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					ST. JOHN CATHOLIC CHURCH
WESTMINSTER, MARYLAND                                                                                                  March 4, 2012

               MASS INTENTIONS                                                        LITURGY WORSHIP
Monday, March 5-Dn 9:4b-10; Ps 79; Lk 6:36-38
7:00 a.m. Edward and Lillian Swinderman                             PERPETUAL ADORATION UPDATE….We are in need of
8:00 a.m. Marjorie B. Case                                          Adorers for the following hours: Thursdays 1:00-2:00am and
3:00 p.m. Mary Locascio (Mass at Golden Living Center)              Fridays 4:00-5:00 pm. Please call Agnes at the Parish Center, 410-
Tuesday, March 6-Is 1:10, 16-20; Ps 50; Mt 23:1-12                  848-4744 if you can fill these hours.
7:00 a.m. Clotilde Drechsler
8:00 a.m. Joseph M. Mackowiak                                       THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU...Wednesday , February 29
Wednesday, March 7-Jer 18:18-20; Ps 31; Mt 20:17-28                 Again this year during Lent, our parish is participating in an
7:00 a.m. Gabriel DiLorenzo                                         Archdiocesan-wide reconciliation program initiated by Archbishop
8:00 a.m. Intention of Dorothy A. Torretti                          O’Brien called “The Light is On for You.” On Wednesdays in Lent
Thursday, March 8-Jer 17:5-10; Ps 1; Lk 16:19-31                    March 7, 14, 21 and 28 the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be
7:00 a.m. Charles Daniel Hudson Hill                                offered here at St. John from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Catholic parishes in the
8:00 a.m. Margaret Fisher                                           Archdiocese of Baltimore will also have confessions available on these
Friday, March 9-Gn 37:3-4,12-13a,17b-28a;Ps 105;Mt 21:33-43,45-46   Wednesdays and we invite you to join us here for this sacrament. If you
7:00 a.m. Katie O’Brien                                             have been reluctant to come to the sacrament or have been away for
9:30 a.m. William J. Getz                                           some time or just found it difficult to get to regularly scheduled times
Saturday, March 10-Mi 7:14-15, 18-20; Ps 103; Lk 15:1-3, 11-32      for confession, this is a great opportunity to receive penance. To remind
8:00 a.m. Francis Arnold                                            you about the parts of confession and the Act of Contrition, take a
4:30 p.m. Raymond Paul Garner, Sr.                                  brochure in the narthex of the church to guide you through this
Sunday, March 11-Ex 20:1-17 ;Ps 19; 1 Cor 1:22-25; Jn 2:13-25       renewing sacrament. Please join us—The Light is On for You!
7:15 a.m. Intention of Mary Hall                                    CHILDREN’S LITURGY...Sunday, March 4
8:45 a.m. Carolyn Gibbons                                           The 10:30 a.m. Mass will be a children’s liturgy.
10:30 a.m. Robert Knust
12:15 p.m. Ana Yolanda Dilon Hidalgo                                STATIONS OF THE CROSS...Friday, March 9
6:00 p.m. Parishioners of St. John                                  Stations of the Cross will be held in the Church at 2:00 p.m.
                                                                    (children’s format) and 7:00 p.m.
             Dear Parishioners,

             The Peace of the Lord Be With You!                                             WE PRAY …
                                                                    WE ASK YOUR PRAYERS for all who are homebound or in
             During the Lenten season we focus upon prayer,         nursing homes and for all the sick, especially Mary Ellen Langan,
             fasting and almsgiving. We make small sacrifices to    Brian Miller, Jack Galton, Joe Aversa, Lizzie Johnson, Sandy
remind us of the total sacrifice that Jesus made for us.            Johnson and Molly McManus.
  People often ask the following question. What should I give up
for Lent? Some people give up desserts, candy, alcoholic            WE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE of Charles W. Albert, Msgr.
beverages, smoking, etc. These are all good spiritual sacrifices.   Richard Parks, Father Bill Lee, Edward Thompson and Carmen
  There is something else which we can give up for Lent. Give up    A. Towns.
some of our time! Jesus said: “Could you not stay awake with me
even an hour? (Mt.26:40).                                           BAPTISMS…Congratulations and welcome to Bailey Ann
                                                                    Collins, daughter of Christina and Larry Collins, Jr.; Jack
  How much of our time do we give to Jesus? St. John parish
                                                                    Thompson Parker DeFeo, son of Michelle and Stephen DeFeo;
began Perpetual Adoration ten years ago under the spiritual
                                                                    Annie Rowe Gibson, daughter of Kayleen Smith and Christopher
leadership of Monsignor Arthur Valenzano.
