God’s love for us is poured out in the sacrament of the Eucharist, where Christ is truly present for us, giving us life and healing.
“Christmas Time and Easter Time highlight the central mysteries of the Paschal Mystery, namely, the incarnation, death on the cross, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The Sundays and weeks of Ordinary Time, on the other hand, take us through the life of Christ. This is the time of conversion. This is living the life of Christ.
“Ordinary Time is a time for growth and maturation, a time in which the mystery of Christ is called to penetrate ever more deeply into history until all things are finally caught up in Christ. The goal, toward which all of history is directed, is represented by the final Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.”
(from the USCCB website: http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/ordinary-time.cfm )
Sunday Mass Observances
Saturday–5:00 p.m. ; Sunday–8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 Noon, 5:00 p.m.
Monday-Saturday–8:30 a.m. (Our Lady of the Pilar Chapel)
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturdays–4:00-4:45 p.m., Sundays–4:20-4:50 p.m., or by appointment
Holy Days of Obligation
8:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
~Solemnity of All Saints, Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
~Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Friday, December 8, 2017
Thanksgiving Day Mass
~Thursday, November 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
4th Sunday of Advent (Dec 23rd/24th)
Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. 10 a.m. (NO Noon Mass)
Christmas Eve (Dec 24th)
4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
Christmas Day (Dec 25th)
Feast of the Holy Family (Dec 30th/31st)
Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m., 10 a.m., Noon, 5 p.m.
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (“Theotokos”), January 1, 2018
(While this is a holy day, it is not obligatory in 2018 because the feast day falls on a Monday.)
Monday, 11:00 a.m.
Communion for the Homebound
St. Joseph Catholic Community has trained volunteers ready to bring communion to parishioners who are homebound. We also serve residents of Brinton Woods, Copper Ridge, Fairhaven, Homestead of Sun Valley, Transitions Oakland Manor, Transitions and Springfield. Please contact Biji James via email or call 443-920-9107 if you are homebound, unable to come to mass or in one of our nursing facilities to schedule a minister to visit you.
Preparing for the Sunday Liturgy
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|Perpetual Adoration||In Our Lady of the Pilar Chapel|
|Sacrament of Reconciliation||Saturdays–4:00-4:45 p.m., Sundays–4:20-4:50 p.m., or by appointment|
|Baptisms||During pregnancy, call Cathy Nusbaum at 443-920-9103
(more info on the Infant Baptism page)
|Matrimony||Contact the parish at least six months before the prospective date|