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Catholic Church

Frederick | Maryland

A beacon of faith

St. John is the oldest parish in the Archdiocese of Baltimore founded in 1763. The present church is the oldest consecrated Catholic Church in the area, and we are the mother church of the other Catholic parishes of Frederick County. 

But St. John is so much more than just a museum of the past but a vibrant beacon of faith right now. Our bell tower is the highest spire in Frederick and can be seen from Rt 70. It symbolizes what we have been and continue to be a beacon of faith and God’s Love to all.

Mass Times

Monday – 8:00am
Tuesday – 8:00am and 7:00 in Spanish
Thursday – 5:00pm
Friday – 8:00am

1st Saturday of the month – 8:00am
5:00 pm in English and 7:00 pm in Spanish

9:00 am and 11:00 am


Click here for the Ash Wednesday Schedule 

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The Pastorate of St. John and St. Joseph

Ash Wednesday Schedule

Feb 22nd

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Mass Times / Confessions


Jolt of Faith

Suffering and our Faith

It's hard for us to realize, but when we suffer, it helps us grow our roots. It helps us deepen our faith. It's like if I wanna go to the gym and build muscle, have to go through the pain of tearing those muscles so that they can grow bigger. And it's only in...

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Why God lets us suffer?

How we reconcile the reality of suffering with a good and loving god? And as a priest, I can't tell you how many people I've seen leave the church or become a nun because they think How can God let suffering happen? I'd like to share with you a few ways I make sense...

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