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Six of our scouts earned their religious emblem through the Parvuli Dei and Light of Christ programs and were awarded their medals last Sunday at our Annual Scout Mass. We offer congratulations to: Brian Casabar, Sky Mayernik, Gaven Schlichtenmyer, Keira Schlichtenmyer, Brayden Whitten, and Jamie Whitten.

Our winter retreat morning has been well-received in the past, and the deadline for registration is this weekend. Please use the information in this bulletin to register for the retreat next Saturday 16 February.

Our annual Drexel Ball is scheduled for Saturday 2 March at Holly Hills and promises to be a fantastic evening, including a live band and games of chance—so get your friends together and help support our scholarship fund and our mortgage fund. Every weekend in February in the narthex you are able to enter (1) a 50/50 raffle and (2) another raffle to win two free tickets to the Ball. To enter this second raffle, simply donate a gift card or a bottle of wine, and you receive a “free” raffle ticket. We are also seeking Silent Auction items-- and more information is available elsewhere in this bulletin.

Fr. Sumeth Perera is a Jesuit priest/scientist who is working on cancer research at the National Cancer Institute at Ft. Detrick. Last summer you may remember that he filled in for me at Mass when I was away. We have done some renovations to the basement of the rectory (where the parish offices were first located), and Fr. Sumeth moved in last week. His post-doc fellowship is a full-time job, but he will be available to assist with parish Masses in the Frederick area as his time allows. In addition, he has expressed a willingness to offer spiritual direction to members of our parish. If you would like to meet with Fr. Sumeth, please e-mail him at perera.mw@googlemail.com to arrange a time to meet. We welcome Fr. Sumeth to our faith community and pray that he may find a home with us here—as his home in Sri Lanka is far away!

Fr. Keith Boisvert

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