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You May Know a Future Priest!
Dear Friends in Christ,
The Office of Vocations is initiating a “Called by Name” campaign to enable the people of the Archdiocese to help connect us with the discerners or potential discerners you know.
By referring faithful young Catholic men to us whom you think might benefit from discernment direction, you enable us to invite them directly to events and provide good information to help them discern more diligently.
They don’t necessarily need to be discerning the priesthood – while our emphasis is on the priesthood, we want to help them discern their vocations no matter where God is calling them!
Our Called by Name campaign takes place through the end of January. This deadline will give us enough time to invite young men to our first Men’s Discernment Dinner with the Archbishop, which takes place on February 12th. 4:30 – 8:00 PM. Mass at the Basilica, dinner at the Archbishop’s Residence, and a chance to discuss the priesthood with Archbishop Lori, priests, seminarians and other young men from the Baltimore area. Open to men 14 and older.
For more information and registration, click here.
To refer a young man, click here
Would you like to learn how to pray?
What: J oin your fellow parishioners in groups of 5-12 on a journey of faith, a journey of learning how
to pray. This year’s Lenten small groups will be centered around the theme “Teach Us How To Pray,”
and we will be using the Lectio: Prayer series from Formed.org. You will be given material to
help you pray throughout the week.
Where: In the comfort of your homes
When: The six weeks of Lent, beginning the week of February 26th
Why: To learn how to enter into a relationship with the God Who loves you!
How: Fill out the form in this week’s bulletin, and return it to St. Joseph’s by January 31st. You will be placed
in a group based on your preferred meeting time. Log onto Formed.org to preview the course.
Our parish code is TYHYGQ. Find Lectio: Prayer under the Programs section. There is no cost
for this program. We will contact you with more information once we have formed groups.
Who: You and your parish family, on a journey together to encounter the Lord!
Please contact Kayla Cservek at 301-663-0907×3012 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
Financial Peace University is Coming Soon….
You have a wonderful opportunity to participate in a potentially life changing experience…the Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) program. This 9 session weekly program has been conducted all across the country and has benefited over 2.5 million families over the past 20 years. Two choices will be offered here at St. Joseph’s: Sundays from 12:30 to 2:00PM beginning on January 29; or Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00PM beginning on February 2. The cost is $80/couple (or individual) and includes all classes, books, workbooks, audio CDs, and perpetual attendance rights. We will be showing short videos about the program at Holy Grounds on January 15 and January 22. Also, we will have course coordinators at Holy Grounds to answer questions and provide additional material about the program. You can sign-up for the program or request information by sending us an email at Megs1985@gmail.com
Want to learn even more? Watch these short videos:
Father Frazier Is On Sabbatical!
If you did not receive his letter about his plans, please click on the link below to read it, and please keep him in prayer during the coming months.
Bible Study starting in the new year!
Have you always wanted to read the Bible but just don’t know where to start?
Do you get lost in the unfamiliar words, names, and places?
Then come to St. Joseph’s new Bible Study! Beginning January 26th, every Thursday morning from 10-11:30 we will be studying the Bible using Jeff Cavin’s “The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation.” With this 24-part study, you will get a great overview of the whole Bible.
Let your New Year’s Resolution be to encounter God through His Word! The cost for each participant’s study materials is $34.95. You’ll also need a Bible and a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which are not included in the cost. Everyone is welcome, and no one will be turned away due to inability to pay. Sign up by calling Kayla Cservek at 301-663-0907×3012 or emailing her at email@example.com ASAP
We are considering adding an evening class on Thursdays. If you would be interested in this class, please let Kayla know as soon as possible. We will only add the evening class if enough people are interested.
Read Archbishop Lori’s letter on Vocation Awareness, including an invitation for all to participate in a digital archdiocesan-wide prayer effort in support of vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.
We are excited to announce that our parish has subscribed to a dynamic new online platform called FORMED. You’ll find video programs that explain the Catholic faith, explore the deepest meaning of marriage, receive Bible studies on a variety of topics and inspiring audio talks. It truly is the Catholic faith on demand. Learn how to get FORMED!
Our Christian Stewardship Series teaches about sharing your gifts of time, talent, and treasure, and the importance of embracing stewardship as a way of life. Our Stewardship Ministry has developed a variety of resources to educate and inspire you, including our weekly Stewardship Corner.
In the spring, we invited you to make commitments to prayer, sacraments, and ministry participation, and now we ask you to pledge financial support that is proportionate to the gifts God has provided to each of you. You can find resources to help you here.
As we all are inspired to make stewardship a way of life, we will experience joy and blessings individually and as a parish community. Please keep our parish in your daily prayers as we strive to passionately share the Gospel of Jesus with the community around us and to nourish our parish family through Eucharist, formation and service.
Have you heard the inspiring story of Blessed Father Stanley Rother? Please click to read the latest about his path to sainthood, his life, and a message from Father Frazier about him.
That under the guidance of Blessed Fr. Stanley Rother, we may live out our parish mission and bring the Good News to all we meet. We pray to the Lord.
We are blessed to be able to worship in our beautiful new church. 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 is $11,475
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.
The safety of our parish community is of utmost importance, so we’ve adopted an inclement weather policy. Please click on the link below to read it. If you have questions, please contact James Mannarino, parish manager: 301.663.0907×3036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.