January 7, 2018 The Epiphany of the Lord
 


January 6. 2018 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Tootsie Witkoś from Family
        sp. Valeria Kinnal Cummings from Jane Oczkowski
    6:00 PM Marian Devotion

January 7, 2018 – The Epiphany of the Lord
    8:30 PM sp. Msgr. Stanisław Kempa and Andrej Ciuksa
    Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help following Mass

January 13, 2018 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Mary and John Sweeney from Marcia and Michael Crowley
        sp. Julie Kopec (5th Anniversary) from Family

January 14, 2018 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
    8:30 AM sp. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Garbarz from Milczarek Family
    Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help following 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.

Offertory: Last week $1767
Thank You

Thank you to the following donors to the Parish Fund:
    Jane Oczkowski
    Carol Ogonowski
    Theresa Ogonowski

The second collection next weekend is our Monthly Utilities Collection. The envelope in your box marked “Maintenance” is for this purpose. Please be as generous as you can to help pay the bills. As you know it has been very cold so far this winter. Our oil bill from December 2 to December 22 (only 20 days) was $2381.

The Parish Opłatek (Christmas Dinner) will take place in the Parish Hall this Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 1:00 PM. Tickets will be available at the door. Please join us as we share the Christmas wafer as a parish family and remember our Polish heritage and traditions.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are Jan. 19 – 21, 2018 in South Kingston, RI and March 9 – 11, 2018 in Duxbury, MA. For more information call Stephen and Michelle O’Leary at 800-710-9963 or visit them at https://wwmema.org/.

Camp Fatima for boys and Camp Bernadette for girls are now accepting registrations for the 2018 summer season. The camps, located in the Lakes Region of NH, offer 2-week overnight sessions for children, ages 6 – 15. For more information or to request a brochure, contact Brendan Stackhouse at 603-364-5851 or email brendan@bfcamp.com, or visit and register online at www.bfcamp.com. Please don’t wait as sessions fill up quickly.


Instructions for Blessing the Home

Using the blessed chalk available at the front of the church mark the lintel of your front door (or front porch step) as follows:
20 + C + M + B + 18 while saying:
The three Wise Men, Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar followed the star of God’s Son who became human two thousand and seventeen years ago. May Christ bless our home and remain with us throughout the new year. Amen.
Then offer the following prayer: Visit, O Blessed Lord, this home with the gladness of your presence. Bless all who live or visit here with the gift of your love and grant that we may manifest your love to each other and to all whose lives we touch. May we grow in grace and in the knowledge and love of you; guide, comfort and strengthen us in peace, O Jesus Christ, now and forever. Amen.

The letters C, M. B have two meanings They are the initials of the traditional names of the three magi: Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar. They also abbreviate the Latin words Christus mansionem benedicat – “May Christ bless the house.”