Parish Faith

Mr. Greg Gibbons, Chairperson

 

The Parish Faith Committee initiates and coordinates those activities of the parish, which pertain to the celebration of the liturgy of the Church and the spiritual growth of the members.

The Holy Eucharist

Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers
Commissioned to distribute Holy Communion to the faithful during Mass, take it to the sick. Requires reception of confirmation; good standing with the church; participation in formation from the Archdiocese of Louisville Worship Office and being trained in parish procedures.

Lectors

Ministers of the Word proclaim the Scriptures at Mass. Requires oral reading skills, participation in formation from the Archdiocese of Louisville Worship Office and being trained in parish procedures.

Acolytes

Assist the celebrant with the movement of the liturgy at weekend and Funeral Masses. Open to anyone that has received the sacrament of the Eucharist. Requires training.

Ushers and Hospitality

Parish members who greet the people as they gather to worship. The primary responsibility of this ministry is the creation of an atmosphere of friendship and unity within our assembly.

Gift Bearer

Present the gifts of bread and wine at the Offertory.

Sacristans

Prepare the sanctuary before Mass

Liturgical Preparation

Coordinate the liturgical celebrations in calendar of the Church.

Ministers to Sick and Elderly

Visit parish members who are homebound, in hospitals or nursing homes

Music Ministry

Enhances parish liturgies providing music under the direction of the Music Director who follows the guide of the Archdiocese of Louisville Office of Worship.

Musicians

Requires the ability to read music and play an instrument during the liturgical celebrations. If interested, please contact Susan Arru at slarru32@gmail.com.

Cantors

Leader of sung prayer at our parish liturgies, including weekend masses, parish weddings and funerals. Anyone blessed with vocal talents is welcome. Requires the ability to read music and lead the assembly (congregation) in song.

Choirs

Under the direction of the Music Director, adults & youth enhance the music at weekend Masses. Requires the ability to sing in a group and time to attend practice.

Church and Environment

Creates the ambiance in the spirit of each Liturgical Season.

Art & Design

Plans for the décor for feasts and seasons of the church year. Decorating skills and study of church’s liturgical documents are helpful.

Cleaning

Group of parishioners that bi-weekly: dust; polish furniture, vacuum carpet and dry mop sanctuary floor.

St. Elizabeth Society

Founded in 1864 continues to function today as a ladies sodality. Membership is open to all ages. They help and contribute in the acquisition of liturgical items.

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Formation

The Formation of St. Joseph Catholic Church advocates the vision of faith formation and education in the parish.  It upholds the teaching of Catholic believes, traditions and values in the context of deepening spirituality and lifelong religious formation.

Life Long Formation and Education

Adults

Religious Education Classes are held from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Sundays, September through April.  These classes are open to any adult, including parents of children who are participating in Sacramental Preparation classes for First Communion and Confirmation.

Children

Religious Education / Educación Religiosa

St. Joseph offers Bilingual Religious Education for the sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation.  Classes are held for Pre K (age 5) through Grade 8 and offered September through April on Sundays from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. in the Educational Center.  Classes will resume on Sunday August 2015.  See the bulletin for important registration information.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Claudia Reinhardt at the parish office.

Sacramental Preparation

See under Sacraments

 
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