Saint Hedwig Church Catholic Community , Trenton, NJ

Daily Mass Schedule

  • Saturday:
    5 PM (Church)
  • Sunday:
    8 AM (Polish), 9:30 AM, 11 AM (Polish) - all masses in church
  • Monday-Friday:
    7 AM (Except Tuesday) in Chapel
  • Tuesday:
    7 PM (Polish) in Chapel with Novena
  • Holy Days:
    7 AM (English), 7 PM (Polish) - all masses in church
  • Vigil:
    7 PM (church)
  • Mass Intentions for this week
  • This Week Bulletin

Parish Office Hours

Monday – Thursday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Friday:
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED

Contact

Pastor:
Rev. Canon Dr. Jacek W. Labinski

Deacons:
Barry Zadworny
Thomas H. Watkins

Saint Hedwig Church
872 Brunswick Ave
Trenton, NJ 08638
Phone: (609) 396-9068
Fax: (609) 396-3171
Email: sthedwig@comcast.net
Web: www.sainthedwigparish.com

December 9: Second Sunday of Advent

The people of Jerusalem had been driven out by the Babylonians during Baruch's time. But Baruch envisions the day—it had already happened by the time this book was written—when the Chosen People will return to the holy city. He holds out God's promise of transformation, when misery will change to joy. God will name Jerusalem "the peace of justice" (Baruch 5:4). A just peace seems especially distant in our day. How will justice come to those who live without means and without the opportunity or the power to change their condition? Only a true sharing of resources, opportunity, and power will bring a just peace, the peace of justice, to the world. A baptism of repentance, which John proclaims throughout the region, is both wonderful and challenging. The baptism part of it is cleansing and life-giving. But repentance—truly feeling remorse for what we have done and turning away from sin—is difficult. This kind of baptism calls for action from both parties. It echoes Isaiah, who proclaims both "make straight his paths" and "the winding roads shall be made straight" (Luke 3:4, 5). God acts in our lives, but we must act as well. God's grace does not release our responsibility. Saint Paul's prayer for the Philippians, "that the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus," is an apt prayer for us at this time (Philippians 1:6). We need to be attentive to the second half of his prayer as well, to discern what is of value so that we can live lives that are good and holy.

Annual Christmas Giving Tree

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. There are 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 16th, 2018. Thank You for your help and good hearts at this time of the year.

Christmas Wafers/Opłatki

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.


Christmas Schedule

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

On Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Church we will have Advent confessions both in English and Polish.

CHRISTMAS MASSES

Dec. 24th 5:00 pm English
Dec. 24th Midnight Polish & English
Dec. 25th 9:30 am
11:00 am
English
Polish
Dec. 26th 11:00 am Polish

Please take notice:
There will not be an 8:00 am Polish Mass on Tuesday, December 25th, 2018, Christmas Morning.

A Prayer For All Veterans

O God, Great and Almighty creator we thank and praise You for the freedom we enjoy in our country and pray that our liberties will continue to be protected. Thank You for America's heroes, that have fought for our freedoms and who have faithfully served our country. We honor all of our veterans, for their sacrifices and for their courage and integrity. As we celebrate these freedoms, we ask Your blessing on those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our country. Bless their families and comfort them with the thankful prayers of a grateful nation. We thank You for our veterans, past and present. Through the efforts of these individuals, help us continue to promote justice in all nations. Amen

My Dear Parishioners!

May your hearts be filled with the radiant splendor of that true light which came to earth on that sacred night on which our Savior was born. Please know of my prayers for you during Masses of the Christmas Season, that you and your loved ones enjoy the blessings of this sacred time and throughout the coming New Year 2018!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Your Pastor - Fr. Jacek

In Memoriam

Please pray for the souls of Sophie Paslowsky, Marian Kuczykowski and Eugene Slota who have died. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

ST. HEDWIG’S KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #7244 ANNUAL VOCATIONS DINNER HONORING

Rev. Michael Hall
and
Mrs. Dorothy Zadworny

Sunday, April 15, 2010
Ancient Order of Hibernians Banquet Hall
2419 Kuser Rd., Hamilton Township, NJ 08690

Social Hour starting at 3 pm, Buffet Dinner at 4 pm
Cash Bar

Tickets at $35.00 per person

Make checks payable to Saint Hedwig’s Council #7244
Deadline – Thursday, April 12, 2018

Mail Reservation or Contact Richard Bannister 73 Hollynoll Dr., Trenton, NJ 08619, (609) 890-8275
No ticket sales at the Door.

PROCEEDS BENEFIT SEMINARIAN SUPPORT FUND

ANNUAL VOCATIONS DINNER AD BOOKLET
Deadline for Ads – Thursday, April 5, 2018

  • Full Page: $60.00
  • Half Page: 35.00
  • 1/3 Page: $25.00
  • Patron (one line): $6.00

Mail Ads & Payment to:
Dr. Chester B. Kulak, 2796 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3221
(609) 882-9347 or kulakec@aol.com

Knights Of Columbus Christmas Car Magnets Sale

St. Hedwig Knights of Columbus Council #7244 is selling Christmas Car Magnets for $5.00 each after all the Masses. The Christmas Car Magnets will be available in English. Magnets will also be available in the rectory during regular office hours. Thank you for all your support. Bóg zapłać.

Religious Retirement Fund Collection

The National Retirement Fund for Religious Appeal will be taken up at all the Masses this weekend, December 8th & 9th, 2018. This collection helps to offset retirement costs for Sisters, Brothers and Order Priests. Thank you for your support.

St. Hedwig's Parish Veteran Memorial

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.

Prayer for the sick

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.

Special Prayer for the Men and Women in the Military

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

December:

Evangelization: In the Service of the Transmission of Faith
That people, who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find, in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time.
- Pope Francis