Sacristan

Many things need to be done before liturgy can take place. The building must be opened and lit, bread and wine must be in place, vessels and vestments available, books and candles set out....

Fanning Centre Pastoral Care

The Fanning Centre Pastoral Care is a group of dedicated parishioners who answer the call to compassionate  service to the sick, shut ins and dying in the Fanning Centre. [What services do you do in the...

Website & Social Media

St. Joseph’s Parish is starting a Website & Social Media team. If you are a person of prayer with experience in social media and communication ministry, have discerned a calling to this ministry and...

CD & DVD Library

Please edit: The Parish Library is located in the Parish Hall of St. Joseph’s Church. We offer a variety of Catholic and Christian related DVDs and CDs for you to borrow. Our library includes a...

RCIA Catechist

In the journey of Christian Initiation, Catechists have an indispensable role. They enable the faith of inquirers to resonate more and more deeply in their lives as they approach the sacraments of life in...

Sacramental Preparation Catechist

If a member of St. Joseph Parish wishes to become a Catechist for children’s sacramental preparation, they must fulfill certain criteria before they are commissioned: Baptized and registered in this parish, and in good standing with...

Development & Peace

The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace strives to change lives in the Global South. As the official international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada, it works in partnership with local...

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a Fraternal Organization and membership is open to practical Catholic gentlemen in union with the Holy See who shall not be less than 18 years of age on their...

Collection Counter

Under the direction of the Collection Counter Coordinator, the Collection Counter assists in the timely and accurate counting of weekly (Monday morning) and special collections for the parish. The team must consist of at...

Altar Servers

Mass is the central prayer and liturgical activity of the Catholic faith community. Altar Servers assist the assembly by presenting/arranging items used in liturgical celebrations. They reverently and efficiently enable other ministers to attend...

Psalmist / Cantor

Who Can Serve as a Psalmist? Psalmist’s goal is not to deliver a musical performance but to lead and sustain the congregation in sung prayer. Psalmists are enhancing the Word of God through song and...

Parish Finance Council

The Parish Finance council is a consultative body of lay persons established to advise the Pastor in matters pertaining to the financial affairs of the parish. Members of the Council shall be: Members of...

Parish Pastoral Council

A Parish Pastoral Council is a consultative body which works with the Pastor regarding all matters pertaining to the pastoral life of the parish. The Pastoral Council involves priests and people in common study...

Bread for the Hungry

Our mission is to provide baked goods, free of charge, for those who are in need of food. We encourage parishioners to share the bounty of donated bread from our local bakeries with their neighbours, and to become...

St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a global lay Catholic organization. Our mission is to live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the Poor with love, respect, justice and joy. As...

Catholic Women’s League

The history of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada began with the papal encyclical Rerum Novarum (“On the New Things”) by Pope Leo XIII, May 18, 1891, which emphasized the dignity of the poor...

Prayer Shawl Ministry

St. Joseph’s Prayer Shawl Ministry is an expression of our Baptismal Commitment to be God’s healing light and comfort through the creation of shawls.  While knitting shawls, the person receiving it is prayed for by...

Social Committee

The Social Committee helps to promote a welcoming, receptive and active social environment in the parish by planning and implementing various social events, celebrations and activities occurring at the parish. The Social Committee Member...

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

The ordinary minister of Holy Communion is a bishop, priest or deacon (CANON 910, §1). However, other members of the faithful, known as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion (EMHCs), may be commissioned to assist...

Liturgy of the Word for Children

Every Sunday at the 11:00 am Mass (during the school year), children who have not received the First Communion are invited to listen to the Gospel at their level of understanding. Just before the...

Lector

Who Can Serve as a Minister of the Word? According to the ancient tradition and the teaching of the Church, the proclamation of the readings apart from the Gospel is ministerial not presidential. Therefore,...

Liturgical Music Ministry

St. Joseph’s Music Ministry provides liturgical music at all the four mass times at St. Joseph’s church, as well to other liturgical celebrations at our parish. We sing various genres of liturgical music, from gregorian chant...