+ Parish Schedule for the Week January 17, 2021+
+ JMJ +
Sunday,January 17 [Second Sunday in Ordinary Time]:
8:00 am + Holy Souls in Purgatory – int. Debbie Herk
10:30 am + Robert Newcombe – int. Jim & Cyndi Newcombe
Monday, January 18 [Blessed Regina Protmann]:
8:00 am + Adrienne Kostecki Tocco – int. Marlene Kostecki Kostka
Tuesday, January 19:
5:30 pm + Barbara Cook – int. Jim & Cyndi Newcombe
Wednesday, January 20 [St. Fabian, Pope and Martyr][St. Sebastian, Martyr]:
5:30 pm – Living and Deceased Members of the Parda Family – int. Don Parda
Thursday, January 21 [St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr]:
5:30 pm + Catherine Ann Elliott – int. Grandson
Friday, January 22 [St. Vincent, Deacon and Martyr]:
5:30 pm + Elizabeth Bower – int. Jim and Cyndi Newcombe
Saturday, January 23 [Martyrs of Podlasia: Blessed Vincent Lewoniuk and his 12 Companions]:
8:00 am + Fr. Bruno and All Living and Deceased Members of the St. Joseph Chapter of the
Discalced Carmelites Secular
11:00 am – WEDDING – Emma Jean Newcombe Rogers and Jacob Barrett Cashin
4:00 pm + 8th Anniversary, David W. Phillips – int. Tina Phillips
6:00 pm – Spanish Mass – int. Missa Pro Populo (for our Parish and Parishioners)
Sunday,January 24 [Third Sunday in Ordinary Time]:
8:00 am – Grace and Blessings Elaine Lawton – int. Debbie Herk
10:30 am + Eva White – int. Jim & Cyndi Newcombe
BANNS OF MARRIAGE: Emma Jean Newcombe Rogers and Jacob Barrett Cashin
+ Królowo Polski Módl Się za Nami +
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20th is the Feast of two early Christian Martyr/Saints: Pope St. Fabian and St. Sebastian. St. Fabian was an early Pope and was called “an incomparable man” by St. Cyprian. He died for his Faith in the year 250 A.D. St. Sebastian, patron saint of athletes, died speaking out in defense of the Faith. Both saints will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 21st is the Feast of St. Agnes, a twelve year old girl who courageously died for the love of her Savior at the beginning of the fourth century. This child martyr will be remembered in the Mass at 5:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 22ND
A Day of Prayer and Penance
for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
Friday, January 22nd is the Anniversary of the infamous Roe v Wade decision to commit genocide on future generations. Everyday over 3,000 babies are killed by abortion in the
U. S. alone. That is over 1 million American babies murdered every year and over 60 million since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. During the time it takes you to read this bulletin five babies, unique and innocent will fall victim to the abortion slaughter in this country. Think of it, among the millions, a scientist who had a cure for viruses like COVID-19 and cancer, a politician who would have solved our economic and societal problems, a saint who would have shown us the way to world peace, an artist who would have moved hundreds to ecstasy. Think of the loss to humanity. We are destroying humanity. In great societies they are not murdered, they commit suicide. This is what we doing. Friday, January 22nd, is a Day of Penance and Prayers to ask God’s mercy for the terrible sin and slaughter of abortion which has been championed by both politicians and the public in our nation. Let us pray and fast that God will turn away His justice and look with mercy on the United States of America.
THE PRO-LIFE NOVENA will continue on Saturday, January 23rd 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 apathy towards this legalized evil and lack of love which makes abortion acceptable in our nation.
HOLY HOUR OF ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – To ensure proper coverage of the Blessed Sacrament during exposition on Tuesdays through Fridays, Adoration will begin one half hour later at 4:30 pm and end with Benediction at 5:30 pm. However, the church will be opened at 3:00 pm for private prayer.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 23RD is the anniversary of the Martyrs of Podlasia, the massacre of thirteen peasant men and boys who died defending a little Greek Catholic church in what is now Poland. They gathered, with their families and neighbors, to prevent the Russian Imperial government from imposing an Orthodox priest into their parish. This took place when the Tsar destroyed the last Greek Catholic eparchy in the empire, Chelm, in 1873 – 1875. Deportations had already begun of clergy and lay leaders who were sent off in long columns on foot to Siberia.
