December 9, 2018 Second Sunday of Advent

December 8, 2018 – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Holyday of Obligation
    4:00 PM sp. Simon Kinnal from Jane Oczkowski
        sp. Martha Lawrence from Bill and Kathy Davis

December 9, 2018 – Second Sunday of Advent
    8:30 AM sp. Doda Family from Edward and Teresa
        sp. John “Jay” Fuller from Pierogi Workers
    Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help following Mass

December 15, 2018 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Jane Matwiejczyk from Stanley Matthews Family
        sp. Katarzyna Szafran from Family

December 16, 2018 – Third Sunday of Advent
    8:30 AM sp. Stephen and Edwin Bukala from Ted and Anna
        sp. John “Jay” Fuller from Senior Citizens Club
    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 $1869
Christmas Flowers $982
Thank You.

Thank you to the following donors to the Parish Fund:
    Mr. and Mrs. Marek Ancukiewicz
    Deacon Steve and Betty Papik
    Mr. and Mrs. Edward Janeczak

At its recent Christmas Dinner the Senior Citizens Club presented Fr. Sannella with a check for $7,000 for Holy Trinity Parish. The money was raised at the November Fall Festival. Thank you to the Club for its continued efforts on behalf of the Parish.

The second collection this weekend is our Monthly Utilities Collection.

The parish will hold its annual Opłatek (Christmas Dinner) on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at 1:00 PM in the Parish Hall. Anyone interested in helping to plan or to work at this function is asked to attend an organizational meeting downstairs in the parish hall this Sunday, Dec. 9, after the 8:30 AM Mass and Novena.

Tickets for the Opłatek are available after Masses, at the Sunday Social and at the rectory during Monday office hours. Tickets may also be reserved by calling Christine Hologa at 978-455-5985 or Michael or Joan Bason at 978-454-5458. Please buy or reserve your tickets no later than January 1. Plan to join us as we share the Christmas wafer as a parish family and remember our Polish heritage and traditions.

Christmas Pierogi Sale – Saturday, December 15, from 8:00 AM to 11 AM downstairs in the parish hall. Opłatki and our Christmas cards will also be available.

Opłatki are available for a free-will offering in church after the Masses, at the Sunday Social, at the rectory during office hours on Monday, from 10:00 to 1:00 and at the Christmas Pierogi Sale on December 15.

Parish Christmas cards are still available at the rectory on Mondays.

Congratulations to the members of our Collaborative who were recently presented with the Cheverus Award Medal by Cardinal O’Malley for their dedicated service to the Church. They are:
    Beatrice Cunha – St. Anthony of Padua Parish
    Charlotte Morin – Immaculate Conception Parish
    Deacon Stephen Papik – Holy Trinity Parish
    Elizabeth Papik – Holy Trinity Parish

Second Sunday of Advent
A guide to keep us safe

If you’ve ever traveled to previously unknown places, you appreciate the importance of having a reliable guide. A good guide speaks the language, knows the lay of the land, and anticipates obstacles along the way. John the Baptist is such a guide for our Advent journey. He cautions us to prepare the way for deeper access to the divine mystery we approach this season.
John tells us that the right spirit for this encounter is repentance: a turning around, a fresh effort. Some of us may need to be forgiven. Others have some forgiving to do. Heed his guidance!
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