July 16 Newsletter
July 16 Weekly
BirthRight Baby Shower. July 17-18.
The bassinet will be inside the sanctuary to accept material and financial donations for BirthRight in Bel Air. Material donations needed include diapers, wipes, baby blankets, crib sheets, baby clothes, pacifiers, baby bottles, diaper bags, and more. Cash and checks made payable to BirthRight are accepted.
Our Daily Bread,
Return the frozen casserole to the parish freezer by Sunday. July 18.
Please understand the importance of returning the frozen casseroles on time so that we can help ODB to serve their clients. Thank you for your generosity. More information in the Outreach section below.
The Food Pantry - July 17
The pantry is open on Saturday, July 17, from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Belles First Fundraiser for 2021, Tuesday, July 20, 5-9 PM, Jarrettsville Creamery & Deli.
Dine in, Carry out or Curbside pick-up. for more Information, call Rene Bolesta 443-326-8310.
St. Mary’s Parish Picnic, Saturday, July 24
, Noon - 4:00, 4:00 PM Mass under the trees
. Games for all ages. Bring chairs. Rain date is July 25 after 11:30 Mass. No outdoor Mass on the rain date. Everyone should bring chairs since we only have a limited supply of picnic tables and Mass is outside.
The Parish will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and pit beef. To complete the meal:
Parishioners whose last name ends in the letters A-M bring side dishes to share
Parishioners whose last name ends in N-Z bring a dessert to share
To help plan for an appropriate amount of food, please RSVP either by filling out the sign-up sheet in the vestibule after Mass, signing up using the button below, or sending an e-mail to
. Tell the number of adults and the number of children who will attend, and if you are bringing a side-dish or dessert.
We are planning activities for all ages: corn hole, horse shoes, gaga ball, children's crafts, and more! Bring your corn hole set and plan to join the tournament! Watch and learn to play gaga ball. Reconnect with friends and acquaintances. Don't forget your dish to share and chairs. Our supply of picnic tables is limited. See you there!
St. Mary's Parish Picnic
July 24, Noon - 4 PM, 4:00 Outside Mass
Last Name A-M Adults Side Dish
Last Name A-M Children
Last Name N-Z Adults Dessert
Last Name N-Z Children
Sunday Online Mass
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If you are interested in teaching or acting as a substitute for the Children's Faith Formation program, please call the parish Office or email Karen Dietz. Thank you and God bless your families!
Sacristans and Altar Servers
. We are putting together our teams of Sacristans and Altar Servers. If you are interested in serving as an Altar Server or Sacristan, please reach out to Mike Dodson.
Any confirmed Catholic is invited to be trained as a Sacristan
. In addition to Sunday Masses, adult volunteers are trained to assist at funerals and to lead Communion Services. Contact Mike Dodson via phone or email. 443-280- 7435 or email@example.com
Blood Drive, Thursday, August 19, 2021,
in the Parish Center, hosted by the American Red Cross and the North Harford Interfaith Community. There is a critical need for blood of all types, especially Type O, for patients who are currently undergoing treatment for an illness or experience a medical emergency. The blood supply continues to remain low due to the pandemic, but is especially low during the summer months.
Appointments are now available from 1 to 6 p.m. Anyone who wishes to donate must have an appointment. To schedule a time, you may login on to the
Red Cross website
and sign up or call Darlene at 410-404-8583 and leave a message.
Thank you in advance for giving and donating blood. Remember, your one unit of blood can give life to up to 3 people.
Offertory Collection Counters Needed!
The parish is in need of two (2) counters for the Sunday collection. There are five teams, three counters to a team, counting every fifth week. The counting is done on Monday mornings at 9:00 AM. Must be at least 21 years old, a registered parishioner and Virtus “With” Trained; no other requirements. Please contact Barbara, Ext. 22 –
, if you are interested or for more information.
Now that summer is officially here, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a happy and safe summer. Our parish is dependent on your contributions, especially during vacation season. We, as you, must still pay the utilities, salaries, etc.
If you use parish offertory envelopes and you are away for the weekend, I ask you to please make up your contribution the following weekend.
You can also consider joining WeShare. Your contributions will always be here even if you are away having fun in the sun. The forms can be picked up in the vestibule of the church or call the parish office, Ext. 22.
I wish to extend my sincere thanks for your continued generosity.
Children's FAith Formation (CFF), Pre-K-8TH Grade Registration, Due August 15.
Registration forms for the 2021-2022 CFF program were emailed to families. There are also printed registration forms in the back of the church, and links to the information on the parish website. Please complete and return your forms before August 15th.
9TH GRADE HIGH SCHOOL FAITH FORMATION, Registration due August 20 for discounted rate.
Registration forms were mailed out on July 6, 2021. Students are encouraged to be enrolled in a Faith Formation class 1 year prior to receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. The forms and finance information have also been uploaded to the Parish website:
High School Discounted Rate Requirements
Return completed forms to the Parish Office c/o: Rachel Bittner before August 20, 2021
Be a registered regular contributing Parishioner.
Confirmation Class of 2022.
For those incoming 10th Graders who will be eligible to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation Summer of 2022, the first contact letters are mailed. Registration forms will be sent to those eligible to receive later in August. If you are an incoming 10th-grade Catholic home school or private school student and would like to register to prepare for Confirmation, contact: Mrs. Rachel Bittner
Registration Meeting for 2022 Confirmation Students and Parents. Thursday Sept. 2, 2021, 7 PM
in the Youth Room.
We are in need of catechists! If you are interested in teaching or acting as a substitute for our program, please call or email:
Youth Ministry News
Guppy Gulch Water Park, August 11, 10 AM – 3:30 PM,
95 Guppy Valley Road Delta PA 17314
. Reserve your spot by August 4.
