September 10 Newsletter
September 10 Weekly
Ecumenical Prayer Service,
, 5:30 PM, St, Mary's Church.
The Mason-Dixon Ministerium is holding 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.
If you can't attend in person, you'll be able to view the service through St. Mary's FaceBook page. Just logon to FaceBook, go to St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church Pylesville MD and scroll down to the livestreaming section labeled for the service.
Special Charitable Collection, September 11 & 12.
There will be a special collection to assist the two families in Whiteford and Forest Hill who lost their homes completely to a fire recently. Checks can be made payable to “St. Mary.” The collection will help support the families in any way they need it the most. Thank you for your generosity and please keep these families in your prayers. Look for the collection basket marked Special Collection – Fire Victims.
Celebrating Our Nation & Our Constitution.
To celebrate our nation and its Constitution, on Sept. 17 at 4:00 p.m. we will ring our church bell and ask everyone to take a moment to listen, and to pray for God’s continued grace on our nation. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to hear all the bells in Harford Co. pealing in celebration?
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Charles Getscher Sr., father of Mariann Kidd
A PEOPLE CHANGED BY 9/11 "The years have gone by, but the memories remain for all who were involved in that one single day and its aftermath that changed the lives of so many and of our nation."
Monsignor Robert J. Romano
Around the Parish
Parish Calendar - September 13 - 19
Monday, September 13, 2021
10:00 a.m. Bells Mtg.
7:00 p.m. Knights Mtg.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
5:00 p.m. Teacher Plan & Prep
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
7:00 p.m. .Contemporary Music Practice
Thursday, September 16, 2021
7:00 p.m. Choir Practice
Saturday, September 18, 2021
10:00 a.m. Food Pantry
Sunday, September 19, 2021
10:00 a.m. G.I.F.T. Program
11:30 a.m. Catechetical Sunday
Looking for Choir Members.
We rehearse on Thursdays at 7 pm in the choir loft. Please contact Nicholas Zurowski at
. 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!
Sewing Day, October 13, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM,
BELLES EVENTS: The Belles will have a sewing day on Wednesday, October 13. Please bring your lunch and sewing machine. There are projects for those who do not sew, too. Call Sue Pardo (410-456-7882).
Belles of St, Mary's Craft Show, November 13, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
There are a few vendor spots available. Call 410-456-7882 or 443-640-4423 for more information.
Flowers for the Book of Life
. In November The Book of Life will be available for all to remember their deceased family and friends. If you would like to have a loved one remembered by sponsoring the flowers please notify Mary Washburn (410-937-5766, call or text message) or
. The weekend of November 6-7 is still available.
Donut Sunday, September 26, After All Masses, Parish Hall
"To maximize protection from the
and prevent possibly spreading it to others, get vaccinated as soon as you can. Wear a mask indoors in public if you are in
an area of substantial or high transmission.
" (CDC) Harford County remains an area of high transmission.
Everyone is encouraged to wear a mask, whether vaccinated or not. Students and teachers are required to wear masks for Faith Formation classes.
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.
Clergy and lay ministers must wear masks while distributing Communion and while in the sanctuary during Mass, except while reading or leading prayers.
"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,
September 19, 11:30 AM Mass
. Please pray for our catechists, our students, and their parents as they continue their faith journeys in our Children's Faith Formation and High School Faith Formation programs.
Confirmation Class Bonding High Ropes Course, Saturday Sept. 18, 2021, 11:30 AM.
Meet at church to head for Black Rock Retreat Center.
Children's Faith Formation Classes are starting!
If you haven't already done so, please register your child(ren) as soon as possible so that we can prepare materials. You may access the registration forms on the St. Mary's Website, or in the back of the church. The first class will be on September 19 for GIFT, and September 21 for Tuesday classes.
9th Grade High School Faith Formation, September 21, 7-8:30 PM, Youth Room.
Worthy of the Call Training
Teen Volunteers Ages 14 – 17.
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.
Children's Faith Formation (CFF)
High School Faith Faith Formation (HSFF) and Youth Ministry
Our Daily Bread.
It's time for casseroles again! Casserole pans will be made available for pickup after each Mass (while supplies last) on the weekend of
Since we need to limit our number of casseroles, please only use these pans.
Please understand the importance of returning the frozen casseroles so that we can help ODB to serve their clients.
We will be depending on everyone who takes a pan to return the frozen casseroles to the Parish freezer by
Sunday, September 19th
You can find the recipes on the
ODB Recipes 2017.doc
link that is available in St. Mary's weekly Newsletter.
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
The food pantry will be open on Saturday, September 18, from 10:00 am until 11:30 a.m.
The food pantry volunteer group lost three long-term members this year. Thank you so much for your wonderful years of service. God is sooo good. We gained several new members. Thank you all!!
If you are interested in serving, please contact Sue Pardo (
). It only requires a few hours several Saturdays a year. Volunteers must be Virtus trained.
Poor Box Donations, September 18-19
go to BirthRight in Bel Air.
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.
News from the Archdiocese of Baltimore
The Burial of Urns. All Souls Day November 2, 2021.
The Office of Cemetery Management of the Archdiocese of Baltimore is providing a final resting place for those who were cremated but not yet buried. Since cremation has become an accepted practice, more families are choosing cremation though choosing not to bury at the time of cremation.
The Archdiocese of Baltimore is providing an opportunity to bury the deceased in sacred ground at Holy Cross Cemetery (Ritchie Highway) for a reduced cost of $350. The urns will be in one vault which is sealed and buried. The grave is marked with the date of burial and the deceased’s name will be recorded in the cemetery’s records so that family and future generations may visit.
Those hoping to participate in the November 2 burial, must be registered by October 15, 2021. For more info and details of registration contact Rev. Patrick Carrion * Office of Cemeteries * 410-547-5375 * Pcarrion@archbalt.org
Year of the Eucharist Updates.
To stay up to date with Year of the Eucharist events and celebrations throughout the Archdiocese:
Text CHRIST2021 to 84576
Check the parish bulletin and newsletter for updates
Masses and Communion
: September 13-19
Monday 9:00 a.m. Communion Service
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Communion Service
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Ken Kiedrowski (Health)
Thursday 9:00 a.m. Communion Service
Friday 9:00 a.m. Communion Service
Saturday 4:00 p.m. Eddie Coscia
Sunday 8:00 a.m. Jack Poole
9:30 a.m. Eddie Coscia
11:30 a.m. Jeffrey Ayers
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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