August 27 Newsletter
August 27 Weekly
RCIA Classes Begin August 30, 6-7 PM
, Youth Room, downstairs in the Parish Center. Contact Karen Dietz,
or the parish office for more information.
Ecumenical Prayer Service, September 11, 5:30 PM, St, Mary's Church.
The Mason-Dixon Ministerium is going to hold an ecumenical prayer service commemorating the 20th anniversary of September 11th, 2001. Please plan to join with our neighbors at 5:30 PM on September 11, 2021 at St. Mary's Church.
Welcome to St. Mary’s Faith Community:
Mr. & Mrs. Sergio D’Alto & family
Mr. & Mrs. Jack Moyer & family
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Saparata.
American Flag Retirement.
Faded, torn, or damaged America flags in need of an honorable retirement can be left in the vestibule of the church before noon on August 29. St. Mary's Boy Scout Troop 811 will be performing an American Flag retirement ceremony on Sunday evening, August 29th.
Back to School Supplies Collection.
The Belles of St. Mary's are collecting school supplies for needy children . Make your donation to the bin marked School Supplies in the back of the church. More information below.
Sunday Online Mass
St. Mary's Weekly Bulletin
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Renovated statues of Mary and Joseph.
Through the generosity and talent of a parishioner, the statues of Mary and Joseph in the Hall are completely renewed. Find them elsewhere in this newsletter.
Eucharist Talk and Adoration, Tuesday,
September 7, 6-8 PM, in the church.
The September speaker is Father Henry Kunkel. All are welcome.
Contemporary Music Ministry.
September 8, 7:00 p.m.
The Contemporary Music Group is resuming their weekly practices. If you are interested in participating in this music ministry, please contact Rachel Bittner at email@example.com.
Looking for Choir Members.
Would you like to meet some great people?! Do you like to sing in large groups?! Well we are the place for you!! Come join our choir, or become a cantor!. Please contact Nicholas Zurowski at
. We are rehearse on Thursdays at 7 pm in the choir loft. No prior experience or ability to read music is necessary. The choir serves on Sunday during the 9:30 am Mass and on Feast Days. Come check us out!
Flowers for the Book of Life.
In November The Book of Life will be available for all to remember their deceased family and friends. A flower arrangement will be placed in front of the Book of Life each week. If you would like to have a loved one remembered by sponsoring the flowers please notify Mary Washburn with a call to 410-937-5766, a text message or an email to:
. Dates available are the weekend of November 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28.
Back to School Supplies Collection.
The Belles of St. Marys’ are collecting school supplies for needy children in the Harford County area from now until the beginning of the school year. You can drop your contribution into the bin marked School Supplies is in the back of the church or they may be left in the hall. Some of the things that are needed:
Backpacks, lunch boxes
Pencil cases, pens, pencils
3 ring binders, dividers, filler paper
Composition books, spiral notebooks
Colored pencils, colored markers
Pencil sharpeners, erasers
2 pocket folders
Elmer’s glue sticks
Dry erase markers
Please do not attend Mass, Faith Formation, meetings, or parish events in person if you:
Do not feel well
Live with a family member or anyone that is experiencing COVID-like symptoms
Have been in close contact with a person who either has COVID-19 or is suspected of having COVID-19 within the past 14 days
Are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test
Have otherwise been ordered to quarantine or isolate.
Everyone is encouraged to wear a mask, whether vaccinated or not. Students and teachers are required to wear masks for Faith Formation classes.
Please get vaccinated.
Father Kunkel requires that clergy and lay ministers
wear masks while
distributing Communion and while in the sanctuary during Mass, except while reading or leading prayers.
If you test positive for COVID-19 after attending activities, including Mass, at St. Mary's, please contact the parish office. The Archdiocese requires us to notify those who attended the same activity of the potential contact. Your identity is protected during the notification process.
"Wearing a mask is considered an act of charity and should be practiced by all individuals."
Archdiocese of Baltimore COVID-19 Protocols Summation
Source: Harford County Health Department,
Register NOW for Children's Faith Formation (CFF), Pre-K-8TH Grade and for 9th Grade High School Faith Formation.
There are printed registration forms in the back of the church, and links to the information on the parish website. Please complete and return your forms immediately and return to them to the parish office.
Registration Meeting for 2022 Confirmation Students and Parents. Thursday Sept. 2, 2021, 7 PM
in the Youth Room. If you are an incoming 10th Grade student and would like to register to prepare for Confirmation, please contact Rachel Bittner
Children's Faith Formation (CFF)
High School Faith Faith Formation (HSFF) and Youth Ministry
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 Rachel Bittner: firstname.lastname@example.org). She will send you the paperwork and set up a training time.
Our Daily Bread.
Our next distribution of casserole pans will be held on September 11-12.
If you have any questions, please contact Bob at
The Food Pantry
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.
Save the Date: The LifeChain returns to Jarrettsville on Sunday, October 3.
LifeChain is an international effort to call attention to the plight of the unborn and their mothers. Join in solidarity to pray for the sanctity of life for unborn people.
Pray for hearts and minds to soften to the plight of vulnerable people and write to your elected officials. Express your opposition to abortion and urge them to use their positions to protect the lives of all of our citizens, born and unborn.
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:
Diana DeGette, Mike Thompson, Chris Stewart, Cliff Bentz, Jared Huffman, Barbara Lee, Frank Mrvan, Andrew Garbarino, Larry Bucshon, Lloyd Doggett, Chris Smith, Peter Aguilar, Jerry Carl, Lance Gooden, Michael Guest, Devin Nunes, John Katko, Sean Maloney, Dusty Johnson, Andy Barr, Bob Good and Ashley Hinson.
Add also your local and state representatives.
News from the Archdiocese of Baltimore
AOB COVID-19 Comprehensive Guide
– Updated version is available at
Helping out Haiti
feature pulls together ways we can all help support the people of Haiti as they try to recover from the recent series of tragic events.
Saint Joseph Summit
- a virtual 72-hour conference featuring presentations themed to St. Joseph by bishops, priests and prominent lay Catholic evangelists September 30 – October 3, 2021. Presenters include Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop Joseph Naumann and Auxiliary Bishops Tim Freyer and Thomas Nguyen. For more information visit:
Saint Joseph Summit - Homepage (spiritfilledevents.com)
Masses and Communion
: August 30 - September 5
Monday 9:00 a.m. Communion Service
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Communion Service
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Louis Toth
Thursday 9:00 a.m. Antonino D’Anna Liberto Jr
Friday 9:00 a.m. Stewart Family
Saturday 4:00 p.m. Honor of Blessed Mother
Sunday 8:00 a.m. Emma Felter
9:30 a.m. Stewart Family
11:30 a.m. Nancy Novicki
4:00 PM Church
Sunday 8:00 AM Church
9:30 AM Church and Livestream
11:30 AM Church
Daily Mass or Communion Service
Adoration and Rosary 8:30 AM
Wednesday Sunrise Communion Service
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
Sacraments, Funerals, and Contact Inf
Weddings and Funerals
Masses for weddings and funerals are arranged through the parish office. Contact the parish staff for further guidance.
Contact the Parish Office to arrange for Baptisms and the Sacrament of the Sick (Anointing).
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 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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