For teens 14 and older, bring a friend. Cost is $22 pp. You will have to fill out the online waiver for Guppy Gulch in addition to our Permission form. Pack a lunch and enjoy the day at our local waterpark. Parents drop off and pick up.
If you are interested, contact
Mrs. Rachel Bittner
Parents if you are Virtus trained with substantial contact we could use some chaperones in and out of the water. $10 if you are a non swimmer, $22 in you get in the water. Let me know if you can help!
Teen Volunteers Ages 14 – 17.
As we begin to move forward as things open up we would love to invite our teens to get back into the swing of things and get excited to serve in our Parish. We need you! We need your enthusiasm, your joy, and your talents.
Worthy of the Call Training is for any of our teens who are 14 – 17 years of age and would like to volunteer for a ministry ie: (Altar serving, Sacristan, Lector, Usher, Music Ministry, Faith Formation Classroom Helper, VBS, Boy Scouts, Parish Events and Fundraisers, Outreach and Service Ministries). Teens must complete this training as we would love to have you volunteer in Parish Events and ministries.
Please email Mrs. Rachel: firstname.lastname@example.org). She will send you the paperwork and set up a training time.
Children's Faith Formation (CFF)
High School Faith Faith Formation (HSFF) and Youth Ministry
Our Daily Bread.
We are depending on everyone who took a pan to return the frozen casseroles to the Parish freezer by
Sunday, July 18th
Just choose a recipe, follow the recipe as it is written, double wrap the casserole with foil,
it with the type of casserole and the 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
We'll also collect any homemade face masks that you'd like to donate.
If you have any questions, please contact Bob at
ODB Recipes 2017.doc
The Food Pantry, July 17 10-11:30 AM
We are always in need of volunteers for the Food Pantry. If you are interested, please contact Sue Pardo (
). It only requires a few hours several Saturdays a year. Volunteers must be Virtus trained.
BirthRight Baby Shower - July 17-18
This weekend we are collecting material and financial donations. Bring diapers, wipes, baby outfits, baby blankets, baby bottles, and other items to put in the bassinet on the altar. Financial donations may be given by cash or checks made payable to BirthRight. Thank you for your generosity.
Eighth and Ninth Months
(size: about 18 inches) Don’t let up on your prayers for your personal “Little One.” He/she is still in danger of abortion during these last weeks of his/her pre-born life!
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:
Madison Cawthorn, Maria Elvira Salazar, Mikie Sherrill, Stephen Lynch, Earl Carter, Mike Quigley, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Doyle, Ann Wagner, Chellie Pingree, John Rutherford, Kevin Brady, Robin Kelly, Richard Neal, Barry Moore, Steve Scalise, Jay Obernolte, Glenn Grothman, Kathleen Rice and John Rose.
Add also your local and state representatives. Pray they will submit to God’s holy will.
Congress is considering the fate of the Hyde Amendment.
Eliminating this language and similar provisions would force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions and force health care providers and professionals to perform and refer for abortion against their deeply-held beliefs. It also forces employers and insurers to cover and pay for abortion.
“Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Let us meditate on this passage of the Lord’s prayer. Our Creator asks us to fulfill His will here on earth and do what is pleasing to Him. Protecting life pleases Him. Leading more souls away from sin and toward Him pleases Him.
We have elected officials who regularly propose laws that promote and fund abortion. This needs to end. For the sake of our unborn brothers and sisters and for the sake of the souls of those we elect, our lawmakers need to hear from us. Take action now and call, email and/or write to your Senators and Representatives to respectfully express your opposition to abortion and support for the right to life for our unborn citizens.
News from the Archdiocese of Baltimore
Archdiocesan Mental Wellbeing Initiative.
As part of the new archdiocesan initiative to promote mental wellbeing and to assist our communities in coping with the emotional aftermath of the pandemic, the Archdiocese is exploring the possibility of providing the internationally acclaimed Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training (www.mhamd.org) to parish and school staff throughout the Archdiocese. If you are interested in joining a cohort of trainers and are a certified MHFA instructor or are interested in becoming one, please send your name, parish, location, and contact information to Mary Ellen Russell at email@example.com.
Archbishop Lori's Mental Health Initiative Letter
Do You Have a Special Story About the Eucharist?
Year of the Eucharist
, tell us how the Eucharist has touched your life. Send up to 150 words describing a time when you felt especially touched by the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. For more information, please see:
Masses and Communion
: July 19-25
Monday 9:00 a.m. William Wisenback
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Pauline H. Eckenrode
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Anthony & Catherine Kunkel
Thursday 9:00 a.m. Susan Lidard
Friday 9:00 a.m. Camille Kiedrowski
Saturday 4:00 p.m. Otto Weber Jr.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. Michael Menzel
9:30 a.m. Arcangelo Piunti
11:30 a.m. Rev. A. Henry Kunkel (Health)
4:00 PM Church
Sunday 8:00 AM Church
9:30 AM Church and Livestream
11:30 AM Church
Daily Mass or Communion Service
in the Church, Adoration and Rosary at 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday Sunrise Communion Service
in the Church.
Get Mass Updates
St. Mary's makes 9:30 AM Sunday Mass available
St. Mary's Website
he Prayer Chain
is a group of parishioners available to pray for your needs. Send intentions to Mary Washburn : 410-937-5766 or email
Prayer, Sacraments, Events and Contact Inf
Weddings and Funerals
Masses for weddings and funerals are arranged through the parish office. Contact the parish staff for further guidance.
Public Events and Activities
The parish buildings are beginning to re-open to the public. Religious services, faith formation and parish ministries are meeting in our buildings. A schedule of public events and parish activities is being developed.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Ministry/Confirmation and Contemporary Music Coordinator Rachel Bittner email@example.com
Maintenance Larry Glos firstname.lastname@example.org
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