SEPTEMBER 28 – XXVI SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Today's excerpt from Ezekiel represents a development in the religious consciousness of ancient Israel. Although the principle of individual responsibility was already in the Torah (cf. Dt 24:16), as long as they lived as a defined community on the land that God had given them, the Israelites tended to think of obedience to God as a collective response to God's Law. In exile, dispersed among the nations, however, it became important that each individual assume responsibility for living in obedient faith. This is the point of the first reading and of the Gospel. Each son, in the parable Jesus tells, must be judged individually on the strength of what he actually did, not what he said he would do. So it is, says Ezekiel, that the virtuous who commit iniquity will be punished and the wicked, by doing what is right, shall live; or, in Jesus' words, so it is that tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of the righteous. In the hymn in Philippians, Jesus' whole life is summed up in his obedience. But Paul does not offer the obedience of Jesus as an example. Rather he says that Jesus' attitude of humble obedience is already ours; we have only, individually to act on it.
Pray together for Peace
To commemorate CANNONIZATION OF JOHN XXIII AND JOHN PAUL II Bishop David M. O'Connell, CM celebrated 11:00am Mass on April 27, 2014 at St Hedwig Church.
Children in traditional Polish costumes joyfully took part in the celebration!
110TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK ADS
If you wish to place an Ad or Greeting in the Anniversary Book, you can pick up an order form from the Rectory or Sacristy. The deadline for all Ads is September 15, 2014.
DINNER BANQUET TICKETS
We are preparing for the 110th Anniversary of St. Hedwig Parish which will be held on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 12 pm to 7 pm at the Ambassador Banquet Hall at 610 New York Ave., Trenton, NJ following the 11:00 am Mass. Tickets are being sold after all Masses and at the Rectory. The price of the ticket is $65.00 per person.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
ST. HEDWIG'S COUNCIL # 7244
The Saint Hedwig's Knight's of Columbus Council #7244 will be conducting our annual "ROSE SALE" after all Masses during the weekend of October 4 and 5, 2014. Your continued generosity will help support the council's various activities in support of Respect for Life Programs. Please help, if you can.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
Religious Education Program (CCD) for the year 2014-2015 will begin on Tuesday, September 30th, 5:00-5:30 pm for all students and their parents of both the Tuesday and Wednesday night classes with an orientation meeting in the Church. Regular scheduled classes for Tuesday and Wednesday will begin October 7th & 8th at 5:00 pm in the Convent.
ST. HEDWIG'S CHOIR
St. Hedwig's Choir will resume its regular rehearsals after the summer break on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Rehearsals will be held thereafter every Thursday, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the Convent. We cordially invite any Parishioner of St. Hedwig to join us. For more information, contact our organist, Mr. Jacek Stanisz, after any weekend Mass in the church's choir loft.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
In honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the Blessing of the Animals will take place next Sunday, October 5th at 1:00 PM in the Church parking lot.
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., invites faithful in the Diocese on pilgrimage to Poland
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., is extending an invitation to the faithful of the Diocese to join him as he walks in the footsteps of St. John Paul II during a 14-day pilgrimage to Poland in 2015. Pilgrims will travel by motor coach to Warsaw, Czestochowa, Krakow and other cities in the late pope’s home country; enjoy a seven-day guided cruise along the canal which links the Rhine, the Main and the Danube rivers; and hear lectures, view folklore demonstrations, enjoy authentic ethnic dishes and attend daily Mass as they travel through towns integral to the late pope’s ministry from April 23 to May 6.
“A pilgrimage like this will focus on the spiritual,” said Father Jeffrey E. Lee, pastor, St. Mary Parish, Colts Neck, and diocesan director of pilgrimages. “By going to Poland with the Bishop, there is a connection to John Paul II, who was the Archbishop of Krakow.”
Father Lee noted that pilgrims will meet with religious leaders, celebrate Mass at holy shrines and continue their education of their Christian heritage as they visit sites along the Danube.
ST. HEDWIG'S PARISH VETERANS MEMORIAL
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.
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