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ST. BENEDICT, RIDGELY           
www.beparish.com
ST. ELIZABETH, DENTON
JANUARY 28 & 29, 2017
FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
A WORD FROM  YOUR  PASTOR…
MASS SCHEDULE  & INTENTIONS   

CHRISTIAN  FORMATION
Have   you   been   reading   your   Christmas   book   from   the   parish,   Resisting
Happiness?    Is  there  someone  else  you  know  –
neighbor  –
free to stop by the Parish Office and pick up another copy or two to share.  We
have some extras and they would make  great evangelization  tools.  

LIFE  IN THE  PARISH  FAMILY
Sunday, January 29

Saturday, January 28
4:30 –

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
5:10pm
St. Elizabeth

a  family  member,  friend  or
whom  you  think  might benefit from reading the book, too?  If so, feel

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2nd Collection  –
Sodality Hospitality  -9:30a.m.  -

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Each  of  us is called to live with humility.  This virtue
allows  the  Spirit  of  Christ  to  permeate  our  being  in
profound  ways  and  gives  us  the  abilities  that  will
affect  others  in  ways perhaps unimaginable to us in
the present.

CONFESSIONS
5:30p.m. St. Elizabeth

Hall
Classes

·

Religious   Education/RCIA
10:45

9:40-

Beverly Sherman
Sunday, January 29

a.m.
·

Catholic  Schools Week begins
Tuesday, January 31

CEMETERY  INFORMATION
Just  a  reminder  that  if  you  placed  Christmas  decorations  on  your  loved  one’s
grave  at  either  St.  Elizabeth  Cemetery  or  Holy  Cross  Cemetery,  it  is  time  to
remove them.  Thank you for your assistance in this effort.  

FOURTH

SUNDAY  IN ORDINARY   TIME
7:15a.m. St. Benedict

Humility   allows   us   to  become  more  docile  to  the
promptings   of   the   Holy   Spirit   and   enables  us  to
entertain  the  will  of  God  with vigor.  Humility boasts
not  of  our  human  achievements  but  rather  glorifies
God  in  what  is  accomplished  in  and  through  each
human  being whether great or small.

·

Parish
Meeting  –

Council
Executive
Committee

6:30p.m.  –
Adult Bible Study –

Rectory
Linda Ernest

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7:00 p.m.
Sodality Meeting  –

RR

8:30am St. Benedict
The People  of the Parish

PARISH  AND  FAMILY LIFE

BVM Ladies’
Wednesday, February 1

7pm –
Hall  
WE REMEMBER   +
WE CELEBRATE   +
WE BELIEVE
11:15am

St. Elizabeth
Roy Tapper

Celebrating  A  Birthday  Soon:    Virginia  Peddicord (2-14), Emmy Brown (2-15),
Lynn
(2-16),  Camilla  Ann  DePasquale  (2-16),  Linda  Haney  (2-16)  Emma  Knott  (2-16),

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·

Staff Meeting  –
Knights  of  Columbus  Meeting  –

10:30a.m  –
RR  
Cegelski
(2-15),  Sharon  Dennis  (2-15),  Adrienne  Raga  (2-15),  James  Daly
7:30p.m.  –

Today  we  listen  to  the  Teacher,  Jesus  Christ  as  he  instructs us with the Beatitudes.  
These  instructions  raise  our  consciences  to  a  higher  moral standard and at the same
time  are  impossible  to  actuate  without  having  the  virtue  of humility and the theological
virtues of Faith,  Hope, and Charity.

Hall  
Thursday, February 2

Tuesday, January 31
9:00a.m. FLC Chapel

David   Remaniak   (2-16),   Michael   Murphy   (2-17),   Paul   Sutton   (2-17),   Kathryn
Belmonte  (2-17),  Paul  Daly  (2-18),  Olga  Hernandez  (2-18),  Tyler  Lough  (2-18),
Charles  Duld  (2-19),  Oliver  Frankowski  (2-19),  Connor  Corwin (2-20), John Lane
(2-20),   Nicolette  Peterson  (2-20),  Pat  Clegg  (2-21),  Ralph  Downs  (2-21),  Ida
Martin  (2-21)

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Adult Bible Study –
Mass  at  Homestead  Manor  Nursing  Home

9:30
a.m. –
RR

Bart Sherman
Wednesday, February 1

The  English  translation  for  the  Greek  term  that  we  hear  as  “Blessed”  can  also  be
translated  “Fortunate.”    Fortunate  is  the  person  who  acknowledges  their  place  in  the
world with
it is He who breathes life into our being and allows us to utilize His power (His interest
and ability to serve others).  


