February 19 Newsletter
February 19 Weekly
Canceled - S
tations of the Cross, Friday February 19 due to inclement weather.
Links to online Stations of the Cross are in the Lenten Opportunities section below.
Stations of the Cross Friday, February 26 at 7 PM
in the church. Stations will continue each Friday during Lent.
Faith Faith Formation Classes This Week
February 21: GIFT class, 10-11 AM
February 23: TUES class, 6-7 PM
Burning of Palms
. Traditionally, the ashes for Ash Wednesday are from the unused palms of the previous year. Because of the bad weather last Sunday, Father Kunkel, Deacon Phil, and Jack Smith burned them on Monday morning.
Weekend Worship Aids and Online Mass
St. Mary's Weekly Bulletin
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Welcome the Baptized
Lucas Scott Reep, son of Jason & Jackie
Click here for Stations of the Cross with Bishop Barron
Lenten Reconciliation (Penance) Schedules
St. Mary - Monday March 29, 7 PM in the Parish Center, every Saturday 3:15 PM
St. Margaret - Mondays 6:00 – 7:00 pm; Fridays ~ after the stations at 7:00 pm
St. Mark - Saturdays 3:00–3:45 pm; Friday, March 5 6:30–7:00 pm; Tuesday, March 16th, 3:00–5:00 pm and 7:00–8:00 pm; Wednesday, March 24th, 3:00–5:00 pm and 7:00–8:00 pm
St. Joan of Arc - Saturdays, 4:15PM and March 9, 6:30pm -7:30pm
St. Patrick - Wednesday & Friday from 5:30pm to 6:15pm in the Ministry Building
St. Ignatius - Each Saturday from 2:00 - 3:00 PM; Wednesday, March 24th — 7:00 PM; Wednesday, March 31st — 1:30-3:00 PM
Morning of Reflection at St. Margaret - February 20, 9:15- 12 Noon.
Contact Michelle Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-879-2670 x 126
Pray for Our Seminarians
. All parishioners are invited to join in a prayer campaign for seminarians that began on Ash Wednesday. See Catholic Review coverage:
Around the Parish
Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries 2021.
This week, parishioners at St. Mary and parishes across the Archdiocese of Baltimore are being asked to make a commitment to support the
2021 Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries,
Joyful in Hope
Ministries supported by this Appeal have a direct impact on the administration and evangelization efforts at St. Mary, St. Edwards, our sister parish, as well as at other parishes in our Archdiocese. Your generous support and participation helps move us forward in hope as a parish and as an Archdiocese as we seek to better embody the Gospel message in our lives. Please prayerfully consider making a sacrificial pledge or gift by way of the options that will be described today at Mass or by giving online at
. Thank you for your prayers and support.
Faith Formation Class Schedule
February 21: GIFT class, 10-11 AM
February 23: TUES class, 6-7 PM
March 21: GIFT class, 10-11 AM
March 23: TUES class, 6-7 PM
April 18: GIFT class, 10-11 AM
April 13: TUES class, 6-7 PM
ooking for Lectors and Cantors
The pandemic has taken its tol
on the cadre of lectors and cantors. If you can help us out as a lector, please contact Jackie Seneschal (email@example.com).
If you would like to lead the singing at Mass, please contact Nicholas Zurowski (firstname.lastname@example.org).
New Email Addresses for Parish Staff
Pastor, Fr. Henry Kunkel
Administrative Assistant, Diana Weidner
Business Manager, Barbara Sadler
Coordinator of Religious Education, Karen Dietz email@example.com
Youth Ministry/Confirmation and Contemporary Music Coordinator Rachel Bittner firstname.lastname@example.org
Maintenance Larry Glos email@example.com
RCIA Lenten Scrutinies
During Lent o
ur Catechumens and Candidates: Brad, Catie, and Sean, are beginning the period of formal entry in to the Church. The parish becomes better acquainted with the candidates through a series of rituals called scrutinies that take place at the Sunday Masses during Lent.
Archbishop Lori’s Welcome to Catechumens and Candidates Message
- Archbishop Lori prepared a welcome video to catechumens and candidates preparing for the Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion. Even though, in this time of pandemic, the Archbishop and his Auxiliaries are unable to share this message in person, Archbishop Lori would like to present warm words of prayer, encouragement, and affirmation for the remainder of their journey.
The Food Pantry - Saturday February 21, Snow Date February 27
The pantry is open from 10 am until 11:30 a.m. We are always in need of volunteers for the Food Pantry. Please contact Sue Pardo (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested. It only requires a few hours several Saturdays a year. Volunteers must be Virtus trained. For training information contact Barbara Sadler, ext 22.
