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Seeking a world transformed and unified in Christ 141 N. Hickory Ave. • Bel Air, MD 21014 Parish Offices 410-838-6969, 410-879-2670 Fax: 410-879-2518 www.stmargaret.org Pastor Rev. Msgr. Kevin T. Schenning Pastors Emeriti Rev. Francis Callahan Msgr. G. Michael Schleupner Associate Pastors Rev. John P. Cunningham Rev. Nicodemus Konza Hospital Chaplain - In Residence Rev. Roque Lim Assistant Pastor Karen Saccenti Deacons John Chott, James DeCapite Patrick J. Goles, Victor Petrosino Martin Wolf Deacon Candidate, Bruce Hultquist Business Manager Mary Ellen Bates Music Ministry Thomas Keesecker Outreach ~ Jane O’Hara Director of Faith Formation Youth and Young Adult Minister Kristin Rupprecht Adult Faith Formation Marie Dekowski Preschool and Elementary Faith Formation Lisa Hack Sacrament Coordinator First Reconciliation and First Eucharist Joan Motsay Brown Faith Formation - Grades 6-9 Ken Goedeke, Jr. Saint Margaret School Madeleine Hobik, Principal Daily: Saint Margaret Chapel Monday - Friday: 6:30 am and 8:30 am Saturday: 8:30 am Open for private prayer daily 6:30 am - 5:00 pm Weekend: Saint Margaret Church Saturday: 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm Sunday: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, noon and 5:00 pm Saint Mary Magdalen Mission Sunday: 9:00 am and 11:00 am Reconciliation: Saint Margaret Church Saturday: 3:00 - 3:45 pm and 5:00 - 5:45 pm Christ the King True authority Reading I: 2 Samuel 5:1–3 David, king of Israel Reading II: Colossians 1:12–20 Christ’s fullness and reconciliation Gospel: Luke 23:35–43 The crucifixion; the King of the Jews Key Passage: For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all thing. Adult: Following the example of Jesus, what is the best way to offer leadership to others? Child: What qualities would a good leader have? Which of these are you trying to develop? Mass Schedule Mass Intentions November 12 - November 20, 2016 Readings for November 20, 2016 The Pastoral Council Mike Adams 410-459-7237 Kimberly Bradley 443-655-2683 Brian Bynion 410-838-2375 Lisa Campbell 410-836-7561 Carol Hatem 410-776-3197 Germaine Hughes 410-459-2101 Ricardo Martija 410-836-6542 Peter Murray 410-236-3977 Debbie Ostrowski 443-922-7329 Mike Parr 410-459-4100 Ellen Pfau 410-245-3030 Jane Volker 410-836-8505 Visit our website at www.stmargaret.org 8 Saint Margaret Church n Bulletin for the week of November 13, 2016 n Saint Mary Magdalen Mission Parish Office Hours: Monday - Thursday ~ 9:00 am to 7:30 pm. Friday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday by appointment only Welcome Andrew Nicholas Mannion who was baptized last weekend into the Saint Margaret parish community. May he continue to receive God’s blessings and grace. Saturday 4:00 pm Marie and Ed Otremba 6:00 pm Susan Tosches Hans Gangl Sunday 8:00 am Donald R. Esposito All Souls 10:00 am Jack Levee Arielle Napolitano 12:00 pm The Dietrich Family (sp. int.) 5:00 pm Mary Helen Zarski Flo Farren Mission 9:00 am Parishioners of Saint Margaret Parish Mission 11:00 am Gilbert Rahim Annemarie Vassalotti Fitzpatrick Monday 6:30 am Bill and Mary Jo Collins (sp. int.) 8:30 am All Souls Tuesday 6:30 am All Souls 8:30 am Thomas Fratta Don August Mission 8:30 am Dominick Zanti Doris Marzen Wednesday 6:30 am All Souls 8:30 am Patrick Duggan Vincent Izzo Thursday 6:30 am All Souls 8:30 am Ray Gaeng William J. Matejka Friday 6:30 am Souls of the family of Thomas D. Noeth, Sr. 8:30 am Maria Luisa Gonzalez All Souls Saturday 8:30 am Rose Hartman Vincent J. Catanese, Sr. 4:00 pm Dennis Sisolak All Souls 6:00 pm Anna Frances Whittington Michael Cannaliato Sunday 8:00 am John, Margaret and Robert Wilzack 10:00 am Arthur and Theresa Beksinski 12:00 pm Parishioners of Saint Margaret Parish 5:00 pm Mary Helen Zarski John O’Neill Mission 9:00 am All Souls Mission 11:00 am George and Elizabeth Brittingham Breaking News Welcome to Saint Margaret We hope that you will find our parish community a place where your life of faith will be nourished. We also hope that you will share your special gifts within the community. Your prayers, your presence and your talents are most welcome. Please introduce yourself after Mass. May God bless all of us. Advent Wreath Lighting Families or individuals are needed! Please volunteer to light the Advent wreath and present the gifts at Mass during Advent. The signup boards are in the back of the church and mission. The Pivotal Players Sunday, November 13, 6:00 -7:30 pm in the Adult Education Center. Topic is St. Thomas Aquinas: The Theologian. Elementary Home Study Faith Formation met for their first large group session of the year on Monday, October 24. The theme of the evening was “Kids and Prayer”. The children participated in a different way of praying: Pray- ing In Color. Without using words, but expressing their prayers through designs and color, they created beautiful works of prayer art. The Spirit of Giving Please consider helping a fam- ily or person for Thanksgiving or Christmas, or even both. Information and sign-up sheets are at the doors of the church and mission. Visit www.stmargaret.org Throughout the world, lighting candles is a sacred ritual. We light a candle for many purposes: to dedicate prayers, remember special intentions, etc. Saint Margaret Parish is blessed to have votive candles in the chapel. Whenever you stop by, we invite you to light a candle for your special intention. It is customary to leave a small donation to help cover the cost.
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Seeking a world transformed and unified in Christ

