2 Weeks Ago - Jesus the Good Shepherd
OCTOBER 2, 2016 TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
The Covenant Community of Jesus the Good Shepherd
1601 West Mount Harmony Road, Owings, Maryland 20736
Office: (410) 257-3810 * Fax: (410) 257-6334 *
Email: [email protected] * Website: www.ccjgs.org * Follow us on Facebook
Sister Parish – Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Diocese of Jeremie, Haiti
Regular Mass Schedule
8:00 & 10:45 AM; 5:00 PM
7:45 AM-12:15 PM
ages 9 mos—3 yrs old
(Please, no children in nursery without an adult)
8:00 AM Monday-Saturday
(unless otherwise noted in bulletin)
Gluten free hosts are available in the priests line at
Reconciliation/Penance: Sat 3:30-4:30 PM
8:30 AM to 9:00 PM
(Sign up outside chapel)
If you have young children your thoughtful use of the Quiet
Room during Mass is appreciated
Cardinal Hickey Academy
Principal: Mrs. Jennifer Griffith
410-286-0404 · 301-812-0404 ·
A U.S. Dept. of Education
Blue Ribbon School
NEW TO OUR PARISH? - Please come to Hospitality in the Centre. We want to know you! New members’ meetings are usually held the second Sunday every other month following the late morning Mass, giving you the opportunity to learn about our vision as a community, its ministries and register as a member. Registration is required of every Catholic in a parish and gives the parish an idea of the number of participating
Catholics. It also allows a parish to extend courtesies to members such as letter of sponsorship, recommendations, etc.
RCIA – We welcome adults interested in becoming Catholic into our year-round RCIA program. Please contact Kelley Magnuson at 410-2573810 x14 or [email protected]
BAPTISM PREPARATION CLASS - Usually held the third Sunday of each month following the last morning Mass. Baptisms are held on Sunday after the last morning Mass. Please call the church office to register for the class. Catholic parents of the child to be baptized must eventually be
registered members of JGS. We welcome you to a New Members Meeting in advance. A Catholic godparent must be a registered and practicing
Catholic, confirmed in writing by one’s proper pastor.
SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY - We rejoice with members who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. We encourage couples to contact our office at least one year in advance; otherwise, dates cannot be guaranteed. Please do not set a date before making
Church arrangements first. Dates for weddings can never be arranged before a preliminary meeting.
JGS CEMETERY: If you would like to discuss purchasing a cemetery plot, or, a niche in the Columbarium, please call Catholic Cemeteries at 301-475-5005 or email: [email protected]
MISSION STATEMENT: “We, the Roman Catholic Parish of the Covenant Community of Jesus the Good Shepherd,
have chosen to serve the Lord by evangelizing through the virtues of Hospitality, Spirituality and Stewardship.”
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Rev. Michael J. King
Rev. Kenneth Boyack, CSP
Deacon Eric Mueller
Deacon Timothy Iannocane
Mr. Joseph Baykow
Adult Faith Formation (AFF)
Mrs. Kelley Magnuson
Children’s Faith Formation
Mrs. Cynthia Wagenhofer
Mrs. Kim Addison
Mrs. Julie Gartrell
Director of Music Ministry
Mrs. Katie Evans
Events/Covenant Creek Centre
Mrs. Kim Addison
Fields, Gym & Pavilion
Mrs. Theresa Mills
Mrs. Laura Cleary
Mrs. Sheryl Fischer
Mrs. Pamela Huseman
We have over 70 ministries at JGS. We invite you to go
to our website at ccjgs.org and click on the Ministries
tab and then click on “Our Ministries” to see the complete listing.
We hear in today’s Gospel Jesus instructing his Apostles: “If you
have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would
Resilient faith is a gift for which we must never cease to pray, especially when
we stand at the crossroads of doubt and faith, hope and despair. Let us always
draw strength, peace and joy from our Catholic faith and from our kinship in
the community of the Body of Christ, the Church.
