Bulletin: July 5, 2020

JMJ

 + PARISH SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK JULY 5, 2020 

SUNDAY, JULY 5: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:8:00 am + Larry Krejmas, Sr. – int. Cyndee & Denny 

10:30 am – In honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary – int. Bridget Patria 

MONDAY, JULY 6 [St. Maria Goretti, Virgin & Martyr]: 8:00 am + Larry Krejmas ,Sr. – int. Cyndee & Denny 

TUESDAY, JULY 7 [Novenas to St. Camillus & St. Peregrin]

5:30 pm + Wanda and Frank Ptak – int. daughters, Cheryl and Joyce

 WEDNESDAY, JULY 8 [Novena to St. Jude]: 5:30 pm – Deceased Members of the Hemingway & Tetreault Families – int. George & Denise

THURSDAY, JULY 9 [St. Augustine Zhao Rong, Priest and Companions, Martyrs: 

5:30 pm + Holy Souls in Purgatory – int. Melissa Wright

 FRIDAY, JULY 10: 

5:30 pm + Linda Jarvis Barber – int. Betty Fritz

SATURDAY, JULY 11 [St. Benedict, Abbot]: 

8:00 am + Genevieve Grader – int. Cyndee & Denny 

4:00 pm + Helen Christian – int. Jamie & Sherrie Yagodzinski & Family

 6:00 pm – Spanish Mass – int. for our Parish and Parishioners 

SUNDAY, JULY 12 Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:00 am + Elaine Bartus – int. Dorothy Kosewicz

 10:30 am – Grace & Blessings for the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa – int. Ron & 

Monica Scherman 

+ KRÓLOWO POLSKI MÓDL SIĘ ZA NAMI + 

 

Santa Filomena | Maria goretti, St maria goretti, St maria

 

MONDAY, JULY 6th is the Feast of St. Maria Goretti who died at the age of 12. She was stabbed to death preferring to die rather than participate in sin. She died forgiving her murderer and was canonized with her mother and family present. Her murderer languished in jail for many years unrepentant until he had a vision of St. Maria Goretti who converted him. His life radically changed and he lived a life of great holiness and penance from that point on. St. Maria Goretti will be remembered in the Mass at 8:00 a.m. 

Jul 9 – St Augustine Zhao Rong & Companions, (1746-1815), Martyrs ...

THURSDAY, JULY 9th is the Feast of St. Augustine Zhao Rong and his Companions. Augustine Zhao Rong was a Chinese priest who was martyred with his 119 companions in 1815. Among their number was an eighteen-year-old boy, Chi Zhuzi, who cried out to those who had just cut off his right arm and who were preparing to flay him alive: “Every piece of my flesh and drop of my blood will tell you that I am a Christian.” St. Augustine and his companions will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m. 

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SATURDAY, JULY 11th is the Feast of St. Benedict who is called the “Patriarch of Western Monasticism.” He gave up a life of wealth to search for God in the solitude of a Monastic rule. He founded 12 Monasteries including the famous Monte Casino. St. Benedict is the Patron of Europe and will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m. 

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PLEASE DON’T FORGET OUR GROCERIES for the poor! Many people who are having a hard time come to the Rectory for help. Please help us to help them. It is a sad and heartbreaking thing to turn someone away when we run out of groceries! Any non-perishable items that you can spare will be greatly appreciated – canned hams, tuna fish, peanut butter, baked beans, dry milk, canned soups and stews, jam, crackers, juices, etc. Please leave them in the front vestibule of the church. 

 

Bishop Sheen comes full circle with December beatification ...

Archbishop Sheen’s Warning of a Crisis in Christendom With a saintly long-ranging spiritual vision, Bishop Sheen saw the roots of today’s crisis firmly planted and growing in 1974, but gave us an antidote.Joseph Pronechen

“First of all, we are at the end of Christendom,” Bishop Fulton Sheen solemnly said during a television show in 1974. “Now not Christianity, not the Church. Remember what I am saying.”Then he defined what he meant. “Christendom is economic, political, social life as inspired by Christian principles. That is ending —we’ve seen it die. Look at thesymptoms: the breakup of the family, divorce, abortion, immorality, general dishonesty.”That was 1974. Today we know it’s even worse with the definition of marriage and gender drawn into the picture. And the crisis within the Church.He reminded that of 22 civilizations that have decayed since the beginning of the world, 19 rotted and perished from within.“We live in it from day to day, and we do not see the decline.” Remember, that was in 1974. “We take it for granted—we get used to things, and almost accept them as the rule.” Despite the decline blaring today, isn’t that a rule? How many Catholics accept the counter message to Humanae Vitae? Sheen pointed out “the press that we read, the television that we see, is in no instance inspired by Christian principles. As a matter of fact, there is, on the part of many of us, the tendency to go down to meet the world —not to lift the world up. We are afraid of being unpopular —so we go with the mob.”The good bishop noted we were living in the fourth 500-year period of Church history, explaining “the Church is not a continuing thing —it dies and rises again. It proceeds on the principle of Christ himself as priest and victim.“And there comes the defeat, the seeming decay, we are put in the grave, and then we rise again. We have had four deaths in our Christian history.” First Three Falls and Rises The first time the Church was in dire straits was in the fall of Rome, the first 500-year period. It had a rebirth when great saint missionaries like Augustine in England and Patrick in Ireland spread the faith.Then came a second “decay” around the year 1,000 with the Moslem invasions and the split of the Church with a schism in Constantinople.“It seemed to be the end of everything. And then we came to life again,” Sheen said.In the third 500-year period he said the Church became “rotten” as nuns and priests were defecting. Then came the reformers who “almost always reform the wrong things.

