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150 Club/Tuition Assistance

Members of the 150 Club purchase tickets for $150 and are automatically entered into:

  • 11 monthly drawings for $150 each;
  • One Grand Prize Drawing for $3,000;
  • An annual appreciation dinner for two served by Executive Chef, GG, from the award winning Tony’s, St Louis.

The proceeds of the 150 Club ticket sales minus prizes are contributed to the St. Joseph Tuition Assistance Fund.  It supports Catholic Education for all children at St. Joseph School whose families are in need of financial assistance.

Drawings begin January 1st each year.  The dinner is held on a Saturday night during the month of April, with a drawing for the grand prize of $3,000.

Download the sign-up form

For Additional Information, Please Contact

Katie Boehmer

Annual Catholic Appeal

Catholic Women of Faith

The former St. Joseph Women’s Ministry and Mom’s Ministry groups have joined together to create the “Catholic Women of Faith Ministry.

Mission Statement:  The Catholic Women of Faith Ministry was created to lead women of Christ as we journey throught Scripture, serve others, create community, and support one another in all stages of a Catholic woman’s life.

Some of the events and activities our group hosts are Walking with Purpose Bible Study, Annual Advent Tea (December), Women’s Morning of Reflection and Trunk or Treat Event (October), various service projects including the St. Vincent De Paul Walk (September) and donation drives, Monthly Dose of Grace Speaker Series, Church tours, and social events including playdates and girl’s night outs.  Watch the bulletin for details about these events under Catholic Women of Faith Ministry!

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Walking with Purpose:

The Walking with Purpose program reaches out to women who desire to grow in their faith using a Scripture based program that is fresh, relevant and focused on growing in knowledge and wisdom without being overly academic.  This Fall, St Joseph Moms invites you to join us for one of the amazing courses Walking with Purpose has to offer.  This is open to ALL women of the parish whether a new mom, one whose children have left the nest or have no children.

The Walking with purpose program is for women
who desire to grow in their faith using Scripture-based
courses that are fresh, relevant, and focused on growing in knowledge and wisdom.

When? Tuesday mornings from  9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the St. Joseph Room and
Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the St. Joseph Room

September 17 – April 18 – “Discovering our Dignity”

Discovering our Dignity gives us modern-day advice from women of the Bible.
Ancient wisdom, sage advice, sorrowful failures and woundedness…
In Discovering our Dignity, we learn that women of the Old and New Testament were sometimes as flawed and broken as we can be.  Yet , the power of God worked in their lives.

Through their stories recorded in Scripture, they reach out to touch our “present” in a tender, honest and loving way – women to women.

Registration for Tuesday AM session

Registration for Thursday PM session

Discovering Our Dignity Schedule (AM)

Opening your Heart schedule (PM)


Calendar of Events



Monthly Dose of Grace Speaker Events

For Additional Information

Joyce Kluge


Tiffany Dorhmann

Employment Ministry

As Catholics, Christians and neighbors, we have a mission to serve those in need. As a member of the Catholic Employment Network of St. Louis, we have developed job search ministries to assist those who are unemployed and underemployed cope with their situations, lend spiritual support and provide a framework for finding meaningful work. St Joseph Employment Ministry serves the community of St. Joseph Parish and provides a central point of communication for employers and those in career transition and development.

For Additional Information, Please Contact:

Hope Assistance

Help is offered to those affected by chemical dependency and its related problems.

Contact Parish Office: 636-441-0055, x 100

Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary

Marriage Encounter

Are you looking for the perfect wedding anniversary gift?

Attend a Marriage Encounter Weekend and
Restore Your Communication… Rekindle Your Romance…
Renew Your Commitment…
What does a Marriage Encounter Weekend give couples?

  • A positive and personal experience offered to married couples
  • An opportunity to learn a technique of loving communication that they can be used for the rest of their lives
  • Two days to spend time together away from the distractions & tensions of everyday life
  • An environment encouraging couples to focus on each other & their relationship.

The Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend is not a retreat, marriage clinic, group sensitivity, or a substitute for counseling. It is a unique enriching approach aimed at revitalizing Marriage.To sign up for a weekend in the St Louis area: or call 314-469-7317 Or nationally through or call 1-800-795-LOVE (5683)

Several comments from couples that attended the weekend are:

“Our weekend was a gift from heaven … our eyes were opened to a whole new world of living”

“(We’ve) known each other for over 12 years but it is amazing to find out that there is still so much more to learn and discover about each other”

“I rediscovered a passion and urgency to be with my wife that I had not experienced since we were dating.”

Great Marriages Don’t Just Happen, Couples Make Them!All marriages need attention, effort and nurturing. Worldwide Marriage Encounter provides an opportunity for you to explore your relationship together and find ways to make it more fulfilling and stronger for a lifetime.

