Directory of Ministries and Organizations

Parish Social Ministry at St. Joseph’s is a Ministry of Caring. We embody the words of dismissal at Mass, “Go in peace to love and serve the Lord with joy” by providing compassionate assistance to those in spiritual or material need.

Monthly food drives benefit the parishes of Our Lady of Loretto and the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary.

Thanksgiving and Christmas Sponsor-a-Family programs provide holiday dinners to Our Lady of Loretto and the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Outreach families.

Annual school supplies collection and The Giving Tree project at Christmas benefit the Outreach families at Our Lady of Loretto parish.

Ministry of Consolation – volunteers assist families with the funeral liturgies of their loved ones.

Bereavement support services include Month’s Mind Mass, bereavement booklets sent to grieving families, referrals to bereavement counseling groups and the Liturgy of Remembrance on All Souls Day.

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist visit the homebound.

Christmas and Easter plants are delivered to the homebound and to the recently widowed.

Annual Parish Lenten Project supports a local, national or international need.

Annual 9/11 Liturgy to remember parishioners and loved ones who died on that day.

Assistance and advocacy services to individuals and families in need.

Information and referral to community resources.

This work cannot be accomplished without your concern, support and prayers. Your monthly contributions to our parish food drives, your financial gifts and your participation in our holiday programs make our corporate response to those in need possible.

Parish Social Ministry: Volunteers - 150
Number of families helped at Thanksgiving 2019 – 245
Number of families helped at Christmas 2019 – 191
Number of families helped with monthly food cards – 60

We are grateful for your faithful support of the work of St. Joseph’s Parish Social Ministry and count on your continued care for those we serve in your name. Thank you!

If you would like to join us and become a volunteer, please contact us!

Anna Sirianni, Director