St. Elizabeth Parish Rockville, Maryland 1 Dear Parishioners, 3:15pm Children’s Choir 7:00pm Justice & Service Committee in family room You will notice a change this weekend 7:30pm School Board in library at Mass. We return to ‘Ordinary” time in the liturgical calendar of the church until Ash Wednesday, January 19 Wednesday. We return to green vestments and we will begin 7:00am Mass reading from the gospel of Matthew during the “A” cycle of read- 11:30am Mass ings on Sunday. 7:30pm Lector Formation in Church “Ordinary” does not mean commonplace bur rather num- Thursday, January 20 bered Sundays throughout the year. There are usually thirty-three 7:00am Mass or thirty-four Ordinary Sundays. This season ends at the begin- 11:30am Mass ning of Advent. 7:30pm Adult Choir rehearsal 7:30pm Adult Ed Committee in Library Our gospel reading this weekend is the account of Jesus’ baptism in St. John’s gospel. About sixty years after the Resur- Friday, January 21 rection of Jesus, people in the Christian community began asking 7:00am Mass the question, “What does His baptism mean? Why was Jesus 10:00am Play Group in Commons baptized?” This is St. John’s purpose today—to explain the early 11:30am Mass events of Jesus’ life to the Christian community. Saturday, January 22 Monday is a holiday commemorating the birthday of Martin 9:00am Mass Luther King. We still have a long way to go in this country in our 4:00pm Confessions until 4:45pm understanding and complete acceptance of one another as peers. 5:00pm Mass This annual celebration asks us each year to look into our own consciences and to look at our own attitudes toward others. Sunday, January 23—3rd Sunday Ordinary Spend some time today thinking about how you break down an- 7:30am Mass other barrier this year in your own attitudes and prejudices. 9:00am Children’s Liturgy of the Word Homebound Ministers dismissed Have a blessed and grace-filled week with Jesus. 10:30am Children’s Liturgy of the Word Rite of Welcome and Acceptance for Adults God bless you, Homebound Ministers dismissed 12:15pm Mass 2:00pm Marriage Preparation in Commons 6:00pm Youth Mass 7:00pm Youth Group, March for Life Vigil This Week NEXT WEEKEND’S PRESIDERS: (22/23 Jan) 5:00pm Fr. O’Brien; 7:30am Fr. Royals; 9:00am Fr. Royals; 10:30am Msgr. Macfarlane; 12:15pm Fr. Steggert; 6:00pm Msgr. Sunday, January 16—2nd Sunday Ordinary Macfarlane 7:30am Mass 9:00am Children’s Liturgy of the Word Homebound Ministers dismissed Parish Life 10:30am Children’s Liturgy of the Word Belonia twins baptisms at this Mass Social Concerns Collection Homebound Ministers dismissed The Social Concerns Collection for next weekend (22/23 12:15pm Carrie & Juliet Davis baptisms at this Mass January) is for Bethesda Cares, one of the local help organiza- 6:00pm Youth Mass tions with which St. Elizabeth’s works in assisting the low and 7:00pm Youth Group, Ignite until 9pm no income individuals and families in our area. Monday, January 17—Martin Luther King Day Pray for the Sick Parish Offices closed Our Parishioners 11:30am Mass Please remember all those in our parish who are sick or in need of special prayers from us, especially Richard Alfultis, Tuesday, January 18 Agnes Bartorelli, Joseph Breen, Margaret & Paul Claffey 7:00am Mass (parents of Theresa Trimble), John Coggins, Bill Couch, Buzz 11:30am Mass Hadad, Dan Jenkins, Jim Kane, Ed Krieg, Robert Kudiwu, 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time 16 January 2011 2 Cindy Lawson, Jean McAndrew, Calvin Rice, Antoinette Youth Ministry Announcements Sayeh, John Swaggart, Jim Weixel, and Marian Wilson. Our January theme for Sunday night youth group is Friends and Family “Life.” We’re discussing ways of respecting life at all stages Celestino Ancco Peña (father of Isabel Ancco, grandfather and debating the difficulties that comes with this Christian of Laura), Diane Baus (friend of Karen Fischer), Margie Boese challenge. We have a very full high school and middle school (mother of Donna Burke), Bill Bray, Richard Chittick (father of calendar of events. Forms can be found online: Laura Harney, grandfather of Colin & Clara) Edward Corboy www.stelizabethchurchmd.org, email Director of Youth Minis- (friend of Peggy Drury), George Lucian Drury (brother of try, Brian Werth for more info or to sign up: brian- Peggy Drury), Helen Gude (cousin of Peggy Drury), Margaret firstname.lastname@example.org. Earle (daughter of Stella Earle), Thomas L. Hutton (father of Several times this year we have had high school visitors Tom Hutton), Luann Lawson (mother of Steve Lawson), to youth group because parents or teens heard