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. Thursday - 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 Associate Pastor... Rev. Grzegorz Chodkowski Adm. Secretary... Terry Miller Financial Secretary... Ewa Mamro Organist... Robert Wójcik 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 11 September wrzesnia 2011.r Masses for the week - Msze Sw. Podczas Tygodnia Sunday Vigil-September 10 4:00 r.s. Rita Maly - int. husband & children Sunday-September 11 7:00 s.p. Krystyna Orbik - corka z familia 8:00 For the parishioners of St. Joseph Basilica 9:30 r.s. Robert Gardner - int. wife, son & daughter 11:00 sp. Franciszek Turowski Monday-September 12 6:30 r.s. Francis Poblocki - int. Irene Lucier 2:00 Oakwood Nursing Home r.s. Joseph, Michael & Nellie Betlej - int. family Tuesday-September 13 6:30 r.s. Marlene Piskala - int. staff at Scanlon Funeral Home Wednesday-September 14 6:30 r.s. Louis Kondek - int. wife & family 7:00 r.s. Kozub & Nadolski family - int. Kozub family Thursday-September 15 6:30 r.s. Edward Hanc (5 th anniv.) - int. wife & children Friday-September 16 6:30 r.s. Helen Ostrokolowicz - int. Holy Rosary Sodality Saturday-September 17 7:00 r.s. Mary Nowacki - int. Sacred Heart Sodality 4 p.m. r.s. Anna T. Knych (anniv.) - int. niece, Joan A. Comeau Sunday-September 18 7:00 s.p. Henryk Morga - int. Teresa Lach & family 8:15 For the parishioners of St. Joseph Basilica 9:30 r.s. Elizabeth Brodeur & deceased members of the Brodeur family - int. Paul 11:00 s.p. Regina & Franciszek Majczak - int. Zofia Borowy 1:00p.m. Baptisms - Abigail Santiago Hunter Adams 1-25 Club Winner for 24th week - #99 Jackie Skrocki Reminder: The 1-25 Club Banquet will be held, Saturday, September 10 th in the school cafeteria following the 4:00pm Mass. Come and enjoy a complete roast beef dinner; after which the prizes will be awarded. SHARING OUR BLESSINGS - September 4, 2011 Weekly $6, (incl.$ loose money); Diocesan Obligations $2,192 (incl. $100 loose money); Fuel $390; Weekly budget $7,500. Stewardship Note. Stewardship is not optional! None of us lives as his own master and none of us dies as his own master, says St. Paul. While we live, we are responsible to the Lord, and when we die, we die as His servants. Word of life. In her concern for all human beings, in all their dimensions, the Church keeps watch over their fundamental rights in frank dialogue with all who help to make them effective and not to restrict them. She watches over the right to human life from its beginning to its natural end. Because life is sacred and no one may arbitrarily dispose of it. She supervises protection and aid to the family, and supports financial social and juridical measures, so that the man and woman who contract marriage and form a family may have the necessary support to fulfill their mission of being a shrine of love and life. TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME September 11, 2011 Forgive your neighbor s injustice; then when you pray, your own sins will be forgiven. Sirach 28:2 FORGIVENESS Nearly ten years before, a son and father had parted ways when the business they shared went bankrupt. The son blamed the father. They did not speak to each other again. Then the father became seriously ill. The mother called the son and told him he had better come soon. The son walked sheepishly into the hospital room. The father motioned his son to him and whispered: Did you ever think you could do anything that would keep me from loving you? Resentment and anger are foul things, the first reading from Sirach tells us. Remember the last things. Stop hating. Live by the commandments. As St. Paul writes to the Romans, we are to live for the Lord and die for the Lord. For us Americans on the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, forgiveness still does not come easily. Yet Jesus parable in today s Gospel reminds us of God s compassion. The immense sin of humanity