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Service Awards 2014

St. Mary's Parish & Schools is very blessed to have strong teams of long-term teachers and staff who have dedicated years of their life to serving. Every year at the end of school, the employees gather in St. Mary's Church for a prayer service and ceremony for years of service awards, retirement awards, as well as a few other special awards. Please keep all of these people in your prayers just as they keep you in theirs

Please join us for an exploratory meeting about restarting the St. Mary's Family Club

Attention All Parents of Children/Youth in the Parish!

We are exploring whether to restart St. Mary’s Family Club. In past years the Family Club provided a vehicle for parish families to network and enjoy fun, wholesome and enriching events as one faith community.

These gatherings would be open to any parent (not just elementary or toddler level!). One example would be a movie night geared to elementary children and served by middle school at a concession stand.

If you are interested, please join us for an exploratory meeting on Wednesday, June 18 at 7:30 pm in Seelos Hall, St. John Neumann Church.

For planning purposes, please let us know if you are attending by emailing Candice at cdefalco@stmarysannapolis.org or 
calling 410-990-4041.


St. Mary's Receives Annapolis Environmental Certification

St. Mary's is the first institution to receive the Annapolis Environemental Stewardship Certification!

To find out more about our Environmental Stewardship activities, please visit our Environmental Stewardship Committee webpage.

St. Mary's Summer Camps - Something for Everyone!

Please check out what St. Mary's Summer Camps have to offer this year.  We have Performing Arts Camps, Vacation Bible Camp, Camp Invention for those interested in STEM activities and many different sports camps. 

Join us for Our Award Winning Vacation Bible Camp, June 23-27

Sign them up to explore "SonTreasure Island" at our Parish's Vacation Bible Camp, voted Best Vacation Bible Camp by the Capital Newspaper! 
Register online now or by picking up a form at the Faith Formation Office or St. Mary's Rectory Office. There are only 100 spots available for the camp that will run from June 23-June 27.  At only $30 per camper we always have full enrollment. Adults wishing to serve as camp counselors and aides may contact Barb Rolland in the Faith Formation Office.

March 2014 Parish Food Drive - A Roaring Success

A Big Thank You to All Our Volunteers and Food Donors

The March 2014 St. Mary's parish food drive was a roaring success – food donations set a new record – over 800 bags of food were received and delivered to the Light House Shelter.  The generosity of our parishioners is incredible.  A food drive of this magnitude is possible only with the dedication of committed volunteers. There is so much to be done, to make this all happen, and you do that, with such enthusiasm that it’s fun.  The 5th grade Religious Education class did the stapling of the flyers to the 1200 bags .  Then the parishioners who came forward to hand out the empty grocery bags at the Masses were so energetic and enthused. The empty bags do very well as a reminder of the drive, and the personal touch of handing bags to parishioners is so important.

Then came the collecting and transporting of the donated food. Our good luck with weather ran out this time. The rain stopped only for the snow to come in, at the last Mass.  Everyone who worked at the collection and delivery was amazing, not letting the miserable weather dampen any spirit.  A big “thanks” from the Most Holy Redeemer Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Lighthouse Shelter, Elaine Larison who organized the food drive – and the clients who will benefit from your work. Thank you to each of you who donated to the food drive and to each of you who volunteered for the drive. Each volunteer demonstrated a real love of our less fortunate neighbors. The Light House Distributes about 600 bags of food each month to those in need within our community. The food you donated & collected will meet this need for 5-6 weeks.

To see photos of our volunteers in action please view our Newsletter.

St. Mary’s School Board Seeks Members

The School Board is an advisory board that works closely with the pastor and principals of both schools to further the mission of St. Mary’s. If you are looking for an opportunity to get involved, we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you. All are welcome to apply; alumni applications strongly encouraged. Please note that the quota for parents on the board has been filled so we are not accepting applications from current parents. The commitment level is a monthly meeting with occasional smaller group discussion, depending on the committees you might elect to join. Please complete the application (found here) and email to Ken Ochs at keochs55@gmail.com. The deadline to submit applications is May 1, 2014.

Special Family & Friends Offer for St. Mary's

Two SMHS alumnae (Elizabeth DeCesaris '97 and Jenna DeCesaris Butler '03) have a custom papergoods and design company based in Annapolis, and would like to share their Friends & Family discount with the St. Mary's community. Just mention this announcement for 10% off of your custom order, or use code "STMARYS" for 10% off of your save the date order from their readymade collection (shop.littlebitheart.com).

Inclement Weather Policy

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


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