about our pro- Maria-Celeste Provetti (mother of Tania Provetti), Abad Rami- gram from a St. E’s parishioner. I would like to thank those rez (friend of Peggy Drury), Nancy Repking (niece of Dot who are spreading news of our events as we welcome all teens Bradford), John Ruzinok (cousin of Fran & Ted Sabine), Betty throughout the area for our high school programming. Our Stansbury (mother of Bill Stansbury), and Joseph Tramma youth group provides a place where our youth feel welcome (nephew of Elizabeth Kistner). Our gathered community and needed in the church. remembers all of these people daily and asks God for His gentle and healing touch. (Names that have been here for sev- Parishioner Help Requested eral months will regularly be rotated off unless you call the This Sunday there are sign-ups for assistance with serving parish office to ask for an extension. We continue to remember breakfast to our 150 March for Life guests from around the everyone in our intentions, whether listed here or not!) country on Monday morning, January 24, 2011. Please see the sign-up sheet in the Commons or email brian- Remembering Those Who Have Died email@example.com to assist. Please keep in your prayers all those who have died, espe- cially Courtney Camarano (niece of Marie Robinson), Mary Upcoming High School Events Lucille McGuire and George M. Kurtz (friends of Peggy January 16th, Sunday: Youth Mass 6pm, Youth Group Drury). These families have our community’s deepest sympa- 7-9pm. Life topics will be in discussion format to let teens thy. share their views in an open environment and they will learn why the church teaches what it does about topics dealing with Flowers in Church life issues. This Sunday’s theme is abortion, the real difficul- The flowers next weekend (Jan 22/23) have been spon- ties that face women considering this option, and the loving sored by Bill & Lorraine Fitzsimmons in honor of their 41st pro-life Catholic response. wedding anniversary. Thank you and congratulations, Bill and MLK Jr. Service Project: January 17th, Monday, Lorraine! 10am - 3pm - Langley Park Catholic Community center clean- The notebook in which to indicate if you’d like to sponsor up and fix-up day, email firstname.lastname@example.org to attend. flowers for a weekend is on the table in the Commons. So January 23rd, Sunday: Youth Mass 6pm, Youth Group please feel free to sign up for flowers one weekend if there’s 7-9pm with guest musicians, jugglers, and speakers - APEX. Plus option of attending overnight Vigil (form is needed if teen is planning on attending overnight) Weekly Collection Vigil for Life and March for Life: January 23rd - 24th, Sunday - Monday: Vigil with concert by APEX will be at St. For the weekend of 8/9 January: E's on Sunday evening with overnight retreat (http:// Thank you for your gifts! www.vigil4life.org/). Monday we will depart early to the Veri- zon Center to join 20,000 teens from around the country for a Offertory # Mass celebrating life. Our very own Gloria Kombe will be a Envelopes 251 $ 11,415.00 keynote speaker giving her own witness testimony to life! Let's Loose checks 73 $ 2,016.00 bring a huge group to cheer her on!!! Then we will March for Loose cash $ 2,115.68 Life on the Nation's Capitol. Faith Direct $ 9,067.34 Ski Trip: January 29th, Saturday: High School and 8th grade are invited! As always, high school youth from Offertory Total $ 24,614.02 any church or school are welcome to attend. Join several area Social Concerns (Stepping Stones) $ 384.00 youth groups on this all day ski trip to White Tail Ski Resort! January 30th, Sunday: Youth Mass 6pm, Youth Group World Missions $ 2,105.00 7-9pm Christmas to date $ 102,976.74 Continued on page 3 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time 16 January 2011 3 Youth Ministry Announcements (continued) entire community prays every day for these individuals on their Encounter: High School Summer Service Camp (current journey toward Easter. Thank you! grades 8-12) – July 10th -15th 2011 – Forms will still be ac- cepted through February 15th and will be accepted at a first Matthew Begins in February come, first serve basis. In three weeks, Dr. Anthony Tambasco will spend 5 weeks discussing the gospel of Matthew: a Gospel for Jewish Chris- Upcoming Middle School Events tian relations. Dr. Tambasco returns to our parish for the sixth March for Life: Mon. Jan. 24th 2011 (Grades 6-12) time. At Georgetown University he has taught courses in bibli- High School Ski Trip: Sat., Jan 29th (8th Grade invited) cal literature, the bible and social justice and explorations in Week of Hope Summer