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Message from Fr. Woods, C.Ss.R. - 3/30/2020

Dear St. Mary’s Community,

In accordance with Governor Hogan’s recently issued Stay-at-Home Order and direction provided by the Archdiocese of Baltimore, St. Mary’s Church will be closed to the public effective this evening, March 30, at 8:00pm until further notice. This closure is to ensure the health, safety and well-belling of our entire St. Mary’s Parish community. It is with a deep sense of sadness that I inform you of this, but I know the governor and the archbishop have all our best interests at heart. We will continue to be as active as we can in terms of streaming the daily Masses in English and Spanish, as well as in our various prayer services.

In addition, in light of the governor’s order, the following updates are effective immediately:
  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation is suspended until further notice.
  • The distribution of the Eucharist to parishioners is prohibited at this time.
  • St. Mary’s can no longer provide funeral Masses or Services at this time. Graveside committal services can still take place, however no more than 10 people may be in attendance (including the priest or deacon and staff.)
  • Baptisms and weddings cannot take place in St. Mary’s Church and must be rescheduled for a later date, after current restrictions have been lifted.
We encourage you to continue to stay connected with St. Mary’s Parish during this difficult time. You can continue to receive updates and resources at www.stmarysannapolis.org/about-church/coronavirus-information and view live streamed Mass daily at 9:00am (10:00am in Spanish) at www.Facebook.com/STMAnnapolisRedemptorists and www.stmarysannapolis.org/LiveMasses.

We Redemptorists so look forward to gathering together with you at St. Mary’s and St. John Neumann to share the Body of Christ with you. That will be a most joyful day for all of us. Let us pray for the suffering of the world, our nation, our state, our parish, and our families. We turn to the patron of our parish as always knowing that Mary our Mother is always walking with us on this difficult journey.

In the Redeemer,  
Fr. Pat Woods, C.Ss.R.

Latest Message from Archbishop Lori - 3/14/2020

 
Masses Cancelled in Archdiocese of Baltimore
After receiving an update from State officials late today on the current impact of the COVID-19 virus and acting on the advice of medical professionals, Archbishop William E Lori has determined that to safeguard the well-being the faithful of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and to prevent further community spread of the virus, all public Masses are canceled until further notice.
 
Archbishop Lori will celebrate a private Mass at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen at 11 a.m. Sunday. A livestream of the Mass, along with other spiritual resources, will be available through www.archbalt.org.
 
The faithful are encouraged to remain connected to their parishes and invited to participate in the Mass via broadcast and livestream.
 
“My highest priority is the safety and welfare of the people of God of this Archdiocese,” Archbishop Lori said. “I take this step with great sadness, but also with wholehearted determination that we continue to provide for the spiritual well-being of the faithful at a time when their faith is most needed.”

Closings and Cancellations

List of 3 items.

  • School Closure

    In accordance with the Archdiocese of Baltimore, St. Mary’s School will be closed March 16, 2020 through April 24, 2020. All extracurricular activities during that period are also cancelled.
  • Faith Formation

    Important Announcement: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all Faith Formation classes Sundays and Mondays, Youth Ministry Sunday nights and events, Young Adult events, Confirmation classes, Sacrament parent sessions, all RCIA for children and teens classes, are cancelled until further notice.
     
    The Faith Formation team will be keeping in touch and sending families resources to use at home to continue Faith Formation and Sacrament Preparations. Do not hesitate to contact us (kbruskewicz@stmarysannapolis.org) with your questions, concerns or ways we can be of further support during this time. Know that we are carrying you all in our prayers as we journey these days together with Christ.
  • St. Mary's Adoration Chapel

    The Adoration Chapel will close at Noon on Sunday, March 15, 2020, until further notice.

Unity Through Prayer

St. Mary’s Parish, a Catholic congregation served by the Redemptorist Order, includes St. Mary’s Church and St. John Neumann Mission Church. St. Mary's Elementary and High School located in downtown Annapolis, Maryland, serve students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. Anchored in faith, rooted in tradition, and committed to excellence, our programs build lifelong learners who are servant leaders.