Divine Mercy Parish
Founded 2005
Saint Stanislaus Church Founded 1890
Church of the Holy Cross Founded 1891
Saints Peter and Paul Church Founded 1899
“O God, your mercy knows no bounds and the treasure of your
goodness is infinite…”
Prayer after the ‘Te Deum’ Hymn
Parish Office
233 Adeline Street, Trenton, New Jersey 08611
Phone 609-393-4826 ~ Fax 609-393-3538
Web Page
www.divinemercyoftrenton.org
Clergy
Very Rev. Dennis A. Apoldite, Pastor ~ Ext.101
Rev. Edward Kwoka, Parochial Vicar ~ Ext. 105
Rev. Thomas Kunnath, Parochial Vicar ~ Ext. 106
Rev. George Medina, Parochial Vicar ~ Ext. 102
Deacon John Grussler
Office Hours
Monday thru Friday 9:00am to 12:00 Noon
1:00pm to 3:00 pm
Staff
Mrs. Barbara Komendat
Administrative Assistant ~ Ext. 100
Mrs. Rosemarie Micharski
Coordinator of Religious Education ~ Ext. 108
Mr. Wilfredo Benitez
Director of Maintenance
609- 393-4826
Natalie Megules
Director of Music Ministry and Organist
6069-575-6484
Mr. Darek Blaszczyk, Polish Organist
609-356-9012
Mercy House Outreach Ministry
[email protected]
Holy Cross Center of Learning—609.882.4567
Mrs. Rose Anna Romanello, Coordinator
New Parishioners
Welcome to our Parish Community. Please register
at the Parish Office at your earliest convenience.
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Together we pray the Chaplet fifteen minutes prior
to each weekend Liturgy. Please be sure to join us.
VOCATION TO PRIESTHOOD?
Email: [email protected]
November 29, 2015
First Sunday of Advent
Weekend Schedule
Saturday Vigil 4:00 PM English
Sunday 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM English
12:00 PM Polish; 5:00 PM Spanish
Holy Days
Please see Mass Schedule
Daily Schedule
Monday through Friday 7:00 AM English
Friday evening 6:30 PM Polish; 7:30 PM Spanish
Sacraments
Reconciliation (Confessions)
Every Saturday from 3:30 to 3:50 PM, or by
appointment.
Spowiedź po Polsku
w każdy piątek od 6:00-6:20 PM
w każdą niedzielę od 11:30-11:50 AM
Sacramento de la Reconciliación
4:30 PM antes de las 5 PM Misa
(Spanish and English)
Baptism
First and third Sundays of each month during the
10:00 AM Mass or at 1:15 PM. A required
Baptismal
Preparation Session for parents is
held on the last Wednesday of each month at 7:00
PM in the parish Office, 233 Adeline Street.
Please contact the Parish Office to register.
Marriage
Arrangements should be made at least one year
prior to the marriage. Please contact the Parish
Priest.
Pastoral Care of the Sick ~ Anointing of The Sick
Please call the Parish Priest when serious illness
occurs or when the sick, aged, or incapacitated are
confined to home for an extended period.
Arrangements can be made to bring Communion to
those unable to get to church. After office hours and
on weekends, for an emergency sick call, please call
609-396-7254
First Eucharist ~First Reconciliation~
Confirmation
These Sacraments are administered to our
parishioners in connection with our Religious
Education Program.
Saturday, November 28
4:00 pm Ronald Brodowski req. Wife, Daughters &
Grandchildren
Sunday, November 29 First Sunday of Advent
8:30 am Michael Rogers req. Divine Mercy Rosary Altar
Society
10:00 am Doris Mitrosky req. Husband, Son & Family
12:00 pm God’s Blessings for Anna req. Maria B.
Bielowski
5:00 pm No Intention
Monday, November 30
7:00 am No Intention
Tuesday, December 1
7:00 am Lena Apoldite req. Catechists of Rel. Ed
Program
Wednesday, December 2
7:00 am No Intention
Thursday, December 3
7:00 am No Intention
Friday, December 4
7:00 am No Intention
6:30 pm Maria & Antoni Szczurek req. Grace Gruszka
7:30 pm No Intention
Saturday, December 5
4:00 pm Eileen Kostrzewa req. Husband, Tom
Sunday, December 6 Second Sunday of Advent
8:30 am For the Living & Deceased Members of the
Altar Rosary Society
10:00 am Maria Saganowski req. Children
12:00 pm Frank Prasak req. Wife, Children &
Grandchildren
5:00 pm No Intention
WEEKLY COLLECTION
The collection for the weekend of November 22 will
be in a later bulletin due to the early transmission of
the bulletin.