If you & your spouse have already made a Marriage Encounter weekend, contact Steve & Kristine Johnson to join St Joe’s Marriage Encounter Community. or 314-304-2924 cell

Men's Club

The Men’s Club is a Service, Social, and Spiritual organization open to all registered men of St Joseph Parish 18 years or older. We are an active member of the Parish that supports many aspects of the Parish Community through monetary means and physical support. The Parish knows that it can count on the Men’s Club to respond when called upon.

We rely on your Time and Talent. You are encouraged to become a member and contribute as little or as much as you can. Each member brings their own unique talent to the organization. Many hands are needed to accomplish the work that we do. Your contribution of time is what we need most.

Our regular schedule of events includes one monthly business meeting and at least one monthly social event. We support the 150 Club for Tuition Assistance, the Parish Picnic, and the Fall Festival. Other events include fund raisers like Summer BBQs, Trivia Night, and Tailgating for Tuition Assistance.

Meetings are held the first Monday of each month in the Parish Center (2nd Floor) at 7:15 p.m. For information or to join call John Platten 314 952-0884.

For Additional Information, Please Contact:

John Platten
314 952-0884

New Member Registration

Joining the Men’s Club is easy.  Just pick one of the following options

– Name
– Address
– Home Phone
– Cell Phone

  • Call John Platten  at 314 952-0884
  • Join us at our regular Monthly Business Meeting
  • Join us at one of our Fundraising Events
  • Join us at one of our Social Events


The Men’s Club at St Joseph Parish is dependent on the participation of it’s members.  Many of our members will participate in the majority of our events while others may participate in only a few.  We encourage your participation in whatever your schedule will allow.

We hold one regular business meeting on the first Monday of each month and 3 – 4 social events each year.

Our main goal is to raise funds to help us support the Parish and various organizations.

Fundraising efforts include the following events
  • Golf Scramble Tournament
  • Summer BBQs help three times each summer.  June, July, and August.
  • Parish Picnic
  • Trivia Night – October
  • Mizzou Tailgate for Education – TBD
Service Projects
  • Ladies Appreciation Dinner – Spring
  • 150 Club Dinner – Spring
  • Church Christmas Tree Decorating
Social Activites
  • Duckpin Bowling – Winter
  • Pool Party – Summer
  • Monday Night Football – Fall

Pro Life


The mission of St. Joseph Pro-Life ministry is to proclaim the Gospel of Life by prayer and action. We wish to inform and inspire our parishioners to become actively involved in protecting human life from the moment of conception to natural death.


Parish pro-life activities include:

  • 40 Days For Life prayer campaigns each Spring and Fall at Planned Parenthood
  • Life Chain each October
  • Mother’s Day Roses For Life fundraiser
  • Father’s Day Cookies For Life fundraiser
  • Pro-Life films and guest speakers
  • Respect Life Convention and dinner each October
  • Rosary for Life
  • Fundraisers support March For Life trip by parish youth to Washington DC in January.
  • Fundraisers also support pro-life services including Birthright, Our Lady’s Inn, Mary Queen of Angels, and others.

Meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Parish Center, 2nd floor luncheon room. Please check the Sunday parish bulletin for meeting changes and special events.
All are welcome to attend. You are invited to share your ideas and efforts in our pro-life ministry.

Contact Us

St. Joseph Parish Center
Attn: ProLife
1355 Motherhead Road
Cottleville, MO 63304


Resource Links:

Archdiocese St. Louis Respect Life Apostolate

Birthright – St. Charles

40 Days For Life

40 Days For Life – St. Louis

Life Chain

Mary Queen of Angels

Missouri Catholic Conference

Our Lady’s Inn, O’Fallon

Priests For Life

Project Joseph

Project Rachel

US Conference of Catholic Bishops – Pro Life

For at one time you were in darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.
— Ephesians 5:8-13


St Joseph Cottleville joins
40-Days For Life each Spring and Fall.

Our parish vigil date: To be announced.
Sign-up table in the church gathering area during the weeks preceding our vigil date. Visit Coalition For Life from 7 AM to 7 PM.

YOU can help save lives!

Each Spring and Fall our community is one of many cities from coast to coast joining together for the most dynamic coordinated pro-life mobilization in history –

40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life effort that consists of:
  • 40 days of Prayer and Fasting
  • 40 days of Peaceful Vigil
  • 40 days of Community Outreach

We are praying that, with God’s help, this groundbreaking effort will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city — and throughout America.

Life Chain St. Charles

Take a stand for life

While all aspects of 40 Days for Life are crucial in our effort to end abortion, the most visible component is the peaceful prayer vigil outside the local abortion (Planned Parenthood) facility.

