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  • MassTimes 

    • Saturday: 4:30 PM EnglishEnglishEN St. Joseph
    • Sunday: 8:30 AM EnglishEnglishEN St. Augustine 10:15 AM EnglishEnglishEN St. Joseph 10:30 AM EnglishEnglishEN St. James 2:15 PM SpanishEspañolES St. Joseph
    • M W F 8:00 AM EnglishEnglishEN St. Joseph
    • Mon Fri 11:30 AM EnglishEnglishEN St James - resumes April 1, 2022
    • Tuesday: 6:30 PM BilingualBilingualBI Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction at St. Joseph 7:00 PM SpanishEspañolES St. Joseph
    • Tue Thu 8:00 AM EnglishEnglishEN St. Augustine
  • Confession Times

    St. Augustine 
    Sunday 8:00 a.m. 

    St. James
    Sunday 10:00 a.m. 

    St. Joseph:
    Saturday 3:30 p.m. 
    Sunday 1:30 p.m. Spanish
  • Bulletin Links

    Each week you can use the link below to see the latest bulletin:

    CLICK HERE to see this week's Bulletin!
     
    CLICK HERE for Archived Bulletins
  • Events:

    Catholic Daughters RADA Sales
    This is an ongoing fund raiser selling quality American made products.  See Events under the About button at the top of this page.

    Rosary  Makers  Come join the Pastorate Rosary Makers.  All ages with an adult are welcome.  We meet now through May on the second Sunday of the month from 2-4 pm.  Join us at St. Joseph in the last classroom at the end of the hall.   No experience or skill needed.  All supplies are provided.  We make rosaries for the missions, first communicants, confirmation, RCIA, hospitals and more.
    For more information email Denise Kelly at denisemkelly3@gmail.com 

    Breakfast In Bethlehem
    Saturday December 10 from 8:30-11:30 in Riggie Hall
    Fun for families of the pastorate.  A breakfast followed by games, crafts and a live Nativity. Donate a food item for the Food Bank as a way to help others in need.
    Reservations neede by Dec. 2 to Catholichome2020@gmail.com or text Linda at 301-991-9174 with number and ages attending.

    Catholic Daughters Christmas Cookie Sale
    Starts December 10 and continues December 11 at St. Joseph Church after masses.

    Indulge yourself or buy for company and friends to support programs in the pastorate.

    Lessons and Carols Christmas Concert
    December 11  7 p.m. at St. Joseph Church
    Come with friends and family to enjoy familiar carols, hear lessons of Christmas and participate in the fun.

  • Today's Readings

  • Act of Spiritual Communion

    Below is a traditional Prayer of Spiritual Communion. It can be prayed if you find yourself unable to receive the Eucharist, or even in the midst of your daily work, lifting up your thoughts to God. 
    My Jesus,
    I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
    I love You above all things, and I desire
    to receive You into my soul.
    Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
    I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
    Never permit me to be separated
    from You.  
    Amen.

  • Welcome to our Pastorate

    The Catholic Parishes of South Washington County (CPSWC) joins together our three vibrant parishes to be a beacon of Christ's Light in our communities and beyond. Entrusted with this light at baptism, we go forth celebrating the sacraments, proclaiming the gospel, and serving the people of God. CPSWC offers both daily and weekend masses across our three parishes of St. Augustine,
    St. James, and St. Joseph. 

  • Inclement Weather Policy

    Reminder:  Weekday inclement weather, the churches will follow Washington County Public Schools; If school is closed or delayed, weekday morning masses will be canceled and the office will open at 10AM. On the weekends please check the inclement weather line on the church phone or check our Facebook page for up to date information. Although, as always, if the conditions warrant, please stay home and stay safe.

  • Livestream Masses

    The livestream for the St. James 10:30am Mass is available on our YouTube channel, click on link below: 
    catholicparishesofsouthwashingtoncounty

  • Announcements:

    Martin Grocery/Gas cards are available for sale in the office

    Calendars are available for free in all church entrances

    Confirmation

     November 13 classes began from 5-7 p.m. in Riggie Hall at St. Joseph

  • Outreach:

    Our pastorate supports two area food pantries: The South Washington County Food Pantry in Boonsboro, and the Williamsport Food Bank. Please bring your nonperishable food donations when you come to mass. Please be sure that your donations are not expired. 

    Our pastorate also supports Micah’s Backpack, the initiative that helps students in area schools that experience food insecurity. Backpacks with nonperishable food are distributed to needed elementary/middle school aged children on Fridays so that they have enough to each over the weekends, when they are unable to participate in school meal programs. Needed food items: soups (vegetable, chicken noodle and tomato) mac and cheese, pudding and apple sauce cups, canned vegetables, and pork and beans. There are bins in each of our parishes for your donations to the food pantries and Micah’s Backpack.

    Legion of Mary Wednesdays 10 am with zoom option available.
    Contact Diane Jones for information regarding both RCIA and Legion of Mary at 240-520-0724

    St. James Women's Bible Group at St James church hall.  Contact: Mary Ann DePasquale at 301-432-7201 or 
    mdepasq415@earthlink.net 

    Outreach for seniors Caring.com comprehensive information at https://www.caring.com/senior-living/nursing-homes/maryland

    http://retireguide.com/guides/senior-benefits-discounts/

  • Sacrament News

    FIRST COMMUNION
    Questions, contact Linda Baer at linda.baer@archbalt.org

    CONFIRMATION 
    Questions to Coordinator, Frank Watkins Jr at the parish office, by cell 240-310-9656 or email cpswcconfirmation@gmail.com

    RCIA 
    Mondays at 6:30 pm; Classes will rotate among the 3 parishes. Contact Diane Jones at 240-520-0724

  • Tuition Assistance

    If your child or grandchild will be attending a parochial school in the 2022-2023 school year tuition assistance is available. Please visit the Pastorate website, click on About then click on Documents, then click on Catholic Schools Tuition Assistance Policy. Complete the form, put it in an envelope and mark “Tuition Assistance” on the envelope. Please mail the envelope to the office at St. Joseph or put it in the collection basket at St. Augustine, St. James, or St. Joseph. Please return the completed form by June 15, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Darby Smith at darbysusan1979@gamil.com

  • Giving Tuesday

    This coming Tuesday is nationally known as Giving Tuesday. After the consumerism of Black Friday and the shopping weekend, together we celebrate giving by supporting the parishes, organizations and non-profits we care for the most. On Tuesday when you are deciding where to make your Giving Tuesday donation, please remember our parish and our ministries.

    Make your gift online at:
    https://www.givecentral.org/giving-tuesday-leaderboard/GivingTuesdayAoB