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October 16 Weekly Update

Posted on October 16, 2020 in: Weekly Update

October 16 Weekly Update

Sunday, October 18, 2020

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time


THANK YOU for your generous support of our parish.

Our 2020 Annual Report is now available on our website.




Mass Sign-Up

For assistance, call 410-974-4366 or email sabbanna@archbalt.org.

Sunday Commentary
Mass & Confession Times



Service of Prayer & Remembrance

Sunday, November 1, 7:00-8:00pm

Join us in prayer as we remember our loved ones gone before us, support one another, and stand in witness to our own grief and the grief of others.

Reserve your space to join us in person: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a48aba92faa8-service1

Or livestream the service on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ St.AndrewByTheBay/videos/

Please email us the names of those deceased for whom we should pray aloud at the service: stephany.crane@archbalt.org

40 Days for Life Fall Campaign

September 23 - November 1.  Visit https://www.40daysforlife.com/annapolis for information on how you can join this ongoing peaceful vigil to pray for abortion providers and mothers to discover the avenues and possibilities for choosing life over death.  The 40 Days for Life Campaign has been successful in saving clinic directors like Abby Johnson of the book and movie “Unplanned”,  clinic doctors, workers, mothers, and thousands of babies from the harm of abortion. Join us!

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer shawls and prayer cards are available for pickup in the Narthex.  Please complete a card with the name of the person who will receive the shawl so that the ministry can pray for them.

Parishioners are invited to join our prayer shawl ministry by making a shawl for those who are sick, bereaved, or otherwise in need of comfort. The next meeting is Tuesday, November 3. You can also knit from home. The pattern is simple and yarn is provided (or you can bring your own).

For more information, please contact Rita Ferry at 410-757-6657 or ritaf1@comcast.net.

Divine Breath Yoga

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:15pm, Upper Hall

Find Rest.  Each evening centers around a scripture meditation and incorporates deep breaths with gentle, injury-friendly movements, stretches, and balances to use the whole body for prayer. The SABB yoga ministry began in 2017 and is led by parishioner and Yahweh Yoga Certified Yoga Instructor, Candace Decker. It is a free, year-round ministry to relax and restore the body, mind, and soul (watch the parish calendar for cancellations).

Masks will be worn & appropriate social distancing will be maintained at all times; signed waivers are required for all participants.  Bring a mat/blanket/towel (no shared yoga supplies), mask and sanitizing wipes.  Participants can also join seated in a chair (please wipe down after use). Do not attend if you have a fever, exhibit symptoms, or were exposed to the novel coronavirus/COVID-19.

For those at home, Candace films chair yoga, meditation, and mat-based yoga practices to share online at the YouTube "Divine Breath Yoga with Candace" channel (the link is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfQllKLNtIsPQh6IkLvazVw/.

E-mail candace@DivineBreathYoga.com or call (937) 802-4325 for further details.                                                                                                                                                       



Annual Coat Drive

October 24-25 after all Masses

The Respect Life Committee and SABB St. Vincent de Paul conference will once again hold an annual coat drive on the weekend of October 24-25.

  • Please check out your closets to see if your have any clean and serviceable coats, hat, scarves and gloves that you no longer use.
  • Separate items into men’s/women’s/children’s clothing and place in labeled trash bags.
  • Drop off your donations in boxes designated for women, men and children's clothing as you arrive for Mass.

Thank you for all your past contributions and in advance for this year's donations which will help keep the vulnerable in our community warm.

Tootsie Roll Drive


Through your generous support, the Knights of Columbus raised over $1125 this past weekend during their Tootsie Roll Drive!  100% of these proceeds will go to local organizations directly benefitting children and adults with intellectual challenges and to the Special Olympics.

Contributions to the Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Campaign can be made online through 10/18 at:

https://www.standrewbythebay.org/Give/Online-Giving (Select K of C Tootsie Roll Drive).

Gabriel Network

Virtual Baby Bottle Campaign Continues

You can still contribute to the Baby Bottle Campaign online  www.justgiving.com/campaign/standrewbythebay or by check payable to “Gabriel Network” with St. Andrew by the Bay in the memo.  Please submit checks to Gabriel Network, PO Box 2116, Bowie, MD 20718.

For further details, visit:


All Trees Adopted!

Mulch Donations Needed

Thanks to everyone for adopting all the trees and shrubs for the Woodland Edge Restoration Project! We are so blessed to live and worship in a community where so many want to take care of this beautiful earth God has given us. We are still in need of donations for the 38 yards of mulch to protect the newly planted trees and shrubs. To donate, please submit check to the parish office (payable to SABB with 'Mulch' in the memo).

