St. Joseph Parish


We mourn the loss of Cardinal William H. Keeler

Cardinal Keeler was Archbishop of Baltimore from 1989 to 2007.  He was 86 years old, and passed today.  Our parish, and our Archdiocese, mourn our loss of a reverent, and faithful servant.  Click the post to be directed to links about Cardinal Keeler’s life, and information about his arrangements. Photo credit: The Catholic Review Coverage […]

2017 Carpenter’s Cup Golf Tournament

Join us for a round of Golf, and help support St. Joseph Parish and School.  Tickets available Now.  For more information, or to sign up, Click the Link or visit  

Carpenter Cup Sponsorship Packages

THE CARPENTER CUP SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES Tuesday, May 9, 9 a.m. at Hillendale Country Club Co-chairs: Msgr. Richard Hilgartner, John Cirincione Carpenter Cup Sponsorship Packages Title Sponsor: $5,000 Two foursomes Company logo with top billing on all promotional materials and websites Full page ad in tournament program Acknowledgment at event Signage at the event Carpenter Cup […]

Lenten Simple Suppers

Encounter God, others, and yourself this Lent through our Lenten Simple Suppers! Join us most Fridays in Lent for a simple meal, a chance to hear Stories of Hope by people whose lives are changed by Catholic Relief Services’ programs, and connect with the community. Everyone is invited to participate in Stations of the Cross […]

Would you like to be a Eucharistic Minister?

Would you like to be a Eucharistic Minister at Mass and for the homebound? EUCHARISTIC MINISTER ORIENTATION Monday, March 13: Parish Center & Church, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. This will be an orientation and training for new Eucharistic Ministers and any current EM who would like to refresh their ministry. We will begin in […]

Lent, Holy Week & Easter at St. Joseph Parish

Stations of the Cross Each Friday of Lent: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7 1:30 p.m.: Stations of the Cross 7 p.m.: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Stations of the Cross and Benediction. Bilingual Stations of the Cross Fridays, March 10 and March 31 at 7:00 p.m. Good Friday, April 14 at 3:00 […]

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 […]

Lenten Small Group Experience: The Journey

THE JOURNEY . . . A WAY TO DEEPEN YOUR EXPERIENCE OF JESUS During the month of February, our parish will provide everyone an opportunity to sign up for The Journey, a six-week process of sharing, prayer, and reflection that can help everyone—active parishioner or not—grow in faith. The Journey brings us into contact with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]