Pilgrimage Sites

During the Year of St. Joseph, Archbishop William E. Lori encourages Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore to make a pilgrimage to one or more of the 10 churches in our archdiocese named in honor of St. Joseph. An indulgence for the Year of St. Joseph will be offered for visits to the churches named for the saint. If you have any questions about visiting the following parishes for pilgrimage, contact the parish office or website.

St. Joseph’s Monastery Parish
3801 Old Frederick Road Baltimore, MD 21229
Phone: (410) 566-0877
• Thurs 12-3 Exposition & Reconciliation
• If a group or person wishes to visit at other times, please contact the parish office.

St. Joseph Parish
101 Church Lane
Cockeysville, MD 21030
Phone: (410) 683-0600
• Church open M-F 9 am – 4 pm
• Mass—M-F at 7 am and 8:30 am
• Sat Mass at 8:30 am

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
100 North Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Phone: (301) 447-2326
• Church open Mon-Fri 9 am – 4 pm
• Mass—M-F at 8:30 am
• 1st Friday Adoration 9 am – 7 pm


St. Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor
5843 Manor Woods Road
Frederick, MD 21703
Phone: (301) 663-0907
• Church open M-F 10 am – 2 pm
• Mass—M, T, W at 9 am; First Friday at 9 am
• Adoration—Tues 4-8 pm & 1st Fridays after the 9 am Mass until 7 pm

St. Joseph Catholic Church
8420 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21236
Phone: (410) 256-1630
• Church & Chapel open Mon-Sat 8 am – 5 pm
• Mass—M, T, Th, F at 7:30 am; Wed at 8:15 am

St. Joseph Catholic Church
17630 Virginia Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: (301) 797-9445
• Church open M, W, F from 8 am – 1 pm
• Mass—M-F at 8 am

St. Joseph Church – Divine Mercy Parish
19925 Church Street
Midland, MD 21542
• Sun 9 am Mass until noon

St. Joseph Catholic Church
1283 Odenton Road
Odenton, MD 21113
Phone: (410) 674-9238
• Church open M-F 9 am – 4 pm
• Mass—M-F at 9 am

St. Joseph Catholic Community
915 Liberty Road
Eldersburg, MD 21784
Phone: (443) 920-9191
• Adoration Chapel open 7 am – 7 pm
• Church open Wed after 8:30 am Mass
until 5 pm with the Litany of St. Joseph at noon
• Together in Prayer every 3rd Fri at 7:30 pm through Nov 19

St. Joseph Historic Church
Mellor Avenue
Sykesville, MD 21784
• Church open 7 am – 7 pm
• Night Prayer—Wed during Lent/Easter (Feb 24-May 19) 7:30 pm

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church
44 Frederick Street
Taneytown, MD 21787
Phone: (410) 756-2500
• Church open Wed 8am – 8pm
• Mass: M-F 8:30 am
• During Lent:
Mass—Wed 7 pm (after Stations) Stations—Mon 9 am & Wed 6:30 pm


Plenary Indulgences

Pope Francis said he will grant a plenary indulgence to the faithful who participate in spiritual renewal during Year of St. Joseph. (CNS Photo/Paul Jeffrey)

Ways to Gain a Plenary Indulgence During the Year of St. Joseph

This opportunity to receive a plenary indulgence is subject to the usual conditions: sacramental confession, reception of Holy Communion, prayer for the intentions of the pope, and total detachment from all sin, including venial sin.

  • Meditate for 30 minutes on the Our Father.
  • Attend a spiritual day retreat that includes St. Joseph meditation.
  • Carry out a corporal or spiritual work of mercy.
  • Recite the Holy Rosary with your family (or if engaged, with your future spouse).
  • Entrust your day and/or work to St. Joseph, invoke his protection and intercession.
  • Pray to St. Joseph for persecuted Christians.
  • Recite any legitimately approved prayer or act of piety in honor of St. Joseph.
  • For the elderly, sick, and dying: recite act of piety in St. Joseph’s honor, entrust life and discomforts to St. Joseph.


News & Commentary

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Click play above to watch a recorded livestream of Archbishop William E. Lori celebrating Mass from St. Joseph in Cockeysville for the Feast of St. Joseph, March 19.  


Prayers to St. Joseph

Prayer to St. Joseph

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; 
with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father 
and guide us in the path of life.

Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, 
and defend us from every evil.


— From the conclusion of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter Patris Corde


Prayer to St. Joseph after the Rosary

To you, O blessed Joseph,
do we come in our tribulation,
and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse,
we confidently invoke your patronage also.

Through that charity which bound you
to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God
and through the paternal love
with which you embraced the Child Jesus,
we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance
which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood,
and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.

O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family,
defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ;
O most loving father, ward off from us
every contagion of error and corrupting influence;
O our most mighty protector, be kind to us
and from heaven assist us in our struggle
with the power of darkness.

As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril,
so now protect God’s Holy Church
from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity;
shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection,
so that, supported by your example and your aid,
we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness,
and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven.


— From the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops



Litany of St. Joseph

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

God our Father in heaven,
have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
have mercy on us.

God the Holy Spirit,
have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God,
have mercy on us.

Holy Mary,
pray for us.

Saint Joseph,
pray for us.

Noble son of the House of David,
pray for us.

Light of patriarchs,
pray for us.

Husband of the Mother of God,
pray for us.

Guardian of the Virgin,
pray for us.

Foster father of the Son of God,
pray for us.

Faithful guardian of Christ,
pray for us.

Head of the Holy Family,
pray for us.

Joseph, chaste and just,
pray for us.

Joseph, prudent and brave,
pray for us.

Joseph, obedient and loyal,
pray for us.

Pattern of patience,
pray for us.

Lover of poverty,
pray for us.

Model of workers,
pray for us.

Example to parents,
pray for us.

Guardian of virgins,
pray for us.

Pillar of family life,
pray for us.

Comfort of the troubled,
pray for us.

Hope of the sick,
pray for us.

Patron of the dying,
pray for us.

Terror of evil spirits,
pray for us.

Protector of the Church,
pray for us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

God made him master of his household,
And put him in charge of all that he owned.

Let us pray.

O God, who in your inexpressible providence
were pleased to choose Saint Joseph
as spouse of the most holy Mother of your Son,
grant, we pray,
that we, who revere him as our protector on earth,
may be worthy of his heavenly intercession.
Through Christ our Lord.