May 22, 2022 Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 21, 2022 - Saturday
    4:00 PM sp. Simon Kinnal from Jane Oczkowski
        sp. Michael Grygeniec and Fabian Naszlenis from Marcia and Michael Crowley
        sp. Victoria Golec from Daughter Pauline

May 22, 2022 - Sixth Sunday of Easter
    9:00 AM Blessings for Veronika and Damian from Ancukiewicz Family
    Litany to the Blessed Mother after Mass

May 26, 2022 – The Ascension of the Lord (Holyday of Obligation)
    6:00 PM For Our Parish Family

May 28, 2022 - Saturday
    4:00 PM sp. Josephine Stepien from Family
        sp. Rose Panek and Stasia Wojtas from Frank Panek
        sp. Henry W. Oczkowski from Jane Oczkowski

May 29, 2022 - Seventh Sunday of Easter
    9:00 AM For Deceased Members of Our Parish
    Litany to the Blessed Mother after Mass

May 30, 2022 – Monday, Memorial Day
    9:00 AM Rosary
    Mass for Those Buried in Holy Trinity Cemetery

Monday – Friday
    12 Noon Mass at Saints Campus Chapel

Congratulations to Theodore Johnson, who received his First Communion in our church last weekend. God’s Blessings.

Please pray for all our parishioners and their families and for those who minister to us – Fr. Sannella, Fr. Janusz, Fr. Healey, Fr. Raju and Deacon Steve.
Please pray for Kurian Muringayil, brother of Fr. Raju, who passed away this past week.

The annual Memorial Day liturgies will be held on Monday, May 30, at Holy Trinity Cemetery, weather permitting. Rosary and Mass will begin at 9:00 AM. We suggest you have a good breakfast and bring water and a chair. If it rains, the liturgies will be held in church.

On Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 (Ascension Thursday Eve), a Mass will be celebrated at 6:30 PM in honor of St. Peregrine, the Patron Saint of Cancer, at the Immaculate Conception Church. During the Mass the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be offered to cancer patients and any person who wishes to partake of this Sacrament of God’s Healing.

    Last weekend $1930
    Monthly Maintenance Collection $2216

Thank you for your generosity in last weekend’s maintenance collection. We recently experienced two very large expenses. Oil for this heating season (November until now) cost $29, 224.00. Last year we were paying $1.90 per gallon; our latest bill showed a cost of $5.20 per gallon. Thankfully, the heating season has come to a close.
We had major water damage to the parish hall this winter due to a broken water pipe in the upstairs kitchen. The repairs involved plumbing work, a new kitchen floor (The old floor contained asbestos.) and other work. The total cost was $23, 020. The archdiocese paid $16, 150 and our portion was $6, 870. These expenses were in addition to the regular monthly expenses of maintaining the parish. Please continue to be as generous as you can to support your parish.

Next week’s second collection is for the Cemetery Fund.

The water has been turned on at the cemetery and many have already left flowers at the graves of their loved ones. Please do your part to keep up the cemetery by bringing home your trash.

On Sunday, May 29, 2022, the Polish American Veterans and Ladies Auxiliary of Lowell and the Greater Lowell Polish National Home “Dom Polski” will hold Joint Memorial Day Ceremonies in the Dom Polski Courtyard at noon. A light lunch will be served.

Congratulations to Fr. Sannella, who will be awarded an Honorary Degree at Monday’s Boston College Commencement. His many accomplishments are listed on line at Commencement – Boston College - Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients.

Sixth Sunday of Easter
From today’s Gospel - Jesus said to his disciples: “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine, but that of the Father who sent me.”

Between saying and doing many a pair of shoes is worn out.
------Italian proverb

If I differ from you, I do not lessen, but increase you.
-------Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Reprinted with permission from Prepare the Word ( © 2022 ),