliest. Associating with the rejected and the downtrodden, the Marian Fathers became an object of scorn to most of society. Eventually, though, they gained a reputation for their holiness. 

Father Stanislaus traveled on foot to Rome in 1690 to obtain papal recognition of the Order. Unfortunately, Pope Alexander VIII died just days before he arrived, so Fr. Stanislaus tried to endure the longest conclave of the 17th century. One day after Fr. Stanislaus started his journey back to Poland, the cardinals elected Cardinal Antonio Pignatelli, Fr. Stanislaus’ penitent, who became Pope Innocent XII. But already heading back to Poland, Fr. Stanislaus did not know this. 

After many years of petitioning, the Marian Fathers received approval from the Holy Father Innocent XII under The Rule of the Ten Virtues of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Though the Holy Father did not confirm the Congregation based on Fr. Stanislaus’ Norma Vitae, the Rule offered to the Marians agreed with his overall vision for the Order. 

On Sept. 17, 1701, Fr. Stanislaus died in Gora Kalwaria, near Warsaw. 

Upon Fr. Stanislaus’ beatification on Sept. 17, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI singled him out as “a father of the poor” and “an apostle of intercessory prayer for the dead.” 

Pope Francis canonized him in St. Peter’s Square on June 5, 2016, commenting that St. Stanislaus’ life revealed “the power of [Christ’s] Resurrection.” 

Because of the miracles attributed to St. Stanislaus’ intercession – this one and this one – the Holy See has assigned him with the title “Patron Saint of Those in Mortal Danger.” 

Today, devotion to St. Stanislaus has spread beyond Poland, and he continues to help heal those who ask his intercession. 

PRAYER TO OBTAIN GRACES THROUGH THE INTERCESSION OF ST. STANISLAUS PAPCZYNSKI Saint Stanislaus, gracious intercessor before God, defender of the oppressed and patron of those in mortal danger, you always zealously served Jesus and His Immaculate Mother for the salvation of immortal souls, and you took pity on every misery. Trusting in your intercession, I have recourse to you, and I ask that you do not deny me your help. By your earnest prayers, obtain for me from God the grace… for which I beg you with trust, and help me, all my life long, to fulfill the will of the Heavenly Father. Amen. 

THE FOLLOWING MASS INTENTIONS have been sent to various Missionaries. They will be offered as follows and you may unite your prayers to the Missionaries who offer the Masses in their churches: 

SUN., MAY 17: 8:00 + Souls in Purgatory – int. Betty Fritz

SUN., MAY 17: 10:30 – Blessings for T.F. Driscoll – int. family

MONDAY, MAY 18: 8:00 – Living & Departed Members of the Fritz & Klepacki Families – int. Betty Fritz

TUESDAY, MAY 19: 8:00 + Rosaline St. Hilaire – int. Sandy Misiun

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20: 8:00 + Jack Fustado – int. Joyce & Tina Phillips

THURSDAY, MAY 21: 8:00 + Chet Galvis – int. Family

FRIDAY, MAY 22: 8:00 + Jean Fielding – int. Betty Fritz

SATURDAY, MAY 23: 8:00 – int. special intention for Michael William Ahearn and Robert James Ahearn – . int. Betty Fritz 

PLEASE NOTE: The above Masses not only assist the souls for whom they are offered, but they also help you and the Missionaries who often times receive very little help.

Bóg wam zapłać 

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,

And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them

John J. Duda, III 5/17/1998

Blanche Seremeth 5/17/2001

James Tucker 5/17/2001

Catherine Ptak 5/18/1942

John Pietraszek 5/18/1954

Walter Dobosz 5/18/1997

Alexander Rustallis 5/19/1954

Anna Warasz 5/19/1956

Germaine Buckmaster 5/19/1983 

Anna M. Podmore 5/19/2007

Antonina Karp 5/20/1940

Francis Brzozowy 5/20/1951

John Dlugosz 5/20/1963

Frank M. Olchowski 5/21/1959

Paul Drazek 5/21/1964

Martin S. Kopek 5/21/1973

Viola J. Dziekonski 5/21/2008

William Russell Van 5/21/2015 

Gerald W. Tetreault 5/21/2016

Joseph Brozo 5/22/1977

Mildred Margola 5/22/2010

Francis Szcjepanski 5/23/1949

Mary Ostrowski 5/23/1969

Donald Denkiewicz 5/23/1977

Dominick F. Ostroski 5/23/1992 

PLEASE NOTE. Please pray for our clergy. The intentions for this week are: 

