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ST. BENEDICT, RIDGELY           
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ST. ELIZABETH, DENTON
APRIL 1 & 2, 2017
FIFTH
SUNDAY OF LENT
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 2

Saturday, April 1
FIRST  SATURDAY  MASS

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

by
with  the

A  time  to  gather, a time to celebrate our dignity provided in
Christ occurs this Wednesday at 7:00 PM in St. Benedict
Church
.  Five priests will assist you in returning you to your
baptismal  dignity through the Sacrament of Confession –
Penance –

to realize God’s Mercy and to recognize that Christ does not
do anything for us without expressing his Love.

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·

2nd Collection  –
Super Sunday Breakfast –

Building
& Maintenance
9:00a.m. FLC Chapel
9:30 a.m. -

Hall
10:10-

R. William  Riemenschneider
4:30 –

·

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

5:10pm
St. Elizabeth
PARISH  AND  FAMILY LIFE

CONFESSIONS
5:30p.m. St. Elizabeth

Reconciliation. This is a wonderful opportunity
·

Confirmation   Prep.   –
10th

10:45-11:15   a.m.   -
WE REMEMBER   +
WE CELEBRATE   +
WE BELIEVE
grade classroom

Celebrating  A  Birthday  Soon:    Pat  Brown
Auman
(4-28),  April  Miller
Schreyer (4-30)

(4-26),  Sean  Bunce
(4-27),  Socorro  McIntire

(4-26),  Dawn
Hunter  Walters

Virginia Blades
·

Youth  Ministry  Self Defense Class –

5-6pm
(4-27),  Allison  Bringman

(4-28),
(4-29),  Kelly  Strannahan  (4-29),  Isabel

Hall  

Sunday, April 2
FIFTH  SUNDAY  OF LENT

The service will provide you with a communal understanding
that

(4-29),  Abigail
Radtke

Youth Ministry Gathering  –
TuesdayApril 4

·
6-8 p.m.-
Hall

we all need Jesus, and
opportunity,

when we avail ourselves of this
we do not take him for granted, but rather, give

7:15a.m. St. Benedict

PARISH  COOKBOOK  ~ 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

·
·

Adult Bible Study –
Lenten Penance  Service –

7:00 p.m. –

RR
7:00 p.m.  –

Eileen  Mary Doherty
8:30am St. Benedict

him our gratitude for what he did for us on the cross.
will  be  our  last  Lenten  Fish  Dinner

This  Friday
another opportunity for us to gather and share in a meal with our community members.  
The  meal  is  substantial  and  only  costs
fellowship while you are at it.

(April  7)
(5:00  –
7:00  PM)  and is

Sts. Peter & Paul
Wednesday, April 5

Church

People  of the Parish
11:15am

St. Elizabeth
$7.00.  Come
join  the  hungry  and  enjoy  some

are asking each parishioner/parish family to submit at least one recipe for our new
cookbook.  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
type  out  your  recipe,  please  send
possible,  please  submit  your  recipes  by  this weekend.  After the cookbooks are
printed  and  ready  for  sale  the  Cookbook  Committee  will  be  planning  a  “launch
party”  which
cookbook.   

·

Choir   Practice  for  Holy  Thursday  –
p.m. –

5:15

Rosemary  Meade
Tuesday, April 4

St. Elizabeth
·

Lenten Penance  Service –
St. Benedict

7:00 p.m.  

Following the Fish Diner on Friday
St.  Benedict  Church  at  7:00  PM.    This  Lenten  spiritual  activity  allows  us  to  unify
ourselves in communal form and walk the way of the cross while developing insights to
what we can do in and through Christ and his suffering.  

evening, we will have Stations of the Cross
in

9:00a.m. FLC Chapel
COMMUNION   SERVICE

Church
Knights  of  Columbus  Meeting  –

·
7:30 p.m. -

any mass.   If you choose to scan or
your  submission  to  LParks@beparish.com.

Hall
Thursday, April 6

Wednesday, April 5
9:00a.m. St. Elizabeth

If

Next Sunday is Palm Sunday, so make the most of the opportunities before you…
is almost  over… Don’t  let it slip by.

