Monday – Friday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
The story of Abraham nearly sacrificing his only child is a difficult one to hear or to appreciate. It helps to understand that this story is told to show how faithful and obedient Abraham is. "God put Abraham to the test" and Abraham passes (Genesis 22:1). He places his trust in God without knowing why he is being asked to do this or how God's promise to him of innumerable descendants can still be kept. It also helps to connect this story of Abraham and Isaac with the fact that the Father allowed his own Son to suffer and die in order to effect our salvation. Like Abraham, Jesus trusts in God and obeys God's will. In the Gospel Jesus is transfigured and appears in glory with Elijah and Moses to his inner circle of disciples--Peter, James, and John. It could have impressed and encouraged them, but instead they are terrified and later confused after Jesus tells them that he will rise from the dead. Like Abraham, they are not prepared for what they see and what they are told. In the previous chapter of Mark's Gospel, Peter rebuked Jesus when Jesus first told his disciples he would suffer, die, and then rise in three days. At this point, Peter is unable to understand or accept what Jesus reveals to him. Strong in faith or weak in faith, God has a special place for all. Abraham was strong in faith, the very model of trust in God. He obeyed God even in extreme circumstances, willing to sacrifice his own son if this is what God demanded. Peter, on the other hand, repeatedly comes up short in the Gospels. Questioning on the mountain, sleeping in Gethsemane, denying in Jerusalem, and doubting when trying to walk on water, Peter's faith is often weak. Yet Jesus chooses Peter to lead the church, as God chose Abraham and his descendants to inherit the land.
7:00 pm (English - Chapel)
7:00 pm (Polish - Church)
Gorzkie Żale (Bitter Lamentations)
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 beginning their annual Loaves &
Fishes Food Drive at all masses starting next Saturday, March 3, 2018 and
ending Sunday, March 18, 2018. 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.
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.
Madeleine Buono, Anna Burzawa, Pauline Dauphers, Dorothy Dominski, Bartoszek Dudek, Helena Dzięgielewska, Zenon Dzięgielewski, Theresa Eaton, Charles & Eileen Fair, Helen Hutchins, Fr. Fred Jackiewicz, Robert Kalinowski, Alice S. Laird, Sue Lynch, 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, Michelle Vuocolo, Anna Wozniak, Esther Zamorski, Michael Zegarski.
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