The Scriptures tell us: “Rebuke the wise and he will love you for it. Be open with the wise, he grows wiser still, teach the upright, he will gain yet more” (Prov 9:8ff). Christ himself commands us to admonish a brother who is committing a sin (cf. Mt 18:15). The verb used to express fraternal correction - elenchein – is the same used to indicate the prophetic mission of Christians to speak out against a generation indulging in evil (cf. Eph 5:11). The Church’s tradition has included “admonishing sinners” among the spiritual works of mercy. It is important to recover this dimension of Christian charity. We must not remain silent before evil. I am thinking of all those Christians who, out of human regard or purely personal convenience, adapt to the prevailing mentality, rather than warning their brothers and sisters against ways of thinking and acting that are contrary to the truth and that do not follow the path of goodness.
Christian admonishment, for its part, is never motivated by a spirit of accusation or recrimination. It is always moved by love and mercy, and springs from genuine concern for the good of the other. As the Apostle Paul says: “If one of you is caught doing something wrong, those of you who are spiritual should set that person right in a spirit of gentleness; and watch yourselves that you are not put to the test in the same way” (Gal 6:1). In a world pervaded by individualism, it is essential to rediscover the importance of fraternal correction, so that together we may journey towards holiness. Scripture tells us that even “the upright falls seven times” (Prov 24:16); all of us are weak and imperfect (cf. 1 Jn 1:8). It is a great service, then, to help others and allow them to help us, so that we can be open to the whole truth about ourselves, improve our lives and walk more uprightly in the Lord’s ways. There will always be a need for a gaze which loves and admonishes, which knows and understands, which discerns and forgives (cf. Lk 22:61), as God has done and continues to do with each of us.
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The Readings for Sunday, March 11, 2012:
Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Rom 8:31b-34; Mk 9:2-10.
The Readings for Sunday, March 18, 2012:
2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23; Eph 2:4-10; Jn 3:14-21.
Mother Seton Parish Mission Statement
“As the Catholic community of Mother Seton Parish, a diverse people united in Christ, our mission is to love and worship the Lord, share the Good News of Jesus Christ, and build up the Kingdom of God. Nourished by the Sacraments, we grow in faith, serve others, and dedicate ourselves to a community that is one and holy.”
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Held Mon.-Fri.: 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., in the Divine Mercy Chapel, lower level of the Church. Come spend some time daily with Our Lord in the Divine Mercy Chapel. On First Fridays, Adoration is held all day in the church, from 8:30 a.m. until 6:45 p.m. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is recited at 3 p.m. Benediction is celebrated at 6:45 p.m. followed by Mass at 7 p.m. The Chapel is closed on holidays.
EUCHARISTIC HOME MINISTRY: Eucharistic Ministers take the Holy Eucharist to the sick or homebound on Sundays. Please call Deacon Tim Enright: 301-972-4144 to set up a schedule.
PARENTS PRAYER GROUP: Meets Wed. at 10 a.m. Parents, infants and preschoolers are welcome.
HAIL HOLY QUEEN CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP: Meets on the first and third Sundays of the month from 6:45-8:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Contact George Kelly, 301-972-0326; prayer requests are welcome.
DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET: Recited on Mondays at 3 p.m., and on First Fridays of the month (before Adoration) at 3 p.m. (Church).
ONLINE PRAYER NETWORK: Confidential prayer petitions are sent to members of the prayer chain and are prayed for by name for 2 weeks, or longer if requested. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to write “MSP Prayer Network” in the subject line.
GABRIEL PROJECT: Practical advice for pregnant women and their families: 800-264-3565.
PROJECT RACHEL: Post abortion counseling and pastoral assistance: 301-853-4565.
HELP!! The Adoration Ministry needs a few folks to help with organization. Please contact Mary Pat Lyons, 301-540-0554, if you can lend a hand.
PLEASE PRAY FOR: All those for whom we have been asked to pray,* and remember the dearly departed, especially for parishioners and family members.
