ST. BENEDICT, RIDGELY           
www.beparish.com
ST. ELIZABETH, DENTON
APRIL 15
& 16, 2017
EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD
MASS SCHEDULE  & INTENTIONS   
A WORD FROM  YOUR  PASTOR…

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, April 16 ~ EASTER  SUNDAY

Saturday, April 15
HOLY  SATURDAY/EASTER  VIGIL

If   you   have   not  yet  made  an
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ ~

by
with  the

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2nd
NO Rel. Ed./RCIA  Classes –

Collection  –
Easter

Today  we  celebrate  the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and our
gratitude   to   the   Father   for   granting   us,   through  his  Son,
forgiveness  of  our  sins.  The  stone  that  blocks  us from living
properly  has  been  rolled  away  –
Father by the Son in the Spirit.

8:00 p.m. St. Benedict

Easter Break
after  8:30a.m.  Mass  –

Kenneth Cole
Sunday, April 16

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Easter  Egg  Hunt  –

Gather in the Parish Hall  after Mass
TuesdayApril 18

we  are  reconciled  to  the

APRIL IS CHILD  ABUSE  PREVENTION   MONTH.
Did   you   know   that   all   dioceses   and   eparchies   have   Victim   Assistance
Coordinators, assuring that victims of abuse will be heard?  In 2016, dioceses and
eparchies   provided   outreach   and   support   to   250   victims/survivors  and  their
families who came forward to report abuse.  Continued support was also provided
to 1,510 victims/survivors and their families who reported abuse in prior years.  

EASTER  SUNDAY  of the
RESURRECTION  OF THE  LORD

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Adult Bible Study
Wednesday, April 19

7pm –
RR

This  is  the  day to truly celebrate our being in the humanity of
Christ.    We  no longer have the weight of sin to hold us back
from accomplishing the Lord’s work on earth.  We are a people
who can see clearly what is expected of us in participating in
the   Paschal   Mystery   of   Christ.   We   know   that   trials   and
tribulations  are transitory and that our hope is in the Lord.

7:15a.m. St. Benedict

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Cookbook  Meeting  –
Knights  of  Columbus  Meeting  –

6:30p.m.  –
RR

Wayne Marquess
8:30am St. Benedict

7:30p.m.  –

Hall  
Thursday, April 20

People  of the Parish
11:15am

PARISH  AND  FAMILY LIFE
St. Elizabeth
WE REMEMBER   +
WE CELEBRATE   +
WE BELIEVE

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Adult Bible Study –
Springfest  Committee  Meeting  –
RR  

9:30a.m.  –
RR

Bessie Hughes
Tuesday, April 18

Celebrating  A  Birthday  Soon:   Brennan King
Rouvet

(5-3), Rita
(5-3),  Hadley  Miller

Miedl

(5-3), Mercadies
Hope  Blankenship

6:30p.m.  –

What  are  you  looking  for?  Look  and  see;  He  is  not  here,  He  has  Risen.    When  we
witness death, we see a lifeless body –
the spirit, like Lazarus.  He was called out into the life with Christ and he could answer in
faith and live again with hope that Life with and in Christ is worth shedding what keeps
us down –

(5-3),  Jana  Stockhausen

(5-5),
(5-6),  Avalon  Robuck

(5-
(5-6),  Carmen

a body left within the inability to be animated by

9:00a.m. St. Benedict
COMMUNION   SERVICE

6),  Robert
Strannahan
8),  Michael  Palguta  (5-8), Greta Scanlan (5-8), Jane Towers (5-8), Andrew Rohe
(5-9), Angelo DeSimone  (5-10),

O.  Brown

(5-6),  Tom
(5-6),  John  Bartlett,  III  (5-7),  Steve  Fleegle (5-7),Gary Nesselroad (5-

Fleming

Baptism  Formation  –
Saturday, April 22

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7pm –
RR  

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2nd
Annual    Catholic    Appeal    Announcement

Collection  –
Mother’s  Day Intentions
Wednesday, April 19
sin and death.
Timothy  Mann (5-10), Keith Radtke
(5-10).

9:00a.m. St. Elizabeth
COMMUNION   SERVICE

Today the Sacred Triduum –
community from 40 days of Lent into 50 days of life-changing justification with God the
Father has occurred. We now can see more clearly what needs to be accomplished in
the  name  of  Jesus  Christ  within  our  own  lives.    We  join  ourselves  to  the  Paschal
Mystery  in  our  own  Baptism  by  which  Jesus  Christ  makes  us  heirs  to
communicates to us that sin is not the end but a state within our own existence by which
we are given the opportunity to acknowledge in humility that we do not desire what is
not given by God himself.  We desire to be another Christ because he
and archetype for what we are to become.

