Monday – Thursday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
Monday February 20 Presidents Day- Office Closed!
Sometimes Christians, anxious to show the moral superiority of Jesus, oppose his teaching to that of the Jews. The readings chosen for today offer a corrective for this unfortunate tendency to set Jesus over and against his people. In the verses from the Sermon on the Mount from which today’s Gospel is taken, Jesus looks beyond legal redress for alternative ways of responding to insult and injustice. In this, he acts in the spirit of Leviticus which, in today’s reading, teaches: “Take no revenge and cherish no grudge against your fellow countrymen.” Jesus adheres to Torah too when he teaches love of enemies. The statement “and hate your enemies” is neither in the text of the Hebrew Bible nor in the teaching of the rabbis, although it does appear in some sectarian writings like the Dead Sea Scrolls. Jesus, like Leviticus, makes love the center of the moral life in imitation of God. Jesus’ “Be perfect” echoes the “Be holy, for I, the Lord, your God, am holy” of Leviticus. And it is such holiness that, in Paul’s words, makes the community of faith God’s temple.
The rectory office will be closed on Monday, February 20th, 2017 in observance of Presidents Day.
Next weekend, February 25 & 26, 2017 is Appeal Weekend for the Annual Catholic Appeal throughout the Diocese of Trenton. We will be showing the Annual Catholic Appeal video for 2017 and asking each of you to make a pledge to support the work of your local Church. Each gift makes an enormous impact on our parish communities in Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean counties. It is up to us to say yes to our faith, and bring our lives to faith and our faith to life.
Begin Lent with a humble meal of soup and bread. This year our CCD students will be serving soup and bread in the Lipinski Hall on Ash Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 from 5 to 7:00 pm. Come and join us for this simple meal. It is catered by Leonardo’s II.
Cost--A prayer for our students or any donation you may wish to give to cover the cost of the food.
Join other Catholic men from across the Diocese of Trenton at the 20th Annual Catholic Men for Jesus Christ Men's Conference on Saturday, February 25th, 2017, at Saint Joseph Parish, 685 Hooper Ave., Toms River, NJ. For more information or to register online, go to www.catholicmenforjesuschrist.org .
This year the Diocesan Youth conference will be held on March 4, 2017 at St. Gregory the Great Church in Hamilton, NJ. This opportunity is for students in grades 9-12. The keynote speakers will be Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR and DJ Bernal of Modern Teen Ministries. There will be Adoration, Confession and the Closing Liturgy with Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M. For more information contact Cristina Imparato at email@example.com.
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 or contact your high school guidance counselor. Applications must be submitted by February 20, 2017.
Please pray for the souls of Anna Gres, Maria Cierniak, and Leon Szyszko who have died. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.
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.
Anna Burzawa, Pauline Dauphers, Dorothy Dominski, Bartoszek Dudek, Zenon Dzięgielewski, Charles & Eileen Fair, Helen Hutchins, Fr. Fred Jackiewicz, Robert Kalinowski, Alice S. Laird, Sue Lynch, John Matas, Adam Matusz, Dan Piestor, Cheryl Fuzes Poli, Jurek Probola, Stanley Rette, Marilyn Roman, Zofia Rynkowska, Lucy Siemientkowski, Anthony Sikora, Fred Sikorski, Edward & Pauline Sikorski, Stella Sredinski, Joseph P. Strycharz, Kelly Ann Strycharz, Romulda Studzinska Czesława Supel, Kathy Sweeney, Mitch Tacs, Doris Tarquinio, Anna Wozniak, Esther Zamorski.
Please call the Rectory Office to add or delete names from the list.
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.
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.
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