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ST. BENEDICT, RIDGELY           
www.beparish.com
ST. ELIZABETH, DENTON
JANUARY 13
& 14, 2018
SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
A WORD FROM  YOUR  PASTOR
MASS SCHEDULE  & INTENTIONS   

CEMETERY  NEWS
PLEASE  REMOVE  CHRISTMAS  DECORATIONS  

If  you  placed  Christmas  decorations  on  your  loved  ones  grave  at  Holy  Cross
Cemetery  in  Greensboro,  we kindly ask that you remove them by the end of this
month.    In  early  February,  members  of  our  Cemetery  Committee will remove any
decorations

LIFE  IN THE  PARISH  FAMILY
Sunday, January 14

Saturday, January 13
9:00 a.m. FLC Chapel

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

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·

2nd
Religious   Ed./RCIA   Classes   –
a.m.

Collection  –
Building  & Maintenance  

Today we celebrate the second Sunday in Ordinary Time.   We
contemplated  last week these words, "What are you looking  
for?" (Jn 1).  Each one of us searches for what fulfills
and as Christians  we know it is only Christ who can satisfy our
needs. today we hear the profound words in the first reading

Benedictine Oblate Mass
4:30 –

9:45-10:50
5:10 p.m.
St. Elizabeth
our lives,

CONFESSIONS
5:30 p.m. St. Elizabeth

that remain.   Thank  you.  
·

Hospitality  provided  by  Ladies’  Sodality  –
9:30a.m.  –

Parish Hall  

CHRISTIAN  FORMATION
ATTENTION    CONFIRMATION    CANDIDATES

preparing   for   Confirmation   have   not   yet   turned   in   their
information.
mduggan@beparish.com
Service  Commitment  Forms  are  due on January 21st
to give your Service Presentation  that day as well.

Anne Musachio
SECOND  SUNDAY  IN ORDINARY  TIME

·

Pasciak  Baptism  –
Tuesday, January 16

9:45a.m.  –
SB Church
~     Some    of    our   10th
graders

regarding Samuel.  We learn
LORD  was with him,
effect.”(1 Sam.  3:19).

that, “Samuel  grew up, and the
not permitting  any word of his to be without

Confirmation   name
Please     send     an     email     to     Maureen     Duggan-Cassidy     at

·

Springfest  Meeting  -
FLC Office

6:30  p.m.  –
Pastor’s

Sunday, January 14
7:15 a.m. St. Benedict

with  that  information
as  soon  as  possible.

Also,  your
and you should be prepared

·
·
Wednesday, January

Adult Bible Study –
Sodality Meeting  –

7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. -

RR
Hall

Joan Folderauer
8:30

Samuel grew up and was able to sleep in the presence of the Lord in the Temple.  You
can  say  we  are  a  product  of  our  environment  and  as  such  Samuel  was  able  to be

a.m.
St. Benedict

17
Knights  of  Columbus  Meeting  –

Clarence  “Kibby” Kibler
11:15 a.m.

PARISH  AND  FAMILY LIFE

surrounded  by  the  Word  of  God  which  the  Jewish  people  called  the  LAW.
environment, Samuel was abled by his surrounding to become what he was truly called
to be, thus God’s words had total effect and what Samuel said and did had
It  was  the  text  of  sacred  scripture  that  nourished  the  lives  of  the  faithful.    The
environment surrounding the Temple was a place that dealt with providing for the needs
of  worship  and  honoring  God.    The  beauty  in  this  story  is  that  when  one  person is
surrounded  by  what  is  of God one becomes most capable for
give God honor and glory.

In  his
·
7:30 p.m. -

St. Elizabeth
People  of the Parish

WE REMEMBER   +  WE CELEBRATE   +  WE BELIEVE
CELEBRATING  A  BIRTHDAY  SOON:    
Philomena  Cirillo
15), Al
(1-19), Michelle Rogers
Dent

Hall
Thursday, January 18

(1-15),  Debora  Winn
(1-18), John Beatty

(1-
great value.