has been forgiven and stricken from the record. We are to forgive others in the same way. The second collection this weekend is for Higher Utility and Energy Costs. PARISH COUNCIL BALLOTS Voting for new parish council members is continuing this weekend. If you did not return your ballot as yet, please complete a ballot (placed in the pews) and return your choices in the collection basket this week. Thank you for your participation. REMEMBERING SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 On Sunday, September 11 th we will commemorate the tragic event of Sept. 11, St. Joseph School students, faculty and parents will celebrate Mass at our Basilica at 9:30am. Following Mass we will gather in front of the school for a short program with Senator Richard Moore as the main speaker and invited guests. We will plant a memorial tree. All school children, parents and parishioners are invited to attend this patriotic event which will be permanently etched into the history of our country. CATHOLIC SCHOOL APPEAL Every year the Diocese of Worcester conducts their Fall Appeal for Catholic Schools. Parishes that operate schools retain the collection for their own use. Parishes that do not have schools, send the collections to the Diocesan General School Fund. This year, our parish designated the September School Appeal to cover the cost of the new reading series and handbooks for K through grade 5 students. This purchase was necessary to update the 10 year-old resources. This series of books, which was strongly recommended by the principal and faculty, costs $35,000 and the children already joyfully utilized them on the first day of school. This new series will accelerate the learning of the students and above all they are connected with the interactive smart boards. Some parishioners have already responded to this cause and I am grateful for their generosity, but I expect that those who have
3 Page 3 11 September wrzesnia 2011.r financial means to provide even larger donations. I would appreciate it if our parishioners could pay for half of the bill and I will raise the balance outside of the parish. May I add that the final three Promethean boards have been ordered and have been paid by the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nowak. We are grateful for their continued benevolence and their caring for the future education of St. Joseph School students education. With these additions, I am proud to say that St. Joseph School is the very best equipped educational institution in the region. Considering the importance of this appeal, Bishop R. McManus will be mailing a letter to all parishioners with an enclosed envelope. If you choose to send the Diocesan envelope to the Worcester Diocese, please note your wish to designate your donation to Saint Joseph School. We suggest, however, that you use our Basilica envelope, which is included in your September packet. GREAT NEWS! With the permission of Bishop Robert McManus we will begin preparation of the grounds for the Gym and Parish Center. This includes cutting of trees, demolition of the house and preparing the grounds for construction. The excavating specifications were developed by our architectural company. Those who are interested in the bidding process may request specifications by calling the rectory. 60 th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY On Sunday, September 4 th we celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving for the 60 th Anniversary of the Sacrament of Matrimony of John and Rita Wolkowicz. They presently reside in Texas and were not able to be present, because of health issues, nevertheless they wanted a special Mass to be celebrated in the place where 60 years ago they began their happy marital journey. As they said, They experienced many of God s blessings especially in their three sons, John, Paul, David and grandaughter, Eliza. May God bless them with good health and joy