Welcome to Our Website!
Welcome to St. Joseph Catholic Church! We are a Roman Catholic parish of the Archdiocese of Baltimore located in Odenton, Maryland. Our pastor is Rev. James Kiesel.
We hope that you will stop by and worship with us if you are in the area. This site is designed to give you information about our church, our members and our staff as well as provide you with information on how to contact us. If you're already a member of our church, we hope you will take advantage of some of the resources and tools available to you. In addition, information about ministries, Mass times and community events can be found here. Our hope is that our website will be one of many ways you stay connected to our church community.
To become a registered member of our parish, please download, and complete a Parish Registration Form
. Completed forms can be dropped off or mailed to the parish office, placed in the collection basket at Mass, or emailed to email@example.com
. Special Announcements
Refer below for special items of interest. Please refer to the parish bulletin, Upcoming Events page, and the parish calendar for events at our parish.
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Worship and Sacraments
Weekday and Weekend Mass times, including Masses offering Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW), can be found by Clicking Here
. Holy Days:
Traditionally, Holy Days of Obligation are:
- January 1 - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
- 40 days after Easter Sunday - Ascension Thursday
- August 15 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- November 1 - All Saints' Day
- December 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Assumption
- December 25 - Christmas, the Nativity of Our Lord
Masses for Holy Days are as announced. Please check the Parish Calendar
or the Mass Times
page for Mass days and times, including whether Vigil (the evening the night before) Masses are being offered or whether the day of obligation is moved to a Sunday as determined by the U.S. Bishops. Confession:
Saturdays from 3:30-4:30 PM or by appointment. Baptisms:
Families expecting a child are asked to contact Fr. Jim Kiesel
in advance of the birth to make preparations for your child's baptism. Marriage:
Couples seeking to celebrate the sacrament of marriage must contact Fr. Jim
at the Parish office at least 6 months prior to their wedding date and participate in Marriage Preparation. Holy Orders:
Those interested in the priesthood, permanent diaconate or if you have religious life questions please contact the office. Anointing of the Sick:
For those anticipating a hospital stay, or are seriously ill, please contact the parish office.
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by noon Monday. Please note that all notices should appear complete with exact wording, any desired graphic attached, and the dates that the notice should appear. Click Here for our Snow Closure and Delay Policy
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