The Annual Catholic Appeal 2020 begins. Each parish must have a team, that is a group of people who will work together to ensure that the parish reaches the financial goal set for our parish. We need a few volunteers willing to join this group. To begin with, we are also looking for two volunteers who would go with the pastor to the first meeting as part of the ACA2020. Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 20 at 6:30 PM in the parish center of Our Lady of Mount Carmel church.
Pope Francis preached Sunday about the life-changing power of God’s word in Scripture, encouraging everyone to keep a Bible close for daily inspiration.
“Let us make room in our lives for the word of God. Each day, let us read a verse or two of the Bible. Let us begin with the Gospel: let us keep it open on our table, carry it in our pocket, read it on our cell phones, and allow it to inspire us daily,” Pope Francis said in his homily Jan. 26.
“The Lord gives you his word, so that you can receive it like a love letter he has written to you, to help you realize that he is at your side. His word consoles and encourages us. At the same time it challenges us, frees us from the bondage of our selfishness and summons us to conversion. Because his word has the power to change our lives and to lead us out of darkness into the light,” the pope said.
Pope Francis inaugurated the first Sunday of the Word of God with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. The pope established the Sunday of the Word of God to take place annually throughout the world on the third Sunday of Ordinary Time.
“On this first Sunday of the Word of God, let us go to the roots of his preaching, to the very source of the word of life,” the pope said.
“We need his word: so that we can hear, amid the thousands of other words in our daily lives, that one word that speaks to us not about things, but about life,” he said
ThisTuesday at 7 PM Mass we will celebrate the closing of the 3 day Eucharist Devotion. We expressed our gratitude to God present among us with His Body and Blood in the Most Blessed Sacrament. We praised His Name and gave Him glory through adorations and devotions.
We are very grateful to all the people who attended Masses and devotions, made act of adoration and paid homage to Jesus. We also are very grateful to Father Joseph Szpilski CM for his homilies and prayers that have reminded us about our responsibilities of truly loving God and people since we all participate in the Mystical Body of Christ. Please join us for this very special Mass.
Veterans Day is a day to remember the sacrifices made by each and every member of the American Armed Forces who have served or who are serving now and who bear the wounds of war. We remember all, especially those who have earned the Medal of Honor for their heroic bravery while serving in the armed forces.
To these brave men and women we say thank you for your service. Please join us in a moment of silence to pray for each of them, especially those wounded and ill warriors still suffering for our freedom. Let us pray:
Mary, Immaculate Virgin, Our Mother, please pray to your Son, Our Lord, for our warriors and our veterans, for our country and our continued freedom. Amen.
A plenary indulgence, applicable only to the souls in Purgatory is granted to the faithful who devoutly visit a church or oratory on All Souls Day (November 2nd). Requirements for Obtaining a Plenary Indulgence on All Souls Day:
1/ Visit a church and pray for souls in Purgatory. 2/ Say one “Our Father” and the “Apostles Creed” in the visit to the church. 3/ Say one “Our Father” and one “Hail Mary” for the Pope’s intentions (those intentions designated by the Holy Father each month). 4/ Worthily receive Holy Communion (ideally on the same day). 5/ Make a sacramental confession within 20 days of All Souls Day. 6/ For a plenary indulgence, be free from all attachment to sin, even venial sin (or the indulgence is partial, not plenary).
You may gain one plenary indulgence a day.
These partial indulgences are applicable only to the souls in Purgatory: 1/ A partial indulgence may be obtained by devoutly visiting a cemetery and praying for the departed, even if the prayer is only mental. One may obtain a plenary indulgence by visiting a cemetery each day between November 1st – 8th. 2/ A partial indulgence may be obtained when the Eternal Rest (Requiem aeternam) is prayed. Continue reading Indulgences Obtainable for the Souls in Purgatory: All Souls’ Day Through November 8th
Please find beautiful photos from the Krakowianki and Gorale Spring Show 2019 by Zygmunt Bielski.
Piękne zdjęcia z występu grupy Krakowianki i Górale – czerwiec 2019. Zdjecia zrobił pan Zygmunt Bielski.
Our sincerest congratulations to these Priest of the Congregation of the Mission, who, this year, are celebrating an Anniversary of their Ordination:
Rev. Provincial Chester Mrowka CM – 60 years of Priesthood
Rev. Stanisław Miękina CM – 60 years of Priesthood
Rev. Provincial Marek Sadowski CM – 25 years of Priesthood
Rev. Jan Szylar CM – 25 years of Priesthood.
We assure You, Honored Jubilarians, of our prayers in Your intention. May the Almighty God bestow upon you always the power to joyfully experience the fulfillment of Your priesthood for the Glory of God and salvation of people.
Najserdeczniejsze gratulacje składamy kapłanom ze Zgromadzenia Księży Misjonarzy, który w tym roku obchodzą swoje Jubileusze Święcen Kapłanskich:
Ks. Prowincjał Chester Mrowka CM – 60 lat kapłanstwa
Ks. Stanisław Miękina CM – 60 lat kapłanstwa
Ks. Prowincjal Marek Sadowski CM – 25 lat kapłanstwa
Ks. Jan Szylar CM – 25 lat kapłanstwa.
Zapewniamy Was, Czcigodni Jubilaci o naszej modlitwie w Waszych intencjach. Niech dobry Bóg zawsze darzy Was mocą do radosnego przeżywania Waszego kapłanstwa dla Chwały Boga i zbawienia ludzi .