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ST. BENEDICT, RIDGELY           
www.beparish.com
ST. ELIZABETH, DENTON
FEBRUARY 11
& 12, 2017
SIXTH
SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
A WORD FROM  YOUR  PASTOR…
MASS SCHEDULE  & INTENTIONS   

CHRISTIAN  FORMATION
ATTENTION  PARENTS  OF RELIGIOUS  ED.  STUDENTS:   

The  mid-year  reports  are  done  and  are  on  their  way  home  by  way  of  your
children.
children’s  catechists  or  place  in  the  box  marked “Mid-Year Reports” in the Great
Room  next to the monitor’s  desk!

LIFE  IN THE  PARISH  FAMILY
Sunday, February 12

Saturday, February 11
4:30 –

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
There are three things that each Christian is in pursuit of throughout their life: the
the  truth  and  the  beautiful.    In  reflecting  on  a  program  called Praying with the Pivotal
Players
, one discovers these explained beautifully and with balance for each person to
consider how the Church journeys in time as a steward of these realities.

5:10pm
St. BENEDICT
·

2nd  Collection  –
Missions

Blk  and  Ind. Missions/Home
good,

CONFESSIONS
5:30p.m. St. BENEDICT

Please  review  the  reports,  fill  in  the  back,  sign  and  return  to  your

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·

Marriage  Vow Renewal at Masses
Knights  of  Columbus  Hospitality  –

Joseph Dombroski

Thank  you!
PARISH  AND  FAMILY LIFE

9:30A.M.


Religious   Education/RCIA   Classes  –

Hall

Sunday, February 12
SIXTH  SUNDAY  IN ORDINARY  TIME

This week’s gospel permits us to consider the choices
we  make  are  found  in freedom.  This freedom is not
what many people understand.  Many people feel that
freedom  is  permission  to  do  what  you  would  like
without   worry   or   consequence.      Fortunately,   the

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9:40-
WE REMEMBER   +
WE CELEBRATE   +
WE BELIEVE

10:45 a.m.
Monday, February 13

7:15a.m. St. Benedict

Celebrating  A  Birthday  Soon:    Erica  Breeding
Blakely
Thorpe
Leaf
Leaf (3-8),

(3-2),  Alan  Dean
(3-4),

(3-2),  Robert
Gertrude Champagne
(3-4), Kenny
King
(3-4), Sherry Lyles
Brenda Stevens

(3-4), Clayton
(3-7),  Jessica

·

Knights     of    Columbus    1st
Exemplification    –

Degree    of
7:30    p.m.    –

8:30am St. Benedict
Deceased Members  of the

3-4),  E.T.  Dize
(3-7), Dan

(

(3-5),  Walt.  Cegelski
(3-7), Brian Spiering

(3-6),  Noreen  Flohr
(3-7), Rose Marie Wood

Hall
(if

definition  of  freedom  is  known  to the Church as that
which  is  in  being  with  God.    Freedom  permits  each
one  of  us  to  know God on
well  as  on  a  collective  level  –
see the benefit that is wrought through the Trinity and
through a lived community.  Freedom allows us to see
that we are not having to be consumed by the world
but    able    to   appreciate   its   magnificence   in   our
createdness.  

Nelson
Kelsey Rowe (3-8), Connor  Rowland (3-8), Chuck Sturm  (3-8).

(3-7), Carville

needed)
Tuesday, February 14

Charles L. Knott Family

11:15am
The People  of the Parish

St. Elizabeth
a more personal level as

Adult Bible Study –
Wednesday, February 15

·
7:00 p.m.
RR
one that allows us to

PARISH  COOKBOOK  MEETING  ~  We  will  be  compiling a new
parish  Cookbook  for  release  in  the  Spring  and we are looking
for  a  few  volunteers  to  help  with  the  process.    If  you  are
interested in getting involved with this project you are invited to
attend  a  meeting  on
the  Resource  Room  of  the  Family Life Center.  Computer skills
are helpful but not necessary.  

Tuesday, February 14

·
·

Staff Meeting  –
Knights  of  Columbus  Meeting  –

10:30 a.m. –
RR
9:00a.m. FLC Chapel
7:30 p.m. -

Agnes Peterson
Wednesday, February 15

Hall
Thursday, February 16

Wednesday,  February  22nd
at  6:30p.m. in

·
·

Adult Bible Study –
Confirmation  Retreat  Planning  –

9:30
a.m. –
RR

9:00a.m. St. Elizabeth
Intentions  of Diana  Garrapoli

There  is  a  level  of  mystery  that  is  being  expressed  in  this  Gospel  that  can  be
unfortunately overlooked by those who believe just in the good –

6:30  a.m.

by doing what is good
and sharing goodness.  It is important that we see in what others may deem unfortunate
and ugly –
as  unfortunate  and  perhaps even ugly. Look again at the Crucifix of Christ –
see suffering not for the sake of suffering but rather for the sake of redeeming humanity

looking  at the crucifix.

