FISH FRYSView Fish Fry Flyer by clicking HERE! Fridays during Lent (March 4, 11, 18 & 25; April 1 & 8) 4 -7 p.m. St. John Portico, 43 Monroe St., Westminster, MD 21157 Dine-in and carry out available (subject to change due to COVID) $11 adults, $7 kids, free kids 5 & under Adult meals include: Choice of entree (baked or fried fish, shrimp, or veggie lasagna), choice of two sides (potatoes, cole slaw, stewed tomatoes, green beans, or corn pudding), roll & butter. Kid’s meals include: Choice of entree (baked or fried fish), mac & cheese, applesauce, roll & butter. Cash and credit accepted. In case of snow, we follow St. John’s Winter Weather Policy. For additional questions, call 410-848-4744. To learn more about Lent & Easter 2022, visit sjwest.org/lent-easter
"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.
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.
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.
To find out more information about our Saint John School and becoming part of the excellence of Catholic education, please click HERE.
Fr. Mark is delighted to announce that Archbishop William Lori has assigned Fr. Andrew DeFusco as our new associate pastor effective July 1, 2018. Ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Baltimore in 2014, Fr. Andrew has served for the past four years as associate pastor of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. Before ordination, believe it or not, Fr. Andrew served as a seminarian and then deacon at Resurrection of Our Lord in Laurel, Maryland where he served with Fr. Mark from 2012-2014. He also served as a seminarian intern for a summer here at Saint John. For more of Fr. Andrew's biography, please click HERE.
In the early hours of Friday morning John, Terri, Jonathan, Hannah and Nicolas Pierce lost their home to a devastating fire. As part of our Saint John parish and school family we have established the “Pierce Family Fund” to help provide for their needs over the coming months as they begin to rebuild. We will be taking a collection at Saint John next weekend, March 17-18th, at all Masses. You can also donate directly here: http://www.givecentral.org/location/508/event/15349 Thank you in advance for your generosity and please keep the Pierce’s in your prayers.
Fr. Mark called our parish family to renewal during his Ash Wednesday homily. Ashes are a byproduct of purification and we are called to experience a "burning in our soul" as we journey on the path of continuous conversion. Instead settling, its time to become the "best version of ourselves"...NOW! To watch the entire Ash Wednesday liturgy, please click HERE.