November 17, 2019 Thirty - third Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 16, 2019 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Charles and Victoria Golec Pauline Golec
        sp. Julie and Edwin Kopec from The Family
        sp. Richard Kinnal (5th Anniversary) from Family

November 17, 2019 – Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
    8:30 AM sp. Michael and Rita Bukala from Ted and Anna
        sp. Krzysztof Urbowicz and Stanislawa Bardzik from Maria and Son
        sp. Stanley and Dorothy Bocko from Christine Hologa
    Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help following Mass

November 23, 2019 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Alexander Ogonowski from Ogonowsk Family
        sp. Sister Joan Lacasse, SND
        sp. Maria Stupakewicz and Renata Mann from Paula and Tom

November 24, 2019 – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
    8:30 AM sp. Msgr. Stanley Kempa
        sp. Andrzej Ciuksa
        sp. Frank Kurpis from Deacon Steve and Betty

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 pray for the repose of the souls of George Woods and William Wasik, who were buried in our cemetery this past week.

Offertory: Last Weekend $1844

Monthly Maintenance Collection $1016
    Thank you.

Thank you to the following donors to the Parish Fund:
    Pauline Golec
    Bert and Jeanne Lojewski
    In memory of Jeanette Lawless:
    Michael and Joan Bason
    Buczek Family
    Deacon Steve and Betty

The second collection next weekend is the Archdiocesan Collection for Retired Sisters. Since 1988, the collection has provided needed financial support for religious communities who have served the Archdiocese of Boston as educators and health care and social service providers. This includes our Felician Sisters in Enfield, who faithfully served our school and parish for so many years. Please give generously in recognition of the Sisters’ years of dedicated service.

The parish will hold its annual Oplatek (Christmas Dinner) on Sunday, January 5,2020. Anyone interested in helping to plan or to work at this
function is asked to attend an organizational meeting downstairs in the Parish Hall this Sunday, November 17, after the 8:30 AM Mass and Novena.

The Senior Citizens Club Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, December 1, at 1:00 PM at the Tewksbury Country Club . If you have not yet signed up, please do so with Betty Papik (978-459-2873) by Monday, November 24, if you plan to attend.

Collaborative News:
    Religious Items: Back in July, St. Mary’s Mission in Lancaster Pennsylvania came with a U-Haul to pick up religious items that you had in your homes and wanted to give away. They were thrilled to see all we had accumulated for them. They will again be coming December 1. There will be boxes at the back of Holy Trinity Church next weekend only or you may drop off your items at the Immaculate Conception rectory between 8 and 3 Mon.- Thurs. or between 8 and 2 on Friday. The following is a list of what would be appreciated:
        Crucifixes Statues Rosaries (damaged okay) Relics
        Holy medals Prayer books (no library type books or hymnals please)
    Please do not throw anything out that may be questionable. No furniture type items at this time.

Immaculate Conception Christmas Fair: Sunday, December 8,8:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the School Cafeteria

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Love this world- lightly
Visit the Great Wall of China. Marvel at the Coliseum in Rome. Pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Walk like an Egyptian in the shadow of the Great Sphinx of Gaza. Thrill to an adventure in search of Mayan temples in the Yucatan. What you discover at each of these astonishing sites are the ruins of former kingdoms and lost greatness. Such structures are mysterious and compelling, awe-inspiring and a little sad. As the church year winds down and our readings turn apocalyptic, we’re reminded that only three things last: faith, hope, and love. Invest in these!

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Friday, November 22, is the feast day of St. Cecilia, Patroness of Musicians. On that day, please remember in your prayers our organists and choir members who enhance our liturgies and who dedicate their time and talents to God.