Thank you, Mary Smith and Cathy Tengwall

Find out more about the project at eco.mksmithdesign.com or contact Mary Smith mksmith2337@gmail.com or Cathy Tengwall cathy1542@gmail.com.

For more information on our St. Andrew by the Bay Creation Care Team, click here.

Let the School Bells Ring: San Francisco de Asis Scholarship Drive

Oct. 31-Nov. 1 & Nov. 7-8

The weekends of October 31-November 1 and November 7-8, we will be asking for your help in letting the young people from our sister parish, San Francisco de Asis, continue their education.  This amazing group will make a difference in the future of El Salvador. The cost is $70 per month for a college student and $30 for a high schooler.


You can make a donation on the parish website using the Giving tab, or in person donations can be made after Mass with a check or cash. Any amount is accepted.  Gracias, gracias, gracias!



You Are Not Alone

September was mental health awareness month...but mental illness can happen to anyone at any time, and it is not the result of a lack of faith or weakness of character. If you or anyone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please call the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text GO to 741741 to reach a trained Crisis Counselor. You are not alone.

Come to the Waters One Day Retreat

A Day of Healing, Reconciliation, and Prayer

Saturday, October 24, 2020

The retreat is held in a Baltimore City area confidential location.  If you are interested in attending a retreat or would like to speak with a peer minister, a priest or counselor, please call 410.625.8419, text 410.299.9345 or email projectrachel@archbalt.org.  All of services are confidential.  For more information on Project Rachel, visit https://hopeafterabortion.com/.

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.


Adult Faith Formation Opportunities


The Chosen

Experience The Chosen, season 1 of a stirring multi-season event. See Jesus Christ through the eyes of those who knew him, and perhaps you’ll get to know him better yourself.  This series is for everyone, no matter where you are on your journey.

  • Watch the 1st four episodes in the next few weeks
  • Join a discussion with Fr. Andrew on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00pm
  • We’ll discuss the last 3 episodes on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00pm

Click here for further details and Zoom link

The Four Gospels

7:00-8:00pm Mondays

October 5 – November 2, 2020

Deacon Tony Norcio takes us on a dive into all 4 Gospels. You’ll be surprised at what you don’t know. Who-what-where-when? And mostly – why?  Come away with a new appreciation of these Gospel writers and the Christ they reveal.

No registration required. Click the link below a few minutes before 7 p.m. to attend. (Same link for all 5 Mondays.)


Facilitator: Deacon Tony Norcio

In the Beginning - The First Five Books of the BIble

7:00-8:00 p.m. Mondays

November 9 – December 7, 2020

Travel with Gisela Barry and the pilgrim people of the Pentateuch from the first light of Creation to the brink of the Promised Land. Enter the world of the Hebrews and see the journey, and the God who led them, from their perspective.

Here’s the link for all 5 Mondays.


Facilitator: Gisela Barry

Our Moral Life in Christ

Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00am

Join Gisela Barry for this ongoing study that is is especially helpful to parents who need to teach their children a moral lifestyle.

Contact: Gisela Barry at gbarry1944@aol.com.


Zoom Conversations on Faith

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00pm

New topic weekly.  Engaging guests.  Good conversation.

Contact: stephany.crane@archbalt.org.

Walking With Purpose 2020-21

Thursdays, Morning & Evening Sessions

Walking with Purpose (WWP) is a women's Scripture-based faith sharing group, offering personal study and small group discussions that link everyday challenges and struggles with teachings of Christ and the Church. Groups run from late September through May with flexible meeting options.

Our study this year is a journey throughout Scripture where we’ll discover the relevance of Old and New Testament wisdom to our daily challenges. In this 22-lesson study, we’ll explore Biblical ideas for managing life’s pace and pressure while living with calm and steadiness. Your lifestyle of health and holiness awaits!

To learn more and register, please visit our ministry website at: https://www.standrewbythebay.org/Connect/Grow-Learn/Programs-for-Women

For questions, contact Shannon Pierce at sabbwwp@gmail.com.



Virtual Healthcare Symposium

Saturday, October 24, 2020, 7:45am - 12:45pm

Caring for the Continuum of Life 2020 presented by Chesapeake Supportive Care, Hospice of the Chesapeake and Chesapeake Life Center.  For details, visit https://caringforlifemd.org/.

Modified Parish Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:30pm

Staff may also be reached via email (for a complete listing of staff emails from the cover of our parish bulletin, click HERE).  

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