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ST. JOHN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Monday, Mar. 25—Is 42:1-7; Ps 27; Jn 12:1-11
7:00 a.m.- Int. of Gay Hart
8:00 a.m.- Marie Elaine McManus
Tuesday, Mar. 26 -Is 49:1-6; Ps 71; Jn 13:21-33, 36-38
7:00 a.m.- Baby Martin
8:00 a.m. - Rita Shay
Wednesday, Mar. 27 -Is 50:4-9a; Ps 69; Mt 26:14-25
7:00 a.m. - Patricia Brooks
8:00 a.m. - Albine Skiber
Thursday, Mar. 28 -Ex 12:1-8,11-14; Ps 116; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-15
7:00 p.m. - Gregory Maroulis
Friday, Mar. 29 -Is 52:13—53:12; Ps 31; Heb 4:14-16, 5:7-9; Jn 18:1—9:42
Saturday, Mar.30 -Gn 1:1—2:2 or 1:1, 26‑31a; Ps 104
8:00 p.m. - Parishioners of St. John
Sunday, Mar. 31—Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Ps 118; Col 3:1-4
7:15 a.m. - Robert Scott
8:45 a.m. - Katie O’Brien
10:30 a.m.- Amy Ratajczak
12:15 p.m.- Spiritual Bouquets
March 24, 2013
We are in need of Adorers for the
following hours: Sundays 2:00-3:00 a.m.,
and 4:00-5:00 p.m.; Mondays 2:00-3:00
a.m. and 11 p.m—12 midnight; Tuesdays
12:00-1:00 a.m.; Wednesdays 4:00-5:00
a.m.; Thursdays 2:00-3:00 p.m and 5:006:00 p.m.; Saturday 12 midnight—1:00
a.m. and 2:00—3:00 p.m. Call Agnes at
the Parish Center, 410-848-4744 if you can
fill these hours.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS...Friday,
March 29th will be held in the Church at
The Peace of the Lord Be With You!
Palm Sunday is the beginning of HOLY WEEK.
During Holy Week we remember Jesus’s passion,
death and resurrection. The story is so magnificent that we need a
whole week to tell it.
On Palm celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into
Jerusalem. The Living Stations of the Cross (Viacrucis) will take
place at 1:15 p.m. on Palm Sunday.
On Monday, the Chrism Mass is celebrated at the
cathedral. All of the holy oils used during the year for the
sacraments are blessed at this mass.
On Holy Thursday, we celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s
Supper. At the Last Supper, Jesus instituted the Eucharist and the
On Good Friday, we celebrate the Lord’s passion. There
are also Stations of the Cross on Good Friday.
On Saturday evening, we celebrate the Easter Vigil.
During this mass we welcome the RCIA Catechumen and
candidates into the Church. On Sunday we celebrate the
Resurrection of Jesus.
“He was bearing our faults in His own body on the cross,
so that we might die to our faults and live for holiness; through
His wounds you have been healed”. (Peter 2:24)
There will be confessions following the mass on Thursday
evening, following the service on Good Friday and from 3:304:30 Saturday afternoon.
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Monday, March 25
7:00 & 8:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m. (Gym)
Tuesday, March 26
7:00 & 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday, March 27
7:00 & 8:00 a.m. Morning Mass
7:30 p.m. (Church) Tenebrae Service
Adoration Chapel in Parish Center Closes at 12 Midnight
Thursday, March 28
7:00 p.m. (Bilingual) Mass of the Lord’s Supper
After evening Liturgy
Adoration in Church until midnight
Good Friday, March 29
3:00 p.m. (Church) Stations of the Cross
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
( Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross & Holy Communion)
After evening Liturgy
Holy Saturday, March 30
9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
Blessing of the Easter Food
Easter Vigil (Church)
EASTER SUNDAY MASSES (March 31)
Church: 7:15, 8:45; & 10:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m. (Spanish)
The Portico: 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Adoration resumes in Parish Chapel at 6:00 p.m.
THERE WILL BE NO 6:00 P.M. MASS ON EASTER SUNDAY
WE PRAY …
WE ASK YOUR PRAYERS for all who are homebound or in
nursing homes and for all the sick, especially, Msgr. Art
Valenzano, Josephine Farmer, Tim Mueller and BettyVizzini
WE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE... Marian Coonstantine,
Amanda Maria Asitinbay, Mary Josephine Wagner and Joe
BAPTISMS...Congratulations and welcome to Gianna Patricia
Belfakir, daughter of Yacine Belfakir & Allison Kavanagh
WEEKLY OFFERING AND COMPARISON:
Weekend of Mar. 16-17, 2013
Weekend of Mar. 17-18, 2012
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
Our current weekly average is $32,077.31
Last year weekly average was: $31,622.91
PLEASE REMEMBER ST. JOHN IN YOUR WILL
SPRING BREAK… St. John School will close for Spring
break on Wednesday, March 27th at 12:15 p.m. and will
reopen on Monday, April 8th at normal time. Have a blessed,
safe and wonderful break.