141 N. Hickory Ave. • Bel Air, MD 21014Parish Offices

410-838-6969, 410-879-2670Fax: 410-879-2518 www.stmargaret.org

PastorRev. Msgr. Kevin T. Schenning

Pastors EmeritiRev. Francis Callahan

Msgr. G. Michael Schleupner

Associate PastorsRev. John P. CunninghamRev. Nicodemus Konza

Hospital Chaplain - In ResidenceRev. Roque Lim

Assistant PastorKaren Saccenti

DeaconsJohn Chott, James DeCapite

Patrick J. Goles, Victor PetrosinoMartin Wolf

Deacon Candidate, Bruce Hultquist

Business ManagerMary Ellen Bates

Music MinistryThomas Keesecker

Outreach ~ Jane O’Hara

Director of Faith FormationYouth and Young Adult Minister

Kristin Rupprecht

Adult Faith FormationMarie Dekowski

Preschool and Elementary Faith Formation Lisa Hack

Sacrament Coordinator First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

Joan Motsay Brown

Faith Formation - Grades 6-9Ken Goedeke, Jr.

Saint Margaret SchoolMadeleine Hobik, Principal

Daily: Saint Margaret Chapel Monday - Friday: 6:30 am and 8:30 am Saturday: 8:30 am Open for private prayer daily 6:30 am - 5:00 pmWeekend: Saint Margaret Church Saturday: 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm Sunday: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, noon and 5:00 pm Saint Mary Magdalen Mission Sunday: 9:00 am and 11:00 am

Reconciliation: Saint Margaret Church Saturday: 3:00 - 3:45 pm and 5:00 - 5:45 pm

Christ the King True authority

Reading I: 2 Samuel 5:1–3 David, king of IsraelReading II: Colossians 1:12–20 Christ’s fullness and reconciliationGospel: Luke 23:35–43 The crucifixion; the King of the JewsKey Passage: For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all thing.Adult: Following the example of Jesus, what is the best way to offer leadership to others?Child: What qualities would a good leader have? Which of these are you trying to develop?

Mass Schedule

Mass Intentions November 12 - November 20, 2016

Readings for November 20, 2016The Pastoral Council

Mike Adams 410-459-7237 Kimberly Bradley 443-655-2683 Brian Bynion 410-838-2375 Lisa Campbell 410-836-7561 Carol Hatem 410-776-3197 Germaine Hughes 410-459-2101 Ricardo Martija 410-836-6542 Peter Murray 410-236-3977 Debbie Ostrowski 443-922-7329 Mike Parr 410-459-4100 Ellen Pfau 410-245-3030 Jane Volker 410-836-8505

Visit our website at www.stmargaret.org8

Saint Margaret Church n Bulletin for the week of November 13, 2016 n Saint Mary Magdalen Mission

Parish Office Hours: Monday - Thursday ~ 9:00 am to 7:30 pm. Friday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.Saturday and Sunday by appointment only

WelcomeAndrew Nicholas Mannion

who was baptized last weekend into the Saint Margaret

parish community.