And they began reforming the faith, and there was nothing wrong with faith —it was the morals that needed to be reformed. It’s not renewal —it’s really a moral reformation that is needed today, too.” Remember, that was 44 years ago. All the more so in our day. On just one point, how many listened to, and took to heart, Humanae Vitae? Even theologians defected from it. After that period the Church came to life again, Sheen said. “And now we’re at the fourth period, and we’re rotting —we’re spoiled —no great zeal, no great learning, no great fire.” Yet there’s hope because “anyone who knows history is not particularly disturbed.” Church’s Enemies “But the enemy in each of the 500-year periods has been separate and distinct,” he continued. “We had, and here I am speaking generally of enemies within the Church, in the first 500 years, false doctrine centering around the person of Christ…the Christological heresies. So the Church was just split open, and that was one of the reasons that made it possible for the Moslems to develop.” The next period saw attacks on the head of the Church, leading to the Eastern Church breaking away. By the 16th century the attack was on “the body of Christ, the mystical body, the Church.” It was Reformation time.Today’s 4th Enemy “Our enemy today is the world —the spirit of the world,” Sheen made clear.“Today we have to conform to the world or we’re branded” he said. Must be politically correct. “Our Lord said,I have taken you out of the world. We say, ‘No we have to win the world, and to win it you have to be one with it.’ Our Lord says ,I pray not for the world. He was praying for the spirit of the world. And this is the easiest kind of way to fall off the log —worldliness. It’s so simple, and it can be justified for a thousand reasons; namely, the Vatican Council said we have to go into the world —indeed, but not to be world, which is quite a different matter. So this is our attack today.”Sheen saw this as “one of the basic causes of our degeneration, of our death. We’re dying. What about it? What’s the answer?”“The answer is: these are great and wonderfuldays in which to be alive. I thank God… that I can live in these days, because these are days of testing.” Since 1974 the testing pressure has increased.Sheen explained it was easy to be Christian in the three decades before his talk. “The atmosphere was Christian; morals were Christian; there was no great problem in adapting ourselves to a Christian society. But now, when everything is turned around, these are days when the masks have got to come off, and we reveal ourselves just as we really are.”“Todaythe current is against us. And today the mood of the world is, ‘Go with the world, go with the spirit.’ Listen, dead bodies float downstream. Only live bodies resist the current. And so the good Lord is testing us.”“And he is testing Western Christians with worldliness, and how many of us are falling?” Would Bishop Sheen be surprised on how far the decadence and corruption have piled up?He gives the example of the Israelites being tested by God in the desert. “That is what he is doing to us. We are showing what we really are now,” Sheen said. “St. John says in his Epistle: ‘They did not love us really from the beginning. That is why they left us.’ And so the souls that are falling away have just failed to meet the test. It is very much like the test that the Jews had.”

The farsighted bishop highlighted how the majority of Israelites scouting the Promised Land told the people they couldn’t enter because the dwellers there were too strong. But “the majority is not always right!” Only Caleb and Joshua, “the minority report,” disagreed. They were right.Sheen warned “what we are going to have in the Church is a minority report: a minority report of sisters, a minority report of priests, a minority report of laity —not the minority that is aggressive and troublemaking, but the minority that like Caleb and Joshua, trusts in God. So we are tested just as the Jews were tested.”He went on, “not far after our time, and perhaps in the time of some, then will come the battles and the testing. Our Lord said,Satan would sift you as wheat. And we are being sifted as wheat. So we can all thank God that we live in these days. Really, it’s beautiful. Now we can say, ‘aye’ or ‘nay,’ and we can bear up under assault, criticism and ridicule, because this is the lot of the Christian in the days of the spirit of the world.”Surprising, Unexpected Advice The saintly bishop made clear the situation was really not “gloomy.”Why? Because “it is a picture of the Church in the midst of increasing opposition from the world. And, therefore, live your lives in the full consciousness of this hour of testing, and rally close to the heart of Christ.” Be the “minority.”He really had ears perked up with his next revelation and recommendation.“And if there is anything that has to be restored in our day, I would say it would be violence. Violence! The kingdom of heaven is won by violence. And only the violent shall conquer it.”Shouldn’t it be about peace? Let’s hear the great Bishop Sheen explain. And Biblically too. He observed how when the Church drops things, the world picks them up but twists them in the wrong way. For example, mysticism drops, and the young turn to pharmaceuticals and drugs.“And we drop violence, discipline, commitment to the Cross, and the world picks it up…That’s why there’s no stopping the violence of this country. We just have to…hire more police guards, build more hospitals for the addicts. Why? Because there’s no moral reason on the inside why they should stop.”Isn’t he right on today’s beam? What’s the usual first response? More government spending and more laws will fix the problem. Uh huh.Sheen explained, “Our Blessed Lord said I have come to bring the sword.Not peace! We are always talking about peace, peace, peace! Yes, because that war (World War II, Korean War, etc.) happened —but we aren’t making war in ourselves —and there’s not going to be any peace in the world until we make war. Our Lord said,I came not to bring peace, but the sword! He never used the word ‘peace’ until after Easter.” “The Lord brought a sword. It’s not the sword that’s thrust outward against the enemy. It’s a sword that’s thrust against ourselves, cutting out the seven pallbearers of the soul: pride and covetousness and lust and anger,envy, gluttony and sloth. And we’ve given up the sword —someone else has taken it up, and we have to restore it! Then we’ll get peace! And peace is never corporate —it’s never social —until it is first individual.Social peace, world peace, is the extension of individual peace in our hearts. When we are right with God, then we will be right with our fellow man. When are not right with God, then we will be wrong with everyone else.”

He told everyone to take seriously spending an hour before theLord in the Blessed Sacrament every day “not only for our own souls, but for the world, and to strengthen our minority.” It’s “violence” to ourselves, easily enough understood.Archbishop Sheen emphasized, “The Lord is keeping reserves. He is training us. We’ll make the entry. We’ll prepare for a new Church. And he is with us —we just simply can’t add rules —only we’ve already won as a matter of fact, only the news has not yet leaked out —and so it’s violence that has to be restored.” [ncregister.com]

LET US PRAY FOR A GOOD AND HOLY BISHOP – Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis and has named our Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of Springfield, Massachusetts, as his successor. Archbishop Rozanski will be installed during an Aug. 25 Mass in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Let us pray ardently to the Holy Spirit for a good and holy Bishop Springfield! 

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., JULY 5: 8:00 + Holy Souls in Purgatory – int. Melissa Wright

SUN, JULY 5: 10:30 – Health & Blessings Dorothy Kosewicz – int. Beverly

MONDAY, JULY 6: 8:00 – Special Intention for Michael William Ahearn and 

Robert James Ahearn – int. Fritz Family

TUESDAY, JULY 7: 5:30

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8: 5:30 Health & Blessings Robert Sojka – int. Beverly

THURSDAY, JULY 9: 5:30 + Peg & Bud Shaughnessy – int. The Shaughnessys

FRIDAY, JULY 10: 5:30 + Bernie Kobera – int. Mary Kobera

SATURDAY, JULY 11: 8:00 + Souls in Purgatory – int. Betty Fritz

SATURDAY, JUNE 12: 4:00 + Patricia Collins – int. Brendan Collins 

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 

NEW CONFESSION SCHEDULE: SATURDAY–

MONDAY: after 8:00 a.m. Mass 

TUESDAY-FRIDAY: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

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 the Rectory. 

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 

THE TERESIANS –Have you considered 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. We pray for those who are dying and in need of prayer or a visit. We also pray for those who have died and we share the funeral details so we can reach out to the bereaved with condolence cards and prayers. 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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Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,

And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them. 

Theresa Y. Kennedy 7/5/1999

Joseph C. Sobieski, Sr. 7/5/2002

Josephine Mucha 7/5/2002

Stanislaus Banash 7/6/1942

Wanda Ptak 7/6/1967

John Kopinto 7/6/1980

Michelle C. Markowski 7/6/2015

Eleonore O’Hara 7/7/1935

Bernice Federowski 7/7/1973 

Wallace J. Janek 7/7/1974

Matthew M. Mucha 7/7/1981

Henry Kurtyka 7/8/1937

Antonina Wanowski 7/8/1946

Philip Przybala 7/8/1948

Stefan Kalienowski 7/8/1953

Anna A. Mucha 7/8/1979

Emilia Drązek 7/9/1975

Ignacy Chmielewski 7/10/1961 

Wladislaw Podesinski 7/10/1964

Krysiak Walenty 7/10/1971

William Wikowski 7/10/1982

Edward G. Zewins 7/10/1989

Cecelia M. Aksamit 7/10/1998

Patricia E. Milano 7/10/2005

Joseph Zywna 7/11/1963

Irene Bak 7/11/2010 

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD, and in memory of Carol Mileski a donation has been made to our Parish Renovation Fund by Tatjana Mileski. Bóg zapłać! 

