Masses, Sacraments and Services

All public Masses throughout the Diocese of Trenton will be temporarily suspended through April 3, 2020. That date is subject to change as the coronavirus pandemic evolves.

The Catholic faithful of the Diocese — priests, religious and lay faithful — are advised to keep informed and updated regarding the progress of the coronavirus pandemic during this national and state emergency. You will find links to national, state and local agencies on diocese webpage: dioceseoftrenton.org/coronavirus.

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

This Week Bulletin Issue

Office Hours

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

Wednesday:
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED

Contact

Pastor:
Rev. Canon Dr. Jacek W. Labinski

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

Attention CCD Classes

Paul Robeson School is having conferences at the same time as the CCD classes. Parents dropping off children for CCD classes please be aware of the parking situation.
Fifth Sunday of Lent - March 29, 2020, Mass celebrated by our pastor, Rev. Can. Dr Jacek W. Łabiński
V Niedziela Wielkigo Postu - March 29, 2020, Msza Święta Celebrowana Przez Proboszcza Naszej Parafii - Rev. Can. Dr Jacek W. Łabiński

CORONAVIRUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Religious Education Classes Updates

Our projected re-open date is April 28th but this date can change depending on circumstances from day-to-day. Click for more details

Rectory Office Visits Limitation

We ask our parishioners not to come to the Rectory Office for walk in business, but to call (609) 396-9068 or e-mail. All this measures are taken to reduce spread of coronavirus. Thank you for understanding and cooperation.

Bishop's decree announces livestreaming and postponements for Holy Week liturgies

Regular updates will be posted to dioceseoftrenton.org/coronavirus; TrentonMonitor.com/coronavirus and on the Diocese’s social media pages.

O Mary, loving Mother, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, who at the Cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.

You, Salvation of Your People, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection.

Be present to all those suffering from coronavirus and to those who care for them: families, friends, neighbors, doctors, nurses, staff, government officials, pastors, priests and all who seek to do God’s will. Bring comfort and calm to the elderly, to those at risk and to all who are afraid. Be for us all a beacon of hope, lighting our path once more to the heart of your beloved Son, the Divine Healer and Health of the Sick.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

Amen.

MARCH 29 - FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

In his Gospel, John emphasizes that God is made manifest in even the most difficult and tragic circumstances. Over the last two Sundays, we have heard Jesus emphatically tell his disciples that neither disability nor death are obstacles to God's life-giving touch. In that era, blindness was thought to be the result of sin. The only question was whether it was his own or his parents'. No, says Jesus, "It is so that the works of God might be made visible through him" (John 9:3). After Lazarus's sudden death, some of the townspeople all but accuse Jesus of failing to do something to prevent it. But Jesus had said that the illness and death "is for the glory of God" (John 11:4). Just as blindness was not the end for the man who came to believe in Jesus, death was not the end for Lazarus. Jesus made the divine manifest to both. In this world nothing is more powerful than death. It cannot be undone. It happens to everything and everyone who lives. Whether plant or animal, baby or elder, it is absolute and it is final. In this world. But all three readings assert God's ultimate power over it. God will open our graves and have us rise from them. God will give life to our mortal bodies. God will bring us forth from the tomb. If God has this kind of power, how can any evil in this world conquer us? With the Spirit dwelling in us, even death is overcome. Some of us may have had an experience that felt like being released from a tomb. Perhaps it was a tomb of alcoholism or addiction Perhaps it was a tomb of despair or hopelessness. Perhaps in our tomb we felt as if death were the only answer. There is no better person to help those still buried in those tombs than someone who knows the way out. Heed Jesus' words and work to remove the stones and bands of those still buried.

LENTEN DEVOTIONS

Stations of The Cross

Every Friday: 7:00 pm (English - Chapel) | 7:00 pm (Polish - Church)

Gorzkie Żale (Bitter Lamentations)

Every Sunday: after 11:00 am Mass

Lenten Regulations

The days of FAST (only one full meal) and ABSTINENCE (no meat) are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Those between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast (only one full meal). The other Fridays of Lent are days of ABSTINENCE (no meat).

Gorzkie Żale (Bitter Lamentations)

During Lent, every Sunday after the 11:00 am Mass, we will sing GORZKIE ŻALE. It’s a beautiful Polish Lenten devotion. English speaking Parishioners who don’t understand Polish are cordially invited to be with us during this blessed time.

Spiritual Communion

An Act of Spiritual Communion is proposed for the faithful who are temporarily unable to receive the Eucharist:

“My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.”

Penance Service

Due to the current health concerns, the annual sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation for Easter will not be held this year.

My Dear Parishioners
"Today a light will shine upon us, for the Lord is born for us; and He will be called Wondrous God, Prince of Peace, Father of future ages: and His reign will be without end.” As we prepare to mark that great day of the birth of our Lord, may the Child Jesus bless you with strength and perseverance as we celebrate the birth of Love itself from which everything has its beginning.

May the blessing of this holy season and the New Year 2020, be yours in abundance. 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. A peace filled and Merry Christmas to my Dear Parishioners and to all people of good will.

With prayers and blessing,
Rev. Can. Dr Jacek W. Łabiński

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Remember Our Sick In Your Prayer

Madeleine Buono, Anna Burzawa, Dylan Cascarino, Tim Cicon, Sr., Mark Cicon, Dorothy Dominski, Bartoszek Dudek, Helena Dzięgielewska, Zenon Dzięgielewski, Sabina Dziewięcka, Charles & Eileen Fair, George & Carol Fuzes, Fr. Fred Jackiewicz, Helen Jamieson, Charles Kowalski, Alice S. Laird, Sue Lynch, Adam Matusz, Marie Niwore, Dan Piestor, Cheryl Fuzes Poli, Jurek Probola, 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.

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

Christmas Pageant Performed by CCD Students

Sunday, December 15, 2019

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

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