ST. BENEDICT, RIDGELY           
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ST. ELIZABETH, DENTON
MARCH 25 & 26, 2017
FOURTH
SUNDAY OF LENT
MASS SCHEDULE  & INTENTIONS   

CHRISTIAN  FORMATION
ATTENTION   CONFIRMATION   CANDIDATES…

appointment for your interview with Fr. Gabage, please so as soon as possible
contacting   Mrs.  Maureen  Duggan-Cassidy  at  mduggan@beparish.com
time  you have chosen for April 25th.

LIFE  IN THE  PARISH  FAMILY
Sunday, March 26

A WORD FROM  YOUR  PASTOR…

Saturday, March 25
4:30 –

If   you   have   not  yet  made  an

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ ~
Today’s  Gospel  reminds  us  that  we  often  are  caught  up  in  making  judgments  about

5:10pm
St. Elizabeth

by
with  the

·
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2nd Collection  –
Communal   Anointing   of   the   Sick   at   all
Masses

Easter Flowers

CONFESSIONS
5:30p.m. St. Elizabeth

other people rather than seeing the Christ that dwells within.
Joseph Dombroski

·
·

Sodality Hospitality  -
Religious   Education/RCIA   Classes  –

9:30 a.m. -
Hall

I  am  reminded  about  the  poor  man  named  Lazarus
who used to beg at the door of the rich man’s house,

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  continue  to  explore  these  paths  to
holiness.
Hall.  All parishioners are encouraged to attend.

9:40-

Sunday, March 26
FOURTH  SUNDAY  OF LENT

10:45 a.m.
Tuesday, March 28

but   would   receive   only   the   attention   of  a  dog.  
Lazarus dressed in his poverty makes it to heaven –
his  lowly  appearance  and  life’s  circumstance  enter
God’s presence.  The rich man dressed in his finery
will  reside  in  the  place  of  torment  because  of  his
own  selfishness  and  inability  to  treat  others  with
charity –

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

·
·

Adult Bible Study –
7:00 p.m. –

RR
7:00 p.m. -

Social Concerns Meeting  –
Wednesday, March 29

Hall
(Wedding Anniversary)
8:30am St. Benedict
We will meet this Wednesday, March 29th
from 7-9pm in the Parish
·

Lenten Adult Faith Formation  –
Thursday, March 30

7-9pm
-
Hall

People  of the Parish
11:15am

love.

St. Elizabeth
James  Rouse

PARISH  AND  FAMILY LIFE

Adult Bible Study –
Friday, March 31

·
9:30
a.m. –
RR

This weekend our eyes are opened to the reality that we are called to “see” as we have
not in the past –

WE REMEMBER   +
WE CELEBRATE   +
WE BELIEVE
to “see” with eyes opened to the possibilities God has in store for those

Tuesday, March 28
9:00a.m. FLC Chapel

Celebrating A Birthday Soon:  Rogelio Elizondo, Jr.
(4-18),  Amy  Elizabeth  DePasquale
(4-21),
Dan

(4-17), Sandra Brown-Varon
·

Cradle to Cross
6:30 p.m. –

walk-through Exhibit -
5:00-

who have faith in Him.
reality of God in our presence. We are perhaps to make a journey to wash and return
cleansed –
that we often do not like to adjust to change –
born  blind  is  the  man  born  blind.    Jesus  Christ  affected  a  change  in  the  man’s  life
because the man wanted the change –

We are called not to assign guilt but rather to open eyes to the

(4-18),  Duc  Phan
(4-22),  Isabella  Thomas

(4-18),  Makenna Nesselroad
(4-22),  Megan  Hoffman

Hall

Regina  E. Wood
Wednesday, March 29

Pat
Ruskin

Centofante
(4-23),
·

Stations  of  the  Cross
Benedict

7:00  p.m.  –
St.
made different in the eyes of those who behold us.  The ironic thing here is

(4-23), Mary Vodak
Congratulations to Tim & Erica Plank on the birth of their first child,

(4-24)
people are questioning whether the man
·
Cradle to Cross

Exhibit
7:30 p.m.  -

with Presentation &
9:00a.m. St. Elizabeth

Refreshments  –
Saturday, April 1

Hall
Brian Bonner

Ryan Daniel Plank.
Ryan was born on March 13th

desire and faith make  a difference in every life.  

and weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz., 20 ½”long.  
We also congratulate  proud grandparents, Sean & Tracy Stafford

Thursday, March 30
9:00a.m. FLC Chapel

Those who question whether change has occurred are questioning the power of God.  
Those who do not wish to acknowledge what God can do in and through our suffering
are pathetic souls who can only see what they want to see rather than to
“eyes opened” to the reality of God’s presence in the moment.

·

Confessions
Office
First Saturday Mass –


Family  Life  Center

8:00-8:45   a.m.  –
Pastor’s
in the
and aunt, Melissa.

