Johns Hopkins University Catholic Community

The Johns Hopkins Catholic Community is an official student organization of the Johns Hopkins University!  All of our Sunday Masses are celebrated at Saints Philip and James Catholic Church and University Parish.

Catholic ministries to students are supported by two full time priest-chaplains, Dominican friars, who are assisted by the entire parish staff.  Students serve as the leadership board which plans and holds multiple weekly spiritual, social, and charitable events.  Many students volunteer to assist at Mass as altar servers, Eucharistic ministers, lectors, musicians, choir members, and more.

Signup for JHU Catholic Community emails by contacting the JHUCC Secretary and look for our calendar of events, photos, and other information available at www.JHUCatholic.org and at www.facebook.com/JHUCatholic.

Baltimore Frassati Fellowship

"The Catholic Young Adult Community of Baltimore"


For Many More "Frassati" Faithful Fellowship, Service, & Social Events,

CHECK OUT:  http://www.baltimorefrassati.org


Pray 'n Play

Pray 'n Play

The third Saturday of every month SS. Philip and James Parish hosts "Pray 'n Play" for Catholic families with small children. During Pray 'n Play, children are given an opportunity to play with other kids their age and encounter their Catholic faith through short stories, prayer, simple activities, and events. Pray 'n Play is also a great opportunity for parents to connect with each other. Throughout the year, we meet at homes, playgrounds, museums, and other fun locations.

For more information, 
Contact us here!
Hope you can join us!

Knights of Columbus

Saints Philip & James Council #14102

The Saints Philip & James Council #14102 of the Knights of Columbus was established in 2006. The Council meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:00 pm in the St. Dominic room of the parish hall at 2801 N. Charles Street. Meetings are generally an hour and are followed with light refreshments and conversation. Any practicing Catholic man is welcome and encouraged to apply for membership in our Council. Our Council Chaplain is Rev. Hugh Vincent Dyer, OP.

The Saints Philip & James Council conducts programs in the following areas: Church, Community, Pro Life, Council, Family and Youth.  Members of our Council are involved in hundreds of hours of activity annually including visiting the sick and bereaved, donating blood, serving at Mass, community service, youth service, Habitat for Humanity, and more! Worldwide, nearly 1.7 million Knights and their families contribute more than 60 million volunteer hours and donate over $130 million to charitable programs annually. When you become a member of the Knights of Columbus you are joining the largest Catholic lay organization in the world!

Lay Dominicans

The Lay Fraternities
of St. Dominic

Members of the Fraternities of St. Dominic are lay men and women who are fully incorporated members of the Order of Preachers and live out their Dominican vocation in the world. Lay Dominicans, who in the past have been called Third Order or Dominican Tertiaries, have existed almost as long as the Dominican Order itself. The Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic was founded with their own rule in 1285 and was officially recognized by the Church on the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas in 1286.

Lay Dominicans "are accordingly distinguished both by their own spirituality and by their service to God and neighbor in the Church. As members of the Order, they participate in its apostolic mission through prayer, study and preaching according to the state proper to the laity." (The Rule of the Lay Fraternity #4).

Lay Dominicans come from every background, joining the Dominican charism to their state of life in the world. In this unique Dominican way, they live out their special vocation "to seek the kingdom of God by engaging in temporal affairs and directing them according to God's will." (Lumen Gentium 31)

Catholic adults who are interested in learning more about the possibility of joining the Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic are invited to contact Patricia Ellis for more information on this newly forming group at Saints Philip & James.  See http://www.3op.org for more information about the Lay Dominicans.

View our website at www.joyoftheJust.com!

Men's & Women's Groups


Gaudete is the Latin command, "Rejoice!"  A truly joyful group, Guadete meets on a monthly basis and is open to all adult women in the parish.  
ALL women of the parish are invited to attend the Gaudete women’s meetings in the St.  Thomas Aquinas Lounge in the back of the church hall. If you have questions, please email Annemarie Vallonga.  Childcare can be made available if you contact Annemarie in advance of the meeting.  Please check the parish bulletin for the next meeting! 



