Please see the bulletin and website for Holy Day Mass schedules and holiday Mass time changes.
Monday – Tuesday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday & Wednesday:
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
Rev. Canon Dr. Jacek W. Labinski
Thomas H. Watkins
Each of the readings today feature food, namely bread, and this is intentional, considering the feast. The Body and Blood of Christ are spiritual food. They nourish us on our mission. However, there is one other common element in the readings, one of equal importance. God's blessing. Melchizedek offered bread and wine, then blessed Abram in the form of a prayer. Saint Paul narrates how Jesus took bread and wine, gave thanks to God, then shared them with his disciples as his body and blood. In the Gospel, before Jesus distributed the loaves and fishes to the multitudes, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing over them. As important as the food was for nourishment and sustenance, it was essential to thank its ultimate source. It may easily be overlooked, but the disciples were an essential part of the miracle in the Gospel. It was not enough that Jesus multiplied the food so that there would be more than enough for everyone to eat. Someone then had to distribute the bread and fish to the thousands of people in attendance. The disciples are the Church, as are we. To overlook their role, our role, in feeding the hungry with what at first seemed like an inadequate amount of food, would be a mistake. We are essential agents in feeding the hungry. The disciples carried out Jesus' ministry by distributing their baskets of food. So can we. Through Jesus, God provides us with an abundance of food—more than is necessary to sustain us. Whether physical food as in the Gospel or spiritual food such as Christ's Body and Blood, an encounter with Jesus leaves us personally satisfied with an excess to share.
The St. Hedwig Parish Picnic will be held on Sunday June 30th, 2019 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.
Once again the parish will have their Annual Walking Pilgrimage from St. Hedwig to the American Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA on the weekend of August 10th & 11th, 2019. All parishioners are invited to participate in this spiritual journey. For further information please call Agnieszka Chojnowska 609-356-9381.
The niches in the columbarium at the New Cemetery on Eggerts Crossing Rd. in Ewing are now on sale. There are single and double niches. For more information please call the Parish Office at 609-396-9068.
The Feast of Corpus Christi is this Sunday, June 23rd, 2019. At the conclusion of the 11:00 am Mass, Fr. Jacek will process with the Blessed Sacrament to the Altars outside. The four Altars will be prepared by the Polish School, Knights of Columbus, Rosary Society and the children of the Religious Education.
The children in 2nd and 3rd grades are asked to attend, in your Communion attire, at the 11:00 am Mass and take part in the procession.
Please plan to join us for this beautiful celebration as we publicly honor and praise our Lord, Jesus, in the Blessed Sacrament.
As had been announced in February of this year, the Diocese of Trenton – along with the other Roman Catholic dioceses in New Jersey – has established an Independent Victim Compensation Program (IVCP) to compensate those who, as minors, were sexually abused by a priest or deacon of the Diocese. The IVCP will be open to claims beginning June 15, 2019.
The IVCP is independently administered by experienced victim compensation experts Kenneth R. Feinberg and Camille S. Biros. Mr. Feinberg was the plan administrator for the federal 9/11 victim compensation program, as well as the Boston Marathon bombing compensation program.
The IVCP will handle the submission, evaluation and resolution of individual claims, and will operate independently of the Diocese or any Church-affiliated institution. The administrators of the IVCP will have complete autonomy to determine the eligibility of a claim with the guidelines of the established Protocol. The amount of compensation for those who make a claim will be determined by the IVCP administrators. All victims – no matter when the abuse occurred – are eligible to participate, and all matters will be handled confidentially.
Victims of clergy sexual abuse of a minor can begin the process of utilizing the program by going to www.njdiocesesivcp.com and reviewing the Protocol for submitting a claim.
Anyone who was sexually victimized as a minor by a priest or deacon of the Diocese is strongly encouraged to participate in the IVCP. The Diocese also asks that anyone who knows of someone who was abused to pass along this information to the victim so that he or she is aware of the IVCP.
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
June 2019 Intention:
That priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively to a solidarity with those who are most poor.
- Pope Francis
Learn more about The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network
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, Fr. Fred Jackiewicz, Helen Jamieson, Charles Kowalski, Alice S. Laird, Sue Lynch, John Matas, Adam Matusz, Marie Niwore, Dan Piestor, Cheryl Fuzes Poli, Jurek Probola, Joseph Ryczkowski, Zofia Rynkowska, Lucy Siemientkowski, Anthony Sikora, Roman Sikora, Fred Sikorski, Edward Sikorski, Pat Sikorski, Diane Silver, Joseph P. Strycharz, Kelly Ann Strycharz, Czesława Supel, Mitch Tacs, Doris Tarquinio, Michelle Vuocolo, Anna Wozniak, Esther Zamorski.
Please call the Rectory Office to add or delete names from the list.