St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Catholic Church,
Woodstock, Maryland

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

The current email addresses:

Parish Priest - Father Lacey . . . joelaceysj@yahoo.com

Parish Office - Mary Jo Mathena . . . stalphonsus@comcast.net

Parish Office - Perla D'Amico . . . perla.stal@comcast.net

Education - Dee Papania . . . deepapania@comcast.net

Youth Minister - Valerie Herrington . . . stalyouth@comcast.net

Please, always consider Father Lacey and parish staff as our guides that need our help to succeed in the best church / religious program possible . . . and to make our lives most fruitful in the eyes of God; so pitch in to provide support and cooperation when needed.


Do not hesitate to call the parish (410) 461-5267 and send fax to 410 750-7286.


MASSES

Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Sundays: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon

Holy days: 7:00 p.m. vigil and feast days at 7:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Weekdays (Monday-Friday) 7:30 a.m.


Click here for the Ordinary of the Mass

A quiet room for prayer . . . visit a Jesuit Chapel


Church Registration

Registration Forms are in plastic racks on the walls of the church at all three entrances. Otherwise, just grab Father or any of the ushers.




Christmas is a time for giving

Last year our parish was very generous in supporting the evangelization work of Father Walter Kongari, S.J. through giving alternative gifts of goats and pigs to Santhal families and sponsoring the education of children. I'd like to tell you that there is now a chicken in every pot, but Walter said that without any veterinary support in the area a number of our sponsored animals have died. Folks still cherish the livestock they have. This year Father Kongari said that a more realistic number is $30.00 for a goat.

He does have three other very important concerns for his mission. The first is tuition: $50.00 for a day-scholar and $200.00 for a boarder for the year. This includes books and uniforms.

Because of viral meningitis in the area, he is hoping to provide mosquito nets at $5.00 each for the families exposed to this illness.

Finally, multi-vitamin tablets for the children at $12.00 for the year. This past year parents remarked at the glow on the cheeks of their children who were taking multi-vitamins.

Thank you very much for caring for the people of Rerua. Please mark all checks for Father Walter Kongari, S.J. and make them out to St. Alphonsus Rodriguez.


EDUCATION & BULLETINS

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  • Please refer to the current Church Bulletin


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    American Catholic Saint of the Day

    Once Catholic - A Catholic Site for Seekers

    Here is a link to the National Catholic Reporter . . . enjoy the reading.


    Join us at masses, the sacraments, summer festival, holy matrimony, family softball, education classes, special dinners, ball games, baptism, holy communion, prayers, annual picnics, singing, music, etc.

    . . . Did anyone mention that we like and have good food together?


    See the attached map to see where Woodstock is located and for some information about our annual Woodstock Summer Festival.

    See the attached drawings to see the St. Alphonsus Rodriguez land and building expansion plans. Click here to see the drawings. Please continue to help by providing funds that we have pledged to support the plan.

    Take some time to see an introduction to our parish Knights of Columbus Council 13294 !

    Handmade rosaries for sale where one can find quality rosaries on the web at fair prices.

    Would you like a brief word or two about God's Love and power ?

    Take some time to see a Special Prayer section!

    You should check out the Archdiocese of Baltimore Homepages

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    Have you thought about serving the world? Then think about a Jesuit Vocation . Join 23,466 Jesuits serving worldwide: 16,492 priests, 2,801 brothers, and 4,173 scholastics (Jesuits in training for the priesthood).

    Visit with the Pope at the Vatican here




    Saint Alphonsus guides us.


    Please remember to say a prayer or two for the sick.

    See how some define failure as negative . . . and then see it as a triumph!

    In Frenchie's words, "If you fail to love and forgive, you have truly failed."

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