Now weeks away from Election Day in November, the presidential campaigns
have hit full stride. So what are we to do this election as CATHOLIC voters? By
“Catholic,” I mean people who take their faith seriously; people who actually
believe what the Catholic faith holds to be true; people who place their faith
first in their loyalty, thoughts and actions, people who submit their lives to
Jesus Christ, to Scripture and to the guidance of the community of belief we
know as the Church.
Where do we turn to offer us guidance as we approach Election Day? The
American bishops offer us valuable counsel in their document, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship. This year, especially, they ask us to PRAY before we VOTE. This is not new advice. Prayer before any important decision is
always important and essential. And prayer involves more that saying a Hail
Mary before we enter the voting booth. Prayer is a conversation, an engagement of the soul with God. It involves listening for God’s voice and educating
To better educate myself prior to Election Day, there are a few things I’ll be
reading. This year, these particular titles seem especially urgent: Living the
Gospel of Life. This 1998 pastoral letter of the U.S. bishops remains the best,
brief guide to American Catholic political reflection yet produced, Resurrecting
the Idea of a Christian Society by R.R.Reno [Regnery]; and It’s Dangerous to
Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies by Mary Eberstadt [Harper Collins].
Both books are new, important, a key to understanding the current moment in
our national life and very engaging.
We are now in October. This month, the Catholic Church throughout the United States will observe Respect Life Month. We are called to re-commit ourselves to a vision of life that affirms and lifts up the inherent dignity of every
human person. We are called to protect the right to life of every human being,
born and unborn. The Catholic Church calls each of her members, therefore, to
oppose abortion and to defend the most vulnerable and defenseless members
of the human family through prayer, education, public witness and advocacy
Cont’d on page 3 “Election Day”...
Weekend Mass Intentions for October 1-2, 2016
† Doug Robinson, husband of Lynn Robinson, on his birthday, at the request of the Schwartz family
† Mike White, husband of Sue White, on his birthday, at the request of Bill and Vicki Thorne
† Marvin Cullens, father of Gerald Cullens, at the request of the JGS Men’s Club
† Robert Richards, in celebration of his heavenly birthday, at the request of Kathleen Crandall
Mass Intentions for October 3-8, 2016
† Souls in Purgatory
† Richard Crandall, in celebration of his heavenly birthday, at the request of Kathleen Crandall
† Souls in Purgatory
† Bob Coble at the request of Lorraine and O.J. Boccabella
† Robert Mora, father of Mimi Miller, at the request of the Walking With Purpose Ministry
† Andrew Frederick Macyko, grandfather of Thomas, Andrew, Peter and Emily Macyko
† Theresa Bernadette Schoolden at the 2request of Vicki Thorne
Ministry Schedule for October 8-9, 2016
Vigil 5pm Schrodel/Rock
10:45 am Sherbert/Paland
The Virtue of Hospitality—How can I welcome?
JGS MEMBER REGISTRATION - Truly belonging to a Christian
community is signified not only by attendance but also by
registration. Registration ensures your full participation in
the sacramental life of the Church. THE NEW MEMBERS MEETING IS
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, after the 10:45 AM Mass in Shepherd’s Cove.
Will last about one hour. We welcome you! The next meeting is Sunday,
January 8, 2017 after the 10:45 a.m. Mass.
...Election Day from page 2
The next few weeks will determine the next decade and more of our
nation’s life. As Catholics, we need to be awake, we need to clear our
heads of media voices and we need to pray and to think quietly and
carefully before we vote. None of us can afford to live the coming
weeks on autopilot. May the Holy Spirit guide each of us as we prepare
for Election Day. God bless you!
COVENANT SUNDAY, SEPT 25, 2016: Thank you to everyone
who helped with Covenant Sunday. It was such a lovely day and
lots of fun was had by all. Special thank you to our cocoordinators this year—Craig Cough and Deacon Eric and our
wonderful chefs—Gerald Cullens and crew. Covenant Sunday is
a special day in the life our church and it would not be possible
without all the volunteers to make it happen.
