“What is the New Evangelization?” — Feb 25

Feb. 25:
What Is The New Evangelization?

“There is the need for a proclamation of the Gospel capable of accompanying man on his pilgrim way, capable of walking alongside a younger generation.”

Come join the St. Francis Men of Emmaus as we discuss the answer Bl. John Paul II gave to this question in Crossing The Threshold Of Hope (copies in Church library).  We meet in the Youth Room on Saturday mornings for coffee, bagels, and fellowship at 7:45 A.M. and continue until 9:00.
Upcoming:  Pope Benedict XVI, “Jesus of Nazareth – Holy Week: From The Entrance Into Jerusalem To The Resurrection”, Chapter 1 – The Entrance Into Jerusalem

“What Is The Use Of Believing” — Feb 4th

Feb 4:
What Is The Use Of Believing?

“Isn’t it possible to live an upright and honest life without taking the Gospel seriously?”

Come join the St. Francis Men of Emmaus as we discuss the answer Bl. John Paul II gave to this  question in Crossing The Threshold Of Hope (copies in Church library). We meet in the Youth Room on Saturday mornings for coffee, bagels, and fellowship at 7:45 A.M. and continue until 9:00.
Upcoming – Feb 11th:  “Be Not Afraid!”

“Why Does God Tolerate Suffering” — January 28


“Why Does God Tolerate Suffering?”

If God is all-powerful and all-loving, why does He permit and continue to permit
suffering in the world He created?
Come join the St. Francis Men of Emmaus as we discuss the answer Bl. John Paul II gave to this question in Crossing The Threshold Of Hope (copies available in Church library).  We meet in the Youth Room on Saturday mornings for coffee, bagels, and fellowship at 7:45 A.M. and continue until 9:00.
Upcoming – Feb 4:  “What is the use of believing?”

“The Defense Of Every Life” — January 21st

Jan 21:
The Defense Of Every Life

“It is not possible to speak of the right to choose when a clear moral evil is involved. . .”

Come join the St. Francis Men of Emmaus as we discuss Bl. John Paul II’s take on this issue from Crossing The Threshold Of Hope (copies in Church library). We meet in the Youth Room on Saturday mornings for coffee, bagels, and fellowship at 7:45 A.M. and continue until 9:00.
Upcoming —  Jan 28 – “Why Does God Tolerate Suffering?

St. Francis-sponsored Mass Near Germantown Abortion Clinic June 4

June 4 – St. Francis sponsored mass near Germantown Abortion Clinic SFA Facebook Friends:

On Saturday, June 4, Fr. David is saying mass at the office next to the abortion clinic in Germantown where LeRoy Cahart performs late term abortions.

Details will be in the bulletin this weekend and next. I hope you will consider attending.

Thanks!

Event: A Royal Welcome — Parishes of Hospitality — June 17 & 18, 2011

Presented by Sr. Janet Schaeffler, O.P., this is for parish staff, parish councils, volunteers, parishioners, committee heads, and anyone else who is interested in learning how to make parishes of hospitality.

When:  June 17, 2011 and June 18, 2011

When:  7:30-9:00 P.M./9:00-12:00 P.M.

Contact:  Alice Noe — (301) 853-5385 for more information

Register at:  www.zoomerang.com/survey.WEB22C7XC7AQC/

Triduum 2011: Mass Schedule At St. Francis Of Assisi

Here is the Mass schedule for the Triduum at St. Francis of Assisi in Derwood, MD:

April 21 — Holy Thursday

7:30 P.M.  Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Lent ends)

Adoration until 10:00 P.M.

April 22 Good Friday

12:00 Noon:  The Seven Last Words Of Christ

1:00 P.M.  Children’s Stations of the Cross

3:00 P.M.  Stations of the Cross

7:30 P.M.  Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

April 23 – Holy Saturday

8:00 A.M.  Men of Emmaus Prayer Service

8:00 P.M.  Easter Vigil

April 24 – Easter Sunday

Mass times    8:00/9:30/11:15 am/1:00 pm

No 5:00 pm Mass

Apostolic Opportunity — WMET

A fellow Man of Emmaus over at St. Martin’s sent this over:

Speaking of Apostolic opportunities for growth, besides the above, here is something for your consideration:

WMET 1160 AM – Guadalupe Radio Network is having a Radiothon!! What’s a Radiothon? An on-air fundraiser to keep WMET 1160 AM on the air in the Washington Metropolitan area. The Radiothon is a 4 day “live” event starting at 7:00 AM and going until 7:00 PM. It is filled with lots of fun and excitement.

How can you help?

Pray

o We need many Pray Warriors who will intercede for the success of the Radiothon through offering Mass, Rosaries, Hours of Adoration and Fasting.

Pledge

o Call in and make a Pledge of Support during the Radiothon. Or if you can make a donation of $1,000 or more, your donation could be used as a Matching Gift donation during the Radiothon.

Promote

o Please call or email your friends and family during the Radiothon which will be on September 21-24, and ask them to keep us in their prayers and to call in and make a much needed pledge of support.

Provide

o We need to provide three meals a day for about 20 people at the studios during the Radiothon. Maybe you are a restaurant
owner and could donate a meal or maybe you would like to provide a meal, just let us know how you would like to help in this area.
Volunteer – Craig Hostetler will be participating and hopes we can get a Men of Emmaus crew for one of the shifts.

o We need Call Center Volunteers to help us at the studios of WMET in Silver Spring MD. We will have two shifts every day from September 21-24. The first shift is from 7AM to 1PM and the second shift from 1PM to 7PM. If you cannot help during the regular shift time, just let us know the times that you are available. We are running short on Call Center Volunteers so if you can recruit a friend or two that would be great!

 

Help The Little Sisters Of The Poor – Vocation Bake Sale

Luau at the Knights of Columbus! May 23rd – 3:00 P.M.

Just got word —

Please join the Knights of Columbus 2323 for a family night dinner to donate grant money to each of our 3 parish schools, St Mary’s, St Martin’s, and St. Francis.

The Luau theme dinner will be Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 3:00 PM at 2323 Father Cuddy Hall. Dinner will begin at approximately 4:00. The grants provide tangible support to each of our 3 parish schools and religion education programs. Over the past three years the Knights of Columbus has awarded grants totaling $30,000.00 to the Parish schools.

So come and enjoy the luau atmosphere and games, and meet the leaders of our parish schools. Cost is only $6.00 per person; kids under eight years old are free. The menu includes stuffed pork tender loin, rice, vegetable and fresh fruit. We will also have chicken and hot dogs for the kids along with refreshments.