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Service

Service

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.

 

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.

 

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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 August through April on Sundays from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. in the Educational Center. See the bulletin for important registration information.

For more information, please contact parish office.

Sacramental Preparation

See under Sacraments

Bereavement / Pérdida de un Ser Querido

Serves members of the parish when they experience a death in the family.  Members attend the vigil service at the funeral home, oversee meal preparation for the family on the day of the funeral, attend the funeral liturgy, and offer support to family members after the funeral.  This support is offered on a highly personalized basis — cards, phone calls, or visits, as long as the need exists.

Senior Citizens / Grupo de Ancianos

A social group meets on the first Monday of the month in the Seniors Room at 11 a.m. for a potluck luncheon. It is open to all parishioners age 55 and older. Date, time, & place are published in the bulletin.

United Crescent Hill Ministries / Ministerios Unidos de Crescent Hill

UCHM Services are funded by the 22 UCHM member churches; donations from individuals; Louisville Metro Government, KIPDA, Kentucky Cabinet for Human Resources, the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, the US Dept. of Education, and Foundations.

Family Community Clinic / Clinica Familiar de la Comunidad

Family Community Clinic is a non-profit, free clinic that is registered as a Charitable Health Provider in Kentucky. Services are provided by volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health professionals in the community. We provide medical assistance to individuals without health insurance. Our medical providers see both adults & children with a variety of acute, episodic illnesses. Interpreters are also available for those who speak Spanish. Our facility is run on generous donations and grants from private and family foundations, as well as individual contributions. As a 501(c)(3), donations to the Family Community Clinic are fully tax-deductible.

Stewardship / Compromiso

The Stewardship Sub-committee concerns itself with stewardship in all facets of parish life and working with other standing committees of the Pastoral Council to continually evaluate the management of parish resources of time, talent and treasure.

Catholic Service Appeal / Apoyo a los Servicios Católicos

St. Joseph supports the Archdiocese of Louisville’s mission of serving human needs, especially those of the poor and oppressed thru the annual Catholic Service Appeal.

Gaming Sub-committee / Comite de Apuestas

The Gaming Sub-committee enforces the current Kentucky gaming laws at fundraisings events.  The sub-committee also serves as a support for individuals who direct the fundraisers.


Special Collections

Opportunities for Life
Black and Indian Missions
Bishop’s Overseas Appeal
Holy Land
Easter
Mission Sunday
Peter’s Penance
Catholic Higher Education
Campaign For Human Development
Retired Religious
Catholic Charities & Crusade for Children

Volunteers Coordinator

Coordinate the Festival of Ministries: a parish-wide event of organizations highlighting all the ministerial opportunities available for participation and responding to God’s call to use out time and talent for the whole Body of Christ.

 
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