Monday – Thursday
9:00AM - 12:00PM; 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rectory Office closed
In today’s Gospel a Pharisee is offered as an example for “those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else.” It must be noted, however, that Jesus here is not passing judgment on the Pharisaic movement. Pharisees were no more prone to self-righteousness than were other religious groups, including Jesus’ followers. Nor should the prayer of the Pharisee be judged too harshly. Such prayers were not unusual, and generally they acknowledged that it was only by God’s grace that a person could live righteously. In fact, the words Timothy puts on Paul’s lips in the second reading—“I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith”—are not unlike the Pharisee’s prayer. By choosing a tax collector in contrast to the Pharisee, to stand as an example of one who was justified because he humbled himself in prayer, Jesus makes two important points, both found in Sirach as well: first, that “the prayer of the lowly pierces the clouds”; and second, that “the Lord is a God of justice who knows no favorites.”
Please join us today, Sunday, October 23, 2016 for the closing celebration at 4 pm for Vespers with Procession and Benediction. I am pleased that The Most Rev. Bishop David M. O’Connell, CM and many priests from the Diocese of Trenton and other Dioceses accepted our invitation. Please come to pray with our parish family members as well as our guests and let them see the many faithful of our parish. Solemn procession of the Blessed Sacrament with Priests, Deacons and Altar Servers will conclude Forty Hours.
The Polish Arts Club of Trenton is proud to sponsor the inspiring photographic exhibit "John Paul II the Holy Man: To the Ends of the Earth". The exhibit will be on display in Lipinski Hall on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 (10 am-7 pm) and on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 (8 am-7 pm). Additional information is available on www.trentonpolisharts.org or contact Bill Muszynski at email@example.com. Admission is free, donations are accepted. All are welcome.
It’s World Mission Sunday! As Catholics around the world—here at home and in the Missions—gather at the Eucharist around the table of the Lord, we are to pray for the Church’s worldwide missionary work. We pray for those awaiting the “Good News” of our Lord’s great love for us and for the missionaries who offer the poor and suffering the light of Christ.
The October Devotions will be held on Sundays in October. There will be a recitation of the Rosary at 10:30 am. 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 traditional procession and blessing of the graves will be held on Sunday, October 30th, 2016. We will begin at the Ewing Cemetery (New) after the 11 am Mass. From there we will go to the Hamilton Cemetery (Old) at 2:00 pm along with Divine Mercy Parish (Holy Cross Church). We invite everyone to come and pray for all our faithful departed whether buried here or abroad.
The feast of All Souls will soon be here. Please return the envelopes with the names of your deceased family and friends. An envelope has been included in your monthly packet mailed to you. Additional All Souls Day envelopes are available in the church at all the entrances. On Tuesday, November 2nd at 7:00 pm we will have a Mass and devotion during which time the names will be read.
The Mass intention book for 2017 is now opened during regular business hours in the rectory. There will be only one intention taken for the weekday Mass on Monday through Saturday morning. The weekend Masses, which include the Saturday evening Mass and all the Masses on Sunday, will have multiple intentions available.
Anna Burzawa, Dorothy Dominski, Bartoszek Dudek, Zenon Dzięgielewski, Charles & Eileen Fair, Anna Gres, Helen Hutchins, Fr. Fred Jackiewicz, Robert Kalinowski, Walter J. Kramarz, Alice S. Laird, Sue Lynch, John Matas, Adam Matusz, Dan Piestor, Cheryl Fuzes Poli, Stanley Rette, Marilyn Roman, Lucy Siemientkowski, Anthony Sikora, Fred Sikorski, Edward & Pauline Sikorski, Stella Sredinski, Joseph P. Strycharz, Kelly Ann Strycharz, Romulda Studzinska Charles Suleskey, Czesława Supel, Mitch Tacs, Doris Tarquinio, Helen Wojciechowski, Anna Wozniak, Esther Zamorski, John Zegarski.
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.
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
JOHN PAUL II EXHIBIT display in Lipinski Hall – Saturday, October 22nd, 10am-7pm and Sunday, October 23rd, 8am-7pm