HELP AND SACRAMENTS AVAILABLE FOR SICK AND HOMEBOUND – If you know of anyone who is sick or homebound in need of the Sacraments or who needs assistance with errands, please notify the rectory at 413-863-4748. 

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. 

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

Bishop Rozanski     Fr. Bermudez        Fr. O’Connor     Clergy who are sick 

         Thursday                          Friday                               Saturday

            Fr. Goni                      Deacon Patten                      Fr. Lunney

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

Bulletin: June 28, 2020

JMJ

 + PARISH SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK JUNE 28, 2020+

 SUNDAY, JUNE 28: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:00 am – In honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary – int. Bridget Patria

10:30 am + Eugene & Lucille Wilt – int. Ron & Monica Scherman 

MONDAY, JUNE 29 [Sts Peter and Paul, Apostles]: 

8:00 am + Bruce Patrick Bassett 

TUESDAY, JUNE 30 [Novenas to St. Camillus & St. Peregrin] [1st Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church]: 

5:30 pm + Catherine and William Fleming – int. daughter, Mary Kate Driscoll WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 [Novena to St. Jude] [St. Junipero Serra, Priest]

5:30 pm – In honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary – int. Bridget Patria

THURSDAY, JULY 2

5:30 pm + Patricia and Thomas Driscoll – int. Sean Driscoll

FRIDAY, JULY 3: [FIRST FRIDAY] [St. Thomas, Apostle] 

5:30 pm + Bishop John A. Marshall – int. Parish

SATURDAY, JULY 4: [FIRST SATURDAY]: 

8:00 am + Marian Wilt Gallione 

4:00 pm + Josephine Steiner – int. Cyndee and Denny

6:00 pm – Spanish Mass – int. for our Parish and Parishioners 

SUNDAY, JULY 5 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:00 am + Larry Krejmas,Sr. – int. Cyndee & Denny

 10:30 am – In honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary – int. Bridget Patria 

+ KRÓLOWO POLSKI MÓDL SIĘ ZA NAMI + 

 

Icon of Saint Junipero Serra Art Print by Lawrence Klimecki

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1st is the Feast of St. Junipero Serra, the Spanish Monk who established nine of the California missions and baptized over 6,000 native peoples. He is recognized as the builder of the state of California and Pope John Paul II called him “the exemplar model of the selfless evangelizer.” He will be remembered in the 5:30 p.m. Mass. 

 

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FRIDAY, JULY 3rd is the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle whose incredulity gave way to faith when he saw the Risen Lord. He will be remembered at the 5:30 p.m. Mass. 

 

The Most Sacred Heart Of Jesus Poster by Svitozar Nenyuk

FRIDAY, JULY 3rd IS THE FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH In honor of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, after the 5:30 p.m. Mass, we will have 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 ending with Benediction before the Mass at 8:00 a.m. Confessions will be heard from 4:00 – 5:00 pm 

 

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SATURDAY, JULY 4th 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 and the Pro-Life Novena will be prayed prior to the Mass, followed by the Litany of Loreto. Confessions will be available after the 8:00 a.m. Mass. 

 

Food Drive Happening Now! | United Auto Workers Local 2322

 

PLEASE DON’T FORGET OUR GROCERIES for the poor! Many people who are having a hard time come to the Rectory for help. Please help us to help them. It is a sad and heartbreaking thing to turn someone away when we run out of groceries! Any non-perishable items that you can spare will be greatly appreciated – canned hams, tuna fish, peanut butter, baked beans, dry milk, canned soups and stews, jam, crackers, juices, etc. Please leave them in the front vestibule of the church. 

HELP AND SACRAMENTS AVAILABLE FOR SICK AND HOMEBOUND – If you know of anyone who is sick or homebound who needs assistance with errands, please notify the rectory at 413-863-4748. 

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. 

NEW CONFESSION SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY–MONDAY: after 8:00 a.m. Mass 

TUESDAY-FRIDAY: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

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 the Rectory. 

LET US PRAY FOR A GOOD AND HOLY BISHOP – Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis and has named our Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of Springfield, Massachusetts, as his successor. Archbishop Rozanski will be installed during an Aug. 25 Mass in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Let us pray ardently to the Holy Spirit for a good and holy Bishop for our Diocese of Springfield! 

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., JUNE 28: 8:00 + Holy Souls in Purgatory – int. Cindy and Chris Opalenik

SUN, JUNE 28: 10:30 – In thanksgiving for prayers answered – int. Dana

MONDAY, JUNE 29: 8:00 — Grace and Blessing for Christopher – int. Mom and Dad TUESDAY, JUNE 30: 5:30 + Michelle Cummins – int. Jane Shaughnessy

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1: 5:30 + Bernie Kobera – int. Family

THURSDAY, JULY 2: 5:30 + Holy Souls in Purgatory

FRIDAY, JULY 3: 5:30 + Bill Redgate – int. The Shaughnessys

SATURDAY, JULY 4: 8:00 + Souls in Purgatory – int. Betty Fritz

SATURDAY, JULY 4: 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 

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 

THE TERESIANS –Have you considered 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. We pray for those who are dying and in need of prayer or a visit. We also pray for those who have died and we share the funeral details so we can reach out to the bereaved with condolence cards and prayers. 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. 

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD, and in memory of Helen Yarmac, a donation has been made to our Parish Renovation Fund by Nancy Jouse, Dorothy & Joseph Kosewicz and Christine & Michael Therrien Bóg zapłać! 

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Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord, 

And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them. 

