St. Joseph Parish


blood drive

Help Support our Blood Drive!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Red Cross Blood Drive: Tuesday, June 9 from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Lower Hall. As summer vacations approach, it is important to boost the blood supply for the seasonal decline, from June through August. More than 1,000 units of blood are needed each day to maintain a safe supply […]


Happy Memorial Day!

On behalf of the Parish Clergy and Staff, we wish you and yours a happy, healthy Memorial day weekend!  Please note that The Parish Office will be closed Monday, May 25, in remembrance of Memorial Day. There will be only one Mass at 8:30 a.m. The office will re-open Tuesday, May 26.  


Food Collection at St. Joseph’s

Our collection of non-perishable food for the Franciscan Center is next weekend, May 30 and 31.  Please bring all donations to the lower level of the Parish Center before or after Mass.  

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Catholic Business Network

Catholic Business Network of Baltimore May Meeting   Friday, May 22, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel; 2004 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD  21093   CBN’s May speaker will be Kevin Manning, President of Stevenson University, who will speak about the importance of vision and values in organizational success. CBN meetings are open to all who want to […]


Parish Picnic (Tuesday, June 2)

Parish Picnic June 2, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Help us celebrate the work of our dedicated volunteers!  Live music, good food catered by Towson Deli North, and friends! We ask only that you bring something to share!  If your last name begins A-K bring a dessert or appetizer.  From L-Z bring a salad. (Think enough for 6 […]


Summer Bible Camp (June 22-26)

Summer Bible Camp (June 22-26) Take a Walk on the WILD SIDE! New friends, amazing experiments, games, lip smacking snacks, surprising adventures, and incredible music! Unforgettable Bible stories show the unconditional love of Jesus. Information and registration are on the website under “ministries.”   Help Support our Bible Camp Volunteer meeting on Tuesday, May 26 […]


“JOSEPH” at Sight and Sound

LET’S GO TO SIGHT AND SOUND ! June 9 in Lancaster County, PA to see a live production of “JOSEPH” $110.00 per person including the show,  meal and transportation. Call Joan Horney at (410)252-8053 for reservations


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  


Parish Council Elections

Elections for at-large members of the Parish Council are underway. Information about the candidates was provided in the May issue of The Joseph, and ballots are being distributed to registered parishioners at Masses on May 9-10 and May 16-17. Completed ballots can be placed in the offertory collection or returned directly to the Parish Office […]

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…