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About Our Lady of Grace Parish
Mission Statement – We see ourselves as the heralds of God’s love for people and believe we are called to serve those in need. We commit ourselves to knowing Jesus Christ in the Breaking of the Bread and from this central experience, we live that faith among others as the Body of Christ in northern Baltimore County. We believe that “Faith without works is dead,” (James 2:26) and therefore, that worship without service cannot be true worship. Worship and service are at the very heart of our mission; they constitute who we are.
Vision – “God calls the people of Our Lady of Grace Parish to be a welcoming, worshiping 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 His healing love.”
Mission – “Worship and service are at the very heart of our mission; they constitute who we are.”
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Parish Welcome Orientation – Our Lady of Grace welcomes new parishioners with open arms. To that end, a Welcome Orientation is held several times a year. During that meeting, Pastoral Team members and the Welcome Committee provide an overview of the parish and all that it offers. Children’s activities are available during the orientation.
Parishioners – “Inviting. Welcoming. Vibrant. Thriving. Inspiring. Calming. A Beacon of Faith.” These are a few of the words our members use to describe Our Lady of Grace. Since our inception, we have grown from about 370 members to nearly 5,000.
Parish Boundaries – With boundaries that span from Belfast Road north to the Pennsylvania line, and from Carroll County on the west to Harford County on the east, Our Lady of Grace has become a beacon of faith to a growing number of people in northern Baltimore County. Of course, all are welcome, regardless of your address. Some of our parishioners, for example, live in Pennsylvania’s southern York County.
A few of our Parish Events: – Periodic social events include an annual Wine Tasting, a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and other fund-raising socials, such as a Beat the Blahs.
Parish Spaghetti Dinners – Several times a year the Youth Group of the Knights of Columbus prepare an Italian Dinner. See the parish bulletin for dates.
Grace Our Table – This ministry provides a hospitality table in church following various weekend Masses.
Blessing of Animals – On the Sunday closest to October 4th, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, we hold a Blessing of Animals on the lawn at 2:00p.m. All animals and their owners are welcome.
Youth Drama’s Performed Twice Year
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Directions to Our Lady of Grace
The parish of Our Lady of Grace is a short 20 minute drive north of Towson. We are located at the corner of York and Middletown Roads. To get here take Interstate 83 to Exit 31, this is Middletown Road. Go East 1/2 mile on Middletown Road. The church is on the right.