Frances Kurtyka 6/28/1950

Wincenty Kozaczka 6/28/1970

Harold G. Long 6/28/1996

Sophie G. Bush 6/28/2003

Mary Klepacki 6/29/1960

John Dobosz 6/29/1982

Mary Sadowski 6/30/1961

Aniela Walusiak 7/1/1959

Michael Golowka 7/1/1964 

Chester P. Sak 7/1/2011

Helen Zywna 7/2/1927

Edward J. Yarmac 7/2/2006

Kenneth J. Burke 7/2/2014

Stanislaus Nodolny 7/3/1923

Martin Bocon 7/3/1942

Michael Kondrak 7/3/1942 

Stanislaus Swizbek 7/3/1942

Ladislaw Bowlik 7/3/1943

Aniela Najda 7/3/1960

James E.Denofrio 7/3/2011

Adam Kosewicz 7/4/1966

Anna R. Hmieleski 7/4/1988

Frank J. Dudek 7/4/2006 

PLEASE NOTE that every day of the month is set aside to pray for a specific priest or deacon of the Franklin County Deanery. Please join in dedicating every day to one of the clergymen designated in our calendar. The intentions for this week are: 

  Sunday                    Monday                       Tuesday                     Wednesday

Fr. Reardon           Fr. O’Mannion           Deacon DeCarlo          Deacon Rabbitt 

          Thursday                   Friday                       Saturday 

          Fr. Campoli                Fr. Coly                   Fr. DiMascola

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

Bulletin: June 21, 2020

✞ 

JMJ 

+PARISH SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK JUNE 21, 2020+

SUNDAY, JUNE 21: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time [Father’s Day]

8:00 am – Father’s Day Novena II

10:30 am — Father’s Day Novena III

MONDAY, JUNE 22 [St. Paulinus of Nola/Ss John Fisher and Thomas More]: 

8:00 am – Father’s Day Novena IV

TUESDAY, JUNE 23 [Novenas to St. Camillus & St. Peregrin][St. Romuald]: 

5:30 pm – Father’s Day Novena V

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24 [Novena to St. Jude] [Nativity of St. John the Baptist]

5:30 pm – Father’s Day Novena VI

THURSDAY, JUNE 25

5:30 pm – Father’s Day Novena VII

FRIDAY, JUNE 26: 

5:30 pm – Father’s Day Novena VIII

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 [Saint Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop] 

8:00 am – Father’s Day Novena IX

4:00 pm – Joseph Steiner – int. Cyndee and Denny

6:00 pm – Spanish Mass – int. for our Parish and Parishioners

SUNDAY, JUNE 28 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:00 am – In Honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary – int. Bridget Patria

10:30 am + Eugene & Lucille Wilt – int. Ron & Monica Scherman 

+ KRÓLOWO POLSKI MÓDL SIĘ ZA NAMI + 

Thought for the Day – 22 June – The Memorial of St Paulinus of ...

One Minute Reflection – 22 June – The Memorial of St John Fisher ...

 

MONDAY, JUNE 22nd is the Feast of three saints: St. Paulinus, and St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More. St. Paulinus was a Bishop and dedicated pastor who was particularly noted for his compassion and charity. St. John Fisher was the Bishop of Rochester, a dedicated pastor of souls and defender of the primacy of Rome. He was beheaded by Henry VIII because of his refusal to destroy the Church in England. St. Thomas More was a married layman, Chancellor of England, lawyer and author. He was also beheaded because he opposed Henry VIII who was destroying the Church in England. St. Thomas More is the patron saint of lawyers. The three saints will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m. 

THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA will be offered at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Wednesday, June 24th. All are welcome to come and pray for the intercession of this saint who is the patron of hopeless and impossible cases. 

Readings & Reflections: Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John ...

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24th is the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist who recognized Jesus, the Messiah even while still in the womb of His mother. This feast of the birthday of St. John will be celebrated at the 8:00 a.m. Mass. (This feast is a national holiday in Quebec!) 

THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA will continue on Saturday, June 28th 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 to the Immaculate Heart for our lack of love which makes abortion acceptable in our nation. 

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THERE’S STILL TIME TO ENROLL IN THE FATHER’S DAY NOVENA! Enrollment Envelopes for our annual Novena of Masses for Living and Departed fathers are still available in the front vestibule of the Church or in the Rectory Front Porch. Please return enrollment envelopes by placing them in the basket at the offertory collection or dropping them off at the Rectory (Rectory hours are: Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm). You may also drop them in the basket located in the side porch entry of the Rectory after business hours. 

OUR MASSES ARE STILL LIVE-STREAMING

Monday from Our Lady of Czestochowa Church at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday – Friday from the Rectory Chapel at 9:30 a.m. Sunday from Our Lady of Czestochowa Church at 8:00 a.m. 

To view: Chroniclesofczestochowa.wordpress.com 

Or at: https://www.facebook.com/fathersean 

Food Drive for M.E.N.D. – Wyoming Presbyterian Church

PLEASE DON’T FORGET OUR GROCERIES for the poor! Many people who are having a hard time come to the Rectory for help. Please help us to help them. It is a sad and heartbreaking thing to turn someone away when we run out of groceries! Any non- perishable items that you can spare will be greatly appreciated – canned hams, tuna fish, peanut butter, baked beans, dry milk, canned soups and stews, jam, crackers, juices, etc. Please leave them in the front vestibule of the church. 

HELP AVAILABLE FOR SICK AND HOMEBOUND – If you know of anyone who is sick or homebound who needs assistance with errands, please notify the rectory at 413- 863-4748. 

HAVE YOU ACCESSED FORMED.ORG THE CATHOLIC WEBSITE YET? Pulling together the best in Catholic faith formation, 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. Every member of our Parish is eligible to set up a free account at http://www.formed.org. Its fast and easy!! No passwords to remember!! Call the Rectory for instructions if you need help the procedure or follow the directions below: 

1) Type: http://www.Formed.org into your browser

2) Click: Sign up

3) Click: “I belong to a Parish or Organization”

4) “Create a New Account”: Type “Our Lady of Czestochowa” into the box and then click 

on parish name

5) When it asks for your name: type in your name 6) Type in your email address 

Your account should be activated at this point. To access again, go to upper right corner and click on “sign-in” to access website. If you have any problems, please call the Rectory at (413) 863-4748. 

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. 

How division is a primary tactic of the devil 

Philip Kosloski | Jun 04, 2020 

Even the word “devil” can be translated as “to divide.” 

The devil loves chaos. Ever since his fall from Heaven Satan seeks to divide the world. His first action was to divide the angels, which was followed-up by tempting Adam and Eve in the garden, driving a wedge between the first humans and God. Division is the devil’s playground and it shouldn’t be surprising. The word “devil,” comes from the Greek word diabolos, which can be translated as, “to divide,” “to separate,” or more literally, “to throw against.” 

Pope Francis has spoken much about this tactic of the devil, speaking directly about it in an address to participants in a seminar for bishops in mission territories. 

Divisions are a handy weapon that the devil uses to destroy the Church from within. He has two weapons, but the main one is division … Please, fight against division, because it is one of the weapons that the devil uses to destroy the local Church and the universal Church. In particular the differences, owing to the various ethnic groups present in the same territory, must not penetrate the Christian communities to the point of prevailing over their good. There are challenges that are difficult to resolve, but with the grace of God, prayer and penance, it can be done. The Church is called to rise above tribal-cultural connotations, and the Bishop, a visible principle of unity, has the task of unceasingly building up the particular Church in the communion of all her members. Whenever we see division occur in the world, especially division that pits one group in society against another, we can affirm that the devil is in some way behind it. He wants us to destroy ourselves and hatred against other people is one of the fastest ways we become the authors of our own demise. 

