August 19, 2018 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 18, 2018 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Julia Kinnal from Jane Oczkowski
        sp. John Mroz from Family

August 19, 2018 – Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    8:30 AM sp. Msgr. Stanisław Kempa and Andrzej Cuiksa
        sp. Karolina Sawicki and Teofila Kosowicz from Mary Dudek
    Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help following Mass

August 25, 2018 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Karol Szafran From Marcia and Michael Crowley
        sp. Walter Michalczyk from Michalczyk Family

August 26, 2018 – Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
    8:30 AM sp. Krzysztof Urbowicz from Wife and Son
        sp. Jan and Stephania Szczechura from Ted and Anna
    Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help following 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.

Offertory: Last Week $2525
Utilities $1045
Thank You

Thank you to the following donors to the Parish Fund:
    Mrs. Dolores Czyzycki
    Mr. and Mrs. Walter Szafran
    Ms. Jane Oczkowski
    Mr. Henry Naruszewicz

Members of the Senior Citizens Club and the pierogi workers are asked to sign up with Betty Papik (978-459-2873) no later than Friday, August 24, if they
plan to attend the noon lunch at The Chateau on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Holy Trinity Church “Clothing for Cash” Fall Fundraiser – A fundraiser is being planned for this Fall, beginning some time in September. We are asking all parishioners to begin filling bags and boxes with “textiles” in any condition. This includes clothing, curtains, blankets, towels, belts, pocketbooks and shoes/boots. Spread the word among family and friends. More details to follow.

Hope Conferences, Inc. in association with the Archdiocese of Boston presents HOPE OF THE NATIONS, a Catholic conference focused on HOPE, HEALING & DELIVERANCE, to be held on September 15, 2018, at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. This event provides a powerful day of grace including five extraordinary speakers, music, Holy Mass, Confession and Adoration. Doors open at 8 AM, day ends at 6 PM. Tickets are $30 each if purchased before September 1, 2018. Tickets purchased after August 31st are $40 per person. Group pricing is available for groups of 20 or more.
Please call 978-771-4288, visit the web site: or email to register or for more information.
More details are posted in the vestibule of the church.

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Smart eating

It doesn’t take our annual physical to remind us that we live in a culture of unhealthy eating. What used to be a matter of consuming enough calories for survival has become a national epidemic of obesity. It is tempting to eat when happy or sad, in gatherings or alone, to fight boredom, lift moods, or assuage anxiety. A lot of what appears in our diets isn’t even useful for nutrition, and some of it’s downright harmful. One thing’s for sure: Eucharist is the one meal we can’t do without. Better than smart food, it’s the table where wisdom is served.

More food for thought
August 14th was the Memorial of Maximilian Kolbe, Priest, Martyr. This Franciscan is best known for the way he died: He offered his life in the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in exchange for another prisoner, a husband and father. But he led an incredibly active life before then. He founded a society for people consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (still in existence), a Franciscan community near Warsaw that in 12 years grew from 18 to 650 friars, and a publishing house that produced religious booklets and a newspaper and monthly magazine with circulations of 230,000 and more than 1 million respectively. He even established a missionary center in Nagasaki, Japan in 1930. His hard work reached its fulfillment in his martyrdom. Let the dedication of this saint serve as an example in your life.
Reprinted with permission from Prepare The Word (© 2018),