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Saint Hedwig Parish
872 Brunswick Ave
Trenton, NJ 08638
Phone: (609) 396-9068
Fax: (609) 396-3171

Email:
sthedwig@comcast.net

 

P
PALM SUNDAY
For Matthew the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus is a world-ending event. This is indicated by the use of the verb eseisthe (“shook”), which describes the violent shaking of the earth that was expected to announce the arrival of the end-time. The verb is used twice in today’s readings. The whole city of Jerusalem shook when Jesus entered it, and the earth itself shook as he died on the cross. With that earth-shattering event, “tombs were opened, and the bodies of many saints who had fallen asleep were raised.” Daniel Harrington explains: “Matthew wanted to show that Jesus’ death marks a turning point in human history because it makes possible the resurrection of other human beings.” There is irony in Matthew’s presentation of Jesus as the king who enters Jerusalem to announce the turning of the ages. He comes, not victorious and triumphant, but “meek and riding on an ass.” In this he resembles the obedient servant of the first reading. And because of this, says the hymn in Philippians, God will greatly exalt him.

“Jesus, how awesome is your humility and obedience!
Help me to always follow your example of obedient love and so share in your glory, both here and in heaven.”



HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

STATIONS OF THE CROSS GOOD FRIDAY
6:00 pm (Polish - Church)
6:00 pm (English - Chapel)

Monday – April 14
Mass 7:00 am – Chapel

Chrism Mass 7:30 pm in St. Mary’s Cathedral
Blessing of Oils

Tuesday – April 15
Mass 7:00 pm – Chapel

Wednesday – April 16
Mass 7:00 am - Chapel

EASTER TRIDUUM
English & Polish
Holy Thursday – April 17
No Morning Mass
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00 pm (English)
Washing of Feet
Transfer of Holy Eucharist
Adoration of faithful until 10:00 pm

Good Friday – April 18
No Morning Mass
Total Abstinence & Fast (one full meal ages 18 to 60)

Adoration 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in the Chapel

In Church (Polish)
Celebration of Lord’s Passion 7:00 pm (Polish)
Liturgy of the Word
Veneration of the Cross
Holy Communion
Collection for the Holy Land
Adoration until 10:00 pm

Holy Saturday – April 19
No Morning Mass
Adoration 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in the Chapel
Blessing of Easter food in Church
11:00 am, 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm

English & Polish
Easter Vigil 7:00 pm (English)
Service of Light
Liturgy of the Word
Blessing of the Water
Liturgy of the Eucharist

Easter Sunday – April 20
Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord

7:00 am Procession – Mass (Polish)
9:30 am Mass (English)
11:00 am Mass (Polish)

Easter Monday – April 21
7:00 am Mass (English – Chapel)
11:00 am Mass (Polish – Church)

 



MOTHER’S DAY MASSES
Sunday May 11th, we will celebrate that special day of Mother’s Day. If you wish to remember, at all the Masses that weekend, a living or deceased Mother, there are envelopes available in the vestibule and side entrances to the church. Please take one, fill in name of person to be remembered and return them before Mother’s Day.

CANNONIZATION OF JOHN XXIII AND JOHN PAUL II
To commemorate the Cannonization of John Paul II, we will be honored by Bishop David M. O’Connell, CM who will be celebrating Mass. This will take place on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the 11:00 am Mass in English. Please join us to celebrate this very happy and important day, not only for us, but for the entire Catholic Church throughout the world.

 

IN MEMORIAM
Please pray for the soul of Sławomir Wysocki, who has died. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.



 






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April 13, 2014


DAILY MASSES:
Saturday 5 PM
Sunday 8 AM (PL), 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM (PL)
Daily 7 AM (Except Tuesday) in Chapel
Tuesday 7 PM (PL) in Chapel with Novena
Holy Days   7 AM (EN), 7 PM (PL)
Vigil 7 PM


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HOLY SACRAMENTS
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  • Sacrament of Baptism:
    Every Sunday at 10:30 AM. Parents should make arrangements in advance by calling the Rectory. Baptism instructions for parents and godparents are the second Thursday night of each month at 7 PM in the Convent

  • Annointing of the Sick:
    Please call the Rectory if someone is gravely ill and would like to receive the sacrament of the sick or in the case of an emergency call day or night

  • Visitation of The Sick:
    Father & Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion visit the sick of our Parish family every First Friday

  • Sacrament of Reconciliation:
    Every Saturday at 4:00 PM

  • Sacrament of Marriage:
    Couples planning to be married, please contact the Pastor or one of our Deacons one year before the marriage date in accord with a Common policy of the Diocese of Trenton

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