Weekly Prayer & Update – Friday, January 29, 2021

This Week’s Sunday Gospel Reflection

Readings available at www.usccb.org/readings

Sunday, January 31 – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Contemplation from Lectio Divina

 What conversion of mind, heart, and life is the Lord asking of me?

On the sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and taught. 

How do I keep the Lord’s day holy and free of unnecessary work? How can I keep Mass and the sacraments as a priority in my life?

I know who you are—the Holy One of God! 

How do I grow in my knowledge of the Lord? How can I accompany others on their journey to know Jesus?

What is this? A new teaching with authority. 

What resources are available to help me learn more about what the Church teaches? What is my proper response to authority?

Sign Up for Mass January 30 & 31

We encourage you to pre-register to save time when you check in at Mass, as well as to help us gauge attendance. Pre-registering is not required, however. Kindly sign up for Mass by 3:00 PM on Saturday, January 30. Here’s how:

  1. Click here and then click the “Sign Up” button of the Mass you’d like to attend.
  2. Select the number of people in your household who will be attending from the drop-down menu.
  3. If you’re already in the Flocknotes database, the system will recognize you when you click the sign-up button. If not, enter a contact name and email or phone number if prompted.
  4. Click Submit and close the sign-up window/tab.
  5. You’ll receive an email confirmation after your sign up is complete. The confirmation email gives you the ability to modify or cancel your registration after you’ve signed up.

Casserole & Food Pantry Drop-Off


Due the the expected inclement weather this Sunday, the drop off for both St. Elizabeth of Hungary Food Pantry and Our Daily Bread Casseroles has been postponed until Sunday, February 7 from 8:30-11:30 AM in front of the parish office.

Bring Last Year’s Palms to Church

Ash Wednesday is coming up on February 17, and we need your palms from last year to burn for the ashes. Baskets will be in the narthex beginning next weekend to drop off the palms.

Catholic Schools Week

Sunday, January 31 kicks off Catholic Schools Week! We are blessed to have St. John School, and we celebrate our students, families, teachers and staff who are an integral part of our faith community.

Make Your Marriage “Fireproof!”

Looking for something to do with your loved one for VALENTINE’S DAY?

Watch the movie “Fireproof” on your own in advance, then join us on ZOOM on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 7 PM to discuss how to make your marriage “Fireproof.” Sign up here: https://sjehydes.flocknote.com/signup/38127.

Q & A Session: “Annulment: Fact & Fiction”

Sign up for info session at: https://sjehydes.flocknote.com/signup/35257

Pilgrimage to Greece & Turkey – Info Meeting on February 8, 6 PM

Sign up for the Zoom meeting at:  https://collette.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvdeuhqjMtE9LClbnMgMxgdo-Wkfa9xOs2

Live Lent!

Make This Lent About What You Do, Not What You Don’t Do!

Lent is an opportunity to rearrange our priorities. What could be more important than preparing ourselves to experience this Holy Week and Easter in a way that deeply affects our lives? Make a plan for the 40 days of Lent and include joining a small group to take part in Live Lent!

You will meet other members of the parish once a week for 90 minutes to reflect on Scripture and talk about how our faith applies to our everyday lives. It’s a good way to prepare for our observance of the Paschal Mystery — the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Sign up by Friday, February 12 for a small group – there are multiple days and times to choose from. Sign up here: https://sjehydes.flocknote.com/signup/37196

For more information or questions, contact Colleen Sisolak at 410-592-6206, ext. 108 or sisolakmc@sjehydes.org.

What’s New at SJE? Find Out in the Weekly Bulletin and Our Website! 

Be sure to check out the full Sunday bulletin to stay in the loop. Our website, www.sjehydes.org, is another great resource to stay connected.