Please describe what situation or person you would like prayer for
After the 9:15 AM and 11 AM masses, parishioners are available as prayer companions in the oratory. They are happy to pray for and with you for any prayer needs you have. Please stop by after these masses.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4
We are here to walk with you on your grief journey. You are not alone. We offer a monthly bereavement group. Please call the parish office form more information at 410-647-4884.
Cancer Support Group | St. Peregrine
Under the patronage of St. Peregrine, patron of those who suffer from cancer, this group meets for prayer, fellowship, and supports, and is open to those who suffer from cancer and their caregivers. The group meets on Saturdays at 11 until noon during the school year.
Contact: Debbie Resta via our parish office at 410-647-4884.
Mental Health Companions
This newly formed ministry at St. John’s recognizes the silent struggles of those who are affected by mental illness. Whether they are a parent, a spouse, a sibling, a friend….of someone with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction or substance abuse, just to name a few…help is available. You are not alone. Feel free to contact our mental health companions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament should be celebrated at the beginning of a serious illness. Please notify the Parish Office at 410-647-4884 when a parishioner is hospitalized. If you are unable to attend mass and wish to receive Holy Communion call the Parish Office to make arrangements for regular visits.
Pastoral Care of the Sick
Christ has called us all to be a person of faith and share by Works of Mercy. Do you wish to feel as if you are faithful to this call? Well you can! And there is no time like the present to think about a ministry to help the Sick and Homebound. You are invited to take up the challenge by being one of Christ’s ministers to be a visitor and bring communion to our sick and homebound.
What greater joy and honor can there be in bringing God to someone who is physically unable to go to church and receive the Eucharist? Many of our Catholic brethren are in hospitals and nursing homes and need a spiritual uplifting? Some of these individuals have no one to visit them. Bringing the Eucharist to them makes all the difference in the world by letting them know that God is with them when they are sick or disabled.
So we need you now! Are you so busy that you can’t give Christ a few hours a month to serve Him? Are you saying no to Christ or a big “YES" - Here I am Lord, I have come to do your will. If you can say “YES” to Christ—well here is your chance by doing one of the following:
- Visiting a nursing home or assisted living unit…three-hour commitment… Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays in the morning.
- Visiting Baltimore Washington Medical Center …a two-hour commitment once or twice a month…Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays in the morning.
- Home Visitor….once a week…minimum of two hours.
If you can say “YES” please call the parish office at 410-647-4884 and leave your name and a phone number where you can be reached.
St. Vincent DePaul Society
This organization exists to help the poor and needy of the parish and surrounding area with food, prescriptions, and emergency funds. On Share Sunday (the first Sunday of every month), non-perishable food items are collected for the food pantry. Proceeds from the poor box support the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s ministry. The Society meets on Wednesday evenings, and volunteers staff the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon to distribute food and funds. In additions, the Society coordinates the annual Advent Giving Tree and oversees donations to other charitable organizations.
Links to Marriage resources from
- the Archdiocese of Baltimore which includes info on pre-Cana and Engaged Encounter Marriage Preparation options, as well as marriage enrichment ideas.
- foryourmarriage.org, an initiative of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to strengthen marraiges
- General Marriage and Family Information from USCCB
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