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WELCOME TO SAINT HEDWIG CHURCH 

Celebrating 133 years in the Bucktown Community and administered by the Congregation of the Resurrection  

Per the city of Chicago, masks are REQUIRED indoors for all clergy, staff, volunteers, and parishioners inside archdiocesan facilities, including Masses, liturgies and all activities/events within our parishes. Thank you for your cooperation!

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THANKSGIVING MASS

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
 
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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

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SUNDAY REFLECTION

WHAT MATTERS MOST 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2021

1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT 

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JER 33:14-16
1 Thes 3:12-4:2
Lk 21:25-28, 34-36
 
 

 

 

REFLECTION/Q&A

What’s the story behind the Advent wreath?

Each season in the liturgical calendar comes with its own local and regional rituals. During the Advent season, wreathes adorn church sanctuaries and family dining room tables. You may have said Advent wreath prayers in childhood or taken a turn lighting the candles. The Advent wreath is full of symbolism about Christ and his coming at Christmas. The wreath is made of evergreen boughs, reminding us that the life of grace doesn’t falter with the changing seasons. It always remains fresh and new. Similarly, a circular wreath reminds us of the eternal, never-ending nature of God’s love.

Candles remind us that Christ is the light of the world, the One who “shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” We use four candles to represent each week of Advent. Traditionally they come in the liturgical colors of the season. Purple has historically represented penance and sacrifice. We see the same color for the season of Lent. On the third Sunday of Advent, however, we light a rose color. The priest will wear rose vestments at Mass. This is Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete means “rejoice” in Latin. On the third Sunday of Advent, we’re roughly halfway through the season. The Church chooses the midpoint to remind us to celebrate in the midst of our anticipation! Whatever the color and whatever the day, the Advent wreath is a beautiful practice to focus our attention on Christ’s coming at Christmas.

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