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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

7:30 am, 9:00 am and 11:00 am


Our Mission: Love God; Live Faith; Serve All

bell tower image - Chris Stone Photography

Jolt of Faith

Making Holy Week Truly Holy

Join us as we delve into the profound significance of Holy Week and how it can transform our lives. From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, each day presents an opportunity to reflect on Jesus' sacrifice and the gift of eternal life. Let's make the choice to walk in His...

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Living as Disciples: Pointing Others to Christ

In this past weekend's gospel, we heard Saint John the Baptist literally point out Jesus to his apostles and say, 'there is the lamb of God.' John's role as the forerunner was to prepare the way for the Lord. Just as he did, each of us, by virtue of our baptism, is...

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