Avilas

The Avila Prayer Group invites you to please join us the First Wednesday of every Month at 7:25 AM in Sacred Heart Chapel for Rosary; then join us for Mass at 8:00 AM, followed by our Avila Prayers for Vocations and Prayers for our Priests and Seminarians, Deacons and Religious.  The total time commitment is about an hour.  Help us pray for hearts to answer the call to Priesthood, Diaconate and Religious.

Eucharistic Adoration

The Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the Sacred Heart Chapel (located on the left side of the hall of the Lake Road entrance to the church) every Tuesday from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM.  Additionally, 24 hour Eucharistic Adoration is on the first Friday of each month following the 8:00 AM mass.  

Living Rosary Group

Mission: Increase and renew Spirituality through devotion to the blessed Rosary. Wanted: Anyone and everyone interested in making and distributing rosaries along with coordinating the praying of the rosary for certain persons, causes, etc. Time commitments will be determined to best suit our group members.

One Family in Christ Rosary Group

Participation is open to anyone who would like to join us for reciting the rosary.  We meet from 7:25-7:45 AM, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in Sacred Heart Chapel.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Friendships are formed and ideas exchanged as members work together to provide hand knitted and crocheted prayer shawls to infants of the parish at the time they are baptized. Being devoted to the Lord, these individuals knit and crochet as they pray for these small miracles of God's creation who will receive the prayer shawl. Each completed shawl has been blessed and becomes a tangible sign to the recipient and his/her parents that the prayers of our parish community are with them. They also receive a small card signed and dated by the one who knitted/crocheted the shawl and a short explanation of the shawl's purpose. Wanted: Anyone who likes to crochet or knit. The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets on the first Monday, every other month at 7:00 PM. We meet either in St. Joseph Hall or a member's home.

Pro-Life Rosary Group

Participation is open to anyone who would like to recite the rosary for pro-life causes.  We meet on Monday nights following the 6:30 PM Mass until 7:45.

Scripture Study

This is an opportunity for individuals interested in learning more about God's word as given in Sacred Scripture.  The format is weekly study and discussion with each offering lasting six weeks.  Familiarity with Scripture or theology is not necessary and new participants are always welcome. 

Spirit of Hope “To Go”

Spirit of Hope "To Go" is a traveling prayer group that can come to those unable to easily attend the programs at St. Joseph’s, such as the homebound, disabled, those without transportation, or parents who don’t have a babysitter.  Visits last an hour, and include 15 minutes of socializing, 30 minutes of studying one of the Scripture passages from the upcoming Sunday in context in the Bible and discussing how we can apply it to our lives, and 15 minutes of sharing prayer intentions.  Members are generally available at 1:00 PM or 7:00 PM, but can be flexible if these times aren’t convenient for you.  For more information, or to schedule a visit, call Ceci McKay at 440-933-3128.