May 14 Newsletter
May 14 Weekly
Saturday, May 15,
Outdoors, weather permitting. The Mass is being live-streamed on the St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church Pylesville Facebook page. Please join us in congratulating our Confirmation Class of 2021! These young men and women have prepared well and we are overjoyed as they receive the Sacrament . They are:
Jenna Amrhein, Luke Dawson, Michael Dlugokenski, Samantha Dlugokenski, Julia Eakes, Tia Gay, Kaitlin Grimm, Ryan Mahns, John McCarty IV, Sofia Pobletts, Austin Schmidt, and Brandon Zulauf.
Many thanks to our Confirmation Catechists, Peer Ministers, Sponsors, Families, Parish Staff, Outdoor Liturgy/Tent Set Up Crew, and Music Ministry, who have helped in guiding these students on their journey in the Spirit and helped with our Confirmation Mass.
Coronavirus Restrictions Changing.
9:30 and 11:30 Masses in the Church this weekend.
se every other pew in the church.
Masks are still required.
The Archdiocese has issued several changes to the policies governing activities and liturgies in parishes. Father Kunkel, the Parish staff, and the Liturgy Committee are reviewing the guidance as it is released. Expect to see more changes to the Mass in future weeks.
Sign up for Mass Updates to get the latest information.
Our Daily Bread.
The frozen casseroles must be placed in the Parish freezer by May 16th.
Golden Jubilee Celebration, May 23, 11:30 AM Mass Outdoors.
Archbishop Lori will celebrate the 11:30 Mass on May 23 outdoors, behind the Parish Center, weather permitting. Bring your family, masks, singing voice, and chairs to join us under the trees for the joyous Feast of Pentecost.
Pray for a beautiful day!
In the event of bad weather, a notice will be sent out approximately one hour before Mass and the celebration will move into the Parish Hall.
On Mary 23 only, Mass will be live-streamed at 11:30
Live-stream Mass will return to 9:30 AM the following Sunday, May 30.
Weekend Worship Aids and Online Mass
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Welcome the baptized
Lilly Elizabeth Hadfield daughter of Jeffrey & Victoria
Our Beloved Dead
Robert Eby, brother of Deborah Brocato
Clare Pitz, wife of Ray Pitz
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Food Pantry open, Saturday, May 15, 10 -11:30 a.m.
Knights of Columbus Living Rosary
Dedicated to the Blessed Mother,
Saturday, May 22, after the 4:00 pm Mass
Around the Parish
RCIA and Adult Faith Formation.
There will be an informational gathering on June 21 at 7:00PM for anyone interested in becoming a Catholic, completing the sacrament of Confirmation (adults 18+), or becoming a sponsor. Click here for more information:
RCIA Information and RSVP link
Get your COVID -19 Vaccination.
If you are able, please get the vaccine so that we can return to normal parish operations. All Pennsylvanians and all Marylanders age 12 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Check with your local pharmacies to see whether they offer the vaccine.
To make an appointment in Harford County for one of the Health Department sites, call 410-838-1500 and press option 4. No appointment is needed for the Ripkin Stadium site.
With the return of good weather, the parish is planning outdoor Masses for special occasions. The following outdoor Masses are planned:
May 15 10:00 AM Confirmation
May 23 11:30 AM Golden Jubilee
June 5 10:00 AM First Eucharist
In the event of inclement weather, the Mass will move into the Parish Hall and attendance will be limited to the AOB- permitted capacity. Sign up to receive notice of changes to the Mass location.
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Our Daily Bread.
The frozen casseroles must be placed in the Parish freezer by May 16th.
Since we need to limit our number of casseroles, please only use the pans distributed after Mass. We'll also collect any homemade face masks that you'd like to donate.
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. If you have any questions, please contact Bob at email@example.com.
ODB Recipes 2017.doc
Photo courtesy of
The Catholic Review
The Food Pantry is
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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:
Marcy Kaptur, Julia Brownley, Scott Franklin, Richard Hudson, David N. Cicilline, Jim Langevin, Guy Reschenthaler, Anna Eshoo, Nicole Malliotakis, Carol Miller, Jim Costa, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Paul Gosar, Michelle Steel, Andre Carson, Nancy Pelosi, Daniel Webster, Brad Schneider and Bobby Rush.
Add also your local and state representatives. Pray they will submit to God’s holy will.
News from the Archdiocese
The Year of the Eucharist
The Year of the Eucharist was developed by Archbishop William Lori to help us as we move along our path of life and offer us concrete ways to connect with the Lord and experience his never-ending light. We invite you to join us this year to make that space that may have developed between you and the Lord much smaller, to enliven your relationship with Him and to reconnect or connect with his grace in a way you may never have experienced before. Learn more
Global Prayer to End the Pandemic. May 17, 12 noon ET. Join online or in person.
Cardinal Wilton Gregory, archbishop of Washington, will lead U.S. portion of a global marathon recitation of the rosary on May 17 at 12:00 PM ET at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. for the special intention of world leaders and the heads of international organizations as they continue to work to combat the pandemic.
The prayer will be livestreamed on the shrine’s website at:
. In addition, the national shrine is able to accommodate 1,000 people while maintaining appropriate social distancing in its Great Upper Church; those wishing to attend in person are invited to register at:
Wisdom from our Mothers, May 27,
Zoom webinar featuring stories by Catholic mothers on faith and inclusion. Register
For more information email
Pentecost Vigil Mass, Saturday, May 15, 4:30 PM, St. Joseph Fullerton.
The Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Archdiocese has invited Archbishop Lori to offer the Pentecost Vigil Mass.
There will be a renewal of the sacrament of confirmation.
The celebration will be held in-person and available remotely at
For more information, please call 410-308-8962.
In addition, Pope Francis will stream a Pentecost Vigil service from Rome at 3:00 p.m. EST
- Life-Giving Wounds, a Catholic apostolate dedicated to the spiritual healing of men and women with divorced or separated parents, will host a 2-day in-person retreat June 5-6 at the Bon Secours retreat center outside of Baltimore. The retreat includes:
presentations from experienced peer leaders about healing from the effects of your family’s breakdown
guided small group discussions
opportunity for confession
Eucharistic adoration with music
ample time for personal prayer and more
The cost is $145 or $65 for college students, and includes 5 meals, a Retreat Guide, and journal. Lodging available at additional cost, or participants can commute.
All info and registration at
Masses and Communion
: May 17 - 23
Monday 9:00 AM Barbara Rudell
Tuesday 9:00 AM Jeff Kline
Wednesday 9:00 AM Josephine Leyko .
Thursday 9:00 AM Communion Service
Friday 9:00 AM Nancy Novicki
Sunday 8:00 AM Jeffrey Ayers
9:30 AM Tom Hall Sr.
11:30 AM Anthony & Catherine Kunkel
4:00 PM. Parish Hall
Sunday 8:00 AM Parish Hall
9:30 AM Church and Livestream
11:30 AM Church
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.
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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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