Monday – Thursday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
Thanksgiving - November 22nd & 23rd 2018
The rectory office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22nd & 23rd for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!!
Rev. Canon Dr. Jacek W. Labinski
Thomas H. Watkins
When and how can we find justice? Is justice only achieved after death and through the judgment of God? Or can we find justice here and now, in ethical decisions and moral victories? In describing his apocalyptic vision, Daniel closes by saying, "those who lead the many to justice shall be like the stars forever" (Daniel 12:3). Those who work for justice may not achieve it, but they will remain forever a beacon for those who follow. Justice may not be found here and now, but working for it and leading others to it are rewarded in Daniel's revelation. Amid the darkness and distress at the end of time, both Jesus and Daniel promise reward for those whom God has chosen. Daniel says that those who are "written in the book" shall escape. Jesus tells the disciples that the "elect" will be gathered by the angels. As destructive as the end times will be, God remains stronger than any force overcoming the earth, able to rescue all those who have been found worthy. We cannot know when the world will end, just as we do not know when our own worldly end will arrive. Therefore, we must always be ready. But we can be consoled in the redemptive sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross. As we heard in Hebrews, those who are made holy are made perfect forever. Jesus has enabled us to be worthy of being gathered by God at the end of time.
Once again we will be having the Christmas Giving Tree. This year we will be helping children in CYO, Anchor House, and Kids R First. Next weekend, November 17th & 18th, 2018, there will be ornaments on the Christmas tree with items to be purchased. Please take one or more of the ornaments and return your gifts as soon as possible. All gifts must be returned by Sunday, December 16th, 2018. Thank You for your help and good hearts at this time of the year.
The Christmas Wafer/Opłatek commemorates a custom which is centuries old. Through the Wafer/Opłatek, we are reminded of the Holy Nativity. The Wafer/Opłatek is broken and shared with those gathered at the Christmas table. When each has a broken piece, PEACE is wished to all. The Wafers/Opłatki are available in the rectory during regular office hours and in the Sacristy after all Masses.
St. Hedwig Knights of Columbus Council #7244 will begin selling Christmas Car Magnets for $5.00 each after all the Masses next weekend, November 17th & 18th, 2018. The Christmas Car Magnets will be available in English. Magnets will also be available in the rectory during regular office hours. Thank you for all your support. Bóg zapłać.
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.
Madeleine Buono, Anna Burzawa, Dylan Cascarino, Tim Cicon, Sr., Mark Cicon, Pauline Dauphers, Dorothy Dominski, Bartoszek Dudek, Helena Dzięgielewska, Zenon Dzięgielewski, Sabina Dziewięcka, Theresa Eaton, Charles & Eileen Fair, Helen Hutchins, Fr. Fred Jackiewicz, Helen Jamieson, Alice S. Laird, Sue Lynch, John Matas, Adam Matusz, Marie Niwore, Dan Piestor, Cheryl Fuzes Poli, Jurek Probola, Joseph Ryczkowski, Zofia Rynkowska, Tina Salava, Lucy Siemientkowski, Anthony Sikora, Roman Sikora, Fred Sikorski, Edward & Pauline Sikorski, Pat Sikorski, Diane Silver, Joseph P. Strycharz, Kelly Ann Strycharz, Czesława Supel, Helen Szalony, Mitch Tacs, Doris Tarquinio, Michelle Vuocolo, Anna Wozniak, Esther Zamorski.
Please call the Rectory Office to add or delete names from the list.
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