St. Joseph Parish



May 1: Retreat for Ministers to the Ill & Homebound

RETREAT FOR MINISTERS TO THE ILL & HOMEBOUND Saturday, May 1, Parish Center, 9 a.m. – noon. Come meet others who share your passion for serving the ill, while nurturing your spiritual and emotional self. $25. Call the parish office to register & speak with Ann Marie Labin. (410) 683-0600.


May 1: Family Mass & May Procession

Our last FAMILY MASS of the year and the annual MAY PROCESSION are MAY 1 at noon! Please join us for the last Family Mass of the year! Please have each child to bring a fresh flower to Mass, which will be placed in front of our Mary statue. We need children to read, greet/pass […]


May 7: Derby Day Chicken Barbecue!

Join us for the Derby Day Chicken Bar-B-Q on Saturday, May 7 in the Multipurpose Room! Watch the Kentucky Derby with friends, win fun prizes for fun reasons (like last place), and eat good food & good fellowship. Send the following information to Joan Horney, 1625 Beaver Brook Lane, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 or call […]


Events Calendar for the Week of April 24

ANNOUNCEMENTS CATHOLIC REVIEW E-NEWSLETTER The improved Catholic Review eNewsletter recently debuted a new look and increased its frequency to three times a week – bringing all the latest local, national and international Catholic news to your phone, tablet or desktop. You’ll get to read commentary from Archbishop William E. Lori, Father Joseph Breighner and more, […]


Events Calendar for the Week of April 18

ANNOUNCEMENTS SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER AT MASS We offer ASL sign language interpretation at our 12 noon Mass on Sundays.  Do you know someone who might be aided by this service?  Please invite them to come! HOMES NEEDED Three more students from the U of North Carolina Campus Ministry Choir need of places to stay overnight […]

St. Joseph Elementary School

School Board Members Needed Now!

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED NOW! St. Joseph School is now searching for new board members! We are looking for good people who can give several hours each month working with one of our committees and planning for the future of our wonderful school. Committees include: Catholic Identity, Facilities, Finance, Marketing, Alumni Relations and Nomination, among […]


April 24: Gabriel Network Craft Fundraiser

GABRIEL NETWORK CRAFT FUNDRAISER Sunday, April 24, Multipurpose Room Lobby, after all Masses. Handmade jewelry, Orioles Fans designs, designs made by parish craft ministry. All funds will help Gabriel Network client mothers. The Gabriel Network assists them with emotional support, mentoring and with supplies and equipment needed to care for the mothers and children.


May 1 Organ Recital: Lynn Trapp

ORGAN CONCERT BY DR. LYNN TRAPP Church, 4 p.m. Hear the organ played in concert style with music of the masters. Invite all concert-goers and music lovers!


‘Spring’ from Grief and Loss Workshop

‘SPRING’ FROM GRIEF AND LOSS WORKSHOP Parish Center. April 23, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. ‘Spring’ from grief and loss into new life! With grief specialist Frederick Schneider, MSW. Free will offering. Call (410) 683-0600.


Upcoming Events! Week of April 11

Upcoming Events for the Week of April 11: TRANSPORTATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Do you live near Mays Chapel, come to weekend Masses and would not mind driving one or two of your neighbors to Mass as well? Contact Ann Marie Labin at the parish office. TRY THE FAMILY CHOIR! We would like to invite members from Easter […]


Join the Family Choir!

FAMILY CHOIR, May 1, 12noon family Mass We would like to invite members from Easter Sunday family choir and any others kindergarten through adult, to sing a piece from the Easter Sunday music repertoire at the next family Mass on Sunday, May 1, 12 noon. Rehearsals will take place at the usual ‘family choir’ rehearsal […]

Upcoming Events! Week of April 3

Please join us for these wonderful events and opportunities at St. Joseph Parish! Saturday, April 9 STARFISH FOUNDATION BENEFIT Multipurpose Room, April 9. Ecuadoran food, speaker, live music, raffles. More information: Kathy Awalt, OUR DAILY BREAD CASSEROLE COLLECTION Parish Center Parking Lot, 8:30-9 a.m. Last month we collected 132 casseroles, pantry items, and cash […]


THIS WEEK’S NEWS  RACE FOR EDUCATION,  St. Joseph School’s largest fundraiser, is coming soon and we need your help! Donors sponsor the students for “race day” as they compete in a walk/run jog-a-thon for various prizes. This year the school hopes to raise $30,000. Watch your mailbox and the Bulletin for details. ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL […]


Mass of the Anointing – Feb. 28, 2016

The Mass of the Anointing will take place on Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish. The Anointing of the Sick will take place after the Homily in the Mass. We encourage people to come to this Mass who have serious and/or chronic illness, are scheduled for surgery in the near future, and/or […]


Maryland March for Life in Annapolis

Join us for the Maryland March for Life in Annapolis on March 7. A bus is leaving at 4 p.m. from Immaculate Conception Parish in Towson. Call Marci at 410-853-7444 to reserve a spot or e-mail There will be a free will offering. For more information, go to

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 & 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 […]

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 […]