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Lifelong Faith Formation at St. Joseph University Parish

Contemplative Prayer Group. A band of seekers in search of a better relationship with God who follow a simple method as taught by Thomas Keating, a Trappist monk, who brought this ancient form of prayer out of the monastery to the rest of the world.  Time together includes introductory prayers, short reading, 20 minutes of silent meditation, shared insights. We find inspiration and support in this prayer and we are able to understand our lives and how we relate to the outside world differently.

Faith Sharing Groups. We live by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7). Small groups of parishioners meet in person or digitally to share their faith by reflecting on God’s presence in their lives and discuss, often using the Sunday Gospel, how the scripture speaks to them. We belong. We believe. And we strive to Become who God calls us to be. We can find you a group to join.

Marriage Ministry
This ministry welcomes engaged couples into the family-life dimensions of the parish while assisting them in their relational and spiritual growth as a couple.  Volunteers can serve as mentor couples, pre-Cana presenters and hospitality hosts.

Parents of Young Children: F3-Family, Faith, Fun.
This ministry strengthens young families with children ages 0-5 providing resources, community and activities such as a family Mass and potluck dinner, playground outings, story time and ice cream socials.

Family Acts of Mercy (FAM). This group meets on the 1st Saturday of the month at 4 pm and sponsors simple service projects to help families work together to encourage service to others in the community.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
This is the process by which adults become members of the Catholic Church.  They are introduced to Church doctrine, life, worship and service.  This small community meets weekly from Fall until Spring and celebrates the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil.  Parishioners are invited to become members of the team to share their faith, offer hospitality and provide personal support.

Rosary Makers.
Our mission is to provide rosaries for anyone in the parish at no cost.  This ministry meets once a month when we create rosaries and pray for one another and the parish. You may also gather supplies to work on your own at home.

20’s & 30’s Ministry.
This ministry meets the distinct needs of young adults, single, married, with children or without, by providing social and service events.  Planning committee meets monthly.

40s-50s Group.
This group is a welcoming group for those who are looking to become more integrated into St. Joseph University Parish as well as meet and get to know fellow parishioners.  This group consists of middle aged single or married, male or female individuals interested in monthly social, community and parish activities.

60s and Over Group.
Join us for a variety of spiritual and social activities throughout the year including speakers, presentations, outings and more.

St. Joseph School.
Our parish school has been educating children since 1850.  Classes begin with Pre-K4 and go up to Grade 8.  We welcome volunteers and their specialty in the field of education.  Some areas for volunteer service include:  library, music, art, games, recess, tutoring, storytelling, coaching, day care, etc.  All volunteers must participate in the Diocesan Protecting God’s Children program.
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