May he continue to receive God’s

blessings and grace.

Saturday 4:00 pm Marie and Ed Otremba 6:00 pm Susan Tosches Hans GanglSunday 8:00 am Donald R. Esposito All Souls 10:00 am Jack Levee Arielle Napolitano 12:00 pm The Dietrich Family (sp. int.) 5:00 pm Mary Helen Zarski Flo Farren Mission 9:00 am Parishioners of Saint Margaret Parish Mission 11:00 am Gilbert Rahim Annemarie Vassalotti Fitzpatrick Monday 6:30 am Bill and Mary Jo Collins (sp. int.) 8:30 am All SoulsTuesday 6:30 am All Souls 8:30 am Thomas Fratta Don August Mission 8:30 am Dominick Zanti Doris Marzen Wednesday 6:30 am All Souls 8:30 am Patrick Duggan Vincent IzzoThursday 6:30 am All Souls 8:30 am Ray Gaeng William J. MatejkaFriday 6:30 am Souls of the family of Thomas D. Noeth, Sr. 8:30 am Maria Luisa Gonzalez All SoulsSaturday 8:30 am Rose Hartman Vincent J. Catanese, Sr. 4:00 pm Dennis Sisolak All Souls 6:00 pm Anna Frances Whittington Michael CannaliatoSunday 8:00 am John, Margaret and Robert Wilzack 10:00 am Arthur and Theresa Beksinski 12:00 pm Parishioners of Saint Margaret Parish 5:00 pm Mary Helen Zarski John O’Neill Mission 9:00 am All Souls Mission 11:00 am George and Elizabeth Brittingham

Breaking News

Welcome to Saint MargaretWe hope that you will find our parish community a place where your life of faith will be nourished. We also hope that you will share your special gifts within the community. Your prayers, your presence and your talents are most welcome. Please introduce yourself after Mass. May God bless all of us.

Advent Wreath LightingFamilies or individuals are needed!Please volunteer to light the Advent wreath and present the gifts at Mass during Advent. The signup boards are in the back of the church and mission.

The Pivotal PlayersSunday, November 13, 6:00 -7:30 pm in the Adult Education Center. Topic is St. Thomas Aquinas: The Theologian.

Elementary Home Study Faith Formation met for their first large group session of the year on Monday, October 24. The theme of the evening was “Kids and Prayer”. The children participated in a different way of praying: Pray-ing In Color. Without using words, but expressing their prayers through designs and color, they created beautiful works of prayer art.

The Spirit of GivingPlease consider helping a fam-ily or person for T h a n k s g i v i n g or Christmas, or even both.

Information and sign-up sheets are at the doors of the church and mission.Visit www.stmargaret.org

Throughout the world, lighting candles is a sacred ritual. We light a candle for many purposes: to dedicate prayers, remember special intentions, etc.Saint Margaret Parish is blessed to have votive candles in the chapel. Whenever you stop by, we invite you to light a candle for your special intention. It is customary to leave a small donation to help cover the cost.

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From the Pastor Well, the elections are done. Now we need to leave it in God’s will. Remember THY WILL BE DONE. May we accept that God is in control and trust in Him, not in politicians.With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we must remember the needy. The little things we feel are un-important are necessary for others, like food. I encourage all to take part in the “Spirit of Giving.” Please donate food. There are a lot of sales out there in the grocery stores. Please take advantage of them and use coupons. As you feed your family, feed another who does not have. Witness your faith.I again ask you if you can consider increasing your Sunday offering by one dollar ($1) more a week, if you have not done so. Every little bit helps.

Remember our Thanksgiving Day Mass at 9:00 am in the church and dinner in the parish hall from noon - 3:00. Fr. Kevin

Knights of Columbus ~ Saint Margaret Tops Tootsie Roll Compaign!Saint Margaret Parish ~ $2,848 Rock Spring Giant ~ $830Double “T” Diner ~ $2,726 Misc. ~ 60.50Redners, Forest Hill ~ $1,957 Grand total: $10,843Harvest Fare ~ $1,531 St. Mark’s Church ~ $890 Thank You! Paul Zarachowicz ChairmanIn Our Liturgy by Fr. Nicodemus