OUR LADY’S HOLY ICON will visit the home of Kathi Eichorn for a week of prayer and petition for the needs of our Parish. We thank you for this holy work of power and love.
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:
Sunday, January 17: 8:00 + Louis Kozloski – int. Wanda Kozloski & Family
Sunday, January 17: 10:30 + Alexander & Bronislawa Garamin–int. Wanda Kozloski & Family
Monday, January 18: 8:00 + Louis & Mary Kozloski – int. Wanda Kozloski & Family
tuesday, January 19: 5:30 – Parda Family – int. Don Parda
wednesday, January 20: 5:30 + Larry Krejmas, Sr. – int. Cyndee & Dennis Grader
thursday, January 21: 5:30 + Genevieve Grader – int. Cyndee & Dennis Grader
Friday, January 22: 10:30 + Agnes Golembeski – int. Don Parda & Family
Saturday, January 23: 8:00 – Grace & Blessings for Addison Bergeron
– int. Cyndee & Dennis Grader
Saturday, January 23: 4:00 + Larry Krejmas, Jr. – int. Cyndee and Dennis Grader
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!
PLEASE NOTE Please join in dedicating every day to one of the clergymen designated in our calendar. The intentions for this week are:
|Fr. Goni||Deacon Rabbitt||Deacon O’Connor||Fr. Campoli||Fr. DiMascola||Deacon Nolan||Our DeaconCandidates|
OMNIS TERRA : SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
PROPER OF THE MASS : TEXTS, AND A MEDITATION ON THE CHANTS
INTROIT (ENTRANCE CHANT)
All the earth shall bow down before you, O God, and shall sing to you, shall sing to your name, O Most High!
(Psalm 65:4; Graduale Romanum/Roman Missal, The Proper of the Mass for Sundays and
Solemnities, Fr. Samuel Weber, O.S.B.)
All the earth shall worship Thee, and shall sing unto Thee, O God. They shall sing to Thy name; O Thou Most High.
(Psalm 65:4; Graduale Romanum, Introits and Graduals for the Church Year, Healey Willan)
The Lord sent forth his word to heal them and to snatch them from destruction. V/: Let them give thanks to the Lord for his kindness, and his wondrous deeds to the children of men.
(Psalm 106:20, 21; Graduale Romanum, Complete English Propers for the High Mass,
Rev. Paul Arbogast)
8:00 & 10:30
Shout with joy to God, all the earth; sing a psalm to his name. Come and hear, all who fear God, and I will tell you what great things the Lord has done for my soul. (Alleluia.)
(Psalm 65:1, 2, 16; Graduale Romanum, Proper of the Mass, Fr. Samuel Weber)
4:00 & 8:00
You have prepared a table before me, and how precious is the chalice that quenches my thirst.
(Psalm 22:5; Roman Missal, Proper of the Mass, Fr. Samuel Weber)
Andrew said to his brother Simon: “We have found the Messiah” which means Christ; and he led him to Jesus.
(John 1:41, 42; Graduale Romanum, Simple English Propers, Adam Bartlett)
THE SECOND SUNDAY in Ordinary Time takes its texts primarily from those of the Second Sunday after Epiphany in the Traditional Calendar. As such, the Mass for this and the following Sundays continue on the theme of the Manifestation (i.e. Epiphany) of Christ. In the Gospel of Year B (the current Sunday Lectionary Cycle in the Novus Ordo Mass), a passage from the Gospel of John, St. John the Baptist points to Jesus as being ‘the Lamb of God’.
The Introit (Entrance Chant) of this Sunday’s Mass continues the joyful charcter of the Epiphany season. Emmanuel, God-with-us, is throughout this and the following weeks continually manifesting himself in his Divine Nature as the Messiah. The text, taken from Pslam 65, within the context of todays liturgy, addressed Christ, who will be worshiped and adored by the whole earth.
