Organizations and Service
Parish Mission Statement
Parish, whose dimension is manifested by the celebration of the
Eucharist and the sacramental life, participates in the evangelization
mission of the Roman Catholic Church by internalizing the Gospel
Message and by making a faith response to it through spiritual
development programs. Through a collaborative approach with the
parish school, religious education, and youth ministry programs, it
shares in nurturing the faith experiences in the young people. We
also seek to render assistance to the needs of the parishioners and
local community through outreach programs. As the mother parish of
the Polish Community in the Merrimack Valley, we seek to preserve our
rich Cultural experiences that are parts of our ethnic
grades three through twelve are encouraged to participate in the role
of Altar Server by assisting the priests in the celebration of the
liturgy. The altar servers are overseen by Mrs. Rae Ann
Ministers are commissioned to assist in the distribution of communion
during Mass. We presently have fifteen Eucharistic Ministers, two of
whom work with Sister Eileen, the hospital chaplain at Lowell General
Hospital, as pastoral visitors.
Sets an example of charity toward all men by
Christianizing every area of human activity and by carrying Christ
into the community. The Holy Name Society attends the 9:00 a.m. Mass
in a body on the second Sunday of every month with a breakfast meeting
Our Lady of Czestochowa
Tries to set examples of virtue, charity and
holiness for all young women of the parish community. They meet once
a month with special masses in May and October.
Lectors prepare, reflect and proclaim the Word
of the Lord at parish liturgies. We presently have sixteen
Committee helps the pastor to publicize, organize, and prepare for
has an adult English choir which sings at the 4:00 p.m. mass on
Saturday and at special liturgical celebrations. Our parish also has
a Polish choir which sings at the 10:30 a.m. Polish Sunday Mass and in
collaboration with the adult English choir for special liturgical
celebrations. The adult choir practice on Wednesday evenings at 7:00
Our children's choir sings at the 9 a.m. Sunday Family
Parent Teacher Organization
official parental organization of our school which serves as a support
for the parents and teachers of Saint Stanislaus School, the Holy
Trinity Parish School. All school parents are urged to become active
members of this organization and support its functions. Board members
are elected to two year terms. The group meets the first Monday of
each month in the Parish Hall.
The pastoral council serves as the main advisory
board to the pastor. The council sets parish goals and is involved in
long-range planning. The council meets one evening a
Parish Finance Committee
pastor by providing counsel, when requested, concerning the general
care and administration of parish property and finance. This
committee meets once a month.
The function of this committee is to: foster an
awareness of Polish culture -- past, present, and continuity thereof;
to foster an awareness of Polonia's role in Lowell's development; to
serve Greater Lowell's Polonia and community at large with respect to
the above aims; and to attempt to present or be involved in cultural
events including Lowell's Folk Festival and the Multi-Cultural Mass on
Religious Education Classes -- CCD
Formal Religious instruction is offered each week
for students who attend public and non-Catholic schools. Classes for
grades one thru ten are held every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. till
7:15 p.m. in St. Stanislaus School.
School Advisory Board
The Board serves in an advisory
capacity regarding school policy and generally meets once a month
during the school year. Parents, parishioners, and alumni are
eligible for nomination to this board.
Offers spiritual and social support to the senior
members of our Parish Community who are sixty years of age and older.
This group meets weekly on Wednesday at noon in the parish hall. Once
a month they meet in a body for noon mass to be celebrated before
their weekly gathering.
individuals assist during liturgical celebrations by distributing
bulletins, organizing the presentation of the gifts, taking up the
offertory, and greeting parishioners as they enter and leave the
The Youth Ministry
program offers spiritual guidance as well as providing a safe and
stable atmosphere for social gatherings for the young people in grades
7 thru 10 at our Drop-in Center in the Parish Hall. Supervision is
provided by one adult volunteer as well as several youth ministers.
Father Stanislaw Kempa is also available to minister to the needs of
the youth who attend this program.
Knights of Columbus meet the first and third
Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish hall. Formation
of St. Maximillian Kolbe Council began in July 1995. Until the
Charter is granted by the Supreme Council, St. Maximillian Kolbe
Council is working together with Lowell Council #72. The Knights of
Columbus is a Catholic Family Fraternal Service Organization dedicated
to the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The
principle activity held is the Tootsie-Roll drive under the auspices
of the Massachusetts State Charity Fund for the aid and support of
retarded and handicapped children of all faiths. The chaplain is
Reverend Stanislaw Kempa.
have 27 groups of 15 parishoners who pray the living rosary each day.
Every person says one decade of the rosary daily, so that as a
community they fulfill the 15 decades for the three mysteries. Please
join us in praying the rosary. New members are always