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Mission Statement

St. Joseph Catholic Church of Cottleville is a Roman Catholic Parish Family, grounded in deep spirituality, enriched by the uniqueness of the individual members, baptized in the Lord, and dedicated to continuing the work of Jesus in proclaiming the Good News.

As people of Christian Hope and Easter Joy, we strive to minister to our fellow parishioners and the poor and needy of a wider community, offering a ray of hope in today’s troubled world.

We endeavor to promote a sense of ministry among all members of our Christian Community with the goal of evangelizing all people; to encourage our fellow parishioners to live the life of Christ on every level; to strive to more fully utilize the talents and leadership within our parish; and to continue to offer all our efforts for the Greater Glory of God.

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Individual Ministry Information

A.C.A. (Annual Catholic Appeal)

Contact 636-441-0055 ext. 100 or parish@stjoecot.org

The Catholic Appeal is a yearly drive to raise funds in support of Archdiocesan programs and charities which assist over 100,000 people yearly.  Help is needed during April, May, and June to assist members of the parish to secure their pledges and/or make follow-up phone calls.  We are looking for new people to join our committee.  If interested email parish@stjoecot.org

Adult Religious Education and Faith Development

Brigid Henke, brigidhenke@gmail.com

Adult religious education and faith development encompasses any planned experience, program or process by which adults are enabled to come to a new or deeper understanding and appreciation of their relationship to God and God’s people from the perspective of the Catholic Church. Such experiences include educational opportunities, service projects, and worship in small or large group settings.

Topics for study include the full spectrum of religious life from Church teachings and Scripture study to family and community issues. Adult faith development often takes place in small church communities. These groups meet in homes to pray together, connect the ordinary events of their lives with their faith, learn more about their faith, reflect on Scripture and reach out to others in service.

Altar Servers

Fr. Josh Deters
636-441-0055 ext. 108

Serving Holy Mass is a ministry of the church. Grade school members (boys and girls) of our parish, who are in the 6th grade are encouraged to be trained and assist at the Holy Mass.

American Heritage Girls

Teri Black

This Scouting program emphasizes building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. Any girl, age 5-18 can be an American Heritage Girl. All girls are welcome in AHG and are encouraged to join at any/every age! We offer Life Skill enhancement through multi-level achievement badge program, Girl leadership opportunities at all levels of programming, developing teamwork and building confidence through varied outdoor experiences, Character development through community service and citizenship programs, Social development through organized Special Events, Spiritual development through religious awards program.

Art and Environment

Scott Pluff at 636-441-0055 ext. 106 or worship@stjoecot.org

“All for the Honor and Glory of God” Decorating our beautiful worship space through the liturgical seasons. All are welcome to volunteer.

Athletic Association


View the Athletic Association webpage for more information.

The athletic association provides programs of athletic competition in a Christian atmosphere. Primary goals are teaching good sportsmanship and self-discipline.

Team sports include: Soccer-Grades Pre-K through 8, Basketball Grades 3 through 8, Volleyball Grades 4 through 8, T-Ball-Pre-K & Kindergarten, Softball-Girls-Grades 1 through 8, Baseball-Boys-Grades 1 through 8. All adults of the parish are encouraged to join the Athletic Association.

Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 8:00 p.m. Sports are open to all children in the parish. All coaches, assistant coaches and all those working with children must complete the Protecting God’s Children Workshop and paperwork.

Baptism Preparation

Parish Office
Brittany Cyr, bcyr@stjoecot.org or 636-441-0055 ext. 100

Parents are required to attend one Baptism preparation session prior to the Baptism of their child. Sessions are offered twice a month.  Please call the parish office to register 636-441-0055 ext. 100.

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated every other Sunday in the church, except during the Season of Lent and on the second Sunday of July.

Bereavement Caregivers

Care and Consolation to the Grieving, The Bereavement Caregivers are a compassionate group of people who lend assistance in various ways to parishioners who have lost loved ones. They represent the parish at the wake and Funeral Mass. They send cards to the families, and make phone calls letting them know of their continuing prayer for them and that there is help for them through Seasons of Hope Grief Support Ministry.

