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August 7 Weekly Update

Posted on August 07, 2020 in: Weekly Update

August 7 Weekly Update

Saturday, August 8 & Sunday, August 9 Masses

There's still plenty of room at this weekend's Masses!  Sign-up remains open until filled, so feel free to sign up right until the last minute.  

CLICK HERE to sign up for Mass.

Sign-up now open for Masses through August 30.


Calling all Ushers and Eucharistic Ministers

We are in need of 2 trained Eucharistic Ministers and 2 trained Ushers to assist as "Ministers of Hospitality" at each Sunday Mass.  The role of these ministers is to greet parishioners as they arrive and assist with seating and ushering during the Mass.  We ask that volunteers arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to Mass.  

Sign up is now available using Ministry Scheduler Pro - CLICK HERE to log in).  For your safety, anyone considered vulnerable will not be allowed to serve in this capacity.  For further details, please contact the parish office at 410-974-4366 or email Richard at destwolr7@gmail.com.


September 12, 8-11am - Little Sisters of the Poor 2020 Nun Run (Virtual)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 7th annual Nun Run will be a virtual race!  Run in your neighborhood, on your favorite trail or on your treadmill.  By signing up, you are a Superhero to the Little Sisters of the Poor and the Residents of St. Martin’s Home who thankfully depend on you for your continued generosity!  Know that the Little Sisters and Residents will be cheering virtually as you run or walk!  (Don’t forget to register with your parish name for the Parish Pride award!)

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND REGISTRATION https://www.charmcityrun.com/calendar/little-sisters-of-the-poor-nun-run-5k-and-1-mile-runwalk).  Contact adevbaltimore@littlesistersofthepoor.org with questions.


Coming Next Week: The History of the Church in 5 Hours
7:00-8:00pm Mondays, August 10-September 14 (excluding Labor Day)

Deacon Dave Tengwall takes us on a Zoom journey through time. Discover how we got from Jesus and Peter to the People of God and Pope Francis.



Zoom Conversation on Faith
Wednesday, August 12, 7:00-8:00pm

Bible Background:  What is revelation? How did the Bible actually come to be? What’s its real purpose for me?

Bring your questions.  If you have time, read this article from USCCB if you have time.


Questions? Contact stephany.crane@archbalt.org.



PREP Registration Now Open for All Grades

CLICK HERE for a message from Ms. Jen about this year's Elementary PREP program!

Elementary PREP registration link:


MS/HS PREP registration link:


Click HERE for PREP registration details


Mass Intentions

We are now able to schedule Mass intentions by phone only (the parish office remains closed to the public).  To schedule a Mass intention, please 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.  


Ministry Leader Meetings

Fr. Andrew is looking forward to meeting with the ministry leaders of our parish ministries.  If you are a ministry leader and have not yet had a chance to meet with Fr. Andrew, please contact the parish office at 410-974-4366 to arrange an in-person or virtual meeting.  


Caring for Creation

In his encyclical  “Laudato Si’” Pope Francis  calls St Francis of Assisi his “guide and inspiration”.

‘' Faithful to the Scriptures, he invites us to see nature as a magnificent book in which God speaks to us and grants us a glimpse of his infinite beauty and goodness”. (12)


“The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change.   The Creator does not abandon us; He never forsakes his loving plan or repents of having created us.  Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home.” (13)

“I urgently appeal, then for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet.  We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all.” (14)


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.


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.