November 27, 2022 First Sunday of Advent

November 26, 2022 – Saturday
    4:00 PM sp. Mary J. Oczkowski from Jane Oczkowski
        sp. Julie and Ed Kopec from Family
        sp. Walter J. Doyle from Family

November 27, 2022 – First Sunday of Advent
    9:00 AM sp. Zdzisław Głowacki from Ancukiewicz Family
        sp. Deceased Pierogi Workers
        sp. Helen, Wanda, Sofia and Angela Naszlenis from Frances Nowak

December 2, 2022 – First Friday
    7:00 – 10:00 PM Nocturnal Adoration

December 3, 2022 – First Saturday
    1:00 – 2:30 PM Marian Fatima Devotions

December 3, 2022 – Saturday
    4:00 PM sp. Mary Stepien from Family
        sp. Simon Kinnal from Jane Oczkowski
        sp. Jacek and Mary Mroz from Family

December 4, 2022 – Second Sunday of Advent
    9:00 AM sp. For deceased members of John and Apolonia Ogonowski Families from Son Albert

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

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

    Last week $1800
    Collection for Retired Sisters $486
Thank you.

Thank you to the following donors to the Parish Fund:
- Anonymous
- Kathy and Richard Vinal
- In Memory of Henry Naruszewicz:
    - Mr. And Mrs. Peter Yianopoolos
    - Fleurette Sheehy
    - Kristine and Thomas Rozinies

The second collection next weekend is for Christmas Flowers. Special envelopes are available at the ushers’ stands this weekend.

The remaining second collections for December are:
- Dec. 10/11 - Monthly Maintenance Collection
- Dec. 17/18 - Cemetery Fund Dec. 31/ Jan.1 - Cemetery Fund
- There is one collection for Christmas. It is for the Clergy Trust.

Thank you again to all who worked on the Polish Food Takeout and to all who supported this event, which was a big success, bringing in even more money than last year! Bóg Zapłać.

God’s intervening into human history came about with an almost frightening quietness and self-effacement, and ... he will come again with the same silence and the same devastating humility into any heart ready to receive him.
---J. B. Phillips

The most wonderful time, indeed.
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” as some popular lyrics go, and a lot of us agree. Andy Williams made the tune famous, but composers Eddie Pola and George Wyle wrote it. Pola and Wyle were Jewish. Yet they assisted Williams in earning the title “Mr. Christmas” with their composition. The song celebrates holiday parties, caroling, mistletoe, good cheer, and loved ones near. But for believers, the season beginning today is really about anticipation and Incarnation, light illuminating the darkness, and God coming near. We know what time it is. Make this advent a genuine celebration of hope.

For Monday – Time to get ready!
With the Thanksgiving holiday weekend wrapped up, Catholics yesterday began the Advent journey to Christmas. The word advent comes from Latin for “to come.” All the days from now until the celebration of the birth of Jesus are preparation for his coming. Preparation in this case means remembering to be ready with a spirit of both penance and joy. Did you set out an Advent wreath on your dinner table yesterday? For many, it’s the first of many Christmas decorations to come out – with festooned trees not far behind. The wreath is more than just a pretty adornment but also a daily reminder to pray as you count down each week with a new candle. Start the season out right by blessing your wreath with a prayer.
Reprinted with permission from Prepare the Word (©022),