June 22, 2021

VBS 2021

Vacation Bible School 2021 - Rocky Railway July 19-22, 9 a.m.-12 noon

Vacation Bible School 2021 is FULL for participants! We have over 200 people registered. We have colors for every day! Be sure to wear your Red on Monday, July 19th! Here are our colors! Meet in the Portico at 9am. ALL HELPERS MEET at 8:30am in the Portico! July 19: Red July 20: Blue July 21: Purple July 22: Green
February 2, 2019

Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries

Next weekend, Saint John will launch our 2019 Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries at our parish. Formerly known as the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, the same support for the spiritual and corporal works of mercy in our local church is being requested under a new name and a new brand. With the support of Annual Appeal monies, the Archdiocese of Baltimore provides pastoral, educational, and charitable ministries to parishes and families throughout the Archdiocese. 
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September 29, 2018

Fr. Mark’s Homily for Mass of Reparation

Here is Fr. Mark’s homily: Hope Has Two Daughters that he delivered at our Mass of Reparation here at Saint John on Tuesday, September 18th. “We remove our outer garments, wrap a towel around our waists and wash the feet of those who have been the victim of godless deeds, whose innocence was lost, whose voices were not heard and whose lives have been shattered.”
August 18, 2018

We Stand With You!

"Let me be abundantly clear...we stand with you! This betrayal of trust has been both 'criminal and morally reprehensible.'There is no place within the priesthood for those who harm children or prey on the innocent and vulnerable. There is no place for a shepherd of the Church who has failed to act on credible accusations. We stand with those who have been tragically affected by abuse. Only the Light of truth, transparency and accountability will begin the delicate task of piecing together those lives that have been shattered. We fully commit ourselves to the rebuilding of the Church to ensure that his plague will no longer ravage the Body of Christ." Please read Fr. Mark's full letter HERE.    
August 10, 2018

Little Sisters of the Poor Nun Run

Help the Little Sisters of the Poor in the their ministry to the residents of Saint Martin's Home in Catonsville, MD by participating in this year's Nun Run by joining our parish team, "Blisters for Sisters," on Saturday, September 8th at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. To find our more information or to register, please click HERE.
July 20, 2018

Guppy Gulch Family Trip August 22

GUPPY GULCH WATER PARK NOW OPEN TO FAMILIES (12 & up)!!   August 22 We will be taking a bus to Guppy Gulch and now all family members 12 and older are invited.  Guppy Gulch has a blob for launching people, zipline, waterslides, floating trampoline, floating climbing walls, floating obstacle courses, paddleboards, and much more.  Check it out at guppygulchcamp.com.  Cost will be $35 per youth.  We will leave promptly at 8:00 am (be here at 7:50 am!) by bus (and most likely some car pool) from St. John and return around 6:00pm or a little after.  Everyone should pack a lunch and snacks, but there are some snacks for sale as well.  Modesty is a must, so please wear a conservative one piece bathing suit or dark shirt and shorts.  This is one you don’t want to miss!  For further information and to RSVP as soon as you can please contact me at rgrinstead@sjwest.orgor 410-848-8443 x238.

July 2, 2018

Fr. Mark Establishes our Parish Leadership Team

Fr. Mark has established a Parish Leadership Team model for our parish. While the pastor remains the spiritual leader and executive authority of the parish,  the Parish Leadership Team (PLT) exists to assist the pastor in managing the parish. This involves everything from strategic decisions and people management to operations and finance. The role of leadership team members is to look beyond their areas of expertise or responsibility in order to help the pastor protect the good of the entire parish. A pastor is a better leader when he surrounds himself with good leaders and opens himself to their input and influence. Please watch the video of Pat Lancioni's presentation and go more in depth with The Amazing Parish HERE.