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Eucharistic Adoration Prayer (800x542) (1)Today is First Friday! Mass begins at 9am, followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 7pm. The Divine Mercy chaplet will be said at noon. Please take this opportunity to pray before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Feel free to come at any time and stay for as long as you can.

 

Tell us what you thinkYour Opinion Matters! Please answer a few questions about our faith formation programs for children in grades K-5. You can help us to help you and all our parish families by completing and returning this survey to parish manager James Mannarino (james@sjcmmd.org) by Friday, May 6. We’ll do our best to accommodate the needs of your family and to respond to your comments. Thank you for your faithfulness in teaching our faith to our children!

Ascension1Throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore, we will celebrate The Ascension of the Lord this coming Sunday.

 

 

 

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.

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.

eucharist-1-w220-h560Congratulations to the parish children who have celebrated their First Eucharist in the past two weeks!

 

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.

 

 

 

Now hiring

Director of Faith Formation & 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 May16)

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Blood Drive logoHelp Save a Life – Give Blood on Tuesday, May 17 (2-7:30pm)

 

Sts Charles Lwanga and Companions 03JunMass to Celebrate Sts. Charles Lwanga and Companions – Sunday, June 5 – We will welcome the Church Choir from St. Bernardine Roman Catholic Church in Baltimore, who will lead the music for the Mass. Please view the YouTube video found in our post to hear them.

 

 

KEYSFriday, June 17 – Parish Night at the Frederick KEYS! 7pm. Fireworks! We’ll be in Stadium section 203. Tickets available soon.

 

egypt-vbs-logoJune 27-July 1 – Vacation Bible School

Please click here to volunteer

Please click here to donate wish list items

Email the VBS team: vbs@sjcmmd.org

 

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Learn 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.

 

 

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: $16,737 ~ Your gifts in May: $1,832 ~ 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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