September 4 Newsletter
eptember 5 is the Feast of St. Teresa of Calcutta
September 4 Weekly News
Labor Day Mass: Monday 10 AM in the Parish Hall
First Eucharist Mass - September 12.
Please pray for these children has they take a big step in faith.
Phase 3 Reopening -
For the time being the Archdiocese will maintain the current guidelines while assessing the impact of the further reopening by the state and many local jurisdictions.
Our Daily Bread.
We will be collecting casseroles on
We collected 32 casseroles and 63 homemade face masks last week. 22 families participated.
Details in the Helping Others section.
Celebrating Fr. Kunkel's 50th Anniversary.
The celebration is being postponed until May 2021. The dinner is re-scheduled to May 14. Mass with Archbishop Lori is May 23 at 11:30 a.m. The committee is again preparing a letter to those who have paid for the dinner previously.
Volunteers for Weekend Masses
Only one person is signed up to help before Mass and NO ushers on Saturday!
We need help this weekend. Please sign up using the links below. Links for the the remaining weekends in September are in Reopening St. Mary's. The schedule for lectors during September has gone out.If you have questions, contact Sharon Alasandro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
September 5 - 4 PM
September 6 - 8 AM
Worship Aids for Weekend Masses
St. Mary's Weekly Bulletin
Our bills still need to be paid
Please mail your weekly offering. Sign up for electronic giving using this link.
Give to St. Mary's
Welcome in Baptism
Piper Mae Conroy, daughter of Joseph & Jane
Pray for our Beloved Deceased
Mrs. Frances Johnson
Re-opening St. Mary's
Lectors - August 29-30
4 PM Outside Phyllis Marroney
8 AM Outside Lee Surkin
10 AM Livestream Melissa Krechel
We very much need help with before Mass set up and with ushers to direct the Communion lines.
Sign up to assist with these vital ministries. Set-up team members should arrive 45 minutes before Mass begins. Be sure to join Outdoor Mass Updates to know when weather forces the cancellation of Mass.
All adult volunteers MUST be VIRTUS-trained. If you need help getting this training, contact Barbara Sadler in the Parish Office. It only takes a few minutes to learn how your can help keep our children safe.
Eucharistic Adoration Returns
Every first Tuesday of the month, the Knights of Columbus will hold Eucharistic Adoration in the Parish Hall from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. All Parishioners are invited to spend some time with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The visit to the Blessed Sacrament is a great treasure of our Catholic faith. It nourishes social love and gives us opportunities for adoration and thanksgiving, for reparation and supplication. For additional information contact Lee Surkin, Deputy Grand Knight email@example.com
Phase 3 Reopening
For the time being the Archdiocese will maintain the current guidelines while assessing the impact of the further reopening by the State and many local jurisdictions, including Harford County.
Man Hour Men's Ministry
The Man Hour meeting is held on Saturday mornings on Zoom at 7:00 AM. The meeting lasts an hour and covers multiple tropics regarding Catholic Faith and Being a Man of God that he intended us to be. This open discussion is led by a different facilitator each week. If you have any question about Man Hour or would like to join us on Zoom, please contact:
Lee Surkin, email:
Mike Dodson, email:
September 12 - 4 PM
September 13 - 8 AM
Join Outdoor Mass Updates
Service to the Community
Life Chain in Jarrettsville on Sunday, October 4 from 2:30-3:30.
Photo courtesy of Deborah Brocato
40 Days for Life
September 23 to November 1, praying daily from 7 AM to 7 PM The public prayer campaign for the Baltimore/Harford County area takes place on the public right of way at 7600-7700 Bel Air Parkway in front of the Beltway Plaza in Fullerton, Maryland. The abortion center, Whole Women’s Health, is located in the back left corner of the plaza. If you would like to join in person, just show up or sign up at
. You can also support the campaign from your home by setting time aside each day to pray for the closing of this abortion center.
Our Daily Bread
We will be collecting casseroles again on
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 Tuesday morning (9/8) 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
Recipes for Our Daily Bread
Office of Black Catholics
September 12 @ 1 PM – 30th Anniversary Celebration of Keep On Teaching
“A Dance Between Mystery, Meaning: Exploring the Liturgical Seasons”.