                                                                    Gibson; Camden Joseph Kozimor, son of Melissa and Kenneth
  Thousands of people have prayed in the chapel during these last   Kozimor; Lily Anne Meyermann, Ella Lucia Meyermann, Alice
ten years. Would you consider giving Jesus one hour a week?         Lyra Meyermann and Sawyer Austin Meyermann, daughters and
                                                                    son of Lucia and Austin Meyermann; and Owen Michael
  We could spend a little time visiting someone in a hospital,
                                                                    Patterson, son of Holly and Troy Patterson.
nursing home, or jail. We might visit a person who lives alone
and is lonely. Time is a precious commodity. How we spend our
time indicates our priorities in life.                              NOTICE: REQUEST FOR NAMES OF THE SICK TO BE
                                                                    READ AT MASS… If you would like to have the name of a sick
  We could use our time helping another person instead of doing     or hospitalized loved one included in the intercessions at Sunday
what we want to do. Let us consider giving Jesus some of our        Mass, please call the Parish Center. The person making the
time this Lent.                                                     request must be either the sick person himself/herself, or a
                                                                    member of that person’s immediate family. The person’s name
                                     In Christ,                     will be announced for two consecutive weeks, unless a
                                                                    subsequent request is made to keep the person on the list for an
                                                                    additional two weeks or longer.
                                                          SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT


                                                                              WALK-IN WEDNESDAY TOURS...St. John School will be
                      STEWARDSHIP                                             conducting our “Walk-In Wednesdays” tours from 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m.
       WEEKLY OFFERING AND COMPARISON:
                                                                              each and every Wednesday now through March 7, 2012! You do not
Weekend of Feb. 25-26, 2012 Weekend of Feb. 26-27 2011
                                                                              need an appointment — simply “walk-in” and enjoy an information-filled
Envelopes:   $26,394.50     Envelopes: $27,351.05
                                                                              tour of our facilities and activities! Come see why our parents, students and
Loose:         3,470.56     Loose:        $ 3,610.79
                                                                              teachers have so many great things to say about St. John School! Or if you
Elec. Debit  $12,518.13     Elec. Debit $10,524.00
                                                                              prefer, make an appointment for a personal school tour or “shadow day”
TOTAL:       $42,383.19*    TOTAL:        $41,485.84
                                                                              any day of the week that fits your schedule! Call 410-848-7455 for more
Attendance:       3,367     Attendance:         2,989
                                                                              information!
Poor Box:     $2,198.50     Poor Box:       $1,284.00
This year’s budget is based on a weekly offering of $33,100.00.
Last year’s budget was based on a weekly offering of $32,400.00.
                                                                                           ADULT FAITH FORMATION
Our current weekly average is $31,399.44.
Last year weekly average was: $33,142.63.                                     FR. LARRY’S BIBLE STUDY…Fri., Mar. 9 & Sun. Mar. 11
*Total includes Electronic Debits for month of February.                      The next meeting of Fr. Larry’s Bible Study will be on Friday,
                                                                              March 9th from 10:30-noon and Sunday, March 11th at 7:30
    PLEASE REMEMBER ST. JOHN PARISH IN YOUR                                   pm. at the Parish Center. The topic is “The Church and the
                                                                              Mystery of Pentecost.”.” Everyone is welcome.

          THE ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL                                      ADULT CONFIRMATION... Any Catholic adult who did not
                                                                              receive the Sacrament of Confirmation is welcome to join our five
Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Update: To date, the archdiocese reports           week program beginning Thursday, April 26th. Those
that St. John has pledged $63,741 representing 254 gifts at an average gift   completing the program will be Confirmed at the Cathedral of
of $251 each! This does not include the In-Pew Appeal initiative held         Mary our Queen on Pentecost Sunday, May 27th. More details are
recently in the church. Our goal this year is $165,100. We will keep you      available on the parish website.
informed of our progress! Thanks to all who have contributed so far!
