St. Joseph Parish


Bishop William C. Newman

The community of St. Joseph Parish and School mourn the loss of Bishop William C. Newman.  For a tribute, biography, and arrangements, Click this link to the Catholic Review piece containing a memorial

Wedding Anniversary Mass

8:30 a.m., May 27, Couples who are celebrating May wedding anniversaries will be able to renew their vows. If you plan to come notify the office at 410-683-0600 Option 1.

St. Joseph Pantry

Before and after all Masses, this weekend (May 27/28) Parish Center Room 2 We will be collecting donations for the Franciscan Center in Baltimore City. Non-perishable food, toiletries, and household products may be brought to the Parish Center Room 2 before or after the weekend Masses. Kindly check expiration dates before donating. Thank you.

Summer Bible Camp: Maker Fun Factory!

Bible Camp Registrations are now open to all! Maker Fun Factory: Created by God – Built for a Purpose! Please register by June 12. Register now at Bible Camp Volunteers are a vital part of a successful Bible Camp. Most positions involve no preparation. For more information and to sign up go to:


Middle school students, you were designed to do great things with God’s love. Camp SMILE is our week long middle school work camp created for 6th – 8th graders who want to make an impact and grow in their faith this summer. For any questions, please contact Chris Wesley at If you would like […]

Get out the vote!

Parish Council elections have started.  Are you a registered parishioner who is over 18?  Do your part for the future of our Parish! Parish Council Bios Parish Council Ballot

Our Daily Bread Casserole Collection

Our Daily Bread casseroles are collected monthly on the second Saturday. Please bring the frozen casseroles to the church parking lot between 8:30-9:00 a.m. Recipes and pans can be found at all Church exits and the Parish Center.  We are looking for volunteers to help collect the casseroles on the second Saturday of each month. […]

Divine Mercy Prayer at St. Joseph

Please feel free to join the Parish Divine Mercy Prayer Group in praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet prayer every Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the church at Our Lady’s Altar.

Music at St. Joseph Parish

SAVE THE DATE FOR QUORUS! Remember the amazing Christmas concert performed at St. Joseph last December by our resident professional men’s vocal ensemble, Quorus?  They will perform a spring concert for us on Sunday, May 28, 4 p.m.  Not to be missed!  It will be FABULOUS!   Freewill offering will go toward their first professional recording. […]

Volunteer Opportunities!

St. Joseph’s has a LOT of opportunities for you to GET INVOLVED, help your community, and grow your faith as we head into Lent! You can still sign up for THE JOURNEY by clicking here! We need greeters for all Masses! Make others feel special by sharing a smile and a warm welcome and be […]

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 […]

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 […]


VIA @ SHENANDOAH VALLEY On July 1st, St. Joseph’s Young Adult Ministry, VIA, will be leading a group up Old Rag Mountain in the Shenandoah Valley to build community and celebrate Mass with Fr. Carlos and Chris Wesley. We will leave St. Joseph’s at 7:30am to drive to the Shenandoah National Park. We will return […]


Join us for Fellowship! YOU are invited for coffee, juice & Dunkin’ Donuts EVERY SUNDAY following the 9 & 10:30 Masses in Joe’s Cafe. 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 level […]

“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 […]

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 […]