South Carroll: Saint Joseph presents ‘Live With Passion’ led by Father Cedric Pisegna

South Carroll: Saint Joseph presents ‘Live With Passion’ led by Father Cedric Pisegna
Father Cedric Pisegna will be discussing the Evangelist Mission at St. Joseph Catholic Community in Eldersburg, Sept. 17-19. (Courtesy photo)

From Sept. 17 through Sept. 19, Saint Joseph Catholic Community will be presenting a series of services led by Father Cedric Pisegna, who will be discussing the Evangelist Mission for everyone in the community.

Father Cedric is the author of numerous books and has produced CDs and DVDs about Christian Living. He preaches retreats and missions throughout the United States & Canada.


Father John Worgul, the Pastoral Associate for Evangelization and Adult Formation at Saint Joseph Catholic Community, explained in an email interview, that Father Cedric is a dynamic speaker blessed with an anointing of the Holy Spirit.

“We believe that Fr. Cedric has the ability to challenge us to live with passion, to inspire people to be the best version of themselves in every stage of their life, and to change people for the better in a deep and profound way,” stated Worgul.

Worgul said the “Live With Passion” services are part of the 150th year anniversary of the church. Throughout the year, they have been hosting different events for the community to celebrate the anniversary.

Worgul emphasized that they have picked Father Cedric to lead the services because they believe it is a great opportunity for the church find inspiration through the words of a person whose goal is to inspire and empower people through the Holy Spirit.

Worgul invites the community to join them for the three-day series.

“We are confident that those in our community who make the effort to come join us will be transformed along with us. Again, in light of the difficult times, our mission is an expression of who we are and our deepest desire to live with integrity in Jesus Christ,” stated Worgul.

Throughout all of the services, Father Cedric will be discussing themes from the Bible and address a new mission every day.

On Monday, Sept. 17, the mission theme is “Night of Hope”; on Tuesday, “God’s Mercy” and “Our Surrender with Reconciliation;” and on Wednesday, “The Spirit of God’s Love” and they will also address the source of passion and discipline/self-control with Mass of the Holy Spirit.

There will be time for quiet personal prayer and they will have music in each service.

Also, on September 15 and 16, Father Cedric will be preaching a “call to mission,” and on Sept. 17, starting at 8:30 a.m., they will host a mass and at 7 p.m., people will be able to take the time to reflect on the mission.

There will be refreshments available after each service. Admission is free, but the attendees are more than welcome to make offerings.

For more information about Father Cedric Pisegna, visit, or tune in to TBN every Sunday at 8 a.m. to watch his show, Live with Passion!

For More Information about this series of services, please contact Carole Gauthier, 401-795-5728 or by emailing You may also visit the church’s website for more information on other events,

Saint Joseph Catholic Community is located at 915 Liberty Road, Eldersburg.

Going, Going, Gone!: The Oakland U.M. Church Annual Auction

Join Oakland U.M. Church on their 13th year anniversary of their auction on Sept. 15, when the community will be able to bid for great items.

The attendees will be able to take home household items, homemade goodies, gift certificates, furniture and more.

Doors open at 4 p.m. and the bidding starts at 5 p.m. You may purchase your number for $2 at the door. They will have food and drinks available.

For more information, you may contact Diane at 410-795-3508, Gail at 410-795-8252, or Larissa at 443-301-8192.

Oakland U.M. Church is located at 5971 Mineral Hill Road, Eldersburg.

Taylorsville UMC presents Blessing of the Animals

On Sept. 16, the community is welcome to bring their pets to the Taylorsville United Methodist Church to celebrate their lives at the Blessing of the Animals event.

According to Anna Grimes, one of the coordinators of this event, they have been hosting it for several years.

“The Christian tradition of the Blessing of the Animals is a witness to God's and the Church's love, care, and concern for all of creation,” stated Grimes. “It is a great event to know that God and people care about God’s creatures.”

The service starts at 2 p.m. and it will be held rain or shine.

All pets are welcome and if you cannot bring your pet, you may bring a picture. All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier.

For more information, you may contact the church at 410 875-4101.

The service will be held at the church’s parking lot. Taylorsville United Methodist Church is located at 4356 Ridge Road on Md. 27.