of their family and friends. Happy Anniversary John and Rita. Szczesc Boze! CANDLELIGHT PROCESSION The traditional outdoor candlelight procession in honor of Our Lady of Fatima will be held on Tuesday, September 13 th at 7:00pm. We kindly request the Children of Mary to take part in this beautiful tribute to our Lady wearing their distinctive dress as they carry the statue of the Blessed Mother. We ask the faithful to join the children and members of the Holy Rosary Sodality in praying the rosary. The flowers in front of the Blessed Mother altar for Our Lady of Fatima are given in memory of Lucy A. Malboeuf by her son, Roland. DONATIONS St. Joseph Gym and Parish Center. In memory of Edward Motyka by Joseph and Carol Zdrok and Theodore and Helen Podles. St. Joseph School. In memory of Edward Motyka by Theresa Gwozdz and Mr. and Mrs. James Brezniak; in memory of Stasia Beresik by Clare Kelly, S.N.D. St. Joseph Basilica. Donation of $200 from former parishioners who reside out of state. We thank them for their continued support. ST. JOSEPH POLISH WOMEN S CLUB The first monthly meeting of the new club year will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13 th at 7pm in the school cafeteria. Yearly dues of $10 will be due at this meeting and information regarding the annual fund raiser, Splash of Panache Fashion Show will be available. Donations for the raffle may also be returned at this time. Refreshments will be provided by the Executive Board. The annual membership drive is being held during the month of Sept. We especially encourage the mother s of St. Joseph School children to join. The main purpose of the club is to support St. Joseph School children and its faculty and staff. Please contact Jane Wilk, President at (508) or membership Chairperson, Phyllis Scully at (508) for more information. Installation of new members will be held at the October Silver Tea on Tuesday, Oct. 11, RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Classes begin on Monday, Sept. 12 th at 5:30pm for grades Parents and students will meet in the Church for the first session. More information will be provided at that time. If you have not registered, as yet, applications are available in Church on the table by the choir loft. Please follow instructions on application. Please call the Religious Education Office if you have any questions. Confirmation Class: Classes begin on Monday, Sept. 12 at 7-8:15pm in the school. This session is for students and parents or sponsor. The following items are due at this time: 10 Gospel/Homily reflections, copy of baptism certificate and first Eucharist, sponsor certificates with parish stamp including SJB parish sponsors, letter of intent, confirmation questions answered and submitted. These are all necessary to continue in our confirmation process. HELP-Parishioner s your help is needed! Handing on our faith is the work of all Baptized Catholics. No experience is necessary. Is God calling you to help? Perhaps as a catechist, aide in the classroom, hospitality or office helper. Are you able to give 1 hour a month, 4? Or only 1x or 2x a year? Call the Religious Education Office for more information. RCIA: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a journey of conversion to God and what he intends for us. The RCIA is the process by which persons who were never baptized, or were baptized in another Christian tradition, or never received their First Communion or Confirmation and wish to learn more about the Catholic faith and become members of the Church. If you or if you know of someone in these situations, please have them contact the Religious Education Office. Classes will be starting in Sept. ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL GOLF TOURNAMENT Coming soon: St. Joseph School Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday, September 24 th at 1:00pm at Dudley Hill Golf Club with dinner to follow at PAV. Contact Craig Holmberg at (508) for more information. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 50/50 Raffle: The Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph Basilica Council #12980 will once again be running their 50/50 Raffle during the month of September. Tickets will be sold at the entrances of the church. The tickets are one (1) for $5 or three (3) for $10. The average payout has been over one thousand ($1,000) dollars. $250 was collected last weekend. The Knights appreciate your continued support.