Lent
Dennis Fox

·
·

Adult Bible Study –
Mass at Homestead  Manor NH

9:30
a.m. –
RR


6:15 p.m. –

3:00 p.m.  
will  include  food  prepared  using  some  of  the  recipes  from  the

Thursday, April 6
9:00a.m. FLC Chapel

·
·
·

First Eucharist  Prep. –
Cookbook  Meeting  –
Lenten Penance

GR/Hall
RR

Pax Christi,
Rev. John B. Gabage

6:30 p.m.  –
Service –

Rose Wood
Friday, April 7

SODALITY  NEWS  
Items Requested for Easter Basket Project and 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
following
Office:  (For Easter Baskets) -
shave,  toothpaste,  toothbrushes,  crossword/word  search  books,  stuffed animals
and  regular  &  sugar-free  candy
Bottles,  diapers,  wipes,  formula,  baby  wash/lotion,  onesies,  etc…  Please  place
donations
April 7th.  Thank you!  

7:00 p.m.  –
Church, Chester MD  

LITURGY

St. Christopher’s
Friday, April 7

HOLY  WEEK  & SACRED  TRIDUUM
Monday, April 10th
Tuesday, April 11th
Wednesday, April 12th
Thursday, April 13th

Mass of the Lord's Supper –
Friday,  April  14th
Luke's United Methodist  Church, Denton,  MD; Stations  of the Cross –
St. Benedict Church; Service of the Lord's Passion and Veneration of the Cross –
St. Benedict Church
Saturday, April 15th
St.  Benedict  Church;  RCIA  Vigil  Practice  –
Mass –

LITURGIES  and EVENTS  
Chrism  Mass –
Morning  Mass –

annual

9:00a.m. St. Elizabeth
COMMUNION


Holy Cross Church, Dover DE  –
7pm
SERVICE
·

First Friday Benediction  –
St. Elizabeth  Church

9:30 a.m. –
9am  –

Family  Life Center Chapel  
9am –

Saturday, April 8
4:30 –

-

Morning  Mass –
HOLY THURSDAY

St. Elizabeth  Church
Covered Dish Supper –

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

the

·
·

Homeschool  Group Mtg.–
Knights  of  Columbus  Lenten  Fish  Dinner  –
5:00-7:00 p.m. -

10:30am  –
Hall
5:10pm
St. Elizabeth


St. Benedict  Church

5pm –
Parish Hall;

CONFESSIONS
5:30p.m. St. Elizabeth

7pm –
GOOD  FRIDAY  –

small containers of lotion
& powder, shampoo, after-

Hall
Cross

Ecumenical Cross Walk –
begins at Noon at St.
·

Stations of the
Saturday, April 8

7p.m. –
SB Church

Mary Keith
Sunday, April 9

3pm  –
(individually-wrapped);  (For  Baby  Shower)  –
7pm –
·
Youth  Ministry  Cross  Walk    -
Wilmington
at the entrance of either church or drop them off at the Parish Office by

PALM SUNDAY  OF THE  
PASSION  OF THE  LORD

DE
Sunday, April 9

HOLY  SATURDAY
Blessing of Easter Food –

10:00a.m.
St.  Benedict  Church;  Easter  Vigil

11am  –
7:15a.m. St. Benedict

·
·

2nd Collection
Knights  of  Columbus Hospitality

Operation  Rice Bowl

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.  April Hospitality dates are the
9th, 23rd

8:00p.m.  –
St. Benedict  Church

Lou Pryor
8:30am St. Benedict


-
Religious   Education/RCIA   Classes  –
10:45

9:30 a.m.

Sunday, April 16th
St. Benedict Church; 11:15a.m.  –
Easter Egg Hunt after 8:30a.m.  Mass @ St. Benedict’s  

EASTER   SUNDAY


St. Elizabeth  Church;

Masses:  7:15a.m.  & 8:30a.m.  –
Hall

Lottie Kauffman
11:15am

·
9:40-

St. Elizabeth
of the Parish

a.m.

People
TABERNACLE  LIGHT INTENTIONS

HOLY  THURSDAY  COVERED  DISH  SUPPER  
Make  plans  to  attend  our  Holy  Thursday  Covered Dish Supper on Thursday, April 13th
at 5pm in the Parish Hall.  The parish will provide the main course, rolls and beverages.  
If you are planning to attend, please bring a covered dish of your choice to share (side
dish, dessert, salad, etc…).