Hold the Date! – Me and My Special Guy Dance on April 27th. More
information coming soon!
Family Fun Night – Come join St. John School Family Fun
Night at PLAYERS! March 22 from 6-9pm. Bring the whole
family for a night of fun! Tickets are $12 which includes a game
of glow golf, unlimited laser tag, inflatables, jungle gym and
bumper cars too! Invite your family and friends to join! Parents
are welcome to join in on the fun! For tickets or more
information, contact the PTO at [email protected]
Going to Hershey Park this year? - Tickets can now be ordered through St. John
School at a discounted rate. All tickets are valid on any regular operating day of the
2013 season. Our 2013 Group Discount admission rates are: Regular- $30.65 (-age
9-54), Junior/Senior-$26.40 (ages 3-8, 55-69), Senior Plus-$20.65 (ages 70+). The
deadline for payments is 3/29/13. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this date
due to the Hershey Park deadline. These tickets are being offered at a great savings.
Order yours today! For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact
Dottie Pumputis at (410) 875-3320.
Coming Soon! – St. John School is gearing up for their Spring
Online Auction. We are in need of donations for the auction. We
are especially looking for people who have a service they would
be willing to donate (such as a spa package, a haircut package, oil
change or car-care package, etc.) or who own a vacation home
and are willing to donate a week's or weekend's vacation. If you
have anything you would like to donate, please contact the St.
John School PTO at [email protected] Thank you!
Registration is now OPEN for 2013-2104 school year - St. John
School is accepting applications for Pre-K through Grade 8.
Check out our exceptional academics and faith-filled
environment. Visit www.SJWESTschool.org and click on the
Admissions page for a registration packet. Registrations are due
by March 8th.
Full Day PreK is Here! – St. John School is now enrolling for
our PreK class. We are happy to announce that we will now be
offering BOTH full and half day PreK. Please contact the school
at 410-848-7455 for additional information
Walk-in Wednesdays at St. John School See what students at
St. John School are learning and experiencing daily! Every
Wednesday, families can tour St. John School between 9:00 a.m.
and 11:00 a.m. Ask about “Shadow Days” where your student can
experience a real classroom setting at SJS. If you have a child
entering Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 and are considering a
Catholic education for your student, we would love to have you
stop by for a visit. RSVP’s suggested but not required. Tours may
also be scheduled by appointment. For more information, please
visit www.SJWESTschool.org or call 310-848-7455.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
RCIA UPDATE: This Saturday, our RCIA Elect and Candidates
went to St. Anthony Shrine in Ellicott City for their Retreat. They
have now completed the necessary steps to be received into the
Church on Holy Saturday. Please continue to pray for them
throughout Holy Week.
CATHOLICISM SERIES: Beginning Tuesday, April 2 nd, we
will be offering the ten week Catholicism Series by Fr. Robert
Barron. Please consider joining us as we learn about the richness
of our faith through Fr. Barron’s wonderful teaching. Study
materials are available at the Portico Bookstore. Please register
for this program by emailing Paul Gallagher at
THE KING’S MEN FELLOWSHIP GROUP: Open to all
men of the parish, The King’s Men meet every Sunday night from
7:30-9:00 pm. The mission of this nation-wide organization is to
help men become better leaders, protectors and providers. This is
done through prayer, education, formation and service. Please
contact Paul Gallagher if you would like more information.
ADULT CONFIRMATION: Any Catholic adult (over 18) that
is interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation is
encouraged to participate in our upcoming five week session
beginning Wednesday, April 17th from 7-8:30 pm. Those
completing the sessions will be confirmed by Archbishop Lori at
the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen Pentecost Sunday, May 19th at
3:00 pm. To request more information, please email Paul at
ST. JOHN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Young Adults Group (Ages 21-35)
NO MEETING TUESDAY MARCH 26TH
There will be no young adult meeting on Tuesday March 26th due
to Holy Week. Please join the parish for Holy Week events and
liturgies Wednesday through the Triduum and Easter Sunday.
