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October 23 Weekly Update

Posted on October 23, 2020 in: Weekly Update

October 23 Weekly Update

Sunday, October 25, 2020

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Coat Drive This Weekend BEFORE All Masses

The Respect Life Committee and SABB St. Vincent de Paul conference will hold their annual coat drive this weekend.

BRING clean and serviceable coats, hat, scarves and gloves
SEPARATED into labeled trash bags (men’s/women’s/children’s).
COME EARLY and drop off donations as you arrive for Mass.

Volunteers will be stationed outside 30 minutes prior to Mass with boxes designated for women, men and children's clothing.

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.




Mass Sign-Up

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

Sunday Commentary
Mass & Confession Times

Sister Parish Covenant Mass

Sunday, November 1, 9:30am (live-stream)

St. Andrew by the Bay

Join us in-person or via live-stream as we celebrate our annual Covenant Mass with our sister parishes, Transfiguration Catholic Community in Baltimore and San Francisco de Asis in El Salvador.

Holy Innocents Memorial Vespers Service

Sunday, November 1, 4:00-6:00pm

Our Lady of Victory Parish

Holy Innocents Ministry which cares for families at the moment of miscarriage to bury their child is hosting a Vespers service for families who have ever experienced miscarriage, pregnancy loss or any loss of children. There will be prayer, reflection, remembrance of the lives of these children, and fellowship – (social distancing will be followed). All are welcome to attend. Sunday, November 1, 2020     4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.   Our Lady of Victory Parish, 4414 Wilkens Ave, Arbutus, MD 21227.  For more information, please contact Holy Innocent Ministry at 410-547-3142 or at holyinnocents@archbalt.org or Father Patrick Carrion (Office of Cemetery Management, 410-547-5375, pcarrion@archbalt.org)

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!

Holy Hour for Life

Friday, November 6, 8-9am

Please join us to spend a quiet hour with Jesus!  The St. Andrew by the Bay Respect Life Committee will be hosting a Holy Hour for Life each month from 8-9am, immediately before each First Friday Mass.  The next Holy Hour for Life will be from 8-9am on Friday, November 6.  We hope to see you there!


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.                                                                                                                                                       



Knights of Columbus 5K Fun Run for the Food for Families Program

The St. Andrew by the Bay Knights of Columbus wants you to join us, our families and friends as we #run4Broadneck, a virtual fun run/walk 5K (3.1 miles), the week of November 7-15 to raise money to help support our Food for Families program. The Knights of Columbus Food for Families Program helps ensure as few people as possible go to bed hungry each night.  With your help, we can help those on the Broadneck Peninsula that are in need as we enter this upcoming holiday season. So, lace up your running shoes, invite and challenge your friends and family for this virtual 5K.

How to Participate:

  1. REGISTER by emailing Dan Fraser at Koc11552events@gmail.com.
  2. DONATE at https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/1594 and select KOC 5k fun run.  With a $20 Donation each participant will receive a #run4Broadneck Race Bib that can be picked up at St. Andrew by the Bay, after all masses the weekend of October 31-November 1.
  3. RUN OR WALK 5K (3.1 miles) anytime between November 7-15.
  4. SHARE your race time and photos with us (optional) by tagging us on Facebook- Knights of Columbus 11552- St. Andrew by the Bay.

For any additional questions please contact Dan Fraser at Koc11552events@gmail.com.

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 under Give/San Francisco De Asis Scholarship Fund, 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.

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 4 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.

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.




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