Rosemary  Meade
Friday, March 31

see with their

·
·

m  –
9-11am

9a
FLC  Chapel  

PARISH  COOKBOOK  ~
Share your recipes to help us create a lasting keepsake

Would you like the recipe for Greta Scanlan’s famous Crescent Rolls?  How about
late parishioner, Mary Kibler’s, famous Cracker recipe?  These recipes, along with
many other parishioner favorites, will be included in our new parish cookbook.  We
are asking each parishioner/parish family to submit at least one recipe for our new
cookbook.  And, men, we want your favorite recipes, too –
BBQ or grilling recipe?  Please share it with us.  If you don't want to take the time
to write out the recipe, you can scan it or photograph it and e-mail it to us as an
attachment.  Or, you may type it in an e-mail and send it to us.  Finally, you could
hand  write  the  recipe  and  mail  it  to  the  Parish  Office  or  simply  place  it  in  the
specially marked box at the entrance of either church or in the collection basket at

Cemetery  Cleanup  –
Sunday, April 2

Holy Cross

9:00a.m. St. Elizabeth
Intentions  of Francis & Joann Hesson

Today  we  are  gathered  to  witness the power of God and each other’s faith in Jesus
Christ.  Jesus came to save us from ourselves.  He desires
that  includes  here  on  earth.    Let  his  hands  touch  us  to  heal  us  in  our  suffering,  to
perform a miracle, to give comfort, to be with us in our trials and tribulations –
literally
healing  grace  and  allow us to have our eyes opened to the reality of our newness in
living in his grace.

·
·

2nd Collection
Knights     of     Columbus     Super     Sunday

Building  Maintenance
that we be with him always –

Saturday, April 1
FIRST  SATURDAY  MASS

Breakfast –
Religious  Education/RCIA  Classes  –

9:30 a.m. -
Hall

let Jesus
proclaim  that  the  Kingdom  of God is at Hand… let him touch us today with his

·
10:10-
do you have a special
9:00a.m. FLC Chapel

10:45a.m.  
Confirmation  Prep.  –

R. William  Riemenschneider
4:30 –

·
10:45 a.m.-
10th
grade
5:10pm
St. Elizabeth

classroom
Youth Ministry

Hall

CONFESSIONS
5:30p.m. St. Elizabeth

Let us pray for one another today and recognize Christ in each one of us and “see” the
difference God makes in us through His Son, Jesus Christ and with the Holy Spirit.

·

Self Defense Class –
Youth  Ministry  Gathering  –

5-6pm
6-8pm-

Hall;
Virginia Blades

We also give thanks for the ability to participate and share in supplying a recipe or two
for  the parish Cookbook. The ability to pass on a favorite meal that brings comfort and
solace and one that we will call others to enjoy around our table –
make  happen in this parish.  Thank  you for your generosity in time  to make  this happen.

any  mass.      If  you  choose  to  scan  or  type  out  your  recipe,  please  send
submission  to  LParks@beparish.com.
April  1st.    After  the  cookbooks  are  printed  and  ready  for  sale  the  Cookbook
Committee will be planning a “launch party” which
some of the recipes from the cookbook.   

your
possible,  please  submit  your  recipes  by

Sunday, April 2
FIFTH

If

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

SUNDAY  OF LENT
7:15a.m. St. Benedict

what a gift that is to
Patricia Brady
will include food prepared using

Eileen  Mary Doherty
8:30am St. Benedict

Kelsey Kaifer
Nancy Kibler
Ron  Blazejak
Peggy Upaul

Hayley & Noah Jolley
Margaret Ann Torbert
Therese Champagne
Nancy Kibler

Open your eyes to the experience with others this Wednesday evening from 7:00 –
PM   at   our  faith  formation  session  with  Deacon  Hal
something  awesome  to behold and all who attended commented about how much they
learned.  It’s a free event… bring a friend.

9:00
Jopp.  Our  last  session  was

SODALITY  NEWS  
Items Requested for Easter Basket Projectand April Showers for CHOICES

The  Blessed  Virgin  Mother  Ladies’  Sodality  is  sponsoring  two  of  their
projects:    Easter  Baskets  for  Nursing  Homes/Homebound  and  the  April Showers
Baby  Shower  in  support  of  CHOICES  Pregnancy Center.  They are seeking your
donations  in  support  of  these  projects.    Please  place  your  donations

People  of the Parish
11:15am

St. Elizabeth
annual

Rosemary  Meade
TABERNACLE  LIGHT INTENTIONS

Rita Hixon
Joshua Maloney

Patricia McWilliams
Virginia C. Wright

We celebrate the ability this week to see with our eyes open yet more artwork that will
grace our Hall on Friday for the Exhibit, Cradle to Cross.  Please
assembled
yourselves of the opportunity to “see” the artwork, you are welcome to do so between

know that these items
are  here  for  that  day  only.    If  you  and  your  family  would  like  to  avail

MARCH 18
MARCH 31

of
items  at  the  entrance  of  either  church  or  drop  them  off  at  the  Parish

the

CEMETERY  COMMITTEE  
MARK  YOUR  CALENDARS  …  
Cemetery  Clean-
Up  will  take  place  at  Holy  Cross  Cemetery  in

SB Church:  ________________________
SE Church:

following
Office:  (For Easter Baskets) -
shave,  toothpaste,  toothbrushes,  crossword/word  search  books,  stuffed animals
and  regular  &  sugar-free  candy
Bottles,
donations
April 7th.  Thank you!  

