February 25, 2018 Second Sunday of Lent

February 24, 2018 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. John Ogonowski from Ogonowski Family
        sp. Maryellen and Michael Sweeney from Marcia and Michael Crowley

February 25, 2018 – 2nd Sunday of Lent
    8:30 AM sp. Stanisław Ancukiewicz from Ancukiewicz Family
        sp. Alexandra Wojcik from Barbara A. Ryan
    Gorzkie Żale after Mass

March 2, 2018 – Friday Piątek
    6:00 PM Stations of the Cross
    7:00 to 10 PM Nocturnal Adoration

March 3, 2018 – Saturday Sobota
    4:00 PM sp. Laurie Kunitake from Deacon Steve and Betty Papik
        sp. Eleanor and Jerome Crowley from Marcia and Michael Crowley
    6:00 PM Marian Devotion

March 4, 2018 – 3rd Sunday of Lent
    8:30 AM sp. Blanche Kasper from Carol Ogonowski
        sp. Alexandra Wojcik from Barbara A. Ryan
    Gorzkie Żale after 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.

Stations of the Cross – 6:00 PM (Light meal available immediately afterwards in Parish Hall.)
Fridays, March 9,16 – English
Fridays, March 2,23 – Polish

Gorzkie Żale will be sung after the 8:30AM Mass on every Sunday in Lent.

Adoration and Benediction will be celebrated every Sunday in Lent from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Saint Anthony Church.

Offertory: Last week $1659
    Catholic Charities $332

Thank you to the following donors to the Parish Fund:
    Mrs. Dolores Czyzycki
    Tadeusz and Leokadia Czerwonka
    In memory of Karol Szafran
    Frances Siara
    Pauline Golec

The second collection this weekend supports the Church in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe.

Next weekend, the Catholic Appeal will be announced in all parishes throughout the Archdiocese. Each of us is responsible not only for the wellbeing of our parish, but also for the wellbeing of the Church throughout our Archdiocese and throughout the world. In preparation, we invite you to prayerfully consider making a generous gift. To make an online pledge, please visit www.bostoncatholicappeal.org. Thank you for your prayerful consideration of this year’s Appeal.

The Holy Trinity Senior Citizens Club will resume its monthly activities on Wednesday, March 14, with Mass at noon, followed by a catered Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner downstairs in the Parish Hall. A short meeting will follow. Any member who plans to attend should call Barbara O’Connell at 978-851-3755 no later than Tuesday, March 6.

Archdiocesan Notes
Initiated by Pope Francis in 2014,24 Hours for the Lord is an annual worldwide Lenten initiative for Catholics to receive the mercy of God through Eucharistic Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The host church in our area is St. Joseph the Worker Shrine, where confessions will be heard in a variety of languages for 12 straight hours on Friday, March 9, from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, and on Saturday, March 10, from 4:00 AM to 4:00 PM. During this entire period, there will be Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament while confessions are being heard. Please see the flyer in the vestibule of the Church for more information.

Project Rachel is the post-abortion ministry of the Archdiocese of Boston which offers hope and healing for women suffering from the pain of a past abortion. Project Rachel offers confidential support, retreats and referrals for Sacramental Reconciliation (Confession). Spring 2018 retreat dates will be March 10, May 5 and June 2. For more information, contact Project Rachel at 508-651-3100 or help@projectrachelboston.com.

Cursillo is a short course in Christianity. The weekends run from Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon and are held at the Campion Center in Weston, MA. For more information and registration call Chris Graf at 617-332-5548 or email at cmg829@comcast.net. The dates for the weekends are:
    Women’s Weekend March 1 – 4, 2018
    Men’s Weekend April 26-29, 2018

Irish Culture Activities
The Annual Irish Week Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday, March 10 at Lenzi’s Mill House. Cocktails at 6:30 PM ; dinner at 7:00 PM. Music will be provided by the Silver Spears Irish Band. Call Kathy Gauthier at 978-251-8923 or Charlene at 508-265-6665. Tickets are $39.00

The Traditional Ceili (Irish Folk Dancing) – Sunday, March 11, at the Lowell Lodge of Elks, 40 Old Ferry Road, Lowell, from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Admission is free.

This year the Hibernians will join with the Immaculate Conception 150 Anniversary Committee on March 17, for a special Mass at 4:00 PM in honor of St. Patrick.

February 25, 2018 ~ Second Sunday of Lent
The readings this week deserve to be read, and reread and pondered. “God put Abraham to the test.” Those sound like scary words. Think about it: God put (insert YOUR name) to the test. What might that test look like in your life? How are you tested? How do you respond to difficult situations God asks you to face? In our Gospel, we hear God speak “This is my beloved Son. Listen to Him.” As you begin this second week of Lent, listen attentively to what Jesus is speaking to you, asking of you. How will you respond? Remember God’s promise!