Remember, if you have not yet had an opportunity to pledge, there are                     Religious Ed./Youth Activities
envelopes available in the Parish Center during normal office hours! Thank          Religious Education Office: (410) 848-8443
you St. John Parishioners for your support & generosity!
                                                                              We NEED your help...Due to Changes in schedules we are now
                      SCHOOL NEWS                                             in need of Volunteer Assistants in Religious Education:
                                                                                               Tuesdays at 4:30pm: 5th Grade
Mar. 5—Early dismissal at 12:15 pm                                                        Thursdays at 4:30pm: 1st, 3rd and 8th grade.
Mar. 9—School Liturgy @ 9:30 a.m.—Church
        Stations of the Cross—2 p.m. –Church                                  Home Study Parents...On Wednesday, March 7 during Home Study
        Math Madness (Gym & Classrooms)                                       Classes all students will participate in the Family Life lesson. If you have
Mar. 13—General PTF Mtg. —6:30 p.m.—Portico                                   opted out of this session on your registration form, please do not bring your
Mar. 16—School Liturgy @ 9:30 a.m.—Church                                     child this evening. If you would like to review the material we will be
         Stations of the Cross —2 p.m. Church                                 teaching, it is available in our office NOTE: 2nd Grade Home Study
Mar. 17—St. Patrick’s Shindig-6-10 p.m.– Portico                              Students: The main teaching on March 7th for Home Study 2nd Graders
Mar.19-22—Standardized Testing                                                will be a talk on the Real Presence by Fr. Bianco. The students will be
Mar. 23—School Liturgy– @ 9:30 a.m.–Church                                    taught a brief lesson on Love toward the end of the class. This is available
       —Stations of the Cross—2 p.m.—Church                                   for your review.
Mar. 24—Mother/Son Event at Players—6-10 p.m.
                                                                              ATTENTION FIRST COMMUNION PARENTS...Tues., March 13th
                                                                              We will have an Optional Banner Making Open House in the Cafeteria
GIFT CARDS... Gift cards are available every week on Tuesday                  from 6:30-8:00pm You are to bring your banner kit (students to receive
and Thursday mornings in the circle after morning drop off and                this in class) and any supplies your child wishes to use to create their 1st
on Friday afternoons on the church parking lot after pick-up. We              Communion Banner. This is a time for you to come and get some ideas
hope you will take advantage of using the gift card program. If               and help. Directions will be included in the kit and the website will be
you have any questions about this St. John School fundraiser, call            updated with ideas soon!
Debbie Weetenkamp, 443-929-2031. Thank you for your support!
                                                                              THINKING SUMMER...Our Vacation Bible School will be the
STOCK UP ON PIES/DESSERTS...There is still time to help                       week of June 25th –29th. We will need the following: Catechists,
us earn more during March Bonus Days. If you don’t need a pie                 Classroom Assistants, Crafts, Music, Snacks and Babysitting. If
or dessert—donate one to Mary Martha ministry or St. Vincent de               you can help in any of these areas, please call Jordan.
Paul Soup kitchen. Email teresarich@hotmail.com what you want
to donate: Lemon Cake, Strawberry Rhubarb, Key Lime Pie,                      PARENTS OF FIRST COMMUNICANTS...The Religious
Classic Apple, French Silk Pie, Cherry Streusel Pie, Grandma’s                Education Office has several girls dresses and suits for the boys
Carrot Cake, Triple Berry Supreme Pie, Mint Brownie Blast Pie                 for First Communion. If anyone is in need of these, please call
or Turtle Cheesecake.                                                         Jordan in the Religious Education Office.
