Monday – Tuesday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rev. Canon Dr. Jacek W. Labinski
Thomas H. Watkins
This Gospel passage ends with John's observation that "(the) disciples began to believe in him" (John 2:11). But one person in this scene believed in him already—his mother. Realizing that the wine ran short, she told her Son. Despite his rebuke, she alerted the servers. This event is not only a sign of the power Jesus had, but also of the behavior of the human family. Ideally, a mother believes in her children and in their ability to do more than they may appear willing or able to do. A child obeys as best she or he is able. The Holy Family provides a model for us. Last week we heard Luke's account of the Holy Spirit descending upon Jesus at his baptism. Today we hear Saint Paul telling the Corinthians that the Holy Spirit was behind all of these new phenomena of the early church. God is behind all the newness described in today's readings: the new names given Jerusalem, the new wine at Cana, the new spiritual gifts in Corinth. No "same old, same old;" God makes all things new. Tomorrow we celebrate Martin Luther King Day. During Dr. King's life, many people felt uncomfortable or even angry about what he preached. Perhaps some in Corinth felt the same way. The movement of the Holy Spirit can challenge people who are set in their ways, thinking they have all the answers. The movement of the Holy Spirit can upset people who feel threatened by radical transformation. But isn't the gift of salvation a radical transformation of humanity? God exalts the forsaken, marries humanity, and fills our lives to the brim with good wine. The Spirit flows within us.
Next weekend, January 26th & 27th, 2019 a special collection for Latin America will be taken. Please be as generous as you can. Your support will truly make a difference. Thank you.
Please pray for the soul of Philip Stanley Demski, who has died. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
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, 2019.
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.
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.
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, Dylan Cascarino, Tim Cicon, Sr., Mark Cicon, Thomas Czajkowski, Pauline Dauphers, Dorothy Dominski, Bartoszek Dudek, Helena Dzięgielewska, Zenon Dzięgielewski, Sabina Dziewięcka, Theresa Eaton, Charles & Eileen Fair, Helen Hutchins, Fr. Fred Jackiewicz, Helen Jamieson, Alice S. Laird, Sue Lynch, John Matas, Adam Matusz, Marie Niwore, Dan Piestor, Cheryl Fuzes Poli, Jurek Probola, Joseph Ryczkowski, Zofia Rynkowska, Tina Salava, Lucy Siemientkowski, Anthony Sikora, Roman Sikora, Fred Sikorski, Edward & Pauline Sikorski, Pat Sikorski, Diane Silver, 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
January 2019 Intention:
That young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.
- Pope Francis