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August 21 Weekly Update

Posted on August 21, 2020 in: Weekly Update

August 21 Weekly Update

Sunday, August 23, 2020

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Click HERE for this Sunday's Commentary
There's plenty of room for you at Mass this weekend!

Sign-up remains open until filled, so feel free to sign up right until the last minute.  For assistance, please call 410-974-4366 during office hours or email sabbanna@archbalt.org.

CLICK HERE for Mass Sign-Up (details below)












Taize Prayer

Sunday, September 20, 8-9pm

Join us for an evening of prayer and comfort in these anxious times.  Let beautiful music and Scripture wash over you. Find a refuge of peace.

Participate virtually HERE or reserve your spot to join us in the church HERE.

Masks and social distancing required.  Please join us virtually instead if you have Covid symptoms or have recently been exposed.


Do Your Best Virtual 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk

Saturday, September 19, 8am-noon

Fee: $30  ($5 off for family of four or more).  Click this link for details and registration: https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/Arnold/4thAnnualStefanieAshdownDoYourBest5k


Novena for our Nation

August 15 - October 7

The Novena for our Nation” is a national prayer campaign that invites everyone from around the nation to join in praying the very powerful 54-Day Rosary Novena, from the Feast of the Assumption on August 15 to the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on October 7.  Save the date for October 11 - Intercessory Prayer Meeting and Rosary Coast to Coast at 2pm in the Church.


Parish Office Hours

Although the parish office remains closed to the public, limited staff are onsite and available to assist callers Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:30pm.  Staff may also be reached via email.  For assistance obtaining contact information for a staff member, call the office or email sabbanna@archbalt.org.

If you are in urgent need of a priest after hours, please call the main line at 410-974-4366 for instructions.


Chores & More is Here to Help!

If you or someone you know is a shut-in, temporarily homebound of any age or just home from the hospital and needs assistance, many Broadneck Peninsula residents turn to Chores and More for assistance when they need a short-term helping hand. Volunteer services are available 7 days a week. Services include needing a ride to the grocery store, doctor or hospital…or if you have questions about other services and resources to help someone in a time of need, or you would like to volunteer, call 443-808-3875 during their office hours 9:00am-12:00pm (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) or email choresandmore3@gmail.com. Stay Healthy and be safe. God Bless you.


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.


Our Children’s Faith Formation Program (PREP)  needs Aides for this year’s program!

Being an Aide for Children’s Faith Formation has never been easier!  If there was ever a year to learn more about our program and “get your feet wet” in Children’s Ministry, it is this year!  We currently need about 8 volunteers.  This is a low time commitment and all done virtually at home whenever you have time during the week.  Please contact Jen at jminor@standrewbythebay.org for more information.


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.


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
Next Session: Wednesday, August 26, 7:00-8:00pm

New topic weekly. Engaging guests. Good conversation.

Zoom link coming soon via Flocknote and under Announcements on our website.

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.  Ministry leaders with questions regarding resumption of in-person activities should email sabbanna@archbalt.org.


Caring for Creation

The Chesapeake Bay Begins in Your Own Backyard

We all have a stake in at least one part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: our own neighborhood, our own street, our own field, or our own back yard.  Cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay begins with cleaning up our own little part of it.  The headwaters of the bay are in our backyards.  We may not feel that we are close to the Bay, but water always flows down hill and if we live within the Chesapeake bay Watershed, whatever water leaves our downspout or flows off our driveway or the roof of our place of worship ultimately ends up in a local stream and eventually in the Bay.

Where Does Your Water Flow?  Search for your back yard at https://mywaterway.epa.gov/



Preschool Update

St. Andrew by the Bay Preschool will start on schedule in the fall! Our first day of classes will be Tuesday, September 8.

  • Please be prepared to drop your child off at the front entrance to the parish hall (double glass doors) beginning at 8:45.  We will meet you there, take temperatures, sanitize hands and escort your child to his/her teacher.  (Parents of 2s will enter through the preschool doors and proceed downstairs, after temps and sanitizing.)
  • We have been working hard to clean our rooms and make everything ready for the children, and we are very excited for the new school year. 
  • Please follow our Facebook page (St. Andrew by the Bay Preschool) to get updates on our school.

Upcoming Dates:

August 26 – ONLINE Orientation for parents new to the preschool, 6:30pm 

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.