Title Image

Parish Growth Ministries

Fall Festival

Thanks to all who volunteered and all who attended the Fall Festival!! Save the date for next year’s Fall Festival, November 10, 2024 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Finance Council

See below for links to St. Joseph’s Tithing Outreach Program files

The St. Joseph Parish Finance Council is an advisory committee organized to provide support and advice to the Pastor in overseeing and maintaining the financial resources of our Parish.

Mission Statement

The mission of the St. Joseph Parish Finance Council is to ensure that adequate financial resources are available for the current and future needs of the Parish. This Council recognizes the need to accomplish this objective while preserving and encouraging the growth of the St. Joseph Parish family. This mission will be accomplished by:

  1. Developing and supporting programs that enhance the stated mission.
  2. Keeping the Parish informed of the financial health of the Parish.
  3. Serving as “internal consultants” to other Parish organizations in the areas of budgeting and financial administration.
  4. Formulating financial guidelines and long range plans.

We generally meet on the fourth Wednesday of odd-dated months at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center Conference room. We have an additional meeting the 4th Wednesday of June to approve the parish budget for the next fiscal year. Meeting times and location are subject to change.

What Does the Parish Finance Council Do?

Your financial contributions to St. Joseph parish require careful stewardship. The Finance Council reviews and analyzes in detail income and expense statements, balance sheets, cash-flow analyses, and other reports each month. The Finance Council also reviews, approves, and monitors the annual budgets for the parish, the day school, and the parish school of religion, and oversees funding for parish ministries. (The parish’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.) Every September, the pastor and the Finance Council make a report to all parishioners on the finances of the parish.

If you are interested in serving as a member of the Parish Finance Council, please submit your background information to Monsignor Callahan, Pastor, at jcallahan@stjoecot.org.

The current volunteer members of the Parish Finance Council are:

Brian McGee, Chairman

Kathleen Lenzenhuber, Secretary

Jennifer McCormack

Kimberly Prost

Laura Lyng

Charles Franz

If you have any questions about the Finance Council, please contact one of these members.

Tithing Outreach Program

2023-2024 Tithing Outreach Program Overview

2023-2024 Tithing Request Form

St. Joseph Parish operates on a June 30 fiscal year end. Annual reports are typically available by the end of August and are distributed to all parishioners with the stewardship letter on Stewardship Sunday each September. Here is the latest stewardship letter and annual financial statement:

2022 Financial Report of Parish

2022 Stewardship Letter

Online Giving

St. Joseph Parish uses Faith Direct for online giving.

Parish Council

The St. Joseph Parish Council assists and advises the Pastor in identifying, developing and supporting the faith ministry needs of our parish and in creating, establishing and nurturing the pastoral vision for our parish.

We pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit in promoting a sense of community, encouraging worship and prayer, living and proclaiming Catholic-Christian spirituality and fostering a spirit of stewardship of our resources.

We commit ourselves to prayerful personal growth and development, leadership, responsible planning for the future, and openness to God’s guidance and His creative and saving grace.

Vision Statement

As the Parish Council of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cottleville, we envision a vibrant and radiant community of faith:

  • Founded on personal relationships with Christ and one another;
  • Centered in the celebration of the Eucharist as the source & summit of all our activities;
  • Challenged by Christ’s call to holiness and discipleship;
  • Nourished by a deep knowledge of God’s Word and the Catholic faith;
  • Committed to evangelization as the essential mission of the Church.

The Parish Council normally gathers on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. We welcome and encourage you to join us.


Prevent and Protect STL

The Archdiocese of St. Louis has implemented a vigorous program to train those who work with our children. Their safety and protection against any form of abuse is of the highest priority for us. Prevent and Protect STL is the name of this Archdiocesan program available at St. Joseph.

All coaches, volunteers and employees who work with children of St. Joseph Parish are required to attend a Protecting God’s Children Seminar.  Register for a workshop or to see where you can attend a workshop at other locations throughout the Archdiocese. NOTE: Workshop Pre-Registration is required.

For Additional Information, Please Contact
Marie Turner
636-441-0055 ext 134


Paperwork and other details

Parish Picnic

The annual St Joseph Parish Picnic is the second weekend in July. Save the dates for July 12 & 13, 2024!

More information, including the entertainment schedule, concessions and specialty foods offered, where to park, pictures and other material, in addition to our online store!

Mission Statement

The St. Joseph’s Parish Picnic is a parish-unifying event which promotes Christian fellowship and service. As faith-filled stewards, we offer our time and talent to create an environment of enjoyment, camaraderie and safety throughout the parish picnic. The parish picnic also offers an important opportunity to evangelize—that is, to give witness to the beliefs and the gospel values we deeply cherish. Thus, we strive to become Christ-like role models to all, but most especially to our children.

As our largest “fun”draiser, the parish picnic often proves to be a financial success. Consequently, our picnic is able to assist St. Joseph Parish in continuing to do the “work of the Lord.”

St. Joseph, patron saint of families and working people, please protect us.

Parish Picnic