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Growing in Faith for 2023

Parents, if you are looking for an easy way to grow in both faith and knowledge of our Catholic beliefs, consider the Catechism in a Year with Fr. Mike Schmitz!  This allows you to discover the beauty of the catechism in small doses each day.  The spiritual growth that can come of this is so inspiring!  Don't believe me?  Watch the trailer, HERE!


Be Informed

Be informed and ready to communicate with your children and others on this important topic.

This is a virtual conference that we are livestreaming in the Upper Hall.  We do not have licenses for parishioners to join from their own computers at home.  Please contact me with any questions.

2023 CYO Track Season begins Monday, January23rd!

  • Boys and Girls ages 6-18.
  • Sunday races begin at 11:00 a.m. 02 Apr
  • Location: Parkdale High School (6001 Good Luck Road., Riverdale, MD 20737)
  • 1st Meet: 02 April
  • Championships: 21 May 
  • Cost is $60 per child checks made out to “SABB” memo “CYO track”.

     More Information and Sign Up at:



1st Communion Dates

If you have registered your child for 1st Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist, please visit our Sacramental Updates page to access the link you need to choose your Mass dates.


Parent Small Group Study!

Small Groups have started and are off to a beautiful, spirit-led start.  If you are interested in joining,  contact Jen at jminor@standrewbythebay.org for more information or to sign up.

We have had a request for a virtual group, that we would love to start.  Please let Jen know if you are interested!

Fr. Andrew and our ministry are so very excited to offer this great opportunity to grow the faith of your famly at home, your Domestic Church.  Our study uses a program called Forming Ministers of God's Love; Catholic Parenting in the Domestic Church.  This small group experience gives parents a place to discuss real life daily struggles with a community of other parents centered around teachings and inspiration from Scripture to support the spiritual development of the entire family.  The bible-based program we use grows out of the belief that by participating actively in a supportive community, we experience God's guiding love as we navigate the challenges of daily life.  


What about the Online Session Reviews?

Online Session Reviews are what gets turned in during the weeks PREP is done at home, and when your child is absent.  Your child's book is not turned back in, it stays at home, so the online review is how your catechist knows if their class needs help understanding something.  Please have your child complete the review, email the results to yourself, and then forward to your catechist.  Below, you will find the link to access the reviews 1st thru 5th grade (Kindergarten does not have reviews):


Information on the 2022-23 Faith Formation (PREP) year:

  • Please CLICK HERE to view a parent letter that welcomes you to the new year of Faith Formation.
  • CLICK HERE to register for the 2022-23 year of PREP.
  • The 2022-23 Elementary PREP Calendar can be found HERE.
  • If you are interested in Sacramental formation, please visit our Sacramental Information page.


VBC Fun!  Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers who gave us their time with so much love and energy during camp.  You are truly amazing and a gift to our Parish!

Children's Rosary on Instagram!

The Family Fair is just the begining!  We are praying the rosary with our kids on Instagram begining July 1st!  The praying of this rosary is designed for parents with young children (12 and under).  We hope you join us, chime in your rosary experience, and feel ever closer to our blessed mother.  Start following us on instagram now, @sabb_rosary_kids!


Blessed Mother - Family Fair!

Thank you to all who came to our Family Fair, and a huge thanks to all of the volunteers that put so much time and love into the event.  Such beautiful devotion to Mary was witnessed during our fair!  The faith of a child is so pure and holy, it was a blessing to hear their sweet voices pray the rosary!