Weekly Bulletin (Jan 29th)
A Biblical Walk Through The Mass
A BIBLICAL WALK THROUGH THE MASS
The Mass is nothing short of amazing. Through it, we encounter God in the most intimate way possible
as we hear him speak to us in the Liturgy of the Word and as we receive him Body and Blood, Soul and
Divinity in the Holy Eucharist. In his video-based study A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, Dr. Edward Sri
explores the roots of the words and gestures we experience at Mass and explains their profound significance.
This fascinating tour of the Mass will renew your faith and deepen your love for and devotion to
the Holy Eucharist.
Join us for A Biblical Walk Through the Mass at St. Dennis Parish in Galena, MD each Sunday of Lent,
beginning February 26, from 9:15-10:45 am and continuing every Sunday for 6 weeks. We will meet in
the parish library in the hall. Thanks to a generous benefactor the study will be free, but we ask that you
register by February 1 to allow time for the materials to arrive. For more information or to register for the
DAMASCUS CAMP'S JESUS NIGHT
Jesus Night is a faith-awakening event for middle school and high school youth focused on a joy-filled Eucharistic
encounter. The night is centered around praise and worship, quality spiritual speakers, and of
course, Eucharistic Adoration. The cost is $15 per person. The maximum cost per family is $45 for immediate
related family members. Middle school and high school young people registered as individuals must be
accompanied by at least one parent/legal guardian. Learn more and register at cdowcym.org, or to register
WELCOME 8th/9th GRADE CLASS
The 8th/9th grade Religious Education class is attending the 8 am Mass together as a class today! Please
pray for these students and their parents and catechists that as they continue to learn about our faith they
may come to a deeper relationship with the Lord.
Sign up for FORMED for FREE! Select our sister parish, St Polycarp of Smyrna, DE and access Catholic videos, kids programs,
podcasts, books, and study programs today!
Message from the Director of Religious Education
Greetings from the, DRE
I am excited to announce that St. Polycarp and St. Dennis, thanks to a generous sponsor, has officially subscribed to FORMED, a premier online platform filled with over 4,000 Catholic studies, movies, audio dramas, talks, e-books, and even cartoons for our children. FORMED has content from over 60 apostolates, including Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, and the Knights of Columbus, with material that is professionally produced, engaging, and solid in its catechism.
Best of all, this material is FREE to you for one full year!! A parishioner, who would like to remain anonymous, saw a need for continuous faith formation for all ages. Through a generous gift, the vision was made a reality. This parishioner is a wonderful witness to our faith.
Our parish will be using the material on FORMED to support our ministries and provide continuing education for staff members, catechists, and parishioners, as well as outreach for our sick and homebound members. Much of FORMED’s content is available in English and Spanish. You have easy access to all of the material on FORMED to support your own faith journey and that of your family members.
Are you hesitant to return to the Sacrament of Reconciliation after a long absence? Watch Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession.
Would you like to be more confident in answering your teenagers’ questions about the validity of the Gospels? Watch Lectio: The Case for Jesus.
Do you search for a reliable source of Catholic teaching on current issues? Tune in each week to The Augustine Institute Show with Dr. Tim Gray.
Have you despaired of finding good movies that your family can enjoy together on a Friday night? Start with Mother Teresa, the story of the selfless saint who brought hope and love to the poorest of the poor.
You can enjoy FORMED on your computer or on your television with an inexpensive Roku device or Apple TV. You can even listen on your phone as you commute to work or do chores. I hope that you and your family will take full advantage of this amazing resource. Use the content on FORMED to enrich, deepen, and inspire your faith.
Please pray for the benefactor who has made our FORMED subscription a reality for our parish. Also, pray for the people at the Augustine Institute who create this wonderful and much-needed Catholic content for our people.
May God bless you and your loved ones,
Jennifer Hinton, DRE
To gain access to all of FORMED’s content, see the December 11th bulletin.
Pastoral Council News
St. Dennis welcomes 3 new members to our Pastoral Council, Steve Bushold, Maggie Kirkpatrick and Shelli Smith. They will serve a 3 year term. We thank Joan Freeman and Andy Horsey for serving on the Council with great appreciation. Words can not express our gratitude for all that you both have done for St. Dennis. You will be missed.
The 2022-2023 Pastoral Council members are in order of the photo. Front Maggie Kirkpatrick, Shelli Smith (secretary), Fr. Jim Hreha, Gerri Irish, Michele Bennetta (Corresponding Secretary), Joe Maloney (Executive Officer), Back Steve Bushold, Jennifer Hinton, Jim Flynn, Jim Mullins and Linda Boulden (At-Large Member). Absent Mary Ann Alexander and Richard Follin.