Jesus, on the other hand, desires unity

I pray not only for them, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me. And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one. (John 17:20-22) 

The Holy Trinity is the prime example of unity and communion, something we will ultimately participate in if we reach Heaven someday. Heaven will essentially be “communion,” where we are unified not only with God, but with each other. 

Above all, we need to strive for unity in truth, coming together to fight against injustices with charity. If we can stay united together under the leadership of Jesus Christ, we are able to thwart the plans of the devil. 

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FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE TAN BOOKS IS GIVING BACK TO PARISHES!! 

NEW CONFESSION SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY–MONDAY: after 8:00 a.m. Mass 

TUESDAY-FRIDAY: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

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 the Chapel of the Beloved Disciple in the Rectory. Please enter through the front door of the Rectory and wait on the porch for your turn. Thank you! 

LET US PRAY FOR A GOOD AND HOLY BISHOP – Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis and has named our Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of Springfield, Massachusetts, as his successor. Archbishop Rozanski will be installed during an Aug. 25 Mass in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Let us pray ardently to the Holy Spirit for a good and holy Bishop for our Diocese of Springfield! 

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., JUNE 21: 8:00 + Living & Deceased Members of the Fritz & Klepacki Family – int. Betty Fritz

SUN, JUNE 21: 10:30 – Health & Blessings for Henry Shaughnessy – int. Jane and Maeve

MONDAY, JUNE 22: 8:00 + Holy Souls in Purgatory – int. Betty Fritz

TUESDAY, JUNE 23: 5:30

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24: 5:30 – Special Intention for Michael W. Ahearn–int. Betty Fritz

THURSDAY, JUNE 25: 5:30

FRIDAY, JUNE 26: 5:30

SATURDAY, JUNE 27: 8:00 + Holy Souls in Purgatory – int. Betty Fritz

SATURDAY, JUNE 27: 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 

 

10 Signs of Lukewarmness 10 Signs of Holiness

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According to St. Teresa of Calcutta 

  1. Neglect of prayer 1. Desire for Holiness
  2.  Lack of sacrifice and mortification 2. Docility to the Holy Spirit
  3.  Egocentricity 3. Live the present moment
  4. Envy 4. Develop a sacramental mind
  5.  Being critical 5. Make an inner journey
  6.  Living at a superficial level 6. Empty oneself
  7.   Self-justification 7. Desire to do God’s will
  8.  Lack of righteousness 8. Have confidence in God
  9. Seeing only with human eyes 9. Create an oasis of silence
  10. The end justifies the means 10. Allow God to love you 

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 

THE TERESIANS –Have you considered 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. We pray for those who are dying and in need of prayer or a visit. We also pray for those who have died and we share the funeral details so we can reach out to the bereaved with condolence cards and prayers. 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. 

FOR THE GLORY OF GOD, and in memory of Helen Yarmac, a donation has been made to our Parish Renovation Fund by Maureen A. Tudryn. Bóg zapłać! 

______________________________________________________________________ 

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,

And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them. 

Stanislaus Nicewicz 6/21/1943

Mary Laskowski 6/21/1947

Michael L. Mucha 6/21/1990

Antonia A. Baron 6/21/1997

Nellie A. Moran 6/21/2010

Joseph Kozik 6/22/1931

Mary Bialek 6/22/1968 

Joseph Ernest Fugere 6/22/1998

Laura K. Hause 6/22/2005

Regina Gessing 6/23/1926

Paul Klepacki 6/23/1936

Victoria Darasz 6/23/1977

Mary Malinowski 6/23/1999

Veronica Smith 6/24/2001 

Caroline Zak 6/25/1959

Telesfor Milowski 6/25/1982

Helen Yarmac 6/25/2001

Robert W. Bocon 6/25/2015

Peter Koscinski 6/26/1983

Anna Puchla 6/27/1931 

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

For new Seminarians    Deacon Rabbitt    Deacon Leary    Fr. Roach     

                     Thursday               Friday                          Saturday

                      Fr. Coly               Deacon Bete                  Pope Francis 

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

Bulletin: June 14, 2020

JMJ
+PARISH SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK JUNE 14,2020+
SUNDAY,JUNE 14: [Corpus Christi –The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ]
8:00 am–Mass in Honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary –int. Bridget Patria
10:30 am+ Living & Deceased Members of Quayle Family int. Ron & Monica Scherman
MONDAY,JUNE 15:
8:00 am–Mass in Honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary –int. Bridget Patria
TUESDAY,JUNE16[Novenas to St. Camillus & St. Peregrin]
5:30 pm+ Edward Wasilewski –int. Irene Klepadlo
WEDNESDAY,JUNE 17 [Novena to St. Jude]
5:30 pm – Kathleen Mary int. brother, Mark
THURSDAY,JUNE 18:
5:30pm –Grace & Blessings for the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa int. Monica & Ron Scherman
FRIDAY,JUNE19 [The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus]
5:30pm – Andre LaPalme –int. Brenda
SATURDAY, JUNE 20 [The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
8:00 am–Fr. Bruno & All Living and Deceased Members of the St. Joseph Chapter-Discalced Carmelites Secular
4:00 pm –Father’s Day Novena I
6:00 pm –SpanishMass –int. for our Parish and Parishioners
SUNDAY,JUNE 21:[Father’s Day]
8:00 am–Father’s Day Novena II
10:30 am–Father’s Day Novena III
+ KRÓLOWO POLSKI MÓDL SIĘZA NAMI+
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TODAY, WE THE CELEBRATE THE GREAT FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI, the Body of Christ and the deeply held belief that the Bread and Wine is transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ and given to us to consume so that Jesus can dwell in us and we in Him-and that we, as His members, can become the Body of Christ.

THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE Novena will be offered at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Wednesday, June 17th. All are welcome to come and pray for the intercession of this saint who is the patron of hopeless and impossible case.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 19th is Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. From His wounded side flowed blood and water, literally the fountain of salvation. The depths of the love of Christ symbolized by His Most Sacred Heart gives us confidence in His Mercy. The Litany of the Sacred Heart will be prayed at the end of the 5:30 p.m. Mass.

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THE PRO-LIFE Novena will continue on Saturday, June 20th before the 8:00 a.m. Mass which is The Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is so grievously wounded by the sin of abortion. All are welcome to pray in supplication for an end to the violence of abortion and in reparation to the Immaculate Heart for our lack of love which makes abortion acceptable in our nation.

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THERE’S STILL TIME TO ENROLL FOR THE FATHER’S DAY NOVENA! Enrollment Envelopes for our annual Novena of Masses for Living and Departed fathers are still available in the front vestibule of the Church or in the Rectory Front Porch. Please return enrollment envelopes by placing them in the basket at the offertory collection or dropping them off at the Rectory (Rectory hours are: Monday through Friday 9:00 am –2:00 pm). You may also drop them in the basket located in the side porch entry of the Rectory after business hours.

