Liturgy

ALTAR SERVER (200)
Boys or girls 4th grade through 8th grade are called to this ministry.  Depending on which Mass they serve, they could be on every 3-5 weeks.  We ask that they state a first and second preference for Mass time.   Contact: Deacon Michael Keane

EUCHARISTIC MINISTER (205)
Catholic people who have been Baptized, Confirmed and received First Communion, who are 16 years of age are eligible for this ministry.  This is a wonderful way to share in the Body of Christ, which could also lead to bringing communion to the homebound.
Contact person:  Julie Zell

LECTOR (210)
People who would like to proclaim the Word of God are encouraged to join this ministry.  Depending on the Mass you proclaim the word, you might be on every 5-7 weeks.   Contact person:  Julie Zell

GREETER (215)
These people of all ages are asked to greet people in a friendly manner as they enter church, help take up the collection, assist with Communion procession, find someone to bring up the gifts and distribute bulletins after Mass.  Contact person:  Mary Rasmussen

SEASONAL ART/DECORATING (225)
During Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter we try to have themes depicted in art and environment plus flower arranging  Easter and Christmas.  It can be accomplished in under 2 hours with a good sized group working together.  Contact person: Judy Kruzicevich

St. Joseph's Renewed Treasures

A ministry designed to provide clothing and miscellaneous household items to everyone at very affordable prices, and to the needy at no cost. Join this all volunteer ministry that is located at 105 S. Ayer St. Phone number is 943-7690

St. Vincent dePaul

St. Vincent de Paul exists to bear witness to Christ by serving the poor. Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6:00pm at St. Joseph Ministry Center. Please call 815-943-6406 ext 223 to leave a message.

Live, Laugh, Love Group

A support group for those facing cancer to share their strength, struggles and joy in faith and support of each other meeting every other Tuesday evening. Call the ministry center for details.

Homebound Visitation

Pastoral care of our sick through visitation and the reception of the Holy Eucharist is coordinated by Mrs. Diane Kirchner (815-770-0160). Please call her to receive Holy Communion in your home.