ST. ALOYSIUS GONZAGA CATHOLIC CHURCH

ST. ALOYSIUS GONZAGA
CATHOLIC CHURCH
22800 Washington Street, P.O. Box 310, Leonardtown, MD 20650
www.saintaloysiuschurch.org
OCTOBER 26, 2014
Rectory (301) 475-8064 • Fax (301) 475-8762
FATHER ANDREW WHITE SCHOOL
Tel: (301) 475-9795 • Fax: (301) 475-3537
SACRAMENTAL LIFE
NEW PARISHIONERS…St. Aloysius extends a warm welcome
to all who are joining us for prayer, worship, or instruction. If you
are new to the area or returning home to the Church, we invite
you to register and make St. Aloysius your parish. Registration
forms can be obtained at the church or by calling the rectory.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)...
The RCIA is the process of welcoming new members to the
Catholic Church. It is intended for adults who have never been
baptized, or for adults who have been baptized Christian and now
wish to practice the faith in the Catholic tradition. It is an ongoing
process of formation, catechesis and liturgical rites. Anyone interested is asked to call the rectory for an appointment to discuss the
process.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM…Parents are asked to call the
parish office to register for the Baptismal Preparation Meeting
and for the baptism of their child.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION…
Any youth or their parent seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation
and not registered in the school is asked to contact the Director of
Religious Education.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE…In order to facilitate marriage preparation, couples seeking to be married in the Church are
to make arrangements with the pastor six months to one year in
advance of their intended wedding date. At least one of the engaged must be a registered and practicing member of the parish.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK…The Sacrament of the Sick is for
the spiritual comfort, strength and healing of the ill. If there is a
need for the sacrament in your family or household, please contact the rectory as soon as possible.
FATHER ANDREW WHITE SCHOOL…
Pre-K-8th Grade. If interested, please contact Mrs. Helen Bowles
in the school office Monday through Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm 301
-475-9795 for space availability.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION…Pre-K-8th Grade,
Sunday 9:15am - 10:30am. For registration please contact Leonard Wathen at the Rectory.
STAFF
Pastor ............................................... Rev. David W. Beaubien, ext. 14
Deacon ................................................................. Deacon Andy Geisz
Parish Secretary/Bookkeeper ............................. Denise Becher, ext.10
Receptionist/Bulletin Editor .............................. Betty Williams, ext.11
Religious Education/Youth Minister............... Leonard Wathen, ext.16
Director, Music Ministry ............................................. Georgia Harvey
Coordinator, Natural Family Planning .......Jane Burke, 301-866-2056
Principal, Father Andrew White School....................... Linda Maloney
Secretary, FAW School .................................................. Helen Bowles
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
MASS SCHEDULE:
Saturday:
5:00 pm
Sunday:
8:00 am and 11:00 am
Daily:
12:15 pm Tuesday & Thursday
8:30 am Wednesday & Friday
7:30 am Saturday
HOLY DAY MASSES:
As Announced inside the Bulletin.
FIRST FRIDAYS: Masses at 9:00 am (September through June) and
7:00 pm. Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from
10:30 am till 6:45 pm followed by Benediction.
Confessions from 6:00 - 6:30 pm.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:
Thursday:
11:30-12 Noon
Saturday:
3:30-4:30 pm
Parish Mission Statement
We, the faithful of the Roman Catholic Church of St. Aloysius, in
communion with the Holy Father, commit ourselves to know, love and
serve God and worship Him together.
This challenges us to know God through sacred Scripture and personal
prayer; to love God in His Eucharistic Presence and to love one
another; to serve Him by educating our children, by ministering to the
sick, the elderly and the poor by proclaiming the Good News of Jesus
Christ and by hospitably reaching out to others.
We commit to this with the grace of God and through the intercession
of Mary, the Mother of God and patroness of St. Mary's County.
ST. ALOYSIUS GONZAGA CATHOLIC CHURCH, LEONARDTOWN, MARYLAND
Scripture Corner
THE WHOLE LAW AND THE PROPHETS
In today’s Gospel (Matthew 22: 34 – 40), a spokesperson for the Pharisees decides to “test” Jesus. “Testing”
here in the Gospel has a negative connotation. The goal of
the questioner is to trap our Lord. The Jewish teachers
talked of hundreds of laws with many interpretations.
Teachers would try to prioritize these laws, asking which
are the most important, as the man asks Christ. The answer
of Jesus is amazingly simple, but would challenge the followers of Christ down through the ages.
Our Lord’s simple, but profound answer is, “You
shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all
your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and
the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall
love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the
prophets depend on these two commandments.” (Matthew
22: 37 – 40)
Interestingly these two commandments are found in
the Old Testament. The command to love God with all
one’s being is based on Deuteronomy 6: 5: “Therefore, you
shall love the Lord, your God, with your whole heart, and
with your whole being, and with your whole strength.” The
command to love one’s neighbor is found in Leviticus 19:
18: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” What Jesus
adds is the insistence that these two commandments should
guide the understanding of everything found in the Law and
the prophets. For example, one cannot love God and not
love God’s children, God’s daughters and sons.