You can help make a life-saving impact by joining our vigil at:

Planned Parenthood [Forest Park]
4251 Forest Park Ave
St Louis, MO 63108

Please sign-up

We need at least two people present every hour. Please volunteer an hour or two of your time and join fellow parishioners in this important event.

To participate in 40 Days For Life please contact
St. Joe’s Pro-Life Ministry

Learn more at
Coalition For Life and 40 Days for Life

Date: October
Date announced each year at National Life Chain
Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m
No need to sign-up; just show up.


Each year, National Life Chain Sunday lines U.S. and Canadian sidewalks with a prayerful and peaceful public witness that is an extension of Sunday morning worship. Christians of all ages are urged to participate, for profound reasons.

During the Life Chain hour, idle chatter, frivolity, and both verbal and physical responses to motorists are strongly discouraged.

LIFE CHAIN is a time for prayerful self-analysis, repentance, and serious commitment to helping end abortion in our nation. National Life Chain

St. Joseph Cottleville parishioners meet at:
Mid Rivers Christian Church
828 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
Other locations can be found at:
Life Chain – Missouri Locations


Location: St. Charles Convention Center
Date: October
Visit website for date and information:
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

During October, which is Respect Life Month, the Archdiocese Respect Life Apostolate hosts its annual Respect Life Convention.

The purpose of the Convention is to provide a forum for Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Louis to gather and listen to informative and motivational speakers discuss the dignity and sanctity of human life and the latest efforts to build a Culture of Life.

Schedule of Events
  • 9:00 a.m.   Exhibits open
  • 9:30 a.m.   Mass with the Bishop
  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch & Keynote Speaker
  • 2:15 p.m.   Workshop Session I
  • 3:30 p.m.   Workshop Session II
  • 4:30 p.m.   Exhibits Close
For information on past conventions, click link below.

Respect Life Convention Information


Parent School Organization

Parents of PSR Board

St. Vincent de Paul

We Need Your Help!

Our Conference maintains a food pantry which helps us to serve those in need within our Parish boundaries. We need your help to re-stock our shelves! The pantry is in desperate need of the following items:

  • Personal hygiene products
  • Laundry care products
  • Canned meats
How to get involved

Donate cash or checks payable to St. Vincent de Paul Society in the collection box on the pillar near the statue of St. Joseph in the gathering area of church. Donate food in the food collection box between the Rectory and the Parish Center.Want to get directly involved in the volunteer services performed by our conference at St. Joe’s? Then please call 314-286-5137 or come to our monthly meeting held the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center.

A Source of Help and Hope

The foundation of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is simple. We are a group of lay Catholic volunteers from all walks of life, helping those in need with the basic necessities – food, clothing, shelter, utlity assistance, transportation and emotional comfort. We believe that when we look into the face of someone who is poor or in need, we see the face of Christ. We see it in the faces of little children getting a bed to sleep in, adults in need of a job or clothing or even help with the family meal.

At the St. Joseph Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, our mission is to serve the needy and suffering in a spirit of justice and charity. Donations are used and distributed within our parish boundaries.

“The poor are hungry not only for food; they are hungry to be recognized as human begings. They are hungry for dignity and to be treated as we are treated. They are hungry for our love.”
– Mother Teresa

What We Do

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in St. Louis is a non-profit organization providing personal assistance with furniture, food, clothing, rent, utlities, transportation and companionship to people facing economic, emotional or spiritual crisis. An essential part of the Society’s work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served.

The St. Vincent de Paul is supported by donations from St. Joseph Parishioners, the St. Joseph Church, the St. Joseph School, the St. Joseph PSR, the Knights of Columbus, the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, the Women’s Ministry, CRHP, the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts, the VIPs, the Youth Group, the Athletic Association and other Parish organizations.

We are people who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to others in need. We are young and old, but all of us are blessed with awareness that our gifts of time, talent and treasure are to be shared with our brothers and sisters in need. We have no special education or training, just a heart for others. We provide a source of Help and Hope.

We know that we are not alone. We are part of an international society of friends, united by a spirit of poverty, humility, and sharing nourished by prayer and our fellow members.

Energized by the awareness that service to our brothers and sisters in need is in fact an encounter with Christ, we are keenly aware that poverty, suffering and loneliness are present for a countless number of individuals in our community.

You do not have to be Catholic for us to serve you. We serve you because we are Catholic.

For more information on the SVDP St. Joseph Conference and how you can be part of it – please call 314-286-5137 or come to our meeting held the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center.

“If we had even a tiny hint of this love, would we remain with our arms folded? Would we allow to perish those whom we could assist? Oh no, charity cannot remain inert and inactive.”
– St. Vincent de Paul

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