Monday – Thursday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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