-Lenten Soup Suppers will be on Wednesdays beginning March 20 in Seelos Hall at St. John Neumann from 4:45 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. Come join other members of your church family for supper.
-The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered Wednesday nights during Lent from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Saint John Neumann – “The Light is on for you.”
-Stations of the Cross will take place on Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s.
-Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all who are 18 years of age through 59.
-Abstinence is to be observed on Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent and Good Friday by all who are 14 years of age and older.
**Due to shortage of priests, we will be unable to offer the 12:10 Mass on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Lent.
Creation of the New Archdiocesan Pastoral Council
In order to strengthen the role of lay leaders in the Church and communication between the laity and Archbishop Lori, the Archdiocese of Baltimore is creating a new Archdiocesan Lay Pastoral Council. The Council will be comprised of 13 members representing the geographical, racial and ethnic diversity of the Archdiocese. Members should be regular participants in the sacramental and community life of their parish, accepting of the teachings of the Church, and possess experience in prayerful discernment and excellent interpersonal skills. For more information and an online application go to www.archbalt.org/the-archbishop/archdiocesan-lay-pastoral-council-application-process/
. Application deadline is Monday, April 1, 2019.
Inclement Weather Policy:
On days when St. Mary's Elementary and High School is closed due to inclement weather, Masses will be moved from St. John Neumann Church to St. Mary's Church. If there is a delayed opening at the school, Masses will remain at St. John Neumann Church.
Parishioner parking passes are available for REGISTERED PARISHIONERS ONLY.
Currently, we are limiting the pass to two (2) per registered household. Parishioners who attend St. John Neumann will not require a parking pass. Please do not abuse the use of the pass, keeping in mind the reason we need to issue permits. If you have any questions regarding your parking pass, please contact Maggie Cowdrey at (410) 990-4129.
Anne Arundel Medical Center Policy Change:
If you are at Anne Arundel Medical Center, there is a change in hospital policy requiring patients to proactively ask for a priest or Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. St. Mary's has people there every day to bring Communion and a priest is available for anointing or confession, but you must now state, “I would like to be on a list to be visited by someone of my religious preference.” If you are not asked, please ask your nurse to put you on the Catholic visitation list. The hospital visitation team is happy to bring Communion every day.