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ST. BENEDICT, RIDGELY           
www.beparish.com
ST. ELIZABETH, DENTON
JANUARY 6 & 7, 2017
THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
A WORD FROM  YOUR  PASTOR
MASS SCHEDULE  & INTENTIONS   

CHRISTIAN  FORMATION
ATTENTION    CONFIRMATION    CANDIDATES

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

LIFE  IN THE  PARISH  FAMILY
Sunday, January 7

Saturday, January 6
~     Some    of    our   10th

graders
Confirmation   name

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Happy New Year!

First Saturday Mass
9:00A.M. FLC Chapel

their
Please     send     an     email     to     Maureen     Duggan-Cassidy     at

·

Knights    of    Columbus    sponsored   Super
Sunday Breakfast –
2nd

9:30 a.m.  -Hall
Solemnity  of Mary

John & Audrey McCarthy
4:30 –

with  that  information
as  soon  as  possible.

Also,  your
and you should be prepared

·
·

Collection  –

Today  we  celebrate the Epiphany.  While searching
for  Christ,  we  encounter  many  personalities.  
the Magi, we ought to pursue and persist for the end
view; it
one  who  saves  us  from  ourselves  receives  the
identifying  gifts  that are common to each one of us
because  of  His humanity that he bestows upon us.
He  is  Priest, Prophet, and King and each one of us
receives
dwells within each one of us because of our baptism
into Christ.

5:10 p.m.
St. Elizabeth

Religious   Ed./RCIA  Classes
a.m.

10:15-10:50
Like

CONFESSIONS
5:30 p.m. St. Elizabeth

is truly worth beholding.  The Christ child, the
·

Confirmation
Grade Classroom

Class
10:45   a.m.
10ht
PARISH  AND  FAMILY LIFE

Lucille Sellman  
EPIPHANY  OF THE  LORD

WE REMEMBER   +  WE CELEBRATE   +  WE BELIEVE
CELEBRATING  A  BIRTHDAY  SOON:    
Jordan  Lane
Troy   Livingstone
Kates
Kibler

·

Youth  Ministry  Gathering  and  Trip  to  His
Hope   Haven   Shelter   –

(1-7),  Anthony  Daly
(1-10),  Frances

(1-8),
please   meet   at

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

(1-10),   Bill
Malasky

Daly
(1-13),  Jim

(1-11),  Marguerite
Flohr

Parish Hall  at 5pm
Monday, January 8

(1-11),  Pam  McElwee
(1-13), Abby Spiering

(1-12),  Angie
(1-13), Mary Straley (1-13)

Dennis
(1-13), Janet
these
dignities
as we pursue the God that

People  of the Parish
8:30

·
Knights
of
Columbus

1st
Hall

Degree
a.m.
St. Benedict

Exemplification  –
Tuesday, January 9

7:30 p.m.
-

Arnold Taylor
11:15 a.m.

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
see you there!  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 28th.  

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

St. Elizabeth
Ted Selby, Jr.

The Magi travelled from afar; they came from another culture, another way of life.  They
were immediately changed by what they witnessed –
ourselves? Does the gift of Christmas  make a profound difference in our very lives?

·

Adult  Bible  Study  –
Room  

7pm  –
FLC  Resource
can we say the same thing about

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

Sodality Meeting  –
Wednesday, January

·
7:00 p.m. -
Hall

10
Finance Council  Meeting  –
Youth  Ministry  Team  Meeting  –

Let  us  witness for God and let Him know of our gratitude for raising us up out of the
poverty of this world into the richness of His world –
within His Church.

COMMUNION   SERVICE
Wednesday, January 10

·
·

1:00 p.m. –

RR
6:30 p.m. –

a heavenly existence, Godliness

YOUTH  MINISTRY  NEWS  
This Sunday, January 7th, youth ministry members will meet at the hall at
5pm (instead of 6pm) to prepare dinner for the guests at His Hope Haven.

will leave the hall around 6pm to take dinner to His Hope Haven.
needs
permission  slip  or  parents  may  come  along  and  transport  their  own  children.
Parents, please come into the Parish Hall when you bring your children so you can
complete  this  brief  form.
Haven at 409 Aldersgate Dr., Denton,  MD

8th
Parish   Leadership   Night   –

Grade Classroom

9:00
Intentions  of the Waters Family

a.m. St. Elizabeth
We
·
7:00   p.m.   -

The  cold  weather  has  caused  us  to  bundle  up  this  weekend.  Our  paths  have  been
shoveled  and  the snow glistens on either side of the walkways making travel at times
blinding  because  of  the  reflection of the Sun on the snow.  May we bundle the many
blessings  found in God’s grace and let Him warm us, so we can see more clearly His
desire for us in our lives.

Any youth who
transportation   between   the   hall   and   the   shelter   will   need   a   signed

GR/FLC
Thursday, January 11

Thursday, January 11
9:00 a.m. FLC Chapel

·
·

Adult Bible Study
9:30a.m.  –

RR
3:00 p.m.

Eileen  M. Doherty
Friday, January 12

Mass at Homestead  Manor –
Saturday, January 13

Please  pick up your children at 7:45p.m.
from His Hope

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YOUNG  ADULT MINISTRY  

·
Benedictine  Oblates  Gathering  –
9:30  a.m.-

9:00
Intentions  of the Remaniak  Family

a.m. St. Elizabeth

Pax Christi,
Rev. John B. Gabage

1:00 p.m. –
Sunday, January 14

Chapel  & Hall
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
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.