________________________
FLC Chapel: _______________________

small containers of lotion
& powder, shampoo, after-

5:00
photography  of  any  kind  will  be  permitted during any time with this exhibit.

and 7:00 PM at no charge; it will be
your own self-guided tour.
Please Note: No

Greensboro  next
preparation for Easter.  

Saturday,  April  1st,  9-11am, in

(individually-wrapped);  (For  Baby  Shower)  –
diapers,  wipes,  formula,  baby  wash/lotion,  onesies,  etc…  Please  place

Tickets for the Presentation and Guided Tour with me, which will be held at 7:30p.m. on
Friday  evening,  
The cost of the ticket
we  are raising funds for the replacement of our sound system in St. Benedict Church.  
Thank  you for your patronage with this event.

THANK  YOU  FOR  YOUR  GIFT OF
STEWARDSHIP  BACK  TO THE  LORD  

are  available  until  Tuesday  morning

by  contacting  the  Parish  Office.  
profit the Capital Improvement Fund.  At present,

VOCATION REFLECTIONS
at the entrance of either church or drop them off at the Parish Office by
is $25.00 and will

In  today’s  first  reading,  the  Lord  chooses  the
least likely of Jesse’s sons as His anointed king.  
Have  you  ever  thought  that  you  would  be  an
unlikely choice for a religious vocation?  So
many   priests,   deacons,   sisters   and  brothers!  
God’s call is mysterious.  If you’d like to explore
what  could  be  a  vocation  to  the  priesthood  or
religious  life,  call  or  write  Father  Norm  Carroll,
Diocesan    Director   of   Priestly   and   Religious
Vocations-302-573-3113/vocations@cdow.org.
Be
www.cdow.org/vocations!
Priesthood -Saturday, May 20

Weekend of March 19/20, 2017
Envelopes
Loose
TOTAL OFFERTORY
Weekly Budget
Surplus(Above

$ 4,359.00
$
$

KNIGHTS  OF COLUMBUS  NEWS  
NEW  OFFERINGS  ON HOSPITALITY  SUNDAYS  starting in APRIL

The Knights of Columbus will be offering some new food choices along with their

748.00
5,107.00
4,810.00

have

We thank the St. Joan of Arc Council of Knights of Columbus for our most recent Fish
Bake, a time for family and friends to gather and share a meal prepared by them in this
Lenten Season.  Thank you!

$
$

standard  menu  starting  in  April.    New  additions  will  include  bagels  with  cream
cheese, butter & jelly, fresh fruit and granola bars.  April Hospitality dates are the
9th, 23rd

Budget)    
297.00
Poor Box
$
33.26
& 30th
starting at 9:30a.m.  in the Parish Hall.   

Pax Christi,
Rev. John B. Gabage

YOUTH  MINISTRY  NEWS  
Chocolate-dipped Easter eggs will be available after Masses for $3 while
supplies last.

available.

YARD    SALE
organization  and  cleaning  of  the  Religious
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-

Attention Business Owners and Generous Parishioners!
Victor Verbiest will be working on setting up the advertising sponsorships for our bulletin
during  the  upcoming  week  of  March
Advertisements  can  be  purchased  for  a  business
purchased  for  supporting  community  service  organizations  like  emergency  pregnancy
counseling or the battered women’s shelter, etc.   We need and appreciate your help.
If you are interested or would like more information, please call Victor Verbiest
at  800-477-4574
generous support, and please patronize our advertisers!

sure
to
visit

website:
Ordination

our

Peanut butter, vanilla butter cream, and coconut cream flavors are
Thank  you for your support!

to
27th.    Please consider advertising in our bulletin.
or  family
or  a  sponsor  ad  can  be

Youth Ministry will hold a gathering on Sunday, April 2 from 6-8pm in the
Parish  Hall  for  a  Paint  Night,  dinner,  and  spiritual  activity  on  the theme
"Legend  of  the  Dogwood."

accordingly  or  bring  a  smock.
appreciated to kathryn.belmonte@gmail.com

Since  we'll  be  painting  canvases,  please  dress
To  ensure  we have enough supplies, RSVPs are

directly
(cell).    Thank  you  in  advance  for  your

x.6630  or  973-634-0586
or 443-752-8315.