We are sad to share the news that Father David's father, K. P. Verghese passed away earlier this week.

The wake service is on Sunday, November 19th, from 4 to 6 pm at Brinsfield Funeral Home in Leonardtown, MD. The funeral Mass is on Monday, November 20th, at 11 am at St. Aloysius Parish in Leonardtown, MD.

Brinsfield Funeral Home
22955 Hollywood Rd.
Leonardtown, MD  20650
St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish
22800 Washington St.
Leonardtown, MD  20650
We have launched the St. Mary's Parish-Annapolis app for iPhone and Android smart phones. This will allow us to better communicate with you throughout the week and keep you updated with relevant parish news or updates. The app is very well designed and very intuitive. It will be a great resource for parishioners by providing daily Mass readings, Catholic news and prayers, convenient prayer and Confession reminders, our bulletins and more.  Download our app today at or search your phone's app store for myparish.

Parking Permits:
Unauthorized parking is an issue at St. Mary’s Church. While there is no foolproof system to prevent unauthorized parking; St. Mary’s is undertaking or has already undertaken the steps below. 
1.   A guard has been hired to check cars as they enter the lot.  The times the guard is on duty varies.
2.  Local hotels have been called requesting that they inform staff and guests not to park at St. Mary’s to avoid the risk of being towed.
3.  New no parking/towing signs are on order.  Once the signs arrive and are installed, an active towing campaign will begin.
4. 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.

Divorce and Remarriage:
While recognizing that with the exchange of marital vows God takes two persons and makes them one – one in heart, mind and love – the Church knows that there are times when an element necessary for a valid marriage is missing.  If a person claims that something was missing from a marriage to make it invalid, that person has the right to seek the assistance of a tribunal.  Most often, the person asking for an annulment will be a Catholic or a person who is now seeking to marry a Catholic.  Information on the annulment process is available on the Archdiocese of Baltimore website – click on About Us, then click on Marriage Tribunal ( – or alternatively, by calling the Marriage Tribunal office at 410-547-5533.

Support the St. Mary's Boys Basketball 2017 Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser!

-Poinsettias by Homestead Gardens 
-Pot Sizes: 4.5", 6", 7", 10"
-Colors: red, white, pink, marble
 -Each plant comes with a green pot cover and travel sleeve

ORDERING: Paper order forms may be downloaded from the link below.
Credit Card orders are accepted online by clicking on the "Athletic Team Fundraising" resource tile on "mystmarys" or go to
DEADLINE: All orders MUST be placed via credit card online, directly through a basketball player, or via paper order form turned in with cash or check (made out to St. Mary's High School) to the High School office by Monday, November 27th. If you are sending in a paper order form, please put it in an envelope labeled "Attn.: Poinsettia Sale."
PICKUP: ALL ORDERS will be available for pickup Saturday December 9th from 12-5 in the lobby of the new St. Mary's Ministry & Team House (1930 N Lawrence Ave., Annapolis). 
Thank you for your support!

Printable Order Form for Poinsettia Sale

The Moorings Publication for Parishoners

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 Kindergarten through 12. Anchored in faith, rooted in tradition, and committed to excellence, our programs build lifelong learners who are servant leaders.