May 23, 2020 - We invite you to mail a note to the parish office for Father's Day with the names of those whom you would wish to enroll in the annual Father's Day Novena. The names of all those who are sent to us will be placed on the Saint Joseph altar for these times of special remembrance.
Last Update: May 29, 2020 - Please read these guidelines carefully and be prepared to observe the following protocols and procedures as they are mandated by the Archdiocese and our civil authorities, and represent the consensus of the medical community.
Although Gov. Hogan announced 5/13 that Masses are to begin to reopening, the Archdiocese has it's own policies that only allow for Wedding or Funeral masses at this time.
May 12, 2020 - Message from Fr. Bill, on what we're learning during this time when we can't join together as a church community
April 20, 2020 - Each Monday at noon, we invite you to join the City of Baltimore in a moment of prayer for all those affected by the pandemic. To mark the moment of prayer, listen for church bells ringing at noon and via the hashtag #BaltimorePrays on social media.
MyParish App is a great resource for daily prayers and Catholic news, plus quicklinks to the Shrine ... right on your phone!
April 1, 2020 - In short, the presence of the COVID-19 situation is a “just reason” to delay the fulfillment of this duty and thus the obligation is moved to a time in the future when these sacraments are available again.
April 1, 2020 - Answering the questions: What is the special indulgence recently granted by the Apostolic Penitentiary for those who are sick and their caregivers during the time of the COVID-19 outbreak? What is a plenary indulgence? Why is an indulgence granted by the Church? What should I do if I want to seek an indulgence?
April 1, 2020 - The pope said his response would be, “Do what the Catechism (of the Catholic Church) says. It is very clear: If you cannot find a priest to confess to, speak directly with God, your father, and tell him the truth. Say, ‘Lord, I did this, this, this. Forgive me,’ and ask for pardon with all your heart.”
Most 2020 conferences have been postponed until 2021. The Pastoral Formation Office is in the process of determining alternative programs and activities to to keep everyone spiritual enriched.