November 19, 2017 Thirty – third Sunday in Ordinary Time
 


November 18, 2017 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM For those whose names have been submitted on the All Souls envelopes

November 19, 2017 – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
    8:30 AM sp. Michael and Rita Bukala from Ted and Anna
        sp. Dorothy and Stanley Boczko from Christine Hologa
    Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help following Mass

November 25, 2017 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Joseph Surrette (2nd Anniversary) from Wife
        sp. Esther Navaretta from Deacon Steve and Betty Papik

November 26, 2017 – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
    8:30 AM sp. Zdzislaw Glowacki from Ancukiewicz Family
        Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help following Mass

There will be a Thanksgiving Vigil Mass on Wednesday, November 22, at 6:00 PM at the Immaculate Conception Church. Thanksgiving Day Masses will be at 7:30 AM in the Upper Church and at 12 Noon at the Saints Chapel.
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 Alice Caban who was buried in our cemetery this past week and Patricia Stokowski whose funeral took place this past week.

Offertory: Last week $1661
    Utilities $933
    All Souls’ Day $175
Thank You

Thank you to the following donors to the Parish Fund:
    Michael and Jane Duffley - $200
    Florence Desmarais - $350

Thank you to the parishioner who donated the new church sign. It is beautiful.

The second collection this weekend is the Archdiocesan Collection for Retired Sisters.

Lector Workbooks for the new liturgical year are available in the sacristy.

The Senior Citizens Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, December 3, at 1:00 PM at the Tewksbury Country Club. If you have not yet done so, please sign up with Betty Papik (978-459-2873) by Sunday, November 26, if you plan to attend.

The Men of St. Joseph Immaculate in Collaborative meet on the fourth Saturday of every month. Each monthly meeting includes prayer, faith-building fellowship and food. The November 25th meeting will be held in Immaculate Conception’s Upper Church at 7:30 AM and will include guest speakers Deacon Stephen Papik and Deacon Carlos DeSousa. All men are invited, whether a member of the collaborative or not.

Sunday, November 26, 2017 following the 10:00 AM Mass at Saint Hedwig Church in Manchester, Anthony J. Bajdek, retired Associate Dean and Senior Lecturer in History of Northeastern University in Boston will present a talk on the fact of Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746-1817), Poland’s greatest hero after Saint John Paul II, having been considered by late 18th - early 19th century Americans to be the “Patron Saint of West Point” which is the seat of the United States Military Academy that was established by an Act of the United States Congress in 1802. His presentation combines salient elements of two papers delivered in Kraków in June and October this year.

St. William’s Parish, 1351 Main Street, Tewksbury, Ma, will hold its Christmas Fair on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
“A great day for everyone!!” More info at www.stwilliamsfair.com


November 19 Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
God has given each of us different gifts. It is not the number of gifts/talents that matter. What matters is how each one of us uses the gifts God has given. God never demands from us what we do not have; but God does demand that we use to the full the gifts which we do possess. Today’s parable tells us that whatever our gift or talent, be it little or big, great or small, we must lay it at the service of God. Where are you putting your gifts at the service of God and others?

A Thanksgiving Prayer
Heavenly Father, gratitude fills our hearts today as we recall all you have given us. Keep us ever thankful and generous in your holy service. Through Christ Our Lord.
Amen.

Happy Thanksgiving