Mass Times

  • Saturday Vigil:
    5 PM (Church)
  • Sunday:
    8:00 AM (Polish) | 9:30 AM | 11:00 AM (Polish) - all masses in Church
  • Monday-Friday:
    7 AM (Except Tuesday) in Chapel
  • Tuesday:
    7:00 PM (Polish) in Chapel with Novena
  • Holy Days:
    7:00 AM (English) | 7:00 PM (Polish)
  • Vigil:
    7 PM (church)

Please see the bulletin and website for Holy Day Mass schedules and holiday Mass time changes.

This Week Masses

This Week Bulletin

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday:
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED

Contact

Pastor:
Rev. Canon Dr. Jacek W. Labinski

Saint Hedwig Church
872 Brunswick Ave
Trenton, NJ 08638
Phone: (609) 396-9068
Fax: (609) 396-3171
Email: sthedwig@comcast.net
Web: www.sainthedwigparish.com

SEPTEMBER 15, 2019: XXIV SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Who would leave ninety-nine sheep in the middle of the desert to search for a stray, Jesus asks. Pretty much only someone who wanted to get fired from any shepherding job, that's who. Sheep were a valued commodity, they could provide food, drink, and clothing. Leaving ninety-nine sheep vulnerable in the desert where they could be stolen or wander off, while taking the risk of getting lost yourself with no assurance of ever finding the wayward lamb would be exercising very poor judgment. Yet Jesus holds this behavior up as praiseworthy. Perhaps the key to this lesson is patience. The sheep who is lost is more important than the ninety-nine, for it is most in need. If another sheep wanders off while the first is being rescued, it would become the most important. Maybe two or three others wander off. Then they become the most important. And so on. But this is all right, because this shepherd has infinite time and infinite patience. The Good Shepherd welcomes back each sheep with no less joy than the last. Jesus' lesson is not a how-to manual for sheepherders. It is a lesson in God's infinite care and compassion. No person is truly lost in the sight of God. Anyone can be found worthy of reconciliation. The Chosen People turned their backs on the LORD and worshiped a golden calf, but God stuck with them. Saint Paul persecuted the early church, but God called him to be apostle to the Gentiles. The prodigal son turned his back on his father and dissipated his inheritance, but his father welcomed him back with a grand feast.

How you can help families affected by Hurricane Dorian

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is receiving donations from anyone seeking to help the victims of Hurricane Dorian with immediate assistance. Those who wish to donate to assist families and people affected by the devastating storm, please go to www.crs.org and follow the directions there.

Mass Intentions for 2020

The Mass intention book for 2020 is now open during regular business hours in the rectory. There will be only one intention taken for the weekday Mass on Monday through Friday. The weekend Masses, which include the Saturday evening Mass and all the Masses on Sunday, will have multiple intentions available.

In Memoriam

Please pray for the soul of Stefania Doroba, who has died. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

Religious Education Program

Religious Education Program (CCD) for the year 2019-2020 will begin on Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 at 5:15 pm for Tuesday students and their parents with an orientation meeting in the Church. After the meeting the Tuesday night students will go to the Convent to begin regular scheduled classes. Wednesday students and their parents will have an orientation meeting on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 in the Church at 5:15 pm. After the meeting the Wednesday night students will go to the Convent to begin regular scheduled classes

Catechists Needed

Due to our expanding religious education program, we are in need of additional Catechists for the 2019–2020 school year. Please consider this wonderful ministry. We welcome those with experience and those who have never taught before. Help and information are available to anyone interested. If you are interested or have any questions in regards to this ministry, please contact Mr. Walter Czajkowski at (609) 396-9068.

ST. Hedwig Cementary Columbarium

The niches in the columbarium at the New Cemetery on Eggerts Crossing Rd. in Ewing are now on sale. There are single and double niches. For more information please call the Parish Office at 609-396-9068.

Remember Our Sick In Your Prayer

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, John Matas, 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, Michelle Vuocolo, Anna Wozniak, Esther Zamorski.

Please call the Rectory Office to add or delete names from the list.

My Dear Parishioners!

May your hearts be filled with the radiant splendor of that true light which came to earth on that sacred night on which our Savior was born. Please know of my prayers for you during Masses of the Christmas Season, that you and your loved ones enjoy the blessings of this sacred time and throughout the coming New Year 2018!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Your Pastor - Fr. Jacek

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St. Hedwig Knights Of Columbus Eyeglasses Collection

St. Hedwig Knights of Columbus have a collection box in the vestibule of the Church for new, used or broken eyeglasses in any condition. Also we are collecting new and used hearing aids which will be repaired and distributed to people who need help hearing. The Knights are partnered with New Eyes for the Needy who will repair and distribute the reconditioned eyeglasses and hearing aids to countries in need throughout the world. Please help us provide glasses and hearing aids to those in need. Thank you.

St. Hedwig's Parish Veteran Memorial

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.

Special Prayer for the Men and Women in the Military

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

Families affected by Hurricane Dorian urgently need your help.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is receiving donations from anyone seeking to help the victims of Hurricane Dorian with immediate assistance. Those who wish to donate to assist families and people affected by the devastating storm, please go to www.crs.org and follow the directions there.

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10-11 sierpnia 2019

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Holy Father's Monthly Prayer Intentions

September 2019 Intention:

The Protection of the Oceans

That politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world's seas and oceans.
- Pope Francis

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