              Sunday                                Monday                        Tuesday

            Fr. Lisowski                   Deacon O’Connor                Fr. Roux 

    Wednesday                Thursday                 Friday                     Saturday

Bishop Rozanski     Our Retired Priests     Deacon Ratté    Clergy who are sick 

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

Bulletin: May 10, 2020

✞ 

JMJ

 +PARISH SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK MAY 10, 2020+ 

BELOW MASSES WILL CONTINUE TO BE OFFERED PRIVATELY BY FR. O’MANNION 

SUNDAY, MAY 10 [FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER][MOTHERS DAY]

8:00 am – Mother’s Day Novena II *10:30 am – Mother’s Day

Novena III

 MONDAY, MAY 11 [Bd. Ladislaus (Władysław) of Gielniów]

*9:30 am – Mother’s Day Novena IV 

TUESDAY, MAY 12 [St. Camillus&St. Peregrine Novena][Sts. Nereus and Achileus, Martyrs; St. Pancras] 

*9:30 am – Mother’s Day Novena V 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 [St. Jude Novena][Our Lady of Fatima]: 

*9:30 am – Mother’s Day Novena VI 

THURSDAY, MAY 14: [ST. MATTHIAS, APOSTLE

*9:30 am – Mother’s Day Novena VII 

FRIDAY, MAY 15: [ST. ISIDORE

*9:30 am – Mother’s Day Novena VIII 

SATURDAY, MAY 16: 

*9:30 am – Mother’s Day Novena IX 

4:00 pm + Casimir F. Sojka – int. John & Ted Sojka Families 

SUNDAY, MAY 17 [SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER]: 

8:00 am – Michelle Jacques – int. Jacques Family

*10:30 am – Living and Deceased Members of the St. Stanislaus Society 

*Daily Mass is live-streamed at: http://www.facebook/SeanO’Mannion or at 

http://www.chroniclesofczestochowa.wordpress.com 

Blessed Ladislas of Gielniow

MONDAY, MAY 11th is the feast of Bd. Ladislaus (Władysław) of Gielniów. Bd. Ladislaus was born in 1440 and was well educated before becoming a Franciscan monk. He was a great preacher and missionary. He always warned his priests and brothers that the example of personal holiness must always come before the preaching of the Gospel. Bd. Ladislaus is also responsible for the composition of many favorite Polish hymns. His prayers are believed to have saved Poland from a great army of invading Turks and Tartars. Ladislaus called upon the panic-stricken population to pray and to put their trust in God, who alone could deliver them. Suddenly a flood and freezing blizzard struck the invaders who were easily defeated. 

On Good Friday, in 1505, as he was preaching to an immense congregation, he was miraculously lifted into the air and seemed to be mystically crucified. When he slowly sank to the ground he was so weak that he had to be carried to the monastery infirmary where he died a month later. 

St. Nereus, Achilleus & Domit... | saints-feast-family

TUESDAY, MAY 12th is the feast of Sts. Nereus and Achilleus; St. Pancras Nereus and Achilleus were Roman soldiers of the Praetorian Guard (the emperor’s bodyguards) who were martyred at the end of the first century, and were said to have been baptized by St. Peter himself. When they became Christians they gave up their posts which they saw as immoral and were exiled and then killed under the reign of the emperor Trajan. An epitaph written by Pope Damasus says the following: “Nereus and Achilleus the martyrs joined the army and carried out the cruel orders of the tyrant, obeying his will continually out of fear. Then came a miracle of faith. They suddenly gave up their savagery, they were converted, they fled the camp of their evil leader, throwing away their shields, armor, and bloody spears. Professing the faith of Christ, they are happy to witness to its triumph. From these words of Damasus understand what great deeds can be brought about by Christ’s glory.” 

St. Pancras, or Pancratius, was a Syrian boy of pagan origin who went to Rome and was converted to Christianity. He was beheaded in 304 at the age of 14 during the persecution of the Emperor Diocletian. He is buried on the Via Aurelia in Rome and the church of St. Pancratius, which still stands today, was built on his grave in the fourth century. St. Pancras Railway Station in London got its name from this early Christian martyr. 

Saints Nereus, Achilleus and Pancras have been honored together on May 12 since the fourth century. 

Catholic Prayer Cards - St Therese of Lisieux - St. Joseph - Our ...

