Monday – Tuesday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday & Wednesday:
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
Rev. Canon Dr. Jacek W. Labinski
Thomas H. Watkins
In the Gospel, we see a number of Jesus' disciples returning to their old profession: fishing. It is noteworthy that they go out at night, and that they catch nothing. Earlier in John's Gospel, Jesus told the disciples, "Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world" (John 9:4-5). That morning, at dawn, they did not realize that it was "the light of the world" standing on the shore. They only recognized him once they realized that he had led them to a catch of more fish than they could handle. The religious authorities in the first reading wanted to keep the people of Jerusalem in the dark about Jesus. Peter identifies with them as believers in God ("the God of our ancestors"), but then he stands up to them, accusing them of murder ("you had him killed") [Acts 5:30]. The authorities ordered them to stop preaching in Jesus' name, but they did not prosecute them. So in the end the apostles—and many others—chose to obey God and continue teaching and preaching in the name of the Risen Lord. Earlier in John's Gospel, Jesus portrays himself as the Good Shepherd, willing to lay down his life for his sheep. Here in the final chapter of his Gospel, Jesus tells Peter that he will now be the one to shepherd his flock. Peter will need to tend and feed his sheep. Also like Jesus, Peter will end up sacrificing his life for his sheep.
In honor of Mary, the Mother of God, there will be special devotions every Sunday, following the 11 am Mass during the month of May. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.
Please pray for the souls of Stephen Arkuszewski, Helen Hutchins and Harriet Czenis who have died. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.
Sunday May 12th, 2019 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.
The following children were baptized in our Church:
Zofia Kulesza, daughter of Kazimierz Kulesza & Karolina Koziel; Gabriella Maria Witaszek, daughter of Tomasz Witaszek & Marta Mroczko; Kacper Prus son of Paweł Prus & Katarzyna Serafin; Oskar Trofimowicz, son of Konrad Trofimowicz & Lubow Lisica; Avalyn Rose Filipowicz, daughter of Sean P. Filipowicz & Nicole Ashley; Liam Karol Chojnowski, son of Bartosz Chojnowski & Agnieszka Nawrocka; Dylan Grogan, son of James F. Grogan & Emily C. Tang; Sara Jarema, daughter of Lukasz Jarema & Barbara Rozlazły; Patryk Wawrzak, son of Roman Wawrzak & Bernadeta Sroka; Sophie Baczyk, daughter of Emil Baczyk & Agnieszka Walaszczyk.
Congratulations to the parents and godparents.
The St. Hedwig Parish Picnic will be held on Sunday June 30th, 2019 at The Elks Lodge Picnic Pavilion, 110 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, NJ. More information to follow.
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.
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.
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, 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, Lucy Siemientkowski, Anthony Sikora, Roman Sikora, Fred Sikorski, Edward Sikorski, Pat Sikorski, Diane Silver, Joseph P. Strycharz, Kelly Ann Strycharz, Czesława Supel, Mitch Tacs, Doris Tarquinio, Michelle Vuocolo, Anna Wozniak, Esther Zamorski.
Please call the Rectory Office to add or delete names from the list.
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
May 2019 Intention:
That the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.
- Pope Francis