Recent Popes and modern Catholic Social Teaching
stress the importance of these words of Christ. The theme of
Catholic social justice is based on the conviction that every
person is a child of God and must be treated with dignity
and respect. Pope Benedict XVI in his first encyclical, God
is Love, makes this important point: “Building a just social
and civil order, wherein each person receives what is his or
her due, is an essential task which every generation must
take up anew.” (28) Pope Francis has this challenge:
“Every individual Christian and every community is called
to be an instrument of God for the liberation and promotion
of the poor, and for enabling them to be fully a part of society.” (The Joy of the Gospel, 187)
~Msgr. Ralph J. Kuehner, Archdiocese of Washington
PRAYER & WORSHIP
MASS INTENTIONS this WEEK
Tuesday, Oct. 28:
12:15 pm
Wednesday, Oct. 29:
8:30 am
Thursday, Oct. 30:
12:15 pm
Friday, Oct. 31:
8:30 am
Saturday, Nov 1:
7:30 am
5:00 pm
Sunday, Nov. 2:
8:00 am
11:00 am
Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles
Shelly Estacion
Zemy Altherr
Warren Lester
Annie E. McCully
All Saints
Thomas & Ruth Roche
All the Faithful Departed
All Souls
Pro populo
All the Faithful Departed
PLEASE REMEMBER IN PRAYER the Sick and
Homebound in our Community: Ethel Anderson, Joan
Bolden, Bob Combs, Susan Colon, Teresa Cusic, Anne
Davis, Charles Davis, Sr., Elizabeth Ann Davis, Maria and
Debra Dean, Irene Dixon, John Dougherty, Jan Esler,
Rosalie Gibbons, Melanie Gibson, Thomas R. Gissy,
Howard Hensley, St. Clair Hill, Edward Mayor, Jim
McDonald, Ben Moore, Brittany Nwadike, Frank Percell,
Ernest Pfeiff,
Agnes Plater, Charlie Ridgell, Anne
Rullman, Anita Russell, Mary Saunders, Debbie
Schauenbauer, Rita Solimani, Angela Stead, Anne
Tennison, C.W. Thompson, Ronnie Thompson and Donna
Walker.
ALL SOULS MEMORIAL: During the “month of All
Souls” we especially remember and pray for the faithful
departed of our families and community. Also we want to
remember them with our All Souls Memorial. Every
member of the parish is encouraged to submit a COPY of
pictures of their loved ones who have died—recently or
years ago to be included on the Memorial. A basket for the
photo copies is in the vestibule of the church. Please write
your name and phone number on the back of the copy of the
photo to insure its return to you after November.
THE PATRIOTIC ROSARY is recited on Wednesdays
after the 8:30 am Mass. Come pray with Mother Mary,
Patron Saint of the Americas; our country needs our
prayers. Please join us. Questions call Gerda at 301-4750009 or 860-558-6476.
30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY
VOCATIONS CROSS Sign-up
The Vocations Cross is presented to a family at one of the
three weekend Masses after Communion and it is asked
that it be returned to the rectory by the following Saturday
morning. Jim Hoffman, the parish’s Vocations Liaison, is
in the process of calling all homes that signed up to have
the Vocations Cross in their home to schedule your week.
Please pray for Vocations this week with
Leonard Wathen & Family
EVANGELIZATION & PARISH LIFE
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MEALS FOR FRIENDS: We have set up a Meal Train
schedule to help Josh & Becky Guerre as they welcome Lucas Michael into their family The link is below. Just log on
and sign up to deliver a meal at your convenience
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also Maria Dean is at home in Breton Bay recovering from
hip surgery. She and Kenneth can use some help with
meals. Please use the following link to access the Meal
Train for Maria & Kenneth Dean.
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Also for KC & Ed Schnitker as they welcome the newest
addition to their family Eric.
Please use the following link to access the Meal Train for
KC & Ed Schnitker.
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If you have questions or know another family who can use
help with meals please contact Mary Jo Geisz 443-6044278 or [email protected]
Thank you all for your support of the ST.
ALOYSIUS HANDBELL ENSEMBLE!
With your generous support, we have
raised nearly $3,000 which is allowing us
to reimburse our benefactors who originally purchased the bells for our Ensemble less than a year
ago. If you are interested in making a donation or learning
more about the group, please do not hesitate to contact a
member of the group or Music Ministry. We have several
dedicated members who have been working hard to bring
instrumental bell music to the community's weekend Mass
celebrations. We look forward to serving more in the future!
Rebecca and Kristen Moore, Directors of the Handbell
Ensemble
TIME
STEWARDSHIP
SHARING OUR TREASURE
Weekly Offertory Contributions
October 18/19 2014
1st Collection:
Offertory Basket: $5,719.00
Direct Debit:
$1,061.00
Total:
$6,780.00
2nd Collection: Arch Assess.
