*Summer: June, July and August*
Monday – Thursday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday & Friday:
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
Trust in the Lord underlies all of today's readings. Ezekiel prophesied during the time of Israel's exile. Many had lost faith that God would care for them. Ezekiel assured them that God would "lift high the lowly tree . . make the withered tree bloom" (Ezekiel 17:24). The message: keep trusting in God. Saint Paul says we should "walk by faith, not by sight," trusting in the Lord's vision (2 Corinthians 5:7). Finally, Jesus speaks to the crowd about seeds planted in the earth. We cannot see what is happening in the soil, but we trust that they will grow. Sure enough, eventually they sprout and flourish and become grain to be harvested or shelter for birds. Trust in the Lord. Jesus tells two parables about how the kingdom of God grows, each involving seeds planted in the earth. We can think of these seeds taking root internally, in ourselves. How many seeds have been planted within us during our lives that we are not aware of anymore? Something our dad said when we were growing up? An insight from a mentor or a boss? Something that we heard just last week at Mass? Then one day we encounter someone or something new and we recall what we heard. Now it has a chance to blossom, to flower. We can also think of these seeds taking root outside ourselves, out in the world. Where might these seeds be germinating right now where we would not notice them sprouting? Among the poor and impoverished? With those who are shunned or neglected? Again and again in scripture we learn that the kingdom of God is built in unexpected places. Why would it be any different now?
Our fathers will be remembered in prayers during all Sunday, June 17th masses
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.
THE RECTORY OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAYS DURING JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST, IN ADDITION TO WEDNESDAYS
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.
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, Stella Sredinski, 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.
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