The chant, a new composition, is in the Eighth Mode (Hypomixolydian) which the Mediaeval music theorist Guido d’Arezzo (995-1050) describes as the ‘perfect’ mode, which is appropriate, as Christ being True God and true man, is the perfect man, whose human will is conformed completely with His Divine Will. Further, this mode is called ‘very happy’ by Juan de Espinosa Medrano (1632-1688), which is, of course, appropriate for this joyful time of Epiphany-tide. The melody of the chant is rather simple, but has some nice word-painting, and is a fine example of a chant which builds upon the style of the Hebrew poetry of the psalter. The verses of psalms are constructed in two parts, what is called parallelism: often the second half is an amplification of the first, other times, as with this passage, it is a complimentary sentiment, and this is echoed in the music: In the first phrase, ‘all the earth shall bow down’, the melody descends to the lowest notes of the range; and rises to the highest in the second phrase, ‘and shall sing to you…’.
The setting by Anglo-Canadian composer Healey Willan (1880-1968) sung at the 10:30 Mass, is a modern composition, but one which takes inspiration from the modal music of the Church. This setting is in the Fourth Mode (Hypophrygian), like the original Gregorian setting, which is connected with the Gift of Knowledge—appropriate as during Epiphany-tide we come to know who Christ is; This mode is called ‘harmonious’ by Guido d’Arezzo, and ‘tender’ by Adam von Fulda (1445-1505), and this is reflected in the music, which rises slowly to a climax at ‘and shall sing unto thee’, and descends slowly again to the finalis.
The Gradual Responsory (sung at the 10:30 Mass), is a simple setting of the text from Psalm 106. While this text is not directly related to the readings of the day, it is to the time of the Church Year: A reminder that God did indeed send His Word to heal us. The chant is in the Eigth Mode (Hypomixolydian), which is connected to the Gift of Wisdom, and called ‘perfect’ by d’Arezzo, and ‘very happy’ by Espinosa. The melody of the Respond is based on a family of Antiphons from the Divine Office. The Respond will be repeated after the Verse.
Turning to the Offertory, we have another passage from Psalm 65 (from which the Introit was taken): Shout with joy to God, all the earth. In this chant, as the 19th Century Abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger (O.S.B.) notes in his Liturgial Year: ‘During the Offertory, the Church resumes her songs of joy and give free course to her holy transports. All faithful souls are invited by her to the celebration of the adorable Mystery, the intimate union of man with God.’ This chant is in the First Mode (Dorian), which Espinosa describes as being ‘happy’, and which is connected with the Holy Spirit. The original Gregorian melody is highly melismatic (having many notes per syllable: as many as 50 in one instance), and several textual repeats. The simplified English setting sung here, is no less joyous: Seen in the large leap at the beginning, and in the use of the upper range of the mode.
There are several options for the Communion chant for this Sunday’s Mass in both the Missal and the Gradual. One option from the Missal is a setting of a passage from Pslam 22 (23), one of the most popular Psalms: You have set a table before me. This is, of course, a very appropriate text for the Communion of the Mass. It is set in the Sixth Mode (Hypolydian), which is connected with the Gift of Counsel: d’Arezzo calls this mode ‘devout’, and Adam von Fulda describes it as ‘pious’—appropriate for the liturgical position of this Chant in today’s Mass, and sentiments reflected in the melody, which is modest in scope, remaining primarily in the mid-range of the mode.
The option for the Communion from the Graduale is a passage from the day’s Gospel, narrating the calling of Andrew and Peter. This is one of a number of narrative communion antipons, taken from the Gospel of the day. The chant is in the Eighth Mode (Hypomixolydian), and is modest in scope, allowing the story to be narrated rather unencumbered. Verses of Psalm 33 (the Eucharistic Psalm) are sung between the Antiphon and its repetition.
At the 10:30 Mass, the chants of the Mass Ordinary will be taken from several places. The Kyrie is from Mass XI of the Kyriale Romanum, which is suggested for Sundays of Ordinary Time—this Mass is known by the Trope of the Kyrie: Orbis factor: Maker of the world. This chant is in the First Mode (Dorian), and dates from the XIV century. The Sanctus & Agnus Dei are from Mass XVII of the Kyriale, which in some older books are suggested for the Sundays of the Year. Both of these chants are in the Fifth Mode (Lydian). The Sanctus dates from the XI century; the Agnus Dei from the XIII. The Glory to God, sung in English, is a setting in the Sixth Mode by American Church musician Ralph Bednarz, and was composed in 2014.
