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September 11 Weekly Update

Posted on September 11, 2020 in: Weekly Update

September 11 Weekly Update

Sunday, September 13, 2020

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass Sign-Up

Please remove your sign-up if you are unable to attend.

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

Sunday Commentary
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Re-Opening Update
As a staff, we are hoping that the next stage of our gradual re-opening is near.
We are now in the process of implementing new sanitization procedures with the opening of our preschool on September 8.
While the state moves into Phase III, we await decisions from county and archdiocesan leadership. 
So at this time the parish office remains closed and no events are being scheduled inside; and many previously scheduled events that remain on our master calendar are still subject to cancellation.
But we should have more news soon.
We continue to pray for all those suffering with Covid19, and trust that God will bring us through this pandemic together. 

Ministry Leaders

If you are a ministry leader and have not yet had a chance to meet with Fr. Andrew, please contact the office to arrange an in-person or virtual meeting.  Ministry leaders with questions regarding resumption of in-person activities should email sabbanna@archbalt.org.  Ministry leaders are also asked to email a current list of participants to diane.escherich@archbalt.org for Virtus (STAND) training verification.

Parish Office Hours

Limited staff are onsite to assist callers Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:30pm.  Staff may also be reached via email.  For assistance obtaining contact information for a staff member, call the office or email sabbanna@archbalt.org.

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

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.

Ministers of Hospitality Needed

Currently trained ushers, eucharistic ministers, lectors and welcome ministers are asked to consider serving as a Minister of Hospitality to assist with greeting and seating parishioners at Mass. Sign up is now available using Ministry Scheduler Pro - CLICK HERE to log in).  For your safety, anyone considered vulnerable will not be allowed to serve in this capacity.  For questions or issues with signing up, please contact Rachel Sitomer at rsitomer@standrewbythebay.org.


Socially-Distanced, Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities

Help beautify the parish grounds, create an outdoor gathering space and nature/meditation trail, provide habitat for wildlife, and improve the environment.

Creation Care Team members Mary Smith and Cathy Tengwall will be leading an effort to remove weeds, plant trees and shrubs, and create a gathering space and trail at Saint Andrew by the Bay as their capstone project for the Watershed Steward Academy, and need help from parish volunteers. 

Join us for this fun and safe way to be together again!
Volunteer work days will be held in September and October and will follow Covid-19 safety protocols and procedures established by the Watershed Steward Academy and the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Keep an eye out in the bulletin and Flocknote for project updates and volunteer opportunities.

You can also contact Mary Smith (mksmith2337@gmail.com) or Cathy Tengwall (cathy1542@gmail.com) for more information or to receive email updates on the project and notifications about volunteer opportunities.

Do Your Best Virtual 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk

Saturday, September 19, 8am-noon

Fee: $30  ($5 off for family of four or more).  Click this link for details and registration: https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/Arnold/4thAnnualStefanieAshdownDoYourBest5k


Taizé Prayer - TIME CHANGE TO 7PM

Sunday, September 20, 7-8pm

Join us virtually or in person for an evening of prayer and comfort in these anxious times.

Participate virtually HERE or reserve your spot to join us in the church HERE.

Masks and social distancing required.  Please join us virtually instead if you have Covid symptoms or have recently been exposed.

Virtual Seekers Group

Coming early October 2020

Are you searching for meaning? . . .Wondering if there’s something more? . . .

Asking where GOD is in your life?

"What do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” - Mary Oliver

All you need is a sincere & seeking heart.

We’ll meet by Zoom at a time that works for everyone interested.

Contact: stephany.crane@archbalt.org

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 4 at 2:00pm on the Church Patio

In honor of the Feast of St. Francis (whose feast is celebrated on October 4), we will celebrate a Blessing of Animals on the front patio of our Church home.  All parishioners are welcome to join us; bring along your pets or small animals (on leashes or in appropriate cages, of course).  Please plan to join us as we give thanks for all God's creation, and celebrate His gift of creatures, great and small.  See you there!

If you have lost a beloved pet, feel free to bring a picture of your pet for a special blessing as well.


Novena for our Nation

August 15 - October 7

The Novena for our Nation” is a national prayer campaign that invites everyone from around the nation to join in praying the very powerful 54-Day Rosary Novena, from the Feast of the Assumption on August 15 to the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on October 7.


Save the date for October 11 - Intercessory Prayer Meeting and Rosary Coast to Coast at 2pm in the Church.


Walking With Purpose 2020-21

Do you feel pulled in many directions? Do you find it hard to balance the demands placed on your time? Is it difficult to manage all the details thrown your way? God wants to support and help us so that we can be our best in every season of our lives.

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.

The History of the Church in 5 Hours
7:00-8:00pm Mondays, August 10-September 14 (excluding Labor Day)

Deacon Dave Tengwall takes us on a Zoom journey through time. Discover how we got from Jesus and Peter to the People of God and Pope Francis.


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

Zoom Conversation on Faith
New topic weekly.
Engaging guests.
Good conversation.

Zoom link coming soon via Flocknote and under Announcements on our website.

Questions? Contact stephany.crane@archbalt.org.

Virtual Marriage Retreat

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER has cancelled all in-person weekends for this year. However, we have exciting news! There is a way for couples, priests and religious to join a virtual WWME experience from the comforts of their home. This experience will be in 7 sessions  beginning on Monday, October 5th and end on Monday October 26th. The sessions will be on Mondays and Thursdays from 7pm 9:30pm. The content of the sessions will be the same as given on in-person weekends. Maybe you can join us on this virtual experience. It is a great opportunity for priests to join because there are no weekends involved.  Check http://www.wwme.org/ and https://moments4marriage.org/ for more information. Please contact us if you have any questions. Don & Wink Flanders & Fr. Victor Scocco DC/MD Leadership Team, Worldwide Marriage Encounter, 301-541-7007.   SIGN UP EARLY! ONLY 15 COUPLES ON THE EXPERIENCE!

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/.


Caring for Creation

The Maryland Park Service is planting more than 10,000 trees in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, 2020. From the shores of Assateague Island to the mountains of Western Maryland, rangers will plant native trees on public lands to mark the occasion.

A special Wye Oak seedling — a descendant of a white oak that lived for centuries in Talbot County — was planted at Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis by Maryland Park Service Superintendent Nita Settina.

“Once this white oak tree matures, it will support more than 500 species of insects essential to feeding young birds every spring,” said Superintendent Settina. The white oak — Quercus alba — is Maryland’s state tree, and is found in every county and Baltimore City.


PREP and Sacramental Registration Now Open for All Grades




Preschool Faith Formation

Dear Pre-school Families,

Faith formation in pre-school is a beautiful time to start your child’s faith formation.  Children at the age of 4 have a deep well of trust and faith that makes it the prime age to begin teaching them their catholic faith.  Our faith formation program here at St. Andrew by the Bay has an amazing preschool catechist who is ready to bring the love of Jesus to your child!  We are not letting social distancing stop us from reaching children this year.  For an example of how Ms. G will be bringing the faith alive to your kids this year, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDWoIp7CVdo&feature=youtu.be