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

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

·
·

2nd
Religious     Ed./RCIA     Classes     –

Collection  –
Building  & Maintenance  
9:40-

Benedictine Oblate Mass
4:30 –

10:50a.m.  
Hospitality  provided  by  Ladies’

5:10
p.m.
St. Elizabeth
as we
·
Sodality  –

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

CONFESSIONS
5:30

9:30a.m.  –
Parish Hall  
p.m. St. Elizabeth
that are relevant
to
·

Pasciak  Baptism  –
REMEMBERING  IN PRAYER  THIS WEEK…

9:45a.m.  –
SB Church

Anne Musachio
SECOND  SUNDAY  IN ORDINARY  TIME

for information  about school closings.  

WEEKEND  MASSES  / RELIGIOUS  EDUCATION   CLASSES  
If you have any question about whether weekend liturgies or religious education classes
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.  

Alex Wood
Kathie Cowell

Patricia Brady
Peggy Brittingham

Our  main  goal  is  to  offer  a

Sunday, January
7:15

14
a.m. St. Benedict

casual  and  fun  setting  for  young  adults  to  meet  new
people and explore their faith in a straightforward way. We welcome all practicing
and  non-practicing  Catholics  –
gathering  will  be
The  evening  starts  at  6:30  pm  with 30
discussion from 7-8pm.  

Jane Cade
Joan Mollick
Terry Franz

Ralph Downs, Sr.
Barbara Jean Motter
Charmaine Sullivan

Joan Folderauer
8:30

there  is  always  room  at  the  table!
held  on  Wednesday,  January  24th

This  month’s
404  Restaurant.  

a.m.
St. Benedict

at  Cohee’s
minutes of social time followed by a talk/

Clarence  “Kibby” Kibler
11:15

Tom Moran
Arcy Passwaters
Kathleen Green

John Bornhoeft
Patricia McWilliams
Marci Ritter

a.m.
St. Elizabeth

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.  

People  of the Parish
TABERNACLE  LIGHT INTENTIONS

Joe Ernest
Ron & Ann Blazejak

Jeanne Dombroski

AROUND  THE  DIOCESE/COMMUNITY
ALL   LOSSES   GRIEF   SUPPORT   GROUP   ~   
Every   Wednesday   for   8  weeks
beginning  on  January  10th
at  Compass  Regional  Hospice,  255  Comet  Drive,  Centreville  MD.    For individuals,
18  and  older,  who  have  experienced  any  type of loss.  You are encouraged to
bring  a  lunch.    $25  enrollment  fee.    For  more  information  or  to  register,  please
contact Ann O’Connor  at 443-262-4124.   

JANUARY 6 –
JANUARY 19
from Noon –
1:30p.m. at The Hope and Healing Center

St. Elizabeth Church:  
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VOCATION  REFLECTIONS  
The   Epiphany   celebrates   the   glory   of   God
shining  through  to  humanity  in  the  person  of
Jesus   Christ.      Each   day,
religious brothers, deacons and priests use their
time  and  energies  to  help  us  see  the  glory  of
God  in  the  world  around  us.    This  week, pray
that  God  bless  our Diocese with an increase in
priestly and religious vocations.  And if you think
God  might  be  calling  you to serve in a religious
vocation,   please   call   or   write   Father   Norm
Carroll,    Diocesan    Director    of    Priestly    and
Religious
vocations@cdow.org).      Be   sure   to   visit
website: www.cdow.org/vocations!

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
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.

St. Benedict Church:
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religious   sisters,

2018 NIGHT  TO SHINE  
St.  Christopher
for  the  2018  Night  to  Shine,  sponsored  by  the  Tim  Tebow  Foundation.  Night  to
Shine  is  an  unforgettable  prom  night  experience,  centered  on  God’s  love,  for
people  with  special  needs,  ages 14 and older. The event will take place at more
than  500  churches  around  the  world  simultaneously  on  February  9,  2018.  For
more information, please visit www.stchristopherski.org/night-to-shine.  To Refer a
Guest
bbailey@stchristopherski.org.    

THANK  YOU  FOR  YOUR  GIFT OF
STEWARDSHIP  BACK  TO THE  LORD  

Church  in  Stevensville,  MD
is proud to be an official host church

Weekend of December 30/31,
Envelopes
Loose
TOTAL OFFERTORY
Weekly Budget
Deficit

2017
2,786.00

99+ EFFECTIVE WAYS TO EVANGELIZE

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Be a part of the Hospitality Committee in your parish.
Dress appropriately and with dignity.  As a Christian, you represent Christ, not the

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culture.
Subscribe to a Catholic newspaper, magazine or publication.  Stay abreast of what

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Vocations
(302-573-3113

or
our

or    to    volunteer,    please    contact    Bridgitte    at    410-643-6220    or

(Below Budget)    
Solemnity of Mary
Poor Box
2017 TAX LETTERS  

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is happening in the Church.  

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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  the  cost  of  $10/
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.    

Please pray for our diocesan seminarians:
Michael Preston
Brennan Ferris
John Enemuo

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.

Craig Kursinsky
Adam Bauer
James Gebhart

ticket  or  $50 for 6 tickets, you can take a

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

call
Caroline
at
1-800-334-5425
or
go
to
mfreeman@beparish.com.