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1 BASILICA of ST. STANISLAUS, B.M. Parish Office: 40 Cyman Drive Friary: 566 Front Street Chicopee, MA (413) Follow us on Facebook at: Sign up for our free Parish App at: myparishapp.com/appstore Let the Church always be a place of MERCY and HOPE, where EVERYONE IS WELCOMED, LOVED and FORGIVEN. (Pope Francis) Served by the Conventual Franciscan Friars, the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph and the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Assisi Weekend Masses Saturday Evening: 4:00 & 6:00 p.m. Sunday Morning: 6:30, 8:00 (Polish), 10:00 a.m. & Noon Weekday Masses (English) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 6:30, 7:30 a.m. & Noon Thursday: 6:30, 8:45 a.m., Noon Saturday: 7:00 a.m. Weekday Masses (Polish) Wednesday & First Friday: 7:00 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m noon First Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. First Saturday: 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. Recitation of the Rosary Monday - Friday: 8:10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Sunday: After the 8:00 a.m. Mass (Polish) Sacrament of Reconciliation Monday - Friday: After the 6:30 a.m. Mass 10:45-11:45 a.m. Saturday: After the 7 a.m. Mass; 9:00-10:00 a.m.; 3:30-4:00 p.m.; 5:30-6:00 p.m. Other times for Confession by Appointment Monthly Devotions First Sunday - Divine Mercy - 2 p.m. Second Sunday - Our Lady of Czestochowa - 3 p.m. Last Sunday - Our Lady of Guadalupe - 2 p.m. First Saturday - Padre Pio - 9 to 11 a.m. Pastoral Staff Fr. Joseph Bayne, OFM Conv. - Pastor Fr. Paul Miskiewicz, OFM Conv. - Parochial Vicar Fr. Mieczyslaw Wilk, OFM Conv. - Parochial Vicar Deacon Joseph Peters Sr. Cecelia Haier, FSSJ - School Principal Sr. Agnesa Negru, FMSA - Ministry of Care Sr. Andrea Ciszewski, FSSJ - Rel. Ed. (K - 8) Karen Ford - Confirmation Coordinator Jan Makselon - Music Director Deacon James Ziemba - Parish Manager Agnes Olbrys - Bookkeeper & Office Coordinator Izabela Ziobro / Gladys Les - Secretaries James Duggan - Cemetery Foreman Karl Hammond - Financial Administrator

2 PAGE TWO From the Desk of Friar Joe As I write my column for this week, I just returned from the Opening Prayer Service for our St. Stanislaus School. It was wonderful, very organized and your young people made me so proud. The School presented me with an Ice Cream goodies basket and it brought tears to my eyes. On Tuesday 8/28 I ll celebrate the Opening of School Mass and tune-in on the theme for this year s School Year: Come Follow Me. We, the Faculty, Staff, Administration, Friars, and YOU the Parents are called to be the mentors who help our precious young people to come and follow Jesus. Let s make it a great year. Again, I was very moved and proud last weekend, as we celebrated our Triduum to Our Lady of Czestochowa. What a fitting tribute to the Holy Lady, the Black Madonna, who continues to watch over the beloved nation of Poland and our St. Stanislaus Basilica Community. Fr. Paul and Fr. Jacek (from St. Anthony s Church in Willimansett) shared their reflections in Polish. The Closing Night and Procession was indeed inspirational. Ad Jesu per Mariam. I am already preparing notes and dreams to present at our first Parish Council meeting on 9/17/18. Remember my motto: we have to think outside the box. We need to review, reflect, brainstorm, and look ahead. Come Holy Spirit and guide us. We expect our other new Parochial Vicar, Friar Mieczyslaw (Mietek) Wilk, OFM Conv. to arrive on September 6, after his retreat and family visit to Poland. Let us give him a warm St. Stanislaus welcome! He speaks Polish, English, and Spanish. I can at least say Bienvenidos. Enjoy the Labor Day Holiday. Remember we only have a 9:00 A.M. Mass in the Upper Basilica! CRAB FESTIVAL BUS TRIP - A trip is being planned for Saturday, September 29th, and Sunday, September 30th, to Baltimore, MD and Ellicott City, MD. The trip starts with a visit to the Shrine of St. Anthony which is the Province s headquarters for Mass, dinner and a visit to their gift shop. The following morning includes a visit to St. Casimir s Parish in Baltimore, where our own Friar Christopher Dudek is serving as Deacon, for a special Blue Mass and then off to a Crab Festival at Captain James Crab House. The bus will leave early Saturday morning and return late Sunday night. Reservations are still being accepted but full payment will be needed at the time of booking. The cost of the trip will be between $225 and $250 per person (double occupancy) depending on the number of passengers. For more information, please call Agnes Olbrys at /11 MEMORIAL MASS - The 12th Annual deanery-wide Memorial Mass, honoring the memory of the innocent victims and selfless heroes who perished in the tragic terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, will be offered at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11th at Holy Name of Jesus Parish in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary church, located at 94 Springfield St., in Chicopee. This liturgy is sponsored, annually, by the Catholic parishes of Chicopee & Ludlow ~ 9/11 Memorial Mass Committee. Please join us, as we gather together, to offer our thoughts and prayers, not only for the innocent victims, including those first responders, fire, police and emergency medical technicians who, simply, went to work on that day and never came home but, also, for the families and friends whom they have left behind. A light reception will follow, in the church hall, immediately following the Mass. Consider bringing your favorite dessert(s) to share with others at the reception, following the Mass, to help make this a truly deanery-wide (all Catholic parishes in Chicopee & Ludlow) event. Your signature dessert may be brought to the Assumption church hall, in the lower church (Chapman St. entrance), prior to the Mass, to augment the selection offered by the Holy Name of Jesus parish baking committee. Thanks! NEW SCHOOL WEBSITE - Please note that the school website & addresses have changed. The new website is saintstansschool.org. The new contact for the school is

