Saint Hedwig Church Catholic Community , Trenton, NJ

Daily Mass Schedule

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

Office Hours

*Summer: June, July and August*

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

Wednesday & Friday:
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED

July 15: XV Sunday in Ordinary Time

When Amos is banished from Bethel for his prophesying, he responds, "I was no prophet ... I was a shepherd and a dresser of sycamores" (Amos 7:14). Like Jesus' disciples centuries later, Amos did not study to be a priest or a prophet. He was called by God from his chosen profession. He cared for sheep and also for the fig-like fruit of the sycamore tree, which had to be pierced to allow it to ripen fully. Perhaps in is new role he needed to pierce the corruption of the rulers in order to let the kingdom of God blossom. Jesus sent out the disciples two by two, which certainly made traveling easier and safer. It is interesting to speculate about how they were paired off. Perhaps Peter, impetuous and outspoken, was sent with Thomas, unsure of what he did not see himself. Maybe Andrew, the fisherman, traveled with Matthew, the tax collector. Who might have been paired with Judas? Yet despite the differing personalities and backgrounds and attitudes, they were all able to do the work of the Lord. Jesus' disciples could not bring much at all on their mission, but still they were able to attract followers, drive out demons, and cure many who were sick. They could only take a walking stick, their sandals, and the clothes on their back, but that is not all they had. They had authority over unclean spirits. They had the model of Jesus, whom they had witnessed accomplishing these things. They assuredly had the Lord's guidance. God provided all they needed; anything more would just have been unnecessary and distracting.

Happy Father's Day!

God our Father,
In your wisdom and love you made all things.
Bless these men that they may be strengthened
as Christian fathers.
Let the example of their faith and love shine forth.
Grant that we, their sons and daughters,
may honor them always
with a spirit of profound respect.

Our fathers will be remembered in prayers during all Sunday, June 17th masses

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

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

Special Collection: Pontifical Mission Societies

A Missionary Co-operative Plan Appeal will be made in our parish next weekend to benefit the missionary work of the Yarumal Foreign Missions. The goal of the Yarumal Foreign Missions, who were founded 90 years ago, is to witness the Gospel of Jesus Christ among people and cultures where the Gospel is not yet fully preached. They are present in Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Panama, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Angola, Cambodia and Thailand. Things are very different in those parts of the world. Many times the whole community remains without the basic necessities for daily life: simple bread, running water, electrical power, means of communication, etc. This collection will be used exclusively to support the Yarumal Foreign Missions. Thank you in advance for standing in solidarity with us in our time of need and may God bless you for your prayers and financial donations to help Missionaries continue to preach the Gospel of Christ here and around the world. We wish to welcome to our Parish Rev. Ramiro Reyes, mxy, who will be speaking at the Masses next weekend July 21st and 22nd, 2018.

XVI Annual Walking Pilgrimage to Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA

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 11th & 12th, 2018. All parishioners are invited to participate in this spiritual journey. For further information please call Agnieszka Chojnowska 609-356-9381.

Welcome Newly Baptized to our Church

Daniel Dolata, son of Adrian Dolata & Anna Pretko;
Matthew John Lesniak, son of Sebastian Lesniak & Agnieszka Fiedorowicz
Avalyn Rose Fischer, daughter of Jonathan Fischer & Samantha Thurlo;
Victoria Ann Pasowski, daughter of Daniel Pasowski & Erin Hannigan;
Sophia Zobel, daughter of Adam Zobel & Emilia Sokolowska;
Juliana Sudol, daughter of Paweł Sudol & Anna Dziuba.

Congratulations to the parents and godparents.

St. Hedwig Knights Of Columbus eyeglasses collection

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.

Join Knights Of Columbus

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.

Summer Office Schedule

THE RECTORY OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAYS DURING JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST, IN ADDITION TO WEDNESDAYS

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, Pauline Dauphers, Dorothy Dominski, Bartoszek Dudek, Helena Dzięgielewska, Zenon Dzięgielewski, Sabina Dziewięcka, 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, Joseph Ryczkowski, Zofia Rynkowska, 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

Question of the Week

When I feel ill-equipped for the journey, do I trust that God will provide what I need?

Evangelization – Priests and their Pastoral Ministry
That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.
- Pope Francis