SAINT HEDWIG CATHOLIC CHURCH

Saint Hedwig Catholic Church

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ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO

Celebrating 131 years in the Bucktown Community and administered by the Congregation of the Resurrection

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Archdiocese Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this time, please see links below:

Daily Mass Readings

Watch Daily and Sunday Mass: https://radiotv.archchicago.org/television/broadcast-masses

Watch on tv: AT&T 562, Comcast 119, RCN 260, DirectTV 370, DISH 261 https://www.ewtn.com/tv/weekly-grid  

Listen on the radio: 930AM & 950AM https://relevantradio.com/faith/daily-mass-video/ 

Pope Francis' prayer to Mary during coronavirus pandemic

O Mary,
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus' pain, keeping your faith firm.
You know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.
Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

SUNDAY REFLECTION

GOD'S LOVING PLAN

For Sunday, April 5, 2020

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Isaiah 50:4-7
Philippians 2:6-11
Matthew 26:14—27:66 Or 27:11-54

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DAILY REFLECTION (NEW AMERICAN BIBLE)

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REFLECTION/Q&A

PALM SUNDAY

Palm Sunday is the final Sunday of Lent, the beginning of Holy Week, and commemorates the triumphant arrival of Christ in Jerusalem, days before he was crucified.

Palm Sunday is known as such because the faithful will often receive palm fronds which they use to participate in the reenactment of Christ's arrival in Jerusalem. In the Gospels, Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a young donkey, and to the lavish praise of the townspeople who threw clothes, or possibly palms or small branches, in front of him as a sign of homage. This was a customary practice for people of great respect.

Palm branches are widely recognized symbol of peace and victory, hence their preferred use on Palm Sunday.

The use of a donkey instead of a horse is highly symbolic, it represents the humble arrival of someone in peace, as opposed to arriving on a steed in war.

A week later, Christ would rise from the dead on the first Easter.

During Palm Sunday Mass, palms are distributed to parishioners who carry them in a ritual procession into church. The palms are blessed and many people will fashion them into small crosses or other items of personal devotion. These may be returned to the church, or kept for the year.

Because the palms are blessed, they may not be discarded as trash. Instead, they are appropriately gathered at the church and incinerated to create the ashes that will be used in the follow year's Ash Wednesday observance.

The colors of the Mass on Palm Sunday are red and white, symbolizing the redemption in blood that Christ paid for the world.

WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE

SUSPENDED

 
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

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