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Please join us at the 4:30 Mass on December 10th to celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This will be followed by a Pot Luck dinner. To help us with the Pot Luck dinner or to bring food please sign up here.
Angel Tag & Christmas Meal Drop Off Schedule:
Angel Tag gifts should be wrapped & dropped off in the historic church basement at any of these times:
– Dec 5-9 from 8:30-4:30
– Dec 10 – ALL wrapped gifts dropped off by 9am
Christmas meal drop-offs may be made in the historic church basement:
– before and after each Mass on Dec 11 & 12
– Dec 12-16 from 8:30-4:30
– Dec 17 – all food dropped off by 9am
– Dec 16 at 6pm to pack meals
– Dec 17 at 9am to pack meals
– Dec 17 at 10:15 to load & deliver meals to one org
– Dec 17 at 11am to help carry food boxes to cars
– Dec 19 at 9:30am to load & deliver meals to one org
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a wonderful way to prepare for Christmas. Join us for our annual Advent Community Penance Services
These communal penance services with several priests from
area churches are scheduled for your convenience during Advent.
We encourage you to attend one of these services.
Saturday, December 17, 10:00 am – St. Peter, Libertytown
Monday, December 19, 7:00 pm – St. Ignatius, Ijamsville
Tuesday, December 20, 7:00 pm – Holy Timothy, Walkersville
Confessions will also continue at St. Joseph’s on Saturdays as usual through Advent. There will be no confession on Christmas Eve and there are no confessions scheduled during Christmas week.
To help you prepare, check out this great FREE resource from www.formed.org:
FORGIVEN: The Transforming Power of Confession is available on FORMED starting today!
The latest addition to the Augustine Institute library of sacramental preparation programs, FORGIVEN carefully explains the Church’s teaching on the Sacrament of Reconciliation, including a practical “walk through” of what happens in the confessional and how every moment connects to Scripture, Tradition, and God’s passionate desire to be with us.
To receive your free access code, contact Kayla@sjcmmd.org
Read Archbishop Lori’s letter on Vocation Awareness, including in vitation 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 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.
Please take a moment to read a message from our parish manager 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 November: $10,994.97 ~ 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.
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.