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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
  • 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

  • Events:

    Bible Study at St. James
    starts Jan 31, 2023 at 9:30
    Fee is $5 payable the first meeting
    Contact Mary Ann Pasquale at [email protected] or 301-462-5778

    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 [email protected] 

  • 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 
    [email protected] 

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

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  • 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.

  • Faith Formation News

    Youth Faith Formation Progam needs the following:

    • PrK Catechist
    • Cildren's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) Facilitator at St Joseph


    Faith Formation PrK - 8th grade
     Began September 25th.  Contact Linda Baer at [email protected] for tuition costs and to register.

    Confirmation
    The Parent and Confirmation Candidate  Information Session was scheduled for Sunday, October 30 in Riggie Hall at St Joseph. The first Confirmation Class was on November 13.  Contact Frank Watson for information at  [email protected]

    Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) at St James
    Held at St James 10:30am Sunday mass. To join the ministry team contact Ann Snyder for training at: [email protected]

  • Sacrament News

    FIRST COMMUNION
    Questions, contact Linda Baer at [email protected]

    CONFIRMATION 
    Questions to Coordinator, Frank Watkins Jr at the parish office, by cell 240-310-9656 or email [email protected]

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

  • 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.