PARISH  LOGO  SHIRTS/SPIRIT  WEAR
The  Parish  &  Family  Life  Committee  will  be  available  after  all
masses this
Short-sleeved
well as polo shirts
name will be available for order.  The shirts are a peacock blue
color and a
are higher for 2XL & 3XL sizes of all styles).  Be sure to stop
and  take  a  look  at  the  samples  and  order
members of your family.
or dropped off to the Parish Office or can be placed in an envelope marked “Shirt
Orders”
ordered until payment  is received.  


Sunday, February 19

Parish  Office
Thursday, February 16
what we can derive as good and beautiful.  The act of suffering is often seen
weekend to display some new parish Spirit Wear!  
9:00a.m. FLC Chapel

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·
·

2nd Collection  –
Confessions
Marriage  Vow Renewal at Masses
Knights  of  Columbus  Hospitality  –

Poor Box
9:30 a.m. -

Offering
here we
t-shirts ($10)

and long-sleeved t-shirts
emblazoned with our parish logo and

($15)
as
Joyce Edge
St. Benedict
($20)

Friday, February 17
9:00a.m. St. Elizabeth

therefore suffering is not to be seen as anything less than good
and beautiful
when
9:30A.M.
variety of size options are available. (Note:  Prices


Religious   Education/RCIA

Hall
Margaret  Startt

The person who sees only with the eyes misses much of the beauty found in the world.  
It is important that we see with our heart for it is then that the senses are raised to a
higher realm and dignity and it is then and there that the human person can find himself
/ herself dwelling in the mystery of God in Christ.

·
Classes
9:40-

a  shirt
Completed order forms

or  two
along with payment

for  yourself  and  the

Saturday, February 18
4:30 –

10:45
Confirmation    Preparation    –

a.m.
can be mailed
5:10pm
St. Elizabeth
·
10:45-11:15

CONFESSIONS
5:30p.m. St. Elizabeth

a.m.
and  dropped  in  the  collection  basket  at  any  mass.    Shirts  will  not  be

The  challenge  for  each  one  of us is to Love in the Freedom God has given us.  That
freedom is founded solely in Christ.

Ernie  Spurio
Sunday, February 19

REMEMBERING  IN PRAYER  THIS WEEK…
Alex Wood
Fr. Larry Kozak
Fred Simms

Patricia Brady
FriedaJohnson
Naomi Mary Schmidt

SPRINGFEST  2017
event will have a Country/Western theme –
and will be held on  Saturday, May 20th.  It is sure to be another fun
and  exciting  evening!    The  Decorating/Set-Up  Committee  will  meet
on Wednesday, February 22nd

~  WESTERN  SPRING  FLING!

~  This  year’s
Western  Spring Fling –

“To let Christ in, we simply have to let him in, and since Christ is love, we let him in by
loving  in  his  name,  loving  the  difficult,  loving  the  unlovable,  loving  when  we  are
exhausted.  We let him in by touching when we would rather draw back, smiling when
misery tempts us to turn away, and giving when we think we have nothing left –
we would really like to just hold on to what we have.  But we can do this because it is
God, inexhaustible in love, who is at work in us”
Players, Word on Fire Catholic  Ministries.  Printed  in the United  States, 2016, page 11.).

SEVENTH

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

Jean Kern
Doris Sharp
Noreen Flohr
Marcie Barry

Philomena Carroll-Stendardo
Mike & Marie Smithmyer
Wayne Marquess
Marge Remaniak

Mike
8:30am St. Benedict

Mann
at 6:30p.m. in the Resource Room of
or when

the  Family  Life  Center
ideas for the event.
are encouraged to attend.  

to  start  discussing  and  planning  decorating
If you are interested in

People  of the Parish
11:15am

helping out or just learning more you
(Welborn, Amy, Praying with the Pivotal

Ted Selby
Jane Cade
Helen Vogt
Arnold Taylor

Jack Wheatley
Jackie Long
Coletta Miller
Kathleen Edwards

St. Elizabeth

Michael  Stone, Jr.
TABERNACLE  LIGHT INTENTIONS

YOUTH  MINISTRY  NEWS  
Bishop  Malooly  invites  youth  and  young  adults  from  all  parishes  and  schools  to
join  him  as  we  come  together for the eighth annual Pilgrimage on Saturday,
April  8,  2017
.  Young  people  from  across  the  diocese  will  carry  the  diocesan
pilgrimage   cross   through   the   streets   of   Wilmington   with   the   bishop   as   a
representation  of  Jesus’  entry  to  Jerusalem  and  his  journey  on  Good  Friday  to
Calvary.  The  day  begin at St. Elizabeth Parish
with   opening  prayer  and  a  concert  featuring  Cooper  Ray  at  10:30  am.  We
conclude  with  the  5pm  Mass  at  St.  Elizabeth,  Wilmington.  Don’t  miss  this  great
opportunity to wrap up your Lenten journey with hundreds of your peers. Cost for
the day is $15 per person or $45 max per family (bring your own lunch).
To  register,  visit:  https://www.cdowcym.org/forms/pilgrimage-registration-
2017/
. Registration  deadline  is April 2, 2017.

