St. Paul's - Kathy Zanella - 584-8550
St. Joseph's - Rebecca Cronin - 893-0302
Misc. Gatherings - Rebecca Cronin - 893-0302
Social & Hospitality Ministry
The Social & Hospitality Ministry is an extension of the mission of St. Joseph's and St. Paul's, which states that we "welcome all people to God's love." Our ministry is how we do that. The Social & Hospitality Ministry creates the occasions in which parishioners and guests alike are welcomed. Time and time again I hear people share that our parish is "so welcoming". This is partly accomplished through our Hospitality Hour after each Mass, which is a great casual setting to get to know your parish family.
The Social & Hospitality Ministry continues to grow at St. Joseph's. During the past 5 months, we have added 5 additional families to our team. It is important to not only acknowledge those who are making a personal commitment, but also to recognize the vibrancy of our growing parish.
Since the beginning of 2013 the Social & Hospitality Ministry has also expanded to include the development of our Youth Group and Family Group. The Youth Group is for those in middle school and high school. The Family Group is open to all in our Parish Family.
Other activities that the Social & Hospitality Ministry is responsible for includes: the Parish Picnic, Breakfast with Santa, Soup & Stations of the Cross, Parish hosted events such as Holy Humor Weekend, the Deanery Luncheon, and RCIA Luncheon. We are happy and proud to serve a vital role in our Parish Family.
For more information about becoming involved in the Social & Hospitality Ministry, contact Rebecca Cronin at 893-0302 [email protected].
Father Simon's Mystery Meals
For the past few years, parishioners have been providing meals to Fr. Simon and visiting priests on the weekends.
Mystery Meals coordinator, Anthony Mamone, is looking for more families to join this ministry. It is very simple, prepare one additional serving in your dinner during the week and package the meal (freeze if necessary) and deliver to the
rectory or St. Joseph's church kitchen before 5 pm Saturday. (Please include your name, what's in your meal and reheating instructions.)
Fr. Simon also enjoys breads, muffins, rolls, etc. as his Sunday breakfast, so we ask that you include something along those lines.
Also, other options are to invite Father to dinner at our home or out to your favorite restaurant.
Ideally, if we could have 30-40 volunteers, you would only be asked to participate once a year.