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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)

This Week Masses

This Week Bulletin

Office Hours

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

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

Friday & Wednesday:
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED

Contact

Pastor:
Rev. Canon Dr. Jacek W. Labinski

Deacons:
Barry Zadworny
Thomas H. Watkins

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

MARCH 24: THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

What is the nature of a fig tree? This is easy. A fig tree's nature is to grow healthy and strong and bear sweet fruit. The fig tree in the Gospel is not doing so and so the owner of the orchard wants to cut it down. What is the nature of a person? This is a more difficult question. Humanity was created in the image of God, given dominion over all living things, and told to be fruitful and multiply. However, humanity was given free will and soon used that to give in to temptation and disobey God. There are two sides to human nature, for unlike a fig tree, a person has consciousness and the ability to decide how to act. Saint Paul addresses the negative side of human nature. Many of the Chosen People were unfaithful during their journey through the desert. He used this incident as a lesson; the consequences are deadly to those who "desire(d) evil things." Jesus refers to the deaths of eighteen people when a tower collapsed, but he does not do so to condemn them. Rather, he uses this incident as a warning. You cannot know the hour of your death. Take the opportunity to repent today because you may perish tomorrow. Those who were killed tragically and unexpectedly had no last minute opportunity to repent. Our true nature as Christians is to live according to the promises we made in baptism, which we renew each year at Easter. When we fall short, repentance is the first step to reorient ourselves toward God. During Lent, in anticipation of Easter, we are called to do just that.

Unveiling & Blessing of the New Statue of St. Hedwig

Unveiling & Blessing of the new statue of our patroness, St. Hedwig took place on March 17 during all masses. Statue is placed in the right nave of the church in place of St. Francis statue which was moved to the chapel in the main entrance to the church.

Forty Days of Lent Devotions

Stations of the Cross Every Friday

7:00 pm (English - Chapel)
7:00 pm (Polish - Church)

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.

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).

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

BORN-ALIVE SURVIVORS PROTECTION ACT

The U.S. Senate recently failed to pass the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act—legislation that prohibits infanticide by ensuring that a child born alive following an attempted abortion would receive the same degree of care to preserve her or his life and health as would be given to any other child born alive at the same gestational age. Our two New Jersey senators, Sen. Cory Booker and Sen. Robert Menendez, voted against the legislation. Please join us in the Diocese of Trenton in a prayer for an end to infanticide:

"Jesus, Lord of Life, transform the hearts of all elected leaders to recognize that infanticide is wrong and must not be tolerated. Open hearts and minds to recognize and defend the precious gift of every human life."

St Hedwig's Knights of Columbus "Loaves & Fishes" food drive

St. Hedwig’s Knights of Columbus #7244 has begun their annual Loaves & Fishes Food Drive at all masses and ending Sunday, April 7, 2019. Because of your generosity and support of this program, in this time of great need, we are able to give food to families in our community.

Here is a list of the critical “canned and non-perishable” food items needed:

  • Cereal, Peanut Butter/Jelly
  • | Coffee, Pasta, Rice
  • | Canned Vegetables
  • | Spaghetti Sauce
  • | Canned Soup
  • | Cake Mix / Brownie Mix
  • | Jello / Pudding Mix

Please place your bag(s) of food in church behind the railing at the Blessed Mother side of the altar. Thank you for your support and may God bless you and your family.

Annual Fundraising Drive for Children with Special Needs

The Saint Hedwig Knights of Columbus Council #7244 will conduct its annual fund raising drive for Children with Special Needs after all Masses next weekend, March 30 and 31, 2019. We ask for your continued support of this program to help us fund the various good works and contributions that this council provides for children with special physical and medical needs. Your past generosity has gone a long way to help us meet our goals and pledges to several organizations that focus on the needs of these children. Please help if you can. Every little bit helps and goes a long way! Bóg Zapłać!

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

Rev. Marcin Kania
&
Sister Robert Marie Green, OSF

Sunday, April 17, 2019
Ancient Order of Hibernians Banquet Hall
2419 Kuser Rd., Hamilton Township, NJ 08690

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

Tickets at $35.00 per person
Cash Bar

Make checks payable to Saint Hedwig’s Council #7244
Deadline – Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Mail Reservation or contact Frank Shaw,PGK 954 Jamestown Rd., Hightstown, NJ 08520 (609) 529-4584 or bxny10470@comcast.net

Proceeds Benefit Seminarian Support Fund

* Advertisement Opportunities *

ANNUAL VOCATIONS DINNER AD BOOKLET
Deadline for Ads – Tuesday, March 26, 2019
  • Full Page: $60.00
  • Half Page: $35.00
  • 1/3 Page: $25.00
  • Patron (one line): $6.00

Make checks payable to Saint Hedwig’s Council #7244

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

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, Thomas Czajkowski, Pauline Dauphers, Dorothy Dominski, Bartoszek Dudek, Helena Dzięgielewska, Zenon Dzięgielewski, Sabina Dziewięcka, Theresa Eaton, Charles & Eileen Fair, Helen Hutchins, Fr. Fred Jackiewicz, Helen Jamieson, Charles Kowalski, 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 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

Holy Father's Monthly Prayer Intentions

March 2019 Intention:

Recognition of the Right of Christian Communities

That Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected.
- Pope Francis