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13th is the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. Our Lady appeared at Fatima, Portugal to three shepherd children in 1917. The message of Fatima includes a call to conversion of heart, prayer – especially the Rosary, and repentance from sin. The great miracle of the sun witnessed by thousands of people was Heaven’s testimony to the truth of these visions. Our Lady of Fatima will be remembered in the Mass at 9:30 a.m. 

Saint Matthias - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

THURSDAY, MAY 14th is the Feast of St. Matthias the Apostle who was chosen to replace Judas. He was one of the witnesses of the Resurrection and was martyred for his Faith. He will be remembered in the Mass at 9:30 a.m. 

 

An Everyman Saint: St. Isidore the Farmer - Catholic Rural Life

 

FRIDAY, MAY 15th is the Feast of St. Isidore the Farmer whose wife, Maria de la Cabeza, is also a saint. St. Isidore was known for his hard work, his charity and his intense prayer life. Miracles surrounded him in life and in death. He is the patron saint of farmers and rural communities. He will be remembered in the Mass at 9:30 a.m. 

MOTHER’S DAY NOVENA – Our Mother’s Day Novena begins Saturday, May 9th. There’s still time to enroll your mother, living or deceased. The Novena will be offered privately by Father O’Mannion at the daily Masses which are live-streamed on Facebook. Please call the Rectory to find out how to enroll! 413-863-4748. 

NEWS OF OUR HOMEBOUND AND QUARANTINED – If you know of anyone who is homebound or quarantined and needs assistance with errands, please notify the rectory at 413-863-4748 and we have some volunteers willing to help. 

DAILY MASSES BEING LIVE-STREAMED – You can watch Father O’Mannion’s Mass live on Facebook every day! Mass times: Monday – Saturday at 9:30 am; Sunday streamed live from the church at 10:30 a.m. Visit: Facebook.com/SeanO’Mannion or go to our website: http://www.chroniclesofczestochowa.wordpress.com 

DID YOU KNOW? You can save checks and easily set up secure weekly donations on- line? If interested you can call the rectory and we can help you set it up or go to the link and follow the simple directions: http://www.diospringfield.org click on “Support your parish during COVID19” crisis for quick and easy instructions. 

Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe ...

Gospel JN 14:1-12 

Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be. Where I am going you know the way.” Thomas said to him, “Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” Philip said to him, “Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you for so long a time and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own. The Father who dwells in me is doing his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else, believe because of the works themselves. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father.” 

Mary is Our Mother 

Grace MacKinnon

9 Vintage Madonna with Child Images! - The Graphics Fairy 

Dear Grace, My daughter-in-law, who is not Catholic, said that one of the “problems” she has with the Catholic faith is our reverence for Mary and the fact that we pray to her for intercession. She believes that we put Mary on the same level as Jesus. How can I best explain to her that we do not? 

It is sad indeed that there exists so much misunderstanding regarding the love and reverence that Catholics and other Christians have for the Mother of Jesus. More than likely, the problem stems from the fact that the Blessed Virgin Mary is not regarded by some as a personal, spiritual mother. For it is only is recognizing her as our true Spiritual Mother that we will be lead to an authentic response to Mary. 

When Catholics say, “Mary is our Mother,” these are not just empty words. They mean rather that we recognize Mary for who she is and also for her role in the plan of God. That Mary was the mother of Jesus the God-Man is almost universally accepted among all Christians and probably many non- Christians as well. Therefore, in this small space, let us focus instead on her role in the life of the Church today. We will then be better able to explain why we love, revere, and honor her and also why we are thus lead to seek her intercession and protection. 

Looking first at Scripture, the principal basis for the doctrine of Mary as Spiritual Mother of all humanity is found in the Gospel of John. In this scene, Mary is at Calvary at the foot of the Cross with John, the beloved disciple. John tells us, “When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, ‘Woman, behold your son’ Then he said to the disciple, ‘Behold your mother’” (John 19: 26-27). Throughout the Church’s history, numerous popes, theologians, and writers have confirmed their belief that here John is symbolic of all humanity. In other words, that Jesus from the Cross gave His Mother to every human person for all time. 

Our Lord said, “Behold your mother.” He was not suggesting that Mary become our mother, but that Mary is our Mother. And to Mary He gave us as children. But, if this is true, how do we make theological sense of this relationship? Turning again to Scripture, we can best understand it by considering St. Paul’s beautiful doctrine of the Mystical Body of Christ (cf. Colossians 1:18, Ephesians 4:15). In this whole Body, St. Paul refers to Christ as the Head and the Church as the Body. Head and Body make up the entire and whole Mystical Body of Jesus Christ. 

