Monday – Thursday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
Throughout most of the Old Testament, material wealth and worldly power were seen as blessings from God. But the author of Wisdom, writing in the century before Christ's birth, puts the spirit of wisdom before these things. After centuries of ups and downs, many realized that wealth and power were transitory. The ability to understand truly and judge rightly, however, was lasting. "His face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions" (Mark 10:22). This character in today's Gospel passage is often referred to as a rich man, and that may put some distance between him and us. "Rich" is someone who lives in a mansion, owns a yacht, and has millions of dollars in investments. We're not rich, right? Yes, in fact, we probably are. We are likely richer in material wealth than this man could have ever imagined. Most of us probably have instant and continual access to a world of information and a world of entertainment that was unimaginable even twenty years ago, let alone two thousand years ago. Most of us have nicer homes, better stocked pantries and refrigerators, more clothes, and better transportation options than this "rich" man. So Jesus' answer is a challenge to us just the same. How do we gain treasure in heaven while living with all the treasures we own? Two easily overlooked words in today's Gospel should give us all consolation as we try to reconcile our material wealth with true riches. "Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him . . ."(Mark 10:21). It is a tender note Mark adds, saying Jesus loved him. Yes, he gave him an all-but-impossible task, but Jesus sees his goodness in his words and his behavior. Mark wants us to know that despite the disheartening response, Jesus loved him.
The St. Hedwig Knights of Columbus Council #7244 would like to thank everyone for their generosity in the annual “Rose Sale”. Thank you for your support. Bóg zapłać!
Mass at 7:00 am followed by all day Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 6:00 pm in the Chapel. Vespers at 7:00 pm with a homily in Church.
All day Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 4:00 pm in the Chapel.
Vespers at 4:00 pm with Procession and Benediction.
Please join us Sunday, October 14, 2018 for the closing celebration at 4:00 PM for Vespers with Procession and Benediction. I am pleased that many priests from the Diocese of Trenton and other Dioceses accepted our invitation. Please come to pray with our parish family members as well as our guests and let them see the many faithful of our parish. Rev. Krystian Burdzy, Pastor of St. Joseph Church in Washington, NJ will be our guest speaker. Solemn procession of the Blessed Sacrament with Priests, Deacons and Altar Servers will conclude Forty Hours.
The October Devotions will be held on Sundays after the 11 am Mass. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the Rosary, Litany and Benediction.
The traditional procession and blessing of the graves will be held on Sunday, October 28th, 2018. We will begin at the Ewing Cemetery (New) after the 11 am Mass. From there we will go to the Hamilton Cemetery (Old) at 2:00 pm along with Sacred Heart Parish. We invite everyone to come and pray for all our faithful departed whether buried here or abroad.
The feast of All Souls will soon be here. Please return the envelopes with the names of your deceased family and friends. An envelope has been included in your monthly packet mailed to you. Additional All Souls Day envelopes are available in the church at all the entrances. On Friday, November 2nd at 7:00 pm we will have a Mass and devotion during which time the names will be read.
The Mass intention book for 2019 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.
Next Sunday, Pope Francis calls every Catholic in the world to celebrate our vocation to be a missionary. It’s World Mission Sunday! As Catholics around the world—here at home and in the Missions—gather at the Eucharist around the table of the Lord, we are to pray for the Church’s worldwide missionary work. We pray for those awaiting the “Good News” of our Lord’s great love for us and for the missionaries who offer the poor and suffering the light of Christ.
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, Helen Hutchins, Fr. Fred Jackiewicz, Helen Jamieson, Alice S. Laird, Sue Lynch, John Matas, Adam Matusz, Marie Niwore, Dan Piestor, Cheryl Fuzes Poli, Jurek Probola, Joseph Ryczkowski, Zofia Rynkowska, Tina Salava, Lucy Siemientkowski, Anthony Sikora, Roman Sikora, Fred Sikorski, Edward & Pauline Sikorski, Pat Sikorski, Diane Silver, 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