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 – Friday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday:
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED

February 25: Second Sunday of Lent

The story of Abraham nearly sacrificing his only child is a difficult one to hear or to appreciate. It helps to understand that this story is told to show how faithful and obedient Abraham is. "God put Abraham to the test" and Abraham passes (Genesis 22:1). He places his trust in God without knowing why he is being asked to do this or how God's promise to him of innumerable descendants can still be kept. It also helps to connect this story of Abraham and Isaac with the fact that the Father allowed his own Son to suffer and die in order to effect our salvation. Like Abraham, Jesus trusts in God and obeys God's will. In the Gospel Jesus is transfigured and appears in glory with Elijah and Moses to his inner circle of disciples--Peter, James, and John. It could have impressed and encouraged them, but instead they are terrified and later confused after Jesus tells them that he will rise from the dead. Like Abraham, they are not prepared for what they see and what they are told. In the previous chapter of Mark's Gospel, Peter rebuked Jesus when Jesus first told his disciples he would suffer, die, and then rise in three days. At this point, Peter is unable to understand or accept what Jesus reveals to him. Strong in faith or weak in faith, God has a special place for all. Abraham was strong in faith, the very model of trust in God. He obeyed God even in extreme circumstances, willing to sacrifice his own son if this is what God demanded. Peter, on the other hand, repeatedly comes up short in the Gospels. Questioning on the mountain, sleeping in Gethsemane, denying in Jerusalem, and doubting when trying to walk on water, Peter's faith is often weak. Yet Jesus chooses Peter to lead the church, as God chose Abraham and his descendants to inherit the land.

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday
7:00 pm (English - Chapel)
7:00 pm (Polish - Church)

Gorzkie Żale (Bitter Lamentations)
During Lent, every Sunday after the 11:00 am Mass, we will sing GORZKIE ŻALE. It’s a beautiful Polish Lenten devotion. English speaking Parishioners who don’t understand Polish are cordially invited to be with us during this blessed time.

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

St. Hedwig's Knights of Columbus Loaves & Fishes

St. Hedwig’s Knights of Columbus #7244 is beginning their annual Loaves & Fishes Food Drive at all masses starting next Saturday, March 3, 2018 and ending Sunday, March 18, 2018. Because of your generosity and support of this program, in this time of great need, we are able to give food to families in our community. All items collected are given to Catholic Charities and Mount Carmel.
Here is a list of the critical “canned and non-perishable” food items needed:

  • Cereal, Peanut Butter/Jelly
  • Coffee, Pasta, Rice
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Canned Soup
  • Cake Mix / Brownie Mix
  • Jello / Pudding Mix

You can assist us by bringing your food items to church and placing your bag(s) of food behind the railing at the Blessed Mother side of the altar. Thank you for your support and may God bless you and your family.

ST. HEDWIG’S KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #7244 ANNUAL VOCATIONS DINNER HONORING

Rev. Michael Hall
and
Mrs. Dorothy Zadworny

Sunday, April 15, 2010
Ancient Order of Hibernians Banquet Hall
2419 Kuser Rd., Hamilton Township, NJ 08690

Social Hour starting at 3 pm, Buffet Dinner at 4 pm
Cash Bar

Tickets at $35.00 per person

Make checks payable to Saint Hedwig’s Council #7244
Deadline – Thursday, April 12, 2018

Mail Reservation or Contact Richard Bannister 73 Hollynoll Dr., Trenton, NJ 08619, (609) 890-8275
No ticket sales at the Door.

PROCEEDS BENEFIT SEMINARIAN SUPPORT FUND

ANNUAL VOCATIONS DINNER AD BOOKLET
Deadline for Ads – Thursday, April 5, 2018

  • Full Page: $60.00
  • Half Page: 35.00
  • 1/3 Page: $25.00
  • Patron (one line): $6.00

Mail Ads & Payment to:
Dr. Chester B. Kulak, 2796 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3221
(609) 882-9347 or kulakec@aol.com

St. Hedwig's Parish Veteran 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.

Prayer for the sick

Madeleine Buono, Anna Burzawa, Pauline Dauphers, Dorothy Dominski, Bartoszek Dudek, Helena Dzięgielewska, Zenon Dzięgielewski, Theresa Eaton, Charles & Eileen Fair, Helen Hutchins, Fr. Fred Jackiewicz, Robert Kalinowski, Alice S. Laird, Sue Lynch, John Matas, Adam Matusz, Marie Niwore, Dan Piestor, Cheryl Fuzes Poli, Jurek Probola, Stanley Rette, Zofia Rynkowska, Lucy Siemientkowski, Anthony Sikora, Fred Sikorski, Edward & Pauline Sikorski, Pat Sikorski, Diane Silver, Stella Sredinski, Joseph P. Strycharz, Kelly Ann Strycharz, Czesława Supel, Helen Szalony, Mitch Tacs, Doris Tarquinio, Michelle Vuocolo, Anna Wozniak, Esther Zamorski, Michael Zegarski.

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

Question of the Week

In the Gospel, God says,
"This is my beloved Son. Listen to him" (Mark 9:7).
What is Jesus saying to me? What is Jesus asking me to do?

*NEW YEAR'S DAY MASSES*

January 1st

9:30 am (English)

11:00 am (Polish)

There will not be an 8:00 am Polish Mass on Monday, January 1st, 2018.