ANNUAL N.Y. CHRISTMAS TRIP: Dec 17-19. Staying at a Marriott
near Time Square. Price is $630 for 2 nights hotel stay, bus
transport to and from New York City, and a show. The show this
year is “Holiday Inn”. Call for information and reserve your seat
on the bus. Mary Menoche 301-855-7378.
RESPECT LIFE MONTH
Sunday, October 2, 2016: “We are called to show mercy
because mercy has first been shown to us.” — Pope Francis
Misericordiae vultus, www.goo.gl/uwk5e4 © 2015. Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Used with permission
JGS WELCOMES BACK FATHER ANTHONY SCIARAPPA:
happy to announce that Father Anthony [formerly Deacon Anthony]
who was with us for the last two years as a seminarian and deacon]
will be with us to celebrate Mass for our community on Sunday,
October 16, 2016. Please mark your calendars. More details to
NEW ALTAR SERVER TRAINING: Are you a youth in fifth grade or
older? Have you ever watched the altar servers at Mass and
thought, “I could do that!”? Have you ever watched the altar
servers at Mass and asked, “Why should I do that?” These are
great thoughts and questions, and we have answers! Our new
altar server coordinators Chris Lindsey and Melissa Knott will be
holding an Altar Server Training session on Tuesday, October 18,
2016 at 7:00 PM in the church. Come and learn how to serve on
the altar, come and learn how you can help your community experience the Mass more fully. Please call the church office to sign
up, 410-257-3810. If you signed up on your Covenant Sunday
scroll, please call the office to make sure we have your name and
please plan to attend this important meeting.
SECOND SPRING: The next Second Spring Pot Luck Dinner will be
Monday, October 3, at 5:30 PM in the Center. For information
contact Ed Reilly at 443-968-9679. ([email protected]).
EXTRAORDINARY YEAR OF MERCY PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY
DOORS OF THE NATIONAL SHRINE: Sunday, October 23 Father Mike will lead a pilgrimage through the Holy Doors of
Mercy at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate
Conception. All are invited. There will be a group bus leaving
JGS parking lot at 1:30 p.m. for arrival by 2:30 to the Shrine.
There will be a tour at 2:30 and Mass at 4:30 concelebrated by
Father Mike. The bus will depart at 6:00 for arrival back to JGS
at 7:00. Please bring a bag lunch. $15/person for the bus; $75
for families of 5 or more. Sign up on-line at ccjgs.org. Click on
resources and click on “Holy Door Pilgrimage”.
This pilgrimage is in accordance with Pope Francis’ call for an
extraordinary year of mercy, which is only the 4th extraordinary Jubilee in the history of the Church.
He invites the faithful to make a brief pilgrimage as a sign of
the deep desire for true conversion, to the HOLY DOORS that
are open in every Cathedral or in churches designated by the
bishop in every diocese.
In the Archdiocese of Washington, both St. Matthew’s Cathedral and the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington have been so designated.
More information about how to obtain the Plenary Indulgence
3 for The Year of Mercy will be printed in future bulletins.
A.C.T. ( ACTIVE CATHOLIC TEENS) will meet today October
2, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE
WELCOME. Bring a friend and come hang out. Lots of
great food and faith and fun.
A $3 donation will be accepted for the good eats. Next class meets Sun., Oct 16 in
the Youth Lounge.
Middle School Youth (grades 6-8)
When: Friday night, Oct 21, 6:30-8pm
Where: Drop-off/pick-up will be at the gym entrance (please come inside to get your child).
How often: 3rd Friday of every month, except for Lent
Leader: Kelley Magnuson
CONFIRMATION CLASSES meet this weekend in your
regular classrooms. Next class is October 16. Q??
contact Julie Gartrell at [email protected] or at 301855-0492 x26.
We will have pizza/cookies in the Youth Room and move
to the gym for games/lesson. Sign-up in the Atrium or
email Kelley to RSVP. Mandatory registration paperwork
is available in the atrium or online. Questions? Want to
[email protected] or 410-257-3810 x14.
