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    St. Margaret of Scotland
        Catholic Church
                                                                            October 16, 2010
    Volume 3, Issue XXXXXI

         Our Staff

Fr. Columban Crotty,
                               Pastor’s Message
SS.CC., Pastor                 The first time I heard the expression “battle
Fr. Fintan Sheeran,
                               fatigue” was during the war in Vietnam. Battle
SS.CC., Associate              fatigue is not just ordinary tiredness but a
                               persistent state of weariness that permeates both
Rev. Mr. Samuel Minor,
Deacon                         body and spirit and makes any activity almost
                               impossible. Some of the soldiers in Vietnam
Rev. Mr. Valentine
Oguledo, Deacon
                               experienced this kind of tiredness after countless
                               encounters with an enemy that continued to
Sr. Maria Raphaela, SSJ,       strike with deadly effect and then disappear into
Director, Christian
Formation                      the jungle.
Mrs. Regina Harvey,            In ordinary life too there can be battle fatigue. The worries, cares and
Interim Director,              burdens of daily living can become so oppressive that they produce a
Daycare
                               spiritual and mental tiredness that zaps one’s strength and makes
Mr. Joseph Joy, Music          prayer and decision-making extremely difficult.
Director
                               In Israel, in the time of Jesus, a judge was a very powerful person in
Mrs. Carmen Wilson,
Office Manager                 the community while a widow had very little social standing. Jesus
                               tells the story of a widow who did not let her inferior position or
Mrs. Gail Carter, Office
                               rejection by a judge deter her from seeking a just solution to her
Assistant
                               problem. She knew that she deserved a just decision and did not allow
                               the taboos of the time or the judge’s obstinacy prevent her from
                               continuing her efforts until finally the judge gave in. Not only did the
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                               frequent attempts of the woman to get justice wear down the judge’s
                               patience but also he was afraid that she was going to beat him up. The
    Inside this issue:         persistence of the widow is something we can all reflect on.
                               The main point of the parable, however, is about the generosity and
Pastor’s Message           1
                               goodness of God. If a corrupt and unjust judge finally acceded to the
Finance Page               2   demands of a poor widow how much more will the good and merciful
Christian Formation        3   God hear our prayers and grant our requests. Our God is like a loving
                               and caring parent who wants what is best for his/her children so we
Announcements              4   should never grow weary of approaching God in confidence and trust.
                               Especially at a time when we experience physical and spiritual ‘battle
Daily Readings             6   fatigue,’ we can approach God in confidence knowing that he will
Contact Information        6
                               restore our strength. “The Lord will guard you from all evil; he will
                               guard your life. The Lord will guard your coming and your
                               going.” (Psalm 121)
VOLUME 3, ISSUE XXXXXI    ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND CATHOLIC CHURCH                PAGE 2




                         Town Hall Meeting

Date:        October 24, 2010


Time:        9:30 a.m.


Place: Omega Room


It is important that every person attend this meeting.

          Counters Schedule for Sunday, October 24,2010 Team 4
         NOTE: For more information please contact Jackie Harris
                                 (301) 801-6161.

Weekly Collection– October 10, 2010
Weekly Offering                 $4,400.35                              DEBT
Building Maintenance            $    95.00                       REDUCTION
Children                        $      8.00                    October 10, 2010
All Souls                       $    45.00                Current Campaign Total
All Saints                      $    25.00                           $73,844.19
Catholic University             $    25.00                 2011 Fiscal Year Total
Propagation of Faith            $    35.00                           $4,215.19
Poor Box                        $    65.33              Our total campaign goal is
                                                               $130,791.93
Solidarity                      $    32.00
                                                       Our goal for Fiscal Year 2011
TOTAL                           $4,730.68
                                                               is $28,000.00
    VOLUME 3, ISSUE XXXXXI                ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND CATHOLIC CHURCH            PAGE 3




                   Lifelong    Christian Formation
                             29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C


      Sunday, October 17           9:30 am        WHOLE COMMUNITY CATECHESIS
      Monday, October 18          7:00 pm         Adolescent Catechesis
                                                  Sponsor Formation Training
      Tuesday, October 19         7:00 pm         RCIA INQUIRY
                                                  Final Session - Introduction to Scripture
      Wednesday, October 20       7:00 pm          Bible Study - Book of Revelation
      Thursday, October 21         10:00 am        Bible Study - Book of Revelation




                               “All Scripture is Inspired by God” 2 Tim. 3:16



                                     Question of the Week
“…pray always without becoming weary.” When do you tire of praying? What is it that makes
you weary when praying to God? Do you desire quick answers? Miracles? Immediate results?
What has persistence in prayer done for you? Has anything changed in your thinking when you
prayed persistently? How do I respond when people come to me and persistently ask for my
help?



