Serve

"So when he had washed their feet and put his garments back on and reclined at table again, he said to them, "Do you realize what I have done for you?  You call me 'teacher' and 'master,' and rightly so, for indeed I am.  If I therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another's feet.  I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do." John 13:12-15

We are all called to serve God.  It is through our service to others that we live this call.  When we reach out and help one another, regardless of how large or small the task, we show Jesus to others through our actions.  When we show Jesus to others through our actions, we are more able to see and feel him in ourselves.  "Whoever confers benefits will be amply enriched, and whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." Proverbs 11:25

Serving our Parish

Athletic Association

Our purpose is to promote, organize and control all athletic activities for our boys, girls, and adults under Christian guidance, leadership and regulations.

Bereavement Support

Loss of a special person is one of the harder experiences we face. The parish offers bereavement support for parish members on an individual basis. Assistance is offered without cost to parishioners. Also, a book called  “Praying Our Good-byes” is available upon request.

Communion Home Visits

If you or a loved one in the parish is homebound and is in need of someone to bring the Eucharist to them, please contact Adrienne in the Parish office.
 

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry assists those in need, distributing food every Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. To receive help, call (636)464-7580 and leave a message. Volunteers do the work of bringing in and distributing the food. They collect food from individuals, grocery stores, Scout Troops and nearby school

Funeral Choir

The Funeral Choir gathers to sing at funerals of parishioners. If you would like to participate in this service to the community, call Cynthia Herder.

St. Gertrude Society (Funeral Luncheons)

This committee provides a luncheon to the families of the deceased on the day of the funeral. Arrangements for the luncheon and how many will be coming are made at the time you call the Parish Office to set the funeral arrangements. Parish volunteers serve the lunch in the cafeteria. To volunteer to work on this committee or supply a dish, call Adrienne at 636-464-1013 Ext. 221

Heavenly Dusters

This ministry meets on Monday mornings after the 8:00 a.m. Mass to vacuum and dust the church.  If you are interested in helping to keep God’s house tidy, please contact Adrienne in the Parish Office.

Knights of Columbus- Council 2333

This Catholic men’s organization promotes the faith and laws of the Church. It also promotes the welfare of its members and their families. Different fund-raisers are held throughout the year to support the charitable goals of the organization. Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Knights of Columbus- Ladies Auxillary

This Catholic women’s organization promotes the ideas of the Knights of Columbus and provides support to the men’s council. Different fundraisers are held throughout the year to support the goals of the organization. Meetings are held as needed.  

 

Lot's of Helping Hands

LOTSA HELPING HANDS WEBSITE Please join the St. Joseph community on our Lotsa Helping Hands website.  This is a calendar of needs within our Parish.  You will find opportunities to take meals to new mothers, assist those who are caring for the sick by providing meals, errands or respite, offer a ride to Mass to someone who would not otherwise be able to come, or provide food for a funeral luncheon.  These are just a few of the many different needs within our Parish that you can find on this site.  You simply sign up. When there is a new need, an email will be sent letting you know that there is a need.  You then decide if this new need is something you are able to assist with.  For more information, please contact Michele Longtin (636)461-2709 or Chris Dickson (636)461-2816.

Home and School Association

The St. Joseph Home and School Association’s objective is to function as a consulting and advisory body to the parents, faculty, principal and pastor. Home and School assists in securing a spiritual, mental, physical and social education for each child.  The organization encourages communication and cooperation between parents and/or guardians and the school’s administration and faculty. Home and School promotes an understanding of the mutual educational responsibilities of the parents and teachers.  

Knights of Columbus-Kimmswick Council 2333

This Catholic men’s organization promotes the faith and laws of the Church. It also promotes the welfare of its members and their families. Different fund-raisers are held throughout the year to support the charitable goals of the organization. Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxillary-Council 2333

This Catholic women’s organization promotes the ideas of the Knights of Columbus and provides support to the men’s council. Different fundraisers are held throughout the year to support the goals of the organization. Meetings are held as needed.

Offertory Counters

Parishioners volunteer their time on Monday mornings to sort and count the Sunday offertory baskets.  If you are interested in helping with this much needed and short handed ministry, please contact Adrienne Griffard in the parish office.

Pro-Life Committee

The mission of the St. Joseph Respect Life Apostolate is to foster in our parish community, an awareness of the sanctity of all human life, from conception to natural death, through prayer, education and action.  For more information or to get involved contact Kelly Lehn.

Respect Life Apostolate

The mission of the St. Joseph Respect Life Apostolate (Pro-Life Committee) is to foster in our parish community, an awareness of the sanctity of all human life, from conception to natural death, through prayer, education and action.
        We are dedicated to the belief that every human life is sacred and is created in the image and likeness of God. Whether it is the sick, elderly, dying, handicapped, imprisoned, or those yet to be born, every life has undeniable dignity bestowed at conception, by Our Heavenly Father.  We are committed to assisting the Archbishop, clergy, religious, and the laity in the great effort of deepening the respect for all human beings and building a culture of life.

Roses for the Unborn

Prayers are offered for parents who are expecting a child.  A rose is placed next to our Blessed Mother, Mary, in church. The rose will remain there throughout pregnancy, reminding ALL of us to keep the unborn in our prayers.  Contact Miriam Rohe.

 

 

Serving our Community

 

Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts of America is the foremost youth-serving organization in our community that develops character, citizenship, and fitness. Regular activities include camping, hiking and life skills. Boys, ages 11 to 18, are welcome to join.

 

Cub Scouts

Boys in First Grade through Fifth Grade are welcome to join. The regular activities include weekly den meeting, field trips and community service.

 

Girl Scouts

St. Joseph’s offers the Girl Scout Program to girls from kindergarten through eighth grade. The program enables these girls the opportunity to learn and develop into fine young women with confidence and care.

Grief Support

This group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. 

The grief support will be meeting on June 13 and 27 at 2 pm in the UBB. We will not be meeting in July and August.   Starting in September the grief support will be changing to an evening program.  The information will be in the bulletin and present members will be contacted by phone.   You are welcome to call us. 
Mary Truetken  @ 636/464/1013 ex 226
Carollee  Schilly  @ 314/973/4042
Please call Sister Maureen Martin @ 636/464/0163 if you have any questions in regards to the current evening support group. 

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Narcotics Anonymous meeting is held every Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Lower Level Bridge Building. This meeting is available to anyone suffering from the disease of addiction and/or for families and friends of addiction. We meet to give each other experience, strength, and hope.

 

Stewardship at St. Joseph

Worship

An opportunity to serve within Holy Mass

Faith

Opportunities to grow in Faith through education and sharing

Joyful Generousity

Different ways to support the mission of St. Joseph Parish

Serve

Outreach both within the parish and community

Fellowship

Opportunities to share with faith with friends and family

 

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