Cardinal Hickey Academy Annual Gala/
Save the Date
Saturday, November 12, 2016
There is No Place Like Home
The Virtue of Spirituality
The sick: Brian Hickey, husband of Jean; Marsha Dunn; Roger
Flynn; The Bell family; Cheryl Johnson; Anne Newman; John Shay; Brooke Heiston; Elizabeth Ann
Nicely Coppers; Donald Burch; Dean Walker; Lori
Gazelle; Colleen Casse; Kerin Barklage; Claire
Canady; Hudson Reyno; Vicky Reyno; Gertrude
Jaggie; Maureen Carroll; Baby Chloe Lynn Overmeyer; Michael Smalley; Cindy Miller; Anne Marinaro; Colleen
Heim; Anita Fischer; Calvin Fischer; Martin Seitter; Dorothy Joan
Carlson; Kristina Hanson; Gina Richardson; Margaret Slaherty;
Jim Donnelly; Joann Halleck; Pat Conway; John Wagenhofer;
Mary Sita; John Bubner; Marilyn Taylor; Lori Rhee; Kathie Scott;
Jane Ritter; Debbie Bean; Marissa Berick; Diane Sparrow; Eileen
Day; Connor Bell; Dave Suhosky; Jimmy Scanlan; Jason Ratcliff;
and Irving Sandy. And for those who have died especially, Linda
Ryan, sister of Cynthia Wagenhofer; Andrew Frederick Macyko,
father of Andy Macyko; and Concetta Benfield, sister of Josie
Friends/relatives in need of prayer and for those who have died contact
the church office monthly to include them in our bulletin.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 2, 2016
Sunday: Hb 1:2-3; 2:2-4/Ps 95:1-2, 6-9/2 Tm 1:6-8, 1314/Lk 17:5-10
Monday: Gal 1:6-12/Ps 111:1-2, 7-10/Lk 10:25-37
Tuesday: Gal 1:13-24/Ps 139:1-3, 13-15/Lk 10:38-42
Wednesday: Gal 2:1-2, 7-14/Ps 117:1-2/Lk 11:1-4
Thursday: Gal 3:1-5/Lk 1:69-75/Lk 11:5-13
Friday: Gal 3:7-14/Ps 111:1-6/Lk 11:15-26
Saturday: Gal 3:22-29/Ps 105:2-7/Lk 11:27-28
Next Sunday: 2 Kgs 5:14-17/Ps 98:1-4/2 Tm 2:8-13/Lk 17:11-19
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR CALVERT COUNTY
CATHOLIC MERCY FEST!! The five catholic parishes of
Calvert County are collaborating for the first-ever
county—wide Catholic gathering, featuring nationally
known speaker and song composer, Jesse Manibusan. It will take place on Saturday, November 5,
2016. Please mark your calendar! More information
will be forthcoming as it becomes available. Also,
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 2nd
“The most important thing in the life of every
man and every woman is not that they should
never fall along the way. The important thing is to
get back up, not to stay on the ground licking your wounds. The
Lord of mercy always forgives me; he always offers me the possibility of starting over. He loves me for what I am, he wants to
raise me up, and he extends his hand to me. This is one of the
tasks of the Church: to help people perceive that there are no
situations that they cannot get out of. For as long as we are alive
it is always possible to start over, all we have to do is let Jesus
embrace us and forgive us.” (Pope Francis, The Name of God is
Mercy) Celebrate God’s mercy with us this year at mercy.adw.org.
The Virtue of Spirituality
Interested in the Catholic
faith? We meet Sundays at
9:30am in the upstairs Media Center. This is a great low-key group that explores the faith and allows for lots of Q&A. We invite you to join our journey!
Contact Kelley at [email protected], visit
ccjgs.org/RCIA.aspx or call 410-257-3810 x14
INSIGHT Want to grow your Catholic faith and
understanding? Whether you’ve
been active in the parish for years or
just returning to the faith, you are
invited to join us every other Sunday
night at 6:30pm in the upstairs Media Centre, beginning today, Oct 2. We will watch videos, have
discussion, and share our faith as we
Contact Kelley at [email protected] or 410-2573810 x14
Our exciting Sunday morning
adult class is held in Shepherd’s
Cove at 9:30am. Contact Kathy
Jenkins-Mann at [email protected] if you have questions.
