ATTENTION RELIGIOUS ED PARENTS… If you have not signed and turned in
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.
Sunday, February 26
Today we begin the eighth week in Ordinary Time and we find ourselves challenged by
You may also drop them by the office, put them in the mail or drop
Religious Education/RCIA Classes –
asks us to remain without judging others because we know not their intentions for what
Virginia & Jimmy Blades
EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Tuesday, February 28
in accord with what motivates us. We have intentions
that perhaps others are not aware. It is important to
ask ourselves what is the intention ofGod in the
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
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. Discover how, in the end, our happiness is inextricably linked with
from 7-9pm in the Parish Hall. All parishioners are encouraged to attend.
8:30am St. Benedict
Wednesday, March 1
Social Concerns Meeting –
7:00 p.m. –
of us receives the most precious Body and Blood of
Christ which means we are changed in reality into the
Mystical Body of Christ –
central motivation, are we unified in what we do?
Tuesday, February 28
Elizabeth Church and 7:00p.m. –
Ash Wednesday Soup & Bread Dinner –
Knights of Columbus Meeting –
Wednesday, March 1
life. We are called to be stewards of the Temple of the Holy Spirit which each of us is
and we are called to live in holiness –
6:30a.m. St. Elizabeth
(3-21), Owen Ferris
(3-18), Anne Dominic
Thursday, March 2
the dignity of humanity within every person. As we begin this week we are in Ordinary
Time and as we end the week we will be in Lent –
(3-23), Katherine Rohe
(3-23), Caroline Carmean
Lenten Faith Formation –
7:00-9:00 p.m. –
Intentions of Patricia Brady
Friday, March 3
The People of the Parish
compiling a new parish Cookbook for release later in the Spring.
The Cookbook Committee met on Wednesday and will offer
information in next weekend’s bulletin about how you can
submit your favorite recipes for inclusion in the cookbook. The
Committee will meet again on Wednesday, March 22nd
6:30p.m. in the Resource Room.
Pancake Dinner and have games for the young. We will receive the mark of Penance
9:00a.m. FLC Chapel
Stations of the Cross –
7:00 p.m. –
Saturday, March 4
9:00a.m. St. Elizabeth
through Christ in the Spirit
psalm reminds us.
and allow ourselves to “Rest in God alone, my soul,” as the
We will continue to accept orders for t-shirts and polos
through Monday, March 6th. If you are interested in getting
some shirts don’t miss out! Short-sleeved
emblazoned with our parish logo and name are
order. Completed order forms along with payment should be
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 higher for
2XL & 3XL sizes.)
9:00 a.m. St. Benedict
RCIA Rite of Election –
11:00 a.m. -
Rev. John B. Gabage
Sunday, March 5
as well as polo shirts
SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE & SAUSAGE SUPPER
and Sausage Supper in the Parish Hall from
pancakes 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
a 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.
Knights of Columbus Super Sunday
5:00-7:00p.m. The meal will include
5:30p.m. St. Elizabeth
Confirmation Prep. –
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
Youth Ministry Gathering –
6:00-8:00 p.m. -
8:30am St. Benedict
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’ Sodality will host the
annual Soup and Bread Dinner that evening from 5:00-7:00p.m. in the Parish
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
Youth Ministry will hold a gathering on Sunday, March 5 from 6-8pm in the
6-12 are invited to attend.
Fr. Larry Kozak
Naomi Mary Schmidt
TABERNACLE LIGHT INTENTIONS
Mike & Marie Smithmyer
Saturday, March 11 from 9am-1pm
support our biggest fundraiser of the year.
Dinner or lunch will be provided.
All parishioners are welcome.
transportation for $30 will be available if we have sufficient interest.
asked to pay a deposit of $20, which will be returned on the day of the trip.
Please complete the order form which can be found in today’s bulletin and
return it along with payment no later than Sunday, March 5th.
FLC Chapel: _______________________
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.
Margaret Ann Torbert
STEWARDSHIP BACK TO THE LORD
In their sacramental ministry, priests are
“servants of Christ and stewards of the
mysteries of God.” That’s an awesome
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.
immense joy. If you think God might be calling
you to the priesthood, please don’t hesitate to
contact Father Norm Carroll, Diocesan Director
of Priestly and Religious Vocations (302-573-
our website: www.cdow.org/vocations!
with opening prayer and a concert featuring Cooper
Parish Office and pick up another copy or two to share. We have some extras and they
would make great evangelization tools.
Visit the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop
behind Walmart) to check out their large
selection of items –
to household 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
for all the details.
The shop is open Tuesdays from 1-4pm and
Saturdays from 9am-Noon.