Parish Groups

Prayer Chain

The Prayer Chain consists of about 14 people, most of them SIJ parishioners, who pray for the intentions of others. The chain starts when someone calls or emails a prayer request. The coordinator then passes that request onto other members of the chain, and they pass it along to others, and so on, until every member of the chain has received the request. Members pray regularly for the request until it is withdrawn. The intentions may be for help in a job search, the needs of family members, help during periods of illness, etc. The prayer chain members communicate by email and phone; no meetings are needed. Members pray for the intentions in the manner that best suits them, at times that are convenient for them. New members are welcome at any time.

If you have a prayer request or would like to pray for the needs of our parish, please get in touch with the coordinator.


Debbie Glassman:
(410) 665-1468

Respect Life

The Respect Life Ministry promotes efforts that advance a pro-life stance on life-related issues. The group also coordinates the Archdiocesan Respect Life Committee at the parish level.


Mary Ann Nietubicz


The Sodality is a women’s group whose purpose is to honor the Blessed Mother. They gather monthly to attend Mass and pray the rosary together. Members also pray the rosary regularly on their own. The Sodality sponsors the Marian Devotions during May and October (Tuesdays, 7 PM in the Seton Chapel) and the Crowning of the Blessed Mother each May in the church. They donate to various organizations including our parish St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Haiti Sister Parish, and Bibles for the Blind. Twice a year they meet at a local restaurant for lunch.

Membership is $10 per year. New members are always welcome. Interested women are invited to attend the 9:00 AM Mass and the meeting afterward on the second Tuesday of the month.


The Parish Office
(410) 661-4888

Special Friends of SIJ

This is a group of early adolescents through young adults with special needs who come together once a month September to May. The group learns through activities about our faith and the traditions of the Church. Leaders also help to prepare those who would like to celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation.

Included in the schedule is time for fun social events. Any young adult with special needs is welcome to join. For younger children with special needs call the Faith Formation Office (410-665-2561) so we can help meet the spiritual needs of these children.


Jeannette Hudak
(410) 529-1932