Tuesday, January 16
9:00a.m. FLC Chapel

McCullough
(1-18), Michelle Wurtz

(1-19), Chris
Gunther

Powell
(1-21), Joan

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·

Adult Bible Study
Youth  Ministry  Self  Defense  Class  –

9:30a.m.  –
RR

(1-19), Audrey Schirmer
(1-22), Antonio Hernandez-Castro  (1-22), Judy Klug (1-22)

(1-19), Skip
6:00-

Deceased Members  of
the Charles L. Knott Family

7:30 p.m. –
Friday, January 19

Hall
life’s
true
purpose –
to

Our  first  SPRINGFEST  2018  PLANNING  MEETING
January  16th
who  is  interested  in  joining  with  fellow  parishioners  to  help  plan  this fun parish
event is invited and encouraged to attend.  There are many types of jobs that need
doing and we can find something that fits your interests and availability.  Hope to

will  be  held  this  Tuesday,
at 6:30p.m. in the Pastor’s Office in the Family Life Center.  Anyone

March for Life –
Saturday, January 20

·
Washington  D.C.
Wednesday, January 17

9:00
Intentions  of Carol & Charles Roller

a.m. St. Elizabeth

“What are you looking for?” (Jn 1).  As Christians we should respond, “We have found
the Messiah:

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Night   to   Shine   Prom   Dress   Shopping   –

11:00 a.m.-3:00  p.m. -
Sunday, January 21

Hall
Jesus Christ, who brings us truth and grace.”
(Jn 1: 41, 17b)
Thursday, January 18
see you there!  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 28th.  

9:00 a.m. FLC Chapel
Clarence  “Kibby”

Let the Word who is Jesus the Christ
have effect in our lives.
·

2nd
Catholic  Communications
Confessions  after  8:30  a.m.  Mass  at  St.
Benedict Church

Collection    –
Catholic    University    &
Kibler

YOUTH  MINISTRY  NEWS  
Our   annual   Youth-Ministry   sponsored   Spaghetti
Dinner is set for Saturday, January 27th
the Parish Hall.  
Tickets are now on sale
$8   per   person   with   a   $30  Family  max.    Mark  your
calendar and make plans to attend.
donations   of   Italian-themed   items   for   our   giant  Italian
Basket  raffle.   Items such as sauces, noodles, cheeses,
pasta serving utensils, colanders, olive oil,
other  Italian-themed  item  will  be  appreciated.    You  may

Pax Christi,
Rev. John B. Gabage

·

Friday, January 19
9:00

from 5-8pm in
a.m. St. Elizabeth
at the cost of
·

Hospitality  provided  by  Ladies’  Sodality  –
9:30a.m.  –

John Wieja
PARISH  INCLEMENT  WEATHER  POLICY
Parish Hall  

With the season of winter upon us, please observe the following policies in the case of
inclement  weather.  

We are also seeking

Saturday, January 20
4:30 –

·

Religious     Ed./RCIA     Classes     –
10:50a.m.  

9:45-
5:10
p.m.
St. Elizabeth

CONFESSIONS
5:30

DAILY MASSES  
If Caroline County Schools are delayed or closed, then DAILY MASS will be celebrated
at the Family Life Center CHAPEL in Ridgely.   Tune in to your local news station or log
onto www.wboc.com/category/50888/closings

·
Confirmation  Class –
10:45a.m.  
etc… and any
p.m. St. Elizabeth

Joseph Dombroski
SUNDAY  IN ORDINARY  TIME

REMEMBERING  IN PRAYER  THIS WEEK…
Alex Wood
Kathie Cowell
Jane Cade
Joan Mollick

drop  off  donations  at  the  Parish  Office  or  place  them  in  a  bag  marked  “Youth
Ministry Donation” and leave them at the entrance of either church.  This event is
always well attended and supported by our parish.  Thanks to all of you for your
past and future support!  

for information  about school closings.  

Patricia Brady
Peggy Brittingham
Ralph Downs, Sr.
Barbara Jean Motter

THIRD

WEEKEND  MASSES  / RELIGIOUS  EDUCATION   CLASSES  
If you have any question about whether weekend liturgies
will be held due to inclement weather, call the Parish Office at 410-634-2253 and listen
to  the  voice  mail  message  or  log  onto  the  parish  website  (www.beparish.com)  for
information.    If  possible,  we  will  send  a  global e-mail to all parishioners with pertinent
information  regarding the cancellation  of liturgies or religious  education classes.  

Sunday, January 21
7:15

or religious education classes
a.m. St. Benedict
Mary Usilton

Terry Franz
Tom Moran
Arcy Passwaters
Kathleen Green

Charmaine Sullivan
John Bornhoeft
Patricia McWilliams
Marci Ritter

YOUNG  ADULT MINISTRY  
8:30

a.m.
People  of the Parish

St. Benedict
THEOLOGY  ON TAP

New Caroline County Chapter starting soon!  
Are  you  interested  in  learning  more  about  the  Catholic
faith?  Theology  on  Tap  of  Caroline County invites young
adults (and those young at heart) to come for good food,
good  drinks  and meaningful conversation. Join us

