St. Joseph Parish



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Be Missionary Disciples

Do you have 15 minutes to help make our parish stronger?   On the weekend of the 21st/22nd, we will be taking a survey that  will help us better understand how together we can grow closer to Christ and bring His message of salvation to all we encounter! In preparation for this, please continue to […]


Young Family Survey

In our efforts to serve our young families better, we need your feedback. If you have children under 5? Could you take a moment to answer a few questions? Take the survey at  

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Catholic Business Network

Come to the next meeting of the Catholic Business Network!  Fourth Fridays from 7:30 to 9. at the Radisson Hotel; 2004 Greenspring Drive in Timonium.  CBN’s July speaker was Michael MacDonald, Chairman of Medifast. CBN meetings are open to all.  The first meeting is FREE. please contact Laurie Jantz at (610-597-5538). Find us online […]


Parent’s Day Out Program

Parent’s Day Out Program Our program here at St. Joseph is still new and we are searching of more volunteers to have a fun time with special need children on a Saturday morning for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. only 3 to 4 time each year.  Each volunteer would help a child with activities,  crafts, […]

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RCIA – Becoming Catholic

Are you interested in becoming Catholic or learning about the Catholic faith?   Have you considered becoming Catholic but just don’t know how to go about it? If so, the faith community of St. Joseph’s Parish invites you to learn more about Catholics and their faith through The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults – […]



What is the best way to ensure our parish receives the support it needs to cover operating expenses and continue ministries during the summer months? eGiving through Faith Direct! Please enroll today by visiting St. Joseph’s code is MD318. Faith Direct helps to stabilize our parish’s finances during a time of the year when […]


Transportation Ministry

Our Transportation ministry is available to provide transportation to medical appointments.  If you, or a loved one is in need of transportation to a medical appointment, please call the parish office or Ann Marie Labin. Can you help with Transportation?  Call our office or e-mail for more information.  


Our Daily Bread Casseroles

Casseroles for Our Daily Bread will be collected on the Second Saturday of each month.  Please bring frozen casseroles to the church parking lot between 8:30 and 9 a.m. We have a goal of 100 casseroles per month.  You can help with food items, and monetary donations, as well if you would like. If you can […]


TechTalk with Joe Liberto

Join Joe Liberto on the second Sunday of each month, at 11:30 in the parish center for TechTalk!  Afterwards, there will be time for your questions.  Light (healthy) refreshments will be served!


Fellowship Sunday

Fellowship Sunday is the last Sunday of each month. Please join us in the parish center after Mass, for Fellowship and refreshments.  New parishioners may register at this time.


Food Collection at St. Joseph’s

Our collection of non-perishable food for the Franciscan Center is the last weekend of each month. Please be generous.  Donations are collected before mass at the lower level of our Parish Center.


Shield the Vulnerable

ATTENTION ALL PARISH VOLUNTEERS All parish volunteers must complete the new, mandatory volunteer requirements, as set forth by the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  More information is available on our website at Log onto ‘Shield the Vulnerable’ training at  

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 Council Standing Committees

Parish Council Doug Flick – President Richard Seubert – Vice President Julie Rudolph – Corresponding Boz Borowiecki – Recording Secretary Members At Large Boz Borowiecki Dawn Brader Doug Flick Rosalie Frick Maria Elena Ipoutcha Geoffrey Newman Elaine Pelesh Julie Rudolph Richard Seubert Terry Smith Standing Committees and Contacts Fellowship Mary Lou Jefferson 410-628-1831 Hispanic Community […]

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 […]

Hispanic Ministry – MINISTERIO HISPANO

Nuestra Misión: El Ministerio Hispano de San Jose promueve el crecimiento spiritual 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 […]

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 […]

Clergy & Staff

Rev. Msgr. Richard Hilgartner, Pastor Rev. Jose “Jo jo” Opalda Associate Pastor Mr. Edward Sullivan Permanent Deacon Mr. Don Awalt Permanent Deacon Sr. Julianne Hau, MHSH, Pastoral Associate Ms. Ann Marie Labin Pastoral Associate-Parish Nurse Mrs. Kathleen Schaub School Principal Mrs. Marie Lybolt Director of Religious Education Carlo Stebbings […]

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 […]

What’s New on Facebook?

In addition to our website and our weekly e-mail, St. Joe’s connects with you online through our Facebook group.  Click the link to see what’s new…   [fb_feed]

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 […]