VOCATION DISCERNMENT GROUP
MEETING
A Vocation Discernment Group Meeting is a
wonderful opportunity to share how God is calling
us to serve in His Church. . You are invited to
share your journey with us in these discernment
group meetings. Our next meeting will be held on
November 29, 2015, at the parish of Corpus
Christi, 11 South Sunset Road, Willingboro, NJ
08046, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, hosted by, Rev.
Joseph Jakub.
The time will include prayer,
sharing discernment stories, Q and A and a light
meal. . Please register with Diocese of Trenton
Office of Vocations by calling 609-406-7449 or visit
[email protected]
PRAY FOR OUR SICK
Ismael Báez, Joseph Bezinski,
Margaret
Bliznawicz,
Josephine
Caraballo, Lillian
Caraballo, Richard Caraballo, Florence Cebula,
Rosa Choz, Tim Cicon, Mark Cicon, Fran
Costantini, Mary DeBono, David DeLeon, Sr., Delia
DeLeone, Al DelAversano, Shawn Kevin Dempsky,
Steven
Diefenbach, Linda Donovan, Helen
Falcone, William Friedman, Jr., Thomas Friedman,
Jennifer Fry,
Margaret Gadecki, Julia Gracioli,
Andy Graycar, Theresa Grover, Rose
Gruzlovic,
Catherine Hager, Amber Haux, Alexander and
Marianne Heyesey, Steven Hill, Fran Hrabchak,
Andrew Jacobs, Jean Janeczek, Arlene Jarzyk,
Lee W. Johnson, Richard A. Johnson, Carol
Kirkland, Ray Klama, Clara Krencicki,
Irene
Lipson, Kimberly Loffredo, Nicholas Loffredo, Anita
McIntyre, Rosemarie and Richard Malkin, Adam
Marut, Betty Marut, Genevieve Marvuglio, Patricia
Meisner, Nancy Mirabelli, Edward Moeller, Carol
Morris, Joanne Murphy, Lorraine Novatkowski,
Claire Pasierb, Barbara Pela, Ralph Pela, Andrew
Pitonyak, Margaret Pregg, Bill Rafferty, Nancy
Rafferty, David Remboske, John Rogers, Shelby
Rowe, William Scott, Stefania Sieminski, Mary
Silhan, Lottie Skwirut, Claire Sorce, Rita Szuter,
Stephanie Szuter, Beatrice Tylutki, Lynde Ugoretz,
Cathy Weber, Patrick Weber, Nicholas Wiener,
Helen Wnuk, Lucjan Wolinski, Larry Wooton, Mary
Ann Zaburski, Brother Robert Ziobro, Jonathan
Zdybel, Carol Zelak and those listed in the Prayer
Intention Book.
PRAY FOR OUR DECEASED
Jane Richart, Lena Apoldite, Michael Rogers, Ann
Peterman,John Seremeta,Jason Capinski, Freda
Jaruszewski, Romaine Gabauer,Ronald Kowalik,
Eleanor Krulewicz, Stella Smieszek, James Kishler,
June O’Connell, Marge Malczan, Richard Liedtka,
Robert S. Boardman, Walter Glazewski, Helen
Nealon, Anita Adamczyk, Grace Brown.
PRAY FOR OUR MILITARY
Please pray for our servicemen and women who
are in the Military and serving in the United States
or in the Middle East. May the Lord keep them safe
and may they return home soon.
OUR PRAYER NETWORK
Dolores can be reached at 609.499.3979. She is
available for all requests that will be lifted in prayer
by members on the prayer line.
PREPARE THE WAY OF THE
LORD
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
BLESSING THE ADVENT WREATH
The winter months are here. The days are
getting shorter and the nights are getting
longer. We need the light of Jesus to fill us with
his warmth, love and joy. And so we gather
around this wreath in preparation, anticipation
and hope in his coming as God-Man.
Light one purple candle.
O Lord, you watch over us through darkness
and light, and through each season of the
heart. We praise you and thank you for your
watchfulness. By the light of this wreath, we
shall wait in patience for your Son. We are
confident that he will give comfort to our
sorrows and bring hope to our world. May
praise and glory always be on our lips now and
forever. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!
