April 30 Newsletter
April 30 Weekly
COVID -19 Vaccination Clinic, Monday May 5,
St. Ignatius Church, 533 East Jarrettsville Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050. Walk-ins welcome.
Harford County is in Phase 3: All Marylanders 16+ are eligible to receive the vaccine. If you are able, please get the vaccine so that we can return to normal parish operations.
To make an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccine, call 410-838-1500 and press option 4. Or check with your local pharmacy to see whether they offer the vaccine.
It is is still important to maintain 6 ft. of social distancing between those who are not members of the same households.
Adoration of the Blessed Eucharist in Church, Tuesday, May 6 from 6-7:30 pm,
Communion Service at 7:30.
The Knights of Columbus invite you to spend some time with Jesus. This is the last monthly Adoration for the season.
Our Daily Bread.
Casserole Pans will be distributed next weekend, May 8-9 after the Masses. Return the frozen casseroles to the Parish freezer by Sunday, May 16. More information in the Outreach Section below.
Weekend Worship Aids and Online Mass
St. Mary's Weekly Bulletin
Give to St. Mary's
Welcome the baptized
Olivia Rae Bakey, daughter of Kevin & Amy.
Father Kunkel's Jubilee Anniversary Mass
May 23, 11:30 AM, Mass with Archbishop Lori.
Around the Parish
May is the month dedicated for honoring Mary, the Blessed Mother, the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth.
We celebrate motherhood, a beautiful part of the nature of women, whether it is through parenthood or the nurturing of others. There are many ways to honor Mary and motherhood including praying the Rosary, praying a novena to Mary and doing something special for the women in our lives. Another way to celebrate motherhood and promote a culture of life is to give to organizations that support motherhood. Please donate to Mom’s House of Lancaster by going to www.momshouselancaster.org or BirthRight of Bel Air at www.birthrightharfordcounty.org or Maryland Right to Life at www.mdrtl.org.
9:30 Mass in church.
Thanks to the
parishioners have taken the announcements about the limited capacity of the church into consideration. If attendance at the 9:30 Mass exceeds the capacity of the church, a Communion Service is offered in the hall, typically led by one of our deacons. Father has inquired with the Regional Vicar and there is no movement to reduce social-distancing requirements by the Archdiocese. Please keep these realities in mind, when planning your weekend Mass attendance.
Cemetery Guidelines during Mowing Season
During mowing season flowers can only be in vases on the side next to the stone; on the head stone or over the head stone.
There cannot be any planting of flowers or shrubs in the cemetery. Also, no glass containers or ornaments on the ground; only on the head stone and attached securely. We will have no choice but to remove the above items if the guidelines are not followed. Thank you.
Our Daily Bread.
It's time for casseroles again!
Casserole pans will be made available for pickup after each Mass on the weekend of May 8th and 9th.
Since we need to limit our number of casseroles, please only use these pans. We will be depending on everyone who takes a pan to return the frozen casseroles to the Parish freezer by Sunday, May 16th. Just choose a recipe from the OBD list, follow the recipe as it is written, bake it in the foil pan, let it cool, double wrap it with foil, label it with type of casserole and date, and freeze it. If you choose to do a mac + cheese casserole, please be sure to follow ODB's mac + cheese recipe. Please do not include ham or any meat.
The frozen casseroles must be placed in the Parish freezer by May 16th
. We'll also collect any homemade face masks that you'd like to donate. If you have any questions, please contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Daily Bread Recipes
The Food Pantry.
The food pantry served 12 families, 35 people in April.
The pantry will be open on Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. until 11:30.
We are always in need of volunteers for the Food Pantry. If you are interested, please contact Sue Pardo (email@example.com). It only requires a few hours several Saturdays a year. Volunteers must be Virtus trained.
Seventh Month (size: about 15 inches)
Beginning this month the baby uses all four senses. His eyelids open and close, and the eyes look around. The baby can taste, touch, cough, yawn and hiccup. He now recognizes his mother’s voice. His grip is even stronger now than it will be after his birth. The hair on his head is growing longer and the downy covering on the rest of his body is disappearing. During this time the baby will receive antibodies from his mother providing him immunity to a wide variety of diseases.
is a ministry to help post-abortive men and women. Upcoming retreats on April 24, June 26, August 28, and October 30. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-625-8491 or text 410-299-9345.
Each week, we 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: Ritchie Torres, Jamaal Bowman, Glenn Thompson, Mo Brooks, Bill Johnson, Andy Levin, Val Demings, Mark Amodel, Drew Ferguson, David Rouzer, Bill Foster, Karen Bass, Jacob La Turner, William Timmons, Jim Hagerdorn, Bennie Thompson, Randy Feenstra, Yvette D. Clarke and Diana Harshbarger. Add also your local and state representatives. Pray they will submit to God’s holy will.
News from the Archdiocese
Summer Day Camp at O'Dwye
. The Msgr. O'Dwyer Retreat House will be starting a. outdoor, faith-filled, fun, summer day camp this year for incoming 1st through 5th graders. All CDC and Baltimore County safety precautions will be strictly followed.
There are five openings for staff, four for junior counselors, and five for volunteer counselors in training. Applications for camp and staff are located on the website.
Camp registration and application website:
If you have any questions please send us an email at:
Summer at O'Dwyer Staff
Delyza Howard, Director
Kelly McCarty, Assistant Director
Shannon Olsen, Consultant
Meghan Cosgrove Sitzler, Consultant
O'Dwyer Summer Camp 2021 flyer.pdf
Masses and Communion
: May 2-9
Monday 9:00 AM Tom Hall Sr.
Tuesday 9:00 AM Anne Poole
Wednesday 9:00 AM Christopher Mank
Thursday 9:00 AM Communion Service
Friday 9:00 AM
Saturday 4:00 PM William Rostek Jr
Sunday 8:00 AM Leo Hebert
9:30 AM Carl Kiedrowski
11:30 AM John Monius (Health)
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.
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.
Cancellation Notices on St. Mary's website.
are located on the parish website. Consult it when weather or other conditions might affect parish activities.
Prayer, Sacraments, Events and Contact Information
The 2021 Our Prayer Book
usually displayed near the altar
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
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.
St. Mary's Website
Parish Office: 410 879-4015
1021 St. Mary's Road
Pylesville, MD 21132
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
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