July 25 Newsletter
July 25 Weekly News
Outdoor Mass Saturday 4 PM Weather-permitting
Online Mass Sunday 10 AM
Daily Communion Service 9:00 AM
Wednesday Sunrise Communion Service
in the Parish Hall.
Reminder: Wear masks, practice social distancing, and stay home if you feel ill.
We received a report that an attendee at the 4 PM Outdoor Mass on Saturday July 18 tested positive for COVID this week. Read more in the COVID Update below.
before the Outdoor Mass. Line up in front of the St. Francis statue at the behind the Lower Level of the Hall.
Re-Opening St. Mary's
Confirmation 2020 is scheduled for August 1 at 10 AM with a rain date on August 8.
More details in Re-Opening St. Mary's below.
Faith Formation Registration open.
nformation below in Re-opening St. Mary's.
Our Daily Bread.
next collection will be casseroles on
We are now collecting every other week. Details in the Helping Others section.
The Food Pantry is almost bare!
Cash donations are needed. Details in the Helping Others section.
Worship Aids for Weekend Masses
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Re-opening St. Mary's
Celebrating Confirmation 2020 at St. Mary's.
Confirmation Mass will be celebrated by Father Kunkel on Saturday Aug. 1, 2020 @ 10 am outside with a rain date of Saturday Aug. 8th @ 10 am. Please bring chairs and face masks. Social distancing is required. Families may sit together.
Confirmation Practice is Tuesday July 28 @ 6:30 pm outside behind the Parish Center near the Playground. Please bring your own outdoor chair and face mask.
We are excited that we can now move forward in reaffirming the Gifts of the Holy Spirit that were bestowed at Baptism. Parents and sponsors, if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact Rachel Bittner.
Holy Spirit you are
here! Come flood this place and fill the us with your grace!
Sign up for the Children's Faith Formation (CFF) 2020-2021 school year
There are some exciting changes to our program that will both unify our faith formation families, and help us to be ready for any unforeseen closure. Please check your emails for a message from Mrs. Karen about getting registered for classes, and then REGISTER ASAP!
9th Grade Faith Formation
The 9th Grade Faith Formation Registration Packets have been mailed out. You may also register on the Youth Ministry page of the parish website. Any incoming 9th Grade student is invited whether they have or have not been in Formation over the past couple of years, are Catholic Home School or Catholic Private School. Students must be in a Formation program one year prior to receiving a Sacrament. Please contact Rachel Bittner with any concerns or questions.
Children's Faith Formation Registration
9th Grade Registration
If you know someone who would like to join our St. Mary's Faith Formation or Sacramental Preparation Programs, please have them call the parish office at 410-879-4015 or 410 838-7471.
Coordinator of Children's Faith Formation
of High School Faith Formation
Confirmation Registration Parent/Student Meeting Aug. 27th @ 7 pm in the Youth Room.
Registration forms will be sent out prior to the meeting. Students who have completed their 9th Grade Faith Formation year or who are Catholic Home School or Private School are eligible to register for Confirmation this coming year. If you have not received the first contact letter, please contact Rachel Bittner.
Information About Masses
: July 26 - August 2
Saturday 4:00 p.m. Thomas Hall Jr.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. Camille Kiedrowski
Father Kunkel is on vacation this week.
Daily Communion Service
Monday through Friday at 9:00 AM in the Parish Hall. Rosary at 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday Sunrise Communion Service
6:00 am in the Parish Hall.
Wear a face mask, and observe social distancing.
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.
Ways to Help
Our Daily Bread (ODB)
We'll be collecting the frozen casseroles on Tuesday morning (7/28) between 10:00-11:00am behind the Church.
The link to ODB's instructions and recipes is on the button on this page.
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. 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
Pastoral Letter on Racism
Prayer to Overcome Racism
Respect Life Ministry
Beautiful hand knit hats and blankets, baby laundry detergent, baby wash, diaper rash cream, lots of clothing for baby girls and baby boys, fun toys including a play mat, bottle supplies, 29 dozen diapers and $485! That‟s one terrific baby shower. Thank you, St. Mary's, for all of your generous contributions to BirthRight of Harford County.
Save the date: The next LifeChain event will be Sunday, October 4.
St. Mary's Food Pantry is almost bare!
In July, the food pantry served 10 families (30 people). Over the past year, we served served 302 people, an average of 10 families or 33 people, in each of the nine months we open the pantry.
While we have received several very large cash donations, the pantry is just about empty. Because the Church and office are not open, we cannot request food donations. We are asking for cash donations so the volunteers can shop for the food pantry each month. Items are sorted and bagged and delivered to the customers cars.
The food pantry will be open on Saturday August 15, 2020.
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
August 13 @ 7:00 pm - Prayer for and with College Students
Still confirming details
Register for Prayer for & with College Students
Weddings and Funerals
Masses for weddings and funerals
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. All public events and most parish activities are canceled or postponed.
An outdoor Mass for Confirmation is scheduled for August 1 with a rain date of August 8, 2020. Contact Rachel Bittner in the Parish Office for more information.
Arrangements for First Communions are being made. Families are being contacted by parish staff.
Contact the Parish Office to arrange for Baptisms.
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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Parish Office: 410 879-4015
1021 St. Mary's Road
Pylesville, MD 21132
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