Dr. Kathleen Dorsey Bellow, a lifelong Catholic and the director of the Xavier University Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS.)
“The Path In Front of Us.”
Dr. Ximena DeBroeck, director of the Division of Catechetical and Pastoral Formation for the Archdiocese of Baltimore
Keep On Teaching is a catechetical ministry established to engage catechists to factor culture (both Black and Catholic) and its deep roots into their catechetical planning and implementation.
Click the link to register for the event,
Keep On Teaching Registration Link.
Loyola’s Bunting Peace and Justice Speaker Series goes virtual this semester.
September 22 @ 12:15 PM "Policing and Racial Justice in Baltimore"
October 8 @ 12:15 PM "Where People Power Meets Peacebuilding"
November 10 @ 12:15 PM "Litigating Genocide at the International Court of Justice"
Information on the speakers and how to participate in the Zoom meetings can be found in the attachment below.
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From the Office of Clergy Personnel, Archdiocese of Baltimore
"The coming of the fall season brings new activities and challenges, most especially during this time of uncertainty due to the COVID pandemic. In the midst of all of this, our country will face a presidential election in November that will undoubtedly heighten the tension and strong emotion already so prevalent in today's society... The political divisions we see throughout our country are equally present among our own parish communities, and we must do all we can as leaders to provide wisdom and guidance rooted in God's Word without being drawn into partisan battles."
The Maryland Catholic Conference will be providing detailed election guidance along with candidate surveys within the next several weeks.
Maryland Catholic Conference
Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
Do You Know Jesus?
If you are interested in learning more about Jesus Christ, His endless love and mercy for you, and what we believe as Catholics, please join us for a journey in faith.
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
program will give you a foundation to explore Catholicism, and to develop a deeper friendship with Christ. Contact Karen Dietz in the parish office.
Faith Formation (CFF) Classes Begin
September 20 - GIFT families
September 22 - Tuesday night families.
If you have not yet registered, there is still time. Please check the Website for the necessary forms to complete and return, as soon as possible. Information will be sent during the week of September 14th for updates on procedures for attending class.
Students must be in a Faith Formation program one year prior to receiving a Sacrament. Contact the Parish Office for more information or assistance registering.
To get into the program type HTTPS://www.virtusonline.org. The location for the Archdiocese is under ―Baltimore and the location for the parish is under "Mary Pylesville". Just follow the instructions. If you have any problems please call the office or if you do not have a computer call the office to set up a time to come in and use our computers. Just a reminder: Anyone 18 and over volunteering to serve on a committee or volunteer in any way for the parish you must be VIRTUS- trained.
Any one between the ages of 14 & 17 must complete Worthy of the Call. Please contact Ms. Rachel for instructions.
Coordinator of Religious Education
Coordinator of High School Faith Formation
If you know someone who would like to join St. Mary's parish, or our Faith Formation Programs, please have them call the parish office at 410-879-4015 or 410 838-7471.
Masses and Communion Services
: September 6 - 13, 2020
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Camille Kiedrowski
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Richard Lynch
Thursday 9:00 a.m. Communion Service
Friday 9:00 a.m. Communion Service
Saturday 4:00 p.m. Nancy Cassilly (birthday)
Sunday 8:00 a.m. Thomas Fitzsimmons
10:00 a.m. Emma Felter
Saturday 4 PM Weather-permitting
Sunday 8 AM Weather- permitting
Sunday 10 AM
Monday 10 AM
Daily Mass or Communion Service
in the Parish Hall. Rosary at 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday Sunrise Communion Service
in the Parish Hall.
Reminder: Wear masks, practice social distancing, and stay home if you feel ill.
before the Outdoor Mass. Line up in front of the St. Francis statue at the behind the Lower Level of the Hall.
Get Outdoor Mass Updates
Catholics in Maryland and Pennsylvania are dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.
St. Mary's makes Sunday Mass at 10 AM available online.
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Weddings and Funerals
Masses for weddings and funerals are permitted 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.
The Mass for First Communion is September 12.
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.
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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