We pray for all the members of the United States Military. We pray that all are kept from harm, especially:
Steve Looney; Billy Looney; Will Jones; Michael Hardy; Lt. Alex Scott; Nicholas Majers; David Keffer;
James Lanson Weeks; 2nd Lt. Robert Patterson; Ensign Nadila
Khan; Ross Noone; Lt. Col. Robert Magnuson; Lt Col Phil
Noltemeyer; AB Matthew Cullens; William Ryan Thayer
Please contact the church office if you would like to add a name to
list: 410-257-3810 or [email protected]
UPCOMING CURSILLO WEEKENDS — For Women’s Cursillo, October 27-30, 2016. For Men’s Cursillo, November 17-20, 2016.
Cursillo will give you the tools you need to live your faith in your
daily life experiences and situations. It will enrich and strengthen
your relationship with God; and it will teach you a method to
persevere on your spiritual journey. Please go to www.washdccursillo.org for more information or to participate in the next
Maybe you have been away from the Church for a little while
or for quite some time, but now you feel a tug at your heart
calling you back to the Catholic Church. It’s your Heavenly
Father reaching his arms out to you, the Holy Spirit whispering in your ear, hoping to draw you home.
What is SPARCS? Our community has acquired a dynamic online
study to help understand and grow in the Catholic faith. Sessions
are available online and are compatible with any device.
What are the topics? The Mass, Vatican II, Reconciliation, marriage/divorce/annulment, God’s Mercy, Faith Sharing. Sessions
also include first-hand accounts from newly returned Catholics.
How can I access the online series available for our parish Web
User Name: JGSAFF
Is this for individuals or groups? Both! The questions are reflective and appropriate for individual or group settings. Sharing
thoughts on the video/questions will lead to fruitful discussions in
How can I join a group discussion? If you’d like to host or join a
discussion group, please contact Kelley at 410-257-3810 x14 or
[email protected] to coordinate meeting times/spaces.
Can I share this with a friend who has fallen away from the Catholic Church? Yes, please! This program is a fabulous resource to
help others follow the call to return to an active faith and relationship with God and our Catholic community!
Regardless of why you left or got out of the habit of going to
Mass, you can always come home and return to the practice
of the sacraments and the fullness of relationship with Jesus
Christ and the Church he founded. Welcome home.
Please contact Kelley at [email protected] or 410-257-3810
to receive your Welcome Home gift.
MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT: Children’s Liturgy allows K-3rd grade to
experience God’s word through engaging activities and lessons.
It is also a chance for parents of young children to peacefully
focus on God and prayer during the Mass! You will find your
own faith grow as you work with children and teach them the
Children’s Liturgy is conducted during a portion of the 10:45
Mass. It includes songs, the Gospel reading and other activities.
Materials and guidance are provided! Children’s Liturgy ministers work in pairs. All volunteers must take the Child Protection
screening and education training. Please join us in
this important liturgy! Contact Barb Brunner at 4435
623-3504 or at [email protected]
The Virtue of Stewardship
EXTENSION OF TAX EXEMPTION FOR NEW RECTORY CAMPAIGN: The Archdiocese of Washington
has graciously extended the building campaign for
the new rectory for another two years. This means that
any donations received towards the new rectory are exempt from diocesan taxation. If you have not made a
pledge, you are cordially welcome to do so. A financial
statement will be shared after Labor Day where we stand
with the new rectory, but for the time being suffice it to say
we are at least $100,000 short of our goal. Thank you!
REGISTER TO VOTE AND THEN VOTE AS A
FAITHFUL CITIZEN—All Catholics are encouraged
to register to vote by Oct 18. A table will be
available in the Centre with registration forms if
you need one. Postage is provided. We encourage everyone to know your candidates and be sure they
stand for the correct values.
