Father Keith’s Korner

Weekly notes from our Pastor

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Parents of children in Catholic Schools will want to take note that the deadline for applying for tuition assistance for the next (2021-22) academic year is 31 March. The parishes in southern Frederick County collaborate through the Frederick County Parish Tuition...

Third Sunday of Lent

Many thanks to our parish Adult Faith Formation Committee for coordinating our Lenten mini-retreat last weekend, and especially to Amy Kulesa who did such an excellent job in leading the retreat and planning the sessions.  We had over 50 people virtually...

Second Sunday of Lent

         I encourage you to make sure you observe the Season of Lent in some particular way.  We’ve offered prayer booklets and rice bowls and a variety of Lenten Friday prayer opportunities.  There are weekly times for Eucharistic Exposition listed on the purple...

First Sunday of Lent

       Welcome to the holy season of Lent. This year we are invited to trust more fully in the promise of Jesus: “I will raise you up.” We can become mired in the tumult of the world, and the turmoil of our own lives, and the constricting effects of the pandemic and...

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ash Wednesday occurs this week and the holy Season of Lent begins. We are all invited to be marked with ashes at Masses at 8:30 AM and 7:00 PM that day.  This Lent, as we move into the second year of the pandemic, we are consoled and given hope by the divine promise...

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

You never know how your words and actions may be affecting other people.  I have included a letter from Elaine (who lives in Ohio) as a bulletin insert this week.  Elaine’s home parish was not live-streaming weekend Masses-- and so, in going online to find Mass, she...

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