September 22, 2019 Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 21, 2019 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Angela and William Droll from Marcia and Michael Crowley
        sp. Helena Granatek from Family
        sp. Alice and Arthur Gervais from Jane Oczkowski

September 22, 2019 – Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    8:30 AM sp. Helena Maciejczyk from Fran Paduch
        sp. Doctors Marcelli and Urszula Matula from Moskal Family
    Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help following Mass

September 28, 2019 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Maciejewski, Kopec and Olenick Families from Family
        sp. Hank Bardzik from Bardzik Family
        sp. Beverly Doyle from Elizabeth Hatch

September 29, 2019 – Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    8:30 AM sp. Raymond Szczechura and Jacob Bukala from Ted and Anna
    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 $1822
    Clergy Fund $670
    Thank you.

The second collection this weekend is our Monthly Maintenance Collection.

The usual first Wednesday of the month Senior Citizens Club activities, including Mass, have been moved from October 2 to October 9.

MA State law mandates that any person 17 years of age and older, who serves as a volunteer in any parish ministry, must complete a CORI form (Criminal Offense Record Info). This form requires verification of identity with a photo document (e.g. MA Driver’s License or passport). There are no exceptions to this requirement. The CORI form is available from Deacon Steve at all the Masses. Please try to complete this requirement by Sunday, Sept. 22.

Save the Date: The Holy Trinity Senior Citizens Club will hold its annual “Fall Festival” on Saturday, November 2, from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM downstairs in the Parish Hall.
Senior Citizens Club members and anyone wishing to donate items for the raffles for the “Fall Festival” are asked to do so by October 9. Items may be dropped off at the rectory during regular office hours, given to Betty Tsioulis after the Saturday Mass or brought to the October 9th meeting. For more information, call Betty Tsioulis at 978-459-3649.

The Men of Saint Joseph present RELICS of the SAINTS on Saturday, September 28, at 7:30 AM at the Immaculate Conception Church. Come venerate relics related to the Passion of the Lord and of various Saints.
Some of the documented relics that will be available for Veneration are: Most Holy Wood of the True Cross, Clothing worn by Jesus, Holy Shroud, Veil of Mary, relics from St. Francis of Assisi and St. Peregrine.
A talk and reflection will be provided by Jim Robson.

Adult Faith Formation Program at St. Joseph the Worker Shrine
Twice per year (Spring and Fall) St. Joseph the Worker Shrine on Lee St. In Lowell is featuring Adult Faith Formation classes conducted on 7 successive Wednesdays by Fr. Gene Tremblay OMI, S.T.L.
The Fall session will open on Wednesday, October 2nd and will continue thru
October 9,16,23 and November 6,13. This year, our topic will be a comparative religion survey: Major Non-Christian Western Faiths. In Part I, this Fall, we will explore Judaism. Next Spring (Lent) in Part II, we will consider Islam.
Format: “Soup and Substance” For more detailed information, visit our website, consult the poster at the back of the church or pick up a flyer on the table at the back of the church.

May we have a word?
Church leaders have chosen scripture passages to be read in private and proclaimed publicly at Mass every day of the year. A daughter in Illinois, a cousin in England, friends in El Salvador, the pope in Rome, and the guest t a Catholic Worker House – every Catholic involved in a liturgy is reading or hearing the same scripture passages. The church strongly encourages us to read from the Bible and promises that the Holy Spirit will give a “spiritual understanding of the word to those who read it.” Read today’s scripture
passages and ask for the grace of one small insight. (