Religious Education

Registration for Religious Education and Rites of Christian Initiation of Children (R.C.I.C.) will begin the weekend of August 26/27 through September 16/17 after each Mass. 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 19th and Saturday, September 23rd . 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 6, 2017, 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. 



The Marian Tweens & Teens Group (by popular demand) will begin monthly "get-togethers" hosted by Our Lady of Grace Sodality. Participants are invited to explore the connection of the Blessed Mother Mary to their real-life interests and concerns. For girls who missed celebrating the launch of the MT&T Group, now's your chance to join those Tweens & Teens who did, for more faith sharing, fun and food in the New Year.

Our Lady of Grace

Contact Mrs. Jane Turner, 301-840-0255 or, to register. 


College Bound Scholarship

St. Joseph has a College Bound Drive. This 2017 College Bound Class consisted of 14 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.