Our Lady of Grace 

Our Lady of Grace Sodality at St. Joseph Church 

May our acts of Love lead us to Mary and to Jesus, the Light of our Life  

Mission Statement and Vision

Our Lady of Grace Sodality was organized in 1943.  It is the oldest society of men and women at St Joseph Roman Catholic Church.  We proclaim our identity as Sodalists of Mary and as her children by promoting devotions to the rosary, by seeking to intimately know Christ Jesus through the intercession of His Blessed Mother and by the example of our lives.

The Sodality seeks to promote a deep spiritual formation of its members and foster a genuine love for Mary and for all humankind.  The Sodality encourages Sodalists to seek to live virtuous lives by abiding in the moral teachings of the Church, and facilitates the sanctification of individual Sodalists to equip them for the work of building up the Kingdom of God on earth.  “Sodalis” is a Latin word, which can be translated as a very close friend or associate, a companion who shares the same principles and who is willing to work together for justice.  The Sodality sponsors programs in liturgy, evangelization, ecumenism and community outreach.

Our Lady of Grace Sodality endeavors to achieve its mission through the following activities:

    Recitation of the Rosary before Mass and with the religion education students

    Group participation in worship

    Sponsoring retreats and pilgrimages

    Serving as sponsors for adult catechumens

    Praying for the deceased and for special intentions of the faith community

    Sponsoring special events honoring the Virgin Mary such as the May procession

    Assisting with First Communicants

    Visiting and bringing the Eucharist to sick and homebound Sodalists

    Serving in the ministries of St. Joseph Parish and making financial gifts to the Parish

    Sponsoring social events for the building up of the community

    Participating in community demonstrations in support of human rights issues

    Promoting the goals of the Sodality Union of the Archdiocese of Washington

Way of Life

It should be stressed to the Sodalist that being a member is not just a series of activities but a way of life.  It is not just a club one joins, but a life one leads.  It is not a hobby for spare time, but a vocation affecting one’s whole life.


Upcoming Events




Dresses for Little Girls Project


New Officers Installation on Sunday, June 5, 2016


The Sodality is HAPPY!      


Just click on the link below!



 Month of Mary Photos

May Crowning May 10, 2014



 The National Black Catholic CongressThe National Black Catholic Congress





Most Rev. Roy Campbell

Bishop Campbell


Janette Bell

Prefect Janette Bell

Vice Perfect

Althea Holland

 Vice-Prefect Althea Holland

Recording Secretary

Stephanie White

Corresponding Secretary


Financial Secretary

Sheila Davis

Sodalist Sheila Davis


Sandra James

Sodalist Sandra James

Spiritual Life

Melody Atkinson

Sodalist Melody Atkinson


Apostolic Life







For more Information about the Sodality please contact one of the following:

Janette Bell / 301.927.5245  [email protected]

Althea Holland /301.390.0813 [email protected]

Melody Atkinson/301.641.3893 [email protected]

Delores Missouri /301.499.9604 [email protected]


Sodality UnionSodality Union of the Archdiocese of Washington

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