Saint Hedwig Church Catholic Community , Trenton, NJ

Holy Sacraments

The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. The visible rites by which the sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each sacrament. They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions. (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1131)

Sacrament of Baptism

Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1213)

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.

Anointing 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

Conversion to Christ, the new birth of Baptism, the gift of the Holy Spirit and the Body and Blood of Christ received as food have made us "holy and without blemish," just as the Church herself, the Bride of Christ, is "holy and without blemish." Nevertheless the new life received in Christian initiation has not abolished the frailty and weakness of human nature, nor the inclination to sin that tradition calls concupiscence, which remains in the baptized such that with the help of the grace of Christ they may prove themselves in the struggle of Christian life. This is the struggle of conversion directed toward holiness and eternal life to which the Lord never ceases to call us. (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1426)

Every Saturday at 4:30 PM in church before 5:00 PM mass

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.