From the Pastor's Desk

Weekly thoughts and announcements from our Pastor, Fr. Tom Lewandowski.

Celebrating Holy Week

The Season of Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday.  Plan on making this the holiest and most spiritual week of the year by participating in our Holy Week celebrations.

  • Holy Thursday:   we will begin at 7:00 pm in Holy Name Church.  There will be a coin offering for the poor and the needy.  Procession: We will have our annual outdoor procession up to St. Hedwig Church.  Bring a candle in an upside down plastic bottle to carryin our prayerful candlelight procession.  Parents should provide safety lights or battery operated candles for the children to carry instead of candles. For those who have trouble walking, meet us up at St. Hedwig for the closing ceremony.  This ceremony is a great teachable moment for children. St. Hedwig Church will remain open one half hour after the ceremony.
  • Good Friday: Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross and Communion will begin at 12:00 noon in Holy Name Church.  The collection will be for the Holy Land.  Good Friday is a day of fast & abstinence.
  • Blessing of Easter Foods:  will take place on Saturday, 12 noon – Holy Name Church.
  • Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil:  5:00 pm [HN] Church, Easter Sunday:  8:30 am [SJ] Church, 11:30 am [HN] Church.  The Easter Candle and New Water will be blessed at the 8:30 am Mass also.