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!!
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
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.
Help is offered to those affected by chemical dependency and its related problems.
Contact Parish Office: 636-441-0055, x 100
Attend a Marriage Encounter Weekend and
Restore Your Communication… Rekindle Your Romance…
Renew Your Commitment…
What does a Marriage Encounter Weekend give couples?
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. firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-304-2924 cell
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.
Joining the Men’s Club is easy. Just pick one of the following options
– Home Phone
– Cell Phone
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.
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:
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.
St. Joseph Parish Center
1355 Motherhead Road
Cottleville, MO 63304
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 –
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.
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
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
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
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.