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ST. BENEDICT, RIDGELY           
www.beparish.com
ST. ELIZABETH, DENTON
FEBRUARY 25 & 26, 2017
EIGHTH
SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
A WORD FROM  YOUR  PASTOR…
MASS SCHEDULE  & INTENTIONS   

CHRISTIAN  FORMATION
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
this purpose.
in  the  collection  basket  in  an  envelope  addressed  to  Maureen Duggan-Cassidy.
Thank  you!

LIFE  IN THE  PARISH  FAMILY
Sunday, February 26

Saturday, February 25
4:30 –

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Today we begin the eighth week in Ordinary Time  and we find ourselves challenged  by

5:10pm
CONFESSIONS

St. Elizabeth
There is a file
·

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

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

St. Benedict
Knights  of

Religious   Education/RCIA   Classes  –

being holy as our heavenly Father is holy and trusting in God for our completeness.  He
asks us to remain  without judging  others because we know not their intentions  for what
they do.

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

·
Columbus  Hospitality  –
9:30a.m.
Hall
·
9:40-

Sunday, February 26
EIGHTH  SUNDAY  IN ORDINARY  TIME

10:45 a.m.
Tuesday, February 28

We are confronted by the reality that each of us acts
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

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
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
holiness.
from 7-9pm in the Parish Hall.  All parishioners are encouraged to attend.

7:15a.m. St. Benedict
·

Shrove    Tuesday    Pancake
Dinner  –

&    Sausage

Veronica Jimenez
8:30am St. Benedict

5:00-7:00 p.m. -

Hall
7:00 p.m.

·
·
Wednesday, March 1

Adult Bible Study –
Social Concerns Meeting  –


7:00 p.m. –

RR

James  Brown
11:15am

moment,  what motivates  Him  in this situation.   Each
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?  

Hall
St. Elizabeth

People  of the Parish
Tuesday, February 28

·

Masses:        6:30a.m.    &    9:30a.m.    –
Elizabeth    Church    and    7:00p.m.    –

St.
as one body do we have a

St.
Benedict Church
Ash  Wednesday  Soup  &  Bread  Dinner  –
5:00-7:00
Knights  of  Columbus  Meeting  –

We will meet this
Thursday, March 2nd
and Wednesday, March 29th
9:00a.m. FLC Chapel

John Podlesny
Wednesday, March 1

·

These questions pertain not just to the attendance  at Mass but rather in all that we do in
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 –

PARISH  AND  FAMILY LIFE
p.m.
Hall
WE REMEMBER   +
WE CELEBRATE   +
WE BELIEVE
·
7:00 p.m. -
to Love as God Loves.  

ASH WEDNESDAY
6:30a.m. St. Elizabeth

Celebrating  A  Birthday  Soon:    Daniel Bildstein
Pattie
Lindemann
(3-21),  Owen  Ferris
Amelia  Powell

(3-17), Alexander Davis
(3-18),   Anne   Dominic

(3-17),
(3-18),   Gloria

Hall
Thursday, March 2

Murphy   (3-17),   Leslie   Cardinell

As a community,  we express visually our unity in Christ when we gather and promote  
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 –
almsgiving.

Brian Bonner
(3-18),
Mia  Schreyer

(3-18),  Sarah  Kintop
(3-23),  Katherine  Rohe

(3-21),  Josephine  Trevino
(3-23),  Caroline  Carmean

·
·

Adult Bible Study –
Lenten  Faith  Formation  –

9:30
a.m. –

RR
7:00-9:00  p.m.  –

9:00a.m. St. Elizabeth
Intentions  of Patricia  Brady

(3-24),
a time  of prayer, fasting and
(3-24).

Hall
Friday, March 3

7:00 p.m. St. Benedict
The People  of the Parish

PARISH  COOKBOOK  MEETING  ~  We  are  in  the  process  of
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.   

There is much to do for the Lord this week.  Tuesday evening,
Pancake  Dinner  and have games for the young.  We will receive the mark of Penance  
on
Friday….

we will gather for our
·

First  Friday  Benediction  –
Elizabeth

9:30  a.m.  –
St.

Thursday, March 2
9:00a.m. FLC Chapel

Wednesday and enter into the ritual of prayer we call the Stations of the Cross on

·
·

Homeschool  Group –
Stations  of  the  Cross  –

10:30 a.m. –

Hall
7:00  p.m.  –

Dolores Fountain
St.