3 My Dear Friends in Christ: Today, I appeal to you to give generously next weekend to the National Collection for The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. As the only institution of higher education founded by the U.S. bishops and chartered by the Vatican, Catholic University is the national university of the Catholic Church, charged with educating the future leaders of the Church, the nation, and the world. PAGE THREE Catholic University serves the Church by engaging its students to discover knowledge and truth through excellence in teaching and research. The University continues to expand its academic and research offerings and hire faculty who bring world-class research and teaching talents to the classrooms and laboratories for almost 7,000 students. Through new programs in business and music; classical architecture; intelligence studies; neuroscience; Spanish language and Hispanic ministry; social service; and Catholic clinical bioethics, the University strives to be the voice of our Church in response to the issues facing society today. Catholic University trains the leaders of the Church. Through its national seminary, the University provides graduate degrees for seminarians sponsored by numerous Catholic dioceses in the U.S. More than one-third of all the active and emeritus bishops and archbishops in the country are Catholic University alumni, including five of the six sitting cardinal archbishops. The University s business and theology schools offer a unique Management as Ministry program to provide seminarians and newly ordained priests with a foundational understanding of business best practices, including the essentials of finance, management and accounting centered on virtue and ministry. Catholic University is helping to respond to shifts in the country s Catholic population. The University is assisting the U.S. Bishops with the Fifth National Encuentro aimed to serve Latino families and communities. Your gift will strengthen and broaden the education of those who will lead the future Church. This National Collection is critically important to the operation of the University and to the growing needs of the Church nationally and locally. If you care about the culture and its influencers, if you care about Catholic higher education, and if you care about the future of the Church in America, I urge you to care about Catholic University. Thank you for your support. Faithfully yours in Christ, Most Reverend Mitchell T. Rozanski, Bishop of Springfield Electronic Recycling Day and Cans & Bottle Collection!!! 534 Front Street, Chicopee, MA All Proceeds to Benefit St. Stanislaus School Saturday, September 8, a.m. to 12 p.m. Recycling Fees: Electronics $ Monitors- TV s 19 or smaller $20.00 Small Electronics $2.00 Monitors- TV s 20 or larger $30.00 Cell Phones, PDA s- Free Air Conditioners $15.00 Shoebox of Miscellanous Electronics $ 5.00 Please NO large household items/appliances (i.e., stoves, washers, dryers, refrigerators, etc.) All hard drives are shredded and conform to meet the data sani za on standards set by NIST and the US Department of Defense Sponsored by St. Stanislaus School Student Council and Geek Squad.

4 PAGE FOUR THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2...Sunday Sandwich Ministry - 10:45 A.M. - School...Baptismal Instructions - 1:00 P.M. - Parish Office MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 (LABOR DAY)...No School......Parish Office will be CLOSED...In case of an Emergency, please call the Friary... TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4...Holy Name Society Meeting - 7:00 P.M. - School Cafeteria WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5...Polish Prayer Group Mass - 7:00 P.M.- Lower Basilica THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6...School Mass - 8:45 A.M. - Lower Basilica FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7...FIRST FRIDAY - ALL-DAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION - After the 7:30 A.M. Mass until 7:00 P.M. - Lower Basilica...Polish Mass - 7:00 P.M. - Lower Basilica...Bingo - held at 6:20 P.M. - School SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8...HASA Bake Sale - after all the Masses - Lower Basilica SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9...HASA Bake Sale - after all the Masses - Lower Basilica...Baptisms - 1:00 P.M. - Upper Basilica...Kindergarten Clown-Around - 1:00-3:00 P.M. - School LABOR DAY SCHEDULE - Monday, September 3, is Labor Day. The only Mass celebrated on that day will be at 9:00 a.m. in the Upper Basilica. There will be no Confessions. FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION - Friday, September 7, is the first Friday of the month, our day to pray in reparation for sin, both personal and communal. Our day of prayer begins after the 7:30 a.m. Mass with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and concludes with Mass celebrated in Polish at 7:00 p.m. Spend time in prayer and reflection before our Eucharistic Lord. BAKE SALE & RAFFLE - St. Stans annual Home and School (HASA) bake sale and raffle will be occurring the weekend of September 8/9, after all Masses. Proceeds from this event, and all HASA events, assist with the field trip costs, along with other events for the children of St. Stanislaus School to enjoy throughout the school year. We thank you in advance for showing your support of the students of St. Stanislaus School. GOLF TOURNAMENT - The Holy Name Society will hold its annual member / guest gold tournament on October 7 at the Chicopee Country Club. The price is $65 per golfer or $260 per foursome. This includes golf, cart and dinner at the Tigers AC afterwards. It will be a shotgun format at 12:30 p.m. To sign up, call Mitch Kulig at Hope to see you there! THE CHOICE WINE - A new program designed to help make marriages superabundant is coming to St. Stanislaus this fall. The Choice Wine is a free 8-week program from the producers of That Man Is You. Members of St. Stanislaus The Choice