St. Joseph Parish


Feb. 11: Usher Ministry Formation Meeting

USHER MINISTRY FORMATION MEETING Saturday, Feb. 11: 8:30 – 11 a.m., Church & Parish Center All St. Joseph ushers and anyone interested in serving as a new usher should come to this meeting. We will pray as a group, receive new printed guidelines, reflect on the art of hospitality, and study the purpose of this […]

Feb. 26: Organ Concert

ORGAN CONCERT Sunday, February 26: 4 p.m. Immaculate Heart of Mary, Towson Dr. Lynn Trapp joins Dr. Jennifer Pascual, Director of Music at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC, to perform an organ duet concert.


ST. JOSEPH’S 18TH ANNUAL PRESIDENTS DAY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT February 17-20, Joe’s Cafe, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Cheer on the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams all weekend! Donations collected at the entrance will be given to the Malone Family Fire Fund. Volunteers needed for door, scoring, concessions! Call: Brian Becker, or 410-241-8376.

Urgent Action Needed: Physician Assisted Suicide Bill

Urgent Action Needed: Physician Assisted Suicide Bill We need your help! The Maryland General Assembly is considering legislation again that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in our state. It only takes 30 seconds of your time for you to make a difference in the defeat of this dangerous legislation. Next weekend during Fellowship there will be […]

Feb. 15: Catholics in Annapolis (Lobby Night)

CATHOLICS IN ANNAPOLIS (LOBBY NIGHT) Wednesday, Feb. 15: Annapolis (meet at St. Joseph for carpool at 1:30 p.m.) 3 p.m. at St. John Neumann Mission Church: presentation about current issues by the Maryland Catholic Conference. 5:00-6:30 p.m.: Meetings with state legislators. 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Reception dinner. Contact Kati Belsole at the parish office. Register:

Feb. 19: Happy Helpers For The Homeless

HAPPY HELPERS FOR THE HOMELESS Sun., Feb. 19, Joe’s Cafe, 1:30 p.m. BRING YOUR FAMILY! Families are invited to join us! We will start with assembling a service project, then caravan down to Our Daily Bread. Sign up: Amy,

Mar. 4: Given Couples Retreat

GIVEN COUPLES’ RETREAT March 4 – Church & Parish Center, all day For married, engaged and dating couples! Talk by Sr. Clare Hunter, FSE, great music by Josh Blakesley, and an opportunity for Reconciliation. Info and registration:

Feb. 25: SJS Vegas! Casino Night

SJS VEGAS! CASINO NIGHT Feb. 25: Multipurpose Room, 7 – 11 p.m. It’s the social event of the season for the St. Joseph School and Parish community! Casino guests will enjoy a delicious catered dinner by Tasteful Occasions, bottomless beer and wine, a Sagamore whiskey tasting tent, and $200 of FunBucks to play your lucky […]

Lenten Small Group Experience: The Journey

THE JOURNEY . . . A WAY TO DEEPEN YOUR EXPERIENCE OF JESUS During the month of February, our parish will provide everyone an opportunity to sign up for The Journey, a six-week process of sharing, prayer, and reflection that can help everyone—active parishioner or not—grow in faith. The Journey brings us into contact with […]

March 1: Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday March 1 begins the season of Lent Ashes are distributed at all these liturgies. 7 a.m. Mass (spoken) 8:30 a.m. Mass (music) 10:30 a.m. Mass (with St. Joseph School, music) 12 noon & 5 p.m. Liturgy of the Word Service (music) 6:30 p.m. Mass (music) 8 p.m. Spanish Mass (music)

Inclement Weather Policy

Parish Weather Closure Policy If Baltimore County schools are closed, all activities at the parish and school are canceled, including morning daily Masses.  If Baltimore County schools are late, daily Masses continue as scheduled.  If Baltimore County closes schools early, or cancels afternoon and/or evening activities, ALL Parish and School events are canceled. Weekend Masses […]

March for Life

Today, 60 of our parishioners, and those from our neighboring parishes, met at St. Joseph’s to travel to Washington, D.C. to join thousands marching for the rights of the unborn.  Fr. Carlos was interviewed about today’s march for WBAL-TV.  Watch the video

Noticias de la Comunidad Hispana / Hispanic Community Update

(This letter is in Spanish and English. Scroll down to read it in English!) Querida Comunidad, Quiero actualizar algunas de las actividades que la comunidad hispana ha estado haciendo durante el año pasado. Somos una comunidad creciente y una nueva comunidad joven; sin embargo, es una comunidad muy activa, con sangre joven y especialmente mucho […]