SCRIPTURE STUDY – April 2nd
On Tuesday April 2nd we will gather to discuss the Gospel of
Matthew Chapter 28 (The Resurrection of Jesus and the Great
Commission). We will begin at 7:30 PM in the Parish Center
Dining Room. You are welcome to join us for a “Holy Half
Hour” in the Adoration Chapel at 7:00 PM beforehand.
ADD YOUNG ADULT EVENTS TO YOUR CALENDAR
There is now a Young Adult Group page on the St. John website
under Outreach (http://www.sjwest.org/outreach/young-adultgroup). You can subscribe to our mailing list there and embed a
Google Calendar with our events.
HOME STUDY PARENTS (Home Study is a Religious Ed.
Program that meets the 1st Wednesday of the month) The Next
Home Study meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 3 rd.
Your child should have completed up to (That means all chapters
prior) the following chapters in his/her book in order to be ready
for this meeting.
1st Grade: Ch. 22
2nd Grade: Ch. 23
3rd Grade: Ch. 24
4 Grade: Ch. 22
5 Grade: Ch. 23
6th Grade: Ch. 23
7 Grade: Ch. 23
8 Grade: Ch. 23
BANNER WORKSHOP Coming for 1st Communion
students! There will be an OPTIONAL banner workshop on
Tuesday, April 2nd at 6-8pm in the school Cafeteria. This is an
optional meeting for any child wishing to complete his or her
banner in an evening. You should bring all of your supplies with
you, including the kits (Kits will be handed out later in March).
Parents are encouraged to work with their children rather than just
dropping your child off. We will have volunteers to help students
with cutting and gluing. Please note there are no classes this
evening as it is the end of the Easter Break, so come to the
ATTENTION THURSDAY COMMUNION PARENTS:
Please note that the rehearsal time you have been given is
incorrect!! The Rehearsal for Thursday students takes place at
5:00pm on Thursday, April 25th, NOT 4:30. If you would like to
help, please call Jordan in the Rel. Ed. Office. Space is limited,
and it is first come, first serve.
SERVICE HOUR OPPORTUNITY for HIGH SCHOOLERS
On April 2nd from 6-8pm in the Cafeteria we will be having a
banner workshop for 2nd graders. We would like to have high
school age students volunteer their time to help assist the students
in making their banners. If you would like to help, please call
Jordan in the Rel. Ed. Office. Space is limited, and it is first come,
March 24, 2013
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT DATES:
Sunday 3/24 & 3/31: NO CLASSES
Tuesday 3/26 & 4/2: NO CLASSES
Thursday 3/28: NO CLASSES
We do not have Religious Ed. Classes on these days due to
Holy Week and Easter Break.
(For all 9th-12th graders)
SUNDAY, MARCH 24th:
PERSONA CRISTI: We’ll be
welcoming Fr. Michael DeAscanis and several other special
guests for this night on the priesthood and consecrated
life. Whether or not you feel called to a religious life, don’t miss
this great opportunity to eat snacks, watch some video clips, hang
out with friends, and most importantly, to futher learn about and
discern what your personal vocation might be.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27th: TENEBRAE SERVICE:
Lifeteen will be leading the annual Tenebrae Service at 7:30 PM
in the church. Please join us this year to we begin the Sacred
Triduum of Holy Week.
CHOSEN: Steubenville Youth Conference: ADDITIONAL
SPOTS NOW AVAILABLE!! Start this summer off with a
BANG!! Our dates are June 14-16 to attend this conference in
Ohio. I promise it will be one of the most amazing weekends of
your lives (just ask anyone who has ever attended). The cost will
be around $200. There is a non-refundable (unless someone else
fills your spot) down payment of $60 due with your registration
form. Forms may be found at the back of church or in the parish
office. We were able to add more spots, but once these are
full… that’s it. Please contact Kevin Brown ASAP in the parish
office or at [email protected] if you are interested or if you
have any questions.
ACTIVITIES IN OUR PARISH
HOW TO REGISTER at our PARISH...All new parishioners
or those who have never registered with the parish are invited to
receive a welcoming packet from the Parish Office, Ushers or
Baptism Preparation Class.
COMBAT RANGER ROSARY; We
receive many requests for the Rosaries from
Chaplains in Afghanistan, Training bases
and Military Hospitals. Since 20007 we
have shipped nearly 38,000 Rosaries to our
Troops far from home and serving in harms
way thanks to the generous donations from
St. John parishioners. We recently sent 200
Rosaries to Fr. Tyson Wood now serving
once again in Afghanistan. To donate see us at the Parish
breakfast. For more information and to join the Rosary makers
call Carolyn Peters at 410 876 8268.
