Welcome to the first edition of St. Hedwig's weekly E-Newsletter!
We are living in an unprecedented time where, as a parish family, we are unable to gather together on Sundays and during the week. We are now under a shelter in place order and are practicing social distancing. But that should not turn into social isolation!
As a parish staff, we have been trying to reach out to our parishioners to see how we can help them and how we can pray for them. In our phone calls, many parishioners have expressed interest in an e-newsletter. We discussed it and realized the time is ripe to start something like this.
For now, let us use this time at home as an opportunity to pray more, spend time with those we live with, listen to uplifting music, have conversations with family and friends on the phone, and maybe even dive into a good novel!
Please be assured of our prayers for you, and thank you for subscribing!
- St. Hedwig Clergy and Staff
Pray with Pope Francis
This week, let us join our Holy Father in prayer while "humanity trembles" in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. This pandemic has reached nearly every country of the world.
On Friday, Pope Francis delivered his Urbi et Orbi address.
This is an address given on solemn occasions "to the city of Rome and to the world."
He delivered his address to an empty St. Peter's Square, usually filled with pilgrims, and he prayed especially for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"In the midst of isolation when we are suffering from a lack of tenderness and chances to meet up, and we experience the loss of so many things," he said, "let us once again listen to the proclamation that saves us: He is risen and is living by our side."
Let us also pray for our fellow parishioners of St. Hedwig and their intentions. We are posting parishioners' intentions on this page.
Public Masses Suspended:Until further notice, all public Masses in the Diocese of Orange have been suspended by Bishop Kevin Vann in response to the Coronavirus.
Parish Office Closed: The Parish Office at St. Hedwig is also closed indefinitely. You can still reach us by phone (562-296-9000) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We Want to Help: Do you need help with something during this time? Running low on toilet paper? Need more vegetables but can't get out of the house? We got your back! Get in touch with us and we'll do what we can to get you what you need.
Follow Us on YouTube: Fr. Chris has now posted recordings of two Sunday Masses on YouTube. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and then click the bell to get notified when new videos are uploaded.
More Resources on Our Website: The most up-to-date list of events cancelled (and not cancelled!) can be found on our parish website. We also list spiritual and secular resources, and a schedule of Masses broadcast online.
How to Continue Donating: Please consider continuing to donate during this time of economic fluidity. We rely on them to continue providing programs and services to our community. You can mail your donations to us, or sign up for online giving. It's easy and secure!