Re-introducing Beautiful Sounds of BellsSince we are a people of senses, sounds are important in our wor-ship, whether in the quiet of the moment, the singing of a congre-gation, or the sound of the organ. The sound of bells does add to the reverence and the solemnity of the Mass. Most importantly, they highlight in a sensible way the sacred action taking place on the altar. Therefore, we have a tradition that is not only practical but also beautiful.The bell is normally rung at the time of the epiclesis in the Eucha-ristic Prayer. At this point, the priest joins his hands and places them over the bread and wine to be consecrated. He prays for the Holy Spirit to come down upon the gifts so that they may become the Body and Blood of our Lord. The ringing of the bell alerts the congregation to the calling down of the Holy Spirit and prepares them for the consecration that immediately follows.The altar servers will be learning about the ringing of the bells and other altar server updates.. They will be more equipped to serve and pray during the sacred worship, Eucharist.

Incensing The purpose of incensing and the symbolic value of the smoke is that of purification and sanctification. Incense is used dur-ing the entrance procession; at the beginning of Mass, to incense the altar; at the procession and proclamation of the gospel; at the offertory, to incense the offerings, altar, priest, and people; and at the elevation of the Sacred Host and chalice of Precious Blood after the consecration. The priest also incenses the Crucifix and the Paschal Candle. During funeral Masses, the priest at the final commendation incenses the coffin, both as a sign of honor to the body of the deceased which became the temple of the Holy Spirit at Baptism and as a sign of the people’s prayers for the deceased rising to God.The usage of incense adds a sense of solemnity and mystery to the Mass. The visual imagery of the smoke and the smell remind us of the transcendence of the Mass which links heaven with earth, and allows us to enter into the presence of God.We will to use incense in the high feasts Masses in our parish.

CandlesIn our Catholic tradition, in early times as well as today, light has a special significance– Christ. Recall Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. No follower of mine shall ever walk in darkness; no, he shall possess the light of life” (John 8:12) and “I have come to the world as its light, to keep anyone who believes in me from remaining in the dark” (John 12:46).In all, the usage of votive candles is a pious practice which continues today in many Churches. The symbolism does remind us that prayer is a “coming into” the light of Christ, allowing our souls to be filled with His light, and letting that light burn on in our souls even though we may return to other activities.In the Church and the Chapel, our worshipping spaces, we have the Sanctuary Lamp to enable us to experience the presence of Christ Jesus in the tabernacle. We venerate it by deep bowing or genuflecting followed by a silent prayer when we get to our pews/seats.

Substance Abuse MinistryAre you or a loved one struggling with sub-stance abuse issues? Please come to one of the weekly meetings on the Saint Margaret campus.

Mondays, 7:00 pm Families Anonymous Adult Education Center ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The following meetings are held in the Lower Meeting Room:

Fridays, 7:00 pm Alcoholics Anonymous Saturdays, 7:30 pm Women for SobrietySundays, 6:00 pm Narcotics Anonymous Sundays, 8:00 pm Alcoholics Anonymous

Health Ministry November is National Family Caregivers Month - take time to reflect on all those who provide care. Keep them in your prayers, and remember to express your heartfelt thanks and gratitude to them. Many family members or friends, who are caring for a loved one, will not ask for help. Look for op-portunities to provide assistance - even if it is only a 15 minute break. Share this MedlinePlus resource for caregivers with someone you know: medlineplus.gov/caregivers.html. Contact the Health Ministry by leaving a message with Jane O’Hara at [email protected].

Visit our website at www.stmargaret.org

Parish Notes . . .

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Jane O’Hara Outreach Coordinator

410-838-6969/410-879-2670, ext. [email protected]

Outreach Notes

As always, I thank you for your constant support and generosity! Jane O’Hara

Some of the individuals which you touched:• Christmas in July – over $36,000 worth of food collected – impacting over 2,300 individuals• Food cards/Gas cards to a number of individuals in crisis• Car insurance for two single moms, working and struggling to get to work• Utility help for pregnant mother, senior citizens, individuals with mental disabilities• Eviction prevention for single mom, single senior citizen• Hotel stays for single moms with children – they ultimately found transitional housing• Medical help for a number of individuals without health insurance or on fixed incomes• Rental help for a woman out of Anna’s House, a young person starting anew and in recovery and a recently, returned vet assisting her ailing parent• Home repairs to enable an ill individual to return home• Rental help, utility help, car maintenance, school supplies and food for several parishioners• Rental help and budgeting assistance for senior citizen• Stepping Out of the Shadows event – over 50 individuals gained insight into how to talk to their loved ones concerning addiction and received resources for future help

You Make A DifferenceWe don’t just give people the shoes,

We get them back on their feet.If not you, who will beThere for the needy?

