Monday – Thursday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
THE RECTORY OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAYS DURING JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST, IN ADDITION TO WEDNESDAYS.
In Romans 8 Paul boldly declares his faith in the future: “I consider that the sufferings of the present time are as nothing compared to the glory to be revealed for us,” he says. How can he be so confident? Because he trusts absolutely in the firstfruits that the Spirit, that seed of fire, has already produced, namely, the resurrection of Jesus in which we and all creation can hope to share. Jesus’ parable is also a confident assertion about the future of the Gospel which, borrowing the language of Isaiah, he likens to seed. As the word of God in Isaiah will surely achieve the end for which it was sent, so will the good news of Jesus, against all odds, produce an abundant harvest. A subtle shift takes place in the focus and the intended audience of the explanation of Jesus’ parable. The focus moves from the seed to the soil that receives it, and the hearers are no longer the crowd but the disciples of Jesus. What this does is draw us, who consider ourselves disciples, into the line of fire. Jesus asks us now, as he asked his inner circle then, to test the quality of the soil we bring to the hearing of the Gospel.
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 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Trenton. The deadline for registration is September 10, 2017. 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.
Please pray for the soul of Anthony J. Strycharz, who has died. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
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 12th & 13th, 2017. All parishioners are invited to participate in this spiritual journey. For further information please call Wioletta Wyszynski 577-5312.
If you would like to have a deeper relationship with God and a better understanding of your faith, then join us for an 8 week program. One group will meet on Tuesday afternoons, starting on September 19th (1-3 pm) and another group on Thursday evenings starting on September 21st (7:30-9:30 pm). For more information or to sign up contact Bill or Chris Muszynski at 609-448-6393 or email@example.com or contact the Parish Office. Cost of the program is $20.00.
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.
Mass intentions for 2017 are still available in the Mass Intention book during regular business hours in the rectory. Only one intention is 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, have multiple intentions available.
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, Thomas Czajkowski, Pauline Dauphers, Dorothy Dominski, Bartoszek Dudek, Zenon Dzięgielewski, Theresa Eaton, Charles & Eileen Fair, Helen Hutchins, Fr. Fred Jackiewicz, Robert Kalinowski, Alice S. Laird, Sue Lynch, Anthony Marion, John Matas, Adam Matusz, Marie Niwore, Dan Piestor, Cheryl Fuzes Poli, Jurek Probola, Stanley Rette, Zofia Rynkowska, Lucy Siemientkowski, Anthony Sikora, Fred Sikorski, Edward & Pauline Sikorski, Stella Sredinski, Joseph P. Strycharz, Kelly Ann Strycharz, Czesława Supel, Mitch Tacs, Doris Tarquinio, Anna Wozniak, Esther Zamorski. /p>
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