Saint Hedwig Church Catholic Community , Trenton, NJ

Daily Mass Schedule

  • Saturday:
    5 PM (Church)
  • Sunday:
    8 AM (Polish), 9:30 AM, 11 AM (Polish) - all masses in church
  • Monday-Friday:
    7 AM (Except Tuesday) in Chapel
  • Tuesday:
    7 PM (Polish) in Chapel with Novena
  • Holy Days:
    7 AM (English), 7 PM (Polish) - all masses in church
  • Vigil:
    7 PM (church)
  • Mass Intentions for this week
  • This Week Bulletin

Office Hours

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

Friday:
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED

September 16: XXIV Sunday in Ordinary Time

"The Lord GOD is my help," Isaiah says twice in today's first reading (Isaiah 50:7, 9). But in what way? Isaiah does not turn to God in this passage for help in defeating his enemies. Nor does he look to God to help put an end to his suffering. He "sets (his) face like flint" to accept it. No, Isaiah looks to God in confidence that he is doing God's will. He knows that he is in the right because he is doing the will of God. He looks to God for strength to endure the abuse he receives, knowing that his sacrifice is worth it. This is the same basic passage from Isaiah that we hear every year on Palm Sunday. It is easy to see why it would be paired with a reading of the Passion, as Isaiah is Christ-like in the way that he accepts the abuse he receives from those who oppose God's will. But this passage prepares us for this Gospel as well, as Jesus is preparing his disciples for his death. That does not go well, as it ends with Jesus reprimanding Peter, "Get behind me, Satan" (Mark 8:33). Peter had just identified Jesus as the Christ (the Messiah, in Hebrew). However, Jesus knows that he is not the kind of Messiah that everyone expects, one who would lead the people to victory over the Roman government. Instead, he is the Messiah that Isaiah describes in the first reading. He is the one who will suffer on behalf of the people. He will be the one who will need to resist the temptation to let this cup pass. No wonder he refers to Peter as Satan. Peter's way of thinking is a tempation like Satan's was in the desert.

Happy Father's Day!

God our Father,
In your wisdom and love you made all things.
Bless these men that they may be strengthened
as Christian fathers.
Let the example of their faith and love shine forth.
Grant that we, their sons and daughters,
may honor them always
with a spirit of profound respect.

Our fathers will be remembered in prayers during all Sunday, June 17th masses

My Dear Parishioners!

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. Please know of my prayers for you during Masses of the Christmas Season, that you and your loved ones enjoy the blessings of this sacred time and throughout the coming New Year 2018!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Your Pastor - Fr. Jacek

ST. HEDWIG’S KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #7244 ANNUAL VOCATIONS DINNER HONORING

Rev. Michael Hall
and
Mrs. Dorothy Zadworny

Sunday, April 15, 2010
Ancient Order of Hibernians Banquet Hall
2419 Kuser Rd., Hamilton Township, NJ 08690

Social Hour starting at 3 pm, Buffet Dinner at 4 pm
Cash Bar

Tickets at $35.00 per person

Make checks payable to Saint Hedwig’s Council #7244
Deadline – Thursday, April 12, 2018

Mail Reservation or Contact Richard Bannister 73 Hollynoll Dr., Trenton, NJ 08619, (609) 890-8275
No ticket sales at the Door.

PROCEEDS BENEFIT SEMINARIAN SUPPORT FUND

ANNUAL VOCATIONS DINNER AD BOOKLET
Deadline for Ads – Thursday, April 5, 2018

  • Full Page: $60.00
  • Half Page: 35.00
  • 1/3 Page: $25.00
  • Patron (one line): $6.00

Mail Ads & Payment to:
Dr. Chester B. Kulak, 2796 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3221
(609) 882-9347 or kulakec@aol.com

CCD Registration for 2018-2019

Religious Education Program (CCD) for the year 2018-2019 will begin on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 5:15 pm for Tuesday students and their parents with an orientation meeting in the Church. After the meeting the Tuesday night students will go to the Convent to begin regular scheduled classes. Wednesday students and their parents will have an orientation meeting on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 in the Church at 5:15 pm. After the meeting the Wednesday night students will go to the Convent to begin regular scheduled classes.

Catechists Needed

Due to our expanding religious education program, we are in need of additional Catechists for the 2018–2019 school year. Please consider this wonderful ministry. We welcome those with experience and those who have never taught before. Help and information are available to anyone interested. If you are interested or have any questions in regards to this ministry, please contact Dorothy Zadworny at (609) 587-0487.

Pro-Life Prayer: Fridays from August 3 to September 28

The US Conference of Bishops’ Pro-Life Office is encouraging all Catholics in the arch/dioceses of the US on every Friday from August 3 (10, 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14, 21) to September 28, 2018 to pray and fast for life. USCCB asks that parishioners pray one Our Father, One Hail Mary, One Glory Be each of these Fridays and fast when possible to support the Church’s pro-life efforts in our country.

Diocese of Trenton Bishop’s Anniversary Blessing for Married Couples

The Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton has been celebrating the gift of sacramental marriage with anniversary couples for more than 40 years. This year Bishop O’Connell will extend his Episcopal blessing to couples married 50 years or more, couples married for 25 years and couples married one year, at a special Eucharistic liturgy and blessing celebration on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Trenton. The deadline for registration is September 15, 2018. Couples who wish to participate in the Bishop’s Anniversary Blessing may visit the Parish Office to register. Family members are most welcome to attend the Anniversary Blessing

Baptism Preparation Class

If you are planning to have a child baptized in future months, a Baptism preparation class for parents and godparents will be held on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the convent.

St. Hedwig Knights Of Columbus eyeglasses collection

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.

Join Knights Of Columbus

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.

St. Hedwig's Parish Veteran Memorial

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.

Prayer for the sick

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.

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

Young People in Africa
That young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.
- Pope Francis