Wine team will be speaking at all Masses this weekend to tell you more about the program and to take registrations. Weekly Stewardship Report Every worthwhile gift, every genuine benefit, comes from above, says St. James in the second reading. But, he reminds us, true worship of God involves using those good gifts to benefit the less fortunate. Good stewardship is not optional; it is the hallmark of our faith! August 25/26 FIRST COLLECTION 4:00 p.m. $1,373 6:00 p.m. $1,081 6:30 a.m. $ 916 8:00 a.m. $1,324 10:00 a.m. $1,590 12:00 noon $1,506 TOTAL $7,790 SECOND COLLECTION Our School 4:00 p.m. $ 414 6:00 p.m. $ 238 6:30 a.m. $ 291 8:00 a.m. $ :00 a.m. $ :00 noon $ 327 TOTAL $2,068 SECOND COLLECTION This Week - Maintenance & Repair Next Week - Catholic University of America Please continue to be generous. SAVE THE DATE Ladies Tea Party Sunday, September 16, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Confirmation Saturday, October 6, 6:00 p.m. Mass. Blessing of the Animals October 7, 3:30 p.m., School Parking Lot Holy Name Golf Tournament October 7, Chicopee Country Club, 12:30 Parish Bazaar October 13 & 14 Dan Kane Singers Sunday, October 28, 3:00 p.m. Fall Craft Fair November 10, 9:00-3:00 p.m. School

5 PAGE FIVE MINISTERS OF NEXT WEEK'S LITURGIES September 8/9 Altar Servers 4:00 p.m. Olivia Surowiec, Adam Sarlan, Luke Sarlan 6:00 p.m. Zach Pray, Joshua Pray 6:30 a.m. Samuel Gelinas, Silas Gelinas, Darius Gelinas 8:00 a.m. Melanie Kantianis, Anthony Czarniecki, Max Czarniecki 10:00 a.m. Aidan O Neil, Hannah O Neil, Michelle Letowska, Adam Walters, Madison Pereira 12:00 p.m. Adam Welch, Gabriel Cruz Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion 4:00 p.m. Cup: Frances Niemiec, Kathleen Rivet, Maria Ethel Roqueza, Teresa Skura; Host: Jeanne Malikowski 6:00 p.m. Cup: Agnes Olbrys, Marianne Papp Host: Irene Diciocco, Kathy Dziok 6:30 a.m. Sally Tenero, Bob Buckley 8:00 a.m. Cup: Lidia Myszkowski, Al Kendall; CHOIR: Andrzej Myszkowski 10:00 a.m. Cup: Michael Fettes, Urszula Wolanska-Fettes, Peter Cote, Ann Cote, Host: Sr. Norberta; CHOIR: Sr. Agnesa 12:00 p.m. Host: Paula Piela; Cup: Elizabeth Shaheen, Janet Federici Readers 4:00 p.m. Gloria Piela 6:00 p.m. Anita Clements 6:30 a.m. Jan Peters 8:00 a.m. Wladyslaw Pilat 10:00 a.m. Walter Stec 12:00 p.m. James Waltein ATTENTION LECTORS - The 2019 Lector Workbooks are available for you to pickup in the Sacristy in the Upper Basilica!! With gratitude we acknowledge the following donation MINISTRY OF CARE In memory of +Walter Walas $35 from Mary Walas In memory of +Stefania Kubetin $25 from Janina Surdyka In memory of +John Lavoie $25 from Eleonore M. Liston POLISH DAY AT NATIONAL SHRINE OF DIVINE MERCY - The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, Stockbridge, MA will be celebrating a special Polish Day on Saturday, September 15. Bilingual confessions in English and Polish will begin at 10:00 a.m. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a concert by Rays of St. John Paul II (Promyki Sw. Jana Pawla II), the Children s Choir from the Polish Language School and Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish in Boston. The Holy Mass in Polish will be celebrated by his Excellency Bishop Witold Mroziewski J.C.D., D.D. at 1:00 p.m. The main celebrant and homilist will be Fr. Andrzej Gorczyca, MIC. Music will also be provided by John Paul II s Rays. Immediately after the Mass, the Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed in Polish, followed by a blessing with a relic of St. Faustina and blessing of religious articles. The Stations of the Cross will then be held at our life-size outdoor Stations of the Cross. Picnic areas are set up for the convenience of the pilgrims who may bring their own picnic lunch. There will also be hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage and other food available for purchased catered by a local restaurant. If you have any questions, please contact the Shrine at (413) JOHN MICHAEL TALBOT will be performing on September 19 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 489 Main Street, Dalton, MA to benefit Saint Agnes Academy, Dalton and Saint Mary s School, Lee. General seating is $30 and the VIP Package which includes preferred seating, sound check and complimentary CD is $50. Tickets can be purchased at or the parish offices of St. Agnes (413) or St. Mary ( ) and after weekend Masses at both parishes. HANDYMAN WANTED - The Friars of Saint Hyacinth Senior Residence are looking for a part-time handyman. The job will require light plumbing, light electrical work, painting and a general knowledge of basic maintenance. If you are interested, please contact Brother Hugh at (413) PARISH COUNCIL - Do you have a suggestion for our parish? A question? A concern? Contact our Parish Council with any of your thoughts and ideas. This month s Parish Council contact person is Michael Pray. Michael can be reached at (413)

6 B I U L E T Y N Parafialny - 2 wrzesień Niedziela zwykła rok B Wprowadzajcie zaś słowo w czyn, a nie bądźcie tylko słuchaczami oszukującymi samych siebie. Jk 1, 22 Maryla, bohaterka Ani z Zielonego Wzgórza, idąc w niedzielę do kościoła, zawsze zakładała na szyję ametystową broszkę. Jej brak uważałaby za świętokradztwo, za coś równie karygodnego jak zapomnienie książki do nabożeństwa czy dziesięciu centów na tacę. Nie pojmuję, jak można myśleć o kazaniu, mając ją u szyi dziwi się Ania. Jezus zarzuca faryzeuszom i uczonym w Piśmie, że przywiązują zbytnią wagę do zwyczajów ludzkich i ludzkich tradycji. Zaniedbują przez to przykazania i sprawy Boże. Zwraca uwagę na wnętrze serce, z którego pochodzą złe myśli, grzechy i wszelkie zło. Ten lud czci mnie wargami, lecz sercem daleko jest ode mnie mówi Jezus. Przychodzimy w niedzielę i święta do kościoła, przestrzegamy terminów spowiedzi, odmawiamy wyznaczone modlitwy, a w czasie Liturgii przyjmujemy właściwą postawę. Uczestniczymy w rekolekcjach, misjach i różnych uroczystościach. To wszystko można robić z wewnętrznym przekonaniem albo też bez żadnego zaangażowania. (ks. Eugeniusz Burzyk) DZIEŃ POLSKI księża