Ministries

Altar Society

Established in 1957 the group has a special devotion to St. Anne, the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Members of the Altar Society clean and care for the Church altar, sanctuary, sacristy, and the adoration chapel. Members also assist in the care for the plants and arranging the interior decor as directed by the pastor. St Joseph Altar Society meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 6pm in the Church. For more information contact Kelly Blackmon @ 463-2277

A.C.T.S

Catholic Daughters

Under the patronage of the Blessed Mother, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas are united by their faith in Jesus, in their devotion to the church and the Holy See. They donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and strive "to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow and sickness." St Joseph's Court of St Barbara meets the 1st Monday of the month @ 6:00pm in Kern Hall. Contact: Bea Fontenot @ 463-4873

Come Lord Jesus

"Guide our feet in the way of peace."   The Come Lord Jesus is a program committed to forming small Catholic faith communities. Members follow a well-defined, balanced structure for spiritual formation based on the recommendations of the Second Vatican Council. Centered around the four basic elements: Prayer, Scripture, Eucharist, and Fellowship, elements inspired by the Holy Spirit and practiced in the early Church (Acts 2:42). The primary mission of the program is to help members be transformed into the very image of Christ, who is love. There are 2 groups that both meet on Tuesdays @ 9:30am and Wednesday & Thursday  @ 6:00pm. Contact: Glen Bertrand @ 463-3519 or Bea Fontenot @ 463-4873

Eucharistic Adoration

The mission of Eucharistic Adorers is to be disciples for Jesus by bringing themselves and others to Him in Adoration for His help to grow in personal spirituality. By extension, the spirituality of our Parish and the larger Church will grow. Adoration is Mondays: 7am-6pm Tuesdays-Thursday: 7am-9pm and Friday: 7am-2pm in the Adoration Chapel located in the East wing. Contact the church office @ 463-6878

Knights of Columbus

Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age or older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Imagine being a part of an organization that fills your heart and mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference. Contact: Garrick Soileau@337-789-4402

KC Auxiliary

This group, organized in 1991 assists the Knight of Columbus and works to promote good fellowship through religious and social activities. The group helps with Bingo and also the St. Vincent DePaul Society as well as providing support for church activities. Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month @ 5:45pm in the KC Hall meeting room. Contact: Molly Markwick @ 460-9505

St Vincent DePaul Society

Members of the Society of St Vincent DePaul are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. The Society recognizes that it must assume a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless. The St Vincent DePaul Thrift Store is located at 411 Pine St and operates Monday-Friday 10:00am-3:00pm; Saturday 9am-1pm. The DryCreek Location at St Jude's Church is open Wed,Thurs & Friday for 12-5pm.Sales generated by these stores are used to assist the community in various ways. Contact Frances Harper @ 462-5770

 

 

Lay Carmelite Order

This group of women and men have responded to the call of God, freely and deliberately committing themselves "to live in the following of Jesus Christ" according to the traditions and spirit of Carmel under the authority of the Prior General of the Carmelite Order. The members, though not in Religious Life, choose to live out their baptismal commitment accoding to the spirit of the Carmelite Order. Contact Danithza Kufoy @ 463-3500

God's Food Box

An ecumenical organization providing food staples to the needy of the community, St Joseph Church helps by providing non-perishable breakfast items. The 2nd weekend of each month is dedicated to collecting these items. There are receptacles that remain in the vestibule of Church for this purpose. However, food items may be brought to the church office or directly to God's Food Box located at 711 Mahlon St- 463-4449

Altar Server

Boys and girls from grade 4 and above may serve. Servers are trained by the Pastor and then scheduled monthly. Contact Sandy Kyle @ 463-6878

Eucharistic Minister

This ministry assists the clergy with the distribution of communion under both species. Thiss assistance is offered at Mass and also to the sick, homebound and hospitalized parishioners. Those interested in the ministry should contact Sandy Kyle @ 463-6878 

Lector

This ministry involves those who feel they have a gift for public reading and have been called to proclaim the Word of God. A training session is required and workshops are offered periodically for a continuing enrichment. Those interested contact Sandy Kyle @ 463-6878

Youth Group

The St Joseph Youth Group meets all throughout the year and attends many Youth Conferences. There are events and activities the youth participate in all year long. It's a great place for the youth of the parish to stay connected with their faith and each other. 

Ministers of Hospitality (Ushers)

Hospitality Ministers greet the assembly and are responsible for seating those who come to Mass and for collecting the monetary offerings. They are also available for necessary information and personal help. Contact Johnnie Bihm @ 463-8012

Choir

The adult liturgical choir sings at all Masses and special occasions and holydays. Practice is on Wednesday evenings @ 5:30pm Contact Sheila Manning @ 463-3623

RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process by which adults enter the Catholic Church. It is a process consisting of several stages. The inquiry stage is a period in which interested persons meet once a week in a group setting with the pastor or facilitator and the RCIA team. Presentations are given and discussion is invited concerning aspects of Catholicism which a non-Catholic might first notice or become curious about. The inquiry state is a period of several months, lasting usually from September to December. The entire process is lengthly, but allows time to discern wheter the choice of entering the Catholic Church is right for the individual. If you would like more information contact the church office @ 463-6878 or Glen Bertrand @ 348-1320 or glen1950bertrand@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

John 12:26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
 

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