Events

Events & Series

Six Dates For Catholic Couples: The Virtues

Beginning September 2019
September 21, October 19, November 16, 2019
January 25, February 22, March 21, 2020
Contact: Chanda Manturuk, chanda@standrewbythebay.org / 410-974-4366

Six Saturday nights designed to help strengthen your marriage. Childcare included.  About one evening a month, come to the parish center to drop off the children, watch a short video, and have plenty of time for you and your spouse to go to dinner and reflect on your marriage.

The topics: the four Cardinal Virtues:  prudence, justice, courage and temperance.  Like four hinges that open the door to success in life, these virtues help us grow and mature as persons.

"Moderation and prudence, justice and fortitude, and nothing in life is more useful than these."  (Wisdom 8:5-7)

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Ananias Training - How You Can Journey With Others On The Path Of Discipleship

Monday Mornings Or Tuesday Evenings
Tuesday evenings, January 14 - February 18, 2020
Monday mornings, January 20 - February 24, 2020
Come to the first session to check it out, no strings attached.

Ananias Training provides practical skills to help everyday Catholics -- like you! -- live out your call to spiritually journey with others.  You might feel uncomfortable and unqualified with conversations of faith - so did Ananias, whom God called to companion Saul.  But Ananias' willingness to be an instrument of God's grace at a key moment of Paul's conversion was a game changer.

You'll discover how to:

  • Listen to another's story;
  • Discern where you - and others - are on the faith journey;
  • Share the story of your own faith journey (and as you share, come to know Jesus Christ more deeply);
  • Tell the Great Story of Jesus Christ.

Retreat: "Who Do You Say That I Am?"

Saturday, January 25, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

The Great Story of Jesus Retreat
Who Do You Say That I Am?
Saturday, January 28, 2020
(breakfast and lunch included)

The Great Story of Jesus:  why he came, how he came, his life, his death, his resurrection and ascension.  His invitation for each and every man and woman to encounter him in order to make the choice to follow him.  This is the kerygma, a Greek word meaning "proclamation."

"Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction."    ̶  Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, 2005

Come encounter Him anew, the Great Story of Jesus all in one experience, and see what happens.  Please reserve your space after Christmas on this site.


Penny Book Sale

Sunday, March 1, 2020
Upper Hall after all Sunday Masses.
Coffee and donuts, too!

Books, books, everywhere!  A chance to pick up some good reads and bolster your faith -- spiritual reading, scripture, reflection, practical faith, even fiction -- and help us make space in our library at the same time!  Donuts and coffee too.


Earth Day

Sunday April 19, 2020
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Enjoy music, food, childrens activities, critters and so much more -- the SPCA, Department of Natural Resources, bonsai, master gardeners, bee keepers....  And discover new ways to care for all of God's creation.

"There can be no renewal of our relationship with nature without a renewal of humanity itself."  - Pope Francis, Laudato Si


Women's Silent Retreat

Dates - TBD
Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, Wernersville, PA
Cost includes meals, room, use of facilities
Contact: Martha Monaghan, marthamonaghan46@gmail.com

Come away for a weekend of quiet, peace, and prayer with your sisters in Christ.  You won't be sorry you did.


Resurrection of the Messiah

Wednesdays, April 22, 29 and May 6, 13
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Deacon Tony Norcio

Four Gospels.  Four resurrection narratives.  What does it all mean, and why does it all matter?