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ST. BENEDICT, RIDGELY           
www.beparish.com
ST. ELIZABETH, DENTON
APRIL 22
& 23, 2017
SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER:  DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
MASS SCHEDULE  & INTENTIONS   
A WORD FROM  YOUR  PASTOR…

CHRISTIAN  FORMATION
Our Confirmation class will be on retreat here
April 29th.

Spirit deeper into their lives.
the Hershey Park trip the next day are welcome to attend the special retreat Mass
on  Saturday  night  for  the Confirmande.
chapel at 7:30pm  Saturday evening April 29th.

LIFE  IN THE  PARISH  FAMILY
Sunday, April 23

Saturday, April 22
4:30 –

at the parish on Saturday,
Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare to receive the Holy

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ ~
Today  we  celebrate  Divine  Mercy  Sunday
which completes the Easter Octave (7
+  1  day) eight days that reclaim all creation
and  illumine  humanity so it sees its potential
with God.  

5:10pm
St. Elizabeth

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2nd
Annual    Catholic    Appeal    Announcement
Weekend  

Collection  –
Mother’s  Day Intentions

CONFESSIONS
5:30p.m. St. Elizabeth

Also, any other youth of the parish who are going on
days
Joseph Dombroski
It will be in the Parish Family Life Center

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Springfest Ticket  Sales after all masses
Rel. Ed./RCIA  Classes –
Confirmation    Prep.    –

9:40-10:45a.m.  
10:45-11:00a.m.   –

Sunday, April 23
SECOND  SUNDAY  OF EASTER

APRIL IS CHILD  ABUSE  PREVENTION   MONTH.
Did you know that there is no statute of limitations for removing a cleric who has
sexually  abused  a  minor  from  public  ministry  in  the  Catholic  Church?    A  cleric
against  whom  there  is  an  established  or  admitted  act  of  child  sexual  abuse  is
permanently   removed   from   the   priesthood,   regardless   of   when   the   abuse
occurred.

We  join  with  all  the  angels  and  saints  in
heaven  and  sing  out  because  we  have so
merciful  a creator that bestowed upon us a
friend and brother we call Christ Jesus.

10th
TuesdayApril 25

Grade Classroom  
DIVINE  MERCY  SUNDAY
7:15a.m. St. Benedict

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Confirmation  Interviews –
Social Concerns Meeting  –

4:30-7pm  –

FLC
Hall  

People  of the Parish
8:30am St. Benedict

7pm –
RR

Adult Bible Study
Thursday, April 27

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7pm –

Bessie Hughes
11:15am

Jesus thirsts for us, he desires us to be where he is -
Father.  We are to imitate our Savior in all his earthly behaviors in order to know what
our  humanity  can  accomplish  -
mountains.   Imagine  what we can do if we are filled to the brim with faith.

in the presence of his Heavenly

St. Elizabeth
Mark Green

PARISH  AND  FAMILY LIFE

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Adult Bible Study –
Confirmation  Interviews  (if  needed)  –

9:30a.m.  –
RR
WE REMEMBER   +
WE CELEBRATE   +
WE BELIEVE
with  faith  the  size  of  a  mustard  seed  we  can  move
4:30-

Celebrating  A  Birthday  Soon:    Michael  Ebaugh  (5-12),  Mark  Sellman
Connie  Walton (5-12), Joe Wood (5-12), Grace Belay (5-13), Alan McIntire (5-13),
Mary   Redgraves   (5-13),  Kenneth  Swain  (5-13),  Dot  Blazejak  (5-14),  Edward
Cartrette  (5-14),  Maximus  Ebaugh  (5-14), James Frankowski (5-14), Cass Kempel
(5-14),  Joan  Dize  (5-16),  Zachery  Dufour  (5-16),  Cassidy  Joseph (5-16), Tolbert
Rowe  (5-16),  Meghan  Knott  (5-17),  Bailey Bartlett (5-18), Connor Constantino (5-
18), Katherine Walters (5-18)

(5-12),

Tuesday, April 25
9:00a.m. FLC Chapel

7pm –
Saturday, April 29

FLC
Let us pray for mercy that we may become merciful as The Lord is merciful.

