Please see the bulletin and website for Holy Day Mass schedules and holiday Mass time changes.
The parish office will be closed on Monday, January 20th, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Monday – Friday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
Rev. Canon Dr. Jacek W. Labinski
Throughout his Gospel, Matthew reminds his audience that Jesus is the one who fulfills all the prophecies from the Old Testament regarding the one who was to come. Already he has laid out Jesus' genealogy to show that he is of the house of David. Also, he was born of a virgin, born in the town of Bethlehem, later to come out of Egypt and grow up in Nazareth. Now he reminds them that after his baptism he went to Galilee, to the region of Zebulun and Naphtali, just as Isaiah had prophesied. It is no coincidence that the first reading nearly every Sunday since the first of December has been from the prophet Isaiah. Unlike Luke, Matthew does not precede the story of the calling of the first apostles, fishermen all, by relating the story of a miraculous catch of fish. Perhaps this is because he trusts that Simon, Andrew, James and John, like his Jewish audience, would already recognize in Jesus the fulfillment of the ancient prophecies. No wonder they are able to abandon their steady jobs "at once" for a completely new calling. Only after they are called does Jesus embark on his mission, teaching, preaching, and healing. But Isaiah clued them in to what Jesus would do, this Light in a land overshadowed by death, glorifying the road between Jewish and Gentile lands, proclaiming Good News of Abundant joy, and destroying the burdens of disease and illness.
Blessing of throats will take place at next weekend’s Masses, February 1st & 2nd, 2020.
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.
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.
The Polish Arts Club of Trenton announces the availability of $1,500 scholarships to qualified high school seniors of Polish descent to assist in their pursuit of a college education. For details and an application, please visit our website www.trentonpolisharts.org. Applications must be submitted by February 20, 2020.
The Mass intention book for 2020 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.
Madeleine Buono, Anna Burzawa, Dylan Cascarino, Tim Cicon, Sr., Mark Cicon, 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, 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, Anna Wozniak, Esther Zamorski.
Please call the Rectory Office to add or delete names from the list.
All Veterans active or inactive qualify to enter names on the Memorial Walk. 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.
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
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January 2020 Intention:
In a divided and fragmented world, I want to invite all believers, and also all people of good will, to reconciliation and fraternity.
- Pope Francis