Outreach

St. Joseph is proud to say we have a variety of Outreach groups to offer to our adult parishioners.

Meals  on Wheels
Meals on Wheels is a service in which St. Joseph parishioners volunteer to bring meals to the elderly in our neighborhood for the Caddo Council on Aging. It is a great way for people to reach out to all the elderly of our community, and not just our own elderly parishioners.

Please contact the Church office for information on how to become a Meals on Wheels driver.

St. Vincent de Paul Society
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is an international organization of lay persons wishing to live their faith by loving and serving others, as did Jesus, in a spirit of justice, charity, and person-to-person involvement.  Three types of membership include active members, associate members, and contributing members.

The group provides temporary emergency assistance such as food, shelter, help with medical needs, and payment of utility bills; and we attempt to find ways to alleviate problems through help with budgeting and financial planning.  We also visit the lonely, sick, and shut-ins in homes and nursing homes, provide transportation to Church or medical facilities, and operate a food pantry for those in need.

SVdP Hotline – 318-865-7807

Grief Support
We meet on the second Thursday of each month in the Family Life Center. The group is an ongoing discussion of life as we adjust to the loss of a loved one. People are welcome at any stage of their grief journey. We give an excellent book to newcomers that guides them through the stages of grief, For information call Eileen Lafitte 318-865-9814.

Bingo
Meets 4th Tuesday  of the month in Room B of the Family Life Center.  Join us for fellowship and Bingo from 10 am to noon.

Third Agers
Ladies meet for games, cards, fellowship, and lunch.

$15.00 to participate with or without lunch (this includes; morning coffee & snack, lunch with tea & water)

Reservations to the Church office are required. Group meets first Monday of the month from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm in the Family Life Center-Main Hall.

Guild
The St. Joseph Guild, for adults age fifty years and older, seeks to promote spiritual and emotional bonding within its membersThe Guild is designed for spiritual development, recreation, travel, camaraderie, and social exchangeThe group contributes to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and other charities from time to time. Meetings are held monthly, beginning  at 9:45 am with a Rosary and  Mass, followed by a business-sharing meeting, guest speakers, and program of interest.  Lunch is always served for a minimal fee.  Dues are $5.00 per year.  See the Sowing for details.  New members are always welcome.

Contact Mrs. Barbara Hall at 318-865-2768 for more information.

Men’s Fellowship
The Men’s Fellowship meets once a month for lunch and fellowship.  Featured are presentations on subjects that enhance understanding and the practice of our Catholic Faith.

Contact Deacon Bill Roche at 318-841-8203  to be on the mailing list and receive notice of the next Men’s Fellowship meeting.

Adult Singles
Age 40 Plus (however, all ages are welcome)

The SJAS Group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays in the Family Life Center Side Room and Meeting Room A.  The meeting begins at 6:30 pm with supper, and the program starts around 7:15 pm.  (Sometimes the supper is “pot luck” and sometimes one person cooks and all pitch in to help pay for the meal.)  The SJAS Ministry promotes spiritual learning (about our Catholic faith), education and social and recreational activities for adult singles (single, divorced, widowed or separated).  This group volunteers where needed, takes trips, has cookouts and just enjoys “good old-fashion” fellowship and “get-togethers.”

Contact Roxie Tabor at 318-752-5809 for more information about Adult Singles.

Gourmet Club
Dinner takes place in the Family Life Center during the months of February, April, June, August, October, and December for the fellowship and fine food. Members pay annual dues. Membership is open to all adult parishioners.

Exercise Group
Seniors come enjoy fun, fellowship, and low impact exercise held week days at 9:00 am in the Family Life Center.

All are invited to attend. No registration required.

Alcoholic Anonymous (AA)
Meetings are held every Sunday year round at 