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ST. BENEDICT, RIDGELY           
www.beparish.com
ST. ELIZABETH, DENTON
FEBRUARY 18 & 19, 2017
SEVENTH
SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
A WORD FROM  YOUR  PASTOR…
MASS SCHEDULE  & INTENTIONS   

CHRISTIAN  FORMATION
The  initial  class  for  First  Eucharist  preparation
February  23,  at  6:15pm  in  the  parish  hall.
your children bring their books.

LIFE  IN THE  PARISH  FAMILY
Sunday, February 19

Saturday, February 18
4:30 –

will  be  held  this  Thursday,
Second  grade  parents,  please  have

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

·
·

2nd Collection  –
Confessions –

Poor Box Offering
9:30 a.m. –

“The Lord is kind and merciful.”
of   God   help   us   to   peer   into   ourselves   and
acknowledge  how  well we are doing in imitating
Him whilst being in His image and likeness.  How
is it that He can be so kind and merciful and we
find it difficult when confronted by people that we
often  cannot  tolerate  or  give time to listen?  We
must  be  open  today  to
the words in the Book of Leviticus which
us not to bear hatred for our brothers and sisters
in  our  hearts
grudge  against  anyone.    We  should  love  our
neighbor as our self.

These attributes

CONFESSIONS
5:30p.m. St. Elizabeth

SB Church
·

Knights  of  Columbus  Hospitality  –

9:30a.m.

ATTENTION  RELIGIOUS  ED  PARENTS
your child(ren)’s mid-year report, please do so as soon as possible.
box  marked  “Mid-Year  Reports”  in the Great Room near the moderator’s
this purpose.
in  the  collection  basket  in  an  envelope  addressed  to  Maureen Duggan-Cassidy.
Thank  you!

If  you  have  not  signed  and  turned  in
Ernie  Spurio
Hall
There is a file
·

Religious   Education/RCIA   Classes  –
10:45 a.m.

9:40-

Sunday, February 19
SEVENTH  SUNDAY  IN ORDINARY  TIME

desk for
You may also drop them by the office, put them in the mail or drop

·
Confirmation    Preparation    –
10:45-11:15
7:15a.m. St. Benedict
the challenge offered by

a.m.
Tuesday, February 21

Mike  Mann
8:30am St. Benedict

instruct

LENTEN   ADULT FAITH  FORMATION  ~ Enrich your Lenten journey!  
All  Christians  are  called  to  holiness.  For  many,  the  challenge  is  how to become
holy.  In  his  series  “Untold  Blessing:  Three  Paths  to  Holiness,”  Bishop  Robert
Barron shares his profound insights with us. He presents three paths: “Finding the

·

Adult Bible Study –
Wednesday, February 22

7:00 p.m.
RR

People  of the Parish
11:15am

nor  to
take
revenge  or  cherish  a
St. Elizabeth
·

Springfest
Meeting  –

Set-up/Decorating     Committee
6:30 p.m. –

Michael  Stone,
Tuesday, February 21

Jr.
Hall

Center,”  “Knowing  You  are  a  Sinner”  and “Your Life is Not About You.” Join Fr.
Gabage  and  Deacon  Jopp  this  Lent  as we explore these paths to holiness as a
follow-up   to   our   parish’s   Christmas   gift:   Matthew   Kelly’s   book,   Resisting
Happiness.
holiness.
7-9pm in the Parish Hall

Parish Cookbook  Meeting  –
Thursday, February 23

·
6:30 p.m. -
RR

We  must  be  honest  with  ourselves  and  acknowledge  that  this  type  of  loving, though
perfect,  can  be  difficult  to  fulfill.    Loving  someone  for  the  sake  of  them  being  other
means that we must have no self-interest whilst loving them.  We are called to not deny
what we would not want denied for ourselves
always  outpouring,  reaching  out  to  build  up  the  other.  The  Trinity is a community
expresses this loving most perfectly.

