Liturgical Ministries

Liturgical Ministries
include Extraordinary Ministers, Lectors, Ushers, Cantors, and Musicians. Parishioners may volunteer for these ministries by contacting the Parish Office 636-227-5247. Training and printed materials will be made available.

Altar Servers
The Youth of our Parish are encouraged to be Altar Servers. Sign-up and training are in the fall of their 4th grade year. Home school, private, PSR and full-time Parish school students may serve through the summer of 12th grade. Contact Deacon Dale Follen, dfollen@stjoemanchester.org for more information.

Art & Environment Committee
This committee is composed of parishioners who wish to create an atmosphere of worship and beauty. The work is divided into three parts: Advent/Christmas/Epiphany, Ordinary Time and Lent/Easter/Pentecost.

Blessing Of Expectant Parents
Any of the priests or deacons of the parish can give this blessing. Please feel free to approach any one of them, or call the parish office and the receptionist would be happy to make arrangements for you.

For Our Littlest Parishioners
We welcome our young parishioners and infants at every Mass and all the noises that come along with them. If the parents judge it prudent, though, we do have a cry room available during Masses.

Music Ministry
The Music Ministry of St Joseph Parish includes the following opportunities for parishioners to offer their musical talents to the parish.

The Adult Choir
Under the direction of Denise Smith, the Adult Choir is open to parishioners 18 years of age and older. The choir sings for the 9:00 AM Sunday Mass each week from September through May and for special liturgies such as Christmas Midnight Mass and the Easter Vigil Mass. Various styles of music are sung. Rehearsals are held after 9 am Mass on Sundays. To inquire about joining the Adult Choir contact Denise Smith at 636-227-5247.

The Contemporary Ensemble
This ensemble performs various styles of liturgical music including both traditional and contemporary. We welcome both vocal and instrumental musicians. The ensemble provides music for the 11:00AM Sunday Mass throughout the year. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:00PM. To inquire about joining the Contemporary Ensemble, contact Mrs. Marti Signaigo through the Parish Office 636-227-5247.

Individual Cantors And Musicians
You may offer your talents for other parish Masses. To arrange for an audition, interested persons should contact Denise Depelheuer, Worship Coordinator at 636-227-5247.