August 18, 2019 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 17, 2019 - Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. John Mroz from Family
        sp. Eugene Dziczek from Jane Oczkowski
        sp. Francis Georges from David and Helen Flanagan

August 18, 2019 - Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    8:30 AM sp. Marcin Moskal from Moskal Family
        sp. Bernard Szczechura from Ted and Anna
    Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help following Mass

August 24, 2019 — Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Al Granatek from Family
    sp. Walter Michalczyk and Family from Family
    sp. Julia Kinnal from Jane Oczkowski

August 25, 2019 - Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
    8:30 AM sp. Edwin and Stephen Bukala from Ted and Anna
        sp. Krzysztaf Urbowicz from Wife and Son
    Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help following the 8:30 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 soul of Helena Maciej czy k whose funeral took place this past week.

    Last week $1655
    Maintenance Collection $1060
    Thank you.

The annual Senior Citizens Club Anniversary Lunch/Pierogi Workers Appreciation Lunch will be held on Wednesday, September 4, at 12 noon at The Chateau in Andover. Please sign up with Betty Papik by Wednesday, August 28.

Saint John Paul II Shrine of Divine Mercy, 28 St. Peter Street, Salem, MA, invites everyone to POLISH FEST on Sunday, August 25, from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Dance and music played by DJ Jurek, delicious Polish food by Euromart, traditional homemade pastries, Kids' Corner, big raffle, full bar. See poster on bulletin board in vestibule of the church.

Saint John Paul II Shrine of Divine Mercy, Salem, MA, invites you to a cruise aboard the Hannah Glover around Salem Harbor on Saturday, September 14, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Ship departs from Pickering Wharf, Salem. Food, Bar, Music, and Dancing. Tickets are $50.00 per person and are available after the Masses at the Shrine and at the Shrine's rectory. See poster on bulletin board.

TINE - The Institute for the New Evangelization - is offering a Certificate in Catholic Theology: Faith Seeking Understanding. Classes meet one Saturday a month, starting November 16, 2019, at the Pastoral Center, 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree. Cost is $395 (discount for members of same parish, school, or family). Registration opens September 3. Questions, email
For more details see poster in vestibule of the church.

The Museum of Family Prayer will be opening this Fall in Easton, MA at 518 Washington Street. This museum is brought to you by Holy Cross Family Ministries, which has been changing lives through family prayer and other spiritual programs in the U.S. and many other countries for more than 75 years. The Museum illustrates the history of prayer beginning with Adam and Eve and continues through the evolution of the 150 psalms into the 150 Hail Marys of the Rosary. Visitors will take home with them an unforgettable interactive experience of family prayer, supported by free, take-home prayer kits and other aides that develop and strengthen the knowledge and experience of prayer, faith, and the Rosary.
Tours begin on September 18th, and the Museum is open for visitors Wednesdays through Sundays, from 10 AM to 4 PM and admission is free. To learn more and plan a visit, please visit their website at

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Get fired up!
Author Jack London told the chilling tale of a brazen traveler who failed to take the peril of extreme weather conditions seriously. Building a proper fire in the right place might have kept him alive during a blizzard. Absent such a fire, the man's fate was sealed. Jesus assures his friends that his mission in this world is to set such a blazing, saving fire in the hearts of believers. If we carry this passionate flame, no circumstances can endanger us. Contemplate an image of the Sacred Heart, and stroke the fire in your own!
Reprinted with permission from