Mass Times

  • Saturday Vigil:
    5 PM (Church)
  • Sunday:
    8:00 AM (Polish) | 9:30 AM | 11:00 AM (Polish) - all masses in Church
  • Monday-Friday:
    7 AM (Except Tuesday) in Chapel
  • Tuesday:
    7:00 PM (Polish) in Chapel with Novena
  • Holy Days:
    7:00 AM (English) | 7:00 PM (Polish)
  • Vigil:
    7 PM (church)

Please see the bulletin and website for Holy Day Mass schedules and holiday Mass time changes.

This Week Masses

This Week Bulletin

Summer Office Hours

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

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

Friday & Wednesday:
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED

Contact

Pastor:
Rev. Canon Dr. Jacek W. Labinski

Deacons:
Barry Zadworny
Thomas H. Watkins

Saint Hedwig Church
872 Brunswick Ave
Trenton, NJ 08638
Phone: (609) 396-9068
Fax: (609) 396-3171
Email: sthedwig@comcast.net
Web: www.sainthedwigparish.com

AUGUST 11, 2019: XIX SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Who are you more likely to believe: someone who tells you something quite plausible but who is often dishonest, or someone who is always honest but tells you something seemingly impossible? We know whom Abraham would believe. As Hebrew says, Abraham put his faith in God, not because what God said was sensible or likely, but because God was trustworthy. Abraham trusted God enough to leave his homeland, remain with his apparently infertile wife, and even be willing to sacrifice their son. His faith and trust enabled him to learn that nothing—no matter how implausible—was impossible for God. We hope to surround ourselves with people who are worthy of our trust. These are the people with whom we can feel comfortable, in whom we can confide. Those who break promises, who betray that trust, whether politicians, employers, family members or friends, have a very difficult time ever reestablishing that trust. The Gospel passage we hear today is similar to ones we generally hear at the end of the year, when we are reminded to prepare for the coming of the Lord at the end of time. Since the lesson Jesus is teaching his disciples is to be prepared always and because one cannot know when the hour will come, it is perfectly appropriate to read and reflect on this passage at any time of the year. The hour could come for us, any of us, at any time. We would do well to be ready to be of service at any time, like the servants who will be rewarded.

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION

This Thursday, August 15th, 2019 is the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady and a Holy Day of Obligation.

The Mass schedule is as follows:

Thursday, August 15th:
7:00 am English - In the Chapel
7:00 pm Polish - In the Church

Religious Education Registration for 2019-2020

Registration for new students will take place on Sunday, September 8, 2019 in the Convent after all Masses. Forms are also available at the rectory during regular business hours or by contacting Mr. Walter Czajkowski, Coordinator, at (609) 396-9068. 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 2019–2020 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 Mr. Walter Czajkowski at (609) 396-9068.

Diocese of Trenton Bishop's Marriage 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 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Trenton. The deadline for registration is September 15, 2019. 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

ST. Hedwig Cementary Columbarium

The niches in the columbarium at the New Cemetery on Eggerts Crossing Rd. in Ewing are now on sale. There are single and double niches. For more information please call the Parish Office at 609-396-9068.

Remember Our Sick In Your Prayer

Madeleine Buono, Anna Burzawa, Dylan Cascarino, Tim Cicon, Sr., Mark Cicon, Pauline Dauphers, Dorothy Dominski, Bartoszek Dudek, Helena Dzięgielewska, Zenon Dzięgielewski, Sabina Dziewięcka, Theresa Eaton, Charles & Eileen Fair, Fr. Fred Jackiewicz, Helen Jamieson, Charles Kowalski, Alice S. Laird, Sue Lynch, John Matas, Adam Matusz, Marie Niwore, Dan Piestor, Cheryl Fuzes Poli, Jurek Probola, Joseph Ryczkowski, Zofia Rynkowska, Lucy Siemientkowski, Anthony Sikora, Roman Sikora, Fred Sikorski, Edward Sikorski, Pat Sikorski, Diane Silver, Joseph P. Strycharz, Kelly Ann Strycharz, Czesława Supel, Mitch Tacs, Doris Tarquinio, Michelle Vuocolo, Anna Wozniak, Esther Zamorski.

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

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

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Mail Ads & Payment to:
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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.

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.

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

XVII Piesza Pielgrzymka z Trenton do Amerykańskiej Częstochowy, Doylestown, PA
10-11 sierpnia 2019

Serdeczne podziękowania dla organizatorów i obsługi tegorocznej pielgrzymki. Niech Matka Boża otoczy ich szczególną opieką.

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Holy Father's Monthly Prayer Intentions

August 2019 Intention:

Families, Schools of Human Growth

That families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly "schools of true human growth."
- Pope Francis

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