*Please Note: Names of parishioners and family members are generally omitted from the Prayer Intentions in the online versions of the Parish Bulletin out of respect for online privacy. Please see the printed edition for listings of names.
Donations for Bubba Vita’s medical care may be send to: Bill Vita, P.O. Box 126, Germantown, MD 20875-0126.
If youd like someone to be placed on or removed from our bulletin prayer list for the sick or the deceased, please call the parish office: 301-924-3838, x201.
In the case of a serious emergency, and you’re in need of immediate contact with a priest, please call 301-938-5599.
There are resources for women in crisis pregnancies or who are suffering after abortion available online at www.adw.org/service/pregnant_help.asp. These include Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington’s Sanctuaries for Life and the Archdiocese of Washington’s Project Rachel ministry for women and men suffering after an abortion; Isaiah’s Promise, which provides support for parents continuing with their pregnancy after a devastating prenatal diagnosis; the Gabriel Network, an interdenominational, church-based outreach to women facing crisis pregnancies; and pro-life pregnancy centers and maternity homes. From: Cardinal Wuerl Offers Words of Encouragement to Those Protecting the Unborn, adw.org, December 10, 2011.
Please call the Archdiocese of Washington’s Department of Life Issues at 301-853-4555 or email email@example.com with any questions. More information can also be found on the Archdiocese of Washington Life Issues Facebook page.
Third Sunday of Lent
March 18, 2012
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
Saturday 8:00 AM Agnes Aniagboso
5:00 PM Oscar San Agustin (d)
6:30 PM Teodelinda Delgado
& Carmen Romero (d)
Sunday 7:30 AM Don Milton
9:00 AM Karen Sue Bess (d)
10:45 AM Evelyn & Volney Burrows
& Daniel Harriger (d)
12:15 PM People of the Parish
5:00 PM Minh Nguyen & Lieng Huynh
Monday 6:30 AM LeRoy & Mary Lou Carhart
8:00 AM Agnes Aniagboso
Tuesday 6:30 AM Agnes Aniagboso
8:00 AM Shirley Kingsland (d)
7:00 PM John Perera
Wednesday 6:30 AM Agnes Aniagboso
8:00 AM Maria Medina (d)
Thursday 6:30 AM Agnes Aniagboso
8:00 AM Mrs. Chester Hickey
Friday 6:30 AM Agnes Aniagboso
8:00 AM Medina Family
7:00 PM Keni Vasquez
Saturday 8:00 AM Alejandro Manco (d)
5:00 PM Angel Munoz (d)
6:30 PM Ascuncion Delgado (d)
(Due to space constraints in the printed Bulletin, names of those who requested the Mass intentions are no longer listed, but the priests will have them to read in the sacristy.)
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton,
Patroness of Maryland, Pray for us
The Mass Intentions list, above, and the Calendar for the Week, below, are coordinated by the parish secretary. For questions or changes, please contact the parish office: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 301-924-3838, ext. 201.
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
Sunday, Mar. 11: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS TODAY!!!
Little Sisters of the Poor Visit
MSP Right to Life Prayer Day at Carhart’s ofc.
