Alpine Europe Tour:   
Join Fr. Tizio from March 18 - 28, 2019 on a fabulous tour visiting Germany, Switzerland, and Austria:  Heidelberg, Freiburg, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Oberammergau, Munich, Rothenberg and Rhine Valley.  Fr. Tizio will be transferred from St. Mary's in the summer of 2019, so take this opportunity to travel with him to Alpine Europe.  For more information contact Deacon Leroy S. Moore at

Library Committee:
Until further notice the Library Committee is unable to receive any further donations of books at St. Mary's or  St. John Neumann Church. 
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.

Archbishop Lori on Humanae Vita

This month marks the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s prophetic letter Humanae Vitae.  This anniversary year provides an opportunity for us to reaffirm this document’s important, if countercultural, teaching and to invite our parishioners to consider revisiting it.  To this end, Archbishop Lori has written a reflection on Humanae Vitae to encourage and be a source of support for God’s people in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  An interactive web-based version of the reflection can be found at

Archbishop Lori's Statement on Immigration

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.