News and Upcoming Events

St Joseph Catholic Church has many upcoming events for our members. Please refer to this page to find out about upcoming services, meetings, events and other church related information.

We will also be posting news bulletins or pertinent information regarding our church, community, ministries or staff.
Financial Assistance  3/27/14  (9:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
We offer financial assistance to residents of Odenton, Gambrills, Severn & Hanover for either cut off/turn off notices or eviction notices. Please bring your photo ID and your notice. Due to our gates being closed at the main entrance, we ask that you come onto our property through Monterey Ave., then left onto Gill Street, which will take you onto our property. Funding limitations require us to assist You only once in a 12 month period.

SHARE THE WORD!  3/27/14  (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Please come the following Thursday to Study and pray with the Scripture Readings for the following Sunday. If you desire to deepen your prayer life and your knowledge of scripture, then join us! We will be meeting in the Conference Room.

INCLEMENT WEATHER/SICKNESS POLICY  3/30/14
St. Joseph’s Snow Policy - When a weather emergency (ice, snow, flooding etc.) creates hazardous travel conditions the policy here at St. Joseph’s copies the Anne Arundel County School closings. Therefore if school is cancelled there will be no activities and the offices will be closed. If school is delayed, there will not be morning activities, including mass, and the Parish Office will also be delayed. If school is dismissed early, due to inclement weather, there will be no evening activities. If it is on the weekend please use other resources to find the status of the mass schedule such as our weather line.

Obligation to Attend Mass - The Archdiocese of Baltimore reminds Catholics in the area that Church law excuses Catholics from fulfilling the Sunday obligation to attend Mass due to a “grave cause” such as unsafe travel due to severe weather conditions. Those who cannot safely attend Mass are encouraged to listen to the Sunday Radio Mass on WBAL-AM (1090) at 9:30am or watch the TV Mass on EWTN.

Bringing Home the Word!  3/30/14
Bringing Home the Word is a downloadable resource to aid in reflecting on the Sunday Scripture readings. Each week, the readings for Sunday and the week following are listed for your reference.

THE MONTHS OF MARCH & APRIL ARE ON OUR WEBSITE.

. The main article relates the Sunday Gospel to our lives today.

· "Sunday Best" relates to some aspect of our Catholic identity, usually focused on Sunday.

· "The Home Church" offers a faith-filled reflection and an activity for families.

· "Prayer" can be used as a table blessing or in a small group meeting.

· "Reflection Questions" provide thought-provoking questions that encourage discussion among families and other parish groups.

Please go to the Bringing Home the Word link on the left of this page and click to see the links for the whole month or for each weekend. We also have a Bible Search link on the left which will connect you to our New American Bible, courtesy of the USCCB!

Online Giving  3/30/14
We are now offering Online Giving, a web-based electronic contribution application. We are providing this service so that you have the option to manage your contributions online or with your offering envelopes. This service is safe and secure, and it is convenient for you, & for our parish staff. You are now able to sign up on this parish website, by clicking on the Online giving link and by scrolling to the link at the bottom of the page, or in the middle of the home page. Please, sign up today!

Sodality of Our Lady  4/10/14  (9:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
The Ladies of the Sodality invite you to attend Mass in the Day Chapel, followed by a business meeting at 10am in the Lounge. All ladies are invited!

Book Talk  4/10/14  (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Our next book selection is Eric Lax’s book, Faith Interrupted: A Spiritual Journey. A profoundly personal, deeply felt exploration of the mystery of faith—having it, losing it, hoping for its return. The son of an Episcopal priest whose faith is balanced by an understanding of human nature, Eric Lax develops in his youth a deep religious attachment and acute moral compass. An acolyte from age six and as comfortable in church as he is at home, he often considers becoming a priest himself. Eventually his faith guides him to resist military service in Vietnam. His principles will not allow him to kill, and he is willing to go to jail for them. His faith abides until, in his mid-thirties, he begins to question the unquestionable: the role of God in his life. Whatever his doubts, Lax engages with his father, who shaped his faith and was its anchor, and his college roommate and close friend George “Skip” Packard, whose youthful faith mirrored his own, and who chooses military service and mortal combat. Their ongoing and illuminating dialogues—full of wisdom and insight, probing all the avenues and aspects of religious conviction—reveal much about three men who approach God, duty, and war in vastly different ways. A compelling, powerful, and thought-provoking examination of faith. Read the book, & then join in the discussion on Thursday, April 10th, at 7pm, Lounge. All are welcome!

Celebration of the Triduum  4/17/14
Please see information from the flyer on the website quick link "STAND, SCHEDULES & NEWSLETTER". Or you can find the flyer on our bulletin board.

Living Stations of the Cross  4/18/14  (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
You are invited to journey along with our youth, the Way of the Cross, in the Church Sanctuary.

Bingo at St. Joseph  4/23/14  (6:30 PM - 10:00 PM)
Corrigan Hall-Wednesdays 7:15pm-Doors open at 6:30pm. Admission starts at $10! We play 34 games and pay out $2500 in prizes nightly. Kitchen is open from 6:30-9pm. Come join us for cash prizes, good food, and fellowship! For information call 410 551 6072

Catholicism Faith Formation Program  4/28/14  (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Journey Around the World and Deep into the Faith. There will be a presentation of select episodes of the popular DVD series illustrating the splendor of the global church. With creator & host Father Robert Barron, participants are immersed in the art, architecture, literature, beliefs & practices of Catholic tradition as they learn about Catholic teaching. Discussion will follow. All are invited to attend.

GOCC Parish Mixer  5/03/14  (6:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
The two parish communities of Holy Apostles and St. Joseph are having an adult mixer for people to meet and mingle before the parishes officially join. Beer, wine, soda, and appetizers will be served. For more information and how to RSVP click here to download the flyer.

Flower Sale  5/04/14
The youth groups of Holy Apostles and St. Joseph are having a flower sale to help offset summer workcamp expenses. Great varieties and great prices! Treat Mom for Mother's Day or just spruce up your yard after a long winter. Orders must be received by May 4 and plants can be picked up on May 10. For more information and an order form Click Here.

Please contact us to get more information about any of these upcoming events or if you wish to add an item to our schedule.