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 Who is My Neighbor book coverThis Lent, would you like to deepen your life of faith, prayer, fellowship, and love of neighbor? Then join a small group in the parish Discipleship Series program! Read more here.

UPDATE: Sign-up date extended to this Sunday, February 7. Books will be available to pick up this coming weekend at Mass, and groups begin next week.

 

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Click here for all our information about LENT.

2016 Lent BookletThis weekend: We are happy to offer each family a booklet of reflections, “A Mission of Mercy,” to guide your Lenten journey. We also have Lenten activity booklets for children. Look for them on a table in the narthex.

 

 

Valentines-Day-2014-Gift-Wallpaper-Picture-CardJust in time for Valentine’s Day! Get your gift card this weekend for your special valentine, or order one and pick it up the following weekend on either the 13th or Valentine’s Day!  All proceeds benefit the mortgage fund.

 

World Marriage Day

World Marriage Day is February 14. To celebrate, we will publish anniversary information for couples celebrating wedding anniversaries of 10 years or more this year. Please provide your names, wedding date (include year), number of years married, and your phone number or email address by Sunday, February 7, to parish@sjcmmd.org . Thank you and May God bless all our married couples!

 

February 9 (Tuesday)  7pm ~ Rosary-making gathering in Lapointe Hall. All are welcome (including children) to join in this ministry of making rosaries to be sent to people around the world. Contact Joe Brashears at 301.748.7180 (cell) or 301.874.5163 (home) or email joe.brashears@comcast.net.

 

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Stations of the Cross will be held each Friday of Lent beginning Friday, February 12. We invite you to participate as readers, canors, and crucifers. You can sign up here.

 

 

Monstrance for Adoration (800x532)PLEASE NOTE: this month’s Mass and Adoration has been rescheduled to NEXT Friday, February 12. Mass begins at 9am. Adoration will end at 6pm. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be said at noon.

 

 

 button_online_giving_greenParish expenses don’t stop when it snows! In fact, we have additional expense for snow and ice removal and heating. So when winter weather keeps you home from Mass, we ask you to please make up your missed offering.To assist you, the church provides a convenient electronic giving option for one-time or regular contributions. Please click the green button or contact the parish office for details. To those who have made up missed offerings – thank you for your generous financial support of your parish!

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A message from Archbishop Lori: “The Archbishop’s Annual Appeal helps us to bring the Gospel to our community of faith and fulfill its spiritual needs. Indeed, the Appeal helps us radiate Christ’s light, enabling parishes to continue enriching the spiritual communities they have built, and to guide the Faithful through every stage of life by celebrating Mass and the Sacraments with them.” Read more here.

 

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K-of-C-Fish-FryFriday Fish Fry Suppers will begin on February 12, thanks to our Knights.

 

St. Patrick's Day hatSaturday, March 12 – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration (click for more info about supporting this event!)

 

May 13 & 14 ~ The Called & Gifted Workshop: Discover God’s call for your life!

 

KEYSFriday, June 17 ~ Parish Night at the KEYS! vs. Lynchburg Hillcats, 7pm

VBS 2016 Egypt27June-01July16 ~ Vacation Bible School! Our theme is “Egypt: Joseph, from Prison to Palace.”

 

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

 

A Light Brightly Visible-page-001Learn more about Living Our Mission to Be Missionary Disciples

 

Teaching Mass Nov15 010 (800x532) close cropPlease click here for the most recent information about Fr. Leo, including a new mailing address.

 

 

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.

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: $16,737 ~ Your gifts in January: $10,736 ~ 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.

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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