ST. JOHN CATHOLIC CHURCH
WESTMINSTER, MARYLAND                                                                                                            March 4, 2012

             THE EDGE — (Grades 6, 7 & 8)                                             FINAL RESULTS FROM CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
We meet the 2nd and 4th Friday every month from 7:00-9:00 p.m.                          Angel Inc.                   $1,015.71
in the cafeteria. Newcomers are welcome!                                                Bake Table                   $2,648.70
                                                                                        Baskets and Linens           $ 640.10
FRI., MARCH 9TH: S.O.S…..Do you have what it takes to be a                              Books                        $2,362.38
survivor? Come to Edge to test your skills and learn one tested                         Candy and Fudge              $2,040.50
and true survival technique. See you in the cafeteria from 7-9pm.                       Christmas Room               $1,233.91
                                                                                        Coffee & Donuts              $ 247.50
FRI., MARCH 23: LIGHTS OUT...We’re turning off the lights                               Face Painting                $ 154.25
and bringing out the glow sticks for some fun glow in the dark                          50/50 Raffle                 $7,200.00
games.!                                                                                 Jewelry Boutique             $ 692.65
                                                                                        Luncheon                     $2,779.50
                LIFE TEEN (Grades 9 -12)                                                Market Place                 $2,380.09
                                                                                        North Pole Candy             $ 508.10
Life Teen is a High School Youth Ministry that meets every                              Plants & Posies              $1,526.75
Sunday at 7:15 in the cafeteria. Newcomers are welcome!                                 Religious Articles           $1,547.35
SUN., MARCH 4: NO LT (Confirmation Retreat Weekend).                                    Santa Pictures               $ 907.80
                                                                                        Special Table                $1,535.00
SUN., MARCH 11TH: COFFEE HOUSE AND TALENT SHOW...                                       Stitchin Nook                $2,117.79
Can you squirt milk out your nose or gargle the ABCs? We are                            Stuffed Animals              $ 900.25
looking for talented teens to showcase their talents in our annual                      Sunday Breakfast             $1,128.08
Life Teen talent show. If you would like to participate let                             Toys                         $ 845.61
Bethany know (bfischer@sjwest.org).                                                     Money Donations              $ 928.08
SUN., MARCH 18: MR. HANDYMAN...St. Joseph was a                                         Wood Shop                    $ 298.50
pretty lucky guy. He was married to the perfect woman and had                           Spring Flea Market           $1,500.00
the perfect Son. There’s more to him than that though! Come to                       Total Income                   $37,138.60
LT as we bust out the hammer and nails and talk about St. Joe.                       Less Expenses                  (10,466.06)
                                                                                     Net Income                     $26,672.54
THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who helped at the
Confirmation Retreat! It was a great success and we could not                   THANK YOU to all who helped to make this past year’s Bazaar
have done it without you.                                                       such a success. Jim Diggs, Chairman

                                                                                A big THANK YOU to everyone who supported our Annual
           ACTIVITIES IN OUR PARISH                                             Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper! May God Bless You
                                                                                abundantly for your generosity! (Bethany Fischer, Youth
HOW TO REGISTER at our PARISH...All new parishioners
                                                                                Minister)
or those who have never registered with the parish are invited to
receive a welcoming packet from the Parish Office, Ushers or
                                                                                PARISH BREAKFAST...Sunday, March 4
Baptism Preparation Class.
                                                                                Please join the Knights of Columbus for the Parish Breakfast in
SUNDAY NURSERY CARE…Every Sunday at 8:45 & 10:30                                the Portico after the 7:15, 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. Masses. This is an
a.m. Masses, nursery care is provided for you to bring your                     excellent opportunity to meet new parishioners, support a good
children, (ages 1-5) while you attend Mass. It is held in the St.               cause and to enjoy a delicious breakfast of French toast,
Matthew’s Room across from the Library in the school. Use the                   pancakes, eggs, creamed chipped beef, sausage gravy, corned
Library entrance. For details call Lucy McGinty 410-848-2722.                   beef hash and more. Join us in the Portico on the first Sunday of
                                                                                each month through May. Adults $7.00 and children $3.00.
PARISH ROSARY...Every Sunday
                                                                                Proceeds this month go to Erin Deane to help defray some of the
The rosary begins at 9:55 am and is offered for our country, our leaders, the
                                                                                financial costs in her battle with cancer.
Church and all St. John parishioners. It is a good idea to pray the rosary
immediately before or after Mass. Please join us as often as you can.
                                                                                ST. JOHN BLOOD MOBILE...Monday, March 5
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION:... The                                    See the bulletin insert for information.
