Fifth Sunday of Easter

May 7, 2023

Each year during Lent, all parish households are invited to participate in the Lenten Rice Bowl program, which supports the work and ministry of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) around the world.  This year CRS received a total of $1,536 from our parish, and we thank the sixty-five families who observed Lent this year at home by remembering the poor in a special way at mealtime.

       It’s always impressive to see our parishioners in the newspaper doing great things in the community, and so we celebrate Nicole Rhodes for being named Frederick County Teacher of the Year.  She has assisted with our Foundations of Faith program for several years, and her youngest child will be receiving her First Communion this spring.  Congratulations, Nicole!

       Our annual Pentecost Breakfast will take place in McElroy Hall (in the school building) on Sunday

28 May between the two morning Masses, and we are grateful to the Knights of Columbus who will be preparing the food for that morning.  Make sure you purchase tickets after Mass over the next two weeks in order to celebrate “The Birthday of the Church” together on the great feast of Pentecost.  For new parishioners, this could be an opportunity to see where we celebrated Mass weekly for over a decade before constructing and moving into our new church in November 2016.

       Thanks to all who organized our Spring Cleaning Recycling Event in our parking lot last Saturday.  We had a marvelous response, and a fuller report will be provided in the bulletin next week. Our Environmental Stewardship group continues to provide new ways for us to protect God’s gift of the earth– our home.

       Just a reminder to clear your shelves at home of books you have already read and bring them to Mass next weekend so they can be part of our used book sale on the weekend of 20/21 May.  At the sale you simply make a donation, and all proceeds will be used for our summer outdoor “Concerts on the Plaza” series.

Fr. Keith

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