During the year, special Masses are offered for those who have lost loved ones, e.g., a Mass of Remembrance in November and a Mass for Naming and Commending of Children Who Die before Birth.

The Bereavement Caregivers meet once a month.

Bible Studies

Bible Studies
Monday Morning Bible Study:  Jerry Niedringhaus, 307-871-0561, Gerald_niedringhaus@hotmail.com

This Bible study group meets from 9-10:30 am every Monday from Labor Day to Memorial Day in the St. Joseph room. Recently we have been studying the Gospel of Mark using a structured study guide from Ascension Press which includes occasional DVD support.  This autumn we will be transitioning to the study of one of St. Paul’s letters. The group meeting size is typically 8 to 15 people and the discussion is usually lively.


Men’s Bible Study
Roger Melton, rmelton7@gmail.com, 314-805-4237

The Men’s Friday Morning Bible Study has been meeting at 6:30AM on Friday mornings in the Parish Center with an optional Rosary at 6:10.
We have found this time works well for us to break open God’s Word and then head out into our daily lives ready to be His disciples to our friends, family, and co-workers.  The format is relaxed with different volunteers of all levels of biblical knowledge taking turns leading the discussion, one to three chapters at a time.  Over our 13+ years we have covered the Old and New Testament and welcome new members of all ages and experience at any time.  We typically have between 6-12 men on any given Friday.

Boy Scouts

Rick Tolan (Scoutmaster), scoutmaster@cottleville918.mytroop.us
Dan Uhle (Asst. Scoutmaster), dan@uhle.us
Phillip LaBanca (Committee Chair), phillip.labanca@gmail.com

The Scouting program is for boys eleven years old and through their teen years. This program fosters their beliefs in God and helps them to learn new skills while working individually as well as with others.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (3 to 6 years of age)


Our Sunday pre-school program helps parents in their role as the first teachers of their children in the faith. We provide an atmosphere of love while learning about the goodness of God.

Open to all parish children who are three or four years old by July 31st and five year olds not entering Kindergarten.

Classes meet at 8:40 a.m. and 10:25 a.m. on Sunday mornings from September through May.

Catholic Women of Faith Ministry


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

For more information join our group on Flocknote.  www.flocknote.com/

Or Follow us on our Facebook Page

Or Contact CWOF@stjoecot.org

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Kristine Johnson & Stephanie Schicker, clowstjoecot@gmail.com

“Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Mt. 19:14.
Children in grades kindergarten through 4th are invited to participate in the Liturgy of the Word at the 5:00 p.m., 8:45, 10:30 and 12:15 Masses. This ministry designed to allow the children to understand the Readings and Gospels in a simpler language.

At the start of the Liturgy of the Word, the children are invited to the St. Joseph Room with a Leader to reflect on the readings, profess their faith and pray their petitions. The children return to the main church after the Presentation of the Gifts. Please check the parish web site to find out which grades are being called at a particular Mass.

Please prayerfully consider becoming a Leader and sharing your faith with the children of our parish.

Communion to the Homebound

Mary Ellen Bruenderman, maryellenbr@outlook.com, 314-566-6170

If you are homebound (either Long term or Short Term) we would like to visit and pray with you. Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion take communion to the homebound each Friday morning and whenever requested.

Anyone who has a desire to minister to shut-ins and is available on Friday mornings is welcome to join this group.

Cub Scouts

Jaime Ludwig, ludwigboys2@gmail.com

Cub Scouts are boys from the first to fifth grades. A boy may join at any level. Each noncompetitive level has activities to develop the boy at that level. As first graders the tiger cubs meet weekly with their parents. From second to fifth grade the cub scouts meet weekly with their den, which includes scouts and their leader. Monthly pack meetings are held, which includes other dens and parents.

Dinner Auction


The Dinner Auction is held once a year in the Parish Hall the Saturday following Easter Sunday. This is a great opportunity for parishioners to come together for an evening of dinner prepared by a gourmet chef, dancing with music provided by a live band and DJ, and bidding on live and silent auction items to raise funds for the parish, school, preschool and PSR.