OUR MASSES ARE STILL LIVE-STREAMING:Monday from Our Lady of Czestochowa at 8:00 a.m.Tuesday –Friday from the Rectory Chapel at 9:30 a.m.Saturday from Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in Spanish at 6:00 p.m. Sunday from Our Lady of Czestochowa at 8:00 a.m.To view:

Chroniclesofczestochowa.wordpress.com Or at: https://www.facebook.com/fathersean

SACRAMENTS AND HELP AVAILABLE FOR SICK AND HOMEBOUND -If you know of anyone who is sick or homebound who would like to receive the Sacraments or needs assistance with errands, please notify the rectory at 413-863-4748.

HAVE YOU ACCESSED FORMED.ORG THE CATHOLIC WEBSITE YET? Pulling together the best in Catholic faith formation, 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. Every member of our Parish is eligible to set up a free account at http://www.formed.org. Its fast and easy!! No passwords to remember!! Call the Rectory for instructions if you need help the procedure or follow the directions below:

1)Type: http://www.Formed.org into your browser

2)Click: Sign up

3)Click: “I belong to a Parish or Organization”

4)“Create a New Account”: Type “Our Lady of Czestochowa” into the box and then click on parish name

5)When it asks for your name: type in your name

6)Type in your email address. Your account should be activated at this point. To access again, go to upper right corner and click on “sign-in” to access website. If you have any problems, please call the Rectory at (413) 863-4748.

JUNE – THE MONTH OF THE SACRED HEART

As May was the month of Mary, our Blessed Mother, and June is the Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus,does it not follow that as May leads into June, Mary leads us to the love of her Son, symbolized by His Heart?

History of the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
 

Adoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus « Catholic Insight

Devotion to the Sacred Heart is a form of devotion to the person Jesus, and especially to His Love.
The Catholic Encyclopedia details a history of this devotion. It observed that from the time of Saint John and Saint Paul there has always been in the Church something like devotion to the love of God, Who so loved the world as to give it His only-begotten Son, and to the love of Jesus, Who has so loved us as to deliver Himself up for us. But, accurately speaking, this is not the devotion to the Sacred Heart, as it pays no homage to the Heart of Jesus as the symbol of His love for us. From the earliest centuries, Christ’s open side and the mystery of blood and water were meditated upon, and the Church was beheld issuing from the side of Jesus, as Eve came forth from the side of Adam. But there is nothing to indicate that, during the first ten centuries, any worship was rendered the wounded Heart.
It is in the eleventh and twelfth centuries that we find the first unmistakable indications of devotion to the Sacred Heart. Through the wound in the side the wounded Heart was gradually reached, and the wound in the Heart symbolized the wound of Divine Love. In the Benedictine and Cistercian monasteries devotion arose, although it is impossible to say what where the first texts. Saint Gertrude (d. 1302) had a vision on the feast of John the Evangelist. She was resting her head near the wound in the Savior’s side and hearing the beating of the Divine Heart. She asked Saint John if on the night of the Last Supper, he had felt these delightful pulsations, why he had never spoken of the fact. Saint John replied that this revelation had been reserved for subsequent ages when the world, having grown cold, would have need of it to rekindle its love.
From the thirteenth to the sixteenth century, the devotion was practiced as a private, individual devotion of the mystical order. In the sixteenth century, the devotion took an onward step and passed from the domain of mysticism into that of Christian asceticism. It was constituted an objective devotion with prayers already formulated and special exercises of which the value was extolled and practice commended.
The devotion to the Sacred Heart developed further during the seventeenth century. Ascetic writers spoke of it, especially those of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), Alvarez de Paz, Luis de la Puente, Saint-Jure and Nouet and Father Druzbicki, small work “MetaCordium,Cor Jesu“.
The devotion was greatly increased by the visions Sister Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690), a French Visitandine nun at the convent of Paray-le-Monial. She had a vision of Christ’s Heart on the feast of Saint John that was similar to that of Saint Gertrude. Jesus permitted her to rest her head upon His Heart, and then disclosed to her the wonders of His love, telling her that He desired to make this known to mankind and to diffuse the treasures of His goodness, and that He had chosen her for this work, (probably 1673, Dec. 27). In June or July of 1674,Sister Margaret Mary said, Jesus asked to be honored under the figure of His Heart of Flesh and asked for a devotion of expiatory love —frequent Communion, Communion on the first Friday of each month and the observance of Holy Hours.
In another vision, on the feast of Corpus Christi 1675, Sister Margaret Mary reported that Jesus told her, “Behold the Heart that has so loved men…instead of gratitude I receive from the greater part (of mankind) only ingratitude…” Jesus then asked for a feast of reparation on the Friday after the octave of Corpus Christi bidding her to consult Father de la Colombiére, then superior of the small Jesuit house at Paray. He recognized the action of the Spirit of God and consecrated himself to the Sacred Heart and directed Sister Margaret Mary to write down her account and to circulate it throughout France and England. Sister Margaret Mary Alacoque was canonized in the 20th century.

(Principal source –Catholic Encyclopedia 1913 edition, reproduced wf-f.org)

 

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Twelve Promises of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary

In the apparitions to St.Margaret Mary Alacoque, Jesus gives these twelve promises for those who are devoted to His Sacred Heart.

1.I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life.

2. I will establish peace in their families.

3. I will console them in all their troubles.

4. They shall find in My Heart an assured refuge during life and especially at the hour of their death.

5. I will pour abundant blessings on all their undertakings.

6. Sinners shall find in My Heart the source of an infinite ocean of mercy.

7. Tepid souls shall become fervent.

8. Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great perfection.

9. I will bless the homes where an image of My Heart shall be exposed and honoured.

10. I will give to priests the power of touching the most hardened hearts.

11. Those who propagate this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be effaced.

12. The all-powerful love of My Heart will grant to all those who shall receive Communion on the First Friday of nine consecutive months the grace of final repentance; they shall not die under my displeasure, nor without receiving their Sacraments; My heart shall be their assured refuge at that last hour.

MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS, HAVE MERCY ON US!

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.

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, JUNE 14:8:00+Christopher Gatautis –int. Dana Desreuisseau

SUN, JUNE 14:10:30

MONDAY, JUNE 15: 8:00+ Holy Souls in Purgatory –int. Cindy & Chris Opalenik

TUESDAY, JUNE 16: 5:30+ Chris Galvis –int. Family

WEDNESDAY,JUNE 17: 5:30 –Grace & Blessing Chris Opalenik –int wife,. Cindy

THURSDAY, JUNE 18:5:30–Grace and Blessings for Courtney, Andrew and Blanan Peter –int. Cindy & Chris Opalenik

FRIDAY, JUNE 19: 5:30+Grace & Blessings Chelsea Opalenik int. Cindy & Chris

SATURDAY,JUNE 20:8:00

SATURDAY, JUNE 20:4:00+ Mildred Waseleski –int. Laurie, Tim & T.J.

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

 The Teresians – Have you considered 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. We pray for those who are dying and in need of
prayer or a visit. We also pray for those who have died and we share the funeral details so we can reach out to the bereaved with condolence cards and prayers.  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.