Service Camp: June 27th–July Catholic culture, and is currently the Associate Dean of the 1st (Grades 6-8) Graduate Liberal Studies Program. He has lectured widely in Encounter: Summer Service Camp: July 10th -15th – adult education in local parishes as well as the Smithsonian Sign up by January 14 (8th Grade invited) Institution and the Learning and History channels. Join him on Wednesdays from February 2 through March 2 in the school Pianist and Base Guitarist Needed for Youth Mass library at 7:30pm. If you play piano or base guitar and would like to join our band for the 6pm youth mass, please email Brian, brian- Parental /Spousal Bereavement Support Group email@example.com. We would love to have you join us! St. Elizabeth Bereavement Ministry will offer an eight week bereavement support group series for adults who have experienced the death of a parent, spouse or significant other. someone special you’d like to honor or memorialize, or you The Winter daytime series will meet in the front meeting room have a special celebration coming up. off the Commons on Wednesday mornings, 10–11:30am, from February 9 - March 30. (An evening series is planned for April Lector Formation Evening - May.) There is no fee but registration is required. Space is On Wednesday, January 19th, at 7:30pm, our quarterly strictly limited so call early. To register call Deacon Kevin gathering for lectors will take place. Microphone reading will Byrne (301-279-5962), Claudia McAuliffe (301-881-1457) or be included on this evening’s agenda. All lectors should plan to Nancy Lorentz (301-897-0795). attend. From Mission on Hold to Mission of the Moment Mass Intentions What would you do if you were in a new city for the first time and were suddenly told that the airlines have cancelled the Sat. 01/15 9:00am flights to your final destination? Larry Couch and Jim 5:00pm Dupuy & Belard Families McKenna decided to be courageous and, finding themselves Sun. 01/16 7:30am James McAuliffe not quite at their destination in Haiti and stranded in Port-au- 9:00am Lou Ann Lawson (Int) and Prince, to just be with the Haitian people. What is it like in Steven Lawson (Int) Port-au-Prince since the massive earthquake of January 11, 10:30am Mary Tramont 2010? It turned out to be a learning experience for both 12:15pm Marie Esposito sides! Come and hear them discuss their journey and share 6:00pm Our Parish Family their insights on Thursday, January 27, in the school library at Mon. 01/17 11:30am Jordan T. Milne 7:30pm. Tue. 01/18 7:00am Donald R. Collins, Sr. 11:30am Margie Edwards Rite of Welcome Next Weekend Wed. 01/19 7:00am Jane Bockenek Adults to Become Catholic 11:30am Leslie H. Browne Next Sunday, during the 10:30am Mass, we will celebrate Thu. 01/20 7:00am Bao Nguyen the Rite of Welcome and Acceptance for the eight adults who 11:30am Mary Tramont are participating in the RCIA. These men and women will be Fri. 01/21 7:00am Teng S. Le & Lee W. Chang received into the church at the Easter Vigil in April. We are 11:30am John J. McDonough, Elizabeth A. once again in need of sponsors for this group and hope there McDonough, & Jordan T. Milne are some of you who would like to step forward and walk this Sat. 01/22 9:00am journey with this dedicated group of newly forming Catholics. 5:00pm Jack Burns All one needs is the desire to be open to the Spirit within one’s Sun. 01/23 7:30am Larry Amaan own heart, and the willingness to share one’s own journey of 9:00am Vincent Garagusi faith. Please contact Kathy (301.881.1380 / saint.elizabeth 10:30am Jordan T. Milne @verizon.net) if you’d like to help, or even if you would just 12:15pm Mary Tramont like to know more about this ministry. Regardless of whether 6:00pm Our Parish Family you feel called to become a sponsor to someone this year, our 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time 16 January 2011 4 Adult Education Committee Planning Meeting Protecting God’s Children What topics would you like to hear more about? What If you are a new volunteer working with children or youth new subjects would you like? You can contact Marilyn Tay- in the parish or school, you are required to sign up for Protect- lor (301.881.1380, firstname.lastname@example.org), or come and join ing God’s Children, a one-session workshop required for all us for our meeting on Thursday, January 20 at 7:30pm in the volunteers or employees who will have substantial contact with school Library. children in the Archdiocese of Washington. Training will be held on Tuesday, February 1, at 6:30pm, in the All Purpose Parish Photo Directory Room, lower level of the school. Just