Now, if we say that Mary gave birth to Jesus, the Head of the Body, then it must be that she gave birth to the entire Body since a true body cannot be separated. Thus, it would mean that she gave birth to the members as well. In giving physical birth to Jesus, we can say that Mary made it possible for us to receive spiritual life through Him. We were dead, and through Him we have come back to life. And it was Mary’s “yes” at the Annunciation that made our rebirth possible. To question this is to question the plan of God. For it was He who decided from all eternity that it would be so. And the list of those who have believed it is almost endless. 

Once we have established that Mary is our true Spiritual Mother, we must ask what this means for us in our everyday lives? What is a mother, anyway? What does a mother do? Why did God arrange it so that every human person would come into the world through a mother? There must be a reason. Does a mother simply give birth to a child only to abandon him or her? Of course she does not. A mother not only gives birth, but she also is given by God so that she might nurture, feed, teach, guide, and protect her child. God entrusts her with these tasks. In the human family, a mother is not optional. So too, in the spiritual family of the Mystical Body of Christ, Mary, our Mother is not optional. 

Any person who studies the history of the early Christian Church will easily discover the solid witness of how lovingly and faithfully these first believers in Christ, and countless others who went after them down through the ages, turned confidently with love and devotion to the Mother of Jesus for protection, guidance, and assistance in their hours of gravest need. Why did they do this? It seems safe to assume they did so because they wished to obey Jesus. And, after all, she had given birth to Him, nurtured, fed, guided, and protected Him. If God allowed Himself to be born of her and chose her as His Mother, can we do anything but accept her as ours? To put our trust and confidence in her will always be pleasing to God because everything she does will always lead us closer to Him. 

The Church has never claimed or taught that Mary is on an equal level with God. But, nonetheless, because we are her spiritual children, she looks tenderly on us and after us with a love so profound that we are moved to plead, “Oh Blessed Mother, pray for us, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.” 

BLESSED JACINTA MARTO – Fatima Visionary 

Saint Jacinta Marto (1910-1920) - Find A Grave Memorial

Jacinta’s last words: Tempered and molded by extraordinary penance and sacrifice, 10- year-old Jacinta proved to be precocious and prophetic in her vision of things. She had many private apparitions and countless revelations. Such was her supernatural illumination and holy wisdom that Mother Godinho, the directress of the Lisbon orphanage where Jacinta stayed prior to her death in the hospital, could only asked in awe and wonder, “Who taught you all these things?” 

The following statements uttered by Jacinta showed her depth of soul in face of the moral decay ravishing the world: 

  • The sins which cause most souls to go to Hell are the sins of the flesh. 
  • To be pure of body is to keep chastity. To be pure in soul is not to commit sins, not look at what one should not see, not to steal, never to lie, always to tell the truth however hard it may be. 
  • Fashions that will greatly offend Our Lord will appear. People who serve God should not follow fashions. The Church has no fashions. Our Lord is always the same. 
  • Doctors do not have the light to cure the sick because they do not have love of God 
  • Priests should only occupy themselves with the affairs of the Church. Priests should be pure, very pure. The disobedience of priests and religious to their superiors and to the Holy Father greatly offends Our Lord. 
  • To be a woman religious, it is necessary to be very pure in soul and body. 
  • Many marriages are not good; they do not please Our Lord, and they are not of God. 
  • Confession is a sacrament of mercy. Therefore, one must approach the confessional with confidence and joy. 
  • My godmother, pray much for those who govern! Woe to those who persecute the religion of Our Lord. If the government left the Church in peace and gave freedom to the holy Faith, it would be blessed by God. 
  • Wars are nothing but punishments for the sins of the world. 
  • Our Lady can no longer hold back the arm of her beloved Son from the world. It is necessary to do penance. If people change their ways, Our Lord will still spare the world; but if they do not, the chastisement will come. 

