St. Joseph Parish


Jan. 22: Parenting & Stress

PARENTING & STRESS Sunday, January 22, 10:30 a.m., Multipurpose Room Stressed? Come hear Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan, a Licensed Professional Counselor, specializing in the treatment of stress, anxiety, and grief related mental health challenges. Dr. Heidi will speak on “Letting Go: spiritual tools for managing anxiety and stress around life and parenting.”

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 […]

New Freezer! Thank You!

Thank you! The Parish Center Kitchen has a new stainless-steel NSF certified frost-free freezer! I would like to thank all of the parishioners and staff for their generosity of time and resources! This new freezer will benefit our Casserole Collection for Our Daily Bread, and allow for more opportunities of hospitality in the Parish Center! […]

The 2017 Carpenter Cup: Save The Date

Join us for the first annual Carpenter Cup, held this May 9, 2017 at 9 a.m. at the Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix to benefit St. Joseph Parish & School!

Free Bibles!

Free Bibles! We have received some brand new free Bibles for anyone interested. This could be the perfect opportunity for you to get Bibles for family members, friends, and people who want to start a small group Bible study! This could be the time that God is calling you to dive deeper into his Word. […]


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 or call 410-683-0600 x2508. Come say hello! Small Group Sign Up: Take your faith life to a deeper […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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.  […]

“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.  

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 […]