Parish Center Update: Due to current restrictions, the parish office and preschool remain CLOSED and ALL events and activities at the parish center are CANCELLED until further notice. Parish staff continue to work primarily from home with limited and rotating hours in the office, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm. Staff are most easily accessible via email, but may also be reached at 410-974-4366.
Daily Masses are now open to the public (limit 80)
Weekend Masses BY RESERVATION ONLY (limit 80)
Adoration: Wednesdays 9:30am-12:00pm
Confession: Wednesday, June 17 & 24 from 9:45-11:00 a.m. (revised schedule as of 06/15/2020).
Saturday Confessions cancelled through end of June.
Signup for Masses is emailed via Flocknote at noon on the Sunday prior to the upcoming Mass. CLICK HERE to sign up for Flocknote. For assistance with Mass reservation requests, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-974-4366.
Ministers of Hospitality Needed
We are in need of Ministers of Hospitality to serve at weekend Masses. At this time, we are only able to accept volunteers who have previously completed training as an Usher, Eucharistic Minister or Welcome Desk Minister, and those who are considered vulnerable will not be allowed to serve in this capacity. Anyone interested should email email@example.com or contact the parish office at 410-974-4366.
Saturday, June 13, 5:00 p.m. & Sunday, June 14, 10:00 a.m.
BY RESERVATION ONLY
LIMITED TO 80 SIGN-UPS (NOW FULL)
Walk-Ins for Weekend Masses are not permitted at this time due to advanced seating preparations required to ensure the safety and proper social distancing of those in attendance. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Saturday, June 20, 5:00 p.m. & Sunday, June 21, 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.
BY RESERVATION ONLY
LIMITED TO 80 SIGN-UPS
Reservation Request link and details will be sent out via Flocknote on Sunday, June 14 at noon. Those who attended weekend Mass on June 7 or June 13-14 are asked to wait until midweek (Wednesday morning) to sign up again, so that those who have not yet had the opportunity to attend weekend Mass may do so. Problems making a reservation request? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-974-4366.
Donations that would have been received through our Summer Madness program are needed for Lighthouse Shelter. CLICK HERE TO DONATE.
National eGiving Day-June 20, 2020
The past few months have been challenging for all of us. Despite temporary closures of parishes like ours, we have never waned in our faith as Catholics or in our commitment to our shared mission and ministry. This year, I wanted to let you know that Saturday, June 20, 2020 is not only the first day of summer, it’s also National eGiving Day (electronic giving) and an opportunity for you to help St. Andrew by the Bay.
We can take joy in this celebration, as the response to eGiving in our church, especially over the last few months, has been wonderful and is a continued blessing to our parish! Please consider signing up for our On-line Giving program and help power our ministry during the summer so we can continue to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those in our parish family and community impacted by the coronavirus and possible job losses. By embracing on-line giving, you will simplify your giving and help provide our parish with consistent support. This is especially important in the summer months, when many families may be out of town some weekends--while others may still be uncomfortable attending Mass in person.
CLICK HERE to join in this challenge by signing up for Online Giving. May God bless you and your loved ones during the summer and throughout the year.
Fr Jeff Farewell Drive-By June 28
The Knights of Columbus are coordinating a Farewell Drive-By on Sunday, June 28, to give all parishioners the opportunity to wave farewell and offer well-wishes to Fr. Jeff from their car as they drive in a slow procession through the Church parking lot. Specific times and safety details (to coordinate traffic flow) will be coming soon via Flocknote.
We are unable to schedule Mass intentions or send Mass cards at this time. If you would like to have a loved one remembered in prayer during a Mass, please email Fr. Jeff the person's name, pronunciation and whether they are living or deceased no earlier than the day prior to the Mass, and Fr. Jeff will include their name in the Prayer of the Faithful.
Building and Maintenance Fund
This weekend, the second Sunday of the month, our second collection is for our Building and Maintenance Fund. Your contributions enable us to keep our parish facilities and equipment in top operating condition and allow us to congregate and worship in pleasant surroundings. Thank you for your support!
Caring for Creation
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that textile waste occupies nearly 5 percent of all landfill space. This month, shop for clothing at a consignment store instead of buying new. This might feel like an obstacle while we're social distancing, but you can find great online sites for browsing secondhand clothes, including ThredUp and Poshmark.
Joyfully classical high school in the Catholic tradition! Chesterton Academy of Annapolis, an independent high school offering a college preparatory curriculum centered on the Incarnation of Jesus Christ, is accepting applications for 9th-12th grades for Fall of 2020. The classical curriculum develops complete thinkers who learn to draw on faith and reason for the purpose of building a culture of life. For more information and to view the Academy's virtual open house with 17 other Chesterton Academies nationally, visit ChestertonAcademyOfAnnapolis.org.