THE FOLLOWING MASS INTENTIONS have been sent to various Missionaries. They will be offered as follows and you may unite your prayers to the Missionaries who offer the Masses in their churches: 

SUN., MAY 10: 8:00 + Bernie Kobera – int. Mary Kobera

SUN., MAY 10: 10:30

MONDAY, MAY 11: 8:00 + Genevieve Grader – int. Cyndee & Denny

TUESDAY, MAY 12: 5:30

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13: 5:30

THURSDAY, MAY 14: 5:30

FRIDAY, MAY 15: 5:30

SATURDAY, MAY 16: 8:00 – Grace & Blessings Fr. Charles Jan DiMascola (39th Anniversary of Ordination) . int. Betty Fritz

SATURDAY, MAY 16: 4:00 

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

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,

And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.

Ignaz Cyhowski 5/10/1976

Valentine Sojka 5/10/1995

Anna P. Zak 5/10/1996

Michael J. Griswold 5/10/2018

Mary Byk 5/11/1959

Julia C. Stevens 5/11/2008

Stephen Kulch 5/12/1970

Frank J. Wojtkowski 5/12/1994

Julia Muszynski 5/13/1937 

Guilitta Petetti 5/13/1991

Casimir F. Sojka 5/13/2003

Thomas J. Dombroski 5/13/2004

Eugene M. Maleski 5/14/1975

Ann Krejmas 5/14/1980

Wiktoria Koscinski 5/14/1961

Anthony Mieczkowski 5/15/1953

Wallace Kajduk 05/15/1965 

Gladys P. Clark 5/15/2004

Stanley J. Wisnieski 5/15/2008

Lawrence Krejmas 5/15/2019

Catherine Schab 5/16/2000

Anna Lak 5/16/2005 

PLEASE NOTE. Please pray for our clergy. The intentions for this week are: 

  Sunday                          Monday                                 Tuesday

Vocations             Deacon Candidates                  Bishop McDonnell 

        Wednesday                  Thursday              Friday                 Saturday 

Cleary who are sick           Deacon Bete           Fr. Goni              Fr. DiMascola

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

Bulletin: May 3, 2020

✞ 

JMJ

 +PARISH SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK MAY 3, 2020+ 

BELOW MASSES WILL CONTINUE TO BE OFFERED PRIVATELY BY FR. O’MANNION 

SUNDAY, MAY 3 [FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER]

8:00 am + Susan Ling – int. Jim & Cyndi Newcombe

10:30 am – Living and Deceased Members of the Holy Rosary Society

MONDAY, MAY 4

9:30 am + George Piecuch – int. Eichorn Family

TUESDAY, MAY 5 [St. Camillus&St. Peregrine Novena] 

9:30 am + Halena & Stan Kowski — int. Henry Stankowski

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 [St. Jude Novena]

9:30 am + Frank Bush – int. George Bush

THURSDAY, MAY 7: 

9:30 am + Holy Souls in Purgatory – int. Melissa Wright

FRIDAY, MAY 8

9:30 am + Francis Garmalo – int. int. son, Mark

SATURDAY, MAY 9: 

9:30 am + Robert & Catherine Sherman – int. Ron & Monica Sherman 

4:00 pm Mother’s Day Novena I

SUNDAY, MAY 10: [FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER]: 

8:00 am – Mother’s Day Novena II

10:30 am – Mother’s Day Novena III

*Daily Mass is live-streamed at: http://www.facebook/SeanO’Mannion or at 

http://www.chroniclesofczestochowa.wordpress.com 

NEWS OF OUR HOMEBOUND AND QUARANTINED – If you know of anyone who is homebound or quarantined and needs assistance with errands, please notify the rectory at 413-863-4748 and we have some volunteers willing to help. 

DAILY MASSES BEING LIVE-STREAMED – You can watch Father O’Mannion’s Mass live on Facebook every day! Mass times: Monday – Saturday at 9:30 am; Sunday streamed live from the church at 10:30 a.m. Visit: Facebook.com/SeanO’Mannion or go to our website: http://www.chroniclesofczestochowa.wordpress.com 

DID YOU KNOW? You can save checks and easily set up secure weekly donations on- line? If interested you can call the rectory and we can help you set it up or go to the link and follow the simple directions: http://www.diospringfield.org click on “Support your parish during COVID19” crisis for quick and easy instructions. 

Mother's Day Concert - First Christian Church of Cambridge, Ohio

MOTHER’S DAY NOVENA – Our Mother’s Day Novena begins Saturday, May 9th. There’s still time to enroll your mother, living or deceased. The Novena will be offered privately by Father O’Mannion at the daily Masses which are live-streamed on Facebook. Please call the Rectory to find out how to enroll! 413-863-4748. 

