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Dramatic irony characterizes the two New Testament readings for today. The Gospel is one scene from John’s carefully choreographed production of the trial of Jesus before Pilate. For John the crucifixion is Jesus’ “lifting up” (cf. 3:14; 8:28; 12:32); this is evident in the authority with which Jesus speaks to Pilate. He asks as many questions as he answers and with quiet dignity explains, “My kingdom does not belong to this world.” It is difficult to remember that Jesus is the one on trial, when Pilate seems so powerless. The passage from Revelation, borrowing the imagery of Daniel in today’s first reading, proclaims the coming of the Son of Man “amid the clouds.” He comes as sovereign Lord, “ruler of the kings of the earth.” Yet, he is introduced to us as the faithful witness, i.e., the martyr, the firstborn of the dead, who was pierced as every eye shall see (Zec 12:10). For us, to honor Christ as King means to hold together in one thought the Son of Man amid the clouds and the Sovereign Lord upon the cross. To him be glory and power forever. Amen.
The children of the Religious Education Program (CCD) will not have classes on November 24 and 25, 2015 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!
Once again we will be having the Christmas Giving Tree. This year we will be helping children in the orphanage in Pawłówce, Poland, CYO, Anchor House, and Kids R First. Next weekend, November 21st & 22nd, 2015 there will be ornaments on the Christmas tree with items to be purchased. Please take one or more of the ornaments and return your gifts as soon as possible. All gifts must be returned by Sunday, December 13th, 2015. Thank You for your help and good hearts at this time of the year.
The Christmas Wafer/Opłatek commemorates a custom which is centuries old. Through the Wafer/Opłatek, we are reminded of the Holy Nativity. The Wafer/Opłatek is broken and shared with those gathered at the Christmas table. When each has a broken piece, PEACE is wished to all. The Wafers/Opłatki are available in the rectory during regular office hours and in the Sacristy after all Masses.
St. Hedwig Knights of Columbus Council #7244 will be selling Christmas Car Magnets for $5.00 each after all the Masses the weekend of November 28 & 29, 2015. Also, the Christmas Car Magnets will be available in the Sacristy. Thank you for all your support. Bóg zapłać.
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.
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.
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