December 17, 2017 Third Sunday of Advent

December 16, 2017 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Samowski Family from Hassan Family
        sp. Beverly Doyle from Elizabeth Hatch

December 17, 2017 – Third Sunday of Advent
    8:30 AM sp. Ted and John Bukala from Ted and Anna
        sp. Msgr. Stanisław Kempa
    Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help following Mass

December 23, 2017 – Saturday – Vigil of Fourth Sunday of Advent
    4:00 PM sp. Edward Mierzwa from Wife and Children

December 24, 2017 – Fourth Sunday of Advent
    8:30 AM sp. Reggie Fuller (5th Anniversary) from Deacon Steve and Betty Papik
        sp. Victoria Janowicz Pelletier from Daughters Sharon Dupont and Victoria Mullin

December 24, 2017 – Christmas Eve
    3:30 PM Christmas Prelude
    4:00 PM Mass for Our Parish Family
    8:30 PM Christmas Prelude
    9:00 PM Mass for Our Parish Family (Polish)

December 25, 2017 – The Nativity of the Lord
    8:30 AM Mass for Our Parish Family (Polish)

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.

“Christmas Eve Preludes” A concert of both English and Polish Christmas Carols will be sung beginning at 3:30 PM prior to the 4:00 PM Christmas Eve Mass. Also, a concert of Kolędy will be sung beginning at 8:30 PM prior to the 9:00 PM Christmas Eve Mass. Come early, lend your voices and join us in celebrating Christ’s birth through the joy of music!

Offertory: Last week $1336
    Utilities Collection $603
    Immaculate Conception Holyday $245
Thank You

Thank you to the following donors to the Parish Fund:
    Thomas and Nancy Paskiewicz - $500
    Maria and Adam Bielawski - $200
    Pauline Golec - $300

Next week, at all our Christmas Masses (Sunday evening and Monday), our only collection will be to support the retirement, medical and financial needs of the priests of the Archdiocese of Boston. On behalf of all our priests, thank you in advance for your generosity.

Boxed offertory envelopes for 2018 will be available for pick up in the vestibule of the church this weekend. This year the boxes include envelopes for the Monthly Utilities Collections. The envelopes for these collections are labeled “Maintenance.” If you have not been using the offertory envelopes and would like to do so, please call the rectory during regular office hours – Monday, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Opłatki are available for a free will offering at the rectory during office hours on Monday, from 10:00 to 1:00, at the Social after the 8:30 Mass and Novena and in Church after the 4:00 Mass.

The parish will hold its annual Opłatek (Christmas Dinner) on Sunday, January 7. A meeting will be held this Sunday, December 17, after the 8:30 Mass and Novena downstairs in the Parish Hall to finalize plans and a list of volunteers for the event.

Christmas Weekend Masses

Saturday, December 23 – Vigil of the 4th Sunday of Advent
    Immaculate Conception 4:00 PM
    Holy Trinity 4:00 PM
    St. Anthony 5:30 PM

Sunday, December 24 – 4th Sunday of Advent
    Immaculate Conception 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM
    Holy Trinity 8:30 AM (Polish)
    St. Anthony 9:30 AM 11:30 AM

Sunday, December 24 – Christmas Eve
    Immaculate Conception 4:00 PM Pageant and Mass 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
    Holy Trinity 4:00 PM 9:00 PM (Polish)
    St. Anthony 6:00 PM Pageant and Mass 12 Midnight (Portuguese)

Monday, December 25 – Christmas Day
    Immaculate Conception 7:30 AM 9:00 AM 11:30 AM
    Holy Trinity 8:30 AM (Polish)
    St. Anthony 10:00 AM (Bi-lingual)

December 17 ~ Third Sunday of Advent ~ Gaudete Sunday
The Scripture readings of this third week of Advent are filled with encouragement and joy. What words from Scripture caught your attention today? “The Spirit of God is upon me…” “Rejoice always.” ‘In all circumstances give thanks for this is the will of God for you.” “The one who calls you is faithful.” Savor the word of God that you heard today and let it nourish you throughout the coming week.