the hinge in time –
that which transitions us as a believing

Weekend  
Thomas  Baptism  –

PARISH  COOKBOOK  ~ Help us create a lasting keepsake
The  Cookbook  Committee  encourages  each  parishioner/parish  family  to  submit  at
least  one  recipe  for  our  new  cookbook.    If  you  haven’t  yet  submitted  a  recipe,
please do so soon.  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

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11am –
Human  Trafficking  Session  –

SB Church
Thursday, April 20

1:00-3:00p.m.
St.  Francis  de  Sales  Church,  Salisbury

9:00
COMMUNION   SERVICE

a.m. St. Benedict
heaven.    He

MD  
Sunday, April 23

Friday, April 21

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2nd
Annual    Catholic    Appeal    Announcement

Collection  –
Mother’s  Day Intentions

9:00
COMMUNION   SERVICE

a.m. St. Elizabeth
is our role model

entrance of either church or in the collection basket at
scan     or     type     out     your     recipe,     please     send
LParks@beparish.com.

any mass.   If you choose to
your     submission    to

Weekend  
Springfest Ticket  Sales after all masses
Rel. Ed./RCIA  Classes –
Knights  of  Columbus  Hospitality  –

Saturday, April 22
4:30 –

Thank  you!

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Let this Easter Season reinvigorate us into what God is calling us to become –
Jesus be at the center of attention
happiness.
Let  your  life  be  as  St.  Paul  states,  “Let me die to self that Christ may live even more
within me.” In other words, let Christ’s example be lived throughout your
as you imitate  Him,  He may become more a part of you.

holy. Let
Don’t resist your

5:10pm
St. Elizabeth

when you make choices in your life.
Let Jesus be the source for and by which you live to make all things new.  

9:40-10:45a.m.  

SODALITY  NEWS  
The Sodality would like to thank all parishioners who donated items for their
annual
Pregnancy  Center.    
Over  25  Easter  baskets  were  made  and
homebound  parishioners  and  the  Catholic  residents  of  our  area  nursing  homes.  
And, the baby items will be delivered to CHOICES to assist new mothers & fathers
with much needed items for their newborn babies.  

CONFESSIONS
5:30p.m. St. Elizabeth

9:30a.m.

-
Confirmation    Prep.    –
10th

Hall
Easter   Basket  Project  and  April  Showers  to  benefit  CHOICES
Joseph Dombroski
own life so that
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10:45-11:00a.m.   –
delivered  to

Sunday, April 23
SECOND  SUNDAY  OF EASTER

Grade Classroom  

Taste and See what the Lord has in store for you. Hear His Father say, well done my
faithful servant, come enter Life with Me.

REMEMBERING  IN PRAYER  THIS WEEK…
Alex Wood
Kathleen EdwardsNina &

DIVINE  MERCY  SUNDAY
Patricia Brady
7:15a.m. St. Benedict
Arnold Taylor

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

People  of the Parish
8:30am St. Benedict

Truly Easter Sunday is the Eighth Day, a day in which we are recreated and all things
are made new. Even you are new.  Live in your new existence.

Kelsey Kaifer
Nancy Kibler
Ron  Blazejak
Peggy Upaul

Hayley & Noah Jolley
Margaret Ann Torbert
Therese Champagne
Jackie Long

Bessie Hughes
11:15am

Happy Easter!
Pax Christi,

St. Elizabeth

Mark Green
TABERNACLE  LIGHT INTENTIONS

Rita Hixon
Joshua Maloney
Kathie Cowell
Christina Jewell

Patricia McWilliams
Virginia C. Wright
Bob Brown
Jane Cade

Rev. John B. Gabage
& 30th
starting at 9:30a.m.  in the Parish  Hall.  

Their Eyes Were Opened and They Recognized Him”
In the Resurrection of Jesus we find hope in the prospect of everlasting life in heaven.
But to obtain eternal life, we must accept the Lord’s invitation to follow Him by imitating
His  love and compassion for others.
will participate in the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal
throughout   the   Diocese   of   Wilmington.   Funds   generated   through   the  Appeal  help
provide  critical  financial  support  to  nearly  forty  pastoral,  charitable  and  educational
programs and ministries.
the ways of Jesus. Each of us is asked to examine the blessings we have received from
God  and  to  discern  how  best  to  use  them  for  others.  We  do  this  cheerfully  and
sacrificially  and  with  faith  in  God’s  love  for  us,  knowing  that  He  will  provide  for  our
earthly wants.
the   campaign   insert   in   this   week’s   Dialog
www.cdow.org; click “Giving” then “Annual Catholic  Appeal.”