9:00a.m. FLC Chapel

James
Wednesday, February 22

Rouse

·
·
Saturday, February 25

Adult Bible Study –
First Eucharist  Prep. –

9:30

a.m. –
6:15 p.m. –

RR

Discover  how,  in  the  end,  our  happiness  is  inextricably  linked  with
We will meet on Thursday, March 2nd

Hall
when loving the other.  God’s interest is

and Wednesday, March 29th
All parishioners are encouraged to attend.

from
that

9:00a.m. St. Elizabeth
Intentions  of Gabriel  Jayantha Kumar

·

Knights
Exemplification  –

of
Columbus

3rd
Easton, MD

Degree

9:00 a.m. –
10:00 a.m.-Noon.  -

PARISH  AND  FAMILY LIFE

How can we Love as God loves? Is it even possible to love as God loves?
Yes, sisters and brothers it is possible to love as God loves when we imitate the teacher

Thursday, February 23
WE REMEMBER   +
WE CELEBRATE   +
WE BELIEVE

Private Event  –
Sunday, February 26

·
Hall
9:00a.m. FLC Chapel

Celebrating  A  Birthday  Soon:    Stacy  Walstrum
Natalie  Brown
League
Virginia

(3-9),  Patrick  Bartlett
(3-10),  Bridget  Pennington

(3-10),

Mike  Mann
Friday, February 24

·

RCIA   Rite   of   Sending   during   8:30   a.m.
Mass –
Knights  of  Columbus  Hospitality  –

in  our  thoughts  and  actions.    When  we  abandon  the  emotions  that  turn  us  in  on
ourselves  and  free  our  minds  from  our  own  thoughts  and  let  the  other  person  be
themselves before us we will be able to love as Christ loved.  This loving is not without
cost,  however.    For  we  no  longer can boast about ourselves
deceive ourselves with pride.  Who of us is perfect?

(3-10),  Jenifer  Nesselroad
(3-11), Linda Mann
Fleming

(3-10),
(3-12), Robert Crenshaw

Pat
(3-12),

St. Benedict

(3-11), Olivia Calwell
(3-12),  Carol  Parks

·
9:30A.M.

(3-12),  Bailey  Seigler
(3-13),  Jacob  Waltrup

(3-12),  Mellinee Casale
(3-13Timothy Plank

9:00a.m. St. Elizabeth
Charles Roger Vogt, Jr.

before another lest we


Religious   Education/RCIA

Hall

(3-13),  Tasha  Haight
Bennett

(3-14), Jason Lee
·
Classes
9:40-
(3-15)

Saturday, February 25
4:30 –

10:45
a.m.

Let  us  continue  the  journey  towards  perfection  by  putting  into  practice  the  virtue  of
humility  and  allowing  Christ  to  form  us through his encouragement and our recognition
of our
gift  of  forgiveness  of  sins  and  reconciles  our  humanity  to  his  own  so  that  we  can
acknowledge Him  and be holy.

5:10pm
CONFESSIONS

St. Elizabeth

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  this
the  Resource  Room  of  the  Family Life Center.  Computer skills
are helpful but not necessary.  

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

own sinfulness.  For Christ demonstrates his mercy towards all of us through the

Patricia Brady
Frieda Johnson
Naomi Mary Schmidt

5:30p.m. St. Elizabeth
Virginia & Jimmy  Blades

Wednesday, February 22nd
at 6:30p.m. in
Sunday, February 26

Jean Kern
Doris Sharp
Marcie Barry
Ted Selby

Philomena Carroll-Stendardo
Mike & Marie Smithmyer
Marge Remaniak
Jack Wheatley

Live for the challenge,  “So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
Make  a difference in someone  else’s life as Christ has done for you in yours.
Pax Christi,

EIGHTH

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

Veronica Jimenez
8:30am St. Benedict

PARISH  LOGO  SHIRTS/SPIRIT  WEAR
Samples of the new parish logo shirts will be available after all
masses  this
sleeved t-shirts
with our parish logo and name are
to  order
family.
mailed or dropped off to the Parish Office or can be placed in
an  envelope  marked  “Shirt  Orders”  and  dropped  in  the  collection  basket  at  any
mass.  If you do not have an order form, simply indicate the style and size of shirt
that  you  would  like  on  a piece of paper along with your name and phone # and
return to the parish office.  (NOTE:  Prices are

Jane Cade
Helen Vogt
Arnold Taylor

Jackie Long
Coletta Miller
Kathleen Edwards

James  Brown
11:15am

Rev. John B. Gabage
weekend.  Short-sleeved

t-shirts ($10)
as well as polo shirts

and long-
emblazoned

St. Elizabeth
($15)
($20)

LITURGY
SHROVE  TUESDAY  PANCAKE   & SAUSAGE  SUPPER

On Tuesday, February 28th, the Parish Council will offer a Shrove Tuesday Pancake and
Sausage  Supper  in  the  Parish  Hall from
with  a  variety  of  toppings  along  with  sausage  and  beverages.    The  St.  Joan of Arc
Council Knights of Columbus will be doing the cooking.  Come and join the feast before
the  fast!   There will be some festive games for children
Mardi Gras King & Queen.  There is no cost for the dinner but a free will offering will be
taken up to benefit the parish Poor Box.  

