THANKSGIVING DINNER DONATIONS . . . If you are out shopping and see any sales for donations needed for our annual Thanksgiving Home Alone Dinner, the collection will take place starting the weekend of November 3/4. Items needed are Stove Top Stuffing, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Corn, Cranberries, Canned Sweet Potatoes, Saurkraut, and Turkey Gravy. There will also be a need for Pumpkin Pies and Turkey when we get closer to the dinner. If you are able to help with the Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day or preparations the evening before, please contact Dorothy Ecke at 410-206-6512.
THANKSGIVING MASS . . . Although it is not a holy day of obligation, what better way to give thanks to God and each other than by gathering together to celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist (a word that means thanks). Please join us on Thanksgiving Day, November 22 for Mass at 9:30 AM. (There will be no 8:00 AM Mass on Thanksgiving Day.) Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 AM at St. Elizabeth. The parish office will be closed at Noon on Wednesday and closed on Thanksgiving Day and the day after.
ADVENT GIVING TREE- COMING SOON . . . Look for the Giving Tree with Star Tags in the vestibule of the Church during Advent. My Sister’s Place Women’s Center is in need of new children’s clothing of various sizes to help make the holiday special. Please take one of the tags off the tree, purchase the item of clothing, and return the unwrapped clothing with tag to the container in the Church by Sunday, December 10th.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED . . . Preparations for the “Home Alone” Thanksgiving Dinner will begin on Wednesday, November 21 at 6:00 PM in the Kolbe Center. Help is needed to cover & set up tables, decorating and kitchen help. On Thanksgiving Day, we will need help to serve dinner, socialize with our guests and help with clean up after the dinner. If you can help in any of these ways on either of these days, please contact Dorothy Ecke at 410-206-6512. Our “Home Alone” Thanksgiving Dinner is very special to the people who attend. Even if you can donate a few hours, it would be greatly appreciated.
NOVEMBER 25 – SUNDAY BINGO . . . Join us for our monthly Sunday Bingo on November 25th in the Kolbe Center. Doors open at 11:00 AM. Package deals includes all bingo games and regular specials. Special games sold separately. Raffles, trombola and 50/50’s will be sold. The cost is $20 per person and includes a delicious dinner and bingo. Call Marlene at 410-477-2959 – Elaine at 410-370-2774.
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION . . . During its founding days, our country was dedicated to the Mother of God under the title of the Immaculate Conception, hence the naming of the Bascilica in Washington, DC. And so in a very real way it is “Our Feast Day”. Please note this year December 8th falls on a Saturday and it is a Holy Day of obligation. Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 AM at St. Casimir and Vigil Mass, December 7th will at 7:00 PM at St. Elizabeth Church.
PARISH OFFICE HOURS . . . Office Hours are extended on Thursday evenings until 8:00 PM to help accommodate parishioners who work during the day and need to conduct parish business. The parish office is opened until noon on Fridays.