NEW CDC GUIDELINES
As you may have heard the CDC recently came out and said people should start to wear masks again when inside in high-risk areas, despite your vaccination status.
Like many other communities, we pray daily for the end of the pandemic and the healing of those who are sick.
Please be advised that everyone who is not vaccinated is asked to wear a mask at Mass. Those who are vaccinated, are ENCOURAGED to wear one again at Mass as we do our best to keep all of us safe during this time.
As Catholics who cherish every human life, we urge anyone who has not been vaccinated to please do so for the safety of all. Approved vaccines are free and easily obtained. As Pope Francis has said, “I believe that morally everyone must take the vaccine. It is the moral choice because it is about your life but also the lives of others." As disciples of Jesus, who preached and lived kindness for our brothers and sisters, we can do no less.
RENEW MY CHURCH
St. Hedwig & St. John Berchmans Unification Team Interest
Parishioners, you are invited to be part of the exciting mission of forming our newly unified community through the Renew My Church process. Please consider donating your time and talent to: Liturgy, Mass schedules, Parish Organizations, and more.
Saint Hedwig is happy to introduce a new line of communication for our parish called “flocknote." Flocknote is an email and text messaging tool created by Catholics for Catholic parishes. St. Hedwig is using this system to help improve communication and awareness of important parish activities.
Please click here to register your email and cell phone number. Thank you for joining our flock!
8:00 AM - English
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Monday through Saturday: 20 minutes before the 8:00 AM Mass and Saturdays at 4:30 PM
CONGREGATION OF THE RESURRECTION
RAFFLE TICKET SALES FOR SUPPORT OF THE CONGREGATION OF THE RESURRECTION
Raffle tickets to support the Senior Priests and Brothers and their formation program are available in the Rectory Office. Tickets are $25 each or 6 for $100. The parish of the first-place winner will receive a $500 bonus.
The 24th Annual Gala will be on September 26th at Cafe La Cave. Seating will be limited this year. For dinner reservations email Brother Bill Halas at: [email protected]
What is a transitional deacon?
There are two types of deacons in the church. Both are members of the clergy. Both have the same liturgical role. Both have the service of the community as their primary work. One is called a permanent deacon, usually a married man ordained as a deacon with no intention of becoming a priest. They preach, baptize, witness marriages, conduct funeral services, and look after the needs of the poor. They also visit the sick and take Communion to them, although they cannot celebrate the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. They might also assist the pastor in his administrative duties. Permanent deacons are usually well known and respected in their communities and have roots there.
A transitional deacon is one who functions as a deacon for a period of time prior to ordination as a priest. His diaconate assignment serves as a kind of internship of ordained ministry. During his year or two as a deacon, he will learn the practical aspects of parish life, getting a firsthand look at the life of a priest. His work has a different focus than a permanent deacon in that he is looking forward to ordination as a priest.
- Rev. Tomasz Wojciechowski, C.R., Pastor
- Rev. Patrick Marshall, Associate Pastor
- Rev. Eugene Szarek, C.R., Resident Resurrectionist
- Rev. John Nowak, C.R., Resident Resurrectionist
- Deacon Daniel Cabrera, Deacon
- Deacon Kevin M. Kucik, Deacon
- Deacon Rodolfo Urquiza, Deacon
- Richard Martin, Business Manager
- Maryna Shutovich, Music Director
- Halina Pydych, Coordinator of Religious Education
- Isabel Patino, Administrative Assistant