RUN FOR VOCATIONS—Registration is now open! Marine Corps
10K will be held on October 30, 2016. Register at
both the 10K and run for vocations. It is not necessary to
be part of a team to run. Email RFV2adw.org with questions.
MARYLAND CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE — The dates of
the conference are October 7, 8 and 9, 2016. Also the Shrine of
Elizabeth Ann Seton is a Holy Door Pilgrim destination (Jubilee of
Mercy). Come and visit the shrine and the beautiful Grotto of
Lourdes. Make it a Holy Pilgrimage, invite your friends. God
Bless all your help and keep all the ladies attending in your prayers. Thank you so much. Please see our website
at www.marylandcatholicwomen.com . $$ See bulletin board for
MEN’S DISCERNMENT DINNER— Sunday, Oct 16, 4-6 p.m. St.
Peter Church. You must RSVP to attend. ?? Contact [email protected] More info on bulletin board.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES FINANCIAL WELLNESS WORKSHOP—
October 29, 9 a.m.—2 p.m. at Gonzaga High School, Washington,
DC. Lunch provided. More details on bulletin board.
EVANGELIZATION CONFERENCE—Sat., Nov 5—training day for
parish leaders. More info at adw.org/evangelization.
INTERFAITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONFERENCE—Save the Date
— Wed., Nov 9, 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m. Judicial Institute of Maryland, Annapolis, MD. More details are forthcoming.
Do You Want to Sing Praise to God?
All are welcome to join the JGS Music
Ministry Contact Katie Evans at
[email protected] or 410-257-3810 x24.
Rehearsal Schedule is Thursday’s from 7-8:30pm for
the Combined Adult Choir *
*Schedule may change during the summer, please contact Katie at [email protected]
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: 40 Days for Life is a largest internationally coordinated pro-life mobilization in history, helping people in local communities end the injustice of abortion through: PRAYER & FASTING—Knowing that “with God, all things are possible,” people of
faith and conscience unite in 40 days of prayer and fasting. COMMUNITY OUTREACH: The pro-life message is taken proactively to
every corner of your community during a local 40 Days of Life campaign. PEACEFUL VIGIL: A focused, 40-day, round-the-clock prayer
vigil is held outside an abortion facility or public place in our area.
Contact JGS volunteer, Buzz Burek, for more information at 301812-1868. Prayer is the answer and we ask all to pray for an end to
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER: “We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do.” Have we really
done all that we could do to realize the promise of our marriages?
Explore more by participating in one of the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends on Nov 11-13, 2016, April 21-23, 2017 or
Oct 27-29, 2017 in Gaithersburg, MD. For more information and to
apply online visit welovematrimony.org, or call 301-541-7007, or
email at [email protected]
HELPFUL CATHOLIC APPS Daily Readings *Discerning Hearts *
Divine Mercy * i God Today* iMissal * The Pope App * Confession
* Jesus Calling * Truth and Life * Rosary Prayers * Bible Laudate *
Vatican II * Catechism * The Roman Missal * Stations of the Cross
WEBSITES *USCCB.org * Wordonfire.org * ewtn.com * BustedHalo.com * adw.org * Catholic.com * TheDailyVerse.com (w/
reflections) *Catholiccuisine.blogspot.com * DynamicCatholic.com
With the arrival of autumn, I'd like to invite
you to join Faith Direct, our parish's electronic
eGiving program. Our to-do lists can get
lengthy this back-to-school season, but Faith Direct's eGiving program
will give you one less thing to remember each week - no more envelopes to find and checks to write before you go to Mass.
Visit www.faithdirect.net and use our church code: MD612
Thank you for your continued support of our parish family!
God Bless You,
SACRIFICIAL GIVING for the weekend of September 11, 2016:
SACRIFICIAL GIVING for the weekend of September 18, 2016:
Contact Laura Cleary at 410-257-3810 ([email protected]) for
Mass Cards/Intentions; Sponsor Certificates (for Sacraments) or
to place bulletin announcements. Deadline for bulletin items is
Thursday at noon, 10 days before the weekend you want your
article to appear. Thank you!