17630 Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740                              Email: StJoe@ArchBalt.org                                                        Phone: (301) 797-9445                                                                                                                      

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Frequently Asked Questions

This video was produced by Catholics Come Home.org, a group dedicated to reuniting Catholics with the Church.  Regardless of why you left or got out of the habit of going to Mass, you can always come home and return to the practice of the sacraments and the fullness of relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church he founded. We are Catholic. Welcome home.

How do I return?
If you simply stopped coming on your own, all you need to do is make a good confession! We offer confessions every Saturday starting at 5:30 PM or by appointment. If you would like to talk to someone beforehand, please contact us and we would be happy to help you. Do not be afraid, ashamed, or embarassed if it has been awhile and you do not really remember how to go to confession, any priest would be happy to assist you!

What if I am divorced?
We understand that there are many people that shoulder the weight and pain of divorce. Let us help you bear the load. The first step is to contact us and set up an appointment with a priest or deacon. We can help you find healing and closure.

What if I was baptized Catholic, but missed First Communion?
You're not alone! If Catholicism is mostly new to you, it is probably best for you to look at our RCIA program. RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Please contact us and we can help you find the right program for your situation.

What if I was raised Catholic, but missed Confirmation?
Again, you're not alone! There are a few different programs that we offer, depending on your situation. Please contact us and we will make sure that you get into the right spot.

What if my question was not covered on this page?
Don't worry! No matter what your situation is, we can help you return to the Catholic Church. Please contact us, we would love to hear from you and offer help or advice in whatever way we can!

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