9:00 & 10:45 AM: Children’s Liturgy
1:30 PM: St. Rita’s Society (McCabe)
Monday, Mar. 12:
7:30 PM: SP Youth Choir (McCabe & Church)
7:45 PM PC: Lenten Mission (Neo-Catechumenal Way)
Tuesday, Mar. 13:
11:00 AM PC: Seton Seniors
6:00 PM: Children’s Choir (McCabe)
7:00 PM: SP Legion of Mary (McCabe)
7:30 PM: Bell Choir (McCabe)
7:30 PM: RCIA (McCabe)
7:30 PM: Word & Life (McCabe)
Wednesday, Mar. 14:
10:15 AM: Parents Prayer Group (McCabe)
6:00 PM: Confessions ; Adoration & Benediction
7:30 PM: Adult Choir (McCabe & Church)
8:00 PM: SP Legion of Mary (McCabe)
Thursday, Mar. 15:
6:30 PM: Contemporary Choir (McCabe & Church)
6:30 PM: Legion of Mary (McCabe)
7:30 PM: Word & Life (McCabe)
7:45 PM PC: Lenten Mission (Neo-Catechumenal Way)
8:00 PM: K of C (McCabe)
Friday, Mar. 16:
12:00 PM: Stations of the Cross
5:00 PM: SP Legion of Mary (Youth)
7:00 PM: Mass
7:15 PM: SP RCIA
7:30 PM PC: Word & Life
8:00 PM: Stations of the Cross
Saturday, Mar. 17:
8:00 AM PC: Quilting Angels
Youth Spring Retreat
4:30 PM PC: SP SOR
Service, Sacrament or Devotion
Mass and Confession Schedules are listed on the bulletin cover.
NEWS from the SCHOOL OF RELIGION
Michaela Radziszewski, DRE, 301-444-3495
Candida Silva, Secretary, 301-444-3496
Contact email@example.com for more information.
SOR Hours are:
Mon., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
Tues., 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Wed., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
Thurs., 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.;
Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
msp youth group
TAG-Teens After God’s <3
Sun., Mar. 11, 7 p.m. at St. E’s in Rockville: Dodgeball Tourney!!
Fri. & Sat., Mar. 17/18: Spring Retreat! No Youth Group on Sun. night. Forms and money due by this weekend.
Sun., Mar. 25: No Youth Group-Enjoy Spring Break and Happy Easter!
For more information, contact Stacy Halbach, Youth Minister, 301-528-8829, firstname.lastname@example.org and visit our website: www.mspyouth.com.
FINANCIAL REPORT FROM 3/4/12: Offertory
Unpaid operational expenses as of Mar. 4, 2012: $42,246.00 Mortgage Collection & Debt:
GET RID OF YOUR OLD BLANKETS: A member of our high school youth group is collecting old or new blankets and towels to donate to the Humane Society for animal bedding after all Masses this weekend and next weekend.
SAVE THE DATES!!!
Parish Lenten Penance Service:
Tues., Mar. 27, 2012, at 7 p.m.
Parish-Wide Lenten Retreat:
Sat., Mar. 31, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LENTEN SERVICES: Weekday Masses are: 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m. (Mon.-Fri.); Tues. and Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. Confessions: Tuesdays from 6 to 6:45 p.m.; Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m., with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 6 p.m.; Adoration until 8 p.m. followed by Benediction; Saturdays from 4 to 4:45 p.m.; Saturdays from 6 to 6:30 p.m. (Spanish); and Good Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Noon). Stations of the Cross are on Fridays at 12 p.m. (noon) and right after the 7 p.m. Mass on Friday evenings. All Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence (no meat, including poultry).
MULCH FUNDRAISER: The Knights of Columbus are holding their annual mulch fundraiser. Bags of mulch are being sold for $4.25 each, and delivered for a $10 charge on Sat., Mar. 24th early in the morning. For more information, contact Patrick Furey at email@example.com. Order forms may be found in the information rack of the church narthex or downloaded here [PDF].
SETON SENIORS SPRING OUTING: Join the Seton Seniors on an outing to Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., to see the musical Jonah on Wed., Apr. 18, 2012, for a cost of $115. Coach transportation, theatre tickets, and dinner are included. Contact Dorrette Paulin, 301-972-9317, or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets.
DAUGHTERS OF MARY Communion Breakfast: Mark you calendars to attend the Annual Daughters of Mary Communion Breakfast on Sun., May 6, at 11 a.m., at the Golden Bull Restaurant in Gaithersburg, Md. The buffet breakfast, sponsored by MSP’s Sodality, celebrates all women, so bring your mothers, children, aunts, grandma, and friends. Mark Forrest, renowned Irish Tenor, will be guest speaker and singer. Tickets are on sale beginning the weekend of Apr. 14/15 after all Masses, and in the Parish Office. Children under 4 are free. For information, call Marilou, 301-540-1038, or email: email@example.com.