 

LET US PRAY!! CHANGES IN OUR DIOCESE–Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis and has named our Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of Springfield, Massachusetts, as his successor. Archbishop Rozanski will be installed during an Aug. 25 Mass in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Let us pray ardently to the Holy Spirit for a good and holy Bishop for our Diocese of Springfield!

GOODBYE TO FR. MICHAEL KOKOSZKA – Father has resided at our parish for the last several months and with the blessing of Bishop will be exploring a vocation with the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP). He will be serving St. Vitus Parish in San Fernando, California. His mailing address will be 607 4thStreet; San Fernando, CA 91340. “We wish you the best in this new endeavor, Father and will remember to keep you and this new parish in our prayers!”

NEW CONFESSION SCHEDULE:

SATURDAY–MONDAY: after 8:00 a.m.Mass

TUESDAY-FRIDAY: 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

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 the Chapel of the Beloved Disciple in the Rectory. Please enter through the front door of the Rectory and wait on the porch for your turn.

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,

And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.

Adolph Siwicki 6/14/1947

Peter Laskowski 6/15/1935

Katarzyna Putala 6/15/1964

Anthonia Modola 6/16/1943

Dolphus LaMountain 6/16/1962

Joseph Kolodziej 6/16/1997

Camille N. Zebrowski 6/16/2002

Dorothy E. Niedzwiedz 6/16/2017

Richard Koscinski 6/17/1980

Katherine A. Tomaus 6/17/2006

Jennie Simondiski 6/17/2012

Mary M. Gaida 6//17/2014

Anna Sojka 6/18/1944

Leonard Doton 6/19/1971

Irene Skowron 6/19/1977

Stanley A. Pliska 6/19/1981

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

  Sunday                                           Monday                                  Tuesday

Vocations and Archbishop Rozanski        Deacon Candidates                  Deacon Patten

        Wednesday                   Thursday                     Friday                                Saturday

Clergy who are sick          Fr. Lisowski                  Fr. Roux                       Clergy in Purgatory 

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

Bulletin: June 7, 2020

JMJ
+PARISH SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK JUNE 7, 2020+
SUNDAY, JUNE 7[THE MOST HOLY TRINITY]
8:00 am+ Alison & Paul Edwards –int. Ron and Monica Scherman
10:30 am+ Helen Stankowski –int. Henry Stankowski
MONDAY, JUNE 8
8:00 am+ Edward Wasilewski –int. Wanda Kosloski
TUESDAY, JUNE 9 [Novenas to St. Camillus & St. Peregrin][St. Ephraem]
5:30 pm–In Honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary –int. Bridget Patria
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10 [Novena to St. Jude][St. Bogumilus, Religious]
5:30 pm + Holy Souls in Purgatory –int. Melissa Wright
THURSDAY, JUNE 11[St. Barnabas]
5:30pm + Mary Elizabeth Garmalo –int son, Mark
FRIDAY, JUNE 12[Polish Martyrs of WWII]
5:30pm+Francis Garmalo –int. son, Mark
SATURDAY, JUNE 13[St. Anthony of Padua]
8:00 am–Health &Blessings Sister Maria Faustina Scherman–int.Monica & RonScherman
4:00 pm + Raymond & Louise Kervian –int. granddaughter, Tina Phillips
6:00 pm –Spanish Mass –int. for our Parish and Parishioners
SUNDAY, JUNE 14:[CORPUS CHRISTI –THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST]
8:00 am–In honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary –int Bridget Patria
10:30 am+ Living&Deceased Members of Quayle Familyint. Ron&MonicaScherman
+ KRÓLOWO POLSKI MÓDL SIĘZA NAMI
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TUESDAY, JUNE 9TH is the Feast of St. Ephraem, a monk, deacon, theologian and poet. He authored many Biblical commentaries and hymns. He was particularly devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary.He shall be remembered at the 5:30 p.m. Mass.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10th is the feast of St. Bogumiłus who was the son of Polish nobility. He was born near Dobrow and received an excellent education. St. Bogumilus became a Cistercian monk and in 1167 he became the Archbishop of Gniezno. After a period of service he became a hermit and spent the remainder of his life in a Camaldolese hermitage in Uniow. His name Bogumilus means “Friend of God” or “Beloved of God.
THE WEEKLY ST. JUDE NOVENA will be offered at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Wednesday, June 10th. All are welcome to come and pray for the intercession of this saint who is the patron of hopeless and impossible cases.
THURSDAY, JUNE 11 this the Feast of St. Barnabas who was a companion of Paul. He preached the gospel in Antioch and attended the Council of Jerusalem. He was martyred on the island of Cyprus and is today its patron. He will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.
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FRIDAY, JUNE 12 the Church officially celebrates the Feast of the 108 Polish martyrs who were killed by the Nazis during World War II. Among these martyrs are numerous priests, religious men and women, seminarians, and lay persons. The martyrs were beatified by Pope John Paul II in June, 1999. Those beatified remained faithful to their Faith despite the inhumane treatment inflicted upon them by the Nazis. The martyrs serve as an example to Church of how God’s grace allows us to unify our sufferings to the cross despite the most horrendous of conditions. The martyrs endured cruel beatings, torture, humiliation, starvation, sickness, and hard labor. Despite their many sufferings the martyrs remained an example of Christian virtue, even within the walls of the Nazi concentration camps.
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SATURDAY, JUNE 13th is the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua. Born in Lisbon, St. Anthony was a devoted student of Scripture. He was a gifted orator and preacher. He is given the title “Evangelical Doctor.” He will be remembered in the 5:30 p.m. Mass.
THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA will continue on Saturday, June 13th 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.
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Holy Trinity Sunday — Diocese of New Ulm  In the Holy Bible, we find indications of the Most Blessed Trinity at every turn. Dave Armstrong Briefly put, the Holy Trinity is the belief that the one God subsists in Three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, Jesus (Who took on flesh in the incarnation and became Man), and God the Holy Spirit. They are all God, with the same divine attributes, yet are in relationship with each other as Subject and Object.It is ultimately a deep mystery, because we can’t fully comprehend how three can be one. It seems to go against logic. Yet the Bible plainly teaches it, with many and varied proofs, and so we must accept the revealed doctrine in faith, bowing to the fact that God’s thoughts are much higher than ours (Is 55:9). The Trinity is a classic case where there are few “direct” proofs, but many, many deductive or indirect proofs, which can hardly be dismissed by any person who accepts the inspiration of Holy Scripture: God’s revelation. No single passage states, “The one God exists in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” Yet, for example, we see a verse that strongly suggests the same, with just a little deduction:Matthew 28:19(RSV) Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.If the Bible teaches that God (and only God) has certain characteristics, and proceeds to apply them to three Persons: called the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, then they are all one God (since the Bible teaches there is but one: Dt 6:4; 32:39; Is 43:10; 44:8; 1 Cor 8:4-6).

