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ST. BENEDICT, RIDGELY           
www.beparish.com
ST. ELIZABETH, DENTON
MARCH 18 & 19, 2017
THIRD
SUNDAY OF LENT
A REFLECTION  ON THE  GOSPEL…
MASS SCHEDULE  & INTENTIONS   

WORLD  WATER  DAY IS MARCH 22nd!  
Thirsting  for  water  is  a  dominant  theme  in  two  of  our  scripture  readings  this
weekend.  While these readings point to the deeper need of souls to be quenched
by the life-giving water of Christ and his Church, there is a very real need for water
to quench the body in areas of the world where water is scarce, disease-ridden
hard  to  access.    March  22nd
acknowledge the global water crisis –
you can do this is
begun  in  2006  by  our  own  parishioner,  Mr.  Ken  Wood,  as  Lifetime  Wells  for
Ghana.
date,
another  well-drilling  ministry,  Wells  for  Relief  (WFR),  to  drill  wells  in  Tanzania.  
Already,
Ghana and Tanzania have brought the gift of accessible, clean water to millions of
people  in  need.    In  honor  of  World  Water  Day,
www.lifetimewellsinternational.org
gift of water and the gift of life for those in need.  

LIFE  IN THE  PARISH  FAMILY
Sunday, March 19

Saturday, March 18
4:30 –

The  Samaritan  woman’s  eager  request  for  Jesus  to  give
her  the  living  water  that  will  quench  her  thirst  makes  us
realize  that  Jesus  promises  to  provide  for  all  of  us  the
overabundant,  living  water  that  can  quench  our  thirst and
satisfy our longing for eternal life. Jesus fulfills this promise
by  his life-giving death on the cross. When the side of his
dead body is pricked, out flows blood and water (19:34)--“a
spring of water welling up to eternal life” (4:14). The “living
water”or water of eternal life that
down his life for us also represents the Spirit which enables
us   to   authentically   worship   the   one   true   God   of   the

5:10pm
St. Elizabeth
·

Social  Ministries  collecting  Food  Bags  prior
to all Masses

CONFESSIONS
5:30p.m. St. Elizabeth

or
a  day  to  pause  and

·
·

Confessions –
Sodality Hospitality  -

9:30 a.m. –
St. Benedict
Mary V. Porter
is  WORLD  WATER  DAY  –

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

Hall

and then take a step to act.  One way that
by supporting Lifetime Wells International, a well-drilling ministry

·
9:40-

Sunday, March 19
THIRD  SUNDAY  OF LENT

·

Confirmation  Prep.  –
Wednesday, March 22

10:45-11:15  a.m.
7:15a.m. St. Benedict

Lifetime Wells for Ghana
over 1,100 wells have been installed in Ghana. In

(LFG) began working in Ghana in 2006, and to
Jesus provides by laying

Muriel  Fernald
8:30am St. Benedict

2010, LFG partnered with
·
Cookbook  Committee  Meeting  –
6:30  p.m.  -

RR
Thursday, March 23

John Degnan
11:15am

more  than  500  wells  have  been  installed  in  Tanzania.
These  wells  in

Samaritans  (the  five  “husbands”  of  the  Samaritan  woman
symbolize  the  five  false  gods  or  “husbands”  her  people  worshipped),  Jews,  and  all
peoples--“God  is  Spirit  and  those  who  worship  him  must  worship  in  Spirit  and  truth”
(4:23).

St. Elizabeth
People  of the Parish

·
·

Adult Bible Study –
9:30

a.m. –
6:15 p.m. –

RR

take  a  few  minutes  and
to  learn  more and to take a step to support the

visit

First Eucharist  Prep. –
Friday, March 24

GR/Hall

Tuesday, March 21
9:00a.m. FLC Chapel

·
·

Lenten Fish Dinner  –
Stations of the Cross –

5:00-7:00

p.m.  -
7:00 p.m. –

Hall

By leaving behind her “water jar” (4:28) and bringing her people to Jesus, the Samaritan
woman  models  for  us  the  conversion we need to undergo during this season of Lent
from a concern with the “water” of this world to a concern for bringing ourselves and
others to a deeper faith in the Jesus who, by dying for us, provides the life-giving “water”
and Spirit for us to worship God in Spirit and truth and thus to live eternally.

Terry Keith
Wednesday, March 22

CHRISTIAN  FORMATION
YARD  SALE

Education  Storage  Room,  a  variety  of  items  are available in the Garden Room of
the  Family  Life  Center  for the taking.  Come and see the offerings and then take
what interests you.  Free will donations  will be accepted but are not required!   

~  Due  to  a  recent  re-organization  and  cleaning  of  the  Religious

St. Benedict
Saturday, March 25

9:00a.m. St. Elizabeth

Communal  Anointing of the Sick at Mass
Sunday, March 26

·
Teresa Wood
© John
Paul Heil, 2003, OCP.  All rights reserved.

