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Sts Charles Lwanga and Companions 03JunComing SOON! Sunday, June 5, at 4pm – Come for a Spirit-filled experience! Mass and Potluck Supper to Celebrate Saints Charles Lwanga and Companions. This Mass fulfills your Sunday obligation.

We will welcome the Church Choir from St. Bernardine Roman Catholic Church in Baltimore, who will lead our worship for the Mass. Please view the YouTube video found in our post to hear them.

Our potluck supper will feature African foods as well as traditional favorites. Sign up here for the potluck.

sacred-heart-of-jesusThis Friday, June 3, is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Please join us for Mass at 9am. Eucharistic Adoration will begin after Mass and continue until 6pm. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be said at noon. Christ’s physical heart symbolizes his love for humanity. Devotion to the heart of Christ is a devotion to Christ’s divine love.

 

 

KEYSFriday, June 17 – Parish Night at the Frederick KEYS! 7pm fireworks game!
 Tickets are still available! Contact the parish office for more information.

 

.egypt-vbs-logoJune 27-July 1 – Vacation Bible School – space is limited! Please register by Friday, June 10!

Experience the Thrill of Visiting Ancient Egypt!
Join Joseph as he swats away scorpions in a dark prison cell…stroll through the golden splendor of Pharaoh’s palace… experience exotic sights and smells in an Egyptian bazaar…be carried away by music wafting through enticing desert air. What a week of fun—and lasting Bible learning!

Make a Lasting Impression with God’s Word
From Opening to Closing and everything in between, kids are transported to ancient Egypt where they’ll meet Bible-times heroes and spend time exploring firsthand the unique culture of Joseph’s world.
Email the VBS team: vbs@sjcmmd.org

VBS Registration Form 2016      Please click here to volunteer     Please click here to donate wish list items

Now hiringDirector of Religious Education & Evangelization ~  The parish is looking to hire someone for this staff position to start by early summer. Please pray for the search and for the person the Lord intends to have join us. Click here to read the job description. (updated 25May16)

 

Stewardship a way-of-life-colorThank you to all who shared your commitment cards during Christian Stewardship Commitment Sunday for your gifts of Time and Talent! We will continue to collect cards in the office, and you may bring them to Mass this coming weekend. Click here for a PDF of the Commitment Card.

In the Stewardship Corner, each week you can follow our new stewardship program. We intend to inform you of events on our stewardship calendar and to educate you more fully about stewardship…what it is and what it isn’t. This column will continue as our parish grows in its understanding of Christian Stewardship.

Click here for all our Stewardship Resources -including the most recent letter from Father Frazier; the Guide to Parish Ministries; and the Time and Talent brochure and commitment card.

 

The Joy of Love 08Apr16Why – and How – We All Need to Read ‘Amoris Laetitia’ – There has been a lot of buzz about Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, “The Joy of Love” which came out on April 8.

 

 

 

 

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Pancake BreakfastSunday, Jun 12, 9an-12n – Pancake Breakfast sponsored by our Knights of Columbus

 

 

Summer PartySummer Party! Saturday, June 18, Dancing from 7:30pm – 11pm in Lapointe Hall

 

 

 

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Learn more about Living Our Mission to Be Missionary Disciples

 

Fr. Stanley Rother-01Have you heard the inspiring story of Father Stanley Rother? Please click here to read about his life and a message from Father Frazier about him.

Did you know that there’s a new book out about Fr. Rother?

That under the guidance of Servant of God, Fr. Stanley Rother, we may live out our parish mission and bring the Good News to all we meet.  We pray to the Lord.

St. Joseph-on-Carrollton-Manor new church constructionPlease take a moment to read a message from Father Frazier about the parish mortgage. We invite you to support the mortgage fund using Online Giving (see the green button above and to the right>>).

Our monthly mortgage fund goal: $11,475 ~ Your gifts in May: $11,781 ~ THANK YOU!

Thank you for your support toward our debt. Please prayerfully consider how you can continue to help. Each week we pass the basket a second time for the mortgage immediately after the first collection.

YearofMercy (2) jpg cropped tightPlease visit our page for resources, links, and more!

 

Snow squallThe safety of our parish community is of utmost importance, so we’ve adopted an inclement weather policy. Please click the snow squall picture to read it. If you have questions, please contact James Mannarino, parish manager: 301.663.0907×3036 or james@sjcmmd.org.

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