11:15
a.m.
St. Elizabeth

Joe Ernest
Julia Seiler

Jeanne Dombroski
Ron & Ann Blazejak

Robert Bennett
TABERNACLE  LIGHT INTENTIONS

PARISH  MEETINGS  & EVENTS     
Decisions  about  parish  meetings  and  events  will  be  made  on  a  case  by  case  basis
dependent on weather and road conditions.  Again, if possible, we will send a global e-
mail  to  all  parishioners  with  pertinent  information  regarding  the  cancellation  of  parish
meetings  and events.  

as we
JANUARY 6 –
JANUARY 19

To  my  dear brothers and sisters in Christ at St.
Benedict/St.

dive deeper into our faith and listen to speakers who are
prepared  to  discuss  important  topics
the  world  today.  Theology  on  Tap  is for those who are
searching  for  their  faith  as  well  as  those  who  already
have  a  strong  foundation.

Elizabeth  Church,

St. Elizabeth Church:  
__________________________

that are relevant
to

We  are  overwhelmed
with  gratefulness  and
gratitude
generosity,     kindness
and   care  which  you
gave   to   me  and  my
family  at  this  time  of

IF   I   MISS   MASS   DUE   TO   INCLEMENT   WEATHER   DO   I   NEED   TO   GO   TO
CONFESSION?  

No.  Missing mass (not meeting your Sunday obligation) due to inclement weather is not

St. Benedict Church:
__________________________

Our  main  goal  is  to  offer  a
for
the

casual  and  fun  setting  for  young  adults  to  meet  new
people and explore their faith in a straightforward way. We welcome all
and  non-practicing  Catholics  –
starts at 6:30 pm with 30
7-8pm.    Meetings  will  be  held  the  4th
January 24,2018 at Cohee’s 404 Restaurant and Lounge : 26171 Shore Hwy.
Denton.

Caitlin  Daly: email:  caitlinjeandaly@gmail.com
Emily  Powell: email:  emp11689@outlook.com

a sin as the circumstances related to your missing mass are beyond your control.  You
are not deliberately choosing not to go to mass because you are too lazy or simply don’t
feel like  it.

practicing
The  evening

there  is  always  room  at  the  table!
minutes of social time followed by a talk/ discussion from

THANK  YOU  FOR  YOUR  GIFT OF
STEWARDSHIP  BACK  TO THE  LORD  

Wednesday  of  the  month starting

Weekend of January 6/7,
Envelopes
Loose
TOTAL OFFERTORY
Weekly Budget
Deficit

2018
$
$
$

99+ EFFECTIVE WAYS TO EVANGELIZE

loss.      You   are   the
definition  of  Church.    We  will  never  forget and
hope  to  follow  in  your  lead.  
always.

4,052.00

#46
#47

Volunteer at a soup kitchen, nursing home
Go on a retreat and take time to grow in your faith.  

or a local jail.  
For more information,  please contact:

677.63
4,729.63

God  Bless
you


#48–

/cell: 571-765-0450
/ cell: 410-829-4201

Place religious statuary in your yard.  

$
($

5,100.00

With love ~
Kathleen  Fox & Family  

(Below Budget)    

370.37)
287.00

AROUND  THE  DIOCESE/COMMUNITY
SAINTS  PETER  & PAUL CAR RAFFLE  TICKETS  ON SALE  NOW

Take a chance to win a new car and support Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School at
the  same  time!    For
chance  to  win  a  2018  Ford  Mustang  (vehicle  donated  by  Dave  & Peggy Wilson
and  the  Preston  Automotive  Group).   Contact Marie Freeman at the Parish Office
to  obtain  tickets.    The  drawing  will  be held on April 14, 2018 at the Sabre Spirit
Celebration.   Need  not be present to win.    

PILGRIMAGE to Greece with Fr. Mike Gallagher. Walk in the footsteps of St. Paul in
Athens,  Corinth  and  Ephesus.  Sail  the  Aegean  Sea  with stops in Crete, Mykonos and
Santorini.  as  well  as  visit  Mary's  final  home.  Dates:  October  22-30,  2018.  For  more
information,
www.syversentouring.com/gallagher.  Caroline  will offer a discount of $200.00 to those
who register by March. I do hope you will be with us.

Poor Box
2017 TAX LETTERS  

$  
the  cost  of  $10/
ticket  or  $50 for 6 tickets, you can take a
call
Caroline
at
1-800-334-5425
or
go
to

If you use offertory envelopes and would like
to receive a statement of your 2017 Offertory
contributions    for    tax    purposes,    please
contact  Marie  Freeman  to  request  a  copy:

410-634-2253  or
mfreeman@beparish.com.