1 Saint Joseph Basilica Parish of the Third Millennium Mission Statement Saint Joseph Parish is committed to proclaim the gospel message of Jesus Christ as a Catholic community of faith, by promoting a sense of commitment to the Church, encouraging divine worship and prayer, fostering evangelization and nurturing the spirit of service. Within the context of our Polish - American religious and cultural heritage, we foster our tradition and aspire to personal growth in faith. We are determined to develop our vision for the future, to educate the children in Christian values and to be receptive to the creative and saving grace of God. 53 Whitcomb Street, Webster, MA Phone: Fax: Parish WebSite: Sunday Vigil: Sunday: Holy Day Vigil: Holy Day: Weekdays: LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS 4:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m.(polish); 8:15 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. (Polish) 5:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m.; 8:15 a.m.(polish); 9:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m. (Bilingual) 6:30 a.m. (m-f); 7:00 a.m. (w, f, sat) CONFESSIONS - SPOWIEDŹ Saturday:... 3 p.m. Eve of Holy Days:... 3 p.m. Thurs. before First Friday:... 3 p.m First Friday: p.m PARISH OFFICE HOURS Mon. - Fri.: 9 a.m noon & 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday - Office Is Closed! Please call ahead for an appointment with a priest. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION/RCIA (508) Director.Mary Jolda PARISH PERSONNEL Rector:... Rev. Msgr. Anthony Czarnecki Adm. Secretary... Terry Miller Financial Secretary... Ewa Mamro Organist... Robert Wójcik Cemetery Manager... Kevin Rekowski Sacristans Al Richard & Joseph Ziak RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a process established by the Church for individuals to become Catholic and receive the Sacraments of Initiation-Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist. If you wish to become Catholic, or are a Baptized Catholic in need of making your First Communion and/or Confirmation, please call the Religious Education Office. BAPTISM: On designated Sundays. Please call to make arrangements. Parents are required to receive orientation. MARRIAGE: Proper preparation for marriage requires one year s notice. Please contact the rectory for appointment. MINISTRY TO THE SICK: For those of advanced age, ill or hospitalized, call the rectory to arrange visitation. PARISH MEMBERSHIP: If you would like to become part of St. Joseph Parish Family, please call the rectory. *** SAKRAMENT CHRZTU: W wyznaczone niedziele. Proszę zadzwonić na plebanię, aby ustalić datę. Rodzice zobowiązani są do krótkiej katechezy. SAKRAMENT MAŁŻEŃSTWA: Narzeczeni powinni zawiadomić kancelarię parafialną rok przed datą ślubu. SAKRAMENT CHORYCH: Po sakramentalną posługę księdza proszę dzwonić na plebanię. ZAPISY DO PARAFII: Parafia św. Józefa serdecznie zaprasza nowych członków. Zapisy przyjmujemy w kancelarii parafialnej. *** SAINT JOSEPH SCHOOL 47 Whitcomb Street, Webster, MA Phone: Fax: Principal.Mr. Donald F. Cushing Secretary.Mrs. Jennifer Mahlert
2 Page 2 August 1, sierpien 2010 r. Masses for the weekmsze Sw. Podczas Tygodnia Sunday Vigil-July 31 4 p.m. r.s. James and Adele Canty (anniv.) -int. Jim and JoAnne Canty and son Sunday-August 1 7:00 s.p. Jan Wojcik (24-ta rocz.) -int. Wojcik familia 8:15 For the parishioners of St. Joseph Basilica 9:30 r.s. Joseph Bukowski -int. friend 11:00 s.p. Zygmunt Kokosinski -int. Henryk i Maria Morga Monday-August 2 6:30 r.s. Stanley Kabala, Sr. -int. Nellie and Louis Kondek 2 p.m. Christopher Heights Tuesday-August 3 6:30 r.s. Bernice, Frank & Joseph Budzinski -int. M/M Joseph Ziak 7:00 r.s. Theresa Paglione -int. daughter AnnMarie (English) Wednesday-August 4 6:30 r.s. Michael Zalewski -int. Helen Dunbar and family 7:00 r.s. Mary Breault -int. husband Ed Thursday-August 5 6:30 r.s. Roman and Antonia Murzycki & dec. members of the Murzycki family -int. Rose Rekowski and family Friday-August 5 _ First Friday _ 6:30 r.s. Edwin Lebudzinski -int. family 7:00 For the living members of the Sacred Heart Society 7 pm r.s. Jozef, Katarzyna, Andrzej, Jakub, Jan, Antonina i Franciszek Plewa -int. Anna i Edward Kudron Saturday-August 7 7:00 r.s. Cecelia Pawlak -int. daughters Carol, Jackie, Elaine and Joyce Sunday Vigil 4 p.m. r.s. John Fusco -int. wife Gail and family Sunday-August 8 7:00 Za wypominki 8:15 For the parishioners of St. Joseph Basilica 9:30 r.s. Lisa Grzych Kuszewski -int. Virginia Woznicki and family 11:00 s.p.rozalia i Jan Parzych -int. Zofia i Jan Nagiel 1 p.m. Baptism - Benjamin Anthony Latuga 1-25 Club Winner for the 19 th Week - #202 John P. Hickey OUR