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Arts at St. Joseph
Fr. Tom leads this committee with the help of Molly Foss, Irene McCoy and Karess Knudtson to plan various cultural art events at St. Joseph.
Joy Sheley visits the homebound parishioners weekly.
A baptism class is held quarterly and must be completed before a baptism can be scheduled. Roger and Cheryl Moss are the coordinators.
Deb Johnson serves in this capacity, sending get well and sympathy cards to St. Joseph Parishioners.
Certified volunteers who meet weekly during the school year to teach faith formation to students in grades K-12. Sharon Mayer directs the Catechists.
Meets when necessary to discuss cemetery business. Nick Kathman, Lynn Moritz and Bill Cook are trained to mark gravesites in preparation for burial at St. Joseph Calvary Cemetery.
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Adult and student volunteers who present the Gospel to young children during the Sunday Mass. Sharon Mayer directs this committee.
This is a project started by Fr. Fandel many years ago. Located in the school, the clothing room offers clean clothing to less fortunate persons. Persons may take or drop off clothing as needed. Mary Lou Schroeder sorts and displays clothes on a regular basis.
Communion to the Sick and Home-bound
Persons unable to attend Mass, please contact the parish office to make arrangements to receive the Eucharist. Visits are usually made on Sunday and first Fridays.
This group, headed by Nancy Long, decorates the church for holidays and special occasions.
Help distribute Holy Communion at daily, weekend, or funeral liturgies, and to the sick or home bound or to the residents at the retirement home.
One of eight Funeral Committees will arrange and serve a funeral meal on a rotational basis. All women of the parish belong to the Rosary/Altar Society which oversees the Funeral Committees.
Trained Mass ushers will volunteer their time to assist at funerals. If you would like to be placed on this volunteer list, please call the parish office.
Spearheaded by Mary Lou Schroeder and crew, this committee oversees the annual garage sale held Memorial Day, during Pioneer Days, mid-August and Labor Day.
Living Christ Retreat
The Living Christ Retreat is held annually at St. Joseph and gives people the opportunity to deepen their relationship with Christ.
Making the Haiti Connection
This committee oversees the needs of our twin parish in Haiti. The committee is headed by Les Banwart.
Meals on Wheels Committee
Every third month, St. Joseph is responsible for delivering Meals on Wheels to Milford residents. Terri Rierson coordinates this committee.
Ministers of the Altar
Servers: Girls and boys in grade 4 up to and including adults, assist at weddings, funerals, and weekend liturgies.
Ministers of Hospitality
Greeters welcome those coming for Mass on the weekends. Ushers take up the collection during the liturgy.
Ministers of the Word
Proclaim the Scriptures at daily, weekend and funeral liturgies.
Four approved volunteers meet on a rotational basis to count the weekly collection and fill in with office duties when necessary. Susan Reiser directs this committee.
Pop Can Drop Off
Refundable Iowa beverage cans and glass bottles are collected to support activites of the High School Youth Group including their service trips. We appreciate your help and are especially grateful for your sorting them before you put them in the container located in the St. Joseph Church parking lot.
Family members can call the Parish Office with the name of their loved one that needs prayers. The person is placed on the prayer chain list printed in the weekly bulletin.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
This committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. to crochet and knit prayer shawl afghans for sick persons in the parish. Contact Pearl Trebbien if you have time to crochet or knit.
St. Joseph has several members in this group who continually make rosaries for the missions. Contact persons would include Linda Hinshaw, Marlene Nelsen and Rita Wuebker.
This committee makes quarterly visits to the Sioux City Soup Kitchen preparing and serving the meals for the homeless. Susan Reiser heads this committee.
Three married couples meet with couples preparing for marriage. Fr. Tom heads this committee.
St. Joseph Quilters
These quilters hand quilt for people who do not have the time or talent to do this. They meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons in the school. Proceeds from this effort are used for charitable purposes. New quilters are always welcome. This group is headed by Ethel Wilson.
Ugly Quilts and My Brothers Keeper Quilts
This project makes quilts for the homeless. Led by Marlene Nelsen, this group has made over 10,000 quilts. They meet in the NW Classroom at 2 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month.
Spearheaded by Jean Kennedy, this group officially welcomes new parishioners to St. Joseph.
Widows and widowers of the parish are invited to meet together for lunch at a local restaurant on the second Thursday of the month. It provides a nice time of socializing and friendship for people in a similar state in life. Contact the parish office for more information.
Teresa Goehring facilitates the Middle School, High School and College-Age Youth Groups. Participants meet for scripture study, faith sharing and service projects.