THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
March 3rd, 2013
3-ego marca 2013
MASS INTENTIONS & MASS SCHEDULE
INTENCJE MSZALNE I PLAN MSZY
MARCH 2 SATURDAY / SOBOTA
4 PM Donald Johnston req. by Patricia Schultz
MARCH 3 SUNDAY / NIEDZIELA
9:00 Bronislawa Bugaj na prosbe siostry Heleny Cirullo
Irena i Mieczyslaw Szczech oraz Bobby Domzall od rodziny i przyjaciol
10:30 Living and Deceased Members of Rosary Society
Mary and Joseph Wdowiarz req. by Helen Lubas
MARCH 4 MONDAY / PONIEDZIALEK
9:00 No morning Mass
MARCH 5 TUESDAY / WTOREK
9:00 No morning Mass
MARCH 6 WEDNESDAY / SRODA
9:00 Stella & Anthony Kaminski req. by Son, Richard
MARCH 7 THURSDAY/ CZWARTEK
9:00 Parishioners and Benefactors
MARCH 8 FIRST FRIDAY / PIATEK
9:00 Parishioners and Benefactors
MARCH 9 SATURDAY / SOBOTA
4 PM Parishioners and Benefactors
MARCH 10 SUNDAY / NIEDZIELA
9:00 Roman Zdunek—req. by Wife Helena Cirullo
10:30 Joseph Canal req. by Annette Canal
Alvin Wilke req. by Connie Wilke
Sanctuary Lamp in memory of Adolf Lubas req. by Helen Lubas
We ask God’s blessing for the strengthening & healing of our sick & homebound. Please pray for: Christian Clopp, Harry Corn, Kazimiera Olejnik, Eleanor Tureck, Walter Lyskiewicz, Ira & Betty Whittle, Baby John Harshaw III, Ted Balabuch and his Daughter Kristen Balabuch, Helen Gardygajlo, Kathy Dominik, Irene Talarowski, Jeanette Dudek.
Please pray for the Deceased & their Families: Helen Nichols, Joseph Gorski, Ronald Banasiak, T. Soltys, Frank Kwoka, Christos Kolioutas, Blanche Vogt, Jeannette S. “Jean” Palczewski, Dolores Webb, Helen Walczak, Helen Kwoka, Zbigniew Domzall, Helen Starr, Mieczyslaw Szczech, John Lock, Stanley Jaskiewicz, Barbara H. Thomas.
And he told them this parable: "There once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard, and when he came in search of fruit on it but found none, he said to the gardener, 'For three years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree but have found none. So cut it down. Why should it exhaust the soil?'"
- Lk 13:6-7 Excerpts from the Lectionary for Mass ©2001, 1998, 1970 CCD.
If you are ill and wish to be added to the sick list please call the rectory.
The next parish breakfast is scheduled for
March 10th after Masses. Please bring your friend or family member to support us.
Nastepne sniadanie parafialne odbedzie sie w dniu 10-ego marca po wszystkich Mszach Sw. Zaproscie do udzialu swoja rodzine i przyjaciol. Zapraszamy!
1. Parish Council is meeting on March 7 at 7pm. in a senior center.
2. Rada Parafialna spotyka sie 7-ego marca o godz. 19-ej w senior center.
3. If anyone would like to receive their contribution statement for year 2012 please contact the rectory at 856 963 1285.
4. Jezeli ktos z panstwa chcialby otrzymac dokument potwierdzajacy ilosc dokonanych ofiar na rzecz kosciola w 2012 prosimy o kontakt z domem parafialnym pod numerem tel. 856 963 1285.
5. Stations of the Cross will be held in the chapel on Friday evenings during Lent at 6pm.
6. W kazdy piatek Wielkiego Postu odbywaja sie stacje Drogi Krzyzowej o godz. 18.00 w kaplicy.
7. Przypominamy—Rozaniec bedzie odmawiany przed Msza Sw. o godz. 10:30 w dniu 3-ego marca.
8. Reminder—Rosary is being recited before High Mass on March. 3rd.
The Rosary Society is sponsoring an Easter babka sale. Order forms are available in church. Please refer to the order form for details, or call Pat at 856-310-1783 for more information.
Kolo Rozancowe ma w sprzedazy babki wielkanocne. Formularze zamowien dostepne sa w kosciele. Wiecej szczegolow dostepnych jest na formularzach zamowien oraz poprzez kontakt z Pat Kwoka pod numerem tel. 856 310-1783.
