In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows.

The Letter marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To celebrate the anniversary, Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph,” beginning on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020 (12/8/2020) and extending to the same feast in 2021 (12/8/2021).

We are proud to be a pilgrimage site for the Archdiocese for this special year.   We will be holding special events throughout the year.  

  • Adoration Chapel open for private prayer daily from 7 am-7 pm.
  • Daily Mass at 8:30 am Mon-Sat.
  • Main Church open for private prayer Wednesdays after 8:30 daily Mass until 5 pm with the Litany of St. Joseph at noon
  • Together in Prayer 
  • Open for private prayer daily from 7 am-7 pm.

Other Pilgrimage sites identified by the Archdiocese of Baltimore and their activities can be found by clicking here.