September 24, 2023 Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 23, 2023 - Saturday
    4:00 PM sp. Mary Oczkowski from Jane Oczkowski
        sp. Eleanor Smiarowski from Dr. Albert Ogonowski
        sp. Janina Stopyra from Pierogi Workers
September 24, 2023 – Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    9:00 AM sp. Edward Janeczak from Wife, Children and Grandchildren
        sp. Marcin Moskal from Family
        sp. Mikołaj Andrejaszko
September 30, 2023 – Saturday
    4:00 PM sp. Jackie Charette from Michael and Joanie Bason
        sp. Thomas Grady (15th Ann.) from Family
        sp. John and Apolonia Ogonowski and Family from Son Albert
October 1, 2023 – Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    9:00 AM sp. Stanisława Bardzik from Maria
        sp. Mikołaj Andrejaszko
        sp. Grażyna Krzych
Monday – Friday
    12 Noon Mass at Saints Campus Chapel with Fr. Raju.

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.

- Weekend 9/17 $1375
- Clergy Trust $548
Thank You.

Thank you to the following donor(s) to the Parish Fund:
- Anonymous

Next week’s second collection will support the Holy Father’s “Peter’s Pence” collection that provides funds for emergency and disaster relief. This collection also provides support to the Catholic University of America (CUA) that educates priests, lay people for ministry, and will assist the Inner-City Parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston. Your generosity will assist the Holy Father as well as the various missionary efforts at home and abroad.

Cori Forms are available from Deacon Steve. Please pick one up and return it as soon as possible.

Knights of Columbus
Gentlemen, the Lowell Council of the Knights of Columbus is looking for some help in developing our programs here in the Lowell area. If you are a male between the ages of 18 and 80, please consider joining us to help our Parishes. If you are a male over 80 and still an active individual, please also consider joining us. You may join online at “ join us,” fill out the information asked for and you will be assigned to a council. Thank you for your consideration. God Bless.

Holy Family Parish (Ste. Marie’s Parish – Grafton St.) invites you to join them for their monthly Holy Hour held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. The next dates are Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5.
We begin with time for private prayer, followed by recitation of the rosary and conclude with Benediction. We hope you will note these dates on your calendar and plan to join us in prayer.

The Immaculate Conception Women’s Guild cordially invites the ladies of the Parish to join the organization and participate in its activities. A copy of the
membership application and upcoming activities is posted on the bulletin board in the vestibule of the church and several copies are available at the ushers’ stands.

Our sins are nothing but a grain of sand alongside the great mountain of the mercy of God.
---Saint John Vianney

How can we pray to God for mercy if we ourselves have no mercy.
----Isaac Bashevis Singer

We lift them up to the Lord
During the preface to the Eucharistic Prayer we are invited to “lift up our hearts” because “the Lord is with us.” That is an appeal to be uplifted emotionally- there is reason for rejoicing here-but also an invitation to “seek the Lord where he may be found”: above our ways and thoughts, up, up, and away from the worldly perspective we normally inhabit. Lifting up our hearts gets us up above the crass thinking of quid pro quo. We may even see the Kingdom from there.
Reprinted with permission from Prepare the Word (©2023),