St. Joseph Cupertino Fraternity serves the Howard County Maryland area, and is in the St. Margaret of Cortona Region of the National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order-USA
The Secular Franciscan Order is a member of the Franciscan Family, whose members are moved by the Holy Spirit as well as commit themselves through profession to live the Gospel after the manner of St. Francis in their secular state and following the Rule approved by the Church” (Const. 1,3).
If you are interested in learning more about Franciscan spirituality, or perhaps find yourself discerning a call to the Secular Franciscan Order, please contact us (contact menu can be found on our home page). Inquiry is open to all practicing Catholic men and women, and must be faithful to the teachings of the Church and loyal to the Apostolic See. You can not be a professed member of a religious order or another secular order, and must be 18 years or older.
We meet at:
The Shrine of St. Anthony Friary
12290 Folly Quarter Rd.
Ellicott City, MD 21042
On the 3rd Sunday each month.
12:00 Mass (Optional)
1:00 Social (We bring our own bag lunch and drink)
2:00 Short Meeting
On Going Formation
4:00 Evening Prayer