August 20, 2017 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 19, 2017 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Aniela Jankowski and Fabian Naszlenis from Marcia and Michael Crowley
        sp. Katarzyna Szafran from Family

August 20, 2017 – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
    8:30 AM sp. Marcin Moskal Wincenty Apolonia from Moskal Family
        sp. Msgr. Stanley Kempa from Christine Hologa
    Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help following Mass

August 26, 2017 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Ronald Desmarais from Paul and Gabe Monette
        sp. Theresa “Terry” Whittick from John and Michelle Borba and Sue O’Hara

August 27, 2017 – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
    8:30 AM sp. Krzysztof Urbowicz (20th Anniversary) from Wife and Son
        sp. Stanisław and Katarzyna Dudek from Daughter
    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.

Please pray for the repose of the souls of Josephine Perry, James Tavares and Esther Navaretta, who were recently buried in our cemetery.

We welcome into our faith family Paul Edward Kazalski III and Sara Cecilia Agan, who were baptized in our church last weekend.

Offertory: Last week $1546
Utilities $875
Thank You

Thank you to the following donors to the Parish Fund:
    Marek and Teresa Ancukiewicz - $200
    Anonymous - $100
    Deacon Steve and Betty Papik – in memory of Esther Navaretta

The combined Senior Citizens Club Anniversary Lunch and the Pierogi Workers Appreciation Lunch will be held on Wednesday, September 6, after the noon Mass. Please sign up with Betty Papik (978-459-2873) by August 29, if you plan to attend.

The Men of St. Joseph Immaculate in Collaborative meet on the fourth Saturday of every month. Each monthly meeting includes prayer, faith-building fellowship, and food. Save the date – August 26, 2017,7:30 AM to 9:30 AM, beginning with the Rosary, in Immaculate Conception’s Upper Church. All are invited.

Come celebrate Grandparent’s Day, September 10, at 160 Pawtucket Blvd., Lowell, with lots of fun things to do for the kids. Get your free flu shot and pneumonia shot; participate in a 2 mile walk to fight the flu. Doors open at 10:00 AM. Opening ceremony at 11:00 AM, with the walk following. See flyer in church vestibule for more information. Contact: Heather Lindberg at 978-770-1812.

You’re invited to the EWTN Family Celebration in Worcester, MA!
EWTN Global Catholic Network invites you to our Family Celebration at the DCU Convention Center in Worcester, MA on Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10 for an inspiring weekend for your entire family! The theme will be ‘Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Fatima.” Be renewed in your faith with inspirational talks by your favorite EWTN hosts, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., Marcus Grodi, Susan Conroy, Fr. Maurice Emelu and Donna Marie Cooper O’Boyle. Bishop Robert J. McManus of the Diocese of Worcester, MA, will serve as the celebrant and homilist at Sunday’s Holy Mass. Admission is free, no tickets required! Log onto for more information.

Isaiah asks us to “maintain justice” by doing “what is right.” Think of an instance when you had to make a difficult choice in order to do what was right. Where did you find the strength?
Paul talks of God’s mercy in the face of our disobedience . When have you most needed, and felt, God’s mercy at work in your own life?
We need to be mindful of what “comes out of our mouths,” to avoid causing harm to others. When have you found yourself saying something that you later regretted? What have you been able to do to make amends?
Reprinted with permission from Prepare the Word (©2017),