Eucharistic Adoration

Sharon Schultz
ADOREHISREALPRESENCE@charter.net, 636-447-3673

Matthew Lenzenhuber,  636-448-7786

Adoration is encouraged with the intention of increasing vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Pope John Paul II stated that “The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love. Let us not refuse the time to go to meet Him in adoration.”

Temporarily, Eucharistic Adoration is offered Mondays 8:30 a.m.-6:15 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-6:15 a.m. Thursday and Fridays 8:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m. Saturday. Please commit to spending one hour weekly, so that our Lord is never left alone. Please contact us for more information, to obtain the access code or to schedule a time

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Christine Piccioni

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist in distributing Holy Communion at parish liturgies. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion must have received the Sacrament of Confirmation and be actively practicing their faith at St. Joseph Parish.

Training is required. Current Eucharistic Ministers are requested to attend one training class at least every two years. Training classes will be scheduled 3 times per year to coincide with the new schedule.

Extraordinary ministers are regularly scheduled with opportunities to volunteer for holy days and other celebrations.

Fall Festival

The Fall Festival is a parish fund raiser where people of the parish come together as a working family.

Held on the second Sunday of November it provides an opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow parishioners while working in a game booth or serving dinner to our visitors.

Finance Council

A group of parishioners that meet with the pastor on a scheduled basis to review financial reports for the fiscal transactions of the parish. These reports are analyzed to assure adequate operational cash flows, assess potential for new capital assets as they are planned, review/endorse the parish annual report, and advise the pastor on ways to ensure the long-range fiscal well being of the parish.

Finance Council Page

Fishers of Men

Bob Zeik, 636-387-8193, robertzeik@msn.com
Craig Hundelt, 636-329-8779, craighundelt@sbcglobal.net
Bill Schneider, 636-244-1013, bill_sues2@yahoo.com

The Fishers of Men is a spiritual organization of men; who assist men in their faith journey. As a group we desire to follow Christ’s expresser desire (Matthew 4:19) “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Fishers of Men meet every Thursday in the Parish Center.

Funeral Luncheon Ministry

Carol Head, cahead47@gmail.com, 314-799-6002

Parishioners support the families having experienced the death of a loved one by providing a meal following the funeral services.

Volunteers are needed to prepare a salad or dessert. Help is needed to setup, serve, and/or clean up.

Girl Scouts

Cindy Sallwasser, Girlscoutsstjoecot@gmail.com

This program is for girls from kindergarten to senior high school. A girl may join at any level. Each noncompetitive level has activities to develop the girl at that age. Meetings are at various times according to the group.

The parish is assisted by the girls several times throughout the year.


Sandy Halley

Christmas & New Years Greeter Needs

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Greeters are to foster a warm and welcoming environment at St. Joseph Church by personally greeting every person who attends worship. Greeters must be actively practicing their faith at St. Joseph Parish.

Training is required. Greeters are requested to attend training classes when offered.

Greeters are regularly scheduled with opportunities to volunteer for holy days and other celebrations.

Grief Support Group (Seasons of Hope)

Grief Minister Kathy Merrell

The Grief Support Group, sponsored by Bereavement Caregivers, provides an opportunity to begin the healing process, to learn about grief, and to receive support from others in similar circumstances.

The “Seasons of Hope” a six week series is held four times a year.

Guardian Angel

Mary Feldt, 636-379-3642 maryfeldt@aol.com
Chris Giarla, 314-504-7658 chris.giarla@partners.mcd.com

Guardian Angel’s (GA) is a program developed to welcome new parishioners to St Joseph’s Parish, as well as, familiarize and encourage different ways they can get involved within the parish community. Our goal is to personalize each new member’s “welcome experience” with St. Joseph’s. We want to create an environment where it is easy for people to get involved with our parish thru the stewardship of time and talent.

