Welcome to St. Joseph Church, Fullerton
A Message From Deacon Tim:
On behalf of my family I would like to thank all of you for your thoughts, prayers and messages since my father’s death on Sunday morning. Death is never easy, but when you lose someone so sudden it is good to know that there are so many people thinking about you. That last two days have been real tough but I know that it has been your prayers that have kept us going.
Many have been asking about the arrangements for my dad (James "Bear" Townsley). My dad wanted things to be simple. He will be cremated and we will have a Memorial Service for him on Saturday, January 31st at 12:00pm at St. Stephen Church (8030 Bradshaw Rd). A visitation will occur prior to the service beginning at 11:00am. We ask that in lieu of flowers donations be made to The American Heart Association, The American Cancer Society or to Angel Park.
Please continue to pray for my dad’s soul and for my family these coming days. Again thank you for all of your prayers and support!
Peace, Dcn. Tim
St. Joseph Church, Fullerton, founded in 1850, is a Roman Catholic community and place of worship located just north of Baltimore in Perry Hall, MD.
In the early 19th century, 24 German immigrant families were settling a community called Necker (now called the Perry Hall/Fullerton area). In 1850, they became weary of traveling 30 miles into Baltimore City for Sunday Mass, or when they needed spiritual care. Mr. Joseph Krastel was deputized to ask the Archbishop of Baltimore if this Necker community could have a Catholic Parish of its own. The community then built a small log cabin style chapel on Buck’s Schoolhouse Road, and in November 1850, St. Joseph Parish began. The new pastor, Rev. Fr. Rumpler began a line of 25 pastors who would shepherd St. Joseph’s flock to the present day.