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

Apologetics (SP)

A branch of theology that aims to present historical, reasoned and evidential bases for Catholic Christianity defending it against objections.

Contact: Lucio Sanchez 509-212-7462 & Rafael Aguilar 509-302 0391
Meets: Wed. 7:00pm conference room

Boy Scouts

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

Bulletin Stuffers

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

Catholic Charities

Please visit

Catholic Daughters

Meet on the 2nd Saturday in the Mother’s room in the old church @ 9:00am. Coordinator Stephany Packwood 308-6854

Community Cenacolo

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.

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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


Cris and Rodel Santos 310 985 5629 | or

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

Cub Scouts

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.

DH Coordinators
Candelario Zaragoza (509) 948-8066
Kennedy De La Cruz (509) 792-5899

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.

Funeral Committee

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

Girl Scouts

Contact: Kathleen Atwell 509-373-7971


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

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.

Contact: 509-396-7737

Jr. Catholic Daughters

Meet 4th Saturday in Parents room small church

Contact: Jennifer Darner 509-783-7008

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 itself to the ideals of Columbianism: Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.

Contact: 509-873-8179

Marriage Encounter

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

Contact In English

Mikhail and June Alnaijar – 509-627-4680

Contact En Espanol

Sergio and Sally Preciado – 509 607-8354

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

En Espanol – Rosa Torres 542-8244 and hope medical 396-7736


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.

Lindy Styer – 808 489-3848
Syndee Sauceda Cavazos – 509 946-4645


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.

Call or text Megan at 509-859-2731
or email

More information at:

Schoenstatt Rosary

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.

Contact: Ana Aguilar ( En Espanol ) – 509-302-8608 | Martha Klein – 509-366-5159

Serra Club

A group of lay Catholics of all ages and from all walks of life who are dedicated to the promotion and fostering of vocations.

Contact: Mike Barnett – 509-586-0274

St. Vincent De Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul helps those in need within our parish boundaries. If you know of anyone who needs help with food, gasoline, or electricity, have them call 509-591-0149.

If you, or you know someone who would like to know more about what we do, call 509-591-0149 and leave a message such as “I am interested in learning more about how I could help the SVdP Conference at St. Joseph”, and leave your name and phone number. If you are bi-lingual, you would be a double blessing to our group.

That Man Is You-TMIY

Enabling men to resist society’s definition of Fatherhood and become men after God’s own heart.

Contact: Deacon Bill Mich – 509-539-2412

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