JUNE 16 - XI SUNDAY IN
There were some interesting conceptions of sin prevalent in
the time of the Hebrew scriptures. There was the belief
that God punished sin immediately. Those who suffered
disease or misfortune were, therefore, sinners getting
their due from the Almighty. Today’s first reading hints at
another kind of God. When David admits his sin, Nathan
declares, “The LORD on his part has forgiven your sin” (2
Samuel 12:13b). Here was not a vengeful God but a merciful
God. What good news that must have been to David and those
who, like him, could be honest enough to admit their
sinfulness! Jesus is the good news of God’s mercy and
forgiveness incarnate. Without Jesus, perhaps the Good News
would have been too good to believe, too difficult to
imagine. But there he is in today’s Gospel, the God-man,
forgiving a sinner and declaring that she is forgiven
because of her great love. There is hope, then, for the
rest of us sinners, if only we love enough!
In your wisdom and love you made all things.
Bless these men
that they may be strengthened as
Let the example of their faith and
love shine forth.
Grant that we, their sons and
may honor them always
with a spirit of
XI ANNUAL WALKING PILGRIMAGE
the parish will have their Annual Walking Pilgrimage from
St. Hedwig to the American Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA on
the weekend of August 10th & 11th, 2013. All parishioners
are invited to participate in this two-day spiritual
journey. For further information please call Wioletta
DIOCESE OF TRENTON BISHOP’S ANNIVERSARY BLESSING
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 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm at the
Cathedral of St. Mary in Trenton. The deadline for
registration is September 6, 2013. Couples who wish to
participate in the Bishop’s Anniversary Blessing may visit
the Rectory Office to register. Family members are most
welcome to attend the Anniversary Blessing.
The St. Hedwig Parish Picnic will
be held on Sunday June 23, 2013 at The Elks Lodge Picnic
Pavilion, 110 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, NJ. Cost
of tickets is $10.00 per person, children 10 and under are
free. Picnic will run from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Price
includes food and entertainment. All are welcome.
DIRECTIONS TO: THE ELKS PICNIC PAVILION
EAST WINDSOR, NJ 08520
From Trenton Area:
Take Rt. 1 to Quakerbridge Road, make a left onto Village
Road, follow to 130 and make a left, go straight to light
at Hickory Corner Rd. and make a left. Picnic area is a
short drive on right.
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.
ST. HEDWIG KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Hedwig’s 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.
BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL 2013: FAITH FORWARD IN
Gifts to the Annual appeal are crucial
to the work we are doing in Christ’s name. Every year the
Bishop seeks our support to further diocesan ministries.
When you make a gift to the appeal, you are affirming the
belief that we are One Family, Our Family in Christ.