Monday – Friday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
If this reading from Isaiah sounds familiar, it may be because we also hear it in Luke. This is the passage that Jesus is given to read in the synagogue, the verses he is referring to when he says, "Today this scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing" (Luke 4:21). No wonder we hear it now, in anticipation of the celebration of his birth. The prophecy of Isaiah is on the cusp of fulfillment. That good news of gladness, of healing, of liberty, of vindication is here in the person of Jesus. What is this "year of favor" that Isaiah announces? The year of favor was traditionally the time when debts were cancelled, land was redistributed equitably, and slaves were released. It was an acknowledgement that all the goods of this world, all creation, come from God and that God ultimately has sovereignty over humanity. What implications does this have for us today? What would happen to you and all you own? Obviously, it depends on our status and what we own in the first place. But maybe we should think of it from God's perspective. God cares for each and every one of us. So if any one of us is poor, or brokenhearted, or oppressed, or held captive, it is an affront to God.
The Christmas Wafer/Opłatek commemorates a custom which is centuries old. Through the Wafer/Opłatek, we are reminded of the Holy Nativity. The Wafer/Opłatek is broken and shared with those gathered at the Christmas table. When each has a broken piece, PEACE is wished to all. The Wafers/Opłatki are available in the rectory during regular office hours and in the Sacristy after all Masses.
The Christmas Car Magnets in English or Polish are available in the Sacristy after all Masses and in the rectory during regular office hours. Thank you for all your support. Bóg zapłać.
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.
Please pray for the soul of Jadwiga T. Radgowska, who has died. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
On January 7, 2018 we will have a Christmas Concert in our Church performed by Andrzej Cierniewski, who will be performing Polish Christmas Carols, at 4:30 pm. The tickets are $20.00 per person in advance, and $25.00 at the door. The tickets are available in the Sacristy after all Masses, in the rectory during regular office hours and at Spójnik. All are welcome.
The Children’s Home Society of NJ is a local, non-profit organization that works to help children and families in Trenton and nearby towns and counties. Through a grant from the Smith Family Foundation NJ they provide ESL classes for the Polish Community of Trenton. The staff members will be coming to listen and speak to our Polish community about the needs of our community and how they can help serve our community. This conversation is meant to help these local organizations understand the best ways to help our community. These organization are here to assist us and our community by providing us with access to free resources such as connection to health insurance and nutrition benefits, educational programming for adults and children, and local community-based activities that are fun and enriching for families. Please join the staff on January 14, 2018 in the church following the 11 AM Mass.
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, Anna Wozniak, Esther Zamorski.
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
December 24th - 5:00pm (English)
December 24th - Midnight (Polish & English)
December 25th - 9:30 am (English) | 11:00 am (Polish)
December 26th - 11:00 am (Polish)
There will not be an 8:00 am Polish Mass on Monday, December 25th, 2017, Christmas Morning.