Who will make the difference?

Campaign for Human DevelopmentThe collection for CCHD provides funding for groups that bring hope to the poor in the United States. CCHD’s grants improve education, support economic development, and create af-fordable housing in low-income neigh-borhoods. Help us continue to defend human dignity and build communities of solidarity. Please give to the CCHD Collection next weekend, November 19-21.

Employment OpportunityExtended Day Care Positions Saint Margaret School Extended Day Care has part-time positions avail-able on weekday afternoons. You must be 18 years of age or older, and must comply with the Archdio-cese policies for the Protection of Youth. Elementary School, Monday through Friday from 2:30 until 5:30 pm. Middle School, Monday through Friday 2:30 - 6:00 pm. Please contact Deanna Pron at 410-879-1113, ext. 171 or [email protected]

Thanksgiving Food BasketsWe are now gathering non-perishable items to fill the baskets, along with gift certificates for turkeys and perishable items. Please bring non-perishable items to Mass with you on the weekend or drop items off in the parish office. Bring gift cards to the parish office or drop them in the poor box or collection on the weekend.

Non-perishable items needed:Instant potatoes Stuffing Cranberry sauce Canned fruit Sweet potatoes Gravy Green beans SyrupPeanut butter Jelly Soups Corn Pasta Pasta sauce

Mac & cheese Pie filling & crust Pancake mix/complete Canned tuna & meat

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Education Notes . . .

High School & CollegeYouth Ministry ~ FiRE Hous

High School Students:Have you checked out FiRE House yet? All high school students are invited every Tuesday, 7:00-9:30 pm.

Teen-planned events: scavenger hunts, Nerf wars, capture the flag, ultimate Fris-bee, movies and more! Bring a friend and come check it out!

Scholarships Available ~ The Mary-land State Council of the Knights of Columbus is the sponsor of six high school scholarships for its members and for Catholic students in general. Visit www.kofc-md.org for complete infor-mation on each scholarship and deadline.

Sa int Margaret School Principal: Madeleine Hobik ~ [email protected] Assistant Principals: Anna Shanahan ~ [email protected] Campus 410-879-1113 Phil Federowicz ~ [email protected] School Campus 410-877-9660 Admissions: Cecilia Pleiss ~ [email protected]

Next Sunday is Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday of the church year. The choir anthem for that day will be my setting of Delores Dufner’s hymn text “Who Is This Jesus.” I have written music for eight of Sister Delores’ texts that have been published by several sa-cred music publishers. I find her lan-guage refreshing. If you wish, you can Google the title along with my name, and you’ll find the publisher’s website where there’s a recording to listen to. Who is this Jesus, whose voice we have heard, Whose actions reveal and illumine God’s word, Whose stories surprising new insights impart, Whose Gospel is joy for the humble of heart?

Who is this Jesus, whose light we have seen,Whose shining in splendor turns barren earth green, Whose rising in glory prevails over death, Whose Spirit of wisdom gives beauty and breath?

Who is this Jesus, whose love we have known,Whose hunger and pain were as real as our own, Whose power and compassion are with us to heal, Whose life in abundance we share in this meal?Jesus is human, our flesh and our blood, But also the image and fullness of God.This Jesus is Christ and on him we depend, Our solid rock center, beginning and end.

Fai th Format ion 410-879-2670/410-838-6969

Upcoming Faith Formation Classes

Elementary Faith FormationWednesday, Nov. 16 and Nov. 305:00 pm - 6:00 pm; 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm*No classes on Wed., November 23 Sunday Faith FormationSunday, Nov. 20 9:45 am – 11:00 am*No classes on Sun., November 27

Middle School Faith FormationWednesday, Nov. 16 and Nov. 307:00 pm – 8:15 pm NO classes Nov. 23

Grade 9 Faith FormationSun., Dec. 4 - Parent and Student Large Group Gathering

Elementary Home StudyParent and Student Session Mon., December 14, 7:00 - 8:00 pm at the Callahan Center.

Grades 6 – 9 Parent and Student Large Group Gath-erings. Dec. 4, Feb. 26, April 9 at the Callahan Center, 7:00 pm.

Adult Fa i th NotesMarie Dekowski

Adult Faith Formation 410-879-2670, ext. 126

[email protected] Marie for all programs

and questions Preschool and ElementaryLisa Hack, [email protected]

Sacrament CoordinatorFirst Reconciliation and First Eucharist

Joan Motsay Brown, [email protected]

Middle School and Grade 9 Ken Goedeke, [email protected]

Scripture reading of the month: 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 “Pray without ceasing, and in everything give thanks.”