EMC Ministry is seeking parishioners who would be interested in
assisting our Clergy in the distribution of the "Body of Christ"                NEW ALTAR SERVERS - INFORMATIONAL MEETING -
and the "Blood of Christ" to parishioners during weekend Masses.                If any boy or girl would like to serve on the altar, there will be an
If you feel this very spiritual experience may be very worthwhile,              informational meeting on Thursday, March 8th -at 4:00 P.M.
please take and complete an application located at any of the                   and at 7:00 P.M. in the Parish Center. Students must be in the
Church exits and return it to one of the ushers or place it in the              4th grade or older to apply. It is requested that at least one parent
collection basket during Mass. You may also return it directly to               attend the meeting and it is only necessary to attend one meeting.
the Parish Center. If any questions, please contact Bob Andrews                 Please call Jim Diggs if you have any questions or unable to
at robertsandrews@comcast.net or 410-876-9151.                                  attend the meeting. (410 -302- 3312).
                                                          SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT


HOSPITALITY SUNDAY ...Sunday, March 11                                        KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SOCK HOP…Saturday, April 14
Join us for Hospitality Sunday. We will begin after the 7:15, 8:45            Join the Music Ministry and The Knights of Columbus for a sock
and 10:30 a.m. Masses. Mark your calendar for our next one too,               hop on Saturday evening April 14th. Shake off the winter blues
on Sunday, April 15th.                                                        and cut the rug at The Portico from 7 to 11pm. Music provided by
                                                                              WTTR's Johnny Dark. Tickets are $20.00 per person OR $30.00
ST. JOHN LADIES SODALITY...Sunday, March 11
                                                                              per couple. Food and beverages will be available for purchase,
The Sodality will meet for the 8:45 a.m. Mass and will recite the
                                                                              door prizes, look-a-like contests and more. All proceeds go
Rosary following Mass. All are invited to join us in the recitation
                                                                              towards the piano fund and The Knights of Columbus charities.
of the Rosary. A meeting follows in the Parish Center. Our
                                                                              Contact Sarah Howes at 443-605-3538, Regina McCurdy at 410-
meetings are held on the 2nd Sunday of the month. For further
                                                                              861-5556 or Pat Hogan at 443-293-7869 for tickets.
information contact Mary Jo Judge at 410-857-5655.
4rd ANNUAL BOYS BASKETBALL BULL/OYSTER                                        MOTHER/DAUGHTER TEA & FASHION SHOW...Sun., April 22
ROAST – March 10th...The St. John Boys K-9 Basketball                         Save the date for the 5th Annual Tea and Fashion Show from 2-4
League is sponsoring a bull roast from 7:00 p.m.— midnight at                 pm in the Portico. Have you ever met someone who radiates joy,
Martin’s Westminster. Come and enjoy a night of music, door                   has a truly magnetic personality—someone who continually loses
prizes. Cost is $40 per person. For table reservation (10 per                 herself in giving to others? That person can be you! Learn more
table), tickets or more information, call Debbie Neal at 443 -789-            from guest speaker, Sarah Swafford, and enjoy a fashion show,
4159 or email stjohnboysbasketball@yahoo.com. Have a fun                      door prizes, refreshments, and more! Girls aged 12-18 are invited
evening out and help support the league! Please join us!                      with their mother, aunts, and/or grandmothers. Watch the bulletin
                                                                              for more information.
MARYLAND MARCH FOR LIFE...Monday, March 12
Can you believe that Maryland has the 4th highest abortion rate in            20TH ANNUAL ST. JOHN GOLF TOURNAMENT...Fri., June 15
the nation? Join Cardinal Edwin F. O’Brien and hundreds of pro-               sponsored by the Knights of Columbus is now accepting early registration
life Marylanders for a powerful, public witness of our                        for this years tournament. It will be held on Friday, June 15th at
commitment to building a culture of life. The Maryland March for              Westminster National Golf Course with an 8:30 am shotgun start. Great
Life will be begin at 5:15pm in Annapolis for Mass, March,                    prizes including a car from Buchanan Kia for a hole in one and a million
Rally at Lawyer’s Mall, and Chick-fil-A and fellowship at St.                 dollar shot sponsored by John S. Wilson Lumber Co..$85.00 per person
Mary’s. We will win the battle - with prayer and with love - and              (same as last year) entry fee includes green fees, cart, range balls, chicken
through family-friendly activities like this. To learn more, visit            lunch with beer and soft drinks following the tournament! Trophies: 1st,
www.marylandmarchforlife.org                                                  2nd & 3rd place teams – Closest to the pin – Most accurate drive. If you are
                                                                              interested in signing up or sponsoring a hole, please contact Pat Hogan at
SHAMROCK SHINDIG!....Saturday, March 17
                                                                              443-293-7869 or Dennis Ford at 410-840-0266 for more information.
