September 24, 2017 Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
 


September 23, 2017 - Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Angela and William Droll from Marcia and Michael Crowley
        sp. Ronald Desmarais from Irene Golembeski and Jeanette Lawless

September 24, 2017 - 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    8:30 AM sp. Raymond Szczechura and Jacob Bukala from Ted and Anna
    Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help following Mass

September 30, 2017 - Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Alice and Arthur Gervais from Jane Oczkowski
        sp. Tom Grady (9th Anniversary) from Family

October 1, 2017 - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    8:30 AM sp. Stanisława Bardzik (17th Anniversary) From Maria and Son
    Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help following Mass

Please pray for all the intentions in the bulletin and for all the sick of the Parish, especially those in a hospital or nursing home.

Please continue to pray for all those affected by the recent hurricanes.

On Monday, October 9, two relics of St. Anthony of Padua, "Patron of Lost Things", will be at St. Anthony Church, 893 Central Street in Lowell. Veneration will begin at 1:00 PM and Mass will begin at 6:30 PM.

Offertory: Last week $1402
Clergy Health and Retirement Trust $645
Thank You

Thank you to the following donors to the Parish Fund: William and Ursula Bator - $300 In memory of Anastasia Navaretta: Patrick and Joyce Meyers

This week's second collection is our Monthly Utilities Collection, rescheduled from Sept. 9/10.

2018 CORI FORMS TO BE COMPLETED by all Choir Members, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors and Ushers. There are no exceptions to this diocesan requirement. See Deacon Steve to have your form completed. He is available before and after Masses.

The sign in front of the church is in much need of refurbishing or replacement. If you know of anyone who can help us out, please let Deacon Steve know.

Save the date: The Holy Trinity Senior Citizens Club will hold its annual "Fall Festival" on Saturday, November 4, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM downstairs in the Parish Hall. More information in future bulletins.

Adult Faith Formation Program at St. Joseph the Worker Shrine
Twice per year (Spring and Fall) St. Joseph the Worker Shrine in Lowell is featuring Adult Faith Formation classes conducted on 7 successive Wednesdays by Fr. Gene Tremblay OMI, S.T.L.
The Fall session will open on Wednesday October 4th and will continue through October 11,18.25 and November 1,8, 15. This year, our topic will be a doctrinal one: Christology. Part I, this Fall, will consider the distinction between the "Jesus of History" and the "Christ of Faith" with the New Testament as our sourcebook. Fittingly we will conclude just before the Holydays with a consideration of the narratives of Jesus' birth in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.

WHAT’S IN YOUR HEART?

In the gospel parable, the workers protest - justifiably, it could be argued - against the owner of the vineyard for his unfairness. But as a story about God and God's people, the meaning changes. What could be more "fair" than treating everyone the same, regardless of whether they earned it? Is the generosity you show and encourage in others similarly impartial?
In addition to being generous without prejudice, this week's gospel says other things about the human response to God's generosity. Are you grateful for the graces and forgiveness God gives us, even when you don't "deserve" them? Do you resent the mercy shown others, even when they don't "deserve" it?
Reprinted with permission from Prepare the Word (©2017), www.PrepareTheWord.com.