Altar Linen Care
Each week a group of dedicated women wash and iron linens used at Mass according to a specific formula. These women pick up the linens from the Parish Office on Monday and return them by the following Thursday. This is a loving and much needed service for the Lord.
Contact: Betty Johnson 509-366-6864
Boy Scout Troop #168 of St. Joseph’s Parish has been very active for many years. The troop fulfills the mission of scouting, which is to help boys develop habits and attitudes of good citizenship, encourage good sportsmanship and help foster a sense of pride in growing strong in mind and body.
Contact: Kent Harrison 509-735-2621
Meets: Tuesday 7:00pm basement
They get together every Friday at 12:30pm in the conference room to stuff weekly bulletins. Volunteers are always welcome, for more information please call the Parish office 586-3820
Contact: Terri Thoreson – 509-308-4974
Meets: Friday 1:00pm conference room
Meet on the 3rd Wednesday at the St Joseph Pre-School building at 9:00am. Coordinator Wendy Nuxoll 582-0451
Meet on the 2nd Saturday in the Mother’s room in the old church @ 9:00am. Coordinator Stephany Packwood 308-6854
Young adults suffering from addictions. Community Cenacolo has some unique help available for young adults suffering from drug and alcohol addition, and for their families. The Community offers hope for those who need more help than a 30 or 90 day rehab program can provide. For more information, contact Ben St. Hilaire: 509-308-2585
Couples for Christ
Couples for Christ (CFC) is a Catholic movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life. CFC couples have committed themselves to the Lord and to one another so that they may grow in maturity as men and women of God and fulfill their primary vocation of raising families grounded in Christian values, in the service and love of God.
***For more information, you can visit our website at www.couplesforchristusa.org ***
CFC Tri-Cities WA - Weekly Gatherings
1st Friday of the Month 7:30PM Mass St. Joseph's (Old Church)
1st Saturday 5:30PM Mass St. Joseph's (Main Church)
2nd Friday of the Month 6:30 PM - General Assembly St. Joseph's Annex (Music Room)
3rd Fridays of the Month 6:30PM - Individual Household TBD by HH Leader
Last Friday of the Month 6:30PM - General Assembly Christ the King Parish
Willy and Miriam Zaragoza – Richland Household Leaders (509) 460-8601, (509) 460-0115
Ernie and Helen Tatunay – Kennewick Household Leaders (509) 619-1873
BJ and Tess Pulido – Pasco Household Leaders (517) 402-3504, (517) 802-8180
Rongie and Winnie Magdangal – Youth for Christ Head (626) 290-9985, (714) 785-4545
Mariefel Olarte – Singles for Christ Head (404) 917-6145
Meets: September – June, Tuesday’s 6:30-7:30 PAC
Contact: Coordinator John Hickman 586-9757
The Cursillo has a goal – to change the world; to remake the world in Christ; to restore all things to Christ. And the Cursillo has a strategy, the strategy of structuring Christian life, of providing a backbone for Christian life in every environment. Involved is a weekend program, which is then followed by small and large group meetings for prayer, sharing and teaching. Participation is by invitation and approval by parish priests.
The English Cursillo group meets at Christ the King Parish in Richland, and the Spanish group meets every Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Dillon Hall at 8pm.
Christ the King Contact:
Carl Zeamer (509) 943-9991
Environment (Liturgy Colors)
The Environmental Committee helps the church community celebrate the changing liturgical seasons by using color and symbols found in Scripture. The church year is divided into three seasons: Advent-Christmastime, Lent-Easter time and Ordinary time. Each season is represented by a specific color and unique symbols. Creating an inviting and prayerful atmosphere through the use of these visual aids is the goal of our ministry.
The Funeral Committee is in charge of helping with the funeral reception. We are always looking for volunteers to help serve and or donate a cooked dish or dessert. For more information call the Parish office 509-586-3820
This ministry is comprised of Catholic lay people devoted to Our Lady of Guadalupe. The group supports families who have experienced a death by helping with the funeral and praying the rosary with the family.
Contact: Ramon and Viola Mata 509-586-9995
Hope Medical is a faith-based, non-profit community medical clinic providing compassionate, evidence-based health care services to empower people to make informed decisions.
Knights of Columbus #8179
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal service organization for men, eighteen (18) years of age or over. Council 8179 offers church related activities, insurance protection for its members and families, social outlets, community service, family oriented events, youth programs, as well as vocational and Pro-life support. The Order dedicates themselves to the ideals of Columbianism: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.
Contact: Leonel Castellano (509) 713-3732
Marriage Encounter helps us make a good marriage better. The Marriage Encounter Weekend is a positive and personal experience for married couples, offering a technique of loving communication they can use for the rest of their lives. It is an opportunity to look deeply into your relationship with each other and with God. Marriage Encounter Weekends are held at various times throughout the Diocese. There are support groups and social activities held on a local level for encountered couples
Natural Family Planning
A way of following God’s plan for achieving and/or avoiding pregnancy. It consist of ways to achieve or avoid pregnancy using the physical means that God has built into human nature.
Christine Disselkamp – 509-628-8810
PREPARES focuses on serving pregnant women and young mothers and fathers, their children under the age of 5. Through a collaborative network of parish volunteers, we address essential needs and develop supportive, nurturing relationships that walk the journey with families within the community.
Join for friendship, fun and fellowship!
Catholic MOMs Tri-Cities is a friendship ministry connecting moms through playgroups, faith sharing, support and Mom’s Nights Out.
More information at: www.tinyurl.com/momstricities.
Schoenstatt is a movement of moral and religious renewal in the Catholic Church that works to help renew the Church and society in the spirit of the Gospel. It seeks to reconnect faith with daily life, especially through a deep love of Mary, the Mother of God.
St. Vincent De Paul
The St. Vincent de Paul Conference of St Joseph Parish serves those in need within our parish boundaries. We need more help, especially bi-lingual volunteers.
If a parishioner needs help or knows of someone who does, SVdP now has a message line: 509-591-0149.
Contact: Tom Curran 509-619-0358
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Check the bulletin or the Church foyer
Women of St. Josephs
ALL ladies of this parish, and those involved in St. Joseph’s School, are members of the Women of St. Joseph and serve the parish community in a variety of ways. Among the many activities are semi-annual yard sales and providing funeral dinners. Proceeds from the fund raising projects go for the care of the altar vestments and linens as well as other identified needs of the church including our building projects. Social events are also an important component of this organization
Kim Sheldon 509-586-2032
Theresa Thomas 509 366-5631