Marianie zapraszają do Narodowego Sanktuarium Miłosierdzia Bożego w Stockbridge, MA w sobotę 15. września. w godzinach 10-12:00 spowiedź, 12:30 PM concert chȯru dziecięcego z Bostonu, 13:00 Msza św. w języku polskim pod przewodnictwem Jego Ekscelencji Księdza Biskupa Witolda Mroziewskiego z djecezji Brooklyn z udziałem Ks. Prowincjała Kazimierza Chwałka. Po Mszy św. Koronka do Miłosierdzia Bożego, poświęcenie artykułȯw religijnych i Droga Krzyżowa. Wszelkie pytania prosimy kierowaċ pod lub (413) W każdą niedzielę 15 min. przed niedzielną mszą św. o godz. 7:45 AM. śpiewamy Godzinki, a po mszy św. modlimy się razem ze wspólnotą modlitewną im. św. Jana Pawła II odmawiając Różaniec. Środa 5 wrzesień Zapraszamy na mszę św. i modlitwę w języku polskim razem z grupą modlitewną imienia św. Jana Pawła II o godz. 7:00 PM w Bazylice dolnej. Po Mszy św. będzie adoracja Jezusa w Najświętszym Sakramencie, odmówimy wspólnie litanie za wstawiennictwem św. Jana Pawła II i uczcimy jego relikwie. Po nabożeństwie będzie możliwość skorzystania z sakramentu pokuty. Piątek 7 wrzesień Pierwszy piątek miesiąca Na zakończenie całodziennej adoracji Najświętszego. Sakramentu będzie nabożeństwo i msza św. w języku polskim o godz. 7:00 PM w Bazylice dolnej. Godzinę przed mszą będzie możliwość skorzystania ze spowiedzi świętej. CRAB FESTIVAL - Organizujemy wycieczkę/ pielgrzymkę do Baltimore i Ellicot City w dniach 29 i 30 września. Cena $225 - $250 od osoby. Po informacje prosimy dzwonic do Agnes Olbrys (413) W poniedziałek, 3. września przypada LABOR DAY. Będziemy mieċ tylko jedną Mszę św. o godz. 9:00 AM w Bazylice gȯrnej. Zmarli: Naszym modlitwom polecają się zmarli Edward Kotowski, Jennie A. Herchel i Marion Polchlopek. Niech Pan dzięki naszym modlitwom otworzy im bramy nieba. Dodatkowe i szczegółowe informacje są podane w biuletynie

7 BIULETYN Parafialny kontynuacja artykułu z 26 sierpnia Siódme: Nie myśl tylko o sobie Jak może wyglądać życie człowieka, którego porzucono podczas mrozu bez jedzenia i ciepłego ubrania na pustkowiu, z dala od ludzkich osiedli? Jeśli nawet uda mu się przeżyć, będzie musiał stoczyć heroiczną walkę o życie. Aby przeżyć więcej niż kilka, kilkanaście dni, nie wystarczy dobre zdrowie. Trzeba mieć co jeść i pić. W naszych warunkach klimatycznych potrzeba też ubrania i jakiegoś schronienia. Bez nich człowiek nie ma szansy. Jednak by życie nie było ciągłym miotaniem się, człowiek potrzebuje trochę więcej: zapasów, stabilizacji, dzięki którym może bez lęku patrzeć na najbliższe dni. Potrzebuje ich dla siebie i dla swoich bliskich. W zrozumieniu tego faktu leży odpowiedź na pytanie o najgłębszy sens siódmego przykazania. Nie kradnij to nie fanaberia bogaczy. To wezwanie do poszanowania własności bliźniego po to, by mógł on w miarę spokojnie żyć. Ta prosta konstatacja prowadzi do jeszcze jednego, dla niektórych być może zaskakującego, wniosku. Otóż prawo do posiadania własności nie jest i nie może być najważniejszą zasadą. Przed nią jest ta, którą teologowie nazywają zasadą powszechnego przeznaczenia dóbr. Ziemia dla wszystkich Andy. Misjonarz staje przed szlabanem, zagradzającym jedyną bitą drogę do leżącej gdzieś w sercu gór wioski. Właścicielka terenu nie zgadza się na jej używanie. Zawrócić? Misjonarz zdejmuje kłódkę i jedzie dalej. Bo jest nienawykłym do południowoamerykańskich zwyczajów, wychowanym w duchu prawa rzymskiego, Europejczykiem. Niedługo potem wezwane do chorego człowieka pogotowie zawróci. Bo jego pracownicy wiedzą, że w ich kraju prawo własności bogatych bywa ważniejsze niż życie biedaka. Później bogata właścicielka ziemi, w obawie przed konsekwencjami swojego postępowania, profilaktycznie oskarża misjonarza o naruszenie jej prawa własności. Bo jeśli sąd w tej sprawie orzeknie, że miała prawo postawić na swojej ziemi szlaban, to nie będzie mógł oskarżać jej o spowodowanie śmierci człowieka, do którego szlaban nie wpuścił lekarza. Ta historia wydarzyła się naprawdę. Pokazuje, do czego prowadzi zapominanie, że przed prawem do posiadania własności stoi zasada powszechnego przeznaczenia dóbr. Oczywiste? Niby tak. Ale nie dla wszystkich. Zdarzają się i protesty przeciwko wybudowaniu w pobliżu posesji bogaczy czegoś, co jest naprawdę potrzebne, ale co mogłoby obniżyć jej wartość. Na przykład kościoła czy domu dziecka. I o dziwo, takie postępowanie znajduje uznanie. Ale to nie jest chrześcijańskie podejście do sprawy. Twórcy Katechizmu napisali (2402): Dobra stworzone są przeznaczone dla całego rodzaju ludzkiego. Prawo do własności prywatnej, nabytej lub otrzymanej w sposób sprawiedliwy, nie podważa pierwotnego przekazania ziemi całej ludzkości wyjaśniają autorzy Katechizmu. Powszechne przeznaczenie dóbr pozostaje pierwszoplanowe, nawet jeśli popieranie dobra wspólnego wymaga poszanowania własności prywatnej, prawa do niej i korzystania z niej dodano (2403). A władza polityczna ma prawo i obowiązek - ze względu na dobro wspólne - regulować słuszne korzystanie z prawa własności (2406). Siódme przykazanie nie broni więc tych, którzy dobra zawłaszczają dla siebie tak, iż uniemożliwia to innym sensowną egzystencję. Więcej, takie działanie jest uznawane za niesprawiedliwe. Odrzućmy własność prywatną i budujmy komunę? Nie. Ziemia (...) jest rozdzielona między ludzi, by zapewnić bezpieczeństwo ich życiu, narażonemu na niedostatek i zagrożonemu przez przemoc. Posiadanie dóbr jest uprawnione, by zagwarantować wolność i godność osób oraz pomóc każdemu w zaspokojeniu jego podstawowych potrzeb, a także potrzeb tych, za których ponosi on odpowiedzialność wyjaśniają autorzy Katechizmu (2402). Posiadanie własności jest nie tylko dopuszczalne, ale wręcz pożądane. Zawsze jednak powinno służyć temu, co nazywa się dobrem wspólnym. Kto jest złodziejem? Jak bardzo w myśli teologicznej dobro wspólne postawione jest ponad prawo własności świadczy definicja kradzieży, jaką można znaleźć w katechizmie. Polega (ona) na przywłaszczeniu dobra drugiego człowieka wbrew racjonalnej woli właściciela. Bo przecież postawa właściciela może być też nieracjonalna. Kiedy? To też w katechizmie wyjaśniono. Nie mamy do czynienia z kradzieżą, jeśli