Come join the St. John Paul II Man Group at SS. Philip and James! The group meets at 7PM on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, for food, camaraderie, prayer, and faith-sharing. 
For more info, please contact Dan Schlattman.

Liturgical Ministries

Serve at Mass!

Liturgical Ministries help in the service of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  The liturgical ministries include lay extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist,  Lectors (Readers), Altar Servers, Ushers, and Greeters.

Every year, the liturgical ministers are commissioned or re-commissioned for their ministry to the parish.  Also at least once a year, there is training for new liturgical ministers.

Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, and Altar Servers must be Catholics in good standing and practice of the Catholic faith. 

Resident parishioners and Johns Hopkins Students are encouraged to serve!   No previous experience necessary.

Contact Mr. Ron Meyers at the Parish for more information and training.

SING?  Click HERE if you are interested in Music Ministry.  

Music Ministry


Our growing Traditional Choir needs your support and voice! The choir sings from September through May at 11AM Masses and at special liturgies for Christmas, Holy Week, and Easter.  Rehearsals are Thursdays evenings at 7PM.  The repertoire ranges from classics by Victoria, Bruckner, and Vivaldi to favorites by Vaughn Williams and Rutter, to new settings in ritual music by Gouin, Latona, and Nestor. Come try us out! Contact Dr. Sean O’Connor, Music Director and Organist.

Have Contemporary tastes in Musical Praise?

The 5PM Sunday Mass and Frassati Nights offer reverent praise with truly contemporary music and traditional hymns sung in contemporary settings.  Contact Mr. Clint Felts, Director of Contemporary Music Ministry for more information.

"Feed the Hungry"

The Food Pantry

Our pantry serves many residents in our community each week. Using fresh vegetables from the parish's St. Patrick’s Garden, donations from parishioners, Panera Bread, and others, gives a small supply of food to those in need each week.  Your Poor Box and food contributions left in the baskets at the rear of the church help to support both of these efforts.  Pasta and sauce, canned vegetables and meats, and dry goods are regularly needed staples.  Parishioners may also volunteer to help with the Food Pantry, which is open Thursdays from 2PM to 3PM with volunteers arriving earlier to help put together "Setups" for pantry clients.  Contact Deacon Mark to volunteer.

"If you can't feed a hundred people,    
then feed just one." - Mother Teresa


Growing for Giving

Saint Patrick's Garden Group

We have an ongoing garden, the St Patrick’s community garden, located on the North Lawn. The garden began in 2013 and provided hundreds  of pounds of fresh vegetables to our Food Pantry for distribution to members of the local community.   We are planning to continue and expand our efforts this year and are always looking for folks to join in our planning, preparation, planting, maintenance and harvesting as we move from spring, through summer and into fall. No experience necessary; just an open heart to serve those in need and a willingness to get your hands dirty!  Interested? Contact Deacon Mark to volunteer.



Saints Philip & James is Pro-LIFE!

For more information on Saints Philip and James Pro-LIFE Events or to Volunteer, contact our parish pro-life coordinators:
 Dan Schlattman and Kaitlin Pillion.

Keep up to date on our the Pro-LIFE activities by signing up for our emails, <Click HERE>.

We have made and donated hundreds rosaries to be handed out outside abortion clinics to give women hope in prayer.

Cooking for the Homeless

The Casserole Program

Giving parishioners the chance to live the gospel teaching in the kitchen! "For I was hungry and you gave me food" (Matthew 25:35).  We meet monthly to prepare nutritious casseroles for Baltimore's homeless.  Please join us for a fun volunteer opportunity on the Fourth Saturday of Every Month 2-4 pm, in the Parish Hall. Casseroles are donated to Our Daily Bread, Catholic Charities' signature program for the homeless and hungry.  Many hundreds of casseroles have been prepared by our volunteers.  Contact Charlotte for details and to confirm the next casserole-making gathering.

Support Our Ministries


We are grateful for your support of the Catholic Ministries of Saints Philip & James University Parish. Your generous gift helps serve the Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University Catholic Communities.

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You may pledge and manage contributions to your pledge amount, or make one-time donations to special ministries.