go to www.adw.org and Mark your calendars! It’s been six years since our last click on “Protecting Our Children” to register, plus you’ll find photo directory and we’ve welcomed many new parishioners lots of information on the Child Protection Policy of the Arch- since then so time to update! Photo appointments begin Feb- diocese of Washington. ruary 22nd. Appointments can be scheduled now on our parish website — see the link on the home page and simply Marriage Preparation follow the directions to get your choice of appointment! Vol- Our latest marriage preparation course for those couples unteers are needed to help with this project in a number of planning to marry in the next few months begins next weekend. areas. If you’re interested, please contact Kathy Swartz to Please keep these young people in your prayers as they plan find out more about it (301.881.1380 / saint.elizabeth this momentous step in their lives. @verizon.net). Weekend Retreat for Women LAST CALL for Teresa Books! “Make your home in me as I make mine in You” is this Msgr. Macfarlane has chosen ‘The Four Teresas’ as the year’s theme at the Dominican Retreat House in McLean. book for his discussion this year, which will be held on Please join me February 18-20. The Retreat Master is Fr. Jo- March 16th. The 80 copies we had on hand are already sold seph Dorniak, IFM conv. Good meals, rest, discussions, and out, but you may pay and pre-order a copy. List price is prayer services will be a source of inspiration for attendees. For $13.99, but we have the books for $11.25 (see Kathy after information please call parishioner Muriel Mann Mass on the weekends or stop by the parish office during the (301.881.4589) or the Retreat House (703.356.4243). week). The Four Teresas is a book about Therese of Lisieux, Teresa of Avila, Teresa Benedicta of the Cross and Mother Teresa. LAST CHANCE TO ORDER through the parish is .School News January 18th; after that date you will be on your own! Take a Chance To Win! Have You Signed up for Faith Direct? Would you like a chance to win approximately $6,400 It’s easy, and a great way to make your parish donations cash or free tuition for one year? We are celebrating Catholic without having to remember to bring an envelope to church! Schools Week at our school during the week of January 30. As Simply log on to www.faithdirect.net and use the St. Eliza- part of our week, we will hold a tuition raffle on February 4. beth code to enroll (MD19). You’ll be able to indicate the The winner will receive tuition for one student at St. Elizabeth weekly amount you’d like to contribute, and may access and School or the cash equivalent. You do not have to have a child change your donation amounts at any time. The parish still at the school to enter the drawing. Tickets are $30 each or $100 receives your contributions, but you have no more hassles for 4. Checks should be made payable to St. Elizabeth School. with envelopes or mailing in contributions whenever you’re away. Donations may be made through a credit card or through a checking account debit. Contact the parish office To help build the (301.881.1380) with any questions, or call Faith Direct head- Monsignor Macfarlane Educational Legacy, quarters (1.866.507.8757). If you are not yet registered in would you consider: the parish, you will find a Faith Direct enrollment form in the registration packet in the Commons. ⇒ Donating auction items, i.e. vacation homes, golf packages, tickets for the Nats, Redskins, Caps, Wizards, etc. ⇒ Soliciting or buying business ads Scripture Readings-Week of January 17 ⇒ Writing family tributes ⇒ Sponsoring a table, a part of the band or bar MON Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 2:18-22 TUES Hebrews 6:10-20; Mark 2:23-28 Fill the 45th Anniversary Gala Program with WED Hebrews 7:1-3, 15-17; Mark 3:1-6 Our Appreciation and Congratulations THU Hebrews 7:25—8:6; Mark 3:7-12 FRI Hebrews 8:6-13; Mark 3:13-19 SAT Hebrews 9:2-3, 11-14; Mark 3:20-21 Appropriate forms can be found in the Commons SUN Isaiah 8:23—9:3; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17; and at the Parish Office Matthew 4:12-23 or 4:12-17 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time 16 January 2011 5 Fall Parish Trip Info Canada/New England, September 15-26: This trip is now available for reservations, directly through our tour com- pany, Vantage. We’ll travel to Montreal where we’ll spend two nights, then board a Holland America cruise ship bound for Boston, followed by a stop in Quebec City, cruising in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and stops at