The initial class for First Eucharist preparation
February 23, at 6:15pm in the parish hall.
your children bring their books.
Sunday, February 19
Second grade parents, please have
9:30 a.m. –
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.
5:30p.m. St. Elizabeth
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
in the collection basket in an envelope addressed to Maureen Duggan-Cassidy.
SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
You may also drop them by the office, put them in the mail or drop
Tuesday, February 21
8:30am St. Benedict
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
Wednesday, February 22
6:30 p.m. –
Tuesday, February 21
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
7-9pm in the Parish Hall
Thursday, February 23
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.
Wednesday, February 22
Saturday, February 25
First Eucharist Prep. –
6:15 p.m. –
We will meet on Thursday, March 2nd
All parishioners are encouraged to attend.
Intentions of Gabriel Jayantha Kumar
10:00 a.m.-Noon. -
Yes, sisters and brothers it is possible to love as God loves when we imitate the teacher
Sunday, February 26
(3-10), Bridget Pennington
Friday, February 24
Knights of Columbus Hospitality –
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?
(3-11), Linda Mann
(3-12), Robert Crenshaw
(3-12), Carol Parks
(3-13), Jacob Waltrup
Charles Roger Vogt, Jr.
humility and allowing Christ to form us through his encouragement and our recognition
gift of forgiveness of sins and reconciles our humanity to his own so that we can
acknowledge Him and be holy.
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.
Fr. Larry Kozak
Naomi Mary Schmidt
Virginia & Jimmy Blades
Mike & Marie Smithmyer
Make a difference in someone else’s life as Christ has done for you in yours.
7:15a.m. St. Benedict
8:30am St. Benedict
Samples of the new parish logo shirts will be available after all
with our parish logo and name are
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
as well as polo shirts
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.
Margaret Ann Torbert
TABERNACLE LIGHT INTENTIONS
for yourself and the members of your
Completed order forms along with payment can be
In today’s gospel reading, Jesus says to his
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,
firstname.lastname@example.org). Don’t forget to visit our
FLC Chapel: _______________________
~ WESTERN SPRING FLING!
STEWARDSHIP BACK TO THE LORD
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
and will be held on Saturday, May 20th. It is sure to be another fun
and exciting evening! The Decorating/Set-Up Committee will
and planning decorating ideas for the event.
out or just learning more you are encouraged to attend.
If you are interested in helping
Visit the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop in
Walmart) to check out their large selection of
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.
Black & Indian Missions
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
registration-2017/. Registration deadline is April 2, 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.
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:
with opening prayer and a concert featuring Cooper
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.