Monday – Friday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The parish office will be closed on Monday, January 15th, 2018 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Samuel in the first reading and Andrew in the Gospel are both called by the Lord. But each needs the assistance of a more knowledgeable person to help with the summons. Eli, the aged priest of the temple, finally understands that it is God calling the boy and advises him to respond, "Speak, LORD. for your servant is listening" (1 Samuel 3:9). In the Gospel, John the Baptist proclaims, "Behold the Lamb of God," pointing out the Lord to his disciples (John 1:36). The church year has moved into Ordinary Time and it is appropriate that these encounters occur on otherwise ordinary days. We are no longer visiting the manger, nor are we at the empty tomb. Samuel was sleeping in the temple, as he apparently usually did. Andrew and John (John was likely the other disciple with Andrew) were hanging out with John the Baptist, who was baptizing in Bethany when Jesus happened to walk by. Their ordinary day (or night) has turned momentous. Samuel's life was transformed when he responded to God. So too were Andrew's, John's and Simon Peter's when they decided to follow Jesus. By giving themselves over to the Lord, they are no longer living for themselves. Samuel refers to himself as the Lord's servant; Andrew has already gone out and found his brother, Simon Peter, and brought him to Jesus. Paul writes to the Christian community in Corinth, "Do you not know . . . that you are not your own?" (1 Corinthians 6:19). Samuel knows this and so do Jesus' disciples.
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. Applications must be submitted by February 20, 2018.
Thank you to all the families who donated to our Christmas Giving Tree. Thanks to your generous efforts we donated 447 gifts to CYO, Anchor House and Kids R First.
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.
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.
The Mass intention book for 2018 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.
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.
Madeleine Buono, Anna Burzawa, Pauline Dauphers, Dorothy Dominski, Bartoszek Dudek, Zenon Dzięgielewski, Theresa Eaton, Charles & Eileen Fair, Helen Hutchins, Fr. Fred Jackiewicz, Robert Kalinowski, Alice S. Laird, Sue Lynch, Anthony Marion, 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.
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