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Monday – Thursday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
Rev. Canon Dr. Jacek W. Labinski
The early Israelites believed that those who followed the Lord's commands would be rewarded during their lifetime or during the lives of their descendants. God's justice would triumph in this world. During the time of the Maccabean revolt, when so many righteous persons were martyred, God's justice began to be understood as capable of transcending this life. Martyrs could be rewarded after they died. In today's first readings, the seven brothers are so confident in their beliefs—both in following religious practices and in the reward of the resurrection—that they are willing to die for their faith. Saint Paul is likewise willing to risk arrest, torture, and death to preach in defiance of the law. Of course, he models his courage and confidence not only on Jewish martyrs like the seven brothers and their mother, but also on the risen Lord himself. Jesus' answer to those who deny the resurrection is perfectly logical without falling into the trap of trying to explain the afterlife on the Sadducees' terms. To the Sadducees, there could not be an afterlife because there was no satisfactory answer to this tricky question. Surely a person cannot be married to multiple people at the same time, so there cannot be an afterlife where this could happen. Jesus explains that marriage is not an issue after death. Moreover, the afterlife could be inferred long before Moses because if God is God of the living and God was the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, then even they are still alive. The afterlife is a life that is completely new, not possible to think of in terms of this world. It exceeds our ability to imagine or understand.
Please pray for the soul of Grzegorz Kołodziejczyk, who has died. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
Once again we will be having the Christmas Giving Tree. This year we will be helping children in CYO, Anchor House, and Kids R First. Next weekend, November 16th & 17th, 2019, there will be ornaments on the Christmas tree with items to be purchased. Please take one or more of the ornaments and return your gifts as soon as possible. All gifts must be returned by Sunday, December 15th, 2019. Thank You for your help and good hearts at this time of the year.
The Christmas Wafer/Opłatek commemorates a custom which is centuries old. Through the Wafer/Opłatek, we are reminded of the Holy Nativity. The Wafer/Opłatek is broken and shared with those gathered at the Christmas table. When each has a broken piece, PEACE is wished to all. The Wafers/Opłatki are available in the rectory during regular office hours and in the Sacristy after all Masses.
Madeleine Buono, Anna Burzawa, Dylan Cascarino, Tim Cicon, Sr., Mark Cicon, Dorothy Dominski, Bartoszek Dudek, Helena Dzięgielewska, Zenon Dzięgielewski, Sabina Dziewięcka, Theresa Eaton, Charles & Eileen Fair, Fr. Fred Jackiewicz, Helen Jamieson, Charles Kowalski, Alice S. Laird, Sue Lynch, Adam Matusz, Marie Niwore, Dan Piestor, Cheryl Fuzes Poli, Jurek Probola, Joseph Ryczkowski, Zofia Rynkowska, Lucy Siemientkowski, Anthony Sikora, Roman Sikora, Fred Sikorski, Edward Sikorski, Pat Sikorski, Diane Silver, Joseph P. Strycharz, Kelly Ann Strycharz, Czesława Supel, Mitch Tacs, Doris Tarquinio, Anna Wozniak, Esther Zamorski.
Please call the Rectory Office to add or delete names from the list.
All Veterans active or inactive qualify to enter names on the Memorial Walk. For information please call Julius Wszolek at 599-2298.
Lest We Forget
Because of them, our lives are full—
Because of them, our nation lives
Because of them, our world is Blessed.
Lord Jesus, we ask you to watch over our men and women who are serving in the military in Iraq, Afghanistan and throughout the world. We ask for your wisdom and peace for all the world leaders to end the fighting. We pray for your healing touch. AMEN
Please, submit names of man ages 16-40 who you think would make a fine priest by placing your CALLED BY NAME response card in the collection basket. You may also drop off the card at the parish office. Please constinue to pray for the success of this program in our parish and our diocese, especially during these weeks of prayer for vocations.
November 2019 Intention:
That a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.
- Pope Francis
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