Charlottetown, PEI, Sydney and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Bar Harbor, Maine and then two nights in Boston. Vantage is holding cabins for us for just one month, after that rooms will be on a space available basis only. We’ll have flyers available soon, but in the meantime you may go to the Vantage website (www.vantagetravel.com/hbm11) and see this specific itinerary; and call 1.800.322.6677 to make a reservation. Be sure to give the Group #G521-500 to be put in the St. Elizabeth group! Holy Land, November 9-18: Registration information for this trip will be available very soon and when it arrives you will find it on the table in the Commons and on our website. In the meantime, mark your calendars as these dates are now confirmed! Please look for our table after Masses on the weekend of Fr. O’Brien Valentine’s Day Retreat January 30/31 to buy your tickets. All the proceeds from this Join Fr. O’Brien at the Dominican Retreat for his Valentine fundraiser benefit St. Elizabeth School. Thank you in advance Evening for Married Couples, Monday, February 14, 6:30 to for your generosity and support! 9:30pm. The evening includes a candlelight dinner, a Mass with renewal of vows and Fr. O’Brien’s talk. The cost is $75 per A+ for America couple and reservations are required. Pick up a registration flyer In two weeks, we'll begin our Catholic Schools Week in the Commons or go to www.dominicanretreat.org to register, observance, the annual celebration of Catholic education and or call 703.356.4243 to register by phone. the value it provides to the nation. Please join us at 10:30am Mass on January 30th to kick of this exciting week. A recep- Free Gospel Music Concert tion will follow in the Commons and St. Elizabeth School Featuring Gospel music by La Vera Day and choir director teachers and staff will be present to answer questions and pro- Ginny Curtin and friends will be held at the Church of the Little vide information about registration. Flower, 5607 Massachusetts, Bethesda, on January 23, immedi- ately after the 12:00pm Mass. Ms. Day has been a regular par- Accepting Applications ticipant in the noon Mass for six years and has performed at St. Elizabeth School is currently accepting applications Churches throughout the Metropolitan area. There will be op- for preschool-3 and preschool-4, as well as kindergarten portunities for congregational participation! This will be an hour through grade 7. Interested applicants may call the school’s of spirit-filled and contemporary gospel pieces, highlighting Director of Admissions, Mrs. Barbara Murray (301.881.1824) some of the favorites that Ms. Day has sung over the years. You to schedule a visit and tour of the school building. are in for a special treat! Bring the family. Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken. For more information, call Help Us Earn Money Ginny Curtin (202.686.7058). Please continue to save your Box Tops for Education and empty ink cartridges, both of which can be left in the Com- Weekend Employment Needed mons. Thank you for your support of our parish school. Experienced Caretaker is available for senior care on Satur- days and Sundays: hygiene, meals, laundry, housekeeping, etc. Please contact: Patricia (301.881.8789). Community News Employment Needed Christian Unity Service Looking for a nanny and/or housekeeper? Part-time or full- In commemoration of the Week of Prayer for Christian time. References available. Call Nancy (240.393.9725). Unity, an ecumenical prayer service will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, on Sun- Women’s Weekend Retreat day, January 23rd at 3 PM. The presider will be St. Luke's “Where Are You in The Spiritual Life? From Conversion Rector, the Rev. Dr. Stephanie Nagley, and the homilest will To Spiritual Mysticism” - St. Martin’s Women of Prayer invites be Father Joseph Sileo, Parochial Vicar, St. Bartholomew’s you to a women’s weekend retreat on February 18-20, at the Church, Bethesda. Special music will be provided by the Bolger Center in Potomac, MD. The retreat master, Fr. Philip Trinity Lutheran Church Handbell Choir and the Unity Choir Scott, founded the Family of Jesus the Healer and has been lead- composed of choir members from Bethesda and Rockville- ing retreats for many years. To retrieve the registration form, go area congregations. All welcome. Further info: to www.thewomenofprayer.org. Send your form as soon as pos- (301.942.4183). sible and should you have any questions, please contact Marisa Stoolmiller (240.401.0589 / Marisa.email@example.com).
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