Community Ministries

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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
636-441-0055
kboehmer@stjoecot.org

Annual Catholic Appeal

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:

jobs@stjoecot.org

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

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

Include:
– 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


UPCOMING 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

Moms Group

  • Do you want to meet other Catholic women like you?
  • Do you want some time to nourish yourself spiritually?
  • Do you want to move your family closer to heaven?

Whatever your reason for wanting to connect with other women in our parish, St. Joseph Moms invites you to journey with a group of women, just like you, as we discuss practical ways to help us grow spiritually so we can face the many challenges we encounter each day!

Our Mission

St. Joseph Moms offers women an opportunity to connect, recharge and transform their lives through Bible studies, group discussions and talks that link our everyday challenges of motherhood with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Jesus Christ.

You’re Invited!

Monthly Dose of Grace is a session held once a month where a new topic will be explored to help us grow in all stages of our spiritual journeys. If you need a spiritual “shot-in-the arm,” more peace in your life or a prayer “face-lift” this is the place to be!

Sunday Evenings: from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Room on the following dates:

Monthly Dose of Grace Speaker Events:

 

April 9, 2017- “The Church as Mother”

We refer to the Catholic Church as “Our Holy Mother the Church.”  Join us as we discuss how the Church is our mother and what we, as mothers, can learn from Her.

May 21, 2017- Social

Save the dates, September 17, 2017, October 8, 2017, November 5, 2017, January 14, 2018, February 25, 2018, March 25, 2018, April 15, 2018, May 20, 2018, more information to come.

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.

Current Course: Opening Your Heart:  Touching the Divine – A study of the Gospel of John

When? Tuesday mornings from  9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the St. Joseph Room.

September 17 – April 18 – “Discovery your 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 coming in late March 2017!

Our doors are always open.  If you would like to check out the study for free, please e-mail us to let us know you’re coming.

For more information, please contact us:

moms@stjoecot.org
Join us on Facebook!

“The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother!”
–St. Therese of Lisieux

Pro Life

Mission

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.

Activities

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

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

prolife@stjoecot.org

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

Links

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


40 DAY FOR LIFE

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
prolife@stjoecot.org

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.

What Is LIFE CHAIN?

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


RESPECT LIFE CONVENTION

Location: St. Charles Convention Center
Date: October
Visit website for date and information:
http://archstl.org/respectlife/page/annual-respect-life-convention
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

Women's Ministry

Women of all ages are invited to participate in our team planning that will reach out to all the spiritual needs to the women of our parish “We, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.” – Romans 12:5

Our Mission St. Joseph Women’s Ministry is a ministry within the Parish designed to meet the spirit-mind-body needs of women of all ages. Events include such activities as the Women’s Day of Recollection, Advent Tea by Candlelight, St. Vincent de Paul Walk for the Poor, as well as collaborating with other Parish Organizations. The goal of this ministry is to support the holistic development of holy women at all stages of their life.

Schedule:
  • Women’s Ministry meetings are the 2nd Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room 16 in the Parish Cneter.
  • Annual Day of Recollection in the Spring of each year at “The Shrine of St. Phillipine Duchesne” for all Women of the Parish
  • May of each year – Rosary at the Grotto
  • St. Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor Walk – last Saturday in Sept. of each year.  Legacy Park, Cottleville, MO to raise money for the less fortunate of our parish
  • October of each year – Rosary at the Grotto
  • Advent Tea – 1st Friday of Advent held at the Knights of Columbus Hall
  • Tours to various churches throughout the metropolitan area.  Watch bulletin for details.

In collaboration with the Moms Group:

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.

Current Course: Opening Your Heart:  Touching the Divine – A study of the Gospel of John

When? Tuesday mornings from  9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the St. Joseph Room.

September 17 – April 18 – “Discovery your 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 coming in late March 2017!

Memories shared by women of our parish who attended our Day of Recollection: “An experience of feeling God’s love” – Kristi Recca “Awesome – Rejuvenating” – Lauren Graham “Powerful” – Sandi Barry “There are many things in life that a mother and daughter can share, but rarely do they get the Opportunity to share their faith together in an uplifting, serene atmosphere surrounded by women with common beliefs and goals. The Women’s Day of Recollection guided us through a reflection of our past and directed us towards a future, cherishing God in our lives.” – Kelli & Mary DeGrendele

For Additional Information

Joyce Kluge
636-300-9296
Joyak@Charter.net
131 Summerset Drive, St. Charles, MO 63304