Monday – Friday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
Memorial Weekend office hours:
The Rectory office will be closed on Friday, May 25th and Monday, May 28th, 2018 in observance of Memorial Day.
In Acts, the coming of the Holy Spirit is described as "a noise like a strong driving wind" (Acts 2:2). The wind is an appropriate image. We can see it's effects, from gently blowing leaves on a tree to the heavy winds of a tornado. Similarly, we cannot see the Spirit. But we feel the effect of the Spirit, whether a gentle nudge to reach out when we're reluctant to do so or a momentous decision to change our life. In John's Gospel, Jesus uses the word Advocate when referring to the Holy Spirit during the Last Supper. He also tells the apostles that "I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now" (John 16:12). One gets the impression of a true friend, an ally, who will gently confide in you what needs to be said and will be reassuring and sympathetic as you struggle with what is difficult to bear. John's account of the Holy Spirit descending upon the apostles is not of a strong driving wind and tongues of fire. Instead, John speaks of the Holy Spirit coming with the breath of Jesus. Such a gentle image! It recalls the breath of life that God breathed into the first human in Genesis. It is a very intimate action. Also, it is a creative action, an action that gives life. It gave life to the small bond of disciples, driving them from a locked room where they hid in fear to their mission of witnessing and baptizing to the ends of the earth.
Please pray for the souls of James A. Butler, Jr. and James J. Filipowicz who have died. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.
In honor of Mary, the Mother of God, there will be special devotions following the 11 am Mass during the month of May. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.
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.
The St. Hedwig Parish Picnic will be held on Sunday June 24th, 2018 at The Elks Lodge Picnic Pavilion, 110 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, NJ. More information to follow.
DIRECTIONS TO THE ELKS PICNIC PAVILION:
110 HICKORY CORNER RD.
EAST WINDSOR, NJ 08520
From Trenton Area: Take Rt. 1 to Quakerbridge Road, make a left onto Village Road, follow to 130 and make a left, go straight to light at Hickory Corner Rd. and make a left. Picnic area is a short drive on right.
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, Pauline Dauphers, Dorothy Dominski, Bartoszek Dudek, Helena Dzięgielewska, Zenon Dzięgielewski, Sabina Dziewięcka, 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, Joseph Ryczkowski, Zofia Rynkowska, Lucy Siemientkowski, Anthony Sikora, Roman 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.
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