March 21, 2021

Ladies of TASTE,
  • This past week, we were blessed to have Mike Tenney back to share his 5th talk of a six-part Lenten series.  In his talk  entitled Be Not Afraid - In Action, Mike challenged us to consider how we might follow Christ's example by helping those in need. To encourage and motivate us, he reminded us of a scripture verses that says, "The way we came to know love was that He laid down His life for us; so we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. (1 John 3:16). Might the Holy Spirit be prompting you to perform a corporate or spiritual work of mercy for someone in need?


  • NEW TALK — This week, Mike Tenney returns for the last of his 6-Part Lenten Series.  This week's talk is entitled Be Not Afraid - In Forgiveness. This talk will be live streamed and can be watched in the comfort of your home Thursday morning at 10:30 or anytime after it has been uploaded to our website.  Access this zoom session via this LINK with the password: TASTE2020    PLEASE NOTE: Opening Prayer will begin promptly at 10:20 if you would like to join us for that. The Zoom meeting invitation is attached for further options and complete instructions.  Remember, we are not meeting at St. Mary's until further notice.


  • THIS WEEK'S DISCUSSION — We will reflect on Mike Tenney's talk entitled Be Not Afraid - In Action, The audio and video of his talk, Reflection Questions, and references that he mentioned are included HERE.  
    • For those planning to attend small group, you can use this LINK to always access materials to prepare for small group each week.
    • If you have not yet participated, but would like to, please make sure you have the Zoom app installed on your phone, tablet or computer.  LINK  See attached notes.
  • Please feel free to drop in to any of the virtual small groups (Zoom) that best meet your schedule.  Zoom small groups will last for 30 minutes:
    • MONDAYs from 10:00 - 10:30 facilitated by Maria Montgomery and Karen Schembari
    • TUESDAYs from 3:00 - 3:30 facilitated by Jennifer Dougherty and Debbie Schmidt
    • WEDNESDAYs from 11:00 - 11:30 facilitated by Mary Giesey and Lori Putman
  • Access the meeting via this LINK with the password: TASTE2020   The Zoom meeting invitation is attached for further options and complete instructions.


  • PRAYER REQUESTS —  Several of our TASTE sisters need our prayers.  Please pray for:
    • All our TASTE sisters and all priests, especially our spiritual director Fr. Larry Swink as well as all of the priests in the Baltimore and Washington Archdioceses.
    • Donna DeLorenzo who had emergency surgery and is now in ICU.
    • Linda Johnson’s great nephew Dylan who had heart transplant surgery.
    • Laura Chighizola's family members  recovering from Covid-19
    • Sarah Strauser, 17 year old daughter of a friend of Theresa Williamson, who is suffering greatly from scoliosis and is unable to tolerate pain medications.
    • Helen Martin, Kate Christianson, Laura Chighizola, Evelyn Dunne, Katylee McInerney, Cristl Spicer (daughter of Cathy Homens), and Linda Marcus (mother of Alyssa Andrews).
    • Sr. Mary Michael's sister Chris who needs a medical miracle from St. Joseph to cure stage 4 cancer in her lungs.
    • New prayer requests can be made to Joy Parker at
  • WOMEN'S RECOLLECTION  Fr. Larry Swink and Fr. Jack Berard are hosting a Women's Recollection called "By His Wounds We are Healed" on Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.  It will include Mass, Rosary, Miraculous Medal Novena, Talks, Meditation, Confession, and Adoration.  This event will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in LaPlata, MD. LINK
  • LENTEN JOURNEY  Fr. Dan Leary and Kevin Wells are offering a free/virtual Lenten series at One 2 One podcasts. Talks will be posted weekly on Fridays during Lent. Through the process, they will teach you about a selfless person, Venerable Fr. Al Schwartz. This future saint was instrumental in bringing Christ to the poor and transforming their communities.  LINK 
  • LENTEN REFLECTION BOOK & WEEKLY DEVOTIONS —  To help you draw closer to God during this Lenten season, EWTN is offering a free eBook, 2021 Lenten Reflections.  Fr. Joseph will share a weekly devotional along with Sunday’s Mass readings to help us prepare for a glorious celebration of Easter.  LINK
  • CONSECRATION TO ST. JOSEPH —  Sacred Heart Church in Bowie is having a Consecration to Saint Joseph. The retreat is 5 consecutive Tuesday evenings.  It begins on March 30 and ends on Saturday, May 1st, Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker.  LINK
  • ST. JOSEPH GEMS — As we celebrate this special Year of St. Joseph, transform your routine with a daily meditation from Fr. Donald Calloway's book St. Joseph Gems: Daily Wisdom on our Spiritual Father.  Meditations will begin arriving in your email on Feb. 1 and end on Dec. 8.  LINK
Donations - The "donate" option through the TASTE website is currently not working. But you can mail a check made out to "TASTE" to:
Joy Parker
12649 W Oak Drive
Mount Airy, MD  21771
Thank you so much for your generosity, especially this year!
Joy, Michele, Carolyn, and Karen
Jesus, I trust in You!