logo2 large

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

December 24 – 25, 2023
The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)

Mass Times

Sunday, December 24
4:00 pm
6:00 pm
9:00 pm

Monday, December 25
8:30 am

Sunday, December 24
4:00 pm
4:00 pm – Hood College, Coffman Chapel
6:00 pm
8:00 pm SPANISH
10:30 pm

Monday, December 25

bell tower image - Chris Stone Photography

Jolt of Faith

Cultivating an attitude of gratitude

As we come together to celebrate Thanksgiving, it's a wonderful opportunity to ponder, "How can we cultivate an attitude of gratitude?" One practice, recommended to me by a spiritual director years ago, has made a profound impact on my life, and I'd like to share it...

read more

How building a gratuitous attitude can make you happier

As November unfolds, our thoughts naturally turn to Thanksgiving, that cherished holiday where we gather with loved ones, savor traditional feasts, and express gratitude for the bountiful gifts of the harvest. But let's remember that Thanksgiving is more than just a...

read more

Unite in prayer for those who have gone before us

This November, we embrace a cherished Catholic tradition, a time to remember and pray for all the faithful departed. It's a poignant moment to recall our loved ones who have journeyed ahead, marked with the sign of faith. Although it's heart-wrenching to accept the...

read more