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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!

Find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/stjoecotCWOF) and Flocknote!!

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 New Parish Hall South Room
Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the New Parish Hall South Room

Registration for Tuesday AM session

Registration for Thursday PM session 

For Additional Information

Joyce Kluge
Joyak@Charter.net

or

Tiffany Dorhmann
tiffanydohrmann@yahoo.com

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

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: www.stl-wwme.org or call 314-469-7317 Or nationally through http://www.wwme.org/ 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. kvkj123@gmail.com 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

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

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

St. Joseph Parish ‘Hot Line’
314-286-5137
SVDP Information