Maryland Moves to Phase 3 - Important Updates to Mass Procedures
According to the Maryland Governor's phase 3 reopening, churches may increase in-person services to 75% building capacity.
For the comfort of our parishioners, we will keep strict social distancing protocols at 4pm Mass, where capacity is still well below 100 individuals. However, at 9am and 11am Mass, we will begin allowing parishioners to choose their own seats within reason (ie - extended family, neighbors, or friends may begin to sit close to each other; individuals and couples continue to choose the smaller side pews so we may maximize our space). We will keep the wing and the balcony for those families who prefer strict social distancing at 9am and 11am.
The other change applies to all Masses. We will resume taking up the collection during the proper part of the liturgy, at the Offertory Chant. The ushers will come to each pew, wearing masks and gloves, for you to place your offering in the basket. For your comfort and convenience, we are still recommending online giving.
Father Stokes is looking forward to systematically reintroducing many missing elements to Sunday Masses as the Health Department and Archdiocese allow.
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Let us never forget the power of prayer. Pray for one another. We have a powerful intercessor in our patron, St. Joseph.
4:00 PM Vigil Mass
Confessions at 3:00 to 3:45 PM
9:00 AM and 11:00 AM
Monday - Thursday
Communion Service Friday
Election Prayer Balming
Election Prayer Balming
St. Gianna Beretta Molla, died Appril 28, 1962. Patron Saint of mothers, physicians, & unborn children
Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated?
- Why are the holidays are so difficult?
- How to plan for the season
- How to deal with holiday invitations
- Surviving “alone time”
- Dealing with emotional ambushes
- Managing strong emotions
- Creating new traditions while honoring your loved one’s legacy
The Battle We Are In
On August 14th and 15th, St Joseph Pomfret welcomed Jesse Romero for a special Convocation-The Battle We Are In. If you were unable to attend the 2 day event, you still have the opportunity to hear the talks! The link here will allow you to subscribe to lifetime access to the event which includes speakers Jesse Romero, Father Harry Stokes, Father Martin Flum, and Ali Rak. Registration is $50 for lifetime access, a portion of which will help St Joseph continue to have such special seminars and events in the future. If you have any questions, please contact the St Joseph Office at 301-539-3903.
9am - 4pm
Phone: (301) 539-3903
Fax: (301) 539-3912