ARCHDIOCESAN COURSE:
On five Tuesdays beginning November 2 we begin another course for Certification:
CATECHETICAL METHODOLOGY which presents the New Evangelization of “Forming
Disciples for the Lord.”
     VOLUME 3, ISSUE XXXXXI             ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND CATHOLIC CHURCH   PAGE 4




                              Announcements
                               SHARE FOOD NETWORK

     Holiday packages are available. For more information, please
   contact Janet Royal at 301-735-0434. Flyers are available on the
                             foyer table.




The next Fundraising Committee meeting is on October
19 at 7:00 pm.


   PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO ARE ILL,
                HOSPITALIZED OR RECOVERING

Iola Anderson, Mary L. Gross, Lucy Anthony, Lucretia Lomax (Barbara
Jackson’s mother), Lorretta Murphy, Willie Jacobs, Ethel Lineburger,
Naomi Walker, Ida King, Etta Jones, Daniel Savoy, Carolyn Adams, Leon
Adams, Michael J. Marshall (Agnes Hall’s Brother) , Celestine Turner
(mother of Yvette Newman), Simone Contee, Sallie Williams,
Danna Childress (daughter of Faye Francis Peale), Tai Saunders,
Gloria Henderson, David Lee (Husband of Ophelia Lee), John Cefaratti,
Mary Butler, V. Braswell and William Rollins.
Please help us to keep our records updated by contacting the rectory
concerning parishioners who are hospitalized, ill at home, or would like to
have the Sacrament of the Sick or Eucharist brought to their home.
VOLUME 3, ISSUE XXXXXI   ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND CATHOLIC CHURCH   PAGE 5
  CONTACT INFORMATION                                         OUR SACRAMENTAL LIFE
                                               WEEKDAY MASS: 8:00 AM
408 Addison Road, South
                                               SUNDAY MASS:  8:00 AM, 11:00 AM
Seat Pleasant, MD 20743
                                               VIGIL MASS:   SATURDAY AT 4:00 PM
Rectory:                301-336-3344
                                               NOVENA— EVERY MONDAY AFTER THE 8:00 A.M. MASS
Rectory Fax:            301-336-5501
Formation:              240-788-6774
                                               HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION—MASSES ARE 8:00 A.M. &
Childcare:              301-336-3115
                                               7:30 P.M.
Omega Room:             301-336-3345
                                               SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION—SATURDAYS
                                               3:30 P.M. TO 4:15 P.M.
Email: stmargpar@verizon.net
                                               BAPTISMS: CALL THE RECTORY TO MAKE
Rectory hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm               ARRANGEMENTS FOR PREPARATION CLASSES.

                                               MARRIAGES: NECESSARY PREPARATION REQUIRE THAT
                   Website
                                               ARRANGEMENTS BE MADE AT LEAST SIX MONTHS,
           http://www.stmoscs.org              BEFORE THE DATE OF THE WEDDING. CALL THE
                                               RECTORY FOR MORE INFORMATION.

                                               YOUTH CHRISTIAN FORMATION: SESSIONS ARE
           MASS INTENTIONS
                                               FROM SEPTEMBER TO MAY. CONTACT SISTER MARIA
                                               240-788-6774.
 11:00 AM All Parishioners
                                               OCIA: HAVE YOU RECEIVED ALL THREE SACRAMENTS OF
                                               INITIATION (BAPTISM, EUCHARIST, CONFIRMATION)? IF
                                               NOT, PLEASE CONTACT SISTER MARIA. SESSIONS ARE
                                               HELD ON TUESDAY 7:00 PM—9:00 PM.
DAILY READINGS

Sun:    Ex 17:8-13       Mon: 2 Tm 4:10-17
        Ps 121:1-8            Ps 145:10-13,
        2 Tm 3:14–4:2                17-18
        Lk 18:1-8             Lk 10:1-9                               Schedule
Tues:   Eph 2:12-22      Wed: Eph 3:2-12                              October 23-25, 2010
        Ps 85:9-14            (Ps) Is 12:2-6
        Lk 12:35-38           Lk 12:39-48                    EUCHARISTIC               LECTORS

Thurs: Eph 3:14-21                             4:00 PM    DOROTHY CARTER         KEITH SOMERVILLE
       Ps 33:1-2,4-5,11-12,18-19                          MARIA LAMONT
       Lk 12:49-53
                                               8:00 AM    YVONNE BROWN            GWEN KELLY
Fri:    Eph 4:1-6                                         EDNA JACOBS             VERGENIA RICHARDSON
        Ps 24:1-6
        Lk 12:54-59                            11:00 AM   PHYLLIS OGULEDO         SHIRRITA FERGUSON
                                                          ROLAND STEWART          KIM MILES
Sat:    Eph 4:7-16
        Ps 122:1-5
        Lk 13:1-9

				
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