February 17, 2019 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 16, 2019 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Alice and Arthur Gervais from Jane Oczkowski
        sp. Maryellen and Michael Sweeney from Marcia and Michael Crowley

February 17, 2019 – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    8:30 AM sp. Franciszek i Salomea Kołcz From Moskal Family
        sp. Genella Fuglie from Frances Nowak
    Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help following Mass

February 23, 2019 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp.John Ogonowski from Family
        sp. Lenny Olenick from Family

February 24, 2019 – Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
    8:30 AM sp. John and Sophie Janeczko from John Janeczko
        sp. Adam Szpila from Sister
    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.

Offertory: Last week $1479
Utilities $1402
Thank You

The second collection next weekend will support the Church in those underdeveloped areas of the world where there are insufficient resources for evangelization and formation. Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the Church in Africa and in Central and Eastern Europe and three important National Catholic missions; the Military Archdiocese, Home Missions, and the Black and Indian Missions will benefit from this collection.
Your generosity to this collection will help fund the spiritual, educational, humanitarian needs of the Church around the world.

For those who use envelopes for the offertory collection and wish a statement for tax purposes, please call the rectory. When you call, please give your name , address and envelope number.

Adult Faith Formation Program at St. Joseph the Worker Shrine
Twice per year (Spring and Fall) St. Joseph the Worker Shrine on Lee St. in Lowell is featuring Adult Faith Formation classes conducted on 7 successive Wednesdays by Fr. Gene Tremblay OMI, S.T.L.
The Spring/Lenten session will open on Ash Wednesday, March 6, and run on the 6 successive Wednesdays of Lent: March 13,20,27: April 3,10,17.
We will continue with our topic for the year: The Message of the Prophets.

Format: “Soup and Substance” – arrive anytime after 6:00 pm (if you choose) and enjoy a light repast of hearty soups, home-made chili, chowder, and breads, salad coffee/teas and desserts. Class follows in the Conference Hall and runs from 7:00-8:30pm. A full set of notes is provided and a certificate is awarded at the end of the 7-week program. This will mark the 19th offering in this on-going biannual series.
For more detailed information as to content and cost, visit our website www.stjosephshrine.org or consult the flyer at the back of the church.
Phone: (978-458-6346).

Six Little Stories
{ 1 }
Once all villagers decided to pray for rain.
On the day of prayer all the people gathered,
but only one boy came with an umbrella.
That’s FAITH.

{ 2 }
When you throw babies in the air,
they laugh because they know you will catch them.
That’s TRUST.

{ 3 }
Every night we go to bed without assurance of being
alive the next morning, but we still set the alarms to wake up.
That’s HOPE.

{ 4 }
We plan big things for tomorrow
in spite of zero knowledge of the future.

{ 5 }
We see the world suffering,
but still we get married and have children.
That’s LOVE.

{ 6 }
On an old man’s shirt was written a sentence
“I am not 80 years old;
I am sweet 16 with 64 years of experience.”

Be happy and live your life like the 6 stories.