4 Page 4 11 September wrzesnia 2011.r Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner: The Knights of Columbus, on Saturday, September 17, 2011 will sponsor a take-out only Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner. The cost is a donation of your choice. Tickets are on sale this weekend, but will not be available next weekend (Sept. 17 th ). You must have a ticket to obtain a meal. The tickets are necessary, to insure that enough food is prepared. The dinners can be picked up in the school cafeteria from 4:30 to 5:30pm. The dinner will include spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and a dessert. CATHOLIC YOUTH GROUP Wii Bowling at Christopher Heights: The Youth Group will have another Wii Bowling contest with the residents of Christopher Heights on Wednesday, September 21 st from 6-7:15pm. If you are interested in participating, please contact Mrs. Valcour. Taco Dinners at the Youth Center: Come and enjoy a free taco dinner and socialize with friends at the Youth Center! Please let Mrs. Valcour know if you will be attending so she can buy enough food! Jr. Youth Group Dinner - Tues., Sept. 27 th - 5:30-8:00pm Sr. Youth Group Dinner - Wed., Sept 28 th - 5:30-8:00pm 3rd-5th Grade Dinner - Thur., Sept. 29 th - 5:30-7:30pm REFLECTIONS ON THE LETTERS OF PAUL Sessions designed for adult discussion of this portion of Holy Scripture will be held at St. Louis Church Hall, Webster on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6:30pm. Sessions will continue on Oct. 6 th and 20 th, Nov. 3 rd and 17 th, and Dec. 1 st and 15 th. There is no fee. Please bring a bible and a friend. Light refreshments will be available. ST. LOUIS FALL FESTIVAL St. Louis Parish, Webster, MA will hold its Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24 th from 11am - 7pm at The 200 Sportsmen Club, Sutton Road, Webster. Many games and attractions for everyone, including raffle prizes, BBQ Chicken dinner ($10) advanced tickets necessary and entertainment all day long. Contact St. Louis rectory at (508) for more information. FAMILY FAIR St. Joseph Parish, North Brookfield will hold its 31 st Annual Chicken BBQ- Family Fair 2011, on Saturday, Sept. 10 th 4-9pm and Sunday, Sept. 11 th 11am - 4pm. Games, prizes, raffles and great food are available. Call (508) for more information. KRONIKA PARAFIALNA DWUDZIESTA CZWARTA NIEDIZELA ZWYKºA 11 wrzeñnia 2011 OdpuÑƒ przewin bliïniemu, a wówczas, gdy b»agaƒ b dziesz, zostan ci odpuszczone grzechy. (Syr 28, 2) Przebaczenie. Blisko dziesi ƒ lat wczeñniej syn i ojciec rozstali si po tym, jak ich wspólny biznes zbankrutowa». Syn oskaróy» ojca i od tamtej pory nigdy z nim nie rozmawia». Zdarzy»o si jednak, óe ojciec powaónie zachorowa», wi c matka skontaktowa»a si z synem i porosi»a go, óeby spotka» si z ojcem. Kiedy dotar» on do szpitala, nieñmia»o wszed» do pokoju, gdzie przebywa» ojciec. Kiedy ojciec zobaczy» go, skin» na niego i wyszepta»: Czy kiedykolwiek sadzi»eñ, óe jesteñ w stanie zrobiƒ coñ, co sprawi, ze przestan Ci kochaƒ? Ksi ga Syracha dotyka dziñ problemu gniewu i obraóania si. Napomina nas byñmy przestali nienawidziƒ i starali si óyƒ wed»ug przykaza½. Natomiast Ñw. Pawe» przypomina nam, óe nikt z nas nie óyje dla siebie, gdyó óyjemy dla Pana i umieramy dla Pana. W dziesi t rocznic ataków z 11 wrzeñnia 2001 musimy przyznaƒ, óe przebaczenie nie przychodzi»atwo. Jednak Jezus uczy nas dzisiaj o Boóym przebaczeniu, w którym Bóg odpuszcza ogrom ludzkich win. My powinniñmy post powaƒ podobnie. PAMIETAJAC 11 WRZESNIA 2001 Dzisiejszej niedzieli wspominamy wydarzenia z wrzeñnia Nauczyciele Szko»y Ñw. Józefa i uczniowie wraz z rodzicami wezm udzia» w uroczystej Mszy Ñw. o godz. 9:30. BezpoÑrednio po Mszy odb dzie si uroczysta akademia podczas której goñciem honorowym b dzie senator Richard Moore.