THE GMEF ANNUAL GALA “THE LEGEND OF JOHNNY CASH” IS RESCHEDULED To September 26, 2020. “The Legend of Johnny Cash” with Philip Bauer brings the sound and charisma of ‘The Man in Black’ to life with “The Legend of Johnny Cash”. At this 90 minute stage show, backed by his four piece touring band, Philip Bauer performs Cash’s songs in an effortless way that made “the man in black” such an important musical icon. Some of the songs featured are “I Walk the Line”, “A Boy Named Sue”, “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Ring of Fire”. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to relive the music and magic of the one and only Johnny Cash. Advance tickets are $25.00 and are available at http://www.thegmef.org. All advanced tickets purchased will be honored. 

https://hip2save.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/food-drive.jpg?resize=1024%2C538&strip=all

 

GROCERIES ARE ALWAYS NEEDED for the many in need who come to the Rectory for help with essentials. You can help us to help the poor by bringing: stew, soup, ravioli, crackers, baked beans, cereal, evaporated milk, canned vegetables, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, and jam to the Rectory. 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! 

Sunday’s Gospel JN 10:1-10 

Painting Of Jesus The Good Shepherd at PaintingValley.com ...

Jesus said: “Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever does not enter a sheepfold through the gate but climbs over elsewhere is a thief and a robber. But whoever enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens it for him, and the sheep hear his voice, as the shepherd calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has driven out all his own, he walks ahead of them, and the sheep follow him, because they recognize his voice. But they will not follow a stranger; they will run away from him, because they do not recognize the voice of strangers.” Although Jesus used this figure of speech, -the Pharisees did not realize what he was trying to tell them. 

So Jesus said again, “Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. A thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy; I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” 

THE FOLLOWING MASS INTENTIONS have been sent to various Missionaries. They will be offered as follows and you may unite your prayers to the Missionaries who offer the Masses in their churches: 

SUN., MAY 3: 8:00 + Holy Souls in Purgatory – int. Maureen Filiault

SUN., MAY 3: 10:30 + Joseph Steiner – int. Cyndee & Denny

MONDAY, MAY 4: 8:00 + Joseph Steiner – int. Cyndee & Denny

TUESDAY, MAY 5: 5:30 + Health & Blessing for Fr. Seán O’Mannion – int. Dana. WEDNESDAY, MAY 6: 5:30 + Larry Krejmas – int. Cyndy & Denny

THURSDAY, MAY 7: 5:30 + Christopher Gatautis – int. Dana

FRIDAY, MAY 8: 5:30 – Lisa, Ben & Bradley in Thanksgiving for healing from Cornovirus – int. Dana

SATURDAY, MAY 9: 8:00 + Larry Krejman, Jr. int. Cyndee & Denny

SATURDAY, MAY 9: 4:00 + Linda Barber – int. Betty Fritz 

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

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,

And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.

Francius Putala 5/3/1947

Konstacji Korda 5/3/1955

Konstanty Traczewski 5/3/1955

Dorothy LaMountain 5/3/1993

Bolesłaus Grygo 5/4/1934

Josephine Kopec 5/4/1975

Adeline B. Schab 5/4/1991

John J. Yez 5/4/2010

Veronica E. Krol 5/4/2014

Stanislaw Piszkor 5/5/1958

Frank Rudinski 5/5/1963 

Mary E. Tucek 5/5/1990

Rosemarie E. Black 5/5/2010

George Kabaniec 5/6/1927

Wojtreck Podosek 5/6/1946

Joseph Pogoda 5/6/1963

Bronislawa Tranowski 5/6/1968

Joan B. Gardner 5/7/1992

Blanche C. Potosek 5/7/2002

Herman J. Letourneau, Jr. 5/7/2003

Brenda V. Fleury 5/7/2008 

Edmund Wasileski 5/8/1967

Stanislaw Prochowicz 5/9/1956

Joseph J. Meciek 5/9/1970

Stanley J. Tuvek 5/9/198

Kyoung-Shik Chung 5/9/1983

Francis Abbondanzio 5/9/2018

Edna K. Gulo 5/8/1991 

 

PLEASE NOTE. Please pray for our clergy. The intentions for this week are: 

   Sunday                    Monday                         Tuesday                        Wednesday

Pope Francis         Deacon Rabbitt              Deacon Leary               Our Seminarians 

         Thursday                                      Friday                                 Saturday 

Clergy in Purgatory                         Fr. O’Connor                              Fr. Coly 

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