It has pleased the Lord to call our sister, Ś.P. Helen Jakubiak, home to eternal life … Following a valiant health struggle, our sister Ś.P. Helen answered the call of her Lord and passed on to eternity on Monday of this past week.
A Funeral Holy Mass was celebrated at Lasak & Gigliotti Funeral Home in Albany. Internment was at Albany Rural Cemetery.
Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and may the perpetual light shine upon her.
May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.
Wieczne odpoczynek racz jej dać Panie, a światłość wiekuista niechaj jej świeci.
Niech odpoczywają w pokoju, Amen.
Each week of Lent this year, we will be asked to bring in a specific item that is needed for those who have not. Although each week is a different item, you may either “catch up” or plan ahead, whichever is better for you. [Note: for those of you who will need to document your donations, simply list what items you have donated and the list will he verified after the Easter season.]
- FIRST WEEK OF LENT, (2/21): Pasta products: any type of pasta can be donated; boxed or bagged.
- SECOND WEEK OF LENT, (2/28): Baby Formula: any type of formula may be offered; ready-made, concentrated, powder, etc. Please be sure is contains iron. Also powdered milk, canned milk, as well.
- THIRD WEEK OF LENT, (3/7): Baby Food: any type of canned or jarred baby food may be donated for any age group. This donation may include all vegetables, fruits, meats, etc.
- FOURTH WEEK OF LENT, (3/14): Canned vegetables: any type of canned vegetables may be offered. Soups may be here included.
- FIFTH WEEK OF LENT, (3/21): Canned fruits: any type of canned fruits may be donated. Fruit sauces are also included here.
- HOLY WEEK, (3/28): Protein Products: peanut butter, nuts, canned meats (tuna, ham, chicken, etc.), dried cheeses.
The distribution of donations will be done on Maundy Thursday.
This type of donation schedule will allow us to meet specific needs of those in our community. Any other times than these above listed may also be brought in.
May God bless this Lenten Season.
As we will be receiving the Census 2010 packets in the mail shortly, a suggestion has come from the Polish American Congress: when filling out the census, the PAC would like all Polish-Americans to indicate the same when describing their family unit.
Of course, many ethnic groups represent us in our parish – the same would hold for you. This way a more accurate count of the ethnic heritage in our country would he determined. Thanks!
This season of intimate reflection and time alone with the Lord comes each year in our faith walk. Within the forty days of this journey, the Church allows for communal prayer time.
The “Stations of the Cross” will be celebrated on Fridays, at 7 pm, to allow those who wish to meditate and reflect upon the sacrifice of our Lord to do so, again with respect to personal schedules.
Please consider adding your devotion to these weekly reflections.
It is the tradition of the Church that Wednesdays and Fridays are days of fasting and abstinence.
May We choose to walk with Jesus these forty days, and may His sacrifice lead us to greater glory with Him.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Great Lent. Ashes will be imposed at Services held at noon and 7pm in the church.
Holy Name’s 8th Annual Basket Social will take place on Sunday, March 21st at VFW Post 357, 1309 Fifth Avenue, Schenectady NY 12303 (map). Doors will open at noon. Raffle tickets will be available for themed baskets. There are door prizes and Polish food will be available.
This wonderful fellowship event features variously themed “baskets” created by our parishioners. Attendees from far and wide are amazed at the creativity found in the various themes, finding everything from children’s baskets to a baseball, movie, or chocolate lovers’ paradise.
Once again, the Social features a Polish Kitchen headed up by Marianne Weglinski. Marianne highlights a wonderful cross-section of homemade Polish food.
Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the food and have a good time.
For more information call 518-587-0299.
Please mark your calendars and plan to join us.