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 – Friday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday:
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
The parish office will be closed on Monday, January 15th, 2018 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

January 14: Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Samuel in the first reading and Andrew in the Gospel are both called by the Lord. But each needs the assistance of a more knowledgeable person to help with the summons. Eli, the aged priest of the temple, finally understands that it is God calling the boy and advises him to respond, "Speak, LORD. for your servant is listening" (1 Samuel 3:9). In the Gospel, John the Baptist proclaims, "Behold the Lamb of God," pointing out the Lord to his disciples (John 1:36). The church year has moved into Ordinary Time and it is appropriate that these encounters occur on otherwise ordinary days. We are no longer visiting the manger, nor are we at the empty tomb. Samuel was sleeping in the temple, as he apparently usually did. Andrew and John (John was likely the other disciple with Andrew) were hanging out with John the Baptist, who was baptizing in Bethany when Jesus happened to walk by. Their ordinary day (or night) has turned momentous. Samuel's life was transformed when he responded to God. So too were Andrew's, John's and Simon Peter's when they decided to follow Jesus. By giving themselves over to the Lord, they are no longer living for themselves. Samuel refers to himself as the Lord's servant; Andrew has already gone out and found his brother, Simon Peter, and brought him to Jesus. Paul writes to the Christian community in Corinth, "Do you not know . . . that you are not your own?" (1 Corinthians 6:19). Samuel knows this and so do Jesus' disciples.

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. 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

Polish Arts Club of Trenton

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. Applications must be submitted by February 20, 2018.

Religious Education

Thank you to all the families who donated to our Christmas Giving Tree. Thanks to your generous efforts we donated 447 gifts to CYO, Anchor House and Kids R First.

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.

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.

Mass Intentions for 2018

The Mass intention book for 2018 is now open during regular business hours in the rectory. There will be only one intention taken for the weekday Mass on Monday through Friday. The weekend Masses, which include the Saturday evening Mass and all the Masses on Sunday, will have multiple intentions available.

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 sick

Madeleine Buono, Anna Burzawa, 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, 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.

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

How do I respond to God's call? Am I willing to change my life to follow Christ?

*NEW YEAR'S DAY MASSES*

January 1st

9:30 am (English)

11:00 am (Polish)

There will not be an 8:00 am Polish Mass on Monday, January 1st, 2018.