September 23, 2018 Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 22, 2018 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Mary J. Oczkowski from Jane Oczkowski
        sp. Angela and William Droll from Marcia and Michael Crowley

September 23, 2018 – Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    8:30 AM sp. Jadwiga i Ludwik Abramowski from Jadwiga and Henry Doda
        sp. Douglas and Yvette Bukala from Ted and Anna
    Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help following Mass

September 29, 2018 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Beverly Doyle from Elizabeth Hatch
        sp. Helen Przydzial from Marcia and Michael Crowley

September 30, 2018 – Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    8:30 AM Dla Osobistą Przyczynę od Najwer Family
        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 $1586
Clergy Health and Retirement Trust $527
Thank You

Save the Date: The Holy Trinity Senior Citizens Club will hold its annual “Fall Festival” on Saturday, November 3, from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM downstairs in the Parish Hall.

Senior Citizens Club members and anyone wishing to donate items for the raffles for the “Fall Festival” are asked to do so by October 3. Items may be dropped off at the rectory during regular office hours, given to Betty Tsioulis after the Saturday Mass or brought to the October 3rd meeting. For more information, call Betty Tsioulis at 978-459-3649 or Betty Papik at 978-459-2873.

Clothing Drive – The list of wanted items and the drop-off dates is posted at the back of the church. Thank you to all who have been bringing in their items for this fundraiser.

Wielka zbiórka odzieży – od 10-tego Wrzesnia do 22 Pazdziernika Lista porządanych rzeczy oraz dni w których można je oddawać wywieszona jest przed wejsciem do kościoła. Wszystkim którzy odpowiedzieli na nasza akcje i tym samym wspomagaja nasza Parafie – serdecznie dziękujemy!!!! Bóg Zapłać!!!!

The Lowell Polish Cultural Committee invites you to an introduction to the Polish Center of Discovery at Elms College, Chicopee, MA. Staś Radosz, Center Director, will present the story of this unique museum with its rich collection that documents Polish heritage. This event will take place Sunday, September 30,2:00 PM at the Polish National Home, 10 Coburn St., Lowell. Please join us and consider bringing a Polish object or document to share/or to have Staś Radosz identify. Free admission and refreshments. For further information, call Pauline Golec (978-957-4307).

Enjoy a day at Foxwoods, spread the word.
Deacon Steve is sponsoring a bus trip to Foxwoods on Tuesday, Oct. 16.The coach will leave from the Immaculate Conception parking lot at 8 AM and return at 6 PM. The fare will be $35. That includes: round trip coach transportation, $10.00 food voucher or free buffet, $15.00 slot play, and the bus driver tip. If you would like to join us, please make checks payable to Stephen Papik with your phone number on the check and mail to Holy Trinity Rectory, 340 High Street, Lowell, MA 01852 by October 2.
You can also drop off the check in the mail box at the Rectory.

“Ireland’s Happy Man” – Singer, songwriter, and comedian Cahal Dunne will be in concert Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7:00 PM at the Billerica Lodge of Elks Hall #2071,14 Webb Brook Road, Billerica, MA. Tickets are $20 per person. Call Angus Mac Donald @ (978) 453-8580 or Carolyn Mac Donald @ (978) 866-6437.

Adult Faith Formation Program at St. Joseph the Worker Shrine
The Fall session will open on Wednesday, Oct. 3rd and will continue thru Oct. 10,17,24,31 and Nov. 7,14. Classes are conducted by Fr. Gene Tremblay OMI, S.T.L. This year, our topic will be a scriptural one: The Message of the Prophets.
Format: “Soup and Substance” – arrive anytime after 6:00 PM for a light repast; class follows in the Conference Hall from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. For more detailed information as to content and cost consult the flyer at the back of the church.

MA State law mandates that any person 17 years of age and older, who serves as a volunteer in any parish ministry, must complete a CORI form (Criminal Offense Record Info). This form requires verification of identity with a photo document (e.g. MA Driver’s License or passport). There are no exceptions to this requirement.
The CORI form is available from Deacon Steve at all the Masses.

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Race you to the bottom

We’re bred for competition. In the ongoing contest for limited resources, we don’t want to
be without a chair when the music stops. Pitted against siblings for the finite attention of parents, the competition grows larger as we do. Schools bid us compete for grades and rank. Sports, video games, the car we drive, the job we get, the promotion we achieve, the money
in the bank, are contests won or lost on the ladder toward greatness. Jesus says don’t
compete; serve. True greatness is a race to the bottom. Count the ways you’re winning.
Reprinted with permission from (©2018).