& 30th
starting at 9:30a.m.  in the Parish Hall.   
·

Triduum  Rehearsals  –
Thursday;  2:45  p.m.  for  Good  Friday;  3:15
p.m. for Easter Vigil –

2:00  p.m.  for  Holy
YOUTH  MINISTRY  NEWS  
St. Benedict Church
APRIL 1 –APRIL 14

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

SB Church:  In Honor of a Special Intention
SE Church:

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

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

In Memory of Liam Young
FLC Chapel: In Memory of Bob & Beverly  

Patricia Brady

available.
Youth Ministry will hold a gathering this

BLESSING  OF EASTER  FOOD  
Fr.  Gabage
Church.    Bring  your  Easter  bread  and  wine, Easter baskets, or other foods and have
them blessed for sharing at your family table on Easter.  

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

will  bless  Easter  food  on  Saturday,  April 15th
at 10:00a.m. at St. Benedict

Kelsey Kaifer
Nancy Kibler
Ron  Blazejak
Peggy Upaul

Hayley & Noah Jolley
Margaret Ann Torbert
Therese Champagne
Nancy Kibler

Sherman

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

THANK  YOU  FOR  YOUR  GIFT OF
STEWARDSHIP  BACK  TO THE  LORD  

EASTER  EGG  HUNT
The  annual  Easter  Egg  Hunt  will  be  held  after  the  8:30a.m.    Mass  on  Easter Sunday
(April 16th)
2  AND
Hall  after Mass.  Each child will be given a bag to collect their eggs.

or 443-752-8315.

Rita Hixon
Joshua Maloney

Patricia McWilliams
Virginia C. Wright

Weekend of March 26/27, 2017
Envelopes
Loose
TOTAL OFFERTORY
Weekly Budget
Deficit

$ 3,197.00
$
$

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.   

on the grounds of St. Benedict Church.  The hunt is for children in GRADES
YOUNGER.    If  your  child  is  planning  to  participate, please gather in the Parish

647.00
3,844.00
4,810.00

VOCATION REFLECTIONS
In  today’s  gospel, Jesus raises Lazarus to new
life.  Through their ministry and the way
their  lives,  God  calls  priests,  deacons,  religious
sisters and religious brothers to join in His work
of  breathing  new  life  into  the  Church.    Is  He
calling    you   to   participate   in   this   incredible
undertaking?  If you think so, call or write Father
Norm  Carroll,  Diocesan  Director  of  Priestly  and
Religious
vocations@cdow.org).      Be   sure   to   visit   our
website: www.cdow.org/vocations!
Ordination to Priesthood -

for  the  Parish  Council  in  late  May.    If  you  are

$
($

they live

(BelowBudget)    
Collection –

966.00)
A REFLECTION  FROM THE  OFFIC  EOF  CATHOLIC  CEMETERIES  

of the DIOCESE  OF WILMINGTON
Our readings for this weekend focus on the resurrection of the dead. Every Sunday in
the   creed  we  profess  to  believe  in  the  “resurrection  of  the  body.  “This
resurrection  is  the  fulfillment  of  salvation  history  when  the  dead are raised from their
tombs  to  behold  Christ  in  his  resurrected  splendor.  Catholic  Cemeteries    stand  as
enduring symbols of the household of faith awaiting Christ’s triumphant return at the end
of  the  world.    Our  bodies,  as  temples  of  the  Holy  Spirit,  deserve  respect  and
possible they
information  about  our  parish  cemetery,  Holy  Cross  in  Greensboro,  please  contact  the
Parish Office.)  

2nd
Easter Flowers
Poor Box

$ 1,338.50
general

$
Collection   is  for

193.05

Next   weekend’s   2nd
OPERATION   RICE   BOWL.      
If   you   have
been  using
should  turn  it  in  at  that  time.    For  those of
you who receive envelopes, you will find an
Operation    Rice    Bowl    envelope   in   your
packet should you wish to make a donation.  
Thank  you for your generosity.

Vocations
(302-573-3113;
a  Rice  Bowl  during  Lent  you

when
you would like more

should be laid to rest in hallowed ground. (NOTE:  If

The winner of the Sts. Peter & Paul Spring Gala Car Raffle
was Mary Lou Peters
.  Thank you to all parishioners who supported

Saturday, May 20
Sts. Peter & Paul School by purchasing
raffle tickets.