Our Daily Bread
Based on Our Daily Bread’s new schedule, St. Mary’s will continue to deliver casseroles once-a-month. We plan to make the pans available on the weekend of March 6th and 7th . The frozen casseroles will need to be placed in the Parish freezer by Sunday March 14th . PLEASE WATCH FOR FURTHER DATES. If you have any questions, contact Bob at email@example.com
A separate Flocknote is coming out today with opportunities to make your voice heard on several issues of interest to Maryland Right to Life and the Maryland Catholic Conference.
February – 4th month.
The “Little One” posters displayed in the hallway of the Parish Center are of beautiful pre-born children at the various stages of development inside their mothers’ wombs.
40 Days for Life
February 17 - March 28 Participants pray at the Belair Beltway Plaza at 7600 Belair Road, 7am-7pm. Whole Woman’s Health, the abortion center in the back corner of the plaza boasts “Abortion pill (at home).” Join in prayer, in person or at home, to close this and all abortion centers.
Each week, we’ll pray for a group of elected officials without including titles, states or party affiliation so we remember they are our brothers and sisters, children of God, sinners like us. This week, add these names to your prayers: Tammy Baldwin, Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Tom Cotton, John Boozman, Tina Smith, Amy Klobuchar, Ted Cruz, John, Cornyn, Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, Rob Portman, Sherrod Brown, Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly. Add also your local and state representatives. Pray they will submit to God’s holy will.
Celebrating Black History Month
This week the Archdiocese has provided an extensive list of resources to help us all learn more about racism and its effects on both Black Catholics and the entire Catholic Church in America. Please see attachment.
Black History Month_Resources2.pdf
Masses and Communion
: February 22-28
Monday 9:00 AM Dr. E Warfield Whitefordi
Tuesday 9:00 AM. Christopher Mank
Wednesday 9:00 AM Barbara Rudell
Thursday 9:00 AM. Communion Service
Friday 9:00 AM
Saturday 4:00 PM. Regina Toskes
Sunday 8:00 AM Elise Martin
4:00 PM. Parish Hall
Sunday 8:00 AM Parish Hall
9:30 AM Church and Livestream
When the Mass attendance exceeds the facility capacity, parishioners are offered the opportunity to attend a Communion Service in the alternate location. The Communion Service begins approximately five minutes after the scheduled Mass time.
Daily Mass or Communion Service
in the Church, Rosary at 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday Sunrise Communion Service
in the Church.
in the Parish Center. Line up in the hallway outside the classroom door.
Get Mass Updates
Catholics in Maryland and Pennsylvania are dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.
St. Mary's makes Sunday Mass at 9:30 AM available on Facebook.
St. Mary's Website
To receive future newsletters, sign up for Flocknotes on the parish website.
Everyone over the age of two must wear a mask while anywhere, inside or outside, at St. Mary's. Masks in sizes for adults and children are available in the lobby of the parish center and at the back of the church.
Weddings and Funerals
Masses for weddings and funerals are permitted outside, or inside with limited attendance. Please check with the parish office for further guidance.
Canceled Events and Activities
The parish buildings are still closed to the public except for religious services and education. All public events and most parish activities are canceled or postponed.
Contact the Parish Office to arrange for Baptisms and the Sacrament of the Sick (Anointing).
The Sacrament of the Sick for in-patients is available through the hospital chaplains.
Volunteering for the Parish
Volunteers are the backbone of the parish and we welcome new volunteers with open arms. However, in the world today we must do everything we can to protect all people of all ages, the church and also yourself.
If you are ready and willing to give of your time and talent to be a part of one or more of our many ministries, please contact Barbara Sadler, Extension 22 or
for the information and guidance of the required Virtus training. The training will provide insight for the protection of all age groups and the responsibilities. DON’T WORRY!! It is an easy procedure.
The 2021 Our Prayer Book
usually displayed near
is not readily accessible for many parishioners to enter their own prayer intentions. St. Mary's Care Ministry is adding names and dates as you would like them to appear. Please send names and dates to
he Prayer Chain
is a group of parishioners available to pray for your needs. Send intentions to Mary Washburn (410-937-5766 or email
Parish Office: 410 879-4015
1021 St. Mary's Road
Pylesville, MD 21132
Deadline for Submissions:
Thursday 12 Noon
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on Friday, February 19 at 2:37PM