Prayer Requests

Please describe what situation or person you would like prayer for

Prayer Companions

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.

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.

Funeral Information

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

Pastoral Care of the Sick and Homebound

We regularly visit and bring communion to those who are physically unable to go to church and those who are in hospitals and nursing homes.   By bringing the Eucharist and simply spending a few minutes with them, we let them know that God is with them when they are sick or disabled.

If you are unable to attend mass and wish to receive Holy Communion (or are caring for someone who is sick or homebound), please call the Parish Office at 410-647-4884 to make arrangements for regular visits.

Ongoing Support

Bereavment

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 mhcsjsp@gmail.com.

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Marriage Resources
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St. Vincent DePaul Society

We provide a food pantry and limited financial help with utilities (cut off notice required), prevention of eviction (must have been to court and have notice signed by Judge), and prescriptions.  We are staffed by volunteers on:

  • Tuesday from 10 AM – 12 Noon and 2 – 4 PM (except a Tuesday after a Monday holiday, where we are only open 2-4 PM)
  • Thursdays from 10 AM – 12 Noon and 2  – 4 PM
  • Fridays from 10 AM to 12 Noon

To be aided by our conference, you must live in Severna Park, Arnold, Millersville, Pasadena, or Severn, and bring a Photo ID.  You can reach us at 443-261-0109 during our volunteer hours.

If our office is closed, these other agencies may be able to help:

Severna Park Assistance Network (SPAN) :  Monday – Thursday from 10 AM – 2 PM,  and Mondays from 5-7 PM.  SPAN is located behind Our Shepherd Lutheran Church at 400 Benfield Blvd, Severna Park (410-647-0889)

North County Emergency Outreach Network (NCEON): Mondays and Wednesday 10 AM – 4 PM, Fridays 10 AM – 2 PM.  NCEON is located at 304 5th Avenue, Glen Burnie (410-766-1926)

 

Respect Life Resources and Emergency Numbers

Pregnant, Need Help? Call the Gabriel Network at 1-800-ANGEL-OK

Suffering Post Abortion Stress? Call Project Rachel Baltimore 410-625-8491 or email (To learn more: www.project-rachel.net)

Are you miscarrying? Want to bury your child? Click to Learn more or Call Holy Innocents Ministry 410-547-3142 or email

End of Life issues?  Need advice: Contact the National Catholic Bioethics Center or call 215-877-2660.

Support for anyone dealing with a severe or fatal prenatal diagnosis; Isaiah’s Promise: info@isaiahspromise.net

Natural Fertility Care:  Olga Ballengee, Creighton Model Fertility Care Practitioner (443) 945-9473;  Anchorfertilitycare.com; olga@anchorfertilitycare.com

Bereavement

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.

Say Yes to Christ!

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:

  1. Visiting a nursing home or assisted living unit…three-hour commitment… Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays in the morning.
  2. Visiting Baltimore Washington Medical Center …a two-hour commitment once or twice a month…Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays in the morning.
  3. 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.

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.

Marriage Support

Links to Marriage resources from

 

Want to learn about Natural Family Planning?

The Creighton Model FertilityCare System is a modern, precise, and effective system of family planning that can be used by couples either to achieve or to avoid pregnancy. It is based upon knowledge and understanding of women’s naturally-occurring phases of fertility and infertility. Couples learn to recognize patterns that indicate times of fertility and infertility that help them make informed, deliberate choices regarding the achievement or avoidance of pregnancy.  Click here for more info.