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Luke and Acts are two parts of a narrative, written by the same author. The Gospel focused on the life of Jesus. Acts on the early church. In his Gospel, Luke writes that Jesus said, "When they take you before synagogues and before rulers and authorities, do not worry about how or what your defense will be or what you are to say. For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say" (Luke 12:11-12). Then in Acts, after Jesus has given the Holy Spirit, we repeatedly see this put into action. In the first reading Peter is responding to Annas, Caiaphas, and other members of the Sanhedrin after he had cured a disabled man who often sat at the temple gate and begged, Peter had been arrested and was called before the council. Forced to defend himself, he relied on the Holy Spirit for wisdom and courage. Realizing that he was merely the instrument—that the power truly came from God—Peter wisely and correctly testified that the man was healed through Christ Jesus, who is the source of all salvation. Furthermore, the Holy Spirit gave him the courage to say this, to the very people who saw to it that that same Jesus was put to death. The Sanhedrin released Peter, in no small part because of the number of people who saw what happened and came to believe in Jesus that day. Through incidents like this, the early church grew in numbers and in faith. In the name of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, who told his disciples he had other sheep who would also hear his voice, and who gave us the Holy Spirit who is our Advocate, lives are transformed and the Body of Christ expands.
Next weekend, April 28 & 29, 2018, a special collection for the Catholic Home Missions will be taken. Thank you.
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 #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.
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.
The Diocese of Trenton is committed to the initiatives outlined in the U.S. Bishop's Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in regard to the reporting and investigation of sexual abuse allegations involving minors. If you have been sexually abused as a minor by a member of the clergy or anyone representing the Catholic Church, or if you know of someone who was, you can report that abuse through the diocesan Abuse Hotline: 1-888-296-2965 or via e-mail at email@example.com. The Diocese of Trenton reports any allegations of sexual abuse to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Anyone with an allegation is also encouraged to provide that information to local law enforcement authorities.
Sunday, May 13th, 2018 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.
Madeleine Buono, Anna Burzawa, Pauline Dauphers, Dorothy Dominski, Bartoszek Dudek, Helena Dzięgielewska, Zenon Dzięgielewski, Sabina Dziewiecka, Theresa Eaton, Charles & Eileen Fair, Helen Hutchins, Fr. Fred Jackiewicz, Robert Kalinowski, Alice S. Laird, Sue Lynch, John Matas, Adam Matusz, Marie Niwore, Dan Piestor, Cheryl Fuzes Poli, Jurek Probola, Stanley Rette, Zofia Rynkowska, Lucy Siemientkowski, Anthony Sikora, Roman Sikora, Fred Sikorski, Edward & Pauline Sikorski, Pat Sikorski, Diane Silver, Stella Sredinski, Joseph P. Strycharz, Kelly Ann Strycharz, Czesława Supel, Helen Szalony, Mitch Tacs, Doris Tarquinio, Michelle Vuocolo, Anna Wozniak, Esther Zamorski, Michael Zegarski.
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