2012 ANNUAL JUBILARIAN MASS: Cardinal Donald Wuerl will celebrate the annual Jubilarian Mass honoring couples married 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 50+ years on Sun., June 3, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Forms are in the church narthex information rack, or call the Parish Office to register. Names of jubilarians need to be turned into the Parish Office by Sun., Apr. 15, 2012.
WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: Join women from across the Archdiocese on Sat., Mar. 24, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 7501 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville, Md. 20873. For more information, please call 301-853-4559. Cost is $20 (payable at the door-cash or check to ADW). To register, visit: www.adw.org, click on FAMILY menu (top), then CONFERENCES.
THREE TO GET MARRIED MARRIAGE PREP weekends are Mar. 15-18, Mar. 29-Apr. 1, Apr. 19-21, and May 10-13, 2012. Are you ready? Cost is $275 per couple, with FOCCUS inventory included! On-line registration available. Offered by the Center for Family Development located at Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center in Bethesda, Md. For more information, call 301-365-0612.
RESPECT LIFE CORNER...
■ Spring 40 Days for Life mid-point rally
is Sun., Mar. 11, 2012, on Wisteria Dr., at 3:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. Every Sunday is a Candlelight Prayer Vigil at 7 p.m. on Wisteria, and the Closing Rally will be Sun. Apr. 1, at 7 p.m. at Neelsville Presbyterian Church. Sign up to pray by visiting vigilcalendar.com/germantown.
■ Every Monday morning join a peaceful prayer witness on Wisteria Dr. from 8 to 10 a.m. on the sidewalk near LeRoy Carhart’s late-term abortion office.
■ Maryland March for Life: To be held Mon., Mar. 12, 2012, in Annapolis. Catholics from all over Maryland will march for the protection of life.
■ Steven Mosher, President, Population Research Institute, the anthropologist who discovered the One Child Forced Abortion policy in China, will speak on the new pro-life movement in Russia and more on Thurs., Mar. 15, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Martin’s Church, school cafeteria. Call 240-498-4229 for more information.
■ The three Archdioceses of Washington, Baltimore and Delaware are seeking prayer pledges during the month of March amounting to at least 100,000 rosaries said for the unborn. Fill in the online form: www.bit.ly/mdrosarycampaign before Mar. 18, 2012.
■ Gather Fri., Mar. 23rd from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Germantown Square Park at Rt. 118 and Middlebrook Rd. with Bishop Barry Knestout and other speakers for the Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally (see PDF flyer and website).
LOURDES ANOINTING MASS: The Order of Malta cordially invites the sick, disabled, and elderly of the ADW to receive the Sacrament of Anointing at a Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Church Sat., Mar. 24, at 10 a.m., in Potomac, Md. There will be an anointing and a blessing with Lourdes water for the sick, disabled and the elderly in attendance. Luncheon reception to follow in Parish Hall. Free parking, no charge for the day. Call Michele, 301-951-6427, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Page 4: MSP High School Youth Group Events for March 2012 (also available in PDF format ):
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- Page 5: Germantown HELP Food Drive Flyer (also available in PDF format ):
LENTEN FOOD DRIVE FOR
THE MOTHER SETON SODALITY
PASTA + PASTA SAUCE
MACARONI + CHEESE
Please drop off these items throughout the month of March in the bin located in the Narthex.
Germantown HELP is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance to our neighbors in crisis. Germantown HELP’s clients are residents of Germantown, MD (zip codes 20874 and 20876). The FOOD PROGRAM provides 2 to 3 days' worth of food.
- Pages 6 and 7: Boletin 11 marzo 2012 (Spanish Bulletin) [for PDF , see below]
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