SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
The story of Abraham and Isaac, today's first reading, captures the imagination of Jews and Christians alike. It stands behind Paul's rhetoric in the Letter to the Romans: "If God is for us, who can be against us? He who would not spare his own Son but handed him over for us all, how will he not also give us everything else along with him?" Paul seems to suggest that Abraham's offering of his beloved son on Moriah is a paradigm for the sacrifice of God's own beloved Son on Calvary. The Catechism interprets the relationship this way: "And so the father of believers is conformed to the likeness of the Father" (n. 2572). How are we to read this text in light of the transfiguration of Jesus, today's Gospel? Because of Abraham's willingness to offer his beloved son, his descendants will be abundantly blessed, and in them "all the nations of the earth shall find blessing." The sacrifice of God's beloved Son will mean abundant blessing for all as well. This is what is revealed to Jesus' uncomprehending disciples in today's reading.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
True humility scarcely ever utters words of humility.
Saint Francis de Sales
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
7:00 pm (English - Chapel)
7:00 pm (Polish - Church)
Gorzkie Żale (Bitter Lamentations) – During Lent, every Sunday after 11:00 am Mass, we'll have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and 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.
Daylight savings time begins next Sunday, March 8, 2015. Please be sure to turn your clocks 1 hour ahead before going to bed on Saturday night.
DIOCESE OF TRENTON ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL 2015
2015 Theme: Act Of Faith, Works Of Love
Another example of the ministries made possible by your generous support to the Annual Catholic Appeal is:
MINISTRY TO FAMILIES, YOUTH
AND YOUNG ADULTS
These ministries strive to promote a Catholic understanding of life through faith formation at every stage of human living. They support you and your family recognizing that your family is "holy, not because it is perfect, but because God's grace is at work in it, helping it to set out anew every day on the way to love." Your gift promotes individuals and family life.
ST. HEDWIG'S KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS LOAVES & FISHES
St. Hedwig's Knights of Columbus #7244 will begin their annual Loaves & Fishes Food Drive at all masses starting Saturday, March 7, 2015 and ending Sunday, March 22, 2015. 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. All items collected are given to Catholic Charities and Mount Carmel.
Here is a list of the critical "canned and non-perishable" food items needed:
Cereal, Peanut Butter/Jelly
Coffee, Pasta, Rice
Cake Mix / Brownie Mix
Jello / Pudding Mix
You can assist us by bringing your food items to church and placing your bag(s) of food behind the railing at the Blessed Mother side of the altar. Thank you for your support and may God bless you and your family.