St. Joseph Parish



June 14: Blood Drive

BLOOD DRIVE Lower Hall, 1-6 p.m. Teens 17 and older (16 with parental permission) especially welcome. Bring ID and increase your intake of iron rich foods and fluids at least three days before donating.  Appointments:, enter sponsor word STJOSEPHCHURCHCOCKEYSVILLE, 1-800-RED-CROSS, Libby Bryant: 410-472-6976.

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Summer CYO Soccer for Boys & Girls

CYO SOCCER REGISTRATION & EVALUATION BOYS: Delaney Springs Field (2150 Old Bosley Road), 1-2 p.m. Proudly compete for St. Joseph Parish against other parishes in the area! Evaluations and registration for boys 6-14 at Dulaney Springs Field today. $80. Registration: Lizzy Baird,, or at the field. GIRLS: Week of June 6. Proudly compete for St. Joseph […]


Thank You, Ranger Rosary Ministry!

Thank You, Ranger Rosary Ministry! Thank you for making rosaries for the soldiers at Fort Benning, GA. Hundreds of rosaries are requested each week by Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Because of your generosity we are able to share this gift of the Church with all who ask. The Catholic Community at Ft. Benning is grateful for […]


June 12: Concert by Melodia Rinaldi & Erica Ferguson

MUSIC AT ST. JOSEPH: ERICA FERGUSON & MELODIA RINALDI Church, 4 p.m. Towson University vocal majors will perform a recital of solo and duet music with piano accompaniment in the church. Free will offering. Everyone welcome!


May 22: Mass of the Anointing

MASS OF THE ANOINTING Church, 3 p.m. Those with serious and/or chronic illness, the elderly and those who are elderly are all welcomed to this healing Mass. Please invite family members, friends, and neighbors, who may be in need of the healing graces given in this sacrament. For transportation: Ann Marie Labin, (410) 683-0600.


May 26: St. Joseph Community Picnic

ST. JOSEPH COMMUNITY PICNIC Courtyard, 6 p.m. Fellowship, fun and food! Meet people from the parish and school! Free dinner served by parish staff and school faculty. Last names A-L, bring desserts; M-Z, bring salads (potato, lettuce, etc). Everyone is invited!


Bible Camp Volunteers Needed!

Some of best parts of Bible Camp are our fantastic volunteers. Join a great team in helping kids follow the light of Jesus. The Bible Camp fee is waived for the children of our volunteers and a nursery is provided for the younger members of our volunteer families.  This is also a great opportunity to […]


May 14: The Celebration of First Eucharist

Our First Eucharist General Celebration is Saturday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the Church for all those who have prepared for First Eucharist this year.  Please keep these families in your prayers as they continue to bring their children to the Table of the Lord.


May 19: Men’s Fellowship Group

NEW MEN’S FELLOWSHIP GROUP If you are in your 30’s or 40’s, we invite you to be part of our new Men’s Fellowship Group. We will meet once a month in the Parish Center. Our first meeting is May 19 from 7:30-9 pm. We invite you to come and join us, learn more about your faith, […]


May 10: This Week At St. Joseph

ANNOUNCEMENTS NEW MEN’S FELLOWSHIP GROUP!!! If you are in your 30’s or 40’s, we invite you to be part of our new Men’s Fellowship Group. We will meet once a month in the Parish Center. Our first day is May 19 from 7:30-9 pm. We invite you to come and join us, learn more about […]


Parish Council Elections: 2016

ELECTION INFORMATION As a result of the general parish nominations for Parish Council Members-at-large, a list of parishioners is submitted as follows below. Ballots are being distributed in the May 7/8 bulletin and are available in the Parish Center. Please read below for those candidates who have been nominated for Parish Council. Ballots may be […]


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, […]

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 […]