przyzwolenie może być domniemane lub jeśli jego odmowa byłaby sprzeczna z rozumem i z powszechnym przeznaczeniem dóbr. Ma to miejsce w przypadku nagłej i oczywistej konieczności, gdy jedynym środkiem zapobiegającym pilnym i podstawowym potrzebom (pożywienie, mieszkanie, odzież...) jest przejęcie dóbr drugiego człowieka i skorzystanie z nich (2408). Katalog czynów, które wchodzą w zakres siódmego przykazania jest bardzo szeroki i wykracza daleko poza obiegowe pojęcie kradzieży i złodzieja. W Katechizmie wymieniono: umyślne zatrzymywanie rzeczy pożyczonych lub znalezionych, oszustwa w handlu, podwyższanie cen wykorzystujących niewiedzą lub potrzebę drugiego człowieka, spekulację czy wypłacanie niesprawiedliwych wynagrodzeń. Kradzieżą jest też korumpowanie tych, którzy podejmują ważne decyzje, korzystanie w celach prywatnych z własności przedsiębiorstwa, złe wykonanie pracy, przestępstwa podatkowe, fałszowanie dokumentów finansowych, a także, co dotyczy chyba głównie decydujących o rozdziale dobra wspólnego, nadmierne wydatki i marnotrawstwo. Skoro Ziemia jest wspólną własnością wszystkich, złodziejami są także ci, którzy nadmiernie i niepotrzebnie eksploatują jej zasoby. Owszem, fabryka może dymić, ale jeśli istnieje już dziś coś takiego jak elektrofiltry, nie powinny być one wyłączane dla zwiększenia zysku przedsiębiorstwa. A już zupełnym draństwem jest lokowanie przez bogatych trujących zakładów tam, gdzie mieszkańcy przymuszeni nędzą zgodzą się na każde warunki. Na przykład w krajach Trzeciego Świata. Niekoniecznie równo Wszyscy mamy jednakowe żołądki przypominano niegdyś, demonstrując przeciwko uprzywilejowaniu jednych kosztem drugich. Prawda. Jednak nie wszyscy mamy takie same zdolności i chęć do pracy. I nie wszystkim z nas jednakowo sprzyja szczęście. Zróżnicowanie dochodów to w gruncie rzeczy dobra rzecz. Motywuje do wysiłku, by polepszyć swoją sytuację, a przez to sprzyja rozwojowi jednostek i społeczeństw. Jednak tam, gdzie chodzi o działalność gospodarczą, priorytet zasady powszechnego przeznaczenia dóbr nad prawem własności zmusza do wypracowania uczciwego kompromisu. Właściciel gospodarstwa, fabryki czy banku nie może prowadzić tylko działalności charytatywnej. Musi zarabiać. Choćby po to, by móc inwestować. Ale jednak trudno przyjmować te pomysły, które z zysku czynią wyłączną normę i ostateczny cel działalności gospodarczej (KKK 2424). Państwo powinno ustanowić prawa, w których gospodarka może się harmonijnie rozwijać, a jednocześnie szanowane są prawa pracowników. Powinno też zadbać o sprawiedliwe rozłożenie obywatelskich obciążeń i przywilejów; stworzyć warunki, w których obywatel będzie mógł korzystać z owoców swojej pracy, a jednocześnie nie zostanie pozbawiony pomocy, gdy wskutek nieszczęśliwego zbiegu okoliczności nie będzie jej mógł wykonywać. Lenistwa jednak popierać nie trzeba. Praca jest (...) obowiązkiem:»kto nie chce pracować, niech też nie je!«przypominają autorzy Katechizmu (2427). Odkąd świat stał się globalną wioską, troska o dobro wspólne, wynikające z zasady powszechnego przeznaczenia dóbr, jest jeszcze trudniejsze. Bo trzeba nie tylko mądrego i uczciwego ułożenia relacji w ramach poszczególnych państw, ale także w ich wzajemnych relacjach. I wcale nie chodzi tylko o udzielanie krajom ubogim doraźnej pomocy. Ta bywa wykorzystywana do utrzymania władzy przez reżimy czy demotywuje do solidnej pracy rodzimych wytwórców. Trzeba pomocy systemowej. Więcej, należy takżereformować międzynarodowe instytucje gospodarcze i finansowe, by bardziej sprzyjały sprawiedliwym stosunkom z krajami słabiej rozwiniętymi (KKK 2440). Najpierw sprawiedliwość Bez podstawowych środków do życia nie można się obejść. A posiadanie jakichś zapasów pozwala spokojnie myśleć o przyszłości. Dlatego tak ważne jest, by bez ważnej przyczyny nie zabierać bliźniemu tego, co dzięki swojej zapobiegliwości wypracował. Bez szanowania tej zasady świat pogrążyłby się w bratobójczej walce o przeżycie. Nie można jednak zapominać, czemu posiadanie własności ma służyć. Święty Jan Chryzostom pisał: Niedopuszczanie ubogich do udziału w swych własnych dobrach oznacza kradzież i odbieranie życia. Siódme przykazanie nie tylko broni pracowitych i bogatych przed cwaniactwem leniwych. Ma pomóc w sprawiedliwym podziale dóbr doczesnych tak, by nikomu nie zabrakło tego, co najbardziej do życia niezbędne. Łaskawość bogatych, rzucających biednym ochłapy ze swego stołu to jedynie spełnienie wymogu sprawiedliwości. Ciąg dalszy w nastepnym biuletynie

8 PAGE EIGHT If one member suffers, all suffer together with it (1 Cor 12:26). These words of Saint Paul forcefully echo in my heart as I acknowledge once more the suffering endured by many minors due to sexual abuse, the abuse of power and the abuse of conscience perpetrated by a significant number of clerics and consecrated persons. Crimes that inflict deep wounds of pain and powerlessness, primarily among the victims, but also in their family members and in the larger community of believers and nonbelievers alike. Looking back to the past, no effort to beg pardon and to seek to repair the harm done will ever be sufficient. Looking ahead to the future, no effort must be spared to create a culture able to prevent such situations from happening, but also to prevent the possibility of their being covered up and perpetuated. The pain of the victims and their families is also our pain, and so it is urgent that we once more reaffirm our commitment to ensure the protection of minors and of vulnerable adults. 