November 28, 2021 First Sunday of Advent

November 27,2021
    4:00 PM sp. Mary and Jacek Mroz from Family
        sp. Andrew Ogiba from Walter and Diane Szafran
        sp. Ted Ogonowski from St. Stanislaus School 1960 Classmates

November 28,2021 – First Sunday of Advent
    8:30 AM sp. Zdzislaw Glowacki from Ancukiewicz Family
        sp. Deceased Members of Jan and Apolonia Ogonowski from Dr. Albert Ogonowski
        sp. Janina Dudek from Czerwonka Family

December 3,2021 – First Friday
    7:00 to 10:00 PM Nocturnal Adoration

December 4,2021 – First Saturday
    1:00 to 2:30 PM Marian Devotion with Rosary

December 4,2021
    4:00 PM sp. Mary Stepien from Family
        sp. Stasia Jantas from Atty. Robert Murphy
        sp. Edward Milczarek from Walter and Diane Szafran

December 5,2021 – Second Sunday of Advent
    8:30 AM sp. Stefan, Michalina, Frank, Waclawa and Frances Doda from Teresa
        sp. Stanley and Dorothy Bocko from Christine Hologa
        sp. Walter Kaminski from Deacon Steve and Betty Papik

Monday – Friday
    12 Noon Mass at Saints Campus Chapel with Fr. Raju

Please pray for all our parishioners and their families during these trying times and for those who minister to us - Fr. Sannella, Fr. Janusz, Fr. Healey, Fr. Raju and Deacon Steve.

    Last weekend $1319
    Collection for Retired Sisters $446
Thank You.

Thank you to the following donors to the Parish Fund:
    Tadeusz and Helena Kolodziej

Second collections for the month of December:
- Weekend of 12/4 - 12/5 - Christmas Flowers
- Weekend of 12/11 - 12/12 - Monthly Maintenance Collection
- Weekend of 12/18 - 12/19 - Cemetery Fund

The second collection next weekend is for Christmas flowers. Please be as generous as you can so that our altars will, as always, reflect the beauty of this special season. Envelopes are available at the ushers’ stands.

A book is being written about Odrzykon in Poland. Fr. Tenus from the church there is seeking information from anyone in our parish who is from Odrzykon. For more information, please contact Maria Bielawski at 978-256-6913.

Oplatki will be available at the Masses and the Sunday Coffee Social starting next weekend, at the rectory during regular Monday office hours and at the Christmas Pirogi Sale.

The Christmas Pierogi Sale will be held on Saturday, December 18, from 8 to 11 AM. No orders will be taken ahead and there is no limit.

Exploring the word
Strengthen your hearts

Jesus wasn’t just blowing smoke when he said the Kingdom is at hand. It is at hand, right here, in our midst, among us. If we don’t see it, don’t feel it, it’s because we’re actively choosing not to participate in it. But the Kingdom is coming, all the time, entering every moment of human history like a thief. In response, we might welcome God’s reign like a favored guest in our lives, celebrate its arrival and invite everyone to the feast. Or we might simply wake in the morning and find traces of its passage and mourn that, thanks to our inattention, something incredibly precious now goes missing.
Eternal life, properly understood, isn’t a reward that is offered to us the day after we die. It’s a chance we’re given, right here and now, to live in the presence of God and to participate in the life of Christ fully - “blamelessly,” as St. Paul puts it. If we put our trust in the powers of this world – money, personal comforts, the esteem of others, governments, or our own self-righteousness as members of the “right” religion and bearers of a proper, private morality – then there will be much to blame us for. But if we place our confidence in God’s mercy and seek divine justice now, then we can indeed lift up our heads no matter what happens around us.
Reprinted with permission from Prepare the Word (©2021),