HOLY NAME SOCIETY NEWS
The Holy Name Society will hold its last
monthly Business meeting of 2015 at Villa
Mannino’s Ristorante on Friday, December 11,
2015 at 7:00 pm The Business Meeting will be
followed by a buffet dinner. All members are
invited to attend and discuss the Holy Name
activities for the coming year; partake in
fellowship with our friends; and enjoy a
delicious family style meal.
Members
attendance is free, but reservations are
required. Please contact Mike Onofri at 609298-8163 to make your reservation.
CHRISTMAS CAROL 2015
Our Annual Christmas Carol Festival 2015 will
be sponsored by Divine Mercy Parish on
December 13th at Saint Stanislaus Auditorium.
The main focus of this Festival is to welcome
fallen away Catholics back to the Faith through
Christmas carols and sharing of their own
Christmas Stories. Please consider bringing
some of your family, friends and neighbors to
share in the Christmas Joy.
FAITH IN OUR FUTURE
This weekend all the Diocese of Trenton
announces a process called “Faith in Our
Future.” Just as the diocesan endowment
campaign is aimed at strengthen financially our
ability to minister in years to come; which we
will hear about in the summer, “Faith in Our
Future” is an attempt to formulate a pastoral
plan for all our parishes and ministries within
our four-county diocese. This was the topic of
the recent convocations for our priests and
deacons. Bishop O’Connell will launch this
process this First Sunday of Advent. The
process will guide us in developing a plan that
will effectively meet the challenges of the
quickly changing demographics and trends that
are occurring in our diocese. These will
certainly have an impact on the life of the
Church in Mercer, Burlington, Monmouth and
Ocean Counties. We will be hearing a lot about
this process and encourage you to pray for its
success. More information will follow.
OPLATKI
Opłatki, the traditional Christmas Wafer, will be
available the first Sunday Advent, November
28th and 29th. A basket will be placed at the St.
Francis altar with the wafers. In thanksgiving
for your generosity to the parish over the past
year, please take one or two packages of
Opłatki. No donation is required but if you
would like to make a donation, please add it to
your regular Sunday envelope.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Monsignor Thomas Gervasio invites you to join
parishioners of Our Lady of Sorrows - St.
Anthony at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday,
December 7 and 8, for a two-day Advent "MiniRetreat." The Most Reverend Harry J. Flynn,
Archbishop Emeritus of Minneapolis-St. Paul,
will conduct the retreat at St. Anthony Church
(626 S Olden Ave, Hamilton) on Monday and
at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (3816 E State
St Ext, Hamilton) on Tuesday.
MILL HILL HOUSE TOUR
This year’s tour will take place from noon-5
p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2015. About
15-20 homes in the neighborhood will swing
open their doors and invite people to come in
from the cold. Our Church will be open for
tours as well.
ALTAR ROSARY SOCIETY
The Divine Mercy Altar Rosary Society will meet on Sunday, December 6th at the 8:30am Mass. The
rosary will be prayed before Mass. Following Mass a meeting will take place at the parish office. A
warm welcome is extended to anyone wishing to join the Alar Rosary Society -- come and see the
good that the Rosarians do for our parish community.
GIVING TREE
Once again, we will have our “Advent Giving Tree.” Please take an angel from the tree with a
particular “Christmas Wish.” All gifts must be under the tree by the weekend of December 19. Thank
you to Melissa Sullivan for crafting and donating our Christmas Angel ornaments. If you have any
family that you know are in need of help this Christmas Season, please call the office and let us
know. Many thanks for your continued generosity, as we begin this Holy Year of Mercy. We need
your help -- our guests in our weekly “Soup Kitchen” are in need of hats, gloves and scarves for the
winter season. Please place these gift items under the “Advent Giving Tree.”
BROADWAY IS CALLING!
Our Lady of Sorrows School has a surefire idea for a fun Christmas gift! We’re organizing a NYC
theatre trip to see Chicago. We have reserved Orchestra seats for the 2:30pm matinee on Saturday
January 9, $110.00 per person (for bus & show; $25 extra for optional lunch). Set in the city during
the roaring “jass hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in
Cook County Jail. Call Our Lady of Sorrows School with any questions 609-587-4140.
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