TO OUR NEW PASTOR~
REVEREND JAMES P. KIESEL!
St Joseph Catholic Church is a Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Baltimore located in Odenton, Maryland. 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.
We want to meet you where you are and hopefully help you grow in a meaningful relationship with God, through Jesus. We are people who struggle and hurt as we face the daily pressures of life. We are also people who are experiencing the life and joy of Jesus Christ in our daily lives. We would like nothing more than to have you join us as we seek, learn, and grow together in our spiritual walks with God.
Please pray the following prayer with us for peace in Syria:
Whether you're seeking God, curious about our fellowship, or attend our Mass regularly, there's something for you here. Our church exists to minister to the real needs of people with the authentic love of Jesus Christ! We invite you to experience the genuine worship, encouraging messages, friendly people and enjoyable atmosphere that are a part of our community. We hope you will come to worship study and celebrate with us often. And, if you do not have a church home, we would be honored to have you consider becoming a part of our fellowship.
If you're already a member of our church, we hope you'll take advantage of some of the resources and tools available to you. In addition, information about ministries, Mass times and community events can also be found here. Our hope is that our website will be one of many ways you stay connected to our church community.
For the latest information on the joining of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church-Odenton, & Church of the Holy Apostles Gambrills, please visit the Greater Odenton Catholic Community Website at www.gocc.org
Prayer for Our Future
Almighty God, we the people of the Church of St. Joseph and Church of the Holy Apostles prayerfully look to the future.
We ask your blessing as we continue to respond to your call.
May we open our hearts and minds to be good stewards of the legacy of faith built by our two parish communities.
Continue to form us as people open to all who seek you.
Continue to fill our worship with your spirit.
Guide our decisions by your wisdom.
Give us courage and hope to accept the changes that will come.
May all we do in furthering the development of our joined parish community be a sign of hope to our neighbors and bring honor and glory to our living and true God, now and forever.
Thank You for Visiting Us Online
We're so glad that you've taken time to visit our website and hope you'll take the next step and become personally acquainted with our church family. We invite you to visit us at 1283 Odenton Rd., Odenton, MD and consider attending a Mass. If you have any questions or need help in any way, please feel free to contact us through E-mail. You can also call us at: 410 551 9238. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Worship and Sacraments
Weekend Mass - Saturday at 5pm, Sunday at 9am, 10:30am and 12pm
Weekday Mass - Tuesday, and Thursday at 9am (Monday & Wednesdays at Church of the Holy Apostles, 8:30am)
Reconciliation: Saturday from 3:30pm to 4pm for youth and from 4 to 4:30pm for adults or by appointment
Sacramental Preparation: Registration and participation in the parish is required for at least 3 months before registration for a Sacrament.
Baptism: The Sacrament is celebrated at 10AM on the 2nd Saturday of each month or at a weekend Liturgy. Parents must participate in a Baptism preparation session which are held on the 1st Sunday of each month. Pre-Registration is required. Baptism preparation kits are available in the Conference Room. The Baptism is scheduled during an interview with the Pastor or Deacon.
First Penance and Eucharist: Registration is required at the Religious Education office.
Youth Confirmation: The process of preparation for Confirmation takes place over a one year period. Teens entering ninth grade or above are eligible to register. The sacrament is celebrated each spring.
Adult Confirmation: Catholic adults who wish to receive the sacrament of Confirmation may be eligible to participate in one of the archdiocesan celebrations of the sacrament which takes place each year. A period of preparation within the parish is required. Contact the office for more details.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults/Youth: Participation in the RCIA process is a year round activity and each individual's situation is different. Interested adults and youth should contact the office for more information.
Marriage: Couples need to contact the parish office at least 6 months prior to their anticipated wedding date.
Holy Orders: Those interested in the priesthood, permanent diaconate or if you have religious life questions please contact the office.
Area Catholic Schools
Monsignor Arthur Slade Regional School www.msladeschool.com/
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School of the Incarnation www.schooloftheincarnation.org/
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Archbishop Spalding High School www.archbishopspalding.org/
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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church www.seaseton.org/
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Church of the Holy Apostles www.holyapostlesmd.org/
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Our Lady of the Fields Roman Catholic Church www.ourladyofthefields.org/
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