Elizabeth
Saturday, March 4

Friday, March 3
9:00a.m. St. Elizabeth

at

As we enter this special time  of the year,
through Christ in the Spirit
psalm reminds  us.

may we all be stewards of the Love of God
and allow ourselves to “Rest in God alone, my soul,” as the

·

Confessions
Office

8:00-8:45   a.m.  –
Pastor’s
Brian Dennis

PARISH  LOGO  SHIRTS/SPIRIT  WEAR
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
long-sleeved   t-shirts
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
.)  

Saturday, March 4
9:00 a.m. St. Benedict

·
·

First Saturday Mass –
RCIA  Rite  of  Election  –

9am  –

FLC  Chapel
11:00  a.m.  -

Pax Christi,
Rev. John B. Gabage

Holy
First Saturday Mass

Cross, Dover
Sunday, March 5

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

and

Intentions  of
Preston Schumann

LITURGY
SHROVE  TUESDAY  PANCAKE   & SAUSAGE  SUPPER

This
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.  

($15)

($20)
available for

& Brande Dennis
St. Elizabeth

·
·

2nd
Knights     of     Columbus     Super     Sunday
Breakfast –

Collection  –
Catholic  Relief Services
4:30 –
5:10pm
Tuesday,  February  28th,  the  Parish  Council  will  host

a  Shrove  Tuesday  Pancake
5:00-7:00p.m.    The  meal  will  include

CONFESSIONS
5:30p.m. St. Elizabeth

9:30 a.m. -
Religious  Education/RCIA
10:45
Confirmation  Prep.  –

Hall
·
Classes
10:10-
Roseanne  Porter
a.m.
as well as the crowning of

Sunday, March 5
FIRST  SUNDAY  OF LENT

·
·

10:45 –
Youth  Ministry  Gathering –
Hall

11:15 a.m.
6:00-8:00 p.m. -

7:15a.m. St. Benedict

Linda Ernest
8:30am St. Benedict

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’  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
Center.  

YOUTH  MINISTRY  NEWS  
Youth Ministry will hold a gathering on Sunday, March 5 from 6-8pm in the
Parish Hall.

6-12 are invited to attend.

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

Patricia Brady
Frieda Johnson
Naomi Mary Schmidt

People  of the Parish
11:15am

We'll have dinner, games, and a spiritual activity.
All youth in grades
St. Elizabeth

Jose’ Morales
TABERNACLE  LIGHT INTENTIONS

Hall.   A

Jean Kern
Doris Sharp
Marcie Barry
Ted Selby

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

Chocolate  Egg  Making  will  be  held  Friday,  March  10  from  4-7pm  and
Saturday,  March  11  from  9am-1pm

support our biggest fundraiser of the year.

in  the  Parish  Hall.

Please  come  out  to
Dinner or lunch will be provided.

FEBRUARY 18 –MARCH 3
SB Church:  ________________________

Jane Cade
Helen Vogt
Arnold Taylor
Kelsey Kaifer

Jackie Long
Coletta Miller
Kathleen Edwards

SE Church:
AROUND  THE  DIOCESE/COMMUNITY  

Youth Ministry is organizing a trip to Hershey Park on Sunday, April 30th.
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.

In Honor of  Margaret Ann Torbert
FLC Chapel: _______________________

Worldwide Marriage EncounterWeekend
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.  

~ MARCH 24-26, 2017
Tickets  are  $50  and  include  lunch.

Bus
Youth are

Hayley & Noah Jolley
Margaret Ann Torbert

THANK  YOU  FOR  YOUR  GIFT OF
STEWARDSHIP  BACK  TO THE  LORD  

VOCATION REFLECTIONS
In their sacramental  ministry, priests are
“servants of Christ and stewards of the
mysteries of God.”  That’s an awesome

Weekend of February 18/19, 2017
Envelopes
Loose
TOTAL OFFERTORY
Weekly Budget
Surplus(Above Budget)    

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.

$ 4,024.00
$
$
$

863.55
4,887.55
4,810.00

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

responsibility  but one that carries with it an
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-
3113, vocations@cdow.org).
our website: www.cdow.org/vocations!

Is there someone else you know –
a family member, friend or neighbor –

(809
with opening prayer and a concert featuring Cooper

$
77.55

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.  

2nd
Poor Box

Collection –
$
1,418.01
Don’t  forget to visit
To  register,  visit:  https://www.cdowcym.org/forms/pilgrimage-

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

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

(29533   Canvasback   Drive   –
everything from clothing
check
out
their

website
for  all  the  details.  

at

www.svdpeastonmd.org
The shop is open Tuesdays from 1-4pm and
Saturdays from 9am-Noon.