February 21, 2021 First Sunday of Lent
 


February 20,2021 – Saturday
    4:00 PM sp. John Ogonowski from Family
        sp. Eileen and Eugene Richard from Jane Oczkowski
        sp. Lenny Olenick from Family

February 21,2021 – First Sunday of Lent
    8:30 AM sp. Betty, Charlie, Jozef and Dorothy from Moskal Family
        sp. Stanisław Ancukiewicz from Ancukiewicz Family
        sp. Michael and Cecilia Paszko and brother Paul from Mary Paszko

February 26,2021 – Friday
    6:00 PM Stations of the Cross

February 27,2021 – Saturday
    4:00 PM sp. Dolores Czyzycki from Dr. Albert Ogonowski
        sp. Irene Sawicki from Family
        sp. Brian Carroll from Deacon Steve and Betty Papik

February 28,2021 – Second Sunday of Lent
    8:30 AM sp. Lidia Boszko from Ancukiewicz Family
        sp. Deceased Members of Jan and Apolonia Ogonowski from Dr. Albert Ogonowski
        sp. Jozefa Wladyslaw Najwer i Anastazji Antoni Wilk from Andrzej Najwer

Please pray for all our parishioners and their families during these trying times.
Please remember in your prayers Fr. Janusz, Fr. Raju, Fr. Sannella and Fr. Healey as they minister during this COVID-19 crisis.

A pre-recorded weekend Mass by Fr. Sannella is available at the Immaculate Conception Parish website at www.iclowell.org and on Facebook.

Please remind others that our bulletin is available on our parish website at www.holytrinitylowell.org.

Stations of the Cross – 6:00 PM
    Fridays, March 5,19 – English
    Fridays, February 26; March 12,26 – Polish

Offertory:
    Last weekend $1381
    Maintenance Collection $898
Thank you.

Thank you to the following donors to the parish Fund:
    In Memory of Brian Carroll – Helen Strykowski
    Mary Ann and Brendan Durkin

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

Reminder of some of the State and Archdiocesan Rules for Attendance at Mass:
- SOCIAL DISTANCING MUST BE OBSERVED AT ALL TIMES. Please sit in the pews marked with RED SQUARES.
- NO CONGREGATIONAL SINGING.
- HAND SANITIZER IS AVAILABLE AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE CHURCH AND MUST BE USED.
- MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.
- IF YOU HAVE A FEVER OR FEEL SICK, PLEASE STAY HOME.


Salvation by water

In the First Letter of Peter, we discover another example of the elasticity of biblical symbols. The waters of the flood destroyed the surface of the earth and all life forms left on it according to the story of Noah, yet in the epistles we hear that those in the ark “were saved through water”! Do destruction and salvation lie so close together that one can easily be translated into the other? In the case of our happy sacrament of water, yes. God promised that water would never be used as a divine weapon of mass destruction again, and to seal the bargain, Baptism becomes the premiere medium of saving lives. Though our flesh, our creatureliness, must die, we are guaranteed life in the Spirit by means of this sign of water.

We stand today sandwiched between beasts and angels, heaven and Earth, the flood that kills and the water of life. We are free to follow God’s will or our own. And we alone bear the responsibility for our choices.
Reprinted with permission from Prepare The Word (©2021),
www.PrepareTheWord.com.

God Bless and Keep You.
Stay Safe.