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WELCOME TO SAINT HEDWIG CATHOLIC CHURCH 

Celebrating 132 years in the Bucktown Community and administered by the Congregation of the Resurrection  

REGISTER FOR MASS

To register to attend a Mass, please click on the link below to register for the day and time you would like to attend.  Please note that the main doors of the church will open 15 minutes prior to the start of Mass. 

Online Reservation for Masses, click here

Anyone who does not have access to this website can call the Parish Office at 773-486-1660 to register for a Sunday Mass.

Parishioners Reopening Guide for Mass - What to Expect  

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Executive Summary

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RENEW MY CHURCH

All those interested in attending go to www.renewmychurch.org/announcements and find the "Wicker Square Grouping" to sign up. Wicker Square is the first Grouping listed.

MAY MONTH OF MARY

SUNDAY REFLECTION

DARE TO GO TO THE FRINGES

 
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Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48
1 Jn 4:7-10
Jn 15:9-17

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DAILY REFLECTION (NEW AMERICAN BIBLE)

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MASS SCHEDULE

Weekdays:

8:00 AM - English
Saturday:
8:00 AM - English
Saturday Evening Vigil Mass:
5:00 PM - English 
Sunday:
8:00 AM - English 
9:30 AM - Polish 
11:00 AM - English 
1:00 PM - Spanish
 
For easy access to church locations and mass times across the country while you are traveling, click here.  
 

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

Monday through Saturday: 20 minutes before the 8:00 AM Mass and Saturdays at 4:30 PM

OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (or by appointment)
Closed for lunch: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Tel:  (773) 486-1660
Fax: (773) 486-1684
Parish Office Closed Until Further Notice

REFLECTION/Q&A

Is gossip a mortal sin?

To really ask this question, we must consider the Eighth Commandment: “You shall not bear false witness.”

In its reflections on this commandment, The Catechism of the Catholic Church invites us to not only think about what bearing “false witness” means, but to also consider how we understand the truth and how we communicate more broadly. This is why so much of this section of the Catechism has to do with the gift of language. With this in mind, we will notice that the word “gossip” isn’t used by the Catechism. Instead, we find the words “detraction” and “calumny,” which are actually two forms that gossip can take, and both can be quite serious.

First, detraction is the of revealing “another’s faults and failings to persons who did not know them,” without morally valid reasons. Calumny, by extension, is saying something about another person that is untrue, and it is sinful because it “harms the reputation of others and gives occasion for false judgements” (see no. 2477).

In all of our communication, we have to always recognize that we have a moral obligation to the truth and to always work to protect the reputation and honor of our neighbors (see no. 2479).

Gossip can, in fact, prove to be a very serious sin. After all, the Catechism reminds us: “No one is bound to reveal the truth to someone who does not have the right to know it” (no. 2489). When we have gossiped, especially if we are aware we have damaged another person’s good name or reputation, we want to make every effort to undo the damage we have done, including seeking the grace and forgiveness offered in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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