Thursday, March 23
9:00a.m. FLC Chapel

·
·

2nd Collection
Communal   Anointing   of   the   Sick   at   all

Easter Flowers
PARISH  AND  FAMILY LIFE
LITURGY
WE REMEMBER   +
WE CELEBRATE   +
WE BELIEVE

Rosemary  Meade
Friday, March 24

UPCOMING  LENTEN  OFFERINGS
SACRAMENT  OF ANOINTING  OF THE  SICK @ ALL MASSES  NEXT  WEEKEND

On  the  weekend  of  March  25/26,  the  Sacrament  of  Anointing will be celebrated at all
masses.  Anointing of the Sick is the sacrament that is received by those who are ill or
suffering.    By  the  sacred  anointing  and  the  prayer  of  the  priest,  the  whole  Church
commends those who are sick to Christ.  The sick person receives the Holy Spirit’s gifts
of  strength,  faith,  peace,  and  courage,  and  his  or  her  suffering  is  united  with  the
suffering of Christ for the building up of the Church (Catechism of the Catholic Church,
nos.  1520-23
).    This  Sacrament  is  for  any  Catholic  who  desires  the  graces  of  the
sacrament  to  restore  the  hope  of  physical  or  mental  healing.    The  Anointing’s
happen after the homily at all masses.  If you wish to be anointed at one of
simply fill out the card
need  to  register  and  cannot  simply  show  up  to  be  anointed.
powerful  actions  and  the  Church  takes  their  administration  very  seriously.    For  this
reason,  all  anointings  are  recorded  in  a  special  register  kept  by  the  priest.    Simply
contact the Parish Office if you have any other questions.  

Masses
Sodality Hospitality  -

Celebrating A Birthday Soon:  Buddy Green
Lyles
Lois  Ostrowski
Andrew  Watson
Wood

(4-9), Emily
Bildstein

Wissman

(4-9), Dylan
Wilfredo Raga

·
·

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

Hall
(4-10), Stephanie

Trevino
(4-12),  Clorinda  Passwaters

(4-10), Joe

(4-11),
(4-12),  Virginia  Richardson

(4-11),
9:40-

9:00a.m. St. Elizabeth
Intentions  of David Burdeaux

(4-12),
(4-13), Catherine

(4-12), Kassandra Chouinard
(4-13), Nicholas  Belay

(4-13), Mark Daly
(4-14), Vivian Robuck  (4-14), Chris Spinner (4-16)

REMEMBERING  IN PRAYER  THIS WEEK…
Alex Wood
Kathleen EdwardsNina & Arnold Taylor
Kelsey Kaifer

Saturday, March25
4:30 –

Patricia Brady
5:10pm
St. Elizabeth
We pray for the repose of the soul of Mark Green, brother of Buddy Green.  

CONFESSIONS
5:30p.m. St. Elizabeth

Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

Hayley & Noah Jolley
Margaret Ann Torbert

Nancy Kibler
Ron  Blazejak
Peggy Upaul
Rita Hixon

Joseph Dombroski
will

PARISH  COOKBOOK  NEWS
inclusion in our
for submitting  completed  forms, are available  at the entrances of both churches.  

~  Don’t  forget  to
new parish cookbook.  Extra submission

submit  your  favorite  recipes  for

Therese Champagne
Nancy Kibler
Patricia McWilliams

the masses,
below and bring it with you to mass. One might ask why people

forms, as well as boxes

Sunday, March 26
FOURTH

SUNDAY  OF LENT
The  sacraments  are

7:15a.m. St. Benedict
Intentions  of Kevin & Lori Parks

SOCIAL CONCERNS  MINISTRY
VOCATION REFLECTIONS

Tuckahoe Habitat for Humanity is seeking volunteers to work on the Habitat
Re-Store  Committee.   
The Re-Store is located in the old Nuttle Lumber building
in  Denton  (701  Lincoln  St.,  Denton)  and  accepts  donations  of  furniture, fixtures,
appliances and other household goods for resale to the community.  All proceeds
directly benefit Tuckahoe Habitat in the building of future Habitat homes.  Re-Store
Committee volunteers will help determine set-up and direction of the store and will
provide  general  oversight.    If  you  are  interested  in  learning  more  about  this
opportunity, please contact Bill Clemmons  at 410-479-9200.   

