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

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

Wednesday:
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED

August 27: XXI SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Moving toward Jerusalem and his Passion, Jesus reaches Caesarea Philippi, a richly symbolic location for Peter's profession of faith and commissioning by Jesus. Nearby, the Jordan River originates. Here, after building a pagan shrine, Herod established his capital, naming the city for the emperor and himself. Thus, Peter's profession and Jesus' commission transform the location. Jordan's source becomes the fountainhead of Christian faith to water the earth and make it fruitful. Where pagan worship and worldly power joined forces to dominate people's lives, Jesus' kingdom is born to eclipse Herod's kingdom, Caesar's empire, and every succeeding power system by offering its "subjects" spiritual freedom and eternal life. Since these two kingdoms forever vie for the heart's absolute allegiance, Jesus challenges his disciples (and us) to make a personal choice: "Who do you that say I am?" (Matthew 16:15). Not only do we hear our profession of faith in Peter's response, we should also recognize our personalities in Peter's: spirit willing, but flesh weak; words bold, deeds not so much; often enthusiastic, but easily frightened. Yet God worked wonders through Peter!

DIOCESE OF TRENTON BISHOP’S ANNIVERSARY BLESSING

The Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton has been celebrating the gift of sacramental marriage with anniversary couples for more than 40 years. This year Bishop O’Connell will extend his Episcopal blessing to couples married 50 years or more, couples married for 25 years and couples married one year, at a special Eucharistic liturgy and blessing celebration on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Trenton. The deadline for registration is September 10, 2017. Couples who wish to participate in the Bishop’s Anniversary Blessing may visit the Parish Office to register. Family members are most welcome to attend the Anniversary Blessing.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM

Registration for 2017-2018 CCD Registration for new students will take place on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Forms are also available at the rectory during regular business hours or by contacting Mrs. Dorothy Zadworny, Coordinator, at (609) 587-0487. The registration fee is $80.00. Please be sure that your child is registered.

CATECHISTS NEEDED

Due to our expanding religious education program, we are in need of additional Catechists for the 2017–2018 school year. Please consider this wonderful ministry. We welcome those with experience and those who have never taught before. Help and information are available to anyone interested. If you are interested or have any questions in regards to this ministry, please contact Dorothy Zadworny at (609) 587-0487.

UNLOCKING THE MYSTERIES OF THE BIBLE

If you would like to have a deeper relationship with God and a better understanding of your faith, then join us for an 8 week program. One group will meet on Tuesday afternoons, starting on September 19th (1-3 pm) and another group on Thursday evenings starting on September 21st (7:30-9:30 pm). For more information or to sign up contact Bill or Chris Muszynski at 609-448-6393 or wjmuszynski@aol.com or contact the Parish Office. Cost of the program is $20.00.

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

REV. MSGR. MICHAEL WALSH
and
DEACON JOSEPH HEPP
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Ancient Order of Hibernians Banquet Hall
2419 Kuser Rd., Hamilton Township, NJ 08690

Social Hour starting at 3 pm, Buffet Dinner at 4 pm
Tickets at $35.00 per person

Cash Bar

Make checks payable to Saint Hedwig’s Council #7244
Deadline – Thursday, April 20, 2017

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 6, 2017

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

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.

PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH

Anna Burzawa, Thomas Czajkowski, 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, Stella Sredinski, Joseph P. Strycharz, Kelly Ann Strycharz, Czesława Supel, Mitch Tacs, Doris Tarquinio, Anna Wozniak, Esther Zamorski.

Please call the Rectory Office to add or delete names from the list.

ST. HEDWIG’S PARISH VETERANS 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.

BAPTISM

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.

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 for the Week

How does Peter's continuing presence in the Church through the ministry of Pope Francis impact my life of witness?