Come on out and try your luck at the best St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in
                                                                              100% of the proceeds from this event go to St. John School.
Carroll County: The Shamrock Shindig! It is a Live & Silent Auction
Fundraiser for St. John School from 6:00p.m.-10:00pm in the Portico!          WHEELCHAIRS & LIGHT WEIGHT TRANSPORT
Tickets are $45/person for a great Irish Dinner with desserts, beer, wine     CHAIRS NEEDED. If you have a wheelchair or transport chair
and soda! Lots of auction items: weekend getaway packages, Goose              that you are NOT using and could donate for use by someone else
Hunting guided tour on a Southern Maryland property; an overnight at the      in the parish, please call the Health Care Ministry office at ext.
Atlee House B & B, fishing trip for 3 with Msgr. Farmer, catered dinner for   220 in the Parish Center. Thanks.
10 by Fr. Leo, BBQ dinner for 12, wine tasting—St. Michael’s Winery,
                                                                              COMBAT RANGE ROSARY;DONATIONS NEEDED. We
great movie package from Fun Flicks In and Outdoor Movies & other
                                                                              are currently working on several orders for 1,000 or more a month
items too numerous to mention! Contact Michelle Kirk at
                                                                              at various bases that are seeing large scale deployments to
mkirk@sjwest.org or Edie Foster at rejfoster@comcast.net for more info ,
                                                                              Afghanistan. More supplies are needed to make the Rosaries. To
to purchase tickets or to donate items! Join us, bring a crowd; enjoy the
                                                                              donate, see us at Parish Breakfast, Hospatility Sunday, Friday
evening and support a good cause too!
                                                                              Fish Frys or contact Carolyn Peters at 410 876 8268.
PRE-CANA SESSION 1: March 23 and 24                                           GOOD BOOKS AND DVD’S FOR LENT… Find inspiring
Friday, March 23—6:30– 10 p.m. and Saturday, March 24th— 9:00                 books, CD’s and DVD’s to borrow at the Parish Library, located
-4:00 pm.       To register please contact Rosalie Seeley at                  in the Parish Center. Open Sundays 9:45am-11:45am, and
Rosalie.seeley@verizon.net                                                    Thursdays 11:00am-1:00pm and from 7:30pm-9:00pm.


LENTEN CANTATA...Saturday, March 24
Our annual Lenten Cantata will be performed on Saturday, March                                           OUTREACH
                                                                                           THE ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY
24, at 7 p.m. in the Church. Our choirs will be accompanied by a
chamber orchestra, including Fr. Bianco on clarinet, as we                    Is there a family you know who needs assistance? Please call the
commemorate Christ’s Passion. This evening of poignant music                  Society of St. Vincent de Paul so that together we can help the
ends with a lullaby sung by the Blessed Mother as her Son’s Body              poor. Thank you for your donations.
is taken down from the Cross. A free will offering will be taken              Correction: Our next meeting will be March 14th at 7 p m. in
up at the end of the performance to benefit our piano fund.                   the Portico. Please join us.
ST. JOHN CATHOLIC CHURCH
WESTMINSTER, MARYLAND                                                                                                   March 4, 2012
                    Queridos hermanos y hermanas,
                    La paz del Señor este con ustedes,
                                                                                         Eventos Importates
                   Durante la temporada de cuaresma nos centra-
                   remos en la oración., el ayuno y la limosna.           El comité Hispano de la Iglesia de St. John invita a las
                   Haremos pequeños sacrificios para acordarnos
                   del sacrificio total que Jesús hizo por nosotros.      siguientes actividades:
La gente a menudo hace la siguiente pregunta. ¿Qué debemos                Abril 1 - Domingo de Ramos y el Viacrucis viviente.
dejar durante la cuaresma? Algunas personas dejan los postres,
dulces, bebidas alcohólicas, etc. Todos estos son buenos sacrifi-
cios espirituales.                                                                  La procesión de palmas será a las 11:45 a.m. saliendo
                                                                          de la parte de atrás de las oficinas hacia la iglesia.
