St. Peter Catholic Church, Hancock, MD

St Patrick Catholic Church, Little Orleans, MD

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Our Parish Mission Statement
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The Parish Family of St. Peter and St. Patrick affirms its faith identity by living in full accord with the gospel message of Jesus Christ, and the Teaching and Tradition of the Catholic Church.  As Disciples of Christ, we give witness to that faith by active participation in the parish and its ministries.  We are called by the Spirit to live the gospel, to celebrate the sacramental life of the Church, to teach, to serve and love all, and to be stewards of the gifts that we have received for future generations.

March 1, 2015

Special Intention for All to Pray

The Christians/Copt's Killed last weekend,

Pope Francis' Comments…

Today I read about the execution of those twenty-one or twenty-two Coptic Christians,” the Pope said. “Their only words were: ‘Jesus, help me!’”

“They were killed simply because they were Christians,” he said.

Francis made reference to the speech that Chalmers had given, in which he spoke of what is happening in the land of Jesus. “The blood of our Christian brothers and sisters is a witness that cries out to be heard,” the Pope said.

“It makes no difference whether they be Catholics, Orthodox, Copts or Protestants,” the Pope continued. “They are Christians! Their blood is one and the same. Their blood confesses Christ.”

The Pope drew inspiration from this witness to urge Christians to work harder toward unity.

“As we recall these brothers and sisters who were killed only because they confessed Christ,” he said, “I ask that we encourage one another to go forward with this ecumenism that is emboldening us, the ecumenism of blood.” “The martyrs belong to all Christians,”

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Keep praying for all the Christians thru the world being persecuted… Jesus: I Trust in You!

Rev. John J. Lombardi

Pastor


LENTEN ACTIVITIES ~ JOIN US!

Lenten Activities -Join us!

 
Thursday February 26th in Lent- "The Light is on for You" Confessions in Church.  7 to 8 PM.


Join us--call 301-678-6339 for details and prayers!


Happy Lent!

RECONCILIATION:
Confessions are heard one-half hour before each weekend Mass, or, anytime, by appointment.
READ St. John 20:21-23

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:
Every Thursday from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm
Holy Hour for vocations to the priesthood and religious life at 7:30 pm

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION:
Religious Education classes are on Sundays, at 8:45 am, during the school year.
For more information, please contact our Religious Education Office.






Eucharistic Adoration

Enjoy the silence, and WISDOM:  A wise old owl lived in an oak.  The more he saw the less he spoke.  The less he spoke the more he heard.  Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?…English nursery rhyme          

Adoration Times:  we need you for Eucharistic Adoration                                 

Call the office to pray and help! 

Protecting Our Youth

Youth and violence, sexting, bullying, and overuse of Internet/Smartphone Technology…Youth and violence, sexting, bullying, and overuse of Internet/Smartphone Technology…Pope Francis recently addressed the gift of Internet technologies, but also the CHALLENGES—especially of isolation and abuse. Are you helping your children/ youth and preventing pornography, addiction and other darkness? Recently in New England a youth died regarding sexting. This Internet site, https://faithandsafety.org/what-to-look-out-for“, helps along with other needed apps. Parents!—love your children/youth enough to monitor and guide them from abuse to Light!



WEATHER ALERT
&
SCHEDULE CHANGES

SEE BELOW FOR CURRENT ALERT:

FIRST COMMUNION CLASS
CANCELED for THURSDAY
March 5, 2015 @ 6 p.m.


SAINT PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH
16 E. High Street
Hancock, Maryland
21750
#301-678-6339



SAINT PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH
12517 Saint Patrick Road, SE
Little Orleans, MD 21766
Phone: (301)678-6339 FAX: (301)678-6608


Weekend Mass Schedule
:

Saturday     5:00PM     St. Patrick               Little Orleans
Sunday     7:30 AM     St. Peter                     Hancock
      10:00 AM     St. Peter      
                  Hancock
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Weekday Mass Schedule:

Monday     7:00 PM    
St. Peter ~ Hancock
Followed by the Miraculous Medal Novena Prayers
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Tues, Thur-Sat     7:30 AM    
   St. Peter ~ Hancock

Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ!

This Week's Readings:
Gn 22: 1-2, 9a,  10-13, 15-18   Rom 8:31b-34  MK 9:2-10 (26)

Next Week:
Ex. 20:1-17 or 20: 1-3, 7-8, 12-17,   1 Cor 1:22-25
Jn 2:13-25