Friday, February 3

3pm  

9:00a.m. St. Elizabeth
Intentions  of the Daniels  Family  

humility –
knowing rightly that God is to be our focus in all our endeavors, and
·

First   Friday   Benediction   –
Mass –

after  9:30a.m.
VIVA LAS VEGAS!   ~ Valentine Dinner for Married & Engaged Couples
Thursday, February 2

SE Church
Homeschool  Group  Gathering  –

When:  
Where:  
What:  

Saturday, February 11th
Parish Hall  

@ 6:30p.m.
9:00a.m. FLC Chapel
·
10:30a.m.

Jacqueline  Jones
Friday, February 3


Saturday, February 4

Hall  

Appetizers, Dinner prepared by Sal’s of Denton,  
Desserts, Drinks,  Fun!!!  

The Beatitudes are a source of inspiration for an attitude that will enable more of God’s
work  to be accomplished in and through each one of us. Fortunate is the person who
knows through their lived humility that they are not less of a person but rather more of
one in Christ. We are consoled when we realize God is more in us and about us than we
possibly could ever imagine, and when each one of us lets God in we will exude more
joy.

·

Confessions   –
Office in Family  Life Center

8:00-8:45a.m.   –
Pastor’s
Cost:  
$40/couple  

9:00a.m. St. Elizabeth
Intentions  of the Micetich  Family  

Tickets  will  be  on  sale  after  all masses this weekend and next weekend
may contact the Parish Office to reserve a ticket.
join us.  

or you
·
First  Saturday  Mass  –
9am  –
Family  Life
Mark your calendar and plan to

Center Chapel  
Sunday, February 5

Saturday, February 4
FIRST  SATURDAY  MASS

SPRINGFEST 2017
week.  The theme for this year’s event, which will be held on  Saturday, May 20th,
is  shaping  up  to  be  a  fun  and  exciting  one!    We  always  receive  a lot of great
donations of gift certificates, items and theme baskets from our parishioners.  We
will  start  collecting  donations  in  the  coming  months.    Our  next  planning  meeting
will be held in February.  

~ Our first planning meeting for Springfest 2017
was held last

Fortunate  are  those  who  are  meek  for  they  place  not  their  inheritance  in  what  they
personally  can  do  but  rather  what  God  can  do  in  and  through  them  –
kingdom  of  God  at  hand  is  literally  possible  –
forsaken but eternally in His palm.

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2nd Collection  –
SUPER   SUNDAY   –
9:30a.m.  –

Building  & Maintenance  
9:00a.m.  FLC Chapel

to  have  the
hold  on  to  His  will and you will not be

___________________
4:30 –

Knights   Breakfast   –
Parish Hall  

5:10pm
St. Elizabeth

CONFESSIONS
5:30p.m. St. Elizabeth

·

Religious  Education/RCIA
10:45

Classes
10:10-

a.m.
Youth  Ministry  Gathering  –
Hall  

Fortunate are those who seek righteousness –
others. When one seeks, they travel toward their goal.  Seeking a relationship with God
that is proper will only benefit each person with others especially in ways that we may
not currently perceive.

to live in right relationship with God and
Jimmy  Blades
·
6-8pm  –
Parish

YOUTH  MINISTRY  NEWS  
Last weekend’s Youth Ministry-sponsored Spaghetti Dinner was a great success!!
Members  of  the Youth Ministry and their leaders would like to extend a big thank
you  to  all  those  who  helped  with  the  event  –
hosting  and  serving.    We  would  also  like  to  thank  the  BVM  Ladies’
providing  the  delicious  desserts  and  the  Knights of Columbus who assisted with
cooking.    Most  of  all,  we  thank  all  parishioners  who  purchased  tickets  and
attended in support of this event.

Sunday, February
FIFTH  SUNDAY  IN ORDINARY  TIME

5
REMEMBERING  IN PRAYER  THIS WEEK…

7:15a.m. St. Benedict
The

Fortunate are those who show mercy. A person who shows mercy is attaining the reality
of who God is in a proper relationship.  God meets us in the here and now and desires
us  to  realize  that  human  thought  is  not  usual  to  God’s  thoughts.  Justice  with  God  is
meeting out life with mercy.  When we pray “forgive us our trespasses as
those who trespass against us,” we are participating  in the mercy of God.

from  decorating  and  cooking,  to

Alex Wood
Fr. Larry Kozak
Fred Simms
Jean Kern

Patricia Brady
Frieda Johnson
Naomi Mary Schmidt
Philomena Carroll-Stendardo

People  of the Parish
Sodality for

8:30am St. Benedict
Julianne  “Judy”

McCauley  Irwin
St. Elizabeth

we forgive
11:15am

Doris Sharp
Noreen Flohr
Marcie Barry
Ted Selby

Mike & Marie Smithmyer
Wayne Marquess
Marge Remaniak
Jack Wheatley

James  Rouse
TABERNACLE  LIGHT INTENTIONS

The  sixth  beatitude  is  not  first  because  Jesus  knows  the  process  for  each  of us to
relinquish  our pride and to live within the Love of God. A clean heart is one
Peacemakers seek to establish what truly is within heaven –
ability to be there for the other and not seek a personal interest.  Fortunate is the person
who can come to understand this and be able to fulfill this in their life.