Hay algo mas que podemos dar para la cuaresma. Dar parte de
nuestro tiempo! Jesús dijo: “ ¿No habéis podido estar despiertos                   Viacrucis Viviente será después de la misa iniciando en
conmigo ni siquiera una hora?! (Mt. 26:40)
                                                                          el pórtico. Las personas que quieran participar por favor
¿Cuánto de nuestro tiempo podemos dar a Jesús? La iglesia de              comunicarse con Jeronima Fernandez o Fabián Delgado. Ya se
St. John inicio la capilla de adoración perpetua hace 10 años             esta practicando. Esperamos la colaboración de todos.
bajo el liderazgo espiritual de Monseñor Arthur Valenzano.
Miles de personas han orado en la capilla durante estos últimos           Abril 17 –Jueves Santo la misa será a las 7:00 p.m.. Es bilingüe.
años. ¿Consideraría dar una hora a semana a Jesús?                         Eventos semana Santa—Ver Boletín en Ingles pagina 2.
Nosotros podríamos gastar un poco te nuestro tiempo visitando a
alguien en el hospital, en el asilo de ancianos, o en la cárcel.
Podríamos visitar una persona que vive sola y se siente sola. El
tiempo es muy preciado. Como usamos nuestro tiempo indica
nuestras prioridades en la vida.                                                                Otros Anuncios
Nosotros podríamos usar nuestro tiempo ayudando otra personas
en vez de lo que queremos hacer. Vamos a considerar darle a
Jesús parte de nuestro tiempo esta Cuaresma.
                                                                          Encuesta Colegio St. John: http://tinyurl.com/sjwestsurvey-
                                                                          spanish. Su opinión es importante por favor participe.
                                        En Cristo,
                                                                          Plato de Arroz– Durante esta cuaresma ayude a una persona ne-
                                                                          cesitada. Tome un paquete del plato de arroz y disftute las ac-
                                                                          tividades y recetas que alli vienen y a la vez de un poco de usted
                                                                          para las personas que lo necesitan.

                                                                          Viernes de Pescado Frito (Friday Fish Fry) todos los viernes
                                                                          durante la cuaresma ( Feb 24 hasta marzo 30) venga y participle
                                                                          de este evento. El costo es de $9.00 por adulto y $5.00 por niño
                                                                          de 5 a 10 años. Menores de 5 años comen gratis.
        SERVICIOS A LA COMUNIDAD
                                                                          Comgreso para Líderes Pastorales Marzo 10: de 7:30 a.m. a
El padre Bianco estará disponible durante la semana para cualquier
                                                                          4:30 p.m.—Baltimore Hilton Inner Harbor Hotel– 401 West Pratt
necesidad. Telefono 410-848-4744 Ext 241.                                 St. Baltimore, MD 21201. Puede inscribirse online
                                                                          www.midatlanticcongress.org. Para mas información llamar al
Bautizos: Primer sábado de cada mes a las 10:30 a.m. o los domingos       410-263-1941.
después de la misa de las 12:15 p.m. Llamar a la oficina al 410-848-
4744 Ext. 226.                                                            Seis Minutos de Meditación– A la salida de la iglesia esta el
                                                                          Librito Negro sobre los Evangelios Dominicales de Cuaresma, en
Charlas para Bautizos : Se realizarán una vez al mes comunicarse con
el Sr. Ezequiel Amaya para registrarse al 443-789-3822.                   el mismo sitio donde estan los libros de canto y misales. Pueden
                                                                          tomar uno y dejar una donación libre.
Matrimonios: Llamar a la oficina con el nombre del padre o diacono
que desea 6 meses antes para hacer los arreglos y antes de contratar el   Cena baile para Parejas– Marzo 24 de 8:00p.m. a 1:00 a.m. en
salón para la recepción. Tel. 410-848-4744 Ext 226                        el Hall de Holy Trinity . Un tiempo para que las parejas puedan
                                                                          rencontrarse. El Hall de Holy Trinity esta ubicado en 7436 Balti-
Primeras Comuniones y Confirmaciones para niños y adultos :
Comunicarse con la oficina de Educación Religiosa al 410-848-8443.
                                                                          more & Annapolis Blvd. Glen Burnie, MD 21061. Costo: $40
                                                                          por Pareja. Para información llamar a Marcelo Muñoz 443-386-
Intenciones: Para los familiares enfermos o que hayan fallecido por       7974 o Cristina López 443-942-2278
favor Llamar a la parroquia antes del viernes de cada semana.

				
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