Our hope is that these GA relationships will also help create social connections for newer parishioners. Our desired outcome is to have a wider parish family that is “on fire” with the Holy Spirit and lives the Catholic faith. Connected through involvement in parish organizations we hope new parishioners will be called to deepen their personal faith and collective altruism in God’s name.

For more information and a list of dates

Helping Hands Ministry

Lynne Sumers, 636-447-2246 or 636-795-7027

We are caring for our parish community with loving hearts, because Love has hands to help.  Providing rides to church, rides to appointments, grocery shopping for the sick, or shut ins, and light home care.


Tom Brotherton

A men’s ministry made up of real men going thru real life together – we are faith-focused & family-first oriented.  Our mission is to light a fire in the hears of men, rallying them to the battle of spiritual fatherhood.

We meet every Tuesday morning from 5:30-6:30 AM in the St. Joseph Room in the church to discuss the following Sunday’s readings. Come join us!

For more information, contact Tom Brotherton at ignitemensministrysjc@gmail.com


Jonah Prayer Ministry

Lee Hundelt, 636-448-2863 or jonahprayer@stjoecot.org

An Archdiocesan parish-based ministry.  Pastoral approval required.  Trained JP ministers pray with expectant faith with parishioners.

Praying as Scripture encourages, “Again, (amen) I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted them by my heavenly Father.  For where two or more are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

Parishioners encounter Christ in each other through prayer-being and bringing the face of Christ to each other.

JP minsters serve as an extension of Jesus-present holy desires and rely on the power of the Holy Spirit.

A safe and confidential venue for prayerfully supporting parishioners.

Knights of Columbus

Kurt Speckhals (Grand Knight), kurt.speckhals@sbcglobal.net
Craig Lalumandier (Deputy Grand Knight), clalumandier@charter.net
Joe Wolf (Financial Secretary), jwolf3655@gmail.com
Dale Shine (Recruitment), dshine@pncassociates.com

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s fraternal organization that offers social, spiritual and service opportunities to all Catholic men of St Joseph Parish. Meetings are on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. For Pezold Banquet Center rental information call 636-936-1813.

Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary

Kathleen Kloos, bckloos@yahoo.com
Wendy Schlum, 636-578-1959

The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, Council 7198, is an organization of women that assists with the activities of the Knights of Columbus.  In addition, the Ladies gather to pray and socialize while supporting many fundraising activities.  With the help of St. Joseph Parish and community, the ladies are able to donate to St. Vincent de Paul, the St. Joseph Tuition Assistance Fund, Mary Queen of Angels, Birthright, and many more charities.  Meetings on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the KC Hall.


Lynn Dery, ldery@stjoecot.org

Adults and older teens who Proclaim the Word at parish liturgies. Lectors must be actively practicing their faith. All new lectors are required to attend a training session with the lector coordinator. Present and continuing lectors are encouraged to attend at least one presentation or workshop per year.

Lectors are scheduled regularly with opportunities to volunteer for holy days and other celebrations.

Legion of Mary

Katherine Diaz

An organization of women and men 18 years of age and older that strives for self sanctification of members through prayer and active cooperation with our church’s apostolic work. Members make home visits and census calls. Meetings are held every Saturday at 8:30 in the St Joseph Room of church. You can be an auxiliary member by saying prayers in the privacy of your own home.

Legion of Mary Junior

Cindy Murley, ckm952@aol.com

An organization for the spiritual development of young people with an emphasis on the rosary. Meetings are held weekly during the school year in the Parish Center on Thursdays from 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm.

Linen Ministry

Linda Hillis

A group of volunteers who serve the parish by laundering the Altar linens and articles used during the celebration of Mass. These items are taken home, laundered, ironed and brought back to the church.

Liturgy Committee

Scott Pluff, worship@stjoecot.org

Our parish liturgy committee works to provide the ministries needed for our parish liturgies. Standing committee members include coordinators from each of the following ministries: Music Ministry, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (Eucharistic Ministers), Art and Environment (Church Décor), and Ministers of Hospitality (Ushers). Each month we focus on a continuing education session led by Msgr. Callahan, give ministry reports, review the details of past liturgies and discuss the needs of upcoming liturgies. If you would like to offer your services to this committee please contact David Friedrichs listed above.

