Worship

"The Eucharist is the source and summit of Christian life." (CCC 1324)

"At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet 'in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.'" (CCC 1323)

The celebration of Holy Mass each day is our opportunity to share in this Holy Sacrifice.  The opportunities below assist in creating a Holy and Reverent atmosphere in which to receive this grace.

Adoration of the Holy Eucharist

The Eucharist is: Jesus truly presents - Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity! At the moment of Consecration, during the Mass, the "gifts" of bread and wine are transformed (transubstantiated) into the actual Body and Blood of Christ, at the Altar.  This means that they are not only spiritually transformed, but rather are actually (substantially) transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ.  The elements retain the appearance of bread and wine, but are indeed the actual Body and Blood of Christ.  This is what is meant by Real Presence: the actual, physical presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.  Because as Catholics, we believe that Christ is truly and substantially present in the Eucharist, the Blessed Sacrament is given the same adoration and devotion that is accorded to Christ. Come visit Jesus in the Adoration Chapel located in the room behind the altar. Our goal is to have perpetual adoration, 24/7. Contact Jane Werner or the Parish Office for more information or to join the Adoration Committee.  They can also help you sign up for an Adoration time or you may do so online.

Altar Servers

Open to young people from 5th grade through high school, Altar servers assist with the celebration of Mass adding to the dignity of the celebration. Altar Server's Page

Cantors

The cantors lead the music at all the Saturday and Sunday Masses. If you would like to be a cantor, please leave a message at the Parish Office.

Choir-Adult

The choir leads the singing at the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Sundays. Practice is held on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the church.

Funeral Choir

The Funeral Choir gathers to sing at funerals of parishioners. If you would like to participate in this service to the community, please call Cynthia Herder, 636-464-3098.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion help distribute Communion during the Saturday and Sunday Masses and bring the Eucharist to the sick at their homes.

Heavenly Dusters

The heavenly dusters clean the church every Monday Morning.

Lectors

The lectors serve the community by proclaiming the scriptural word of God at Holy Masses on Saturday and Sunday. If you are 14 years or older and would like to become a lector, call Jeannie Curry, 636-464-5192, for training and scheduling.

Usher and Greeters

The ministers of hospitality, also known as the ushers, greet the people at the door at Masses on Saturday and Sunday. They also see that people get their bulletins and can find seating. They help keep the church clean and in order after every Mass.

Liturgical Environment 

Contact Elizabeth Colman if you would like to help decorate the church for Sundays and Feasts.

 

 

 

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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