September 11 Newsletter
September 11 Weekly News
First Eucharist Mass - September 12
Twelve of our parish children are receiving their first communion this weekend. They have prepared, and waited patiently for this moment. Now that it is finally happening, please join us in praying for them and congratulating them on their special day.
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.
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Feast of St. Peter Claver
Archbishop Lori will celebrate the 10 am Mass on Sunday, September 13 at St. Peter Claver Church in Baltimore City, where he will preach on the issue of racism. To watch a livestream of the Mass, please click
Re-opening St. Mary's
4 PM Outside Ken Kiedrowski
8 AM Outside Ray Pitz
10 AM Livestream Charlotte Yost
Volunteers for Weekend Masses.
We need help this weekend and every weekend in September.
Please sign up for these vital ministries using the links on this page.
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.
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.
Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, October 3, 10:00 AM
All animals great and small are welcome. Please arrive at 9:45AM to prepare for the blessing. The Blessing of the Animals begins at 10:00AM on the parish grounds, behind the parish center outside the youth room. Please have animals on leashes. Humans must wear masks.
September 12 - 4 PM
September 13 - 8 AM
September 19 - 4 PM
September 20 - 8 AM
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 collected 29 casseroles, 69 homemade masks, 175 snack size boxes of raisins, 6 packs of dental floss, and 2 boxes of cereal for ODB on Tuesday. 20 families participated.
We will be collecting casseroles again on
between 10:00-11:00am behind the Church
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 email@example.com
Recipes for Our Daily Bread
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
Click the link to register for the event,
Keep On Teaching Registration Link.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month
Childmind has some good information and resources if you or anyone in your family, friend circle, etc. is dealing with suicide, depression, etc. It is never to late to reach out and help someone in need. Please continue to educate yourself and your teens to be aware of the warning signs of mental illness, especially during these many months of dealing with the Coronavirus and how it has affected us daily.
Know the Facts.
44,965 people die by suicide each year Based on the 2015 Youth Risk Behaviors Survey, 8.6 percent of youth in grades 9-12 reported that they had made at least one suicide attempt in the past 12 months Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for young people aged 5-25 Every 2 hours and 11 minutes, a young person under the age of 25 contemplates suicide
Suicide & Crisis ...
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.
The 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.
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 14-20, 2020
Monday 9:00 a.m
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Camille Kiedrowski
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Edward Katrinic
Thursday 9:00 a.m. Communion Service
Friday 9:00 a.m. Communion Service
Saturday 4:00 p.m. Dolores Merriken
Sunday 8:00 a.m. Sharon Davis
10:00 a.m. Suzanne & August Furst
Saturday 4 PM Weather-permitting
Sunday 8 AM Weather- permitting
Sunday 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.
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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.
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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