Marriage Encounter

Steve & Kristine Johnson

Any married couple who desires a richer fuller life together should inquire about Marriage Encounter. A marriage can never be too good. Marriage Encounter is designed to deepen and enrich the joys a couple shares together, whether they have been married for only a short time, or many years. Marriage Encounter also provides support and encouragement to married couples.

If you are interested in attending a Marriage Encounter weekend or joining a Marriage Encounter community please contact us.

Meals Ministry

Tammy Cook, tammy6feet@sbcglobal.net, 314-616-2526

We have over 150 volunteers who are happy to make meals for anyone in need. For those in our parish family who need support during an illness, bringing home a new baby, recovering from surgery or other special circumstances, please contact Tammy Cook.

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 community that supports many aspects of the Parish through monetary and physical support. The Parish knows that it can count on the Men’s Club to respond when called upon.

You are encouraged to become a member and contribute as little or as much as you can. We rely on your Time and Talent. 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 Parish Picnic and the Fall Festival. Other events include fund raisers like Summer BBQs, Trivia Night, and our Golf Tournament.

For more information join our group on Flocknote.  www.flocknote.com/

Or Follow us on our Facebook Page

Or Contact stjoesmensclub@gmail.com

Or New Member Registration

Money Counters

Marie Turner, 636-441-0055 ext 134, mturner@stjoecot.org

Adults who have volunteered and are trained to carefully count money collected during Mass on one Sunday per month. Envelopes are opened and the deposit is prepared to be delivered to the bank. Accuracy is of prime importance in order for the office staff to properly post the amounts to parishioner accounts.

Each group consists of eight to ten people who work from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on their assigned Sunday.

Music Ministers

Scott Pluff, Music/Liturgy Director
636-441-0055 ext. 106

We worship the Lord with a variety of traditional and contemporary music. Our liturgical music ministry includes two youth choirs, two adult choirs, a contemporary ensemble, youth and adult cantor ministries, and a variety of band and orchestral instruments.

If you are interested in joining one of our choirs or ensembles at 5:00, 7:00, 8:45, or 10:30 Masses, please contact Scott Pluff at 636-441-0055 x106 or worship@stjoecot.org

For information about the 12:15 LifeTeen Mass, contact Kyle Huelsing at kylephuelsing@yahoo.com.

Practices vary with each group.

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Michael & Jill Kitta

Supervised care is provided for your child, infant through age 3 during the 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. Masses each Sunday in the Parish Hall.

The nursery is open 15 minutes before the start of Mass.  The Nursery is not open during holiday weekends. Please bring diapers and snacks for your child.

Please email questions to nursery@stjoecot.org

Parish Advocate for Parishioners with Disabilities

Mary Hirt

The goal of the Parish Advocate is to help parishioners with disabilities and their caregivers participate fully in parish liturgies and activities. The Advocate works with parishioners and staff to ensure accessibility to parish activities, to increase awareness of issues concerning those with special needs, and to provide information on resources within the parish and the community.

There are no regular meetings. Inquiries are handled on a confidential case-by-case basis.

Parish Council

Please welcome our St. Joseph Parish Council Members 2022-2025

Brigid Henke –brigid.henke@gmail.com
Maggie Wright –mwright@stjoecot.org
Greta Geringer -greta.geringer@gmail.com
Bill Ziercher –ziercher59@gmail.com
Cassie Hackworth –cassiemhackworth@gmail.com
Sean Cohen –seancohen@hotmail.com
Greg Isaak –gregi@charter.net
David Coveney –Coveney@charter.net
Jana Jansson– jjansson55@gmail.com
Pam Ronkoski –pamronkoski@aol.com

Ken Kresyman-kkresyman@me.com
Dan Kurdys –dekurdys@gmail.com

Parish volunteers who are a consultative body to the pastor in the areas of planning, policy-making and coordination of parish activities.

Meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Parish Health Ministry

Mary Doerr
636-441-0055 ext 301

Promotes the physical, spiritual and emotional wellness of parishioners. The group works cooperatively with parish organizations and community resources in presenting wellness programs and assisting with health needs.

Parish Picnic

Mark Goth

The picnic is a two day event held in July, designed to provide entertainment for the entire family. The picnic provides parishioners the opportunity to get to know each other better while working together and having fun. Our picnic includes rides, booths, games, food; and, is one of our major fundraising events.

Volunteers are needed to help staff the entire event.

Parish Picnic

Prayer Chain


O Mary, Seat of Wisdom, intercede as our Mother for all the sick and for those who care for them! Grant that, through our service of our suffering neighbors, and through the experience of suffering itself, we may receive and cultivate true wisdom of heart!
-Pope Francis

May the blessing of God’s peace be with all of you. At St. Joseph Parish we have a very active Prayer Chain Ministry. We always welcome new members to our ministry. We invite you to use this ministry whenever you have a special need.

Prevent and Protect STL

Marie Turner
636-441-0055 ext. 134

All coaches, volunteers or employees who work with children or vulnerable adults of St. Joseph Parish are required to attend a Protecting God’s Children Workshop and complete paperwork.

To see the workshop time and places, and to register for a workshop Prevent & Protect STL


St. Joseph Quilters, 636-441-0055 ext. 143

The St. Joseph quilters donate their time and talent to produce beautiful hand-made quilts and to support one another in prayer. This organization is a long standing backbone of St. Joseph Parish.

We meet on Mondays and Wednesdays to make baby quilts for sale, quilts to donate to charitable organizations, raffle quilts and quilts for prizes for our annual Quilt Social. The quilters also have a booth at the Parish Picnic and Fall Festival where we sell baby quilts and crafts. Proceeds from our Social, Parish Picnic and Fall Festival benefit our parish.

We meet in the quilting room (upper level) of the Parish Center any time on Mondays between Noon and 9:00 p.m. and on Wednesday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Contact us to find out more, or how you can join us, or to buy a baby quilt.

Respect Life Committee

Deacon Tom Burke

Educates parishioners about ProLife issues, including abortion, euthanasia, and contraception dangers. Encourages and participates in activities that promote respect for human life, including prayer, peaceful picketing, assistance for families dealing with a crisis pregnancy, and letter-writing concerning pending legislation.

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the St. Joseph Room.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Children

For Adults (RCIA): Call Fr. Clark Maes 636-441-0055 ext.109, cmaes@stjoecot.org
For Children (RCIC): Mary Doerr 636-441-0055 ext. 301, mdoerr@stjoecot.org

A journey of faith and an investigation into the truths of the Catholic Christian tradition.

The RCIA/RCIC is designed for those persons interested in joining the Church and those wanting to find out more about the Church, those who have never been baptized and seek initiation into the Catholic Church.  This includes those who have been previously baptized into other Christian denominational churches and wish to complete their initiation into the Catholic Church through Confirmation and First Eucharist.

Sessions include prayer, reflection on Scripture, and instruction on topics of belief: sacraments, morality, prayer, church history, and others.

Sacristy Cleaners

Judy Bailey

Our objective is to keep the sanctuary and sacristy area clean. Currently the 20 volunteers take turns at cleaning each week, which takes 2 people about 1 1/2 hours. You will be scheduled 5 to 6 times a year.

New schedules and membership lists are updated yearly.

St. Joseph 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.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

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This group is funded solely by donations. A charitable group assisting the poor of our parish and community, working closely with other social service organizations both religious and secular. Responds to crisis calls and coordinates special projects throughout the year.

A donation box is located in the gathering area of our Church. You can also donate online at https://membership.faithdirect.net/givenow/MO184/41926

Parishioners may volunteer and/or donate as often as their means allow them to help the less fortunate.

