January 24, 2021 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
January 23,2021 – Saturday
4:00 PM sp. George and Cecile McMeniman from Daughters
sp. Karol Szafran from Family
sp. Helen Paulenka from Holy Trinity Senior Citizens Club
January 24,2021 – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:30 AM sp. Henryk Filipiak and Bronislawa Kasper from Moskal Family
sp. Anna and Henryk Krysiak from Beata and Remi
January 30,2021 – Saturday
4:00 PM sp. Pauline Carroll (1st Anniversary) from Betty and Costas
sp. Andrew Stopyra from Milczarek Family
sp. Fransciszek Malinowski from Dennis and Ann Marie Winn
January 31,2021 – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:30 AM sp. Rose Panek and Stacia Wojtas from Frank Panek
sp. Jacob, Grace and Margaret Bukala from Szczechura Family
sp. Ronald Maynard (1st Anniversary) from Urszula and Bill Bator and Family
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Dolores Czyzycki, whose funeral took place this past week.
Please pray for all our parishioners and their families during these trying times.
Please remember in your prayers Fr. Janusz, Fr. Raju, Fr. Sannella and Fr. Healey as they minister during this COVID-19 crisis.
A pre-recorded weekend Mass by Fr. Sannella is available at the Immaculate Conception Parish website at www.iclowell.org and on Facebook.
Join us for an Evening of Adoration. We will have a Holy Hour on this Wednesday, January 27, from 6 to 7 PM. We can all use some time of quiet adoration, prayer and reflection.
Offertory: Last weekend $1461
Monthly Maintenance Collection $1216
Next week’s second collection is for the Church in Latin America.
The following is a list of expenditures above our ordinary month to month bills for the year 2020.
Oil - $12,790
Heating repairs and cleaning all parish systems - $6820
Church ceiling repairs - $24,400
Hazardous waste removal from church and parish hall - $2,094
Fire alarm repair - $500
The cemetery is now in beautiful condition. More work will be done in the spring. So far $55,000 has been spent on the restoration project.
Thank you to all for giving to the weekly collections and the Parish Fund. Covid-19 has put a stop to many parish activities which are critical to our maintaining fiscal solvency. Please continue to give as much as you can to support our parish. Bóg Zapłać.
“Behind all of our prayer requests should be a desire to grow closer to Jesus.” From the book Stop Worrying and Start Living by Gary Zimak.
Reminder of some of the State and Archdiocesan Rules for Attendance at Mass:
- SOCIAL DISTANCING MUST BE OBSERVED AT ALL TIMES. Please sit in the pews marked with RED SQUARES.
- NO CONGREGATIONAL SINGING.
- HAND SANITIZER IS AVAILABLE AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE CHURCH AND MUST BE USED.
- MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.
- IF YOU HAVE A FEVER OR FEEL SICK, PLEASE STAY HOME.
We received our annual Christmas card, thank you, and newsletter from Laski, School for the Blind Children of Poland. Some interesting facts include the success of the school’s skiers, who are working toward the world cup in Lillehammer, Olympic trials, and finally the winter games in Beijing.
In March, due to the pandemic, the school’s work and the children’s education moved online, with the students staying in their family homes, but in the summer, many of the students went to the sports and physical therapy camp at Darlowek.
When students returned to school in September, they saw the result of extensive work carried out through the summer on various buildings. Main goals for this year are to raise funds for projects including replacing the boiler in the girls’ dormitory and heating pipes in the central part of the Institute, purchasing mobile shelving and support the skiers. The Institute is most grateful for every contribution.
On October 28th Pope Francis confirmed by decree a miracle through the intercession of Mother Elżbieta Róża Czacka, founder of Laski, the last condition of her beatification. The Polish Church will have a new Blessed!
God Bless and Keep You.