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Around the Diocese 08.20.15

‘Polkabration’ Polish Festival

WOONSOCKET — St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 174 Harris Ave., will hold its annual Polish Festival “Polkabration” on Saturday, August 29 from noon to 10 p.m. The festival will include delicious Polish and American food, games of chance, children’s entertainment and music by Rytm band. All are welcome.

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One of the more compelling scenes in Dostoevsky’s “The Brothers Karamazov” is the story told about a wicked old woman who stands condemned but receives one final chance to be pulled from the lake of fire. Her guardian angel holds on to one-half of an onion, and the woman must grasp the other half firmly in order to be raised up. Remarkably, the onion is able to hold not only that woman but also numerous other sinners who have latched onto her feet in an effort to share her good fortune. Selfishly, however, the old woman begins to kick at them, insisting that the onion is hers alone. When she does so the onion breaks and all of them fall to their peril.
Priestly Vocations and the Mass
For the past several weeks the Sunday Gospel readings from St. John have given the universal Church a poignant reminder of how central the Eucharist is in the life of every Christian. As the Second Vatican Council proclaimed, the Eucharistic sacrifice is “the source and summit of Christian life” (Lumen Gentium, #11). Everything we long for and desire comes to us through this gift of God Himself; it is towards our Eucharistic Lord that we journey with minds and hearts made new. Yet on that necessary journey God has placed one obvious and mysterious contingency: the sacred priesthood.
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