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"When Jesus Wept", Lenten Prayer Service, Thur April 10, 7:30 p.m. St. John Neumann Church

“When Jesus Wept,” a bi-lingual Lenten prayer service, will be offered on Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in St. John Neumann.  This quiet, hour-long service, offered in preparation for Holy Week, will include meditative singing, intercessory prayer, readings, and periods of silence.  The Renaissance Singers of Annapolis will offer Tallis’ Lamentations of Jeremiah, Billings’ When Jesus Wept, and other Lenten sacred music.  Come rest in “the mercy that flows beyond all bound.” For more details please view our flyer.

Taize Prayer - Wednesday, May 14

Please join us!

St. Mary's and First Presbyterian Church (just up Duke of Gloucester) jointly host this simple, quiet, scripture-based sung prayer, next offered on Wednesday, May 14 from 7:30 - 8:20 p.m. at First Presbyterian. This will be our final gathering until next fall.  Contact Sue Wentworth for more information (410-349-1039;  All are welcome.

Spring Liturgical Ministry Fair

A Day in the Life of a Postulant--new video

Stephanie Tracy, a past St. Mary’s parishioner and former communications manager for the Redemptorists, is a postulant with the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Immaculate, PA. She was recently profiled by the Catholic News Service. She wanted to share this glimpse into her new life with her St. Mary’s family whose prayers helped her make the transition to religious life.

Adult Faith Enrichment, Sundays After 8 am Family Mass

ALL ADULTS ARE WELCOME TO DEEPEN THEIR  FAITH Sundays after the 8am  Family Mass at our Adult Faith Enrichment Series in Marian Hall. We feature coffee, donuts and lively conversation about our Catholic faith. On March 9 Mary Gassmann is back by popular demand with her magnificent slide presentations on Catholic/Christian art, “Enhancing Our Faith Through Works of Art”.

Please view our flyer to see all topics for Winter/Spring 2014.

Out with the Old, In with the New

The new organ has arrived!  View images of this historic event.


Information About Pre-Cana Registration

If you are interested in registering for our St. Mary's Parish Pre-Cana Program please contact Ann Marie Foreman, 410-263-2396, and she will explain the session options and registration process.

St. Mary's at the 2014 March for Life

Here are a few photos from the January 22 march in Washington, DC.

St. Mary's Choirs Highlighted in The Catholic Review

What a wonderful story! It even features an audio clip.

Monday Evening Bible Study Resumes

The Monday Evening Bible Study has resumed at St. John Neumann Church on Monday evenings at 7 pm.  Experienced catechist, Tricia Crumley, leads us in a study of the Gospel of Luke.

Join Us for 5PM Youth Mass and Life Nights, Sundays at SJN

Join us every Sunday at 5PM for the Youth Mass at St. John Neumann!  We are so blessed to have the youth as our lectors, servers, ushers, Eucharistic-ministers, and musicians. Please know you are welcome and invited to come worship with us!

After every Youth Mass all teens are invited to Seelos Hall for our weekly Life Nights from 6:00-7:30! Life Nights are a time for food, fun, faith and fellowship! We have dinner, games, small groups, and time to teach them our Faith in all it’s splendor and in a language they can understand.

Please view our flyer to learn more or contact Kiki Wallyn, Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Ministry at

Adoration Chapel--Urgent Need

URGENT NEED FOR ADORERS: St. Mary's Adoration Chapel has an urgent need adorers on a regular basis for these times or adorers willing to substitute from time to time as needed.

Current hours required: Wednesdays 2:00 AM. Saturdays 11:00 PM, every other week.

The referenced hours are our most immediate need but we welcome new adorers at all hours. Please contact Mary Ann Mawn at 410-267-6437 or 410-271-1049.

Se ofrecera una Misa adicional en español en le iglesia de St. John Neuman

En respuesta a las necesidades espirituales de nuestra creciente comunidad hispanala Parroquia de St. Mary's ofrecerá una Misa adicional en español. Esta Misa de Vigilia adicional comenzará el Sábado6 de julio a las 6:30 PM en la iglesia de St. John Neumann.

In response to the spiritual needs of our growing Hispanic community, St. Mary’s Parish is adding an additional Spanish language Mass to its weekly Mass Schedule. This 6:30 PM Saturday Vigil Mass will begin on Saturday, July 6 at St. John Neumann Mission Church.  

Mass Schedule for the Upcoming Week

To view our weekly Mass schedule with a list of Celebrants and Mass Intentions please click here.


Check Out Our Ministries and Organizations Booklet


  Click on the picture to read about all our
Ministries and Organizations 



Decree Establishing the Holy Sites and Designated Dates for Reception of a Plenary Indulgence During the Year of Faith--St Mary Parish Church selected as holy site

The Year of Faith, as established by the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI is directed toward promoting the holiness and evangelization of the faithful.  As part of the observance of that Year of Faith the Apostolic Penitentiary has promulgated the decree Urbiset Orbis (September 14, 2012) which notes, in part: 

"In our time of profound change to which humanity is subjected, the Holy Father Benedict XVI, by proclaiming this second Year of Faith, wishes to invite the People of God, whose universal Pastor he is, as well as his brother Bishops from all Over the world 'to join the Successor of Peter, during this time of spiritual grace that the Lord offers us, in recalling the precious gift of faith.'"

Archbishop Lori designated "St. Mary Parish Church, Annapolis" as the holy site for Anne Arundel County.

To read the degree in its entirety, please click here.


Bringing Jesus to the Homebound

Pastoral Care of the Sick

Volunteers are needed to bring the Eucharist to those in the parish who are confined to their homes or assisted living facilities,  Along with the Body of Christ, our volunteers bring Jesus' comfort, love and strength and the feeling that the person is spiritually and physically connected to St. Mary's Parish, even if they are unable to attend liturgy. It is a humbling and rewarding experience.

Please contact Deacon Moore at 410-990-4215,  to find out more.



Parish Registration Form

Those living inside the
St. Mary's Parish boundaries

are encouraged to register with the parish. 
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Be on Time for Christ

Arriving on time for Mass is not just a question of obligation but of love and respect for Our Lord who has gathered us together to share his gifts, and who has some grace to communicate to us in each part of the Mass. It is also a sign of respect for the community with whom we worship and who deserves our presence and the contribution of our prayers in each moment.

Our Usher Ministry is happy to help you find seats in Church before the Mass begins.  Once the Liturgy has started, however, if you arrive late for Mass, we would ask that you observe the following protocol:

Please wait for an appropriate time to look for a seat, and be as quiet and discreet as possible.  A good rule of thumb to find a seat is during any time the congregation is standing (with the exception of during the Gospel reading.)

And just as we strive to be on time, please stay until after the final blessing.  Spending those last few minutes after Communion in communion with the Body and Blood of Christ can be most powerful. 

In Matthew 26:40 Jesus asks Peter “Could you not stay with me for one hour?”  Let our answer to Him be “Yes” and be present for the entire Mass.