November 13 Weekly Update

Posted on November 12, 2020 in: Weekly Update

November 13 Weekly Update

Sunday, November 15, 2020

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Second Collection: Catholic Campaign for Human Development




Mass Sign-Up

For assistance, call 410-974-4366 or email

Sunday Commentary
Mass & Confession Times

Coming Wednesdays in Advent

Masses 9:00am & 7:00pm

Adoration 9:30am-7:00pm

Adoration Sign-Up Coming Soon

Confession 5:00-6:30pm

Taizé Prayer for Peace and Hope in the Dark of December

Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 7:00pm

Scripture readings, sung prayer, silent reflection in the quiet candle-lit church.  All are welcome.


Reserve your space to be there in person:

Or join us on livestream here:


Prayer Shawl Ministry

1st Tuesday of the Month

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

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. Masks will be worn & appropriate social distancing will be maintained at all times.  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

E-mail 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
  2. DONATE at 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

Shrub Planting & Tree Maintenance

Woodland Edge Restoration

2 Dates Available  • 11/14 & 11/21

Sign up here:


Woodland Edge Restoration Shrub Planting: 11/14
* 6 teams needed • Per time slot
* Each 'team' will plant 4-6 shrubs
* A 'team' consists of 1-5 persons from the same household. Age 10 or older

Tree Maintenance of the trees parishoners planted 4 years ago: 11/21
* 27 teams needed 
* A 'team' consists of persons from the same household - no age limit.
* Weed around your tree, restake if needed, spread mulch. 
* Mulch movers also needed

Due to Covid - Please bring your own water, gloves and shovels!!!

Details on Woodland Edge Project HERE

Cathy Tengwall •
Mary Smith •

Blood Drive

Sunday, November 22



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! 

Virtual Trees of Compassion

Details coming soon on our 2020 Virtual Trees of Compassion.  In lieu of traditional tags on the trees and gifts dropped off in the Narthex, parishioners will be offered a list of local organizations who are in need of gift cards, checks or volunteer service, with details on where to mail contributions. 





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

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 Stay Healthy and be safe. God Bless you.


Adult Faith Formation Opportunities



Parish Library Reopening Postponted

Check back for reopening information in the new year.

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 NOW, then join a discussion with Fr. Andrew on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00pm.

Click here for further details and Zoom link

Advent Awakenings

Small groups to deepen your faith and renew your connection to community.

Christmas will be different this year, but Emmanuel, God-With-Us is certainly present, no matter what.

Come to know him better. Awaken to his presence.

Meet on the days and times of your choice, virtually on Zoom or in-person at the parish center.  Groups begin meeting the first week of Advent.


Sign up individually or with others as a group here:

or email


We’ll use Renew International’s “Advent Awakenings” ($6 each, CHECKS ONLY, payable to St. Andrew by the Bay with "Advent Booklet" in the memo).  Booklet pickup is available:

Weekdays at the parish center between 9:00am and 12:00pm

Outside the church after Mass on Saturday, November 21, 5:00-5:15pm

Outside the church between Masses on Sunday, November 22, 9:00-9:30am or 10:30-11:30am

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

Advent Materials for ALL Parishioners

Saturday, November 21

All are invited to stop by the church (outside) on Saturday, November 21 from 6:00-7:00pm to pick up materials we are offering to help you grow closer to Christ this Advent.  We will be offering free Advent wreath kits for those who need them (supplies limited), Advent books for adults and children...and of course Santa with his elves to wave hello to the children.  Gloves will be used for materials distribution as well as masks/social distancing at all times.  

Ready, Set...Advent!

For Families with Children

Sunday, November 29

10:30am & 1:00pm

Upper Hall


Sign up here:


Let’s safely gather and welcome the season of Advent with family discussion and a craft!

We will be having no more than 15 families at a session, with the room being sanitized between groups.  More session times will be added later in the week, as they fill up.  Hand Sanitizing stations will be provided, masks required, and one family per table.

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.