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Saint Hedwig Parish
872 Brunswick Ave
Trenton, NJ 08638
Phone: (609) 396-9068
Fax: (609) 396-3171






Today's first reading from the Book of Joshua describes the covenant renewal that took place at Shechem before Joshua "dismissed the people, each to his own heritage" (24:28). What is particularly striking about the passage is that it shows how every generation must, in its own way, freely choose to live in covenant with God. In today's Gospel Jesus puts a similar choice before his disciples. Jesus has spoken plainly: "Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you" (Jn 6:53). His words are a hard saying that divides the disciples. So he asks directly, "Do you also want to leave?" And each successive generation must choose freely, fully, to participate in the death and life of Jesus. Today's selection from Ephesians is also a hard saying. As we have come better to appreciate the equality of the sexes, the husband/Christ-Church/wife metaphor is no longer so compelling. However, the hard truth is that we share the death and life of Jesus most concretely in our loving service of each other.



Messenger of Divine Mercy





Friday, May 15, 2015 - 7:30 pm
St. Gregory the Great - Parish Center

4620 Nottingham Way
Hamilton Square, NJ 08690

ADMISSION: $10 advance ticket, $15 at the door
Students ages 13-23: $5 advance, $10 at door
(Suitable for ages 13 & up)

call Deacon John at 609-587-2745.


September 22-27, 2015

"The family which experiences the joy of faith communicates it naturally. That family is the salt of the earth and light of the world; it is the leaven of society."

Pope Francis, October 27, 2013




Monday – March 30
Mass 7:00 am – Chapel
Chrism Mass 7:30 pm at St. Robert Bellarmine, Freehold, NJ
Blessing of Oils


Tuesday – March 31
Mass 7:00 pm – Chapel


Wednesday – April 1
Mass 7:00 am – Chapel




English & Polish
Holy Thursday – April 2
No Morning Mass
Mass of the Lord's Supper 7:00 pm (English)
Washing of Feet
Transfer of Holy Eucharist
Adoration of faithful until 10:00 pm


Good Friday – April 3
No Morning Mass
Total Abstinence & Fast (one full meal ages 18 to 59)
Adoration 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in the Chapel
In Church (Polish)
Celebration of Lord's Passion 7:00 pm (Polish)
Liturgy of the Word - Veneration of the Cross
Holy Communion - Collection for the Holy Land
Adoration until 10:00


Holy Saturday – April 4
No Morning Mass
Adoration 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in the Chapel
Blessing of Easter food in Church: 11:00 am, 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm
English & Polish
Easter Vigil 7:00 pm (English)
Service of Light - Liturgy of the Word
Blessing of the Water - Liturgy of the Eucharist


Easter Sunday – April 5
Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord
7:00 am Procession - Mass (Polish)
9:30 am Mass (English)
11:00 am Mass (Polish)


Easter Monday – April 6
7:00 am Mass (English - Chapel)
11:00 am Mass (Polish - Church)


Holy Father's Prayer Intention for July

Universal: That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.

Evangelization: That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.



Pontifical Mission Societies
A Missionary Co-operative Plan Appeal will be made in our parish at the Masses next weekend August 29th & 30th, to benefit the missionary work of The Diocese of Legazpi in the Philippines. Rev. Rafael Benosa will be here to speak to us about the needs of the Diocese of Legazpi in the Philippines. This collection will be used exclusively to support the Diocese of Legazpi in the Philippines. Legazpi has a population of one million people who are served by 85 active priests and 130 religious. It serves the people through schools and special apostolates/ministries such as among street children and the mentally challenged, as well as programs to help families, youth and the poorest of the poor. The Diocese of Legazpi has developed a five year plan to build the Christian community and serve the needs of the people. They need our help. Your donations will help the people of Legazpi with: programs to form clergy, religious, and lay leaders; social outreach programs to serve the poor and marginalized; evangelization; education; and the renewal of society through promotion of justice, peace and the integrity of creation. Thank you in advance for standing in solidarity with us in our time of need and may God bless you for your prayers and financial donations to help Missionaries continue to preach the Gospel of Christ here and around the world. We wish to welcome to our parish Rev. Rafael Benosa, who will be speaking at the 5 pm & 9:30 am Masses next weekend August 29th and 30th, 2015.



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 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm in the Cathedral of St. Mary, Trenton, NJ. The deadline for registration is September 25, 2015. Couples who wish to participate in the Bishop's Anniversary Blessing may visit the Parish Office to register. Family members are most welcome to attend the Anniversary Blessing.



Due to our expanding religious education program, we are in need of additional Catechists for the 2014–2015 school year. Please consider this wonderful ministry. We welcome those with experience and those who have never taught before. Help and information are available to anyone interested. If you are interested or have any questions in regards to this ministry, please contact Dorothy Zadworny at (609) 587-0487.



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 Act of Faith, Works of Love.
Please be as generous as possible!!


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August 23, 2015

Saturday 5 PM
Sunday 8 AM (PL), 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM (PL)
Daily 7 AM (Except Tuesday) in Chapel
Tuesday 7 PM (PL) in Chapel with Novena
Holy Days   7 AM (EN), 7 PM (PL)
Vigil 7 PM


Learn about our patron's life.
  • Sacrament of Baptism:
    Every Sunday at 10:30 AM. Parents should make arrangements in advance by calling the Rectory. Baptism instructions for parents and godparents are the second Thursday night of each month at 7 PM in the Convent

  • Annointing of the Sick:
    Please call the Rectory if someone is gravely ill and would like to receive the sacrament of the sick or in the case of an emergency call day or night

  • Visitation of The Sick:
    Father & Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion visit the sick of our Parish family every First Friday

  • Sacrament of Reconciliation:
    Every Saturday at 4:30 PM in church

  • Sacrament of Marriage:
    Couples planning to be married, please contact the Pastor or one of our Deacons one year before the marriage date in accord with a Common policy of the Diocese of Trenton

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