1. If one member suffers In recent days, a report was made public which detailed the experiences of at least a thousand survivors, victims of sexual abuse, the abuse of power and of conscience at the hands of priests over a period of approximately seventy years. Even though it can be said that most of these cases belong to the past, nonetheless as time goes on we have come to know the pain of many of the victims. We have realized that these wounds never disappear and that they require us forcefully to condemn these atrocities and join forces in uprooting this culture of death; these wounds never go away. The heart-wrenching pain of these victims, which cries out to heaven, was long ignored, kept quiet or silenced. But their outcry was more powerful than all the measures meant to silence it, or sought even to resolve it by decisions that increased its gravity by falling into complicity. The Lord heard that cry and once again showed us on which side he stands. Mary s song is not mistaken and continues quietly to echo throughout history. For the Lord remembers the promise he made to our fathers: he has scattered the proud in their conceit; he has cast down the mighty from their thrones and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty (Lk 1:51-53). We feel shame when we realize that our style of life has denied, and continues to deny, the words we recite. With shame and repentance, we acknowledge as an ecclesial community that we were not where we should have been, that we did not act in a timely manner, realizing the magnitude and the gravity of the damage done to so many lives. We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them. I make my own the words of the then Cardinal Ratzinger when, during the Way of the Cross composed for Good Friday 2005, he identified with the cry of pain of so many victims and exclaimed: How much filth there is in the Church, and even among those who, in the priesthood, ought to belong entirely to [Christ]! How much pride, how much self-complacency! Christ s betrayal by his disciples, their unworthy reception of his body and blood, is certainly the greatest suffering endured by the Redeemer; it pierces his heart. We can only call to him from the depths of our hearts: Kyrie eleison Lord, save us! (cf. Mt 8:25) (Ninth Station). 2. all suffer together with it The extent and the gravity of all that has happened requires coming to grips with this reality in a comprehensive and communal way. While it is important and necessary on every journey of conversion to acknowledge the truth of what has happened, in itself this is not enough. Today we are challenged as the People of God to take on the pain of our broth-

9 PAGE NINE ers and sisters wounded in their flesh and in their spirit. If, in the past, the response was one of omission, today we want solidarity, in the deepest and most challenging sense, to become our way of forging present and future history. And this in an environment where conflicts, tensions and above all the victims of every type of abuse can encounter an outstretched hand to protect them and rescue them from their pain (cf. Evangelii Gaudium, 228). Such solidarity demands that we in turn condemn whatever endangers the integrity of any person. A solidarity that summons us to fight all forms of corruption, especially spiritual corruption. The latter is a comfortable and self-satisfied form of blindness. Everything then appears acceptable: deception, slander, egotism and other subtle forms of self-centeredness, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light (2 Cor 11:14) (Gaudete et Exsultate, 165). Saint Paul s exhortation to suffer with those who suffer is the best antidote against all our attempts to repeat the words of Cain: Am I my brother s keeper? (Gen 4:9). I am conscious of the effort and work being carried out in various parts of the world to come up with the necessary means to ensure the safety and protection of the integrity of children and of vulnerable adults, as well as implementing zero tolerance and ways of making all those who perpetrate or cover up these crimes accountable. We have delayed in applying these actions and sanctions that are so necessary, yet I am confident that they will help to guarantee a greater culture of care in the present and future. Together with those efforts, every one of the baptized should feel involved in the ecclesial and social change that we so greatly need. This change calls for a personal and communal conversion that makes us see things as the Lord does. For as Saint John Paul II liked to say: If we have truly started out anew from the contemplation of Christ, we must learn to see him especially in the faces of those with whom he wished to be identified (Novo Millennio Ineunte, 49). To see things as the Lord does, to be where the Lord wants us to be, to experience a conversion of heart in his presence. To do so, prayer and penance will help. I invite the entire holy faithful People of God to a penitential exercise of prayer and fasting, following the Lord s command.1 This can awaken our conscience and arouse our solidarity and commitment to a culture of care that says never again to every form of abuse. It is impossible to think of a conversion of our activity as a Church that does not include the active participation of all the members of God s People. Indeed, whenever we have tried to replace, or silence, or ignore, or reduce the People of God to small elites, we end up creating communities, projects, theological approaches, spiritualities and structures without roots, without memory, without faces, without bodies and ultimately, without lives. 2 This is clearly seen in a peculiar way of understanding the Church s authority, one common in many communities where sexual abuse and the abuse of power and conscience have occurred. Such is the case with clericalism, an approach that not only nullifies the character of Christians, but also tends to diminish and undervalue the baptismal grace that the Holy Spirit has placed in the heart of our people.3clericalism, whether fostered by priests themselves or by lay persons, leads to an excision in the ecclesial body that supports and helps to perpetuate many of the evils that we are condemning today. To say no to abuse is to say an emphatic no to all forms of clericalism. It is always helpful to remember that in salvation history, the Lord saved one people. We are never completely ourselves unless we belong to a people. That is why no one is saved alone, as an isolated individual. Rather, God draws us to himself, taking into account the complex fabric of interpersonal relationships present in the human community. God wanted to enter