SAINT HEDWIG CATHOLIC CHURCH

Saint Hedwig Catholic Church

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WELCOME TO SAINT HEDWIG CATHOLIC CHURCH 

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

PLEASE JOIN US!

Dear friends and parishioners,

I just got word that someone has created an email address using my name.  The forged email address that they are using is [email protected]. The emails that are being sent are asking that the receiver purchase gift cards etc. These emails are not from me!!! DO NOT RESPOND TO THESE EMAILS. IF POSSIBLE BLOCK THESE EMAILS.  I apologize for any trouble that this may cause.  

Fr. Tom

REGISTRATION FOR MASS IS NOW OPEN

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. 

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

Online Reservation for Masses, click here

Parishioners Reopening Guide for Mass - What to Expect  English/Spanish/Polish

Executive Summary English/Spanish/Polish

SUNDAY REFLECTION

FEET IN TWO WORLDS

 
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Isaiah 45:1, 4-6
1 Thessalonians 1:1-5B
Matthew 22:15-21

Let nothing disturb you, 
Let nothing frighten you, 
All things are passing away: 
God never changes. 
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing; 
God alone suffices.

-- St. Teresa of Avila

ONLINE GIVING

DAILY REFLECTION (NEW AMERICAN BIBLE)

Daily readings         Audio

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

Why Does the Church Have Different Liturgical Cycles?

While most Catholics know that the Church Year is divided into various seasons (e.g. Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time, etc.), many are unaware that the one Church Year is not like the one that follows. While the main seasons and feasts are the same from year to year, the 3-year cycle for Sundays and the 2-year cycle for weekdays means that, as a general rule, the readings in the Lectionary that we hear at Mass will change from year to year, helping us to have a richer encounter with Sacred Scripture. Each new cycle begins with the beginning of the liturgical year, the First Sunday of Advent.

The reasoning behind this innovation is outlined in Sacrosanctum Concilium, the “Dogmatic Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy” of the Second Vatican Council: “The treasures of the bible are to be opened up more lavishly, so that richer fare may be provided for the faithful at the table of God's word. In this way a more representative portion of the holy scriptures will be read to the people in the course of a prescribed number of years” (no. 51). This was fully achieved in 1969 when the new cycles of readings were approved by Pope Saint Paul VI.

To learn more about the Liturgy of the Word within the Mass, visit: www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/the-mass/order-of-mass/liturgy-of-the-word/index.cfm

©LPi

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