Offertory Basket:: $1,152.75
Direct Debit:
$ 598.00
Total:
$1,450.75
2nd COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND will be for the
School Support. Thank you for your generosity!
PATRON OF THE WEEK: Ultimate Therapy. Please
remember to patronize our bulletin sponsors.
OUR BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
WE’RE COLLECTING COATS– FAW will begin this
week to collect coats for the Diocesan “Coats of Many Colors” Drive. Together with parishes and schools across the
diocese we can help thousands of our neighbors stay warm
this winter. Coats in good condition and clean will be collected at our school now through Nov.14. Please check your
closets for children or adult size coats!
The Tyson Foods Project A+ program is one of the simplest ways to support Father Andrew White School. For
every label that we turn in, we earn 24¢ to use for art supplies, enrichment activities, athletics, special events,
etc...! These labels can really add up and be of great benefit
to our school. Thank you for keeping an eye out for
them. They can be submitted to the school or in the box in
the church vestibule.
ADOPT-A-STUDENT at FATHER ANDREW WHITE
SCHOOL: Each year there are families who want their
children to have a Catholic education, but need financial
assistance in order to do so. At Father Andrew White
School, we offer tuition aid through the Combs Trust and
our parishes like St. Aloysius, but each year the need grows.
In the past many parishioners have participated in the Adopt
-a-Student Program and our families have been very grateful. Once again we are asking individuals and families in
the parish to consider participating, knowing that no amount
is too small and would be greatly appreciated. Donors and
recipients are anonymous. Please contact the school office
at 301-475-9795 for more information. Donations may be
given through the parish or directly to the school. Thank
you.
OCTOBER 26, 2014
RELIGIOUS ED & YOUTH MINISTRY
CONNECT GROUPS are here! All adult parishioners are
invited and encouraged to participate in a five part small
group video and discussion entitled “Connect: Becoming
the Church we were Made to Be.” In this series, you’ll discover why Christ established the Church and what you and
I can do to more fully become the Church were made to be!
Registration will be available this weekend. Sign up online
at www.SaintAloysiusChurch.org/ConnectGroups/
IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO HOST A CONNECT
GROUP in your home. New groups can be launched at any
time. If you’re interested in learning how to become a Connect Host, contact Leonard Wathen.
YOUR AMAZON.COM PURCHASES can support St.
Aloysius Church’s Religious Education program! Go to
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CHILDREN’S RELIGIOUS EDUCATION has begun!
Join us on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 10:30 am. Registration forms are available on our parish website.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC or learning about becoming Catholic? RCIA (Rite of
Christian Initiation for Adults) will be offered on Monday
nights in FAW School beginning Monday, September 8th.
Contact Andy Geisz [email protected]
for more information.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION LIBRARY—Thank you to
those who have donated so many resources for Religious
Ed’s library. We are grateful - please keep them coming!
LIFE NIGHT & EDGE NIGHT will be held again on
Sunday, November 16th. Edge Night (Middle School) begins at 6 PM, and Life Night (High School) begins at 7 PM.
MOUNT 2000 for High School Students is scheduled for
February 6 to 8, 2015. If you’d like to reserve a spot, you
MUST contact Leonard Wathen by Thursday, October 30th.
COMMUNITY
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WOMEN’S DAY OF REFLECTION, on November 8th
at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church. The day will
begin with Mass at 8:00 am followed by continental breakfast. Father Charles Gallagher will be giving two
talks. Priests will be available to hear confessions from 10
am-12 noon. The morning will finish up by noon. RSVP to
Catherine (228)365-0657. No registration fee.
SACRED HEART CHURCH in Bushwood is sponsoring
its annual fall dinner on Sunday, Oct. 26th from 12 noon
until 4 pm. Menu includes fried oysters, stuffed ham, turkey w/stuffing, sweet and parsley potatoes, cole slaw, green
beans. All you can eat, served buffet style. Adults $25,
Children 12 and under $6. Drive-thru carry-outs $25
THEOLOGY ON TAP is bringing together good company and great guest speakers, every Wednesday in October
at 7 pm at DB McMillan's. Don't be shy - invite a friend or
co-worker. Come early to socialize before the talk. Email
[email protected] with any questions.
WORLD PRIEST DAY—Please join us in celebrating and
affirming the men who commit their lives to the Lord and
the Church in the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Worldwide
Marriage Encounter, concurrently with Serra Club’s Priesthood Sunday, honors our priests on World Priest Day,
October 26, 2014. Please take this opportunity to thank and
affirm your priests who live out their call to serve as Jesus
does, in self-giving love for all.
ADW Catholic Committee On Scouting's Annual GS
RETREAT will be held in Southern Maryland for the first
time! Come experience a day of faith, crafts, games and
fun. Earn your My Promise, My Faith pin, learn about "The
Many Faces of Mary". Saturday, November 15 9:30-4:00
at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Prince Frederick. Activities for girl scouts of all ages. Registration forms
due Oct 27th. Please contact Kathy LaPointe at
[email protected] for more information or to
receive a registration form.
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