into the life and history of a people (Gaudete et Exsultate, 6). Consequently, the only way that we have to respond to this evil that has darkened so many lives is to experience it as a task regarding all of us as the People of God. This awareness of being part of a people and a shared history will enable us to acknowledge our past sins and mistakes with a penitential openness that can allow us to be renewed from within. Without the active participation of all the Church s members, everything being done to uproot the culture of abuse in our communities will not be successful in generating the necessary dynamics for sound and realistic change. The penitential dimension of fasting and prayer will help us as God s People to come before the Lord and our wounded brothers and sisters as sinners imploring forgiveness and the grace of shame and conversion. In this way, we will come up with actions that can generate resources attuned to the Gospel. For whenever we make the effort to return to the source and to recover the original freshness of the Gospel, new avenues arise, new paths of creativity open up, with different forms of expression, more eloquent signs and words with new meaning for today s world (Evangelii Gaudium, 11). It is essential that we, as a Church, be able to acknowledge and condemn, with sorrow and shame, the atrocities perpetrated by consecrated persons, clerics, and all those entrusted with the mission of watching over and caring for those most vulnerable. Let us beg forgiveness for our own sins and the sins of others. An awareness of sin helps us to acknowledge the errors, the crimes and the wounds caused in the past and allows us, in the present, to be more open and committed along a journey of renewed conversion.

10 PAGE TEN Likewise, penance and prayer will help us to open our eyes and our hearts to other people s sufferings and to overcome the thirst for power and possessions that are so often the root of those evils. May fasting and prayer open our ears to the hushed pain felt by children, young people and the disabled. A fasting that can make us hunger and thirst for justice and impel us to walk in the truth, supporting all the judicial measures that may be necessary. A fasting that shakes us up and leads us to be committed in truth and charity with all men and women of good will, and with society in general, to combatting all forms of the abuse of power, sexual abuse and the abuse of conscience. In this way, we can show clearly our calling to be a sign and instrument of communion with God and of the unity of the entire human race (Lumen Gentium, 1). If one member suffers, all suffer together with it, said Saint Paul. By an attitude of prayer and penance, we will become attuned as individuals and as a community to this exhortation, so that we may grow in the gift of compassion, in justice, prevention and reparation. Mary chose to stand at the foot of her Son s cross. She did so unhesitatingly, standing firmly by Jesus side. In this way, she reveals the way she lived her entire life. When we experience the desolation caused by these ecclesial wounds, we will do well, with Mary, to insist more upon prayer, seeking to grow all the more in love and fidelity to the Church (SAINT IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA, Spiritual Exercises, 319). She, the first of the disciples, teaches all of us as disciples how we are to halt before the sufferings of the innocent, without excuses or cowardice. To look to Mary is to discover the model of a true follower of Christ. May the Holy Spirit grant us the grace of conversion and the interior anointing needed to express before these crimes of abuse our compunction and our resolve courageously to combat them. Vatican City, 20 August 2018 FRANCIS 1 But this kind [of demon] does not come out except by prayer and fasting (Mt 17:21). 2 Cf. Letter to the Pilgrim People of God in Chile (31 May 2018). 3 Letter to Cardinal Marc Ouellet, President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America (19 March 2016).

11 Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time September 2, 2018 PAGE ELEVEN Saturday, September 1 4:00 p.m. - Members of Rosary Society 6:00 p.m. +Robert Rajpold from his Godmother ST.HYACINTH +Stanley J. Wilk from Helene & Cynthia Wilk Sunday, September 2 - Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 6:30 a.m. - Parishioners of St. Stanislaus 8:00 a.m. (Polish) +Maria Wrzosek from Ela & Mieczyslaw and Family 10:00 a.m. +Walter & Charlotte Stec and George & Eva Matte from Paul & Cynthia Matte 12:00 p.m. +Lorraine Czepiel from Daughters ST.HYACINTH - Intentions of Rev. Charles F. Gonet Monday, September 3 - Labor Day 9:00 - Living & Deceased Members of the Knights of St. Stanislaus Club ST.HYACINTH +Irena & Waclaw Kozikowski from Family Tuesday, September 4 6:30 +Delia Sypek from Lou, Darlene & Michael 7:30 +Stefan Wolanski from Grandchildren 12:00 +Peter Guyette from Sister Ceil & Karen ST.HYACINTH - Intentions Submitted to the Parish Prayer Line Wednesday, September 5 6:30 +Carole Korkosz from Family 7:30 +Irene Stephens from Caregivers 12:00 +Monika Laz from Wroblewski Family 7:00 p.m. (Polish) - God s Blessings for Children & Grandchildren of Czarniecki, Serele & Skrzyniarz Families from Parents ST.HYACINTH +Eugenia Kleciak from Maria Tluczek & Family Thursday, September 6 6:30 - Health & Birthday Blessings for Gail Mitchell from Mark Mitchell 8:45 (School) +Robert Rajpold from Halina & Stefan Kowal 12:00 +Leon Ciszek and Frances Nieckarz Ciszek from Stephen & Barbara Jendrysik ST.HYACINTH +Kazimierz Tluczek from Maria Tluczek & Family Friday, September 7 - First Friday 6:30 +Danuta Randzio from Irena & Stanislaw Wurszt 7:30 +Sheila M. Gulan from Mom & Serge 12:00 - God s Blessings for Fr. Lucjan on his 99th Birthday from Padre Pio Prayer Group 7:00 p.m. (Polish) +Wanda Rurak from Maria & Dolek Rajpold ST.HYACINTH +Franciszek Kleciak from Maria Tluczek & Family Saturday, September 8 - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 7:00 a.m. +Monika Libera from Zofia & Jozef Gasior 4:00 