Even  though  Moses  was  following  the  Lord’s
command,   the   people   grumbled   against   him.
Every  vocation  carries  the  same  risk;  following
the   Lord   –
single person, priest or religious –
popular.    At  the  same  time,  the  Lord  blesses
those  who  hear  His  call  and  follow.    Is  God
calling   you   to   serve   the
vocation of religious ministry?  Let’s talk.  Call or
write  Father  Norm  Carroll,  Diocesan  Director  of
Priestly  and  Religious  Vocations  (302-573-3113;
vocations@cdow.org).      Be   sure   to   visit   our
website: www.cdow.org/vocations!

8:30am St. Benedict

People  of the Parish
11:15am

St. Elizabeth
as   a   committed   married   person,

James  Rouse
TABERNACLE  LIGHT INTENTIONS

Please complete this card and hand it to the Deacon when
you come forward to receive the Sacrament of Anointing

is not always
MARCH 18
MARCH 31
at Mass:  

SB Church:  ________________________
SE Church:

Church   through   a
NAME:
____________________________________

________________________
FLC Chapel: _______________________

CEMETERY  COMMITTEE  
MARK  YOUR  CALENDARS  …  
Cemetery  Clean-Up  will  take  place  at  Holy  Cross
Cemetery in Greensboro on Saturday, April 1st, 9-11am, in preparation for Easter.  

DATE:  Circle One

THANK  YOU  FOR  YOUR  GIFT OF
STEWARDSHIP  BACK  TO THE  LORD  

Sat., March 25     Sun., March 26
REASON FOR ANOINTING:  Circle One or More

Physical Healing

AROUND  THE  DIOCESE/COMMUNITY  
Queen Anne’s Chorale –

The  Queen  Anne’s  Chorale  is  presenting this year’s Spring Concert on Saturday,
April  29,  2017  at  7:00  p.m.  at  The  Todd  Performing  Arts  Center  at  Chesapeake
College,  Wye  Mills,  MD.    The  ticket  price  is  $15.00/adults  and  children  (through
high  school  age)  are admitted free.
number  of  “oldies”  favorites  including  
You   Anything   But   Love”.
member  of  the  Chorale.
410-479-2395  or by e-mail  at edwardballing@comcast.net.

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

Ordination to Priesthood -

Saturday, May 20
Attention Business Owners and

Annual Spring Concert –
“JUKEBOX  USA”

$ 1,859.00
$
$

Spiritual Healing
Healing from Addiction

550.25
2,409.25

Generous Parishioners!
Victor Verbiest will be working on setting up the
advertising  sponsorships  for  our  bulletin  during
the   week   of   March
advertising  in  our  bulletin.
be  purchased  for  a  business
sponsor  ad  can  be  purchased  for  supporting
community  service  organizations  like  emergency
pregnancy  counseling  or  the  battered  women’s
shelter,  etc.     We need and appreciate your
help.

information, please call Victor Verbiest
at 800-477-4574
Thank   you   in   advance   for   your   generous
support, and please patronize our advertisers!

Mental Healing
Upcoming Surgery
Other: ________________________________

$
($

4,810.00
2,400.75)

Please join the Chorale while they perform a
Ongoing Illness

(BelowBudget)    
Collection –

“Sh-Boom”,  “Moon River” and “I Can’t Give
27th.      Please   consider

Fellow   parishioner,   Sharon   Balling,  is  a  long-time
To  purchase  advance  tickets,  please contact Sharon at

2nd
Building & Maintenance  

Advertisements  can
$   
876.00
or  family
or  a
** All information provided will be kept confidential.
Poor Box
$
183.00

Adult Grief Support Group
When:
Every Tuesday beginning  March 21 through May 23, 4p.m.  to 6p.m.
Where: St. Luke’s United Methodist  Church
Compass Regional Hospice is offering an adult grief support group for anyone who
has  experienced  the
companionship  and  understanding  from  others who “get it,” and are experiencing
similar
Compass    Regional    Hospice   443

100 S 5th Avenue, Denton,  MD  

CRADLE  TO CROSS  ART EXHIBIT
Fr. Gabage will present a special Art Exhibit for Lent
theme “Cradle to Cross
for  reflecting  upon  Jesus’  birth and death.  The event will be
held  on  Friday,  March  31st
will feature works of art both contemporary and historic.  Wine
and cheese will be served.  Cost for the event is $25 and all
proceeds   will  benefit  parish  capital  improvements.    Please
contact Lori Parks in the Parish Office to reserve your spot by
Friday, March 24th.  

If  you  are  interested  or would like more

with the
which will serve as a time of retreat

directly
death  of  a  loved  one.  Participation  in  the
group
offers
x.6630 or 973-634-0586
(cell).  
challenges   that   living  with  grief  brings.

For  more  information,  contact
4100   or   email   group   facilitators

at  7:30p.m.  in  the  Parish Hall and

262
@   aoconnor@compassregionalhospice.org

Ann
Wayne   Larrimore   @

O’Connor
wlarrimore@compassregionalhospice.org.   

or