June 26 Newsletter
June 26 Weekly News
Outdoor Mass Saturday 4 PM Weather-permitting
Online Mass Sunday 10 AM
before the Outdoor Mass
The workers are completing replacement of the the roof of the parish center. This project is not large enough for a capital campaign, but contributions toward the cost of the roof would be greatly appreciated.
Gradual Re-opening of Church
After the first weeks of experience we are making some changes to the Outdoor Mass.
Be sure to sign up for Outdoor Mass Updates.
We are in need of additional ushers for these Masses.
Read more in Re-opening St. Mary's.
Virtual Baby Shower.
It’s time for the annual BirthRight Baby Shower! The Respect Life Ministry is collecting donations at the parish office through Saturday, July 11. Details in the Helping Others section.
Our Daily Bread.
We are collecting casseroles for ODB this coming Tuesday. Details in the Helping Others section.
Worship Aids for Masses
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Re-opening St. Mary's
Outdoor Mass - N
ew Communion procedures and cantors
Communicants will be asked to approach the Eucharist beginning at the rear of the line. Follow the directions of the ushers.
Observe social distancing while in line for Communion.
Wear a mask while in line, lower it only to receive Communion.
Hold your hand flat to make it easier to receive the Host.
While there may be a cantor at Mass, congregational singing is still prohibited. Sing along in your head.
Handicapped parking is located along the access road behind the Outdoor Mass area. Communion is also available to the handicapped in this area.
Confession begins at 3:15 PM
on Saturday. Line up in front of the St. Francis statue at the behind the Lower Level of the Hall.
We are seeking men and women to serve as ushers at the outdoor Masses. Please contact Sharon Alasandro (
) for more information and to volunteer.
Get Outdoor Mass Updates
Catholics in Maryland are dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.
St. Mary's makes Sunday Masses at 10 AM available online.
What to Expect at Outdoor MassJune update.docx
Ways to Help
Birthright Baby Shower!
It’s time for the annual BirthRight Baby Shower! Celebrate the gift of your Spiritually Adopted baby with continued generosity to BirthRight Crisis Pregnancy Center. The Respect Life Ministry is collecting donations through Saturday, July 11. Please mail or drop off your gifts of diapers, clothing, burp cloths, baby blankets, and other baby items to the parish office by July 11. Checks and cash are very much appreciated and checks should be written out to BirthRight.
Our Daily Bread (ODB)
This week 35 casseroles, 98 homemade face masks, 1 financial donation, and 2 bottles of hand sanitizer were collected and delivered to ODB. 25 families participated.
We will continue doing casseroles again next week.
Click for a link to ODB's instructions and recipes
Just choose a recipe (or more), follow the recipe as it's written, bake in a 13x9 foil pan, let it cool, double wrap it with foil,
with type of casserole and date,
and freeze it. We'll be collecting the frozen casseroles on next Tuesday morning (6/30) between 10:00-11:00am behind the Church. Please bring your frozen casserole(s) in plastic grocery bags.
We'll also collect any homemade face masks that you'd like to donate.
Thanks for helping the ODB workers and their clients. If you have any questions, contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Daily Bread Recipes
We are going to take the week following 4th of July off for the holiday. So we will not collect anything for Our Daily Bread on Tuesday (7/7).
Maryland Bishops Letter on Racial Justice
Resources for Families in Need and a “Warm Transfer”
Live (and recorded) WEBINAR on Wednesday, July 1st at 10am. The Department of Evangelization, Catholic Charities, and the Gabriel Network will share referral resources for individuals and families seeking support from their parish, such as material support, housing, food or other services. Parish staff and volunteers will be offered training in pastoral care and how to offer a “warm transfer” to the resources. Email
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 853 0647 3702
Save the Date!
– The Archdiocesan College and Young Adult Ministries is offering online seminars for college students. These are a wonderful resource for incoming College Freshman.
Coordinator for College and Young Adult Ministries – Archdiocese of Baltimore
July 23 @ 7 PM – Freshman Survival Guide
Freshman Survival Guide
July 23 @7:00 pm
Featuring: Nora Bradbury-Haehl, Author:
Freshman Survival Guide
Register in advance for this meeting:
August 13 @ 7:00 pm - Prayer for and with College Students
Still confirming details
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsde2vrTMpGdQLxEmrXymzVGWug9KobrEz
Weddings and Funerals
Masses for weddings and funerals
outside, or inside with limited attendance. Please check with the parish office for further guidance.
New Faith Formation Leader.
is the new Coordinator of Religious Education.
Her email address is
Karen has served as a catechist for our religious education program and is a long-time parishioner.
is a career educator
brings experience with distance-learning and in the use of technology for communications.
Canceled Events and Activities
The parish buildings are still closed to the public. All public events and most parish activities are canceled or postponed.
Arrangements for Confirmations and First Communions are being made. Families are being contacted by parish staff.
The Sacrament of the Sick for in-patients is available through the hospital chaplains only.
Fr. Kunkel is not administering the Sacrament of the Sick except in the case of imminent death.
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The Parish office is closed.Please call or email for assistance.
The staff email list is available on the website.
Parish Office: 410 879-4015
1021 St. Mary's Road
Pylesville, MD 21132
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Photo by Ken Keidrowski
on Friday, June 26 at 2:00PM