SODALITY  NEWS
The  Blessed  Virgin  Mother  Ladies’ Sodality will meet again this Tuesday, January
31st

with God.
the Shalom –

JANUARY 28
FEBRUARY 10
The Trinity’s
at 7:00p.m.  in the Parish  Hall.  

Jane Cade
Helen Vogt
Arnold Taylor
Roseanne Porter

Jackie Long
Coletta Miller
Kathleen Edwards

SB Church:  ________________________
SE Church: ________________________
FLC Chapel: _______________________

AROUND  THE  DIOCESE  AND  COMMUNITY
For more than 55 years, the mission of the Benedictine School in Ridgely,
MD (14299 Benedictine Lane) has
disabilities achieve their greatest potential.

than 200 children and adults with special education, vocational training, supported
employment  and  home  like  residential  living  options  on  our  main  campus  and  in
the  community.
and Respect for Person also serve as a driving force throughout the organization
and  directly  support  our  mission.  These  values  and  our  mission  will  continue  to
guide  us  and  assure  our  future  success  in  meeting  the  needs  of  children  and
adults  with  developmental  disabilities.  Does  this  resonate  with  you?  Visit
www.benschool.org
Benedictine.

Fortunate are those who can live as Christ did and not be burdened by the atrocities of
the  deadly  sins  but  rather  relinquish  oneself  to  the  ability  to  live  within  the  Peace  of
Christ and in the Love of God.  

been to help people with developmental

THANK  YOU  FOR  YOUR  GIFT OF
STEWARDSHIP  BACK  TO THE  LORD  

Today, Benedictine provides more

VOCATION  REFLECTIONS  
Today’s   second  reading  begins  with  St.  Paul
exhorting  the  Corinthians:  “Consider  your  own
calling,  brothers  and  sisters.”    What  steps  are
you  taking  to  discern  your  calling?   Concretely,
how  are  you  trying  to  listen  for  God’s  voice?  
Consider  your  own calling.  Call or write Father
Norm  Carroll,  Diocesan  Director  of  Priestly  and
Religious
vocations@cdow.org).      Be   sure   to   visit   our
website: www.cdow.org/vocations!

Weekend of January 21/22, 2017
Envelopes
Loose
TOTAL OFFERTORY
Weekly Budget
Deficit

Be as perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect in loving and make the world a better
place –

$ 3,363.00
$
$

Our  values of Dignity of Work, Compassionate Caring, Hospitality
heaven on earth.

764.00
4,127.00
4,810.00

Pax Christi,
Rev. John B. Gabage

$
($

(BelowBudget)    
Collection –

683.00)

LITURGY
CATHOLIC  SCHOOLS  WEEK  is January 29

In  celebration  of
attend Sts. Peter & Paul School in Easton, MD will be presenting the gifts
weekend,  January  28/29.
Paul Car Raffle after all masses.  For the cost of $10/
take a chance to win a 2017 Nissan Juke.

to  find  out  more  about  exciting  opportunities  with
Vocations
(302-573-3113
or

2nd
Catholic University & Comm.

through February 5.  
Catholic  Schools  Week,  St.  Benedict/St.  Elizabeth  Parish  youth  who

$   
510.00

at masses this
They  will  also be selling tickets for the annual Sts. Peter &

Don’t miss the 2nd
Come out for an evening that will warm your heart and your tummy,

Annual Empty Bowls at Saint Martin’s!
Poor Box
$
149.00
ticket or $50 for 6 tickets, you can

and help those in need!
When: Thursday, February 16th
Time:  5:30-7 pm
Price: $20 per ticket * Ticket prices includes bowl or mug with soup,
bread, and special shopping hours at Saint Martin’s  Thrift shop during
the event.

2017

2016
If you use offertory envelopes and would like
to receive a statement  of your 2016
contributions for tax purposes, please
contact Marie Freeman  to request a copy:

TAX LETTERS  

All  are  welcome  to  attend  a  TOWN  HALL  MEETING
Paul  School  Advisory  Board  on  Wednesday,  February  8,  2017,  6:30pm  in  the  School
Gymnasium  on  900  High  Street  Easton  Maryland.  Please  join  us  for an
Elementary  School  and  High  School,  meet  our  School  Advisory  Board  Members  and
hear the exciting plans and progress towards our new High School. Questions may be
submitted  in advance to advisoryboard@ssppeaston.org

sponsored by the SS. Peter and
Offertory
update on our

Reserve your place by calling Grace at 410.634.2537  Ext 104
Don’t miss this fun event to support Saint Martin’s Food Pantry

410-634-2253
mfreeman@beparish.com.

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