LITURGICAL

Mass Times

  • SUNDAY

    7:00 AM | 8:30 AM |
    10:30 AM | 12:30 PM
  • MON, TUES, THURS, FRI

    7:30 AM
  • WED

    8:15 AM
  • SATURDAY

    8:15 AM
    4:30 PM Vigil

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

During the Liturgy of the Eucharist, the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) assist the pastor and deacon in distributing Holy Communion. It is a blessing to serve each member of the parish family through the Eucharist. These ministers also bring the sacrament to those who are sick and homebound. In this way, those who are unable to participate in Sunday Mass. Contact the Parish Office to find out when you can be trained to assist us as an Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.

Pastoral Ministers

This extension of our liturgy permits commissioned Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, through our ministry called Pastoral Ministers to bring the Blessed Sacrament to those who are homebound, elderly, sick, and in assisted living or senior housing facilities. They also conduct Communion services at assisted living facilities in the parish community.

Training is provided for this vital ministry, and volunteers are always needed. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Pastoral Care Outreach, to volunteer or request a visitation. 

ALTAR SERVERS

Serving at the Altar of Our Lord is an honor and a great opportunity for the youth to encounter the Mass. The Altar Server ministry is open to those who have completed the third grade, have received their First Holy communion, and are members of a family that is registered in our Parish. 

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SACRISTANS

The Sacristan’s supervises the set-up for Daily and Weekend Masses. They coordinate the Liturgical Ministers who are serving at that specific Mass. The Sacristan is responsible for the set-up and physical arrangement of the Liturgy. Training is required and will be provided.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in becoming a sacristan. 

Liturgical Music

  • Dr. Ernie Barretta - Director of Liturgical Music

    410-256-1630  ext 121  |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • David Schaefer - Director of Contemporary Music

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  • E. Michael Sprull - Associate Organist

LITURGICAL MUSIC

Music plays an integral part in the liturgical worship at St. Joseph Church. It is a vital and core element that has the power to raise the mind and heart to God. There are various types of musical talent that truly enhance the Mass and other sacred liturgies - from the traditional to the contemporary, our professionally trained personnel will touch your heart.

Be a part of the versatile sounds at St. Joseph Church!
Those with the ability and desire to express their faith through the gift of music will find the various programs in the music ministry to be a rewarding experience for themselves and to those praying with them through song and sound. Regardless of your level of proficiency, we hope you will consider offering your talents in this way to our parish community.
Adult Choir:   high school age and older
Adult Contemporary:   audition required
Youth Choir :  grades  6 through 10
Children’s Choir:  grades  1 through 5
Resurrection Choir:  provides music for funerals
 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   410-256-1630 ext.121       

LECTORS

Lectors proclaim the Word of God at Mass so as to bring alive the scriptures in the hearts of the faithful gathered. The Lector ministry at St. Joseph's accepts new lectors regularly. Training is required and provided periodically. If you feel called to proclaim the word through the lector ministry, please contact the parish office at 410-256-1630 for more details.

GREETERS

Members of this hospitality ministry greet those arriving for Sunday Mass. If you feel called to be a part of this ministry, please contact the parish office at 410-256-1630 for more details.

USHERS

Ushers assist the parish by providing hospitality, discretely maintaining order and dignity at all liturgies, and handling emergencies. If you feel called to server in the usher ministry, please contact the parish office at 410-256-1630 for more details.


  • 8420 Belair Road
  • Nottingham, MD 21236
Where faith, family & fellowship meet discipleship.