WE'LL BE DOING IT DIFFERENTLY THIS YEAR.
The annual Christmas "Giving Tree" program will continue this year, but without the tree. Recognizing that there are very many families and children in need this year, Catholic Social Services has devised the following way for us to help Santa provide needed Christmas gifts and clothing, despite gathering restrictions and social distancing, in a way that keeps everyone, including Santa's elves, safe.
Instead of requests for specific gifts, clothing, and other necessities, we are being asked to consider donating a gift card in any amount from either Walmart, Target, or Amazon. This will enable CSS to provide gifts cards to each of the families in the program, so that items can be delivered directly to their door or by contactless pick-up at the store. Please either include your gift card(s) with your offertory collection and drop the envelope into the collection basket, or mail it to the rectory (235 North Front Street). CSS is very grateful to everyone for considering being part of the program this year. If you
have any questions, you may reach out to Catholic Social Services at 508-674-4681.
POLISH FOOD SALE!
Featuring homemade frozen pierogi, golabki, cabbage soup-also oplatki, will be on Saturday, December 12th, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. (or when we run out, whichever happens first). Kindly tell your friends. Please, everyone is to wear a face mask and maintain safe social distancing inside the building.
MASSES for November 28th-December 6th
Saturday, Nov. 28th-1st Sunday of Advent 4:00 PM +Edward Piszcz Req. Friends of Poland
Sunday, Nov. 29th-1st Sunday of Advent 10:00 AM OLPH Parishioners, Living & Deceased
Monday, Nov. 30th-St. Andrew 7:30 AM ++Souls in Purgatory Req. Inez M. Ayres
Tuesday, Dec. 1st-Advent Weekday 7:30 AM +Antonio Lurdes & ++Family & ++Souls in Purgatory Req. Orinda Vida
Wednesday, Dec. 2nd-Bl. Raphael Chylinski 7:30 AM +Anthony Wnorowski
Thursday, Dec. 3rd-St. Francis Xavier 7:30 AM ++Obenauf Family
Friday, Dec. 4th-St. John Damascene 7:30 AM Health & God's Blessings Req. Arminda & Cynthia Linhares
Saturday, Dec. 5th-Advent Weekday 7:30 AM +Walter & +Helen Palys Req. Family
Saturday, Dec. 5th-2nd Sunday of Advent 4:00 PM +Patricia L. Szczur Req. Ann Bodzioch Robinson
Sunday, Dec. 6th-2nd Sunday of Advent 10:00 AM OLPH Parishioners, Living & Deceased
A WORD FROM Pope Francis:
Take time, quality time. This means being ready to listen patiently and attentively to everything the other person wants to say .... Often the other spouse does not need a solution to his or her problems, but simply to be heard, to feel that someone has acknowledged their pain, their disappointment, their fear, their anger.
-AMORIS LAETITIA, MARCH 19, 2016