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Final Taizé prayer before summer

Join us for our final Taizé prayer before summer on Wednesday, May 13 from 7:30 - 8:20 p.m. in the chapel at St. John Neumann.  This simple, scripture-based form of contemplative prayer is offered jointly by St. Mary's and First Presbyterian on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  All are welcome.  For more information, contact Sue Wentworth (410-349-1039), or search under"Parish Ministries/Devotions/Taizé"  to read the story of Taizé.

Environmental Stewardship

                                       EARTH DAY

     Wednesday is Earth Day. As we experience the rebirth that is spring, we are reminded of the many wonders of God’s creation and our responsibilities for environmental stewardship. St. Mary’s Environmental Stewardship Committee acts to fulfill the Church’s challenge to “care for all creation”.  St. Mary’s has completed many conservation projects but has much more to do.
     Pope Francis has challenged all of us to work for the PROTECTION OF ALL CREATION: “The vocation of being a “protector”....means protecting all creation, the beauty of the created world, as the Book of Genesis tells us and as Saint Francis of Assisi showed us. It means respecting each of God’s creatures and respecting the environment in which we live.... let us be “protectors” of creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment.”
     What can you do? Join parishioners on the Environmental Stewardship Committee at the next meeting, Wednesday, May 13 at 5:30 p.m. in Notre Dame Hall. To learn more: http://www.stmarysannapolis.org/page.aspx?pid=442; contact: Committee Chair: Gerald Winegrad, 410-280-8956, gwwabc@comcast.net  We welcome your talents/ideas in making St. Mary’s an exemplary faith community dedicated to sustainable practices by:

*Increasing energy efficiency and solar power, saving money and reducing pollution;

*Expanding efforts to reduce polluting stormwater runoff;
*Expanding efforts to recycle more and use recycled products;
*Developing a living shoreline along our Spa Creek border;
*Working with groups such as the Spa Creek Conservancy (Chaired by a Parishioner) to clean-up the Creek on which St. Mary’s borders; and
*Working with dedicated teachers in our schools to assist their efforts in environmental teaching and projects.
     Of course, everyone can do their part by conserving energy and water, protecting our creeks and streams, recycling 90% of all waste, and reducing chemical use especially on our lawns.


Inauguration Prayer Service 2015

As many of you know, St. Mary’s Church was selected to be the site of the prayer service for Governor Hogan's Inauguration. What an honor to become part of Maryland history and to welcome so many spiritual leaders from around our great state. Please enjoy these photos.

Inclement Weather Policy

Just an FYI: here is a link to St. Mary's inclement weather policy:

Inclement Weather

Holiday Mass Policy

When schools are closed due to inclement weather, all Masses will be celebrated at St. Mary’s. 

When schools have a two-hour delay due to inclement weather, Masses will be celebrated as scheduled.

When the parish offices are closed due to a holiday, Masses will be celebrated as scheduled.


Latest news from the Environmental Stewardship Committe

St. Mary’s Parish was designated the first City of Annapolis “Sustainable Annapolis” house of worship earlier this year and our Pastor and Parish leadership accepted the award from the mayor in front of the Church.  It represents the completion of an exhaustive review and documentation of environmental practices in our Parish as set forth in the City’s Sustainable Annapolis Workbook.  The City’s workbook also has a self-certification part of the Workbook for individual households with great suggestions on environmental practices in your home and your yards.  Please consider going to the Workbook which is available on our Environmental Stewardship Committee webpage.

Pope Francis has emphasized care for the environment and we offer this prayer from the Pope’s namesake to encourage your environmental stewardship and ask that you consider joining the St. Mary’s Environmental Stewardship Committee.  Find out more by visiting our web page at: http://www.stmarysannapolis.org/environmentalstewardship    or emailing Gerald Winegrad, gwwabc@comcast.net.

Photos from the Parish Picnic 2014

A wonderful time was had by all!

Lane Closure on Duke of Gloucester Street

The City of Annapolis has issued the following advisory that will impact travel from St. Mary’s. “Following the intense rainfall event of August 12, 2014, a separation between the stone retaining wall at the foot of Duke of Gloucester Street was discovered.  The sidewalk was immediately closed.  After a preliminary investigation it was decided, as a precaution, to close the right hand travel lane at the foot of Duke of Gloucester Street to vehicular traffic in an effort to reduce both the loading and vibration on the retaining wall until further investigation can occur.  Until the lane can be reopened, motorists are urged to only use the last block of Duke of Gloucester Street to access Eastport and to use St. Mary Street to go downtown or to the Yacht Basin or the  Annapolis Yacht Club.” 


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