Monday – Thursday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
Preparation for Baptism has governed the choice of today’s three readings. The controlling image is living water, a biblical symbol for the gift of God. In the Exodus text, God answers the people’s thirst for water. But the water is more than a physical necessity; this is made clear in the last verse, interpreting the action of the story. The people’s grumbling about the lack of water is construed as doubt about the gift of God’s powerful presence: “Is the Lord in our midst or not?” In Jesus’ exchange with the Samaritan woman, the gift of God is again imaged as water, living water that becomes in the one who drinks it “a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The image of living water appears again in John, when Jesus, on the last day of the feast of Tabernacles, invites all who thirst to come to him and drink. To this John adds the note: “He said this in reference to the Spirit that those who believe in him were to receive” (Jn 7:39). This is what Paul means when he declares that “the love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.
In preparation for Easter, the sacrament of Reconciliation will be on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Church. Many priests will be available to hear confession in both Polish and English.
During Lent, every Sunday after the 11:00 am Mass, we will sing GORZKIE ŻALE. It’s a beautiful Polish Lenten devotion. English speaking Parishioners who don’t understand Polish are cordially invited to be with us during this blessed time.
St. Hedwig’s Knights of Columbus #7244 is conducting their annual Loaves & Fishes Food Drive at all masses ending Sunday, April 2, 2017. Because of your generosity and support of this program, in this time of great need, we are able to give food to families in our community. All items collected are given to Catholic Charities and Mount Carmel.
Here is a list of the critical “canned and non-perishable” food items needed:
You can assist us by bringing your food items to church and placing your bag(s) of food behind the railing at the Blessed Mother side of the altar. Thank you for your support and may God bless you and your family.
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, 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