The Holy Mass and the sacraments are the bedrock of Catholic worship. We all have an important role as members of the assembly gathered to worship God and to offer ourselves to God in union with Jesus. Our presence and our prayer builds up the community. Members come forth to serve in various ways.
Assist the priest during Mass. Through their integral role in the Mass, adults and children (male and female) in the 4th grade and above, gain a deeper appreciation of the liturgy, receive valuable Catechesis and forge a deeper love for our Lord Jesus Christ. Training is offered in the fall and as needed.
Darlene Smith (343-6452) for English Masses
Juan Paz (903-7458) for Spanish Mass
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Provides a way of engaging children in grades 1-6 with the Sunday Scriptures. It is offered during the 8:45 AM. English Mass and 1:15 PM. Spanish Mass on Sundays. Training for the leaders is offered as needed.
Kathy Brown (372-2240) for English Masses
Rectory Office (343-6256) for Spanish Mass
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Minister the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ to their sisters and brothers at Sunday Mass, and take Holy Communion to parishioners who are homebound or in nursing homes. Training is held periodically for those who are eligible to serve in this ministry.
Proclaim the Word of God to the gathered community at Mass and other parish services. A training session is held each fall and as needed for those who wish to continue in this ministry or to begin serving as a lector
Supports the singing of the Assembly of the Faithful and provides music during worship services and devotions. St. Joseph's has various choirs: adult choirs; seasonal choir; two children's choirs; a chime choir; and a Spanish choir. If you would like to be a member of a choir, or to play an instrument, talk with Beth McElhone.