Our Parish will celebrate St. Joseph’s Day on Sunday, March 17, 2013 with a full day of prayer and reflection. Please plan to attend some part of this very special day at our Church.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
9 AM Mass (Polish)
10:30 AM Procession and High Mass
11:30 AM—5 PM Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
11:30 AM—12:30 PM Coffee & Refreshments (Lower Parish Hall)
12:30 Gorzkie Zale (Bitter Lamentations)
5 PM Eucharistic exposition will be concluded with vespers celebrated by Fr. Ronan Murphy, native of Ireland. St Lucia’s Choir will sing during devotions at 5:00 PM. The Litany to St. Joseph’s will be recited after the 4 PM Mass on Saturday, March 16th.
If you would like to receive a Holy Communion at home or hospital call Father Pawel at any time.
Jezeli ktos pragnie otrzymac sakrament Komunii Swietej w domu lub szpitalu prosimy dzwonic do domu parafialnego o kazdej porze dnia i nocy.
FEASTS & CELEBRATIONS
March 17 – St. Patrick (493). Born in Scotland, St. Patrick was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave. He escaped but later returned to become the bishop of Ireland and is credited for having established the Church there.
March 19 – St. Joseph (1st century). Jesus’ earthly father, devout Jew, and faithful husband to the Blessed Mother, St. Joseph is a model of fatherhood and a protector of families.
March 23 – St. Toribio de Mogrovejo (1606). A brilliant scholar, he was serving as professor of law at the University of Salamanca when he was chosen to lead the archdiocese of Lima in Peru. He was ordained priest and bishop and worked with intense fervor to strengthen his diocese.
March 24 – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion. The Sunday before Easter is called Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion because it recalls Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem when he was greeted by crowds waving palms and cheering, and it marks the beginning of Holy Week.
Please support Our Church by remembering us in your Will….
Poland has witnessed a heated discussion on the “huge homosexual underground in the Church”, provoked by the most recent book by Fr. Tadeusz Isakowicz-Zaleski entitled Chodzi mi tylko o prawdę(Truth Is All That Matters). Some deny any such underground exists, and put forward theses profoundly inconsistent with the teaching of the Church, both being at odds with truth. The problem is serious to the extent I feel I must join in the discussion as well, because I also care about truth, and first of all about good, the fundamental wellbeing of man and of the Church – the basic community in which he lives.
Any discussion should have as its starting point the basic, axiomatic assumption that any one of us can know with certainty only a part, and that part is likely to be partially wrong. That should result in any opinions being presented with humility, and the arguments of partners or opponents being listened to with attention. That way we may best benefit from the parts of knowledge each of us has, and correct them. They will always remain only parts, but they will be bigger and purified from errors to a greater extent. Fr. Dariusz Oko
In June 2012, Polish magazine Fronda published an extensive, incisive, and influential article on the papacy and what it calls the "Homoheresy" and the great powers of the group it calls the "Homomafia" in all levels of the Church hierarchy, going all the way to the Roman Curia - and on how Benedict XVI has tried to curtail the great influence of this underground network of deviation. The Rev. Dr. Dariusz Oko, the author, is a Professor of Theology at the Pontifical Academy of Theology (Pontifical University John Paul II), in Krakow. The article was published in German as well (D. Oko, Mit dem Papst gegen Homohäresie, "Theologisches" 9/10  pp. 403-426), but it has been sparsely available in English.
In the days following the announcement of his resignation, we have been hearing the repeated warnings of Pope Benedict against the divisions in the Church. They recall one of the most somber declarations made by His Holiness, when, en route to Portugal, he said:
As for the new things which we can find in this [Fatima] message today, there is also the fact that attacks on the Pope and the Church come not only from without, but the sufferings of the Church come precisely from within the Church, from the sin existing within the Church. This too is something that we have always known, but today we are seeing it in a really terrifying way: that the greatest persecution of the Church comes not from her enemies without, but arises from sin within the Church, and that the Church thus has a deep need to relearn penance, to accept purification, to learn forgiveness on the one hand, but also the need for justice. (Interview, May 11, 2010)
Considering the dark influences that will try to reach even into the most secret places in the upcoming weeks of grave decisions for the Church, we thought, after having received the translated text from several Polish readers, that this is the right time to make it known to a larger audience among English speakers. We ask our readers to make this text as widely known as possible.
Fr. Oko writes:
“The Church has been created as the most wonderful, most beautiful community of love and kindness, of believers living in peace with the Lord and with one another. We must not allow our greatest treasure to be destroyed. Let us be confident and peaceful. Normal, honest people are the overwhelming majority. They only need to be properly informed, mobilized and unified in action.”
The following is Fr. Oko’s Report