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October 30 Weekly Update

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October 30 Weekly Update

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Solemnity of All Saints


Sister Parish Covenant Mass

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

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.

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!




Mass Sign-Up

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

Sunday Commentary
Mass & Confession Times

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

Planning to participate virtually?

https://www.facebook.com/pg/ St.AndrewByTheBay/videos/

Remember to email stephany.crane@archbalt.org with the names of your deceased loved ones whose name you’d like us to read aloud.

Planning to attend in person?

Reserve your space here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a48aba92faa8-service1


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

Tuesday,  November 3

9:30-11:00am in the Library

(Limited Seating - Please contact Rita Ferry)

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).  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.  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 Virtual 5K Fun Run

Benefitting the Food for Families Program

November 7-15

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 November 7-8.
  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.

Blood Drive

Sunday, November 22


SIGN UP HERE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084caba92ea5fb6-standrew16

We encourage you to start eating iron-rich foods one week prior to donation.

To donate blood, you must be:

  • Between 17 and 74 years old; 16 with parental consent  
  • In good health;
  • At least 110 lbs;
  • You can give blood while taking most medications.

All donations benefit Anne Arundel Medical Center.  1 pint of blood can save up to 3 lives! 

I Stand with Pope Francis

Sign the Catholic petition for Just COVID and Climate Actionand joining the community supporting the Pope in his efforts to lead the way to a regenerative economy in response to the interconnected crises we face.


Thank You for Supporting Gabriel Network!

A Note of Thanks from SABB Respect Life Committee

On behalf of the Gabriel Network, we would like to thank you for your generous donations to SUPPORT LIFE.  On the few occasions when we ask for monetary donations, we realize the sacrifice you make in offering your support.  This year, in the midst of a pandemic and people facing all kinds of economic issues, SABB parishioners donated $1500.  This money will go for things as simple as diapers to helping fund the three Gabriel Network houses that offer shelter to women in crisis.  Our committee, very humbly and sincerely, says “THANK YOU”.

A Note of Thanks from Gabriel Network

The Gabriel Network would like to thank everyone who donated to the Baby Bottle Campaign in October.  Your generous donation of $1500.00 allows us to continue our mission of helping mothers and babies at risk. The link https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/standrewbythebay is still open if you'd like to contribute.  We are truly blessed to have St. Andrew's By the Bay Parish as a partner in this mission.




St. Vincent de Paul

Your St. Vincent de Paul Society is available to assist those in need on the Broadneck Peninsula. Meetings with Society representatives are kept completely CONFIDENTIAL. Due to Covid, there are no office hours.  Assistance is available by contacting Linda Rzepkowski at 410-533-8333 or linda.rzepkowski@gmail.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



Parish Library Reopens November 8
Sundays, 9:00-11:00am
Social Distancing and masks required because we love you.
Entrance limited to 2 families or 4 individuals.
The Chosen: Episodes 5-8
View on your own NOW & Discuss November 18

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.

  • On October 28, we discussed the first 4 episodes.
  • Check out episodes 5-8
  • Join a discussion with Fr. Andrew on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00pm

Click here for further details and Zoom link

The Four Gospels

7:00-8:00pm Mondays

Final Session November 2

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.