St. Joseph Parish

Welcome to St. Joseph's

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 […]

Clergy & Staff

Rev. Msgr. Paul G. Cook Pastor pcook@sjpmd.org Rev. Jose Opalda Associate Pastor jopalda@sjpmd.org Mr. Edward Sullivan Permanent Deacon esullivan@sjpmd.org Mr. Don Awalt Permanent Deacon dawalt@sjpmd.org Sr. Julianne Hau, MHSH, Pastoral Associate jhau@sjpmd.org Ms. Ann Marie Labin Pastoral Associate-Parish Nurse alabin@sjpmd.org Mrs. Kathleen Schaub School Principal kschaug@sjpmd.org Mrs. Marie Lybolt Director of Religious Education mlybolt@sjpmd.org Carlo […]

Evangelization

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VI’s Encyclical on Evangelization: to nurture the faith of practicing Catholics, to invite back those Catholics who are no longer active in the communal participation of the faith, and to reach out to those who have no […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Liturgy

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]