5 Page 5 11 September wrzesnia 2011.r Dla upami tnienia ofiar tragicznych wydarze½ sprzed dziesi ciu lat zostanie posadzone drzewo, które b dzie dla nas symbolem pami ci o tym, co na zawsze zmieni»o histori Stanów Zjednoczonych. CATHOLIC SHOOL APEAL Kaódego roku Diecezja Worcester organizuje zbiórk dla szkó» katolickich. Parafie, które maj szko»y zbieraj ofiary dla w»asnej szko»y, inne przekazuj zebrane Ñrodki do Diocesan General School Fund. W tym roku zebrane przez nas pieni dze b d przeznaczone na pokrycie kosztów programu nauki czytania dla dzieci od przedszkola do klasy pi tej. Kosztuj ca 35 tyñ dolarów seria ksi óek jest juó z radoñci wykorzystywana przez dzieci z naszej szko»y. Nowy program pozwoli na przyspieszenie procesu uczenia czytania. Kaódy z parafian otrzyma z Diecezji specjalny list zawieraj cy m.in. kopert. Parafian, którzy zdecyduj si na przes»anie ofiary do Diecezji prosimy o zaznaczenie, ze ofiara ta ma byƒ przekazana dla Szko»y Ñw. Józefa w Webster. Zach camy jednak, aby wykorzystaƒ za» czone we wrzeñniowym pakiecie koperty i przekazaƒ ofiar bezpoñrednio do parafii. Bóg zap»aƒ! JednoczeÑnie informujemy, óe zosta»y zamówione ostatnie trzy interaktywne tablice Promethean. Ich zakup zosta» sfinansowany przez pana Richard a Nowak. JesteÑmy mu wdzi czni za Jego hojnoñƒ we wspieraniu procesu edukacyjnego w naszej szkole. Z duma moóemy powiedzieƒ, ze Szko»a Ñw. Józefa jest najlepiej wyposaóon szko» w okolicy. SALA GIMNASTYCZNA Za zgod ks. bpa Roberta McManus rozpoczynamy prace przygotowawcze do budowy sali gimnastycznej. Pace b d polega»y na wyci ciu drzew, rozbiórce budynków i przygotowaniu gruntu pod przysz» budow. Tych którzy chc zasi gn ƒ bardziej szczegó»owych informacji prosimy o kontakt z biurem parafialnym. NABOòE¼STWO FATIMSKIE We wtorek 13 wrzeñnia o godz. 19:00 zapraszamy na comiesi czne Naboóe½stwo Fatimskie. Zach camy by do» czyƒ do Dzieci Maryi i Holy Rosary Sodality w naboóe½stwie ku czci Matki Boóej, po» czonym z procesj i Ñpiewem Róóa½ca. EDUKACJA RELIGIJNA CCD. Spotkania rozpoczynamy 12 wrzeñnia o godz. 17:30. Na pierwsze spotkanie zapraszamy do koñcio»a zarówno dzieci jak i rodziców. JeÑli jeszcze nie zapisa»eñ swojego dziecka na lekcje religii, moóesz to zrobiƒ wype»niaj c odpowiedni formularz, który jest dost pny przy wejñciu do koñcio»a od strony chóru. Wype»nione deklaracje naleóy jak najszybciej zwróciƒ post puj c zgodnie z zawart na nich instrukcj. Grupa do bierzmowania Spotkania rozpoczynaj si w poniedzia»ek 12 wrzeñnia o godz. 19:00 w szkole. Na pierwsze spotkanie zapraszamy kandydatów, rodziców i Ñwiadków. Prosimy o przeniesienie ze sob nast puj ce dokumenty: wype»niony formularz z refleksjami na temat ewangelii lub homilii z dziesi ciu niedzieli, kopi Ñwiadectwa Chrztu i Pierwszej Komunii, sponsor certificate posiadaj cy piecz ƒ parafii (dotyczy równieó Ñwiadków naleó cych do naszej parafii), Leter of intent, odpowiedzi na pytania otrzymany zestaw pyta½. Dokumenty te s niezb dne do kontynuowania przygotowania do Sakramentu Bierzmowania w naszej parafii. SPOTKANIE POLSKIEJ WSPOLNOTY PARAFIALEJ W niedziele 18 wrzesnia po Mszy sw. o godz. 11:00 w kafeterii odbedzie sie zebranie Polonii przynalezacej do naszej parafii. Bedzie to okazja do wymiany zdan i mysli na tematy istotne dla zycia i rozwoju Polonii w Webster i w Bazylice sw. Jozefa. Kazdy parafianin bedzie mogl wypowiedziec swoje sugestie, oczekiwania i propozycje dotyczace duszpasterstwa oraz spraw kulturalnych, spolecznych i finansowych, ktorymi zyje nasza parafia. Kawa i ciasto uprzyjemnia wspolne spotkanie.