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Children's Easter Egg Hunt This Sunday

The annual Children's Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Annapolis Council of the Knights of Columbus will be held on Sunday, March 29 in the Carroll Gardens following the 12:30 Mass.There will be nearly 2,000 hidden eggs,  prizes for golden eggs, snacks and face painting for kids ages 8 and under. Please contact Jeff Bunker, Youth Director, at jeff.sma@verizon.net with any questions. 

Care about being a good steward of God's creation?

Come to St. Mary's Environmental Stewardship Committee meeting on Wednesday, March 11 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Notre Dame Hall's 2nd floor conference room.  All are welcome.  Contact Gerald Winegrad for more information (gwwabc@comcast.net).

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.


Environmental Stewardship


      As we begin a New Year full of promise and hope, we are reminded of the many wonders of God’s creation and our responsibilities for environmental stewardship. Even during these cold, wintry days, we are surrounded by the beauty of nature. 

     St. Mary’s Environmental Stewardship Committee was formed to implement a community-wide strategy for education, awareness, and action to fulfill Pope John Paul II’s challenge to “care for all creation”.  There are many things we can do as a good steward of the Earth’s precious resources.  As we are surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and her creeks and streams, we are aware that our everyday actions have consequences. All around us we hear stories of the decline of the Chesapeake Bay and rising sea levels.  What can you do?

     Conserve energy—in the home and work place and in your driving; reduce storm water runoff from your dwellings and use no or less fertilizer and pesticides; conserve water; and recycle.  The City and County have extensive curb-side recycling programs and you can reduce trash that must be buried in a landfill by 90%.  What about bringing your own shopping bags to food stores to reduce plastic or paper use?  These are just a few of the things you can do. 

     Pope Francis has challenged all of us to work for the PROTECTION OF ALL CREATION.  Pope Francis has stated: “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....Please, I would like to ask all those who have positions of responsibility in economic, political and social life, and all men and women of goodwill: let us be “protectors” of creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment.”

Please join us at our next Environmental Stewardship Committee meeting this Wednesday, January 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Notre Dame Hall. To find out more visit: http://www.stmarysannapolis.org/page.aspx?pid=442 or contact: Committee Chair: Gerald Winegrad, 410-280-8956 gwwabc@comcast.net; or Vice Chair: Marcia Verploegen Lewis, 410-263-7353 verp@verizon.net.


"And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good." Genesis 1:31


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.” 

WANTED: Parents for the Family Club

St. Mary’s Parish is endeavoring to provide an opportunity for families to build a network of friendships within the church community by emphasizing the family as the focal point of a warm Christian environment. We do so with a series of spiritual, community, and social events throughout the year designed with the entire family in mind – as well as some for just moms and dads. It’s a way of helping today's busy families remain involved in parish life even as they juggle all of life’s other commitments.

The FAMILY CLUB makes an effort to sponsor at least one event every month. These events are open to families with children of all ages including grandparents and their grandchildren, and godparents and their godchildren. There is no “membership” in the traditional sense, only a keen desire to fully integrate parish and family life. That’s why every family is welcome and there is no minimum number of events to attend.

It’s our goal to meet the interests of every parish family by encouraging new ideas for programs and events. By doing so, we will remain true to our mission of responding to the spiritual and social needs of Catholic families in the greater Annapolis community.

For more information or to join, please contact Andrea Horning. arhorning@comcast.net


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