Directory of Ministries and Organizations

The role of the Altar Server is to assist the Priest at the celebration of Holy Mass by carrying the cross in the entrance procession, assisting with holy water and incense, as well as preparing the altar at the Presentation of Gifts. This ministry i...

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Experiencing the death of a loved one is a time of intense emotions, stress and change. Our parish family hopes to assist you in your time of grieving and offer comfort to help you adjust to the experience of profound loss in your life. If we can be ...

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Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the largest organizations of Catholic women in the world, dedicated to strengthening their spiritual life through Christ and His Church. The Catholic Daughters of the Americas was founded in 1903 by the Kn...

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Volunteers meet every other week after the 8 o’clock morning Mass for about one hour to clean and to prepare our worship space for the weekend celebration of the Eucharist. Volunteer by calling the Parish Office.

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We gather throughout the year at various intervals to learn more about our Catholic faith and to discuss its effect in our daily lives. These classes are generally scheduled during Lent and Advent as announced in our parish bulletin. All are welcome ...

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“Works of love directed to one's neighbor are the most perfect external manifestation of the interior grace of the Spirit”….Pope Francis, Joy of the Gospel #37 The Divine Mercy Society offers assistance to those in our commu...

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Together with St. John’s and Christ’s Lutheran Churches, our Church hosts an Ecumenical Food Pantry to provide food for families in need from the Jim Thorpe Area School District. Please consult the following schedule for the dates and tim...

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Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist assist the priest in distributing Holy Communion at Mass and bringing the Eucharist to the sick and shut-in members of our Parish. These Eucharist Ministers are designated by the Pastor to represent the Parish...

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God’s word is the heart of our faith. At our weekly gathering of the Eucharist, the Word is proclaimed and we are invited to reflect upon its effects in our lives. Lectors are lay persons who serve during Holy Mass by proclaiming Sacred Scriptu...

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Some men of our parish gather to attend the semi-annual Men’s Conference at DeSales University and Scranton University in the Fall and Spring. This group also gathers monthly to share their faith and to discuss the ongoing support of a Church c...

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The Thrift Shop has a two-fold purpose: to offer affordable clothing and household goods for the people of our area on limited income and to help the Church with the weekly School subsidy payments. The Shop normally has a good supply of useable, affo...

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When we gather together to celebrate the Eucharist, we join our hearts as one by singing hymns chosen from both the Collegeville and Gather Hymnals. Our parish choir meets on Thursday evenings for rehearsal. Cantors – members of the Choir w...

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The New Evangelization Ministry assists the parish in sharing and promoting the Good News of Jesus Christ. We continue to grow in our understanding of the New Evangelization and engage in ministries that reach out to parishioners, invite those intere...

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The Pro-Life Group at St. Joseph Church takes an active role in Right to Life issues through prayer, community service and social action. This group provides information in the vestibule of the church, prays the Rosary every Saturday morning at 9 o&r...

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The Prayer Shawl Ministry is dedicated to giving someone a tangible example of God’s love and care. The maker of the shawl prays before, during, and after they work on the shawl. This ministry is open to anyone experienced in knitting, crocheti...

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Parishioners who meet every Saturday morning and Sunday in the Church to pray the Rosary for peace in the world and an end to abortion.
Sacristans are adults who are trained to prepare the Sanctuary and Altar for the Celebration of the Eucharist. Sacristans are knowledgeable about the contents of the Sacristy (sacred vessels, vestments, incense, Eucharistic elements, liturgical books...

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Our friendly and welcoming ushers assist parishioners and visitors both with information and accommodations for special needs. They gather the offerings of the people and present that along with the bread and wine used for the Eucharistic Sacrifice. ...

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