November 7, 2021: Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Dear friends,

Okay, let’s try this again. Our Town Hall meeting last Sunday had technical difficulties, so we are trying again this Sunday at 1:30 PM.  Here is the Zoom link for our town hall meeting this Sunday:

Join Zoom meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86829241835?pwd=QWVoV1Y0aSttSVg2NFhnN3NETVo1UT09

Meeting ID:  868 2924 1835  Passcode:  579184

I know that this meeting time is during the Raven’s game but come on! We are going to beat the Vikings! Also, we will finish the Town Hall before the game is over. The agenda is to discuss the Mass times survey results, the work of the Pastorate Council, facilities and finances, and Synod information. Please join us!

This weekend is National Vocations Awareness Weekend. When we think of vocations, we often immediately think of vocations to the Priesthood. This can be because there is such a need for more priests. However, it would be good to remind ourselves that there are four vocations: Holy Orders (including Deacons), marriage, religious life, and single life. Over and above all these vocations there is the Universal Call to Holiness. No matter what our vocation might be we are called to Holiness. We began the month of November celebrating All Saint’s Day on November 1st. It is also the beginning of Black Catholic History Month. Bishop Bruce had a special Mass that day at Saint Ann’s asking the Church to immediately recognize six African American Saints. These holy men and women are the following:  Mother Mary Lange, Thea Bowman, Julia Greeley, Henriette Delille, Augustus Tolton, and Pierre Toussaint. I don’t have the space here to go into their amazing lives, so let me just say they are all deserving and to encourage you to read about them and ask for their intercession. May their example, heavenly assistance, and witness encourage and strengthen us in this time. They are a reminder of our most important call to Holiness. Let us pray for more vocations and let us pray that we may all be saints!

Sincerely yours in Christ Jesus,

Fr. Matt

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Mass Times for Our Community

From the beginning of the pandemic through the transition to a new pastor, our community has been through a lot.  Our faith and our unity have been our strength.  As we start to come back together to worship, we hope our new trial Mass schedule with help us grow in faith and unity.  We wanted a Mass schedule that makes it possible for Fr. Matt and Deacon Paul to be able to celebrate with us.  We also want to emphasize that we are one Pastorate, one community, with two beautiful worship sites where all are welcome!

Our schedule is:

  • Saturday:  Confessions at 3 PM and Mass at 5 PM (Saint Matthew)
  • Sunday:  Mass at 9 AM (Saint Matthew) and 11 AM (Blessed Sacrament)

One Sunday Mass will still be livestreamed; the 1st and very last Sundays from Blessed Sacrament and the other Sundays from Saint Matthew.

We hope to continue this schedule for a while and then evaluate again how it is working as a Pastorate community going forward.  Hope to see you at our vigil Mass or the early or late Mass at either of our beautiful Parishes – all are welcome!

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Retired.  Now what?

Join the Ignatian Volunteer Corps of Baltimore!  Men and women, 55 years of age or better, consider a year-long commitment to service and spirituality with IVC.  There is no shortage of need in the Baltimore metro region and all skills, lovingly offered, can be matched to the great work of one of IVC’s over 30 non-profit partner agencies.  Attend a virtual (Zoom) info. session on Thursday, November 11th, at 10 AM.  Register at:  www.ivcusa.org/baltimore/  or send an email to:  baltimore@ivcusa.org

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Have you heard about Synod 2021 – 2023?

Pope Francis has called the People of God to participate in the life and mission of the Universal Church.

Date for a Parish Synod listening session to be determined.  More details to come!

Click here for a presentation given to the Pastoral Council about the Synod!

Click here for an FAQ sheet on the Synod!

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Parish town hall meeting on Sunday, November 7th, at 1:30 PM discussing the results of the Mass times survey!

Here is the Zoom link for our town hall meeting this Sunday:

Join Zoom meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86829241835?pwd=QWVoV1Y0aSttSVg2NFhnN3NETVo1UT09

Meeting ID:  868 2924 1835  Passcode:  579184

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  • A Catholic Response to an Epidemic Please note that some of this information was published before all Parishes were closed.
  • Magnificat online – free resources for prayer including each day’s Readings for Mass (weekdays and weekends), Liturgy of the Hours, and more.  To access the Readings for Mass, scroll down to Magnificat online edition, U.S. edition.
  • My Parish App This the Readings and prayers for the Sunday Celebration of the Mass and much more!
  • Find more resources here!

 

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Online Rosary – Saturdays at 10 AM:

As covid-19 and other challenges to our society continue to be with us, our prayers and our actions are still needed!  Therefore, you are invited to join us for a chat, share what you are experiencing, and share what you would like to pray for as we pray the Rosary together.

For this meeting we ask you to register, just for an added layer of security. To register click this link and follow the directions:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvcumgqzIrG9NsuLmWWuw8OlW8ivNW9TM8

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.  You can register up until Saturday morning at 9:30 AM.

 

 

 

Weekly Bible Study with Deacon Paul from Blessed Sacrament – Thursdays from 8 to 9 PM:

This Bible Study is conducted by phone conference and the conversation concerns the Readings for the coming Sunday.  Anyone is welcome to call in and participate or simply listen.

The number to call is:  425-436-6356 

When asked for the code dial:  698937

 

You can also join the call by ZOOM!

Join Zoom meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86893786919

Meeting ID:  868 9378 6919
By phone with no video:  1-301-715-8592

 

The Readings for each week’s Bible Study can be found on the USCCB website at the following link:

https://bible.usccb.org/readings/calendar

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You can watch one weekend Mass LIVE on Facebook and on YouTube every Sunday!  See the schedule above for Mass online.  Visit our Facebook page or YouTube channel to watch recorded Masses from previous weeks.

PLEASE call or check our website for ALL schedule changes.

The Parish office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM.  Please continue to send in your Offertory envelopes and consider signing up for GiveCentral online giving!

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