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

JANUARY 15 – SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

The identity of the unnamed servant of the Lord in the oracles of Second Isaiah remains a mystery. Although Christians understandably tend to read these texts Christologically, other readings are possible. The servant the prophet had in mind may have been the community of Israel in exile, or a particularly charismatic individual in that community, or perhaps even himself in his capacity as God’s spokesman. Paul in some of his letters applies the image to himself as an apostle of Christ Jesus. In today’s Gospel, John the Baptist seems to confer the title on Jesus when he testifies that Jesus is “the Son of God” or, in an alternate reading, “God’s chosen one.” And yet, is not John himself worthy of the name “God’s servant,” “through whom I show my glory”? However we name the servant, Isaiah’s poem makes two important points about all God’s servants, whoever they may be. First, the servant is authorized by God’s initiative, as Paul is “by the will of God” and Jesus is at his baptism; and second, the servant’s mission is to bring God’s people home, even from pagan Corinth, by taking their sins away.

My Dear Parishioners!

The most holy and important night of the year is approaching.
The night when the Son of God will once again come among us.
Of this we sing:

"To the earth this evening, comes our Lord and Savior.
In the midnight stillness, rays of light are beaming.
Choirs of angels all rejoicing,
To our God their praises voicing:
Gloria, Gloria, Gloria, in excelsis Deo!"
(Gdy się Chrystus rodzi - Polish Carol)

May this unfathomable and mysterious night be a time of meditation on the love of God in the person of the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ.
Let us invite the Child of Bethlehem into our hearts and homes, so that with Him, we will overcome the trials and tribulations of our daily life.
Through the breaking of the blessed Opłatek,
may we be at peace with one another and may His peace reign in every heart, home and nation.
A joyous, peace-filled and Blessed Christmas to you!

Your Pastor – Rev. Canon Dr. Jacek Labinski

POLISH ARTS CLUB OF TRENTON SCHOLARSHIPS

The Polish Arts Club of Trenton announces the availability of $1,500 scholarships to qualified high school seniors of Polish descent to assist in their pursuit of a college education. For details and an application, please visit our website www.trentonpolisharts.org or contact your high school guidance counselor. Applications must be submitted by February 20, 2017.

SPECIAL COLLECTION JANUARY 21st & 22nd

Next weekend, January 21st & 22nd, 2017 a special collection for Latin America will be taken. Please be as generous as you can. Your support will truly make a difference. Thank you.

IN MEMORIAM

Please pray for the souls of Edward Conroy and John Zegarski who have died. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR 2017

Mass intentions for 2017 are still available in the Mass Intention book during regular business hours in the rectory. Only one intention is taken for the weekday Mass on Monday through Saturday morning. The weekend Masses, which include the Saturday evening Mass and all the Masses on Sunday, have multiple intentions available.

PRAY FOR THE SICK IN OUR PARISH

Anna Burzawa, Pauline Dauphers, Dorothy Dominski, Bartoszek Dudek, Zenon Dzięgielewski, Charles & Eileen Fair, Anna Gres, Helen Hutchins, Fr. Fred Jackiewicz, Robert Kalinowski, Alice S. Laird, Sue Lynch, John Matas, Adam Matusz, Dan Piestor, Cheryl Fuzes Poli, Jurek Probola, Stanley Rette, Marilyn Roman, Zofia Rynkowska, Lucy Siemientkowski, Anthony Sikora, Fred Sikorski, Edward & Pauline Sikorski, Stella Sredinski, Joseph P. Strycharz, Kelly Ann Strycharz, Romulda Studzinska Czesława Supel, Kathy Sweeney, 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.

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

Thought for today

" Remember that the Christian life is one of action, not of speech and daydreams. Let there be few words and many deeds, and let them be done well. "

St. Vincent Pallotti