*Summer: June, July and August*
Monday – Thursday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday & Friday:
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
When Amos is banished from Bethel for his prophesying, he responds, "I was no prophet ... I was a shepherd and a dresser of sycamores" (Amos 7:14). Like Jesus' disciples centuries later, Amos did not study to be a priest or a prophet. He was called by God from his chosen profession. He cared for sheep and also for the fig-like fruit of the sycamore tree, which had to be pierced to allow it to ripen fully. Perhaps in is new role he needed to pierce the corruption of the rulers in order to let the kingdom of God blossom. Jesus sent out the disciples two by two, which certainly made traveling easier and safer. It is interesting to speculate about how they were paired off. Perhaps Peter, impetuous and outspoken, was sent with Thomas, unsure of what he did not see himself. Maybe Andrew, the fisherman, traveled with Matthew, the tax collector. Who might have been paired with Judas? Yet despite the differing personalities and backgrounds and attitudes, they were all able to do the work of the Lord. Jesus' disciples could not bring much at all on their mission, but still they were able to attract followers, drive out demons, and cure many who were sick. They could only take a walking stick, their sandals, and the clothes on their back, but that is not all they had. They had authority over unclean spirits. They had the model of Jesus, whom they had witnessed accomplishing these things. They assuredly had the Lord's guidance. God provided all they needed; anything more would just have been unnecessary and distracting.
A Missionary Co-operative Plan Appeal will be made in our parish next weekend to benefit the missionary work of the Yarumal Foreign Missions. The goal of the Yarumal Foreign Missions, who were founded 90 years ago, is to witness the Gospel of Jesus Christ among people and cultures where the Gospel is not yet fully preached. They are present in Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Panama, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Angola, Cambodia and Thailand. Things are very different in those parts of the world. Many times the whole community remains without the basic necessities for daily life: simple bread, running water, electrical power, means of communication, etc. This collection will be used exclusively to support the Yarumal Foreign Missions. Thank you in advance for standing in solidarity with us in our time of need and may God bless you for your prayers and financial donations to help Missionaries continue to preach the Gospel of Christ here and around the world. We wish to welcome to our Parish Rev. Ramiro Reyes, mxy, who will be speaking at the Masses next weekend July 21st and 22nd, 2018.
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.
Daniel Dolata, son of Adrian Dolata & Anna Pretko;
Matthew John Lesniak, son of Sebastian Lesniak & Agnieszka Fiedorowicz
Avalyn Rose Fischer, daughter of Jonathan Fischer & Samantha Thurlo;
Victoria Ann Pasowski, daughter of Daniel Pasowski & Erin Hannigan;
Sophia Zobel, daughter of Adam Zobel & Emilia Sokolowska;
Juliana Sudol, daughter of Paweł Sudol & Anna Dziuba.
Congratulations to the parents and godparents.
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 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.
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, 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