Being a member of a prayer, scripture, or social group at the church really helps to further our sense of community. If you are interested in any of the following groups please contact the church office at 466-4991 or by email to: email@example.com.
Women's Prayer Group meets on Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. at the church. We focus our study on the upcoming Sunday’s readings using supplemental information to help us understand the readings and apply them to our daily lives. Our time together gives us a chance to get to know each other better, to pray with and for each other, and to grow in our faith. There is no signing up and no commitment. If you’re interested in joining us, please do!
Men's Prayer Group meets weekly at the church on Tuesday mornings at 7:00 a.m.
Prayer Chain members pray for the needs of parishioners. Prayer requests are passed along by email to volunteers. If you would like to get on the daily prayer chain email please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Just Faith offers an opportunity for parishioners to experience a spiritual journey into compassion. Most of us long to be a generous and compassionate people. This program, now offered in hundreds of parishes across the country, provides a lively and challenging format to read, view, discuss, pray, experience, and be formed by the justice tradition which changes lives, inspires faithful witness, and transforms the world through love and service. Participants are afforded the privilege of joining a community with other participants and sharing a journey of faith and compassion that is both life-giving and challenging. New Just Faith groups begin in September. Fees for books amount to about $120, individual books are paid for over the 30 weeks. Scholarships are often available.
Engaging Spirituality is a 21-week program that invites Catholic adults to break open their lives, penetrate the realities of our times, and explore the intersection of Christian spirituality and Gospel justice. Are you concerned about how to live an authentic life in a world where suffering and injustice are so pervasive? Are you searching for guiding wisdom about how to follow Jesus with integrity in these times? Are you open to opportunities for spiritual growth? If your answer to these questions is an enthusiastic YES, then you may be ready for this program. Cost for books is approximately $85.00. Scholarships are often available.
The Women's Guild goals include promoting true Christian charity, the love of God and of our neighbor, and Christian family life.
- Maintains the schedule for the parish monthly day of devotion, the first Wednesday and Friday of every month. Women of the parish sign up for an hour between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and spend that hour in the day chapel, in the presence of our Lord, and in prayerful reflection.
- Provides catering services for weddings and funerals. If you want to "pay it forward" by being a part of this ministry, we always appreciate new faces in the kitchen!
- Is responsible for the religious articles sales on the first weekend of each month. Help is always needed to order, price, and sell the items!
- Holds fundraising events throughout the year to purchase the host and wine for Mass.
The Senior's Group is the place to be on the second Tuesday of each month. That's when members meet at the church for a potluck and an afternoon of Bingo (with prizes!) and fellowship. Members like to come dressed for whatever holiday might fall in that month. A variety of outings are also planned throughout the year, ranging from dinners at favorite restaurants to civic events. This group provides an opportunity for seniors to stay active and involved in their community. No minimum (or maximum) age requirement. These folks know how to have fun!
The Welcoming & Friendship Committee welcomes all new members of St. Joseph Parish by connecting with them personally. We provide basic parish information to the family and offer to attend the same Mass they do, in hopes of introducing them to other members of the parish during the coffee and donut fellowship. We also work to connect new members with any parish ministries they may be interested in, and any parish services they may need.
This committee also organizes events outside of the parish that give us the opportunity for fellowship. These include St. Joseph Parish night at a Spokane Chiefs hockey game in the winter and a Spokane Indians game in the summer. Both events begin with dinner at the church and provide time and opportunity for us to get to know each other better!
The Weed-n-Feed Fellowship is a growing group of parishioners who tend to the landscaping around the church, the plants inside the building, and the Produce Potluck table in the lobby each summer. This group meets for outdoor work parties at the church three or four times a year. Armed with whatever it takes to get the job done, we weed, feed, plant the annuals, spread some bark, and prune. Members are all ages, male and female. It's a great way to get to know parishioners you might otherwise miss out on meeting!
St. Joseph Parish
3720 East Colbert Road | Colbert, Washington 99005
Fax: (509) 466-4992