Almighty and loving Father, we humbly pray that You will bless

our revival with powerful assistance of your Sweet Spirit.

Grant that our parish may respond to this time of grace and mercy

Through “Jesus heal Our land; What We Must Do”.


Help us put aside all things that crowd our lives so that we can schedule

these four days to come together as a praying and fasting Catholic community.

We ask for the grace to learn to live the simplicity that Jesus taught in our complex world.


Bless our revival priest, Fr. Sidney Speaks, preacher and

teacher. Prepare his heart with the message you have for us. Fill

him with your Sweet Spirit to help us to be transfigured in Christ.

May Mary, Our Mother, our model and guide, obtain from her

divine Son, all that we need to make this time of spiritual renewal.

This we ask of You, Father, Son, and Sweet Holy Spirit who lives

and reigns forever and ever.  



To Our Beloved Saint Joseph Parish Family:  THANK YOU! 

We are deeply touched and humbled by your outpouring of love and appreciation during our final weeks in Maryland.  Your many well-wishes, hugs, cards, gifts, and receptions have totally overwhelmed us – leading us to constantly marvel, in awe and gratitude, at the greatness of the mighty God we serve. 

Thank each of you for your role in making our nearly seven years of ministry at St. Joseph-Largo our happiest and most satisfying. 

We’ll be temporarily living with relatives until our home in Powder Spring, GA is built in the late fall; but we’ll still be reachable by email and cell:

Deacon Al:; 301-503-3170 and Ms. Jane:; 301-800-5310. 

Dear clergy, brothers, and sisters, WE WILL MISS YOU ALL and continue to pray for you.  May the Lord of love and mercy continue to bless this wonderful parish family, as we bid you a fond farewell. 

Yours in Christ,

Deacon Al and Jane Turner



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, September 22, 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 s 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 September 22, 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.