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Joseph “Joe” Benjamin Cooper, Jr.

Joe passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Saturday, July 6, 2019. Born on July 20, 1920 in Baltimore, Joe was a family man known for his sharp wit and good humor.  During the Second World War, Joe served as a radio operator on B-24 bombers in the Pacific with the U.S. Army Air Corps. Following his service, Joe married Mary Fabula of Brooklyn Park and raised six children. He was a machinist at Crown, Cork & Seal in Baltimore for more than thirty years, a longtime member of the Roland Terrence Democratic Club, and a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima.  Joe was a history buff, who spent many a days sitting by his bay window tackling cross-word puzzles. He loved traveling out West, having made over forty trips to California to visit his children. Joe enjoyed being outside, whether for camping or trying his hand at growing tomatoes.

He is survived by his wife of seventy-one years; five of his six children: Barbara (Danny), Linda (John), Paul, John, and Mary (Randy); eleven grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Phillip.

Family requests relatives and friends visit the family owned Gonce Funeral Service P.A. 4001 Ritchie Highway on Thursday from 4 to 6 PM. Service will begin at 6 PM. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations to be made to St. Rose of Lima Church, 4708 Prudence Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21226.


Lindsay Ruland

The life of Lindsay M. Ruland (age 33) was stolen by Metastatic Breast Cancer on June 11, 2019.  She loved music, horses, friends, and mo


st of all, her lovely 4-year old daughter, Alice– who was her everything.  With a heart of unending kindness extended to all, Lindsay worked at University of Maryland Baltimore-Washington Hospital as a histologist to the very end.  Three weeks before passing, Lindsay attended the Black-Eyed Susan Day and the Preakness, which were two of her greatest joys.  She leaves behind Aloy L. Ruland, Jr. (father), Carol Diggs (mother), Barbara Ruland (stepmother), James Siegel (stepfather), her sweet daughter, Alice, and many loving family members and close friends.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Athanasius Chapel, 4708 Prudence Street, Baltimore, Maryland.  A gathering will  follow in the Church Hall.

Discovering Christ


A Seven-Week Exploration of Jesus Christ 

You are invited to Discovering Christ, a series developed by ChristLife. Come enjoy a free continental breakfast, listen to a dynamic teaching, and join in a small group discussion about the meaning of life in Jesus Christ.  Discovering Christ is designed to deepen your faith and is a chance to come to know Jesus in a very real and personal way.  Consider bringing your neighbors, friends and family members who have been away from the Church and are interested in learning about a true relationship with Jesus Christ.

We will meet on Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at St. Athanasius Hall on September 7, 14, 21 and 28  and October 5, 12 and 19

Please call the Parish Office (410-355-5740) for more information or to register.





Parish Bingo

Join us on Friday, August 2, 2019 for our Parish Bingo.  Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and Bingo begins at 7:00 p.m.  Party Packs $10.00.  Specials available. Featuring: Fill the card, Jackpot Game $500 ~ 48 Numbers, Magic Number starts at $712.00, Door Prizes & Refreshments.  Kitchen Special: TBA. Bonanza and Early Bird Games begin at 7:00 p.m.  Gift Certificates available in $10 and $20 packages. Must be at least 18 yrs. old to attend. The event is handi-cap accessible.  Invite a Friend! For more information, call the Parish Office at 410-355-5740, 410-530-6117 or 410-636-6496. Our next Bingo is scheduled for Friday, September 6, 2019.

Crab Cake Dinner

Our CRAB CAKE DINNER is to be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Church hall.  The menu includes:  Crab Soup/Crackers, Two Crab Cakes, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Macaroni & Cheese, Hot Vegetable, Rye Bread, Rolls & Butter, Dessert, Coffee, Iced Tea & Lemonade.  More information to follow as the date draws nearer!!!

Join us for mass

St. Athanasius
Tuesday 8 a.m. Communion Service St. Athanasius Chapel
Wednesday 7 p.m., St. Joseph Novena St. Athanasius Chapel
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8 a.m. St. Athanasius Chapel
Saturday 4 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
St. Rose Lima
Wednesday 7 p.m., St. Joseph Novena St. Athanasius Chapel
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8 a.m. St. Athanasius Chapel
Sunday 9:15 a.m.