Kelsey Kaifer
Margaret Ann Torbert

Hayley& Noah Jolley

People  of the Parish
TABERNACLE  LIGHT INTENTIONS

available for order.  Be sure
for yourself and the members of your

a shirt
Completed  order  forms  along  with  payment  can  be

or two
FEBRUARY 18 –MARCH 3

VOCATION REFLECTIONS
In  today’s  gospel  reading,  Jesus  says  to  his

5:00-7:00p.m.  The meal will include pancakes
SB Church:  ________________________

disciples  “Should anyone press you into service
for  one mile, go for two miles.  Give to the one
who asks of you.”  What if the One pressing you
into service is God?  Could He be asking you to
serve  His  people  as  a  priest,  a  deacon,  or  a
religious  sister  or  brother?    If  you  think  that
might   be   the   case,  feel  welcome  to  contact
Father    Norm    Carroll,    Diocesan    Director    of
Priestly  and  Religious  Vocations  (302-573-3113,
vocations@cdow.org).    Don’t  forget  to  visit  our
website: www.cdow.org/vocations!

SE Church:
as well as the crowning of a

In Honor of  Margaret Ann Torbert
FLC Chapel: _______________________

higher for 2XL & 3XL sizes.)  
~ WESTERN   SPRING  FLING!

THANK  YOU  FOR  YOUR  GIFT OF
STEWARDSHIP  BACK  TO THE  LORD  

SPRINGFEST  2017

~ This year’s
Western Spring

ASH WEDNESDAY  
The  season  of  Lent  begins  on  Ash  Wednesday,  March  1st.    Masses that day will be
celebrated  at 6:30a.m. & 9:00a.m. at St. Elizabeth Church in Denton and 7:00p.m. at St.
Benedict  Church  in  Ridgely.    The  Blessed  Virgin  Mother  Ladies’
annual  Soup  and  Bread  Dinner  that  evening  from  5:00-7:00p.m.  in  the  Parish  Hall.   A
variety of meatless soups, bread, crackers and beverages will be served.  There is no
cost for the dinner but a free will offering will be taken up to benefit Choices Pregnancy
Center.  

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   this

Fling –

Weekend of February 11/12, 2017
Envelopes
Loose
TOTAL OFFERTORY
Weekly Budget
Deficit

$ 3,300.25
$
$

Sodality  will  host  the

820.75
4,121.00
4,810.00

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

Resource Room of the Family Life Center
and planning decorating ideas for the event.

out or just learning more you are encouraged to attend.  

to start discussing
If you are interested in helping

$
($

(BelowBudget)    
Collection –

689.00)

SOCIAL CONCERNS  
Visit the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift  Shop in
Easton

Walmart)  to  check  out  their  large  selection  of
items  –
goods to furniture to bikes.  Items are very good
quality  and  offered  at  reasonable  prices.    All
proceeds   support   the   ministries   of   the   St.
Vincent   de   Paul   Society   –
website  at  www.svdpeastonmd.org
details.  The shop is open Tuesdays from 1-4pm
and Saturdays from 9am-Noon.   

2nd
Black & Indian Missions

YOUTH  MINISTRY  NEWS  
AROUND  THE  DIOCESE/COMMUNITY  

$  
$

606.00
175.06

Bishop  Malooly  encourages  all  youth  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
S. Broom St., Wilmington, DE)
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).  
registration-2017/. Registration  deadline  is April 2, 2017.

(29533   Canvasback   Drive   –
behind

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.  

Poor Box
2016

everything  from  clothing  to  household

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 request a copy:

(809
with opening prayer and a concert featuring Cooper

Offertory
check   out   their
for  all  the

410-634-2253
mfreeman@beparish.com.

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

whom you think 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 and they
would make  great evangelization  tools.  

or
To  register,  visit:  https://www.cdowcym.org/forms/pilgrimage-
Is there someone else you know –
a family member, friend or neighbor –