WEEKLY OFFERINGS - July 25, 2010 Weekly $4331 (incl. $751 in loose money); Diocesan Obligations $152; Fuel $67. Stewardship Note: Jesus urges us to be rich in what matters to God. The psalmist warns us against hardening our hearts. Are our hearts open to what really matters? Word of Life. Every child...brings us God s smile and invites us to recognize that life is His gift, a gift to be welcomed with love and preserved with care always and at every moment Pope Benedict XVI. Young children have an extraordinary capacity for love and laughter: one researcher found that the average American child laughs 400 times a day; the average adult, only 15. EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME August 1, 2010 Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain wisdom of heart. Psalm 90:12 Values to Live by. Today s scriptures contain some catch phrases that are still quite familiar in our world: All is vanity, and Eat, drink, and be merry area both scriptural in origin. In the same way that it is easy to pray last week s Lord s Prayer thoughtlessly, it is easy to let the potent passages of scripture that are built on these common sayings glide right off our slick ears. Last week s scriptures instructed us to listen attentively to the Lord, so that we might pray carefully. Our listening and our prayer are intimately connected. In the same way, this week we learn that our values and our living are connected as well. It has become quite common to ask, Do you own your possessions or do they own you? Like the familiar maxims from today s readings, we might be tempted to quote this saying flippantly, and think that in the quoting of it we have truly considered it, perhaps lived it. Not true, Qoheleth, Paul, and Jesus tell us today. It is not wrong to treasure or cherish things of earth or of our own humanity; it is only wrong when those things we cherish are not of God, are not of the self-giving Christ. The second collection this weekend is for the Diocesan Obligations. Next weekend the second collection is for the Utility and Energy Costs DEVOTIONS TO THE DIVINE MERCY This Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. the chaplet to the Divine Mercy will be prayed followed by benediction. In 1935, Our Lord taught Blessed Faustina a special prayer for mercy: Encourage souls to say the Chaplet...Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy...through the Chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My will (Diary, 1731). The message of mercy can be called to mind simply by remembering A-B-C: Ask for His Mercy. God wants us to approach Him in prayer constantly. Be Merciful. God wants us to receive His mercy and let it flow through us to others. Completely trust in Jesus. God wants us to know that the graces of His mercy are dependent upon our trust. FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION First Friday adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place after the 7:00 a.m. Mass on August 6, 2010 and continue throughout the day, concluding with the Chaplet to the Divine Mercy and benediction at 3:00 p.m. Adorers are asked to attend at their scheduled time. A Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m. in the Polish language. Note: All members and parishioners are cordially asked to join us at the 7:00 a.m. First Friday Mass which is designated for either the living or deceased members of the Sacred Heart Society.
3 Page 3 August 1, sierpien 2010 r. JULY CASH CALENDAR WINNERS July 26-$50 Claire Theodore; July 27-$50 Michael Betley; July 28-$50 Michal Szymczak, Worcester; July 29-$50 Sr. MaryAnn Papiez; July 30-$50 Tom Gromelski; July 31-$500 Victoria Czechowski. Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to all our supporters. Your help is greatly appreciated. The September calendars will go on sale this weekend. Purchase your calendar now you just may be the big winner! BINGO EVERY SUNDAY AT ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL Sunday August 1, 2010 Progressive Jackpot - Two Winner Take All s Special Door Prizes Free Coffee Variety of home-made-food Doors open at 4:45 p.m. - Games Begin at 5:45 p.m. Knights of Columbus Members will assist from 4 to 6 p.m. COLLECTION TO AID THE CHURCH IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE Message from Bishop Robert J. McManus:...The 2010 Collection to Aid the Church in Central and Eastern Europe, inspired by our charity, will truly strengthen the courageous endurance of people who wish to keep their Catholic faith alive....the world of Central and Eastern Europe needs our help! Church buildings, destroyed or used for secular purposes, must be rebuilt. Catechetical centers to educate the