BASKET/BAG BINGO ......Friday,
Save the date for this
event! Tickets are $15 and will be
available soon at the Parish Center.
Call the Parish Office for more details.
VIP DAY FOR YOUNG MEN IN HIGH SCHOOL …
March 25, 2013 Ever wonder what is was like to be a priest?
Have you seen the inside of a seminary? Trying to figure out what
you want to do with the rest of your life? Join Fr. DeAscanis for
VIP (Vocations in Progress) Day on March 25 th! VIP Day
includes:Visit and tour of Mount St. Mary's Seminary in
Emmitsburg, lunch, visit and tour of St. Mary's Seminary and
University in Baltimore, tour of the Archdiocesan Archives at St.
Mary's, visit and tour of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen,
dinner, celebration of the Archdiocesan Chrism Mass – with VIP
seats, of course, and a chance to personally meet Archbishop
Lori! Registration and more information available at http://
40 Days for Life Update: Today marks the ending of this 40
Days for Life Campaign. Thanks to all who have participated in
this life-saving program!!!!
Your vigils, prayers and fasting
have helped save the lives of 360 known babies (as of day 29) and
helped spare moms and dads the heartbreak of
abortion. Although this campaign has ended, please continue to
pray for those considering abortion and the conversion of hearts
for all involved in abortion. To see pictures and read testimonies
of participants in the 40 Days for Life, go to
MOTHER/DAUGHTER TEA ...Sun., April
28 Tickets are now available for the 6th
Annual Mother/Daughter Tea from 2-4 pm in
the Portico. Presenting Theresa Greene with her
talk "Beloved from the Beginning." You'll also
enjoy an interactive learning session
refreshments, door prizes, and a special gift.
All mothers, grandmothers, aunts and girls in 8th thru 12th grade
are invited for a fun-filled afternoon. Tickets are $7 each & tables
of 10 are available. Call 410-848-9391 or email
[email protected] Limited seating; advance ticket purchases are
2013 ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL – PROGRESS
REPORT: As of Sunday, March 17, 2013, we have collected
$121,596 toward our $167,200 goal. We are 73% of the way
toward making our goal-almost 3/4ths of the way there!! 564
gifts have been received so far via mail or in-pew pledging and
we thank you for your spirited response to this important
almsgiving endeavor! Remember that if you have not yet had an
opportunity to make a donation to the 2013 Archbishop’s Appeal,
envelopes are available in our parish center front office! Be sure
to indicate “St. John, Westminster” or “#3303” in the memo line
of your check! This is a local, archdiocesan and global initiative!
Thank you for your interest and participation.
THE ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY
CARNIVAL ...dates are
April 4th, 5th & 6th, and April
11th,12th & 13th. Wrist Band tickets
are available at the Parish Office, School,
Religious Ed and Book Store for $12
each. See bulletin for more information.
SOUP KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED...Our Soup
kitchen is still in need of a 5th Wednesday coordinator which
would mean helping out about 4-5 times a year. The
coordinators job is to organize the meal for that day. The food is
provided by SVDP. There is on the job training and there will be
plenty of help from our tireless soup kitchen volunteers. If this is
something you would be interested in or would like additional
information please give our office here at St John a call on 410848-8693 and leave a message for Nina and someone will get
back to you.
THE DEER PARK LIONS CLUB will be collecting used
eyeglasses and hearing aids for recycling. Look for the collection
boxes at the doors of the church o n the weekend of March 30th
Today is Palm Sunday and the beginning of the holiest of
Christian weeks. Let us pray for the grace to take up our own
cross and to follow Jesus through death to new life.
DELONE CATHOLIC RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM...CASH
Bingo at Delone Catholic High School Cafeteria—Sunday, April
7th . Doors open at noon, bingo starts at 2:00. Tickets $12 in
advance, $15 at door.
SAVE THE DATE - Sunday, May 5th, at
the 10:30 Mass - MAY PROCESSION
honoring Mary, our Mother. Please plan to
attend - especially in this YEAR OF FAITH.
More details will be coming.
As you place your gift in the Society of
St. Vincent de Paul Poor Box, know that you
are a sign of God’s love to those who carry their
cross of suffering and pain.
