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St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Hagerstown, MD

News and Notes

Online Giving

We are pleased to announce that our parish is now offering Online Giving. 

If you have not yet signed up for Online Giving, please consider this method of contribution. Online Giving can stand on its own as a means of donation or can be used in conjunction with your regular offering envelopes and offers additional benefits for you as a giver.

Some of these benefits include:

*No need for writing checks

*Option to remain anonymous

*Financial planning allows you to align your paychecks with your parish's offertory schedule

*Allows you to give even if you are unable to attend parish services

*Contribution amount is easily adjusted

*Credit card option allows you to take advantage of any benefits such as airline mileage or cash bonuses *Use Online Giving in conjunction with offering envelopes

*No need to share confidential credit card or bank account information with parish staff; enter it directly into the Online Giving secure site

If after signing up you decide you do not wish to continue giving online, you are able to discontinue at any time. Donation amounts, frequency of giving, and account information are easily adjusted and in the complete control of the giver.

Link to our secure Online Giving Website: Online Giving

Parish School of Religion​
Classes resumed September 10th

Registration forms and calendars are now available on the Parish School of Religion Page.

Please see our 2017-2018 PSR Faith Formation Flyer.

Discovering Christ - a seven week experience

Thursday nights through November 16th, 2017

Discovering Christ is a seven-week experience where anyone and everyone, from the baptized in the pews to the unbaptized, is invited to hear the Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ. Discovering Christ helps people enter into or renew a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, experience the love of God the Father, and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to live as God’s children.  

For more information visit our website.

American Girl Bingo - RESCHEDULED
The American Girl Bingo scheduled for October 14th in Riggie Hall has been rescheduled to December 2nd. There will be 16 games and 2 specials featuring Seven American Girl Dolls including the 2016 and 2017 Dolls of the Year. Other prizes will include American Girl Accessories, Play Sets, Style Collections, Books and Videos. Raffles and door prizes will also be available, with lunch and snacks for sale. The doors will open at noon with the first game at 1:00 pm. A limited number of tickets (200) will be sold for this event for $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Order your tickets now via PayPal ($20 plus $0.88 service fee) or by calling the parish office at (301) 797-9445.

REACH Cold Weather Shelter

SAVE THE DATE!  The Catholic Parishes of South Washington County will be volunteering at the shelter for the week of November 12-19, and December 30th. 

To volunteer please contact Neil Becker at 240.818.4314, or Julie Becker at 240.818.5192 or call, text or email For the December date, contact Janet at or 301.481.8426.

Opportunities include working in the kitchen, helping with check-in, hospitality in the dining room, and monitoring the laundry facility. If you are a morning person, you can assist with breakfast from about 5:00am-7:00am M-Su. Night owls may volunteer to stay at the shelter overnight (just in case staff needs assistance). Details about the volunteer duties and more are on the REACH website, too. Thank you in advance for considering this valuable ministry.

We're going on a trip to the Pacific Northwest and California!

September 16th - 23rd 2018

Highlights will include Seattle, Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, Portland, Columbia River Gorge, Newport, Bandon State Natural Area, Redwood National Park, Eureka, Avenue of the Giants, San Francisco, and a choice of San Francisco Bay Cruise or a City Tour of San Francisco.

More more information please see our flyer or visit our trip website.

Adult Faith Formation Opportunities

Saint Joseph

  Divine Mercy Chaplet – Fridays 3pm (Chapel)

  Miraculous Medal Novena – Thursdays 6:00pm (Chapel)

  Under Construction (men) – Every other Wed at 7pm, on hold until November, after Christlife.

Saint Augustine

  Rosary - Sundays at 8am

Saint James

  Morning Bible Study (women) – Tuesdays 10am

  Men’s Group - Every other Thurs 7:30pm (office)

  Rosary - Sundays 10am

Evangelization Activities

  Christ Life – Thursday nights through Nov 16th (register on-line

  All are Welcome!! Stop in and see the exciting plans we are working on!

  Door to Door – (rotates locations) next one November 7th 5pm (Williamsport) 

Get Connected!!!

We have four ways to digitally get connected and stay connected to St. Joseph's

Our Webpage, our Facebook Page, Our myParish app, and Flocknote!

Visit our GetConected page or see our flyer to learn more!

Regular Mass Schedule

Saturday Evening Vigil Mass - 4:30 PM; Reconciliation at 3:30
Sunday -   10:15 AM,  12:15 PM,  1:45 PM (Spanish)

7:30 AM - Morning Prayer Group
8:00 AM - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at St. Joseph
8:00 AM - Tuesday and Thursday at St. Augustine

As announced, please see bulletin.

Phone: (301) 797-9445                                                                                                                            

17630 Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740                                                                                                                           

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