October 2 Newsletter
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Sunday Mass Moves Indoors
ive-streamed Mass @ 9:30 A.M.
Saturday October 3
4:00 PM Mass outdoors weather- permitting. If the weather is bad, the outdoor Mass will move into the Hall with its more limited seating capacity.
Sunday October 4
8:00 AM Parish Hall - Mass; Church - Communion Service (if needed)
9:30 AM Parish Hall - Mass; Church - Mass
11:30 AM Parish Hall- Mass; Church - Mass (if needed)
Please wait for the ushers to seat you at the indoor Masses.
Because we have enough priests available this weekend, we are able to offer Masses in both the Parish Hall and the Church at 9:30 and 11:30 AM, if needed.
Enrollment of 2021 Confirmation Candidates
Enrollment of the Confirmation candidates, postponed from last week, is this Saturday at the 4:00 PM Mass. 14 young men and women are enrolling to begin the final parts of their journey to Confirmation in 2021. Pray for these young people as they continue their formation in the Catholic faith.
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.
Respect Life Sunday, October 4.
on Sunday, October 4 from 2:30-3:30 in Jarrettsville.
Eucharistic Adoration, Tuesday, October 6, 6-8 PM, Parish Hall.
The Knights of Columbus would like to invite you to spend some time with Jesus through Adoration of the Blessed Eucharist.
Worship Aids for Weekend Masses
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Welcome the Baptized
Zachary Adam Oldenburg, son of Rick and Amanda
Re-opening St. Mary's
What is the difference between Mass and a Communion Service?
Communion Services are led by a deacon or lay minister and include the Biblical readings for the day and the distribution of the Eucharist. They do not include special grace of the consecration or the Eucharistic Prayers and are shorter than Mass. They do not meet the ordinary obligation to attend Sunday Mass.
What if I cannot attend Mass? How do I meet my weekly obligation to attend?
Archbishop Lori and the bishop of Harrisburg have dispensed (released) all Catholics in their jurisdictions from the Sunday Mass obligation through the end of 2020, due to the pandemic. Those unable to attend Mass on Sunday can still receive grace by attending a weekday Mass.
Will worship aids be available?
An electronic worship aid similar to the Outdoor Mass worship aid is posted on the parish website for use at all Masses. Music is not included since it may vary between Masses and the congregation isn’t supposed to sing.
What if someone forgets their mask?
Masks and a hand sanitation station are available near the entrances to the Parish Center and the church.
Are the church and hall sanitized between services?
The parish with the help of the Archdiocese has a long-acting, sanitizing spray that is used throughout the buildings. This spray is able to provide protection without sanitizing between each service.
How are collections handled?
There are collection bins at the doors to both the church and the hall. Place contributions there or pay electronically using the Giving page on the parish website.
What if we have to use the restroom?
The restrooms in the hall are open. Only one person at a time is permitted to use them.
Volunteers for Weekend Masses.
We need help this weekend and next.
Please sign up for these vital ministries using the links on this page.
Usher at Indoor Masses
Greet, seat, and count those attending Mass indoors
October 3 - 4 PM
Ministers Needed for Outdoor Mass
Service to the Community
Life Chain in Jarrettsville on Sunday, October 4 from 2:30-3:30.
Photo courtesy of Deborah Brocato
LIFECHAIN 2020 in Harford County (MD)/Southern York County (PA)
Your participation is prayerfully being sought for the 26
annual interdenominational life chain on
. This event takes place at the intersection of Route 165, Route 23 and West Jarrettsville Road in Jarrettsville, Maryland. We join 1,500 other cities and towns across America and Canada in solidarity to pray for the end to abortion and euthanasia.
is non-denominational and participants come from local churches from many denominations. Please join us and invite family, friends and neighbors to pray for renewed respect for the sanctity of human life from conception until natural death.
Parking is available at the Jarrettsville United Methodist Church, 1733 Jarrettsville Road. Please park in the JUMC lot and walk the short distance to the Jarrettsville intersection and stand prayerfully and/or hold a preprinted sign in witness to the sanctity of life.
40 Days for Life
campaign began September 23 and ends November 1. 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.
Please pray from your home or join in person any time from 7am to 7pm. Group prayer takes place every Wednesday at 1 PM during the campaign. There will be a Eucharistic Procession at St. Michael’s, Overlea on Saturday, October 10 following the 9 AM Mass.
Our Daily Bread
We will be collecting casseroles and masks again on
Please note that we've been asked to follow ODB's mac + cheese recipe. Please do not include ham.
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
Transportation Assistance Needed.
A young woman living in a local Recovery House wants to attend Mass at St. Mary's. She needs transportation and we are looking for a female driver. The driver must be a woman and she must be involved with Alcoholics Anonymous. If you know someone who may be interested, please contact the Parish office.
Operation Christmas Child Update.
Based on the limitations from the corona virus, St. Mary’s will not be participating in the Operation Christmas Child, Shoe Box program this year. Because of the virus and all of the disasters, the program is very important this year.
You may fill your own shoe box and take to a local collection location, such as William Watters Church. (I will have their schedule soon). You can also check the web site for other drop off locations or build a shoe box online.
Where Can I Get a Flu Shot?
UM Upper Chesapeake Health is offering free community flu shot clinics and/or partnering with local organizations to help promote and support additional community flu vaccination efforts in Harford County.
While UMMS clinics are free, flu shots also are typically available through primary care providers and local pharmacies, though they may have a cost associated with them.
Flu Clinic Locations and Dates
Saturday, Oct. 10
, 9 a.m. to noon, Epicenter, Edgewood location (ages 6 months and up)
Saturday, Oct. 17
, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jarrettsville Fire House (ages 6 months and up)
Tuesday, Oct. 20
, 9 a.m. to noon, Highland Community Association, Street, MD (ages 6 months and up) APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED FOR THIS LOCATION
Catechist Teachers and Substitutes
Catechists teachers/substitutes needed for our children’s Faith Formation Classes. All COVID related protocol is in place to ensure the safety of our families and our volunteers. You must be VIRTUS trained to work with us; however, we can get you started on that if you are interested! Please pray about it. Call or email Karen Dietz.
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.
Coordinator of Religious Education
Coordinator of High School Faith Formation
f 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
: October 5-11, 2020
Monday 9:00 a.m
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Christopher Mank
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Paul Boettinger
Thursday 9:00 a.m. Communion Service
Friday 9:00 a.m. Communion Service
Saturday 4:00 p.m. Andy Fournier
Sunday 8:00 a.m. Herman Bode
9:30 a.m. Jeffrey Kline
11:30 a.m. Robert Lepp
Saturday 4:00 PM Outdoors, Weather-permitting
Sunday 8:00 AM Parish Hall
9:30 AM Church
For Masses where attendance exceeds the facility
capacity, parishioners are offered the opportunity to
attend a Communion Service in the alternative
location (Church or Hall as appropriate). The
Communion Service will begin approximately five
minutes after the scheduled Mass time.
Daily Mass or Communion Service
in the Parish Hall. Rosary at 8:30 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 4 PM 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 9:30 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 except for religious services and education. All public events and most parish activities are canceled or postponed.
Contact the Parish Office to arrange for Baptisms and the Sacrament of the Sick (Anointing).
The Sacrament of the Sick for in-patients is available through the hospital chaplains.
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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