March 11, 2018 Fourth Sunday of Lent Laetare Sunday

March 10, 2018 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Ronald Desmarais from Wife and Children
        sp. Martha Kukulski from Jane Oczkowski

March 11, 2018 – 4th Sunday of Lent – Laetare Sunday
    8:30 AM sp. Msgr. Stanisław Kempa and Andrzej Ciuksa
        sp. Alexandra Wojcik from Barbara A. Ryan
    Gorzkie Żale after Mass

March 14, 2018 – Wednesday Środa
    12 Noon Intentions of Senior Citizens Club Members

March 16, 2018 – Friday Piątek
    6:00 PM Stations of the Cross

March 17, 2018 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Alexander Ogonowski from Ogonowski Family
        sp. Murphy Family from Atty. Bob Murphy

March 18, 2018 – 5th Sunday of Lent
    8:30 AM Blessings for Veronika and Damian from Ancukiewicz Family
        Health and God’s Blessings for Tammy and Her Family
    Gorzkie Żale after 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.

Stations of the Cross – 6:00 PM (Light meal available immediately afterwards in Parish Hall.)
Fridays, March 16 – English; Friday, March 23 - Polish

Gorzkie Żale will be sung after the 8:30AM Mass on every Sunday in Lent.

Adoration and Benediction will be celebrated every Sunday in Lent from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Saint Anthony Church.

Thank you to Maureen Smith Szafran for the church vestments donated in memory of Karol Szafran.

This weekend, the second collection will be for the 2018 Catholic Appeal.
Next weekend, the second collection will be for flowers to beautify our altars for Easter. Envelopes are available at the ushers’ stands.
Our Utilities collection, which normally takes place on the second weekend of the month, has been moved to the weekend of March 24/25.

On Sunday, April 15, the Parish will have a Polka Mass at 11:00 AM. The Mass will be in English and the music will be provided by the Eddie Forman Orchestra. There will be no 8:30 AM Mass on that Sunday.

On Sunday, April 15, the Parish will hold its annual Dinner/Dance in the Parish Hall from 1:00 to 6:00 PM. with music provided by the Eddie Forman Orchestra. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the Sunday Social or by calling Ed Janeczak (978-474-1051) or Christine Hologa (978-455-5985). Be sure to buy your tickets early as seating is limited.

There will be a meeting on Sunday, March 18, downstairs in the Parish Hall after the 8:30 AM Mass for all those interested in helping out with the Dinner/Dance. If you cannot attend the meeting, but would like to help, please call Ed or Terry Janeczak (978-474-1051).

We are fortunate to again be able to hold an Easter Butter Lamb Workshop on Saturday, March 24, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM in the Parish Hall, hosted by Brent Esperanza. You will need to bring one pound of butter, quarters and not unsalted, and a garlic press with round holes. All other materials will be provided. If you plan to attend, please sign up by Thursday, March 22, with Betty Papik at 978-459-2873, so that we have enough supplies. This year, Brent will demonstrate a ¼ lb. lamb, a ½ lb. lamb and the full lb. lamb.
A donation to the parish in memory of Karol Szafran is requested.

March 11, 2018 ~ Fourth Sunday of Lent ~ Laetare Sunday
Oftentimes at sports events, concerts, and the like, we see people holding a sign “John 3:16.” Do we consider the truth of that text when we see it or do we see it as nonsense? This very text is presented to us in today’s Gospel. It is given to us to remind us of the extent of God’s love. All are included in God’s vast inclusive love. St. Augustine puts this truth this way: “God loves each one of us as if there was only one of us to love.” As your Lenten journey continues take a few minutes to ponder God’s all-inclusive love for you and how you will respond to that love.