Terry Keith
Wednesday, April 26

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Annual
Weekend  

Catholic
Appeal
Commitment
Let the Easter Message be broadcasted throughout  the land starting with you!

9:00a.m. St. Elizabeth
Intentions  of Carm  Powell

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Confirmation   Retreat   –
begins   at   8am  –

Parish Hall  
Sunday, April 30

Pax Christi ~
Rev. John B. Gabage

WESTERN  SPRING  FLING  ~ Springfest 2017  

Thursday, April 27
9:00

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Annual
Weekend  

Catholic
Appeal
Commitment

Mark your calendar and come and celebrate with your parish
family!  A parish tradition, Springfest is our festive celebration
of Spring and this year promises to be the best yet with our
Western-inspired  theme.    In  a  practical  sense,  this  event is
one of our largest parish fundraisers.   So, don your cowboy
boots,  hats,  bandanas  and  other  Western  duds  and  make
plans  to  join  us for a memorable night!
cocktails,   Bingo,   a   silent   Western  movie  and  a  costume

a.m. FLC Chapel
Rosemary  Meade

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be recited

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

after the 11:15a.m. Mass atSt. Elizabeth Church.  
Confessions will be held during the recitation in the sacristy.

9:40-10:45a.m.

Friday, April 28
9:00

a.m. St. Elizabeth
Carole  Kavetski

9:30a.m.
Parish  Hall

Their Eyes Were Opened and They Recognized Him”
The  2017  Annual  Catholic  Appeal
diocese next weekend. Once a year,
to  support  the  work of diocesan programs and ministries that provide services that no
one  parish  can  offer  on  its  own.  Your  gift  helps  bring  Christ  to those who seek His
presence  -
parishioners  of  St.  Benedict/St.  Elizabeth  we  are  proud  to  be  part  of  the  Church  of
Wilmington. As members of the diocese, it is important for each of us to serve others by
sharing our resources. Just as we are one in
other  parishes  and  with  our  diocese.
support  of  the  Appeal  also  provides  funding  for  our  parish  since  50%
collected above our target will be returned to the parish for our own ministerial  needs.
Please give prayerful consideration to your resources and the needs of those served by
the Appeal. Kindly decide ahead of time the contribution you wish to make this year and
come to church next week prepared to complete your pledge to offer your support. To
learn  more  about  the  Annual  Catholic  Appeal,  visit www.cdow.org; click “Giving” then
“Annual Catholic  Appeal”.

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Youth Ministry Trip to Hershey Park
REMEMBERING  IN PRAYER  THIS WEEK…

We will have special

will  be  conducted  in  parishes  throughout  the
our Bishop asks each of us to make a commitment

Saturday, April 29
4:30 –

5:10pm
St. Elizabeth

contest as well as other fun offerings.  Whether you are able
to  attend  the  event  or  not,  please  consider  donating  something  for  the  auction.  
Parishioner  and Business Donations are the reason this event is such a success

Alex Wood
Kathleen EdwardsNina & Arnold Taylor

Patricia Brady

CONFESSIONS
5:30p.m. St. Elizabeth

the  poor,  the  sick,  the  distressed,  our  children  and  our  elderly.
As

Kelsey Kaifer
Nancy Kibler
Ron  Blazejak

Hayley & Noah Jolley
Margaret Ann Torbert
Therese Champagne

Robert J. Porter
thank each and every one of you for your past support. All

year after year and we
types

Sunday, April 30
THIRD  SUNDAY  OF EASTER

of  donations  are
theme  baskets  and  donations  can  be  dropped  off  at  the Parish Office beginning
May 1st.  Tickets for the Springfest Event will be on sale starting this weekend after
all  masses  or you can purchase tickets by contacting the Parish Office.
see you there!  

needed  from  stand  alone  items  and  gift  certificates  to

Peggy Upaul
Rita Hixon
Joshua Maloney

Jackie Long
Patricia McWilliams
Virginia C. Wright

the body of Christ, we are also one with
Our  parish  target  is  $42,000.  Your  financial

7:15a.m. St. Benedict

People  of the Parish
8:30am St. Benedict

of  monies
Hope to

Kathie Cowell
Christina Jewell
Douglas Boylayer

Bob Brown
Jane Cade

Marie  & Marvin Durner
11:15am

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

St. Elizabeth

Jose Morales
TABERNACLE  LIGHT INTENTIONS

If you would like to add a friend or loved one to the
list, please call or e-mail the Parish Office at 410-
634-2253 or LParks@beparish.com.  And, please

and

Walk  For  Life  in  Easton!  By  becoming  a  walker,  you  are  faithfully defending the
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. 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!