New Mom’s Group Book Club: “The Best Yes”

Join other moms from the parish as we study Lysa Terkeurst’s The Best Yes. Come to any of our discussion group times: Tues. at 7:30 p.m. in Joe’s Café, Weds. at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center Room 1, or Fri. at 9:45 a.m. in Joe’s Café. (Children welcome on Fr. mornings.) For more information, […]

My Sister’s Place Lunch Collection

My Sister’s Place Lunch Collection St. Joseph collects lunches for My Sister’s Place Women’s Center every second Saturday of the month from 9:00-9:30 a.m. on the right side of the Parish Center. Please bring 8 prepared lunches. This is a w onderful family service opportunity that can be done at home! Each lunch bag must […]

Welcome to St. Joseph's

Social Action – Outreach/Advocacy

Through our Parish Social Outreach Ministries committee, programs and projects take place throughout the year to aid those in need within our parish and the larger community. The work of the committee – and those who unite with it – is modeled on the works of mercy given to us by Jesus,. Volunteers attempt to […]

Parish & Community Life

The major social event for the parish is Fellowship Sunday, usually held the fourth Sunday of the month, but subject to change for special events. Parishioners are encouraged to meet in the Parish Center after Sunday Masses to enjoy refreshments and meet other parishioners. Other opportunities for our parishioners to gather to renew acquaintances and […]

Our Heritage

Beginning in the 1840’s, hundreds of Irish and Italian immigrants found employment in Baltimore County in the numerous kilns and quarries as well as on the railroad which linked Baltimore with Pennsylvania. To care for the spiritual needs of these immigrants, the Reverend Thomas O’Neill held Mass from 1846 to 1850 in the home of […]


The Liturgy is Christ’s perfect work of worship of His Father. He joins us to Himself, especially at this Mass, so that we may worship God more perfectly. Members of the Liturgy Committee, acting on behalf of all parishioners, focus on the various aspects of good liturgy and its practical implementation. From their individual study […]

Health Ministry

Respect Life Ministries The Respect Life committee has three sub-committees, which attempt to develop ministries and program that meet some of the needs of the parishioners. The parishioners with special needs such as the elderly, homebound, mentally and physically challenged, the unborn, as well as those in a crisis pregnancy, in a hospital/or nursing facilities, […]

Family & Youth Faith Formation

The Parish Faith Formation Program ministers to our young people attending public or private schools, where Catholic faith is not taught in order to help them develop a strong and lasting relationship with God. Parents play a vital role in this process. Classes are offered weekly (September ~ May) for Preschoolers through Grade 12. Family […]


St. Joseph Parish consciously tries to implement the three components of Catholic Evangelization as outlined in Pope Paul VI’s Encyclical on Evangelization: to nurture the faith of practicing Catholics, to invite back those Catholics who are no longer active in the communal participation of the faith, and to reach out to those who have no […]

Celebrating the Sacraments

• Eucharist In the celebration of the Mass our parish family comes together to grow in understanding of God’s Word and to share the gift of Christ himself in communion. The Eucharist is the foremost way in which people of St. Joseph Parish demonstrate and celebrate their oneness with God. MASS SCHEDULE Monday – Friday […]

Scouting at St. Joseph – Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cubs

Boy Scout Troop 497 Boy Scout Troop 497, founded in 1959, presently numbers over seventy boys. We are a “Boy Run” operation and pride ourselves on the accomplishments of our young men over the years. Heavy emphasis on Leadership, Character Development, and Personal Responsbility are some of the keys to our success. We are an active organization […]

Knights of Columbus Fr. O’Neill Council 4011

The Father O’Neill Council 4011 of the Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization of Catholic men dedicated to the Church. We will expend our energies toward preserving the sanctity of life and making a difference in the community via service and charity. In pursuit of these objectives we promote family, develop friendships, enjoy fraternalism […]

Hispanic Ministry – MINISTERIO HISPANO

Nuestra Misión: El Ministerio Hispano de San José promueve el crecimiento espiritual y personal de la comunidad Hispana, y la asiste en los ámbitos religioso y social a fin de promover una major integración en la parraquia y en la comunidad de Cockeysville. Además, coordina los esfuerzos de los feligreses Hispanos para desarrollar y enriquecer […]