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Becoming a Parishioner

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of St. Mary’s Church. Our parish is a vibrant faith filled Catholic community, currently serving over 5,000 families in the Annapolis area. The parish is part of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and is administered by the Redemptorist Priests of the Baltimore Province.

The Redemptorists are a missionary congregation that is currently working in 77 different countries. We were founded by St. Alphonsus in Italy in 1732 and came to America in 1832. St. Mary’s Annapolis was one of our first foundations in the new world and a place where we initially trained our seminarians. St. Mary’s cornerstone was blessed by St. John Neumann, C.Ss.R. and at one time Blessed Francis Seelos, C.Ss.R was the pastor here. To find out more about the Redemptorist Congregation please log onto www.Redemptorists.net.

The parish has two Mass sites; St. Mary’s Church on Duke of Gloucester Street, and our mission church, St. John Neumann on Bestgate Road. In addition to the two churches, we also have a Catholic Elementary School and High School, a thriving Religious Education program, and over 60 different organizations that minister to all aspects of parish, family and community life. 

Parish boundary lines have been established by the Archdiocese, and due to the large population of families within the St. Mary’s boundaries, we have to respect those boundary lines when accepting new parishioners. Please see the map and Parish Boundary Policy included in the registration packet. If you fall outside the parish boundaries, there are several other Roman Catholic parishes in Anne Arundel County, and you may find a listing of those parishes on the Archdiocese of Baltimore Website at http://www.archbalt.org/parishes.

If you fall within the parish boundaries, please complete all information on the Parish Registration Form. Included with the Parish registration form you will find a listing of some of our ministries and organizations. Please review the list and place a check mark next to any organization or ministry that you would like to know more about. Once the form is completed, please return it to the Rectory office at 109 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis MD 21401, or to 620 N. Bestgate Road, Annapolis, MD 21401. After your registration has been processed, you will receive a letter from the parish confirming your parishioner status.
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.