If you would like to join us , please contact Patty Terrano at
410-857-1473 for information or contact us at
http//:www.sjwest.org/svdp/index.htm, or email us at
ST. JOHN CATHOLIC CHURCH
March 24, 2013
Queridos hermanos y hermanas,
La paz del Señor este con ustedes ,
Domingo de Ramos es el comienzo de la
SEMANA SANTA. Durante la Semana Santa recordamos la pasión de Cristo, muerte y
resurección. La historia es tan maravillosa
que necesitamos la semana complete para contarla.
Con Palmas celebramos la entrada tirunfal de Jesús a
Jerusalén. Las estaciones de la cruz en vivo ( Viacrucis) se realizará a la 1:15 p.m. el domingo de Ramos.
El lunes, la misa crismal se celebrará en la catedral.
Todo el aceite usado durante el año para los sacramentos es bendecido en esa misa. .
El jueves santo, celebramos la Misa de la Cena del Señor. En la
última cena Jesús instituyó la Eucaristía y el sacerdocio.
El viernes Santo, celebramos la passion de Cristo. También habrán estaciones de la cruz el viernes Santo.
El sábado en la noche, celebramos la Vigilia Pascual. Durante
esta misa damos la bienvenida a las personas que participaron en
el programa de RCIA y las personas que desean regresar a la
iglesia . El domingo celebraremos la resurección de Jesús.
“Él mismo, en su cuerpo, llevó al madero nuestros pecados, para
que muramos al pecado y vivamos para la justicia. Por sus heridas ustedes han sido sanados”. (Pedro 2:24)
Habrá confesiones después de la misa el jueves en la noche,
después del servicio del viernes Santo y desde las 3:30 a 4:30 el
sábado en la tarde.
SERVICIOS A LA COMUNIDAD
El padre García estará disponible durante la semana para
cualquier necesidad. Teléfono 410-848-4744 Ext 241.
Bautizos: Primer sábado de cada mes a las 10:30 a.m. o los domingos
después de la misa de las 12:15 p.m. Llamar a la oficina al 410-8484744 Ext. 241.
Charlas para Bautizos : Se realizarán una vez al mes comunicarse con
el Sr. Ezequiel Amaya para registrarse al 443-789-3822.
Matrimonios: Se les anima e invita a todas las parejas que están interesadas o desean arreglar su situación matrimonial ( sacramental) por
favor acercarse y hablar con el padre Jaime García o llamar al 410-8484744 Ext 241 para mayor información. Todos ustedes estan invitados .
Primeras Comuniones y Confirmaciones para niños y adultos :
Comunicarse con la oficina de Educación Religiosa al 410-848-8443.
Intenciones: Para los familiares enfermos o que hayan fallecido por
favor Llamar a la parroquia antes del viernes de cada semana.
Libreria Católica ubicada en el Portico– Hay una Buena selección de
libros en Español para niños y adultos. Teléfono 410-848-9140.
Miércoles Santo marzo 27– 7:30 p.m. La crucifixión de
Cristo es conmemorada en una presentación dramática en la Iglesia.
Jueves Santo marzo 28—7:00 p.m.
La última Cena Misa Bilingue. Adoracion en la iglesia hasta media noche. La
capilla de Adoración se cierra hasta la
noche del domingo de Pascua.
Viernes Santo marzo 29 - 9:00 a.m
Oración de la mañana. 11:00 a.m. Cami-
nata saliendo del Parqueadero de la Iglesia
Brethren en Westminster y finalizando en la
iglesia Episcopla Ascension en Court
Street. 3:00 p.m. Estaciones de la cruz en
la iglesia. 7:00 p.m. Celebración de la
Pasión de Cristo.
Sábado Santo marzo 30 –Bendición de los
alimentos a las 11:30 a.m. Por favor unanse a
esta tradición Polaca ( una oportunidad anual
para todas las nacionalidades) de bendecir una
canasta de comida y las velas que se usaran el
día de la cena de Pascua.
Domingo de Pascua—12:15
Misa en español .
IMPORTANTE: Si no han aplicado para la beca para estu-
diantes inmigrantes haganlo ya la fecha limite es
abril 1, 2013. Favor ingresar a
www.esperanzafund.org para llenar la aplicacion. Si tiene preguntas puede enviarle un email
a Marie Scott, [email protected]
Fecha limite para aplicar 04/1/2013.
May 18 - Sock Hop música para recordar
los años 50-70 en el Portico de 7 a 11 p.m.
El valor de la boleta por persona es $25 y
por pareja es $40.00. Por favor participen
las ganancias serán para beneficio del
ministerio de Música y para los Caballeros
de Colon. Si necesitan boletas favor comunicarse con el Padre Garcia o la Sra. Lina Ocasio al 410-8484744.