More SVDP Information

Salads for the Homeless

Dede Donahoe

St Joseph parish families supply pre-packed salad’s (veggies, salad dressing, croutons & lettuce) and then volunteers deliver the salads to St Patrick’s Center in St. Louis.  On the third Monday of each month the salads (each volunteer provides salad to serve 10 people) for approximately 300 homeless are delivered to St Patrick’s Center.  If you can help “feed the hungry” please contact Dede Donahoe 314-369-7297

St. Patrick Center Casserole Schedule

Scenes of the Nativity

Lizzy Sniezak, esniezak@hotmail.com
Becky Pogorzelski, 2001rmrp@gmail.com
A biennial event whose mission is to encourage and prepare families for the coming of Jesus.
This Advent event showcases the community through the display of nativities from around the world.
This FREE two-day event is filled with the spirit of the season and can be enjoyed by all!
Don’t forget to have your Little Angels stop by our Little Angels’ Activity Area!
We look forward to seeing you there!

Senior Saints

Jerry Kluge, sailorjk@charter.net or Joyce Kluge, joyak@charter.net

The Senior Saints Ministry’s goal is to encourage friendships and to provide spiritual, social, charitable, and educational activities for the seniors of our parish family.  Open to any parishioner of St. Joseph’s that is 55 and older or whose spouse has reached age 55 or older.  We meet monthly,(except July & August)  10 months of the year.  For more information contact Jerry Kluge at sailorjk@charter.net or Joyce Kluge at joyak@charter.net Or sign up at Flocknote.com and look for Senior Saints.

Stitches for Life

Bonnie Salih

Stitches for Life is a charitable group that anyone can join. We sew, knit, crochet, cross stitch, and craft items for the poor. We donate gift baskets to charitable organizations and ministries of our parish  and the community for their fundraising purposes.

Stitches for Life provides handmade items for babies, children, teens, adults, elderly and the homeless, such as, lap blankets, afghans, hats, scarves, quilts, toys, wheelchair/walker bags, homeless bags, and many other items.

If you want to give of your time but do not know how to crochet or knit and want to learn, we will teach you.

Our projects are made possible with the help of your donations of yarn, material and many other items.


Kurt Goodwin, kgluckie@sbcglobal.net, 636-299-1456

These men, women and teens of the parish serve our congregation by providing assistance and information before, during and after Masses. They strive to personally and warmly welcome those arriving for worship.

Ushers play an important role during the Offertory and Communion Rites of the Eucharist.

Votive Keepers

Lynn Ryan

These volunteers take care of the votive candles in church, replacing candles which are used, cleaning the candle glasses, etc.

Youth Ministry - Core Team

Dan Zink
636-441-0055 ext. 151

We arm teens with the ability to have Christ centered relationships. We profess to the youth of our parish that this world and the world of faith have to collide. We empower teens with the understanding that they are called to be holy missionaries. In order to live this out it is our desire to walk with the young people of our parish as a guide in a journey of living out the fullness of Catholic Tradition.

We need more core members willing to step into this ministry, to learn more about becoming a part of this ministry.

Youth Ministry - EDGE

Dan Zink
636-441-0055 ext. 151

St. Joe Edge is dedicated to leading 7th & 8th graders of our parish to an authentic relationship with Christ. The 7th & 8th graders that participate in EDGE will be given the chance to develop Christ centered relationships with friends, teen facilitators,  & parents involved.

Edge nights are once a month for 7th & 8th graders from any school, church, or denomination all are welcome at this outreaching event.

Youth Ministry - Life Teen

Dan Zink
636-441-0055 ext. 151

St. Joe Life Teen is a ministry in our parish at the service of high school teens. It is our mission to lead teens into an authentic relationship with Christ. Teens that participate in Life Teen are challenged to live out their faith as missionaries. High School teens can get involved in many different ways. Sunday @ 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. is our big gathering called a “Life Night.”

This is a night full of fun, faith, inspiration, and community. Wednesday @ 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. is “Word Wide Open” this is a weekly bible study focusing on Sunday Mass readings and how they apply to real life. Sunday @ 12:15 Mass is our Life Teen Mass.