3175 Paulskirk Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21042 (410) 461-9112
Weekend Mass Schedule: Saturday, 5:15pm; Sunday 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm and 5:15pm
Welcome to Holy Week. This should not be a regular week for you. Take extra time for prayer, and going to the services offered at Church to deepen your spiritual journey. The Easter Vigil is the climatic celebration of the year, yet it is not that well attended. Maybe this year you could stretch yourself and give the two hours to God. Remember he hung on the cross for you for three hours. We extend a special welcome to those in the RCIA process who will be coming into the Church at the Vigil.
Take note that there are no scheduled confessions this week and no 5:15 PM Mass on Saturday or on Easter. On Easter we always anticipate extra folks coming to Mass. Everyone one of us has an opportunity to be a welcoming, friendly face to those who are visiting.
I recently received a letter from Fr. Martin Demek from Corpus Christi Church. We help support their Outreach Program. We had sent them a check for over $11,000 and he thanked us and wrote about how because of the help they received from us they were able to offer gift cards for the holidays and feed 35-40 who come to the rectory door on a regular basis. Just wanted to let you know that your generosity is appreciated. AND congratulations for again surpassing our goal for the Archbishop’s Appeal. The Appeal helps many charities including the help we gave to Corpus Christi.
For anyone who needs a gluten free host, we have them. You need to come up in the line in which the priest is distributing communion and say ‘Gluten free, please.” After about a million times we will begin to recognize you and you will no longer need to say it each time.
Have a Holy Week,