November 23rd & 24th
The rectory office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23rd & 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Monday – Friday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
Wise and foolish investments, banks, even interest rates—today's parable permits no escape from life in the real world or from the fact that it will one day end. Those planning to be ready for the Lord's return can't just stand around waiting. Again, today's Old Testament illumines the Gospel. Proverbs' worthy wife is praised neither for good looks nor gracious manners, but for her industry, skill, conscientious development of God-given gifts, and generosity in serving others with them. The contrast with the parable's cautious servant could hardly be more striking. Thus, Proverbs' wife confirms the first two servants' resourcefulness in developing their "talents." Note that while "talent" in Proverbs means what we mean by the word, Matthew's "talent" refers to an astronomical sum of money, equivalent to twenty years' wages! Today, when so much hard-earned, carefully invested money has evaporated, our true wealth is more clearly defined by Proverbs' "talents:" our abilities, natural or acquired, skills studiously perfected, generously shared. Lest we, like the lazy servant, think our Master too demanding, note that there is no mention of the Master taking back the sum entrusted to the first two servants or the profit they made with it. Rather, the cautious servant's fate serves to jolt us out of the "peace and security" complacency Paul warns against (1 Thessalonians 5:3). Rather than caution, the Christian community and individual disciples must undertake creative, even daring initiatives for the Kingdom, take a chance on the wealth the Master has invested in us, and encourage others to do the same.
The Christmas Wafer/Opłatek commemorates a custom which is centuries old. Through the Wafer/Opłatek, we are reminded of the Holy Nativity. The Wafer/Opłatek is broken and shared with those gathered at the Christmas table. When each has a broken piece, PEACE is wished to all. The Wafers/Opłatki are available in the rectory during regular office hours and in the Sacristy after all Masses.
Once again we will be having the Christmas Giving Tree. This year we will be helping children in CYO, Anchor House, and Kids R First. Next weekend, November 17th & 18th, 2017, there will be ornaments on the Christmas tree with items to be purchased. Please take one or more of the ornaments and return your gifts as soon as possible. All gifts must be returned by Sunday, December 17th, 2017. Thank You for your help and good hearts at this time of the year.
St. Hedwig Knights of Columbus Council #7244 will begin selling Christmas Car Magnets for $5.00 each after all the Masses next weekend, November 18th & 19th, 2017. The Christmas Car Magnets will be available in English or Polish and will be available in the Sacristy after Masses and in the rectory during regular office hours. Thank you for all your support. Bóg zapłać.
The rectory office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23rd & 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!!
Please pray for the soul of Veronica Notta, who has died. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
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
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.
Anna Burzawa, 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, Pat Sikorski, Diane Silver, Stella Sredinski, Joseph P. Strycharz, Kelly Ann Strycharz, Czesława Supel, Helen Szalony, Mitch Tacs, Doris Tarquinio, Anna Wozniak, Esther Zamorski.
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