Saint Hedwig Church Catholic Community , Trenton, NJ

Daily Mass Schedule

  • Saturday: 5 PM
  • Sunday: 8 AM (Polish), 9:30 AM, 11 AM (Polish)
  • Daily: 7 AM (Except Tuesday) in Chapel
  • Tuesday: 7 PM (Polish) in Chapel with Novena
  • Holy Days: 7 AM (English), 7 PM (Polish)
  • Vigil: 7 PM
  • Mass Intentions for this week
  • This Week Bulletin

Office Hours

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

Wednesday:
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED

Monday February 20 Presidents Day- Office Closed!

FEBRUARY 19
SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sometimes Christians, anxious to show the moral superiority of Jesus, oppose his teaching to that of the Jews. The readings chosen for today offer a corrective for this unfortunate tendency to set Jesus over and against his people. In the verses from the Sermon on the Mount from which today’s Gospel is taken, Jesus looks beyond legal redress for alternative ways of responding to insult and injustice. In this, he acts in the spirit of Leviticus which, in today’s reading, teaches: “Take no revenge and cherish no grudge against your fellow countrymen.” Jesus adheres to Torah too when he teaches love of enemies. The statement “and hate your enemies” is neither in the text of the Hebrew Bible nor in the teaching of the rabbis, although it does appear in some sectarian writings like the Dead Sea Scrolls. Jesus, like Leviticus, makes love the center of the moral life in imitation of God. Jesus’ “Be perfect” echoes the “Be holy, for I, the Lord, your God, am holy” of Leviticus. And it is such holiness that, in Paul’s words, makes the community of faith God’s temple.

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED FOR PRESIDENTS DAY

The rectory office will be closed on Monday, February 20th, 2017 in observance of Presidents Day.

DIOCESE OF TRENTON ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL

2017 Theme: One Body in Christ

Next weekend, February 25 & 26, 2017 is Appeal Weekend for the Annual Catholic Appeal throughout the Diocese of Trenton. We will be showing the Annual Catholic Appeal video for 2017 and asking each of you to make a pledge to support the work of your local Church. Each gift makes an enormous impact on our parish communities in Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean counties. It is up to us to say yes to our faith, and bring our lives to faith and our faith to life.

My Dear Parishioners!

The most holy and important night of the year is approaching.
The night when the Son of God will once again come among us.
Of this we sing:

"To the earth this evening, comes our Lord and Savior.
In the midnight stillness, rays of light are beaming.
Choirs of angels all rejoicing,
To our God their praises voicing:
Gloria, Gloria, Gloria, in excelsis Deo!"
(Gdy się Chrystus rodzi - Polish Carol)

May this unfathomable and mysterious night be a time of meditation on the love of God in the person of the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ.
Let us invite the Child of Bethlehem into our hearts and homes, so that with Him, we will overcome the trials and tribulations of our daily life.
Through the breaking of the blessed Opłatek,
may we be at peace with one another and may His peace reign in every heart, home and nation.
A joyous, peace-filled and Blessed Christmas to you!

Your Pastor – Rev. Canon Dr. Jacek Labinski

LENTEN HUMBLE MEAL - ASH WEDNESDAY MARCH 1, 2017

Begin Lent with a humble meal of soup and bread. This year our CCD students will be serving soup and bread in the Lipinski Hall on Ash Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 from 5 to 7:00 pm. Come and join us for this simple meal. It is catered by Leonardo’s II.

Cost--A prayer for our students or any donation you may wish to give to cover the cost of the food.

20TH ANNUAL MEN'S CONFERENCE

Join other Catholic men from across the Diocese of Trenton at the 20th Annual Catholic Men for Jesus Christ Men's Conference on Saturday, February 25th, 2017, at Saint Joseph Parish, 685 Hooper Ave., Toms River, NJ. For more information or to register online, go to www.catholicmenforjesuschrist.org .

DIOCESE OF TRENTON YOUTH CONFERENCE

This year the Diocesan Youth conference will be held on March 4, 2017 at St. Gregory the Great Church in Hamilton, NJ. This opportunity is for students in grades 9-12. The keynote speakers will be Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR and DJ Bernal of Modern Teen Ministries. There will be Adoration, Confession and the Closing Liturgy with Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M. For more information contact Cristina Imparato at cimpar@dioceseoftrenton.org.

POLISH ARTS CLUB OF TRENTON SCHOLARSHIPS

The Polish Arts Club of Trenton announces the availability of $1,500 scholarships to qualified high school seniors of Polish descent to assist in their pursuit of a college education. For details and an application, please visit our website www.trentonpolisharts.org or contact your high school guidance counselor. Applications must be submitted by February 20, 2017.

IN MEMORIAM

Please pray for the souls of Anna Gres, Maria Cierniak, and Leon Szyszko who have died. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SEEKING NEW MEMBERS

St. Hedwig Knights of Columbus #7244 is seeking new members, 18 years or older, male and Catholic to join our Council. By joining you would become more involved in our Church and local community through acts of charity and volunteerism. For more information about membership please contact Frank at 609-396-1926, or Rich at 609-890-8275.

PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH

Anna Burzawa, Pauline Dauphers, Dorothy Dominski, Bartoszek Dudek, Zenon Dzięgielewski, Charles & Eileen Fair, Helen Hutchins, Fr. Fred Jackiewicz, Robert Kalinowski, Alice S. Laird, Sue Lynch, John Matas, Adam Matusz, Dan Piestor, Cheryl Fuzes Poli, Jurek Probola, Stanley Rette, Marilyn Roman, Zofia Rynkowska, Lucy Siemientkowski, Anthony Sikora, Fred Sikorski, Edward & Pauline Sikorski, Stella Sredinski, Joseph P. Strycharz, Kelly Ann Strycharz, Romulda Studzinska Czesława Supel, Kathy Sweeney, Mitch Tacs, Doris Tarquinio, Anna Wozniak, Esther Zamorski.

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

ST. HEDWIG’S PARISH VETERANS MEMORIAL

All Veterans active or inactive qualify to enter names on the Memorial Walk. The cost is $30.00 per brick. 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.

BAPTISM

If you are planning to have a child baptized in future months, a Baptism preparation class for parents and godparents will be held on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the convent.

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

Thought for today

"Help one another with the generosity of the Lord, and despise no one. When you have the opportunity to do good, do not let it go by. "

Saint Polycarp