St. Joseph Parish



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, […]


Christmas Flowers

Christmas Flowers: As an alternative to placing wreaths and decorations in the cemeteries, parishioners are invited to contribute to decorating our Church for Christmas. Please use your envelope included in your December packet or pick one up from the back of Church. Please print legibly the names of those being remembered. A list will be […]

A nutritious lunch in a brown bag.

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 […]


Dec. 20: Advent Day of Reconciliation

ADVENT DAY OF RECONCILIATION Church: Confessions 9-11 a.m., 12-2 p.m., 3-5 p.m., 7-9 p.m. Experience the Sacrament of Reconciliation; Benediction at 9 p.m. & Adoration, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.


Dec. 17 & 18: Tree Lighting and Live Nativity

Come out to see our wonderful tree lighting & a live nativity featuring parish children this year! PARISH TREE LIGHTING Courtyard, after the 4 p.m. Mass Gather around for carols and prayers followed by cookies & hot chocolate! LIVE NATIVITY & SING-A-LONG Multipurpose Room, 10:30 a.m. All are invited to experience our live portrayal of […]


Dec. 11: Quorus Christmas Concert

Our men’s ensemble, Quorus, will present a wonderful program of Christmas music with help from our very own parish singers on Sunday, December 11 at 4 p.m., St. Joseph Church Join us for a beautiful Christmas concert by Quorus, our men’s vocal group in residence, supported by our parish music ministry. Freewill offering.


The Giving Tree

Our Giving Trees are placed at all the exits of the church. Please consider taking a tag and donating a needed item. The Giving Trees will be up throughout Advent. Collection Dates: 11/26-27: Toys for Children of St. Gregory’s Parish 12/3-4:  Baby Items for Foster Care Infants, Catholic Charities 12/10-11:  School Supplies, Household Items, and […]


Dec. 8: Mass Times for The Immaculate Conception of Mary

Join us December 8 for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation: Vigil Mass (Spanish), Wed. 12/7 at 7:30 p.m. December 8:  7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (school), and 7 p.m.


Advent Giving Opportunities!

Advent Giving Opportunities! Don’t miss your chance to get involved and make a difference! Poor Box: 11/26-27 Week 1 International Rescue Committee The International Rescue Committee in Baltimore provides a chance for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America. Services include housing assistance, language and literacy […]


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! […]


Dec. 10: Casserole Collection

CASSEROLE COLLECTION We are grateful for your continued help in feeding hungry patrons at Our Daily Bread in Baltimore! Pick up a casserole pan in the back of the church after Mass, make the easy recipe located at, and drop your casserole off Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Parish Center parking lot between 8:30 […]


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 […]

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 […]