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Rectory Office closed
Rectory Office closed during July and August
Jesus, in today’s Gospel, shares the vision of Isaiah in the first reading. Both look to a day when Jews and Gentiles from all the nations, “from the east and the west and from the north and the south,” will come to share the bounty of God’s kingdom. Jesus’ parable makes it clear that not all will be admitted to the table in God’s kingdom, however. In context, they will be shut out who have put off for too long the discipline of the narrow gate, the same discipline that Hebrews urges on us in the second reading. Such discipline, Hebrews says, seems at the time “a cause not for joy but for pain, yet later it brings the peaceful fruit of righteousness.” Jesus’ words in today’s Gospel are spoken in answer to a common enough question: “Will only a few people be saved?” Typically Jesus, refusing to speculate, turns the question into a direct command. “Strive to enter through the narrow gate,” he says. It is tempting to speculate about who will be saved. But it is more important, today’s readings tell us, to submit to the discipline of the narrow gate that leads to the banquet of God’s kingdom.
Registration for 2016-2017 CCD Registration for new students will take place on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Forms are also available at the rectory during regular business hours or by contacting Mrs. Dorothy Zadworny, Coordinator, at (609) 587-0487. The registration fee is $80.00. Please be sure that your child is registered.
Due to our expanding religious education program, we are in need of additional Catechists for the 2016–2017 school year. Please consider this wonderful ministry. We welcome those with experience and those who have never taught before. Help and information are available to anyone interested. If you are interested or have any questions in regards to this ministry, please contact Dorothy Zadworny at (609) 587-0487.
This weekend, August 20 & 21, 2016 the Catholic League Annual appeal will be taken up in our parish. An envelope for this collection is in your monthly packet mailed to you. Thank you for your generosity.
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 Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton has been celebrating the gift of sacramental marriage with anniversary couples for more than 40 years. This year Bishop O’Connell will extend his Episcopal blessing to couples married 50 years or more, couples married for 25 years and couples married one year, at a special Eucharistic liturgy and blessing celebration on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 3:00 pm at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Trenton. The deadline for registration is September 30, 2016. Couples who wish to participate in the Bishop’s Anniversary Blessing may visit the Parish Office to register. Family members are most welcome to attend the Anniversary Blessing.
Anna Burzawa, Dorothy Dominski, Bartoszek Dudek, Zenon Dzięgielewski, Charles & Eileen Fair, Anna Gres, Helen Hutchins, Fr. Fred Jackiewicz, Robert Kalinowski, Alice S. Laird, Sue Lynch, John Matas, Adam Matusz, Dan Piestor, Cheryl Fuzes Poli, 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, Charles Suleskey, Czesława Supel, 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
Registration for new students will take place on Sunday, September 11, 2016.
THE RECTORY OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAYS DURING JULY AND AUGUST