ADMINISTRATION: Stewards of His Love

September 2020

CCD Registration 2020-21

CCD Registration is will continue through September 27.  The first class will begin on September 27.  Classes will be held in-person, downstairs in the CCD classrooms at the St. Francis Hall, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.  Proper precautions for wearing masks, social distancing and hygiene will be followed and provided for. The cost of registration is the same as last year ($30 per student, $60 max per family).  For additional information call the parish office at 301-934-8825. Registration form is HERE

Fundraisers for Good Shepherd Pantry UPDATES!!!

Donors: On behalf of St. Mary Church Newport and the Good Shepherd Food Pantry, we would like to extend a big thank you to everyone that participated and supported our recent online fundraiser. All proceeds will benefit the Good Shepherd Food Pantry, which helps us to serve those in our local community.

A special thank you to the following restaurants and stores for their support and their generous donations:

Apple Spice Junction – La Plata
AR Workshop - LaPlata
Benny’s Sub Shop (Chinese and American) – La Plata
Bollywood Masala – La Plata
Captain Billy’s Crab House – Newburg
Chick-fil-A – La Plata
Eastern Chinese Restaurant – La Plata
Hunan Star III – La Plata
Jersey Mike’s Subs – La Plata
Marie’s Diner – La Plata
Tropical Smoothie Café – La Plata
Hugh C. Gardiner, Inc. – Faulkner
Wicomico Shores Golf- Mechanicsville

Winners of the Sept. 5 Online Raffle: CONGRATULATIONS WINNERS!!!!! Contact the church to schedule your pick-up (301-934-8825) Remember to wear your mask and bring your license and thank you for your continued support.

Raffle #1
Yeti Tundra 65 Hard Cooler in Navy
Cheri Steger

Raffle #2
$300 Lotto Bundle
Cynthia Cease

Raffle # 3
$300 Lowes Gift Card
Brenda Nairn-Davies

Raffle #4
Apple Watch: Series 5, Space Gray with Black sports band (GPS)
Danielle Welch

Raffle #5
AR Workshop for two (gift certificate for $200)
Joann Lennon

Raffle #6
Taste of Charles County:
Brian Sanford

Raffle #7
Yeti Roadie 24 Hard Cooler-Navy
Frank Wathen

Raffle #8
Stihl MS170 Chainsaw
Mike Davis

Raffle #9
$250 Target gift card
Megan Moore

Raffle #10
Wicomico Golf Weekday Green for 4 with Cart
Marc Abresch

Raffle #11
Speaker: Ecogear Waterproof
George Heinze

Raffle #12
Blackstone 28” Griddle
Brian Moore

Raffle #13
Bushel of #1 Live Crabs and
Lisa Brown

Raffle #14
$300 Lotto Bundle #2
Nichelle Underwood

Raffle #15
Yeti-Hopper Flip 18 soft cooler-Navy
Margaret Stortzum

Raffle #16
Taste of Charles County #2
Pamela Tenpenny

Raffle #17
$300 Amazon gift card
Sheila White

Raffle #18
$150 Food lion gift card
Lacey Santora

Raffle #19
$150 Cabela’s gift card
Joanne Smith

Raffle #20
$300 Walmart
Jennifer Batts

Raffle #21
$300 Lotto Bundle #3
Jessica Lawrence

October 2020

St. John Vianney Healing Mass, Oct. 1

Monthly Healing Masses Starting Back Up Again at St. Mary, Newport Thursday, October 1st:
All are welcome. Monthly Masses with healing prayers, in honor of Saint John Vianney, are on the 1st Thursday of each month at St. Mary, Newport Parish. The Litany of St. John Vianney will be recited after Communion, and our Pastor, Fr. Michael Briese will offer prayers of healing for mind, body and soul.
Confessions begin at 6:00 p.m.; Mass begins at 6:30 p.m., with the Sacrament of Reconciliation continuing during Mass. (Face Masks are required.)

Download the flier HERE

Blessing of the Animals, Oct. 3

St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals and it is part of our Franciscan tradition to bless our furry friends on or near St. Francis’ feast day.  So, gather with your pet in front of the St. Francis Hall on Saturday, October 3rd, 11:00 a.m.  Bring your dogs, cats, birds, gerbils, snakes, geckos, or any of God's other fuzzy furry slimy creatures (please NO rats),and Father Michael will bless these creatures of God.  For more information, please contact the Parish Office at 301-934-8825.

Download the flyer HERE

Family Fun Shooting Day Event, Oct. 11

You are invited to St. Mary Church, Newport in a "Family Fun Shooting Day Fundraising Event".  Date of event:  Sunday, October 11.  Activities begin at 12:00 p.m.  Location:  Bliss in the BArn, 11770 Charles Street, La Plata, MD  20646.  Many activities will be available such as:  Fun Clay Pigeon Shooting, Clay Pigeon Shooting Games, Supervised Air Rifle Activity for Children, food and drinks available, gun raffle, and more.  Bring your lawn chairs, ear/eye protection, and gun.  Guns MUST BE TRANSPORTED IN A CASE FOR SAFETY.  Please fill out a registration form and send NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 23 to:, or mail to:  St. Mary Church, Newport 11555 St. Mary's Church Road, Charlotte Hall, MD  20622.  For additional information contact Diane Beuchert at 410-456-6536.

Download the flyer HERE

Good Shepherd Food Pantry, October 17

ST. MARY’S NEWPORT GOOD SHEPHERD FOOD PANTRY is open the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. For more information, you may contact Evelyn Lawrence at 301-643-6597, or call the rectory at 301-934-8825. Want to help? Download a list of needs HERE.

Read all about us in this article in the Catholic Standard HERE.


St. John Vianney Shrine Blog Post

Our St. John Vianney Shrine was recently reviewed in a Catholic travel blog post. Read about it HERE!

More coverage HERE

November 2020

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