Family Life Ministries

Our  Baptismal Seminars are held on the first Wednesday of every even month from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Family Life Center Side Room.  A nursery is provided but an RSVP is required. Both parents and Godparents are expected to attend, whether the baptism is in another church or by another priest.  It is best to come to a Seminar at least 3 months before the birth of your child.  Please call Dotye Sue to register and for a short interview before the seminar. 841-8208.

For more information about Baptism requirements and information please click here


Every fourth Tuesday of the month from 10am to 12noon in the Family Life Center Room B.  There will be light snacks and drinks offered.  For more information, please call Dotye Sue 841-8208 or email her.  BINGO is open to all St. Joseph parishioners and their guests.

St. Joseph offers wedding preparation sessions for couples who are planning to be married in the Catholic Church. To register and pay your registration fee for the weekend sessions, please contact Dotye Sue Stanford at 841-8208 or call the Church Office at 318-865-3581. Session dates are:

April 17 – 18, 2015

July 24 – 25, 2015

Conducts discussions sharing, videos, and speakers. Uses the New Day book for journalling. Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Family Life Center. Contact Dotye Sue Stanford at 841-8208 or for more information.

Welcomes newly registered members through phone calls, written notes, and personal visits; sponsors “Hospitality Sunday”.

The Marriage in Christ Seminar: Friendship with God, Friendship with Our Spouse, In the Holy Spirit, is a five week seminar for couples who desire to strengthen their marriage, who want to establish good patterns of prayer & friendship or who are facing transitions in their lives, e.g., having children, the empty nest, or retirement. The Marriage in Christ seminar invites couples to renew their love and affection for each other and for the Lord, to deepen their unity as a couple and to celebrate the presence of God in ordinary life. God Our Father desires to renew marriage through the power of the Holy Spirit. Let Him begin with yours!

Mondays beginning on March 2, 2015

Contact Bill and Mary Frances Parker @ 865-3136, or Mark and Natalia Bendele @ 868-5601 to register. For more information about the Marriage in Christ Seminar visit


The St. Joseph Adult Singles group meets on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month in Room A of the St. Joseph Family Life Center from 6:30-9:30pm. For more information about the SJAS please contact Dotye Sue Stanford at 841-8208 or by email at

Ladies meet for games, cards, fellowship, and lunch. $2.00 to play or $10.00 for lunch and play. You may also bring a bag lunch if you prefer. Reservations required. First Monday of the month from 10am to 3:30pm in the Family Life Center.

Dotye Sue Stanford

Dotye Sue Stanford

Director of Family Life Ministries


Family Life Ministries

For more information about the Family Life Ministries provided at St. Joseph Catholic Church please submit your inquiry on the form provided to the right and an email will be sent directly to Dotye Sue Stanford.

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