Services Ministries

Grief Support

Grief ministry provides support and understanding to those in the final stages of terminal illness and to those in the process of healing after the death of a loved one. We are looking for volunteers who are experienced counselors to start a support group for persons who are grieving. This Ministry also has a Memorial Mass in November for the deceased of the Parish followed by a reception in Doyle Hall. Members meet 3 to 4 times a year.

Contact: Office (650) 967-3831

Home Ministry

Eucharistic Ministers bring the Body of Christ to the sick, homebound and hospitalized of our community who are unable to attend Mass. This also involves praying with them, comforting the lonely, consoling those who are in mourning and just plain listening. Any Catholic in good standing with the Church who has compassion and patience and who feels comfortable with fellow parishioners who may be in pain, lonely, depressed, sick or dying are invited to join this ministry. Meetings and training opportunities are held as needed.

Time offering: 1 - 2 hours per week
Contact: Natalie Canata (650) 967-3831

Hospitality Sunday Group

The Lord calls us all to nourish each other. The hospitality Sunday group serves the community of St. Joseph by providing refreshments once a month on the last Sunday of the month after the Masses. This provides an opportunity for parishioners to meet each other, build and enjoy friendship and nourish community spirit. Members set up tables for refreshments (10 times a year), help with social events and meet a few times a year for planning. Come help us to nourish and connect our parish community.

Time offering: 1 - 2 hours per month
Contact: Office (650) 967-3831