CCD classes are provided in the parish for the religious education of children from kindergarten through seniors in high school. Since parents have the primary responsibility for the faith formation of their children, they should live their faith actively in the home setting and insure their children’s faithful attendance at CCD. The goal of any religious education program is to help young people experience their Catholic identity, integrate their Catholic values into life, and be knowledgeable of and able to express and defend their Catholic beliefs.
For dates and times, check our calendar on the home page.
Youth GroupSt. Joseph Catholic Youth Group is composed of those in seventh through twelfth grades. There are service activities, such as occasional highway cleanup, fund-raising activities, and social activities. Mass IntentionsMass intentions may be requested by calling the office at 288-3198 or sending a note with names and requested dates. The usual stipend for Masses is $5.00. Church Socials
Social events are planned by the Parish Council unless requested by parishioners. We have Bunco parties and carry-in meals throughout the year. On the first Sunday of the month, doughnuts and coffee and visiting are available after the 10:30 a.m. Mass.
Loaves of Love Sunday
On the first Sunday of the month there is the Loaves of Love whereby any parishioners can bring a baked item to the vestibule and anyone may make a donation for the poor and take an item home.
St. Ann's Alter Sodality
St. Ann Altar Sodality is active in helping out the parish community by organizing fund raisers and preparing meals for funerals. All ladies of the parish are considered members and are welcome to attend the monthly meetings and volunteer at the events. The annual Soup Supper is held on a Saturday in February. For more information, call the rectory office at 288-3198.
New parishioners are asked to register by picking up the form from the vestibule, or coming by the rectory office. Those who register are also put on the mailing list for church contribution envelopes and the Catholic Missourian diocesan newspaper (complimentary for the first year).
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process by which persons who have not been baptized or baptized in another denomination, have not had much religious instruction, First Communion, or Confirmation, journeys with others like them and other Catholics on the team to be fully initiated in the Catholic Faith. There are four steps in this formation process which culminates at the Easter Vigil with the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. The parish community through its prayers, witness, worship, service, and catechesis, offers the invitation and support for the men and women to be initiated into the Catholic Church. Weekly meeting or bi-weekly meetings are held beginning in August/September and ending in April/May.
Weddings are celebrated usually for only registered and active parishioners. Either the bride or groom or their parents must be registered, participating members of St. Joseph Church.
A minimum of six months notice is needed before a firm date can be set and in order to have time for marriage preparation.
Weddings may take place on Friday evenings, or on Saturdays no later than 2:00 p.m. or any other day of the week except Sunday.
A modest stipend will be expected for the minister of the wedding.
If anyone is living in an invalid marriage (married "out of the Church" i.e, not according to the marriage laws of the Church), he/she should contact the pastor in regard to the possibility of obtaining an annulment through the Diocese and being once again able to receive the sacraments of the Church.