Be free to live in Christ and let Christ be free to live through you.
JANUARY 28
FEBRUARY 17

Kelsey Kaifer
Margaret Ann Torbert

Hayley & Noah Jolley

Pax Christi,
Rev. John B. Gabage

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

VOCATION REFLECTIONS
Paul  writes  to  the  Corinthians,  “we  speak  of

AROUND  THE  DIOCESE/COMMUNITY  
Don’t miss the 2nd
Annual Empty Bowls at Saint
Martin’s!
(809 S. Broom St., Wilmington, DE)

God’s  wisdom,  mysterious,  hidden,  which  God
predetermined  before  the  ages  for  our  glory.”  
This is a wisdom not of this age, and so who will
speak it today?  Will you speak God’s wisdom to
the   people   of   today   as   priest,   deacon   or
religious?    If  so,  “inquire  within”  and  contact
Father    Norm    Carroll,    Diocesan    Director    of
Priestly  and  Religious  Vocations  (302-573-3113,
vocations@cdow.org).
website: www.cdow.org/vocations!

THANK  YOU  FOR  YOUR  GIFT OF
STEWARDSHIP  BACK  TO THE  LORD  

Come out for an evening that will warm your heart and your tummy,

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

Weekend of February 4/5, 2017
Envelopes
Loose
TOTAL OFFERTORY
Weekly Budget
Surplus(Above

2017

$ 5,343.00
$
$

627.90
5,970.90
4,810.00

at Saint Martin’s  Thrift shop during the event.

$
$

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

Budget)    
1,160.90

SOCIAL CONCERNS  
A BIG  THANK  YOU  
to all parishioners who donated items  for the His Hope  Haven
Shelter.  Two large pick-up
the shelter last week and they were very grateful for the generous support of our
parish.  

Don’t  forget  to  visit  our

2nd
Building & Maintenance

Collection –

ANNULMENT  INFORMATION  NIGHTS
Monday, Feb. 13TH

truck loads of food and other items were dropped off at

$  1,246.26
$

at 7:00
p.m.: Annulment InformationNight

Church of the Holy Cross, 631 South State St., Dover, DE
Presented by Father Mark Mealey, O.S.F.S., diocesan Judicial Vicar.  Information on the
new norms, the annulment
be presented.  There is no cost, however, please call the Tribunal at
leave a voicemail  to reserve a space to ensure enough materials  are available.

Poor Box
2016

152.00

Have you been reading your Christmas book
from  the  parish,  Resisting  Happiness?

there   someone   else   you   know   –

Is
process and the various canonical grounds for marriage will

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

Visit the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift  Shop in Easton
behind Walmart)  to check out their large selection of items –
clothing to household goods to furniture to bikes.  Items  are very good quality at
reasonable prices.  All proceeds support the ministries  of the St. Vincent de Paul  
Society –
The shop is open Tuesdays from 1-4pm  and Saturdays from 9am-Noon.   

(29533 Canvasback Drive –

a   family
whom  you  think

302-573-3107 and
everything from

member,  friend  or  neighbor  –
might  benefit from reading the book, too?  If so,
feel free to stop by the Parish Office and pick up
another  copy  or  two  to share.  We have some
extras
evangelization  tools.  

Offertory

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend~ MARCH 24-26, 2017
The Worldwide Marriage  Encounter weekend is designed  to give married  couples the
opportunity to examine  their lives together.  A time to share their feelings, hopes,
disappointments,  joys and frustrations, and do so openly and honestly in a face-to-face,
heart-to-heart encounter with the one person they have chosen to live with for the rest of
their lives.  Call: 1-302-220-9833  or visit: wwme-delmar.org  Application Fee of $100
confirms your food and lodging.  

request a copy:
check out their website at www.svdpeastonmd.org
for all the details.  

410-634-2253
mfreeman@beparish.com.

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MARYLAND  CATHOLICS,  MEET LEGISLATORS
~

Feb. 15, 3-7:30 p.m
See the insert in today’s bulletin for all the details…

More information  and to register,
Carpool  will gather at St. Benedict Church to depart for event on 2/15 at 1:30p.m.

www.mdcathcon.org/lobbynight