Each year, approximately 2,000 visit our historic church to see its beauty and learn about its history. This year, we will have something for everyone in our music line-up. Join us for this festive event!
Bishop Robert Barron’s new video series The Mass will be offered at St. John’s beginning October 2 and continuing each Tuesday. Sessions will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. and repeated at 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Bauer Evangelization Center hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. Registration is required so we can prepare for you properly. Please call or email Joe Swiss at 301-662-8288 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to https://store.wordonfire.org/collections/the-mass to get a preview of the series.
October is marks Respect Life Month, as recognized by the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. This year’s Respect Life Month theme is “Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent.” http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activites/respect-life-program/index.cfm.
Life Chain: Please join in an ecumenical vigil of prayer and reflection to turn hearts away from abortion and toward a culture of life on Respect Life Sunday, October 7, at Rte. 40 and Baughman’s Lane next to WaWa, 3:00-4:00 p.m. For more information call Dolores Gebus at 301-695-3408 or go to nationallifechain.org.
Help save unborn lives! There are over 2000 abortions every day in the USA. Let’s pray to change hearts and minds to end abortion. Join in our prayerful vigil at Planned Parenthood, 170 Thomas Johnson Dr. on Tuesdays, through October 30, or pray at home if you are unable to come to the vigil. More info below. Contact Clarice Roff at 240-490-7085 or go to 40daysforlife.org for more about this nationwide campaign.
Please join us at St. Joseph Church, Buckeystown, for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament which will include prayer, reflection by our priests, and song. We will begin this prayer at 7:00 and it will end by 8:30. We will pray for those who are survivors of abuse, we will pray for our Church and for the change that needs to come about, and we will pray for our community, that we truly may be doers of the Word.
On September 7, Archbishop Lori has asked for a day of fasting and prayer. St. Joseph parishioners will join in the daily 8:00 a.m. Mass at St. John Frederick. A Votive Mass for the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be celebrated. Please join us.
If you would like to attend the celebration on June 6th, please review the letter which was mailed to all registered parishioners on May 4. Note there is a charge for this event and the RSVP deadline is Monday May 21. There is limited seating. Responses will be dated as received and seating will be 1st come, 1st served.
Later in the year, there will be another opportunity to celebrate with Fr. Kevin during a reception after Mass. There will be no charge for this event. More details will be forthcoming.
4th SUNDAY OF ADVENT
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2017
NOTE: There will be no 7:30 am or 1:00
9:00 am Church (English)
11:00 am Church (English)
CHRISTMAS EVE VIGIL
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2017
4:00 pm Church (English)
4:00 pm Hood College Coffman
6:00 pm Church (Sign Interpreter,
6:00 pm Hood College (Mass in
Spanish/Misa en Español)
8:00 pm Church ( English)
10:30 pm Church (English)
MONDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2017
9:00 am Church (Sign Interpreter,
11:00am Church (English)
1:00 pm Church (Misa en Español)
There will be no morning Mass on Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Since 1985, The Frederick Children's Chorus has provided training in the discipline of singing and mastery of musicianship through a performance-based choral experience.
You"re in for a treat when you you join us for their performance "Good Cheer"
Wrapped in sparking paper and tied with festive bows, the timeless Christmas melodies of Adeste Fideles and O Holy Night combine with powerful Italian classics like O Sole Mio to create a truly unique holiday concert. The Sicilian Tenors Christmas Concert... Don’t Miss It!
New this year: All you can eat Spaghetti Dinner by the Knights of Columbus. See flyer for more info!
Stop by the parish hall this weekend for our annual Ministry Fair! Find out how you can lend a helping hand to the parish and the community. Did you know there are ministries and committees that don't require attending meetings or even leaving your home? Find out which one is for you. Come to the Ministry Fair on Saturday and Sunday after all Masses.
The Catholic Daughters are still looking for a few good blood donors for their semi-annual American Red Cross blood drive in St. John’s Sr. Margaret Bauer Evangelization Center on Saturday, August 20, from 9 am to 2:30 pm. Walk-ins are welcomed, however scheduling a time is preferred. Please contact Clarice Roff @ 240-490-7085