Fr. Seán O’Mannion, Pastor
Our Lady of Czestochowa Rectory
84 K St.
Turners Falls, MA 01376
Confessions: Saturday 3:00 – 3:45 P.M. & everyday 1/2 hour before Mass
Saturday 8:00 A.M. – Vigil 4:00 P.M.
Sunday 8:00 A.M. & 10:30 A.M.
Monday 8:00 A.M.
Tuesday through Friday 5:30 P.M.
Holy Days as announced
St. Jude Novena Wednesdays 5:30P.M.
Pro Life Novena Saturdays 8:00 A. M.
Monthly Parish Devotions Schedule
First Friday: Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart *when permitted. Angelus after Mass, followed by the Sacred Heart Litany and Consecration.
First Saturday: Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary *when permitted. Pro-Life Novena prior to Mass; after Mass, Litany of Loreto and Benediction.
Fourth Wednesday: Gentlemen of St. Joseph Holy Hour: After Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Rosary and Litany of St. Joseph, during the Holy Hour, Confessions are heard until 6:50. Benediction at 7:00 PM, followed by Meeting.
Weekly Parish Activities
St. Cecilia Choir & Choristers: Section leader practice: as needed Thursday evenings in the Choir Loft from 6:30-7:30. Full Choir: Practice before 10:30 Mass in Undercroft 10:00-10:20 AM; Rehearsal: After 10:30 Mass, 11:30-12:30/45. Henry Gaida, Director of Music and Organist.
St. Gregory Choir: Weekly rehearsal Fridays after 5:30 PM Mass. Practice before 8:00 Mass in undercroft: 8:30-8:50. Robert Heath, Director of the St. Gregory Choir.
AA: Meets in Undercroft on Tuesday and Thursday Evenings.
Childrens’ CCD: During school year, every Sunday from 9:00-10:00 AM. Betty Fritz, CCD program coordinator.
Adult Catechism Discussion Group: During school year, meets every Sunday from 9:00-10:00 AM in Rectory parlor. Yves Jacques, instructor.
Coffee Hour: For parents and parishioners: During the school year every Sunday, from 9:00-10:00 AM in Rectory.
Bogusław Society and Discussion Club: Meets every Sunday during the coffee hour in the Rectory to discuss religion, politics, art, and current events. Boguś Wysocki, Chancellor; Henry Gaida, Vice-Chancellor.
Monthly Parish Activities
First Thursday: St. Stanislaus Soc. Meeting at St. Stanislaus Hall, lower end of K Street.
Second Monday: St. Kazimierz Soc. Meeting at St. Kazimierz Hall, Avenue A.
Second Wednesday: Parish Council Meeting, after Mass in the Undercroft: 6:30-7:30 PM. The Parish Council exists to build up the parish through our Evangelization Booth at the Franklin County Fair, Parish Picnic, and other social events; and to raise funds through the Christmas and Easter Bazaars, Giant Tag Sale, and other events.
Third Tuesday: Anointing of the Sick at Farren Care Center, 9:00 AM.
Third Wednesday: Knights of Columbus: Meets in the Parish Undercroft.
Thursday: Mass at Farren Care Center, 10:15 AM.
Fourth Wednesday: Gentlemen of St. Joseph. Holy Hour after 5:30 Mass (see above); Meeting follows from 7:00-8:00. Robert Pietraszek, President.
Other Parish Devotions and Events
First Sunday of March: Meeting of Holy Rosary Society after 10:30 Mass in Undercroft. Followed by Gorzkie Żale at 2:00 PM
First Sunday of May: Coronation of the Blessed Virgin at beginning of 10:30 Mass. After 10:30 Mass, Meeting of the Holy Rosary Society in Undercroft. May Devotions at 2:00 PM with Rosary and Benediction.
First Sunday of October: Meeting of Holy Rosary Society after 10:30 Mass. October Rosary Devotions at 2:00 PM in Church.
Sundays of Lent: Gorzkie Żale at 2:00 PM. Service books are bi-lingual.
First Sunday after Epiphany: Stanislaus Moniuszko-St. Cecilia Choir Society Meeting and Christmas Party, after 10:30 Mass.
Third Sunday of July: Meeting of the Stanislaus Moniuszko-St. Cecilia Choir Society after 10:30 Mass.
Third or Fourth Sunday of August: Odpust procession after 10:30 AM Mass.
Forty Hours Devotions: Third Weekend of September, running from 8:00 AM Mass on Friday to the closing Procession of Sunday afternoon at 3:00 PM. A guest preacher is scheduled for all liturgies.
Rectory Christmas Open House: Second or Third Sunday of Advent, 12 noon to 3:00 pm.
Christmas Bazaar: First Saturday of December.
Easter Bazaar: Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent.
Giant Tag Sale: Fourth Saturday of June.
Parish Council: Robert Pietraszek, Chairman; ; James Newcombe, Treasurer; Carol Gloski, Secretary. The Parish Council exists to help raise money for the parish, to host events, organize people to help with processions, and to assist with other tasks as requested.
St. Cecilia Choir and Choristers/Stanislaus Moniuszko Society: Henry Gaida, Director and Librarian; Richard Tucker, President and Co-Librarian; Carol Kostecki, Treasurer; Gretchen Tucker, Secretary; Karina Wysocki, Auditor. The Choir, founded in 1913, exists first and foremost to sing the parts of the Mass that pertain to them, and lead the people in the parts of the Mass that pertain to them (c.f. Vatican II, Sacrosanctum Concillium, etc.); they sing at the 10:30 “High Mass” on Sunday, and the principal Mass on Holy Days (Solemnities). The Chorister program was started in 2015, and is open to boys and girls aged 7-13. Business meetings for the society are held twice a year, they are also active in helping the parish.
St. Gregory Choir: Robert Heath Director. An adult choir, founded in 1996, they sing at the 8:00 am Sunday Mass, and the morning Mass on certain Holy Days (solemnities).
Holy Rosary Society: A society for women of the Parish, founded in 1912, they meet three times a year on Sundays after the 10:30 am Mass. They exist as a social and fraternal organization, all members recite the Rosary daily. Women of the Society volunteer to take the Society Icon into their home for a period of one week to pray for the needs of the Parish.
Gentlemen of St. Joseph: Robert Pietraszek, President. A spiritual and discussion club for Men. They meet on the Third Wednesday of every Month for a Holy Hour following the 5:30 pm Mass, and a Meeting with either a presentation or discussion at 7:00 pm.
St. Margaret Mary Girls Club: A club for girls of the Parish, run by Mrs. Joanne Dowdy. They meet on the First Friday of the Month, and participate in various activities. They also process on important Feast days – Corpus Christi, Easter Sunday, etc.)
St. Kazimierz Society: Founded in 1904 with the purpose of founding Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish. This is a social and fraternal society of Men and Women. They meet once a month on the Second Monday in their Hall on Avenue A.
St. Stanislaus Society: Founded in 1911, the Society is a social and fraternal organization for Men. They meet once a month on the First Thursday in their Hall on the lower end of K Street. They are very generous to the Parish.
Knights of Columbus, Turners Falls Council: Includes Parishioners of Our Lady of Czestochowa and Our Lady of Peace.