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July 3 Weekly Update

Posted on July 03, 2020 in: Weekly Update

July 3 Weekly Update

Welcome, Fr. Andrew!

4th of July 9:00 a.m. Mass added

live-stream & open to the public; no reservation required

Daily Mass Live-Stream & Open to the Public (limit 110)

Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri. at 9:00 a.m. (live-stream)

Morning Prayer with Holy Communion

Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.


Wednesdays 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Benediction at 10:45 a.m.


By appointment

Weekend Masses BY RESERVATION ONLY (limit 110)

Signup for Masses is emailed via Flocknote; contact 410-974-4366 for assistance.

CLICK HERE to sign up for Flocknote.


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 contact the parish office at 410-974-4366.



Saturday, July 4, 5:00 p.m.*
Sunday, July 5, 8:30* & 10:30 a.m.

*Space remaining at time of email


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, July 11, 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 12, 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.

Reservation Request link and details will be sent out via Flocknote on Sunday, July 5 at noon. Those who attended weekend Mass on July 4-5 are asked to wait until midweek (Tuesday morning) to sign up again, so that those who have not yet had the opportunity to attend weekend Mass may do so.


PREP Registration (All Grades)

PREP registration opens July 7 for all grades.  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


Mass Intentions

We are now able to schedule Mass intentions by phone only (the parish office remains closed to the public) for Masses dated July 1 and after.  To schedule, call the office Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30am-12:30pm.  Donations for Mass intentions may be mailed to the office or dropped in the offertory with "Mass Intention" in the memo.  We are unable to distribute Mass cards to parishioners at this time; however, parish staff will mail Mass cards directly from the office to the recipient upon request.  


July 12 Blood Drive Cancelled

The blood drive scheduled for July 12 has been cancelled.  Please mark your calendar for our new scheduled blood drive on Sunday, October 4.  For details on making a private appointment to make a blood donation, contact the AAMC Blood Donor Center.  https://aahs.org/Get-Care/Blood-Donor-Center/


Preschool Update

If all goes as planned, St. Andrew by the Bay Preschool will start on schedule in the fall!  Our first day of classes will be Tuesday, September 8.  We are going to be changing things up a little to be in cooperation with social distancing regulations.

  • Teachers will most likely wear masks all day, but definitely at drop-off and pick-up.
  • Drop-off and pick-up will be via parking lot to limit the number of people in the building.
  • Toys and surfaces will be cleaned multiple times a day.
  • Children will practice standing with their arms out to their sides to keep distance between each other.
  • Hand sanitizing stations have been installed in every classroom.

We will have spaces available in our MWT & T/Th 2s, T/Th 3s, and M-F 4’s.  (These are all morning classes.)

Upcoming Dates:

August 26 – Orientation for parents new to the preschool, 6:30pm in the Upper Hall 

August 27 – Classroom open houses 

September 8 – First day of school for T/Th classes

September 9 – First day of school for MWF classes

 *The 2020/2021 school year calendar can also be found on our website by clicking HERE.


Sister Parish Update

Dear Parish Community of St. Andrew by the Bay,

As a sister parish of San Francisco de Asís in El Salvador, we are united in showing your gratitude to Father Jeff for all his service as pastor of St. Andrew by the Bay. On the one hand, his transfer saddens us, because his kindness, concern, and care for our parish and for this sister parish relationship have always been of great human and spiritual quality. We have a strong memory of his visit with us and he has always earned the affection and the heart of this whole parish. On the other hand, this is evidence of his service and faithfulness to God’s plan that, after so many years, he takes on a new phase in his priestly ministry and opens himself in service to the needs of the Church and the diocese. We send our best wishes to Father Jeff in his new post.

Our hearts are grateful for all that the parishes of San Francisco de Asís and St. Andrew by the Bay have shared in terms of parish life during this whole period in which Father Jeff has served in the community. We have believed in brotherhood and in solidarity, and we have always felt supported and motivated in our needs and in the enrichment of this lovely sister parish bond. The support, always close to the parish, the concern for our journey, the strengthening of the scholarship project, the shared prayer, have been characteristic of the closeness between Father Jeff and us. With sincerity and from the heart, we can affirm that his brotherly care and his priestly ministry have been for us a blessing that has given abundant fruit.

Many thanks, Father Jeff, for so much love that you have given us, for all your prayers for us, for all your support and for your great generosity to our community. Count on our continuing prayers always, our friendship and our brotherhood. Besides being an important part of the history of St. Andrew by the Bay, I can tell you with complete certainty that you also form part of the history of this parish community of San Francisco de Asís, having written some

 Many, many thanks!!! A huge hug from this whole parish community which holds you forever in our hearts.


The Sister Parish of San Francisco de Asís in Mejicanos, El Salvador

of its most beautiful pages and moments.


Caring for Creation

Chapter 1, Section 1: Pollution and Climate Change

In the first chapter of Laudato Si', Pope Francis refers to "a throwaway culture which affects the excluded just as it quickly reduces things to rubbish." (22)

He provides the example of paper, most of which we throw away rather than recycle after it has been used once.

He later continues: "our industrial system, at the end of its cycle of production and consumption, has not developed the capacity to absorb and reuse waste and by-products. We have not yet managed to adopt a circular model of production capable of preserving resources for present and future generations, while limiting as much as possible the use of non-renewable resources, moderating their consumption, maximizing their efficient use, reusing and recycling them."



Chesterton Academy

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.