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Women's Group Presents Fr. Leo, the Culinary Priest
Update on the Rec Center

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Thank you for your prayers and support!

Summer Office Schedule

From Friday, June 19th until Friday, August 14th, the parish offices at St. Mary’s and St. John Neumann will close every Friday, at noon.


St. Mary's Celebrates OLPH Jubilee

Redemptorists worldwide are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Pope Pius IX entrusting the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help to the Redemptorists, with the mission to "make her known."

Starting today, Wednesday, and continuing on Thursday and Friday (June 23-25), there will be a special prayer service led by former pastor, Fr. Tom Siconolfi, at St. Mary’s at 7PM. 

 Fr. Siconolfi will celebrate the 12:10 PM  Mass at St. John Neumann on those three days.

Please join us as we celebrate this important jubilee!


Tickets for the one-day bus pilgrimage from the Archdiocese of Baltimore to the papal Mass in Philadelphia will go on sale online June 29, at 10 a.m.

Pick-up locations for the journey include points around the archdiocese, and, for an additional charge, an option to take an Amtrak train.

For more information, click here:

Fr. Andy's 50th Jubilee Homily

Vacation Bible Camp Starts June 22

Parents of Children in Grades K to 4: Sign them up now for our Capital Readers 2014 Best Vacation Bible Camp to explore "SonSparks Labs – Discovering God’s Plan 4U = Jesus!"  VBC runs during the mornings of June 22-June 26.   Register online at under “Church” -- or by picking up a form at the Faith Formation Office or St. Mary's Rectory Office. There are only 69 spots available. At only $30 per camper ($45 for two or more) we usually have full enrollment. Adults wishing to enroll their child (ren) and/or serve as camp counselors and aides may contact Barb Rolland at 410-990-4053.

Photos from the Organ Dedication
Please enjoy these photos of the dedication of our new organ by Archbishop Lori.
ChristLife for Returning Catholics

Do you know of anyone who has been away from the Church but wants to come back? ChristLife is an exciting series where we engage in dialogue and explore answers to questions about God and finding purpose in life. For seven Monday evenings in the spring, interested Catholics will be invited to consider returning to active parish life among our St. Mary's family.  If you know of someone who may be interested call Steve Beard at 410-990-4062.

St. Mary's Sunday Youth Mass is Now Celebrated Year-round!


Every Sunday

5:00 p.m.

St. John Neumann


Catch the Spirit!



The Ordination & First Mass of Fr. David Verghese

A Day in the Life of a Postulant--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.

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 Choirs Highlighted in The Catholic Review

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

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

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 



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. 
 Click on the link below to get started!

Register Today!



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.