The Nativity

Advent & Christmas Mass Schedules 

(Click here for a printable Advent and Christmas schedule in PDF format.)

Advent Liturgical Schedule

 Weekend Masses

Saturdays: 5:00 p.m.

   Saturday, December 15 - Anointing of the Sick - 5:00 p.m.

                                                           Children Choir Lessons and Carols - 7:00 p.m.

 Sundays: 8:30 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.; 6:00 p.m.

Monday - Friday: 8:15 a.m.

 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Holy Day of Obligation - Masses

Friday, December 7:00 p.m. Vigil

Saturday, December 8: 12:00 Noon

  Christmas Season Liturgical Schedule

Christmas Eve - Monday, December 24

Vigil Mass: 5:00 p.m.

Carols: 11:00 p.m.

Christmas Day - Tuesday, December 25

Masses: 12:00 Midnight; 10:00 a.m.

Feast of the Holy Family - Sunday, December 30

Vigil Mass, Saturday, December 29: 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 8:30 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.; 6:00 p.m.

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Holy Day of Obligation - Masses

Monday, December 31: Vigil 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 1: 10:00 a.m.

Epiphany of the Lord - Sunday, January 6, 2019

Vigil Mass, Saturday, January 5 - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 8:30 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.; 6:00 p.m.

Baptism of the Lord - Sunday, January 13, 2019

Vigil Mass, Saturday, January 12 - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 8:30 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.; 6:00 p.m.


Winter started early this year!

Help the Good Samaritans supply warm clothes to the children of our neighborhood schools (Dodge Park,Columbia Park and William Paca Elementary Schools and Kenmoor Middle School. Bring new coats, hats, scarves, gloves, socks, & mittens and place them in the collection box located in the church foyer. If you are giving a monetary donation, please make your check payable to: Good Samari- tans Ministry and drop it either in the collection or at the church ofÞce.

Deadline for donations is Dec. 9th

Thank you for your continued support, and MAY GOD BLESS YOU


Announcing Part 2 to our Landings program. Landings2 is a resource for anyone wishing to deepen their spiritual life and develop as mature disciples of Christ. Landings 2 meets every other Saturday, at 1:00 p.m. If you are a graduate of the Landings program or completed RCIA, or if you are seeking spiritual growth, I urge you to consider our new program and explore the possibilities. Contact Freddie Poole for more information at: 3013350048


Saturday, March 2, 2019

7pm to Midnight

Tickets Now on Sale!

A true New Orleans Gala~ $ 75 per person For tickets call
Vernon Hawkins—301-336-0284 or Cal Thompson—301-928-2157


The St. Joseph, St. Vincent de Paul Society food pantry is in need of food donations as requests for our service have increased. We are appealing to our St. Joseph Family to help those in need by donating non-perishable food items during this Thanksgiving season. 

To ensure that we receive items that are needed, food recommendations are provided below. Food categories have been paired with the first letter of your last name.

Please bring your food items and leave them near the St. Joseph Statue. Thank you for sharing your gifts for those in need.

A-C              Canned Proteins

                   (Tuna, salmon, and chicken)


D-F             Canned Fruits

                   (Pineapple, peaches and pears) 


G-I              100% Fruit Juice

                   (All sizes, including fruit boxes)


J-N              Pasta and Sauces

                   (Spaghetti sauce)


O-S             Soups

                   (Beef stew, chili, chicken noodle, tomato)


T-Z             Cereal

                  (Cheerios, cornflakes, grape nuts, raisin bran, Oatmeal, cream of wheat, grits)






Did you know that Sodality is NOT FOR WOMEN & GIRLS ONLY?
Did you know that this Catholic organization was first established for young school boys in the 16th century by a Jesuit priest?
In fact, women and girls weren't admitted to Sodality until almost 200 years later!
Sodality's Marian Tweens & Teens Group is hosting a Get-Together on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 12:30 to 2:30p.m. in Rosemont A. All are invited, especially middle school girls and boys, to come out and explore with Sodality's Marian Tweens & Teens Group on TBA from 12:30 to 2:30p.m.  A light lunch will be provided.

Why is the Blessed Virgin Mary so important in your life now?  How can she help you draw closer to Jesus?  Come see, for fun and faith-sharing, food and fellowship at the next Get-Together of the Marian Tweens and Teens Group on November 17, 2018 from 12:30p.m. to 2:30p.m. in the Rosemont Room. This is  an outreach ministry of  Our Lady of Grace Sodality.

Participants are invited to explore the connection of the Blessed Mother Mary to their real-life interests and concerns. 

Our Lady of Grace


Religious Education

These classes are for students who are not in Catholic school and are in the 1st grade through 8th grade and for those children 7yrs through 15 yrs old, who have not completed or begun the Sacraments of Initiation (R.C.I.C.). Religious Education will begin Tuesday, September 26th and Saturday, September 29th . All new registrations should be accompanied with a copy of your child Baptism certificate and a small school picture. Contact Bernadette Crawford in the church office for questions, details or concerns. 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for those 16 years or older will begin Wednesday, September 12, 2018, in Classroom 1 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm RCIA is a period of reflection, prayer, instruction, discernment and formation for approximately eight months.

If you are NOT baptized or baptized in another Christian church and desire to become Roman Catholic orif you were baptized in the Catholic Church but never received Confirmation or First Holy Communion or if you would like to expand your understanding of the Catholic faith, you are invited to participate in the process of RCIA.

For additional information or to register, contact Deacon Al Turner or 301-503-3170. 



College Bound Scholarship

St. Joseph has a College Bound Drive. This 2018 College Bound Class consisted of 18 remarkable parishioners who dedicated consistent service to various St. Joseph ministries. As a self-supported initiative, your contributions are the sole support of the COLLEGE BOUND SCHOLARSHIP. Donors wishing to support the College Bound Fund may place their contributions in the clear marked box in the Foyer through the first of August. Awards take place during the 11:00 a.m. Mass in August before deserving students continue their educational pursuits at the college of their choice.