APRIL 15 –
APRIL 28

help us to keep our list current by notifying our
office when a

SB Church:  In Memory of Liam Young
SE Church:

name should be removed.  

LITURGY  COMMITTEE  
Thank  you  to  Liturgy  Team  II

prepare our church environments for the weeks of Lent and for Holy Thursday and Good
Friday.  Liturgy  Team  II

In Memory of Bob & Beverly   
(Carol  Seward  &  Pat  League)  who  worked
hard to

VOCATION REFLECTIONS
Today’s  first  reading  reminds  us  that  the  early
Christians  “devoted  themselves  to  the  teaching
of  the  apostles  and to the communal life, to the
breaking    of    bread    and    to    the    prayers.”  
Christians  today  are  called  to  the  same  tasks;
some live out that calling as religious sisters and
brothers, as priests or as deacons.  What about
you?    Might  God  be  calling  you  to  a  life  of
service  to  the  Body  of  Christ?  If you think so,

Sherman
FLC Chapel: ___________________

(Peggy  Finnerin,  Catherine  Wood,  Jessie  Woodward,  Nina
Visit https://cpcministry.networkforgood.com/projects/24702-2017-walk-for-life

Taylor,  Linda  Ruskin,  Michael  Ruskin,  Carol  Roller
work on Holy Saturday and will continue through the season of Easter.  

and  Beth  McCullough)  began  their

THANK  YOU  FOR  YOUR  GIFT OF
STEWARDSHIP  BACK  TO THE  LORD  

AROUND   THE  DIOCESE   & COMMUNITY
Queen Anne’s Chorale –
The  Queen  Anne’s  Chorale  is  presenting this year’s Spring Concert on Saturday,

Annual Spring Concert –
“JUKEBOX  USA”

Weekend of April
Envelopes
Loose
TOTAL OFFERTORY
Weekly Budget
Deficit

8/9, 2017

MOTHER’S  DAY REMEMBRANCES
Honor   your   mother   by   having   her   remembered   at   the   Masses  on  Mother’s  Day
weekend.
pick  one  up,  fill  out  the  intention  envelope,  and  place  it  in  the  second  collection  this
weekend  or  next  weekend.  Or,  if  you  receive  offertory  envelopes,  you  can  use  the
special envelope  provided for this purpose in your envelope packet.

$ 2,820.00
$ 1,223.00
$

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.

Special Mass cards are available at the entrances of the churches.  Simply

4,043.00
4,810.00

Please join the Chorale while they perform a

$
($

“Sh-Boom”,  “Moon River” and “I Can’t Give
(BelowBudget)    
767.00)

call   or   write   Father   Norm   Carroll,   Diocesan
Director   of   Priestly   and   Religious   Vocations
(302-573-3113;  vocations@cdow.org).

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

Special Collections–
Holy Thursday/Social Min.
Good Friday/Holy  Lands
Easter
Poor Box

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

3 new members will
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.   

$   262.25
$  
$
$

Ordination to Priesthood -
Saturday, May 20

711.00
2,753.45

be elected
for the Parish Council in late May.  If you are interested

The   National   Day   of   Prayer
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.

is   an   annual   observance   held   on   the   first
226.20
This  year’s  theme  is  “For  Your

Great   Name’s  Sake!    Hear  Us…Forgive  Us…Heal  Us”.    Locally,  the  National
Day  of  Prayer  will  be  observed  with  a  prayer  service  at  Noon  on  May  4th
Martinak   State   Park   (137   Deep
Baptist    Church,    1120    Market    St.,    Denton).       For   more   information,   visit

www.NationalDayOfPrayer.org.   

at
Rain  location:  Calvary

Shore   Rd.,   Denton   –