December 8, 2019 Second Sunday of Advent
 


December 7, 2019 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Simon Kinnal from Jane Oczkowski
        sp. Mary Stepien from Family
        sp. Leroy George Fahey, Jr. from Fran Paduch
    6:00 PM Marian Devotion

December 8, 2019 – Second Sunday of Advent
    8:30 AM sp. Stefan, Michaline, Waclawa, Frank and Frances Doda from Teresa and Ed Janeczak
        sp. Jennie Paduch from Frances
        sp. Jeanette Lawless from Moskal Family
    Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help following Mass

December 14, 2019 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Jane Matwiejczyk from Stanley Matthews Family
        sp. Elizabeth McAvinnue from Pauline Golec
        sp. Frances Siara from Jane Oczkowski

December 15, 2019 – Third Sunday of Advent
    8:30 AM sp. Jane and Alec Parda and Edward Szczechura from Ted and Anna
        sp. Jeanette Lawless from Deacon Steve and Betty
        sp. Deceased Members of John and Apolonia Ogonowski Family from Albert Ogonowski
    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 soul of Jane Powell, who died November 18 and whose Memorial Mass was celebrated in our church this past week.

We welcome Daria Agan to the Church community. Daria was baptized in our church on November 29.

The monthly Senior Citizens activities – Noon Mass, lunch and meeting – will not be held during January and February.

Offertory: Last weekend $1759
Thank you.

Thank you to the following donors to the Parish Fund:
    Marek and Teresa Ancukiewicz
    Deacon Steve and Betty Papik
    Anonymous

The second collection this weekend is for Christmas flowers. Please be as generous as you can so that our altars will as always truly reflect the beauty of this special season.

The second collection next weekend is the Monthly Maintenance Collection.
At its recent Christmas Dinner the Senior Citizens Club presented Fr. Sannella with a check for $7,000 for Holy Trinity Parish. The money was raised at the November Fall Festival. Thank you to the Club for its continued efforts on behalf of the Parish.

We want to say Thank You to our friends at Reliable Refrigeration Inc. for providing service to our church air conditioners. We have the heat on now, but in the summer it’s good to be comfortable in a cool church.

The parish will hold its annual Oplatek (Christmas Dinner) on Sunday, January 5,2020, at 1:00 PM in the Parish Hall. Tickets are now available after the Masses, at the Sunday Coffee Social and at the rectory during Monday office hours. Tickets may also be reserved by calling Christine Hologa at 978-455-5985 or Michael and Joan Bason at 978-454-5458.
Please buy or reserve your tickets no later than December 29. Plan to join us as we share the Christmas wafer as a parish family and remember our Polish heritage and traditions.

Christmas Pierogi Sale will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 8 to 11 AM.

Oplatki will be available after Masses, at the Sunday Coffee Social, at the rectory during regular office hours and at the Christmas Pierogi Sale.


Second Sunday of Advent

Back to the Garden
Among the cards arriving daily are the usual creche scenes, angels, wise men, shepherds, and Bethlehem stars like searchlights against the night. Truth be told, there are plenty of Santas and reindeer, snowfolk, and cute animals too. But somewhere is the odd painting of a lion and a lamb snuggling together – which never happens in Isaiah’s prophecy, by the way. The lamb hosts the wolf, and the calf dines with the lion, but no matter. The idea is that the world’s original harmony is achievable – if we all retract our claws and keep our teeth to ourselves. Be a peacemaker!
Reprinted with permission from TakeFiveForFaith.com

At the 4 o’clock Mass, the Responsorial Psalm for the season of Advent will be #748, Psalm 25: To You, O Lord.