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Lent is just around the corner

Pope Francis says, in his 2017 Lenten message,

“This season (Lent) urgently calls us to conversion.  Christians are asked to return to God ‘with all their hearts’ (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the Lord.”

~ Pope Francis, excerpt Lenten Message 2017*

Check out the wonderful opportunities for you at St. Joseph’s  click here . To sign up for Stations of the Cross click here.


St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Save the date!


St. Patrick's Day
Come join us at St. Joseph’s for a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day celebration! It will be held on Saturday, March 18th from 6:00PM until 11:00PM. Go to our St. Patrick’s Day page for  info on ticket sales, wish list, etc. In the meantime if you have any questions please contact Michel Fiscus. Save the date!


Read Archbishop Lori’s letter on President Trump’s
Executive  Order on the immigration ban.  Click Here


Would you like to be part of transforming a young person’s life to passionately follow Jesus?  Read more here


Would you like to learn how to pray? 

What: Join 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 kayla@sjcmmd.org with questions


Father Frazier Is On Sabbatical!father-frazier

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.

Letter from Father Frazier

Resource list from Father Frazier


Read Archbishop Lori’s letter on Vocation Awareness, including an archbishopinvitation for all to participate in a digital archdiocesan-wide prayer effort in support of vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.

Click here to read


formedWe 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!

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Stewardship a way-of-life-colorOur 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.

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Learn more about Living Our Mission to Be Missionary Disciples

 

 

 

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Fr. Stanley Rother-01Have 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.

Here’s a recent TV news story about his life, death, and sainthood cause. (June 2016)
Did you know that there’s a new book out about Fr. Rother?

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.

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St. Joseph-on-Carrollton-Manor new church constructionWe 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 $11,475.00
Your gifts in the month of February are $10,019.45 

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.

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snowThe 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 james@sjcmmd.org.

Inclement Weather Policy

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Parish Mission Statement
We, the parishioners of St. Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor, commit to passionately share the Gospel of Jesus with the community around us and to nourish our parish family through Eucharist, formation and service.

Parish Vision Statement
We plan to form a community of relationships by small neighborhood groups for shared prayer, faith formation, and service through:

Word:     Evangelization:  the Gospel message touches all hearts and brings them to faith in Jesus
Worship: Liturgy: life-giving and connecting to our everyday life; to engage and enrich the community,     celebrating community events together
Works:    Service:  charity and justice towards all; where our outreach truly helps people to change their lives

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