Youth MinistryKristin Rupprecht

Youth and Young Adult Minister410-879-2670, ext 166

[email protected]

Important Dates for November

Nov 14 Band; Archdiocesan accredi- tation visits to selected schools beginsNov 15 8:30 am MS Mass; hot lunchNov 16 Hot lunchNov 17 8:30 am ES Mass; hot lunchNov 19 Barnes & Noble Book Fair Noon - 4:00 pm

Looking Ahead: Thanksgiving Holiday begins Wednes-day, November 23.

Exploring Dei Verbum (Vatican II)Did you ever wonder how the Bible be-came such an essential part of being a Catholic in our Day? Dei Verbum—The Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Reve-lation—remains one of the foundational teachings of the Second Vatican Coun-cil. Discover how this teaching helped to move the Bible into the heart of parish faith formation, and continues to direct our efforts in liturgy, education, and spiri-tuality. This four-week study begins on Wednesday, November 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Adult Education Center. Contact Marie Dekowski.

GIVEN: Unveiling the Meaning of MarriageSaturday, December 10. A day of in-spiring talks, energizing music, and real conversations for dating, married and engaged couples at St. William of York in Baltimore. Learn more and register at www.archbalt.org/marriage or www.facebook.com/givenmarriage

Re-registration for School Year 2017-2018 Re-registration form and $50 fee will be accepted beginning December 1, 2016.Re-registration materials for School Year 2017-2018 will be sent home via email November 14. The forms will also be available on our webpage and in the main offices at both campuses.Note to Preschool Parents: If you are requesting a change in class placement for next year for your pre-schooler or are registering a new sibling for these classes, bring your re-registra-tion to the ES Campus Main Lobby early on December 1. Session placements are made on a first-come/first-served basis. We will begin accepting forms at 7:30 am.Deadline for forms and re-registration fee is Monday, December 12. Open registration for new families begins on January 3. Any existing families who have not re-registered before January 3 will be included on a first-come, first-served basis along with new family registrations.

Family Advent Night“A Night in Bethlehem”

Saturday ~ December 35:00 pm ~ Saint Margaret Parish Hall

Dinner will be served.

Families will experience the town of Beth-lehem and dis-cover what life was like when Jesus was born. Children will

have the opportunity to create unique keepsakes to take home. And…they’ll love talking to Mary and Joseph in the stable—and hearing about the mira-cle of Jesus’ birth.This is a FREE event! Please join us!

Bulletin Due Date and Address ~ In-formation is due by 8:00 am on Monday for the following Sunday. If Monday is a holiday, items should be submitted the previous Friday. Please include name and contact information and email [email protected] or fax to 410-879-2518.

Music Notes

Thanksgiving Food Drive Begins NowTraditional canned foods are needed to support the parish Thanksgiving Food Drive. Food may be brought to home-rooms and will be blessed during our Thanksgiving Prayer Service Mass on Tuesday, November 22.

Tom Keesecker ~ Music Minister 410-879-2670, ext. 136

[email protected]

The Pivotal Prayers Series The series is held on the second Sunday of the month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in the Adult Education Center. On Sun-day, December 11 we will study St. Catherine of Siena: The Mystic. Is the physical world all there is? Is science the only path to ascertaining truth? St. Catherine of Siena witness-es to a higher world beyond the ma-terial. Though the fourteenth century mystic never studied theology, and never learned how to read or write, her life constitutes a powerful chal-lenge to the flattened-out secularism of our time. For additional informa-tion or to register, contact Marie.

Mercy and The Journey of Christian Discipleship - Week 2Join us on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00 pm in the Callahan Cen-ter as we continue to discuss the relationship between mercy and our lives as disciples of Christ. This week’s theme is Go and Do Likewise: Extend-ing Mercy to Others. We will engage in meaningful conversation, reflect on the Parable of the Good Samaritan and dis-cuss the life of Saint Teresa of Calcutta as we unpack the call to be merciful like the Father. Questions? Contact Michelle Sullivan [email protected] or 410-458-1832.

Barnes and Noble Book Fair Saturday, November 19. Noon - 4:00 pm. Barnes & Noble, Bel Air. Surprises, guest storytellers, crafts, raffles, gator mascot and more! This event was a big hit last year! Please join us. Out-of-uniform passes will be given to students who attend.


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