June 24, 2018 The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
 


June 23, 2018 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Sophia Bonczar from Deacon Steve and Betty Papik
        sp. Zoltan Papik (20th Anniversary) from Deacon Steve and Betty Papik

June 24, 2018 – The Nativity of St. John the Baptist
    8:30 AM sp. Msgr. Stanisław Kempa and Andrzej Ciuksa
        sp. Mary Polchlopek and Walter Polchlopek
    Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help following Mass

June 30, 2018 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Edward, Veronica and Walter Droll from Marcia and Michael Crowley
        sp. Karol Szafran from Deacon Steve and Betty Papik

July 1, 2018 – Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    8:30 AM Dla Osobistą Przyczynę od Najwer Family

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 Daly whose funeral took place this past week and the souls of Alfred Sirignano and John Sieradzki who were buried in our cemetery this past week.

Offertory: Last Week $1538

The second collection next weekend supports the Holy Father in providing emergency assistance to suffering people throughout the world. Contributions to the Peter’s Pence Collection are given directly by the Holy Father to individuals who are suffering from immediate emergencies that are the result of war, oppression, and natural disasters.

Senior Citizens Club News:
The Board of Directors meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 27, at 11:00 AM.
July activities will be held on Wednesday, July 11, rather than on July 4. These include Mass at noon, “cookout” and meeting. If you plan to attend, please sign up with Betty Papik (978-459-2873) by July 6th , if you have not already done so.

Fr. Hogan is still taking reservations for his trip to Myrtle Beach, Sept. 16-22, 2018. Materials are available in the vestibule of the church.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 235 North Front St., New Bedford, MA, is holding a “Polish Fest” on July 14 & 15.
    Saturday, July 14 – from 11 AM to 8 PM
        Live entertainment by Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push
    Sunday, July 15 – “Polka Mass” at 11 AM with The Eddie Forman Orchestra
        Continuing at the Festival till 5 PM
RAIN or SHINE ENTIRELY UNDER TENTS
See bulletin board in the vestibule of the church for more information.


The Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

“John was a good man and had urged [others] to exert themselves to virtue, both as to justice toward one another and reverence towards God.”
- Josephus, Antiquities (c. 94 A.D.)

We take a short break from Sundays in Ordinary Time this weekend for a solemnity that is celebrated on June 24 every year, no matter the day of the week: The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. Before he was born, John was chosen by God to prepare the world for the Son of God. Today, as we remember the birth of Saint John the Baptist, let us recall our own baptism and our initiation into the Christian faith.
By virtue of our own baptism, each of us shares in Christ’s prophetic and salvific mission. Let us think about how we, too, have been called.