Beloved former Cumberland and Ellicott City pastor dies at 78

“He was so well-loved in all the parishes he served,” said Father Michael Roach, longtime friend of Monsignor James McGovern. “I’ve never known his equal.”
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Knights of Columbus warm Baltimore students with 1,000 coats

For the third year in a row, Archbishop William E. Lori joined the Maryland Knights of Columbus Dec. 5 to distribute coats to children in Baltimore.
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Advent begins with Mercy

Giving time, talents and resources via spiritual and corporal works of mercy offers a way for Catholics to serve while preparing for the Feast of the Nativity of the Lord.
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Capuchin Franciscans honor Blessed Solanus Casey in Baltimore

Eight days after Father Solanus Casey was beatified in Detroit, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori celebrated a Mass honoring the Capuchin Franciscan Friar at St. Ambrose in Park Heights Nov. 26.
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Choir from St. John in Westminster heads to Carnegie Hall

“We’re a little parish choir in Westminster, invited to perform at Carnegie Hall,” said Regina McCurdy, director of liturgical music for the largest parish in Carroll County. “This is a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity.”
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Mount St. Mary’s students participate in Hunger Dinner

Students at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg learned first-hand about hunger and social justice.
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Aberdeen school showcases curriculum with STEM fair

Nearly 200 students at St. Joan of Arc School benefit from a STEM-focused learning environment.
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Two honored for support of Catholic schools in Frederick County

Al Edwards and Pam Zusi, longtime supporters of Catholic education, were honored with the 2017 John McElroy Award Oct. 3 by the Friends of Catholic Education. According to its mission statement, FOCE is “dedicated to providing a Catholic school education in Frederick County for all who seek it.” Since its founding in 1989, it has...
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Ellerslie Avenue building has been a center of ministry for 100 years

Exactly 100 years to the day when Cardinal James Gibbons dedicated St. Elizabeth Home as an orphanage for African-American children in Baltimore, former orphans were among those returning to the building Sept. 17 for a special Mass celebrating a century of diverse ministry at the site.
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Carroll County parish dedicates Grotto for the Preservation of Life

“So many have come to me and said they feel very comfortable coming to the grotto and being able to come pray,” said Al Martin, member of Council 9127 and usher. 
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