faithful and prepare the young for the sacraments must be re-established. Clergy, religious, and the laity must be grained in the teaching of the Second Vatican Council. A special collection will be taken at all week-end Masses in all the parishes. However, since our second collection next week is designated for a special purpose, this collection will be taken in our parish the weekend of August 14/15. SCHOOL NEWS Innovative Program for Pre-K Students. To clarify the information printed in the bulletin on July 18, we are repeating the enrollment requirements for Pre-K classes. St. Joseph School is offering a five day/week expanded educational program for the academic year 2010/2011 for children who turn 4 by September. For the parents who wish to send their children to Pre-K for 3 days only (M/W/F) and are 4 years old by September, a similar program with a different teacher will be held in an additional classroom. The separation of these two groups of the same age will allow each teacher to measure their progress, study their development and challenge their achievements. A third program for those who will be 3 by September will also be offered 2 days a week (Tues/Thurs). The main focus of this age group is socialization and character development. All programs include religious studies, interactive technology, progress reports and portfolio creation. For those interested there are still a few openings available and we encourage you to call at your earliest convenience. School Celebrities. Our Felician Sisters are becoming famous! Last Thursday Sr. Jeanne and Sr. Valenta appeared on the Live with Regis and Kelly television show. For those who did view it Regis commented Now look at those two ladies there. They are twin sisters, one joined the convent fifty years ago,... and the other one a year later. Equipped with a microphone, the sisters chatted with Regis until Sr. Jeanne informed him that she d like to read something that her sister composed. Regis the man on the show that everyone enjoys, young and old, middle aged too, even two nuns honored to be here with you. she recites. After she finished the poem, Regis told her Thank you very much, but did you say the word old? Both sisters got a worried look, Old people, young people, everybody loves you! one clarified! It appears that our Sisters in religious habits are such a rarity that even television is interested in them. Nice work, Sisters! DONATIONS Friends of St. Joseph School Fund. In memory of: Tessie Surozenski by Judith Small, Paul & Marilyn Audette, Charlotte Strzelewicz, Ron Plasse, Roland Malboeuf, M/M Edmund Kaczmarek, M/M Francis Pakulski, M/M John Skarbek; Monica Gogolinski by Ron Plasse. CATHOLIC YOUTH GROUP Wii Bowling at Christopher Heights. The Youth Group will have another Wii Bowling contest with the residents of Christopher Heights on Friday, August 5 th from 1:45-3 pm. If you are interested in participating, please contact Mrs. Valcour right away since space is limited. AUGUST BIRTHDAYS Special birthday wishes go out to the following parishioners who have reached the wonderful age of the nineties during the month of August: Helen Baron, Dorothy Braczyk, Michalina Kondek, Walter Markiewicz, Helen Ostrokolowicz, Josephine Trojanowski, Bernice Werbecki, and Catherine Zukowski. May your day be blessed with happiness, health and loving memories. You are young as your faith, as old as your doubt, as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear, as young as your hope, and as old as your despair. ST. JOSEPH POLISH WOMEN S CLUB The Executive Board will meet on Wednesday, August 4 th at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Please call Jane Wilk if unable to attend. Joyce Dziedzic, Publicity Chairperson KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS The Knights of Columbus will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, August 4 th at 7 p.m. in the meeting room. Officers please meet at 6 p.m. Dennis Wasielewski, Grand Knight UPDATE ON GYM PROJECT Over the past few weeks, we have been dismantling the house on 44 Lincoln Street to salvage whatever was of some value. This week the house was demolished and the property will be leveled in preparation for the next step in our plans to expand St. Joseph School. INVESTMENTS - WILLS - DONATIONS We have been informed by several people that with the new