In my research, I have found 40 passages that mention all three Divine Persons. Here are eight of them (just one-fifth of all):Isaiah 61:1The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, . . . (cf. 61:2; Jesus applies this to Himself in Lk 4:16-30)Luke 3:21-22. . . when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, [22] and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form, as a dove, and a voice came from heaven, “Thou art my beloved Son; with thee I am well pleased.” (cf. Mt 3:13-17)John 15:26But when the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness to me; (cf. 14:26)Acts 2:33Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this which you see and hear. (cf. 7:55)Acts 20:28Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God which he obtained with the blood of his own Son. Romans 15:30I appeal to you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf, (cf. Eph 2:18)1 Corinthians 6:11. . . justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. (cf. 1 Pet 1:2)2 Corinthians 13:14The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Is the Holy Spirit directly referred to as God? Yes; here is the best single passage along those lines:Acts 5:3-4But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back part of the proceeds of the land? [4] . . . You have not lied to men but to God.” . . . Ananias lied to the Holy Spirit; at the same time he lied to God; therefore the Holy Spirit and God are synonymous: one and the same. This sort of thing occurs over and over in the Bible: equivalent characteristics in many respects are applied to all three Divine Persons:

1.Who raised Jesus from the dead?Well, it was God the Father (Gal 1:1; 1 Thess 1:10); it was also Jesus Himself (Jn 2:19; 10:17-18); and it was the Holy Spirit (Rom 8:11).
2.Who gave the new covenant? The Father (Jer 31:33-34); Jesus (Heb8:1-13; 10:29; 12:24; 13:20); the Holy Spirit (Heb 10:15-17).
3.Who sanctifies believers?The Father (1 Thess 5:23); Jesus (Heb 13:12); the Holy Spirit (1 Pet 1:2).
4.Who is the creator?The Father (Gen 1:1; Is 44:24; Acts 17:24; Eph 3:9); Jesus (Jn 1:3; Col 1:16; Heb 1:8, 10); the Holy Spirit (Job 33:4).Job 33:4.
5.Who indwells believers?The Father (1 Cor 3:16a; 2 Cor 6:16; 1 Jn 3:24); Jesus (Jn 6:56; Rom 8:10; Eph 3:17); the Holy Spirit (Jn 14:16-17; Rom 8:9, 11; 1 Cor 3:16b).
The Bible even describes this in terms of different combinations: Father and Son (Jn 14:23); Father and Holy Spirit (Eph 2:21-22; 1 Jn 3:24); Son and Holy Spirit (Gal 4:6).
What one Person does, the others also do in complete agreement and unity, and the Persons “interpenetrate” each other. Christian theology has 50 cent words for this:circumincession (Latin) orperichoresis(Greek). Lots of things are very difficult to understand, yet firmly believed; for starters: quantum mechanics, the physics of black holes, the nuclear fusion that occurs in the center of our sun,the “bending” of space and time (Einstein’s relativity). Physical reality has turned out to be very “weird” and unpredictable. Theology is also sometimes striking, and seemingly “odd” and unfathomable. This should not surprise us at all (since God is an extraordinary Being). Cumulative arguments based on scores of individual indications become very compelling: much as a large rope, consisting of many individual strands woven together is exceedingly strong. Such is the nature of biblical indications for the Holy Trinity. We find them at every turn. No one should be led astray to think that the Holy Trinity is not “biblical.” Having seen the many reasonable proofs, we believe in faith.
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FATHER’S DAY CARDS for our annual Novena of Masses for our Living and Departed fathers are available in the front vestibule. The novena of Masses will begin on Saturday, June 20th  and continue through the week. Be sure to return enrollment envelopes before Father’s Day by placing them in the offering box in the vestibule or dropping them off at the Rectory (Rectory hours are: Monday through Friday 9:00am–2:00 pm).
OUR MASSES ARE STILL LIVE-STREAMING:
Monday – from Our Lady of Czestochowa at 8:00 a.m.
Tuesday –Friday 9:30  a.m. from the Rectory Chapel
Saturday from Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in Spanish at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday from Our Lady of Czestochowa Church at 8:00 a.m.
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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:
SATURDAY,JUNE 6:4:00+ John Meyer –int.Laurie, Tim & TJ
SUN., JUNE 7 :8:00+ Holy Souls in Purgatory –int.Maureen Filiault
SUN, JUNE 7, 10:30 MONDAY,JUNE 8: 8:00+ John Meyer –int.Robert Pietraszek
TUESDAY, JUNE 9:  5:30+ June Stevenson –int.Libby Abbondanzio
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10: 5:30 + Bernie Kobera –int.Mary Kobera
THURSDAY, JUNE 11: 5:30+ Chester Gloski –int.niece, Carol
FRIDAY, JUNE 12: 5:30+ Mildred Waseleski –int.Robert Pietraszek
SATURDAY, JUNE 12: 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!
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NEW CONFESSION SCHEDULE:
SATURDAY–MONDAY:after 8:00 a.m.Mass
TUESDAY-FRIDAY: 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
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 the St. Theresa’s Catechism Building.

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 413-863-4748and we have some volunteers willing to help.THE TERESIANS–Please consider becoming a Teresian. As we have said there is NO commitment.We will notify everyone on the ministry list (via email) when someone is sick and in need of prayer or a visit OR dying and in need of prayer or a visit OR died and the funeral details.It will be up to each individual/family to decide how they can minister. No one is expected to respond to each need. If any parishioner knows of someone in need, please email Nancy Faller (nafaller@aol.com), so we can get the word out.

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord,

And Let Your Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.

Joseph Wiacek 6/7/1961

Anna M. Kobera 6/7/1981

Stella Byk 6/7/1988

Stanley Mankowsky 6/7/1988

Stanislaus Mucha 6/7/1997

Helen M. Kopec 6/7/2014

Francis Waraksa 6/8/1932

Henry Kurtyka 6/8/1937

Anthony Bus 6/8/1952

Anthony J. Rydell 6/8/1974

Anna C. Podling 6/8/1987

Stanley J. Sobolewski 6/8/1991

Lorraine M. Clough 6/8/1999

Ceslaus Wozniak 6/9/1926

Henrietta Banash 6/9/1985

Donald D. Kovalsick 6/9/1990

Mitchell E. Brzozowy 6/10/1978

Anita B. Jacques 6/10/2017

Viola Satrowski 6/11/1967

Chester Zachlowski 6/11/1970

Stanley Mieczkowski 6/11/1983

Agnieszka Baran 6/12/1955

Joseph Siwik 6/13/1926

Aniela Krapf 6/13/1970

Robert Larabee, Sr. 6/13/1981

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

           Sunday                          Monday                                  Tuesday

Our Retired Priests          Deacon O’Connor                   Msgr. Yargeau

    Wednesday            Thursday                   Friday                        Saturday

Deacon Bucci           Fr. Bermudez            Deacon Ratté            Fr. O’Connor

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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+
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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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
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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
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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.
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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”)
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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.
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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

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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 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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) 

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                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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

 

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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. 

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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

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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 

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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. 

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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. 

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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 

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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.