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QUORUS Concert — THIS SUNDAY at 4 P.M.!

I am happy to introduce Quorus, a new addition to our music ministry profile at St. Joseph. This men’s vocal group takes professional residency at St. Joseph, a relationship which combines their high quality musical work with the liturgical life of the parish.  The group of 7 members is unpaid, and their presence here will […]

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Oct 2: At Home With Our Faith

  AT HOME WITH OUR FAITH Multipurpose Room, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Discuss, plan and pray for faithful things you can do with your family during the month of October! Kids welcome.

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Tues, Oct. 4: MOM’S GROUP FALL BOOK CLUB

MOM’S GROUP FALL BOOK CLUB Lower Hall (Joe’s Cafe), 7:30 – 9 p.m. For all Moms; discussing My Sisters The Saints by Colleen Carroll Campbell & the relevance of the saints to the lives of contemporary Christians. Repeats every Tuesday until November 15th.

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October 8 – Casserole Collection

CASSEROLE COLLECTION Our Daily Bread casseroles will be collected on Saturday, October 8 between 8:30 and 9 a.m. Please help us serve the hungriest in our community! Last month we collected 165 casseroles, cash, and pantry items from 122 families. Check sjpmd.org/casseroles for the recipe! Joseph’s Pantry could use a few more hands!  This ministry […]

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Oct. 9: FAITH FORMATION FOR ADULTS BEGINS

FAITH FORMATION FOR ADULTS BEGINS Joe’s Cafe (Lower Hall), 10:30 a.m. Our small group faith formation for adults begins with a group for moms, one for dads, and one for all adults. Childcare will be provided! Information about the chosen books: Amy Buttarazzi, abuttarazzi@sjpray.org.

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Oct. 16: Marriage Booster!

Marriage Booster! Sunday, October 16, Multipurpose Room, 10:30 a.m. Edward Herrera from the Archdiocese of Baltimore discusses Gary Chapman’s book, The Five Love Languages. All are welcome! Childcare provided.

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Fall Events at St. Joseph Continue: Busted Halo’s Fr. Dave Dwyer

WELCOME! ENLIVEN YOUR FAITH AT ST. JOSEPH THIS FALL! Busted Halo’s Father Dave Dwyer to speak at St. Joseph Church, Cockeysville Sirius XM’s Catholic Channel star to lead a three-night Mission Preaching Event Sunday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m.: Who is Jesus? Is Jesus your friend? Your final judge? Who was Jesus with his friends? Who […]

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Oct. 21: Autumn Day of Reconciliation

Autumn Day of Reconcilation Friday, October 21 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.: Mass 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Confessions: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., 12:00-2:00 p.m., 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.: Benediction

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Fellowship

Join us for Fellowship! YOU are invited for coffee, juice & Dunkin’ Donuts EVERY SUNDAY following the 9 & 10:30 Masses in the Multipurpose Room. Come meet staff and volunteer ministers! To volunteer for fellowship, contact abuttarazzi@sjpray.org or call 410-683-0600 x2508. Come say hello! Small Group Sign Up: Take your faith life to a deeper […]

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Respect Life Month

October is Respect Life Month! This year’s theme is “Moved by Mercy.” Please help protect life by becoming an informed Catholic parishioner. Materials are available at the parish center, or visit www.usccb.org/respectlife.

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Parish Family Choir

Join the Parish Family Choir! Our parish family choir (kindergarten through adult) will soon begin rehearsals to prepare for the 4 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass in the parish Multipurpose Room with our contemporary music ensemble! All ages are invited! Parents of smaller children are also welcome to be with their child at rehearsal and to […]

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“Sharing our Blessings”

On the last weekend of most months, Joseph’s Pantry will be collecting non-perishable food, toiletries, and household products for the Franciscan Center in the Lower Hall/Joe’s Cafe area of the Parish Center during the weekend Masses. Joseph’s Pantry could use a few more hands! This ministry sorts and boxes non-perishable food, household and personal care […]

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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!

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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 […]

Liturgy

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 […]

Evangelization

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 […]