"The Keepers"


We are called to be a light brightly visible, not to proclaim ourselves but to proclaim Christ Jesus as Lord (2 Corinthians 4:5).”
– Archbishop William E. Lori 

Archbishop Lori visits Camp GLOW participants.
Archbishop Lori visits Camp GLOW participants.
Baltimore Archdiocese at a glance
The Archdiocese at a Glance

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God calls the Catholics of the Archdiocese of Baltimore to be a welcoming, worshipping community of faith, hope, and love. Through his Spirit, the Lord Jesus lives in those who believe, and reaches into our world with his saving message and healing love.

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Bishop Newman, remembered for doing ‘what I was asked to do’ for Baltimore Archdiocese, dies at 88

Bishop William C. Newman, a native son whose diverse service to the Archdiocese of Baltimore included being a parish priest, superintendent of schools and auxiliary bishop, died May 20 at...
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Search for common ground will be key to pope’s meeting with Trump

Despite a few pointed comments in the past and fundamental differences on issues such as immigration, economic policy, military spending and climate change, sparks are not expected to fly May...
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Hampden parish, born in storm, celebrates 150 years of harmony

“It’s a great jewel in Hampden, it really is,” said parishioner Christine Barrasso of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish.
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The Least of These: Stella Maris volunteers bring companionship, Communion to the dying

“Not being afraid of death, to walk this journey with people, it’s a sacred thing,” said Religious Sister of Mercy Karen McNally.
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Eight to be ordained permanent deacons for Baltimore Archdiocese

Eight men will be ordained permanent deacons for the Archdiocese of Baltimore May 6 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland.
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Be Missionary Disciples: Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan

This report explains the latest developments related to the Be Missionary Disciples pastoral planning initiative in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. This initiative was the subject of my 2015 pastoral letter, “A Light Brightly Visible: Lighting the Path to Missionary Discipleship,” and with the support and efforts of many people throughout the Archdiocese, much progress has been made over the past two years.
– Archbishop William E. Lori

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Embracing God’s Plan for Marriage: A Scripture Study for Couples

Popular author and speaker Mark Hart and his wife, Melanie, help illuminate the truths about married love with key Scripture passages and insightful questions for reflection and prayer.


ChristLife equips Catholics for the essential work of evangelization so others might personally encounter Jesus Christ and be transformed into His missionary disciples in the Catholic Church.

Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary is a wonderful way to be part of the new evangelization by works of conversion for those who do not know Christ, consolation of the sick and suffering, and conservation of the faith of the members of the body of Christ.

Mercy Now

Mercy Now is a free quarterly resource for parish leaders. Includes articles, bulletin inserts, notes for catechists, a section for youth and/or youth ministers, and a column for parents.

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Sacramental Rite Update Class

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

A presentation by the Chancellor and Director of Worship devoted to a review of the updated Sacraments Policies on Penance, Anointing, and Marriage with an emphasis on the practical application of those policies in the parish context. Sponsored by the Chancery and the Department of Evangelization.

Msgr. O’Dwyer Retreat House Annual $10,000 Raffle and Auction

June 2 @ 6:30 pm EDT

Join us for our big night which goes a long way toward helping us provide a quality retreat facility at an affordable price. Here's how you can be part of the fun: • Buy a Raffle Ticket - Don’t miss out on the chance to win $10,000! Tickets are $100 each and only 500 are sold, and up to 4 people can share a ticket so that’s only $25 a person! Then… • Attend the Event - Where else can…

Healing Mass

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

A witness speaker before Mass will tell of God's healing goodness. During Mass the Sacrament of Healing of the Sick is administered to those who request. Individual prayer afterward available with prayer teams from the City of God Prayer Group. Sponsored by: City of God Prayer Group

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“When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me. And you also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.”


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