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No ifs, ands or buts: Christians must live Christ's way, pope says

 

VATICAN CITY - Don't be "halfway Christians," who accept Christ, but then start looking for excuses and stammering, "yes, but ..." when it is time to follow his way, Pope Francis said at a morning Mass. 
It's a case of "spiritual caprice" when Christians get grumpy and complain about the path being pointed out to them after God offers salvation all the time and in so many ways, he said at the Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae March 24.

"Many times we say we are sick of the divine way. To not accept God's gift with his way - this is sin, this is venom," he said, according to Vatican Radio.
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Papal Relic Comes to Wilmington Diocese

Under the direction of the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary, the official relic of Saint John Paul II will be brought to our diocese April 15-16, 2015, to St Hedwig Church.  Wilmington is one of only three dioceses in the United States to receive this relic during its official pilgrimage from March-July 2015. 

 

You are invited to attend a Welcoming Mass and Veneration on Wednesday, April 15 and/or a Farewell Mass and Veneration on Thursday, April 16, 2015, 5:30pm Holy Hour, 6:30pm Mass, 7:30pm Veneration of the Relic.  Immediately following, there will be a Saint John Paul II display and sefreshments in the Msgr. Gulcz Hall. Click here for see the Flyer or  call (302) 594-1400. 


Parish & Community News

 

There will be Stations of the Cross: Every Friday during Lent at 7:00pm. All are invited to attend. 

 


This Sunday.  Masses will be held at regularly scheduled times.

 


Holy Week Schedule 

Holy Thursday (April 2):
7:15AM & 8:30AM Mass

         Mass of the Lord's Supper 7PM 

        8PM-Midnight-Adoration Confessions after Mass

 

        Good Friday (April 3):

        No morning Masses

        3 PM-Stations of the Cross
        7 PM-Passion of the Lord
        Confessions after service

 

        Holy Saturday (April 4):
        No morning Masses
        3PM-5PM-Confessions

        8PM- Easter Vigil Mass


        Easter Sunday (April 5):
        Masses at 7AM, 9AM, 11AM & 5PM

 

UPCOMING YOUTH Events

Brunch with the Bunny March 29 at 12 noon

There will be crafts, an egg hunt, cookie decorating, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. It's fun for the whole family! Tickets are $1/person and $5 max/family PLUS a cake for the cake walk.


 

 SCP Preschool Fundraiser-Wine & Canvas-Thursday May 7t$35 at time of online registration:  WINEANDCANVAS.COM

(click on private events & May 7). Doors open at 6pm. Our artist will give you step by step instructions! Bring your beverage of choice and an appetizer to share.

 

Home Shelter Update Thank you to all the volunteers who provided meals, shift hours, laundry service and lunch and breakfast items last week for the Shelter.  It was a rough weather week, but we made it! There are seven guests staying at the shelter at this time.  Our next week for shelter duty is March 29 - April 4th.  If you would like more information about Haven Ministries and the shelter, please call Mary Jourdak 410-643-5766 or email: mjourdak@atlanticcoastcarpet.com 

No Meeting on HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 2. THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON APRIL 16TH.

 

The group meets the first and third Thursday each month.  We begin in the chapel at 6:30 for rosary followed by study and discussion from 7:00-8:30. Please come out and join us - all are welcome. Please contact Matthew Moucha atmbmouch@yahoo.com or 410-913-4212. 

Physician Assisted Suicide:  It is urgent that you contact your legislators immediately to voice opposition to legislation before the Maryland General Assembly that would allow physicians to prescribe a lethal dose of medication at the request of a patient with a terminal illness who has received a diagnosis of six months or less to live.  Go to www.mdcathcon.org for instructions on how to contact your legislator about this issue.  The Maryland Catholic Conference has joined a statewide coalition of partners, Maryland Against Physician Assisted Suicide, which is organizing opposition to the bill through their website, www.stopassisted suicide.org.

St. Francis de Sales Parish in Salisbury is seeking a Director/Coordinator of Liturgy and Music.  The successful
candidate will have knowledge of the Roman Catholic Church Liturgy with a love for the Church and a prayerful commitment to the parish community. An understanding of liturgical music and cultural variances is crucial for our large parish with a diverse assembly. Qualifications: Masters of Divinity or equivalent with emphasis in liturgy, Bachelors considered with
1-3 years'
experience and knowledge of Catholic liturgical practices.  Please contact Father Chris LaBarge at 410-742-6443 or
clabarge@visitstfrancis.org.

WALKING WITH PURPOSE-WALKING WITH PURPOSE

 

"Blessed is the man who endures trial, for when he had stood the test he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him." James 1:12


 

        Monday Night-March 30th 7pm     

Lesson 18 "Connect coffee :Getting a Grip

Through Simplicity"

       

Thursday Morning-April 2nd

        Off for Spring Break

 

  For more information please contact Melissa Coligan:  melissaebert@msn.com; 301-343-8408  or go to  walkingwithpurpose.com.

 


FAMILY LIFE-THANK YOU: With heartfelt appreciation, Family Life is grateful for each group's participation with Soup and Stations.   

 

 

March 29th  -  Brunch with the Easter Bunny begins at 12 noon. There will be crafts egg hunt, cookie decorating, and visit from the Easter Bunny.  It's fun for the entire family.  Tickets will go on sale after Sunday masses.  Tickets are $1/person and $5 max/family PLUS a cake for the cake walk.  
 
SAVE THE DATE
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June 6th - St. Christopher's Ministry Fair.   Please come by and meet our church Ministries.  The Fair will be located in the Parish Center Foyer. 


April 14th  - Papal visit in Philadelphia - You are invited to the meeting at 7PM in the conference room.  Please let us know if you want to help plan for the event in September 2015 by contacting Catherine@ 410-739-5981 (text or VM)

April 14th  - Family Life Meeting, 7 pm in Parish Center - Conference Room OR in a classroom.Meeting is open to all parishioners, NO RSVP necessary .  *** W2 ISH ***  Witness,
Welcome, Invite and SHare. (Family Life Motto) 

April 17th and April 18th - Matthew Kelly, April 17 in Olney, MD, April 18th in Severn Park, MD.  Tickets can be purchased atDynamic Catholics.Com 

 

Respect Life-Please consider stopping by the 40 Days For Life location for a prayer during Lent. You are invited any day of the week, but especially Tuesdays or Saturdays between 8am-4pm. Planned Parenthood is located at 929 West St. in Annapolis.

 


OUTREACH
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The St. Christopher's Food bank is in need of canned chicken and tuna, macaroni and cheese, and boxed potatoes.  Thank you."Jesus spoke... 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life."(John 8: 12)


 

 

Donuts After each Sunday Morning mass. In the Parish Hall


 

Religious Education

  

 

We hope you and your family have a very Blessed & Happy Easter! Classes will resume Sunday, April 12th!

 

 

 

First Holy Communion Assignments:  The final assignments for First Holy Communion have been emailed out and posted on the parish website! If you have any questions please contact Katie Sukley.



 

 

Confirmation: Reminders:  

Confirmation Community Service Forms are DUE. Reminder: Sponsor Forms are due. Please make sure that these forms are signed and sealed before turning in. Also, please make sure to check the Dress Code for Confirmation!


 

Please make sure that you go to  Confession prior to your Confirmation. Confessions are heard every Wednesday in the Church 6:15-7PM or Saturday before & after the 5PM Mass. If you cannot make either of these weekly times, please contact the Rectory at 410-643-6220 and schedule an appointment with Fr. Jennings. Also, please make sure to check the Dress Code for Confirmation!


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