Sunday, June 2nd from 8:00am to 3:00pm at St. John Neumann. Sign-up begins at the AAMC BLOODMOBILE BUS which will be located in the middle of the parking lot adjacent to Seelos Hall. Our medical team partner is the Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Certified Blood Mobile Team. Appointments are NOT required.
All donated blood will be used at AAMC. All donors will be mailed a free non-fasting “cholesterol pre-screening” report within 10 days of giving blood. Administrative coordination for this Blood Drive is being handled by our Annapolis Knights of Columbus Council 1384, chairman George Ryan, 410-320-4057or firstname.lastname@example.org”
Sunday, June 2nd in Seelos Hall AFTER the 9:00am and the 11:00am Masses. Sponsored by your Pastoral Council to support the St. Mary’s Church Blood Drive which is being coordinated by our local Knights Council.
Taylor Funeral Home is accepting donations of paperback books to support Operation Paperback, a non-profit organization that sends the books to American troops deployed overseas. In conjunction with the local representative, Sandra Marron, Taylors will be assisting with the collection and shipping of the books. Books can be dropped off any day between the hours of 9AM & 4PM daily. For more information visit www.operationpaperback.org
Combat Ranger Rosary
Most Reverend Mitchell Rozanski, Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, visited St Mary’s earlier this year. He sent this letter to the rosary makers: "This is to acknowledge your letter and the rosaries you sent to me. Thank you for the letter and the rosaries. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness in sending them to me. I am certainly impressed with the number of rosaries that have been made by the volunteers for our military troops. They should be commended for their dedication and commitment to such a find ministry. May God bless the Ranger Rosary volunteers who make the rosaries so lovingly and those in the military who receive them."
Thanks to all of you for your most generous support these past 10 years! Chaplains from the US and NATO Chaplains from around the world request and receive these free rosaries for those they serve. Our Lady's protection and loving care are with the brave men and women who need them the most. Join the rosary makers at SJN Weds 9-12. Next meeting is 5/22. No meeting 5/29. www.rangerrosary.org.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
From January through April, the St. Vincent de Paul Society assisted 509 needy families and individuals. Within that number we helped to forestall 158 utility cut-offs and 68 evictions. We provided food to 100 clients.
In your packet of envelopes there is an envelope designated for the St. Vincent de Paul Society and dated May 19, 2013. The Society ministers to the needs of the poor on behalf of the parishioners, and we consider ourselves blessed to have your generous support.
a non-profit organization serving adults with developmental disabilities in Anne Arundel County, is seeking full and part time caregivers and mentors. We offer flexible schedules, free shuttle service and a rewarding opportunity to work with a leading organization serving those with disabilities. Please apply online at www.providencecenter.com.
Remembering Our Veterans
The Veterans of St. Mary’s will attend a Memorial Day Weekend Mass of prayer and remembrance to honor all deceased veterans of the Armed Forces, to include both members and non-members of St. Mary’s Parish. The Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church at 8:00am on Monday, May 27th. We are also compiling a list of any deceased veterans of your family, your relatives, or your friends, to honor them for their service. This list will be on display at the rear of the church throughout the day. We ask you to submit, by e-mail to Father Harrison, the full name of the veteran you would like to have included in this list, along with the branch of the Armed Forces in which they served. email@example.com.
Visit EWTN and Shrines of the South
Join Father Flynn, October 7-12, 2013 for a 6 day motor-coach tour. Visit Ave Maria Grotto (live EWTN broadcast), Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word, Abbey of Gethsemani, St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral and much more. For further information, additional trip details and cost, contact Joann Crouse at 410-990-4022.
Visit Poland with Fr. Flynn
Join Fr. Patrick Flynn on an exciting pilgrimage to Poland & Eastern Europe in November 2013. Visit Warsaw, KrakowBudapest, Vienna and Prague. Pilgrimage includes the World War II Concentration Camp -Auschwitz. For more information contact Fr. Flynn at 410-990-4082 or Deacon Moore at 410-990-4215.
Take a Cruise with Fr. Andy
Join Fr. Andy Costello on an 8 night Autumn cruise from Baltimore. Visiting the historical ports of New England and Canada. Departing Baltimore Thursday October 3, 2013. Call Maureen Eschbacher for details. 410-224-3108.
Coming in 2014 - Fr. Andy will be cruising the Spanish Mediterranean September 20-October 2, 2014. Call Maureen for details. 410-224-3108.
Separated /Divorced Catholics
The Catholic Church, while always affirming the traditional Catholic teaching and values of marriage and family life, recognizes that some Catholics may need to divorce. Often divorced Catholics feel alienated from the Church. At St. Mary’s we understand the special needs of the separated and divorced, and affirm that they and their families truly belong and have much to offer the Church community. If you are interested in the Separated and Divorced Ministry at St. Mary’s please contact Daryl Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org call 443-534-8161.
Calling Eucharistic Ministers to answer a need to bring the gospel and communion to the inmates at the Jennifer Road Detention Center. This entails one Saturday a month for an hour and a half; also requires a background check. If interested please call Frank Piazza at 410-703-8104 or Claudia Noel at 443-994-4882.
Visit the Imprisoned
Volunteers needed to join other volunteer instructors in providing GED preparation to inmates at the Jennifer Road Detention Center. Prior teaching experience helpful but not required. Please contact Shirley Theimer at 410-573-0833 or email@example.com.
Attention all families of children making their first Eucharist the vocations ministry is again sponsoring the traveling chalice program. Families will be able to take home a chalice and pray for a week for vocations. You will pick up the chalice at the 8am Children’s Mass. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity and contact MaryAnn Davies 410-266-5163 or firstname.lastname@example.org to put your name on the list. God bless you.
All are Welcome
We are all called in different ways. Some with a beautiful voice, some that can read a passage and inspire our emotions. If you have not yet heard his calling, please give a moment to consider serving St. Mary’s or St. John Neumann as an usher. Everyone is welcome, male or female, retirees or young adults. Please contact Larry Thrasher at 443-510-6610 or (email@example.com)
Why Join the Knights of Columbus?
Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart and your mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference.
Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a knight is more than camaraderie, it is being involved with your community, it is supporting your local Catholic Church while enhancing your own faith, and it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.
Our Council provides countless opportunities for you to make new friends and serve our Church community by giving as little or much time as you can afford. Come see just what we are all about.
Visit our website at www.knightsannapolis.com to learn more about Annapolis Council #1384. New to the community? Don’t be a stranger. Become a Knight! Ask us how. Mike Betsch (firstname.lastname@example.org) , John Gallis (email@example.com) or Tom Hurd (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Stewards of the Environment
But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you; ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of every human being."
From the St. Mary's Environmental Stewardship Committee