News & Notes

Scripture Study takes place every Monday at the Holy Cross Ministry House at 7:30pm.

Men, Mass & Mugs takes place every Thursday at Holy Cross at 7am.


Holy Innocent Ministry

Ministry for families who have lost a child to miscarriage

If you or someone you love has miscarried and would like advice about what to do next:

  • Schedule a home visit

  • Information about burial and memorial options

  • Spiritual and emotional support

  • Helpline at 410-547-3142

  • Email holyinnocents@archbalt.org


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PARENTS NIGHT OUT!

Go out to dinner, runs some errands, see a movie, take care of a project around the house...we've got you covered. Every 1st and 3rd Saturday night, from 5-8 pm, your kids will be supervised by adults at Our Lady of Good Counsel Hall. Activities will be planned! Limited to 8 kids per evening. First come, first serve. Sign up the Wednesday before. For more information, contact LisaEReid@gmail.com.


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MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE BALTIMORE ARCHDIOCESE

Archbishop Lori’s statement regarding the current crisis regarding sexual misconduct in the Church and the specific actions taken in the Baltimore Archdiocese.  
Audio (English) | Video (English)

Baltimore Sun Op Ed by Archbishop Lori: Baltimore archbishop outlines path toward reform and renewal in the Catholic Church.


ARCHDIOCESE VIRTUAL LISTENING SESSIONS

The Archdiocese is hosting virtual listening sessions and Q&As. Anyone may participate in the ‘virtual town hall’ via FLOCKNOTES. Receive email/text messages by texting TOWNHALL at 84576 or join via the website https://app.flocknote.com/ archbalt/LoriTownHall. Topics discussed: Transparency, Accountability, Lay Involvement, Formation of Priests, Fairness to Victims, Sexual Abuse in the Church. For more information and resources about the archdiocesan response to the abuse crisis, including child protective information, video/audio interviews, news articles and more, visit https://www.archbalt.org/accountability/.

Child Protection Victims Assistance Line (Toll Free) 1-866-417-7469


The release of findings by the Grand Jury regarding sexual abuse by clergy in Pennsylvania and recent revelations about alleged abusive behavior by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick of Washington “are rightly a cause for anger, disillusion and pain among many in our Church,” Archbishop William E. Lori said. For a private appointment to discuss this, please contact Father Carrion at pcarrion@archbalt.org or call 410-752-8498 x1140.
Learn more:

PENNSYLVANIA GRAND JURY REPORT  (scroll down where report begins)
Letter of the Holy Father Francis to the People of God
Archbishop Lori’s statement | Archdiocese of Baltimore, Office of Child and Youth Protection: 866-417-7469


Welcome Seminarians & Parish Intern

Deacon Joseph Illes
In his final year anticipating Priesthood in the Spring of 2019, Joe is from the Diocese of Metuchen, NJ and is a Univ. of Richmond graduate majoring in French medieval history.

Matthew Houle
A third year theologian from the Diocese of Albany, NY, Matt taught social studies and theology in Catholic High schools before entering the seminary.

Sampson Onuwere
A first year theologian studying for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Sampson is from Nigeria where he attended high school seminary followed by receiving an MA at St. Leo University in Florida.

Vicente Garcia
Vicente (vee-sen-tay) graduated from Mt. St. Mary in 2017 and is discerning applying to the Vocations Office. This academic year, he will be residing and working at the parish.


Mass cards are available in the back of each church and are an appropriate way to express sympathy for a death or to ask for a mass of healing for someone who is ill.

Sacrament of the Sick is available each Sunday for anyone anticipating a hospital visit, surgery or the like. Contact the church office the week beforehand or ask the priest celebrant as you arrive at mass to be anointed.


Archbishop's Pastorals & Reflections

The last few months, Archbishop Lori has written on very timely moral and serious issues that are part of lives as parishioners and citizens. 

Racism & Non-Violence
The Enduring Power of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Principles of Non-Violence
On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King's assassination

Dignity of Human Life
The 50th Anniversary of Pope Paul VI's landmark encyclical, "Humanae Vitae" ("Of Human Life"), is an occasion "to celebrate and revisit our human dignity and our human nature."
Note: The Thursday morning men's group is reading the encyclical and the Archbishop's reflections at 6:45am at Holy Cross Hall.


Talking about End-of-Life

Talking about end-of-life issues are often avoided until immediately confronting us. Often we are unprepared for the questions that arise, and find ourselves making difficult decisions in the midst of a crisis, without the benefit of time and reflection. Review the pastoral letter, Comfort and Consolation on care for the sick and dying, so that when illness and death inevitably come, we can face them with the comfort and peace of understanding our faith. Visit the Maryland Catholic Conference to download or order copies.