Saint Hedwig Church Catholic Community , Trenton, NJ

September 22-27, 2015

Mass Schedule

  • Saturday: 5 PM
  • Sunday: 8 AM (Polish), 9:30 AM, 11 AM (Polish)
  • Daily: 7 AM (Except Tuesday) in Chapel
  • Tuesday: 7 PM (Polish) in Chapel with Novena
  • Holy Days: 7 AM (English), 7 PM (Polish)
  • Vigil: 7 PM
  • Mass Schedule for this week
  • This Week Bulletin

Office Hours

Parish office will be closed this Monday, October 12th, 2015 in observance of Columbus Day.

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

Rectory Office closed

Message fron Pope Francis


In today’s first reading, Solomon discovers in the spirit of Wisdom an incomparable grace that relativizes all else in his life: power and riches, health and beauty all pale in comparison to her, he says. In today’s Gospel, another man is offered the incomparable grace of following Jesus, of revaluing all that he has in light of this heavenly treasure. But sadly, he goes away, “for he had many possessions.” Jesus’ comment on the rich man’s departure astounds the disciples. “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” he says. And when they ask him, “Who can be saved?” he tells them, “For human beings it is impossible, but not for God.” There is a paradox in the words of Jesus. On the one hand, discipleship is a grace, impossible for human beings. On the other hand, it is a choice, a choice to accept the grace or not. So it is in Hebrews that the word of God, the call of Christ, is likened to a sharp two-edged sword. In biblical language, the sword is an instrument of judgment; it penetrates soul and spirit, joints and marrow, to see what is in our hearts.


Please pray for the souls of Leona L. Krempecke, Helen Grodnicki and Helen Kaytus Beebe who have died. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.


Forty Hours Devotion will be held next weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 16, 17 and 18, 2015. Rev. Dr. Andrzej Ostaszewski of St. Casimir Church in Newark, NJ will be our guest speaker. We will be honored by The Most Rev. Bishop David M. O’Connell, CM, who will join us for the closing celebration on Sunday, October 18 at 4 pm. Please come to pray with our Parish Family members as well as our guests and let them see the many faithful of our parish.

I am very pleased that Bishop O'Connell and many priests from the Diocese of Trenton and other Dioceses accepted our invitation. Please come to pray with our Parish Family members as well as guests. Solemn procession of the Blessed Sacrament with Priests, Deacons and Altar Servers will conclude Forty Hours.

The schedule for this devotion is as follows:

7:00 am Mass in the Chapel
Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 6:00 pm in the Chapel
7:00 pm – Vespers in Polish with a homily in Church

7:00 am – Mass in the Chapel
Exposition and Adoration in the Chapel until 4:00 pm.

4:00 pm – Vespers with Procession & Benediction


The feast of All Souls will soon be here. Please return the envelopes with the names of your deceased family and friends. An envelope has been included in your monthly packet mailed to you. Additional All Souls Day envelopes are available in the church at all the entrances. On Monday, November 2nd at 7:00 pm we will have devotion during which time the names will be read.


The procession and blessing of the graves will be held on Sunday, November 1st, 2015. We will begin at the Ewing Cemetery (New) after the 11 am Mass. From there we will go to the Hamilton Cemetery (Old) at 2:00 pm along with Divine Mercy Parish (Holy Cross Church). We invite everyone to come and pray for all our faithful departed whether buried here or abroad.


The October Devotions will be held on Sundays after the 11:00 am Mass. Following the Mass there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the Rosary, Litany, and Benediction.

Special Collection World Mission Sunday - October 17 & 18, 2015

Next Sunday, Pope Francis calls every Catholic in the world to celebrate our vocation to be a missionary. It’s World Mission Sunday! As Catholics around the world—here at home and in the Missions—gather at the Eucharist around the table of the Lord, we are to pray for the Church’s worldwide missionary work. We pray for those awaiting the “Good News” of our Lord’s great love for us and for the missionaries who offer the poor and suffering the light of Christ.

News & Events

Parish office will be closed this Monday, October 12th, 2015 in observance of Columbus Day.

Welcome newly baptised!

The following children were baptized in our Church:

Zofia Cecylia Cook, daughter of Christopher Perry Cook & Izabela Muszynska;
Victor Papvga, son of Waldemar Papvga & Sylwia Olko;
Ava Soledad Cajigas, daughter of Cesar Cajigas & Olivia Eslami;
Evan Lukasz Zdunek, son of Lukasz Zdunek & Angelika Dybka;
Jeremy Gorski, son of Józef Gorski & Małgorzata Mosur;
Abigail Danuta Kolosek, daughter of Mariusz Kolosek & Anna Piasecka;
Maya Ouzounov, daughter of Nikolay Ouzounov & Barbara Saramak;
Elizabeth Beauchamps, daughter of Edwin Beauchamps & Alina Lubiejewska;
Veronica Sophia Pierog, daughter of Grzegorz Pierog & Katarzyna Rzeszutek;
Lucas Nieczaj-Sztrajbel, son of Krzysztof Sztrajbel & Katarzyna Nieczaj:
Makayla Rose Nowak, daughter of Daniel Nowak & Whitney Bodnar;
Kaya Starnawska, daughter of Tomasz Starnawski & Ewelina Tkacz;
Stefan Ozarowski, son of Leszek Ozarowski & Dagmara Kidaj;
Lucas Ryan Depta, son of Marcin Depta & Joanna Woźniczka;
Violetta Kaliada, daughter of Vitali Kaliada & Alena Miakshykova;
Scarlett Jane Antal, daughter of Matthew Thomas Antal & Janie Kildea

Congratulations to the parents and godparents.