Cardinal Mueller: Catholic politicians must fight abortion, euthanasia
Rome Newsroom, Oct 8, 2020 / 05:43 pm MT (CNA).- Catholic politicians have an obligation to fight against abortion and euthanasia, while applying the whole of Catholic social teaching in their political work, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, prefect emeritus of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said this week.
Catholic politicians, the cardinal told CNA Oct. 7, “have to fight abortion and euthanasia. The pope, the congregations and the bishops have said that we cannot accept euthanasia in civil society because it is contrary to life, or abortion because it means the death of the innocent child in the mother’s womb.”
“Each life of the individual man has an absolute value in itself,” the cardinal continued, adding that politicians can “call themselves Catholics only if they accept this obligation to fight for the fundamental principles of social ethics, which are human rights.”
These human rights, Mueller said, cannot be redefined according to one’s own preferences.
“[I]t cannot be said that a woman has the right to kill the child in her womb, because this child is a human existence that has its own absolute value, and this is the principle of fundamental morality and the logic of the human intellect,” he said.
Without respecting this principle, society slips into Social Darwinism, promoting “survival of the fittest” rather than innate human dignity, he warned.
The cardinal stressed that Catholic politicians have great responsibilities in democracies, as well as in dictatorships, where they have an obligation to fight for human dignity and freedom.
“Catholic politicians must promote natural law, the principles of fundamental ethics, also all of the social doctrine of the Church, all efforts for universal peace,” he said.
“They cannot promote economic warfare against others,” the cardinal added.
While the Church teaches that human rights come from God, Mueller said, even those who do not believe in God can understand simply through their intellect that human lives are not to be used and manipulated.
“Every life of every man is sacred,” he said.
PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, PATRONESS OF THE UNBORN
Virgin of Guadalupe,
Patroness of unborn children,
we implore your intercession
for every child at risk of abortion.
Help expectant parents to welcome from God
the priceless gift of their child’s life.
Console parents who have lost that gift
and lead them to forgiveness and healing
through the Divine Mercy of your Son.
Teach us to cherish
and to care for family and friends
until God calls them home.
Help us never to see others as burdens.
Guide our public officials
to defend each and every human life
through just laws.
Inspire us all to bring our faith into public life,
to speak for those who have no voice.
We ask this in the name of your Son,
Jesus Christ, who is Love and Mercy itself.
Responsorial Psalm Ps 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10
R. (8a and 9a) Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.
I have waited, waited for the LORD,
and he stooped toward me and heard my cry.
And he put a new song into my mouth,
a hymn to our God.
R. Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.
Sacrifice or offering you wished not,
but ears open to obedience you gave me.
Holocausts or sin-offerings you sought not;
then said I, “Behold I come.”
R. Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.
“In the written scroll it is prescribed for me,
to do your will, O my God, is my delight,
and your law is within my heart!”
R. Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.
I announced your justice in the vast
I did not restrain my lips, as you, O LORD, know.
R. Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.
Eternal rest grant unto them o Lord,
AND LET YOUR PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM!
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Dean E. Matherson 1/20/2014
Stanislaus Bienkunski 1/21/1926
Peter Okula 1/21/1963
Roman Denkiewicz 1/21/1970
Sophie S. Olchowski 1/21/1991
Charles J. Sokoloski 1/21/2006
Genevieve Zukowski 1/22/1929
Mary Plona 1/22/1941
Edward Molongoski 1/22/1944
Mary Krol 1/22/1963
Rev. Joseph Szczepaniak 1/22/1971
Frank Dzeima 1/22/1976
Gladys M. Dejnak 1/22/1991
Genowefa Zebert 1/22/2001
Alice Osowski 1/22/2006
Erleen M. Chabot 1/22/2006
Lawrence S. Filiault 1/22/2011
Alice M. Fugere 1/22/2011
Patricia E. Sobieski 1/22/2011
Stephen J. Nicewicz 1/23/1986
Stanley Bialecki 1/23/1994
Blanche Piepiora 1/23/2007
Stanislaus Duda 1/24/1941
Chester E. Makofsky 1/24/1988
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Remember the Holy Souls in Your Prayers