p.m. +Walter S. Skrobot, Sr. from Son Walter, Jr. 6:00 p.m. +Mary Windrum from Jacqueline Madru ST.HYACINTH - Health & Blessings for Cecelia Mitchell from Mark & Gail Mitchell Sunday, September 9 - Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 6:30 a.m. +Michael R., Jane Maciolek & Sons from Pat & Bob 8:00 a.m. (Polish) +Jan & Lucyna Chmielewski from Son & Family 10:00 a.m. - Parishioners of St. Stanislaus 12:00 p.m. +Christine Gardiner from Karen Shea & Family ST.HYACINTH +Raymond J. Tomchik from Anna Tomchik WE PRAYERFULLY RE- MEMBER the avviversaries of Rev. Francis Kasprzak, a former assistant and Rev. Seraphin Stachowicz, a native son of St. Stanislaus Parish as well as all the faithful departed parishioners. In particular, our sincere sympathies go to the family and friends of Edward Kotowski, Jennie A. Herchel and Marion Polchlopek who have gone recently to their eternal reward. May they, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. FLOWERS BEFORE THE IMAGE OF DIVINE MERCY this week are for Blessings for Agnieszka & Lucjan Czarniecki on their Anniversary at the request of their family. CANDLE BEFORE ST. ANTHONY this week is burning for Blessings for Agnieszka & Lucjan Czarniecki on their Anniversary at the request of their Parents. CANDLE BEFORE THE BLESSED MOTHER this week is burning for Health & Blessings and All Needed Graces for Mark Dubilo at the request of his Wife. CANDLE BEFORE THE MAIN ALTAR this week is burning in memory of +Chet Ukleja at the request of his Wife.

12 PAGE TWELVE Meeting opened with Evening Prayer. PARISH COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES JUNE 27, 2018 In Attendance: Dcn Joe Peters, John Tourigny, Sr Ceil, Fr Michael, Sandra Peret, Sr Agnesa Negru FMSA, Virginia Bauch, Paula Piela, Helen Banas, Fr Luis Palacios Rodriguez, Michael Pray, Fr Joe, Samuel Gelinas Previous minutes review Accepted with changes. Sr Agnesa Negru was in attendance at the April 9 meeting but inadvertently left off the list of attendees. Pastor's Report - Fr Joe announced upcoming personnel moves for St Stanislaus parish. Fr Joe, Fr Michael, Fr Tomasz, Fr Noel, and Fr Luis are moving to new Parish assignments within the Our Lady of the Angels Province. This was the result of the recent Provincial Chapter Meetings in Buffalo. Brother Michael Duffy will the only remaining Friar at St Stanislaus until the new priests arrive. The incoming Pastor had visited the Parish earlier in the day. Two other new priests would be joining Fr Joseph Bayne at St Stanislaus. Announcement to the Parish community will be made shortly pending notification to all affected Bishops. School hired a new bookkeeper Cindy Conklin The Parish has hired a Financial Administrator - Karl Hammond. Congratulated Fr Luis on his recent ordination and his Mass of Thanksgiving. Fr Joe also commented on the outpouring of love and support the Parish showed to Fr Luis in his ministries at St Stans, his Ordination, and the hospitality the Parish extended to both Fr Luis and his family on their visit to attend his ordination. It spoke very well to Parish Community at large. Ordination of Friar Chris Dudek July 7, :00 AM Parish Council Report - Upcoming Parish Council year was discussed. Parish Council Directory draft given to the chairperson for review and completion. Financial Report - Helen gave an update of account balances. Finance committee to meet the same week. School finances are stable. Dcn Joe discussed capital projects being considered by the Parish including an elevator, school boilers, Friary upgrades, front steps (Basilica), window repairs, security cameras, and the Cemetery Chapel. Projects are being prioritized. Fr Joe discussed a couple of large monetary gifts to the Parish. He also discussed the importance of end of life planning (funeral Mass, wake, etc...). Paula pointed out the usefulness of putting your wishes in writing. Evangelization Committee - Report was submitted by chairperson (not in attendance). Highlight included welcome Masses / Receptions were appreciated by new Parishioners, considering Epiphany Concert/Reception, and cards to the families of the newly Baptized. Upcoming for : Discussing holding the Ministry Fair in conjunction with the Cultural Fair and completing the Ministry Guide (under review). Liturgy & Worship Report - Work to improve the vestibule will continue. Lenten Retreats are being planned. Stay tuned for more details. 125 th Anniversary Report - Work on the Parish History book is continuing. The committee is finalizing the design and final pictures to be used. Family & Community Life Report - Paula Piela is the new chairperson of the Family & Community Life sub-committee. Discussed upcoming events: Parish Picnic, volunteer opportunities for Confirmation students, Dan Kane Singers. Discussed a new program aimed at couples: The Choice Wine. The program will be starting up in the Fall. Announcements will be made at Mass and in the Bulletin. That Man Is You! will be back for a final year on September 15, 2018 starting at 6:30 AM. Education Report - Sr Ceil discussed Summer School, preschool program, enrollment, and staffing. All are stable and doing well. Diocese visited the school in May as part of a Diocesan Review effort on all our Catholic Schools. Met with Staff, parents, and the School Board. Confirmation discussed with St Stans eighth graders. Packets were handed out. New program was selected for the upcoming year (Chosen) to align with USCCB list of approved programs. Upcoming Events - Craft Fair being advertised via Facebook and local media outlets. Parish Council will meet on Mondays for the upcoming year (dates TBD). Final Thoughts (Fr Joe) - Fr Joe expressed his gratitude for the way the Parish embraced him when he arrived and expressed his hope that the new Friars will be equally welcomed. He also expressed that,while priests come and go, it is the Parish Community that is the caretaker of the Church. The participation of our Parishioners in ministry and community life is appreciated and inspiring. His hope is that it will continue to flourish and grow.