St. Joseph Parish



Time to Register for Faith Formation!

  It’s time to register your child for Faith Formation for the 2016-2017 school year. This year, we have a convenient online form with an easy way to pay (also online!). Paper copies are available at the Parish Office, and you also may download PDFs to print at home by visiting the registration page here. Click here for online registration!


New Job & Volunteer Openings!

Liturgy Committee Openings There are positions open to serve on the liturgy committee. The parishioners who participate in this committee plan and execute the liturgical seasons, liturgies and spiritual events at St. Joseph.  There is a monthly meeting.  We need you and welcome you! Contact: Dr. Lynn Trapp, Director of Liturgy and Music, 410-683-0600 or […]


Prayer Shawls Needed

Prayer Shawls We have given over 800 prayer shawls or lap blankets to parishioners in need of comfort or to the chaplains at St. Joseph Medical Center and GBMC to give to the patients. Prayer Shawls and Lap blankets are such a blessing to the recipient, to know someone cares and has prayed for them.  […]


Toiletry Drive – 7/17-7/31

Toiletry Drive Our Camp Smile campers will be creating sock & toiletry kits to be given to the homeless through Happy Helpers for the Homeless. We are inviting you to help our campers serve our brothers and sisters in need by donating toiletries. Small or travel-sized toiletries are preferred for our project. You may drop […]


Fall Events at St. Joseph – Composer David Haas & Busted Halo’s Fr. Dave Dwyer

WELCOME! ENLIVEN YOUR FAITH AT ST. JOSEPH THIS FALL! David Haas to perform at St. Joseph Church Beloved composer to perform the music that has been part of the Catholic experience for 35 years Concert: Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 101 Church Lane, Cockeysville, Md., 21030. Buy tickets here: $15 for adults, […]


“Best of France” with Msgr. Rick & Fr. Francik

  BEST OF FRANCE 12 Days: April 24 to May 5, 2017 visiting Nice – Monte Carlo – Lyon – Chateaux Country – Mont St. Michel – Normandy – Paris hosted by Fr. Gerard Francik, Pastor, St. Mark, Fallston & Msgr. Richard Hilgartner, Pastor, St. Joseph, Cockeysville $3879 from Washington, D.C. (Air/Land tour price is $3219 plus […]


Needed: Talented Seamstresses!

We are in need of talented seamstresses to make Baptismal bibs. If you sew, and have any free time, please consider this worthy ministry. A pattern and instructions are available. For more information please call Maureen Clark at 410-683-0600 ext. 2500.  


NEW MINISTRY: Divine Mercy Prayer Ministry

The Divine Mercy Prayer Ministry will meet to offer the Divine Mercy Chaplet for the sick and those people in need of prayer for their own attentions. We will pray in our group — and, on request, we offer to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet in your home, as well as in the homes of people in […]

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Give envelopes a permanent vacation!

Give envelopes a permanent vacation! This summer, I hope you will consider joining parish families who already support our parish electronically through our e-giving partner, Faith Direct. Your generosity through Faith Direct can provide the consistent resources we need to operate our parish and crucial ministries through the summer. I use Faith Direct with my own […]


Casserole Collection on June 11

Casserole Collection next weekend, 6/11 Saturday 8:30-9:00 a.m in the parish parking lot  Casseroles for Our Daily Bread will be collected on Saturday, June 11.  Please bring the frozen casseroles to the parish center parking lot between 8:30-9:00 a.m. Last month we collected 170 casseroles, cash, and pantry items from 110 families.  Thanks to the […]


Faith Formation Preregistration

for September 2016 for Pre-School  (4 years) through grade 8 students is now being accepted.  See the online form at


School News: Thank You, Parishioners!

SCHOOL NEWS – Thanks to the generosity of St. Joseph parishioners, St. Joseph School Race for Education surpassed its $30,000 goal for new technology by raising a net profit of $40,139! Contributions from the parish totaled 16% or $7,000! Thanks to everyone involved for making this an incredible day for the students and the entire SJS community! – Congratulations to the […]


Bridge Players Needed

BRIDGE PLAYERS NEEDED The St. Joseph Bridge League invites all bridge players for party bridge this Sept. – May. Make new friends, renew old friendships and play bridge with others! Sessions are monthly, held at homes. Individuals without a partner are welcome. If you are interested, please contact Carole or Gus Muller at 410-561-0969.


June 12: Concert by Melodia Rinaldi & Erica Ferguson

MUSIC AT ST. JOSEPH: ERICA FERGUSON & MELODIA RINALDI Church, 4 p.m. Towson University vocal majors will perform a recital of solo and duet music with piano accompaniment in the church. Free will offering. Everyone welcome!


June 14: Blood Drive

BLOOD DRIVE Lower Hall, 1-6 p.m. Teens 17 and older (16 with parental permission) especially welcome. Bring ID and increase your intake of iron rich foods and fluids at least three days before donating.  Appointments:, enter sponsor word STJOSEPHCHURCHCOCKEYSVILLE, 1-800-RED-CROSS, Libby Bryant: 410-472-6976.

Welcome to St. Joseph's

Youth Ministry

St. Joseph’s Catholic Youth Ministry (CYM) program is designed to meet the needs of youth through teaching, fellowship, service, community, and prayer. The program is designed to be comprehensive as directed by the U.S. Bishops’ document on youth ministry– Renewing the Vision. Our goals are: To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each […]

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 […]