APRIL 15 –
APRIL 28

SOCIAL CONCERNS  
CHOICES  PREGNANCY  CENTER  WALK FOR  LIFE

Please join us on April 29 at Idlewild Park in Easton, MD as we Let Life Shine
Walk  For  Life  in  Easton!  By  becoming  a  walker,  you  are  faithfully defending the

SB Church:  In Memory of Liam Young
SE Church:

VOCATION REFLECTIONS
In Memory of Bob & Beverly   
and
During the weekend of April 29 & 30, our parish

After   Mary   Magdalen   encountered   the   risen
Christ,   she   brought   the   Good   News   to   the
Apostles.  God may be calling you to spread the
Good  News as a priest, deacon, religious sister
or  religious  brother.    If  you’d  like
that   more,   call   or  write  Father  Norm  Carroll,
Diocesan    Director   of   Priestly   and   Religious
Vocations: 302-573-3113,  

Sherman
FLC Chapel: ___________________

a
campaign conducted each year

sanctity of life and supporting the important work of Choices Pregnancy Center in
our  communities.  You  do  this  by  raising  sponsorship  support  from  your  friends,
family, co-workers and social networks. You can ask for sponsorship face to face
or spread the good news online through your Facebook page. No matter how you
do  it,  your  efforts  will  help  save  lives,  change  hearts  and  strengthen  families.
EVERY  CENT MATTERS! Registering as a walker is easy to do, and it's fun. We'll
even give you all the tools you'll need to make a difference. With your help we can
ensure that women and men will choose life!

THANK  YOU  FOR  YOUR  GIFT OF
STEWARDSHIP  BACK  TO THE  LORD  

As Christian stewards we are called to a lifelong conversion to
to  chat about

Weekend of April 8/9, 2017
Envelopes
Loose
TOTAL OFFERTORY
Weekly Budget
Surplus(Above

$
$
$

3,859.00

vocations@cdow.org.
Ordination to Priesthood -

976.00
4,835.00
4,810.00

You can learn more about the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal by reading
Saturday, May 20
or   visiting   the   diocesan   website   at

$
$

Visit https://cpcministry.networkforgood.com/projects/24702-2017-walk-for-life

The   National   Day   of   Prayer
observance  held  on  the  first  Thursday  of  May,
inviting   people   of   all   faiths   to   pray   for   the
nation.   It   was   created   in   1952   by   a   joint
resolution  of  the  United  States  Congress,  and
signed  into  law  by  President  Harry  S.  Truman.
This  year’s  theme  is  “For  Your  Great  Name’s
Sake!         Hear    Us…Forgive    Us…Heal    Us”.  
Locally,   the   National   Day   of
observed   with   a  prayer  service  at  Noon  on
May   4th
Shore   Rd.,   Denton   –
Baptist    Church,    1120    Market    St.,    Denton).  
For

www.NationalDayOfPrayer.org.   

is   an   annual
Budget)    
25.00
to get started!

AROUND   THE  DIOCESE   & COMMUNITY
Human Trafficking happens here, but we can stop it!
Human  Trafficking  is  a  gross violation of human rights that hides behind the silence of
its  victims.  Sadly,  our  state  is
Maryland’s  Catholic  bishops  recently  issued  a  statement  to  raise  awareness  about
human   trafficking   and   to   urge   all   Maryland’s   Catholics   to   attend  a  free  regional
informational   session   called,   “Proclaiming   Liberty   to   Captives”
Maryland  Human  Trafficking  Task  Force  and  local  experts  who  will  provide  effective
tools  for  combating  human trafficking in our local communities. Sessions will be held in
both English and Spanish.
and  ways  you  can  help  end  it  here  in  Maryland!  Please  visit  the  Maryland  Catholic
Conference’s   website   http://www.mdcathcon.org/humantrafficking
information  session  in our region
Salisbury, MD  on Saturday, April 22 from 1-3pm).

2nd
Operation Rice Bowl
Poor Box

Collection –

PARISH  COUNCIL/LEADERSHIP  NEWS
PARISH  COUNCIL  SEEKING  NOMINATIONS  for MAY ELECTIONS

3  new  members  will  be  elected
interested in serving on the Council and would like to nominate yourself, or if you
would  like  to  nominate  another  parishioner,  please  contact  Lori  in  the  Parish
Office.    As  stated  in  the  St.  Benedict/St.  Elizabeth  Parish  Council  Constitution,
“Any  lay  person  is  eligible  for  election  to  the  Council,  who  is  a  fully  initiated
and   practicing   member   of   the   Roman   Catholic   Church,   and   free   of   any
canonical  impediment  affecting  full  participation  in  the  life  of  the  Church;  and
who  has  attained  the  age  of  eighteen  (18)  years  by  the  date  of  elections; and
who  is  a  registered  member  of  the  parish.”    Elected  members  serve  a  3-year
term  on the  Parish  Council.   Appointed  members  serve a 1-year  term.   

$ 1,353.12
$

531.02
for  the  Parish  Council  in  late  May.    If  you  are
not  immune  from  this  grave  injustice  but, we can help!
presented   by   the
Prayer   will   be
at   Martinak   State   Park   (137   Deep
Do not miss this opportunity to learn about human trafficking
Rain   location:   Calvary

to   RSVP   for   the
(which will be held at St. Frances de Sales Parish in

more
information,
visit