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November 20 Weekly Update

Posted on November 19, 2020 in: Weekly Update

November 20 Weekly Update

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Solemnity of Christ the King

Second Collection: Little Sisters of the Poor

LAST OUTDOOR MASS THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22

 

PRAYER & WORSHIP

 

Mass Sign-Up

LAST OUTDOOR MASS IS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22.  Sign-Up required for ALL Masses beginning Sunday, November 29.

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

Sunday Commentary
Mass & Confession Times

2020 Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve, December 24

Masses at 4:00, 6:00, 8:00 & 10:00pm

Christmas Day, December 25

Masses at 7:00 & 10:00am

Christmas Mass sign-up link will be sent out via Flocknote on Friday, November 27.


Coming Wednesdays in Advent (beginning Dec 2)

Daily Mass 9:00am (live-stream)

Adoration 9:30am-7:00pm

2 Adorers Needed for each 30-minute increment (additional adorers welcome).  Sign Up HERE

Confession 5:00-6:45pm

Mass 7:00pm (live-stream)


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:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a48aba92faa8-advent5

Or join us on livestream here:

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

 


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 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. 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 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfQllKLNtIsPQh6IkLvazVw/.

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


SERVICE TO GOD'S PEOPLE

 

Support the Little Sisters of the Poor

The Little Sisters of the Poor are an international congregation of Roman Catholic women religious founded in 1839 by Saint Jeanne Jugan. Together with a diverse network of collaborators, we serve the elderly poor in over 30 countries around the world.

Continuing the work of Saint Jeanne Jugan, their MISSION is to offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family and accompanied with dignity until God calls them to himself.

Due to Covid, the Little Sisters of the Poor in Baltimore are unable to pay a visit to St. Andrew by the Bay to speak directly to us.  Click here for a video message from the Little Sisters.

Please consider contributing to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Baltimore by visiting their website here.

 


Tree Maintenance

Woodland Edge Restoration

November 21

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e48afac2ba02-helping



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

Questions? 
Cathy Tengwall • cathy1542@gmail.com
Mary Smith • mksmith2337@gmail.com


Blood Drive

Sunday, November 22

8:30am-1:30pm

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! 


THANK YOU

Two weeks ago, The Respect Life Ministry, along with the St. Vincent dePaul Ministry, sponsored our annual coat drive.  You may wonder, how do coats relate to Respect Life?  Our ministry is to ALL life, the unborn, the elderly, everyone who deserves our help and respect.  This year, well over 100 coats, along with gloves, hats, etc., were donated.  In the next few weeks, the coats will be distributed to our sister Parish - Transfiguration, the Baltimore homeless, and House of Hope in Glen Burnie.  THANK YOU for all that you do as a Parish to support our various efforts.


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. 

 

 

CARE AND SUPPORT

 

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.


GROW & LEARN

Adult Faith Formation Opportunities

 

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:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a48aba92faa8-advent4

or email stephany.crane@archbalt.org

 

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.

https://zoom.us/j/91376763533?pwd=YUo5R3VTUElReUxRYXMzYnRDeE5tQT09

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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0F4CAAAA28A02-ready

 

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.