4 Page 4 year the IRS will implement new regulations on your savings and investments. For instance, the capital gains tax will increase by 33%; corporate dividends tax will go up by as much as 200%; plus increases for individuals in the middle income tax bracket. This may be a good time to review your portfolio and consult with your tax and financial advisors on any plans you may have regarding charitable donations etc. before the end of the year. SAINT JOHN MARY VIANNEY ( ) On Monday, August 4 th, we observe the feast day of St. John Vianney, patron of priests and parish clergy. It is said that a busy pastor jokingly suggested the secret of John Vianney s holiness: He died seventeen years before telephones! Call they didn t, but visit they did, keeping Vianney eighteen hours a day in the confessional. Stories abound of reading hearts and exorcisms, but Vianney s first miracle was getting ordained. Difficulty with studies delayed him, prompting the rector s apology to the bishop, So far to ordain just one, especially this one! The bishop, who could not know he was ordaining the future patron saint of parish priests, replied, No burden to ordain one good priest! In Ars, only an elderly handful attended the Mass, praying, one told Vianney, for a priest with brains. But he stayed forty-two years, fulfilling the promise he made the day he arrived. In sculpture just outside the village Vianney points skyward: Show me the way to Ars, he tells a boy, and I ll show you the way to heaven. To someone who feared there was no heaven beyond the grave, Vianney smiled, My child, it would have been heaven enough to have lived as Jesus disciple on earth. REMINDER: The Dominican Sisters will be selling their specialty pies and breads this weekend and ask for your support. KRONIKA PARAFIALNA XVIII Niedziela Zwyk»a Zasadniczo istniej dwie drogi, na których ludzie odkrywaj, jak ma wygl daƒ m dra postawa wobec dóbr tego Ñwiata. Jedna jest krótka, czasami bardzo krótka, trwa u»amki sekund... To ÑwiadomoÑƒ zblióaj cej si Ñmierci. Bóg odbiera óycie, a cz»owiek odkrywa swoj pomy»k. Liczenie si ze sprawnoñci swoich r k jest podstawowym elementem m droñci. Ich s»aboñƒ, kruchoñƒ óycia, przemijalnoñƒ tego, co doczesne, to fakty, których nie moóna zlekcewaóyƒ. Kto nie chce tego b» du pope»niƒ, winien przygotowaƒ si do w drówki drug drog. Polega ona równieó na przeóywaniu utraty, ale nie óycia, lecz naszych spichlerzy... Jako dobry Ojciec, chce zwróciƒ nasze serce ku skarbom, które w Jego oczach s wielkie. Nie przychodzi Mu to»atwo. Czasami musi wielokrotnie zabieraƒ cz»owiekowi wszystko, by
5 Page 5 zrozumia», óe sens óycia nie polega na tym, by wiele mieƒ, lecz na tym, by byƒ cz»owiekiem prawdziwie m drym. Tym skarbem, który czyni cz»owieka bogatym w oczach Boga, jest bowiem prawdziwa m droñƒ...te dwie drogi jasno ukazuj prawd ludzkiego óycia. Jedna»atwa i wygodna, jak d»ugo cz»owiek dysponuje si», zdrowiem i przeóywa radoñƒ gromadzenia. Droga ta wiedzie jednak nieuchronnie do katastrofy. Ostatecznie obnaóa g»upot tego, kto zgodzi» si ni w drowaƒ. Druga jest pe»na bolesnych przeóyƒ zwi zanych z utrat, z ubóstwem, lecz ko½czy si radosnym odkryciem wartoñci nabytej przez to wyrzeczenie prawdziwej m droñci. Umiejmy podzi kowaƒ Bogu za to, óe zaó da» od nas spichlerzy Pierwszy Pi tek Miesi ca W tym tygodniu przypada pierwszy pi tek miesi ca sierpnia /6 sierpie½ 2010/.Msze Ñwiete spawowane bed o godzinie 7:00 am i 7:00 p.m - po polsku. Wystawienie NajÑwi tszego Sakramentu w pierwszy pi tek odb dzie si bezposrednio po porannej mszy Ñw. - trwaƒ bedzie do godziny 3:00 p.m. Zapraszamy serdecznie wszystkich parafian i goñci do uczestnictwa w tej modlitwie w naszym koñciele. Szkolna WiadomoÑƒ Nasze siostry Felicjanki sta»y si s»awne.w ostatni czwartek siostry Jeanne i Valenta bra»y udzial w telewizyjnym show zatytu»owanym Live with Regis and Kelly. Udzial ich, wypowiedzi na zadawane pytania,/wi cej jest dostepne w wersji angielskiej/, inspiruje obraz oóywienia w ca»ej ich pracy i rzuca nowe Ñwiat»o na sens poslugi i pracy dla dobra Koscio»a. Róónymi drogam moóna i powinno si prowadziƒ apostolat wñród tych, do których dociera wspó»czesny misjonarz. Wydaje sie ze nasze siostry ubrane w klasztorskim ubraniu sa zaginione a wiec nawet telewizja sie interesuje taka zasluga. Zbiorka na koñcio»y w Centralnej i wschodniej Europie. W sobotni i niedzielne mszey Ñw. b dzie specjalna/druga/ taca zbierana na potrzeby KoÑcio»ów Centralnej i Wschodniej Europy. W informacji jak przekaza» ma Biskup Robert J. MacManus w zwi zku z t akcj : kaóda taka akcja inspiruje nas do troski o innych.to natomias wp»ywa na ca»e zycie i misyjnoñƒ KoÑcio»a Katolickiego wyraóajac sie w jego dzia»aniu i wp»ywajaca na budowanie tego co ten KoÑciol powszechny stanowi. Nabozenstwo do Milosieradzia Bozego Nastepna niedziela jest pierwsza niedziela miesiace I o godz. 3-tej bedzie koronka do Milosierdzia Bozego z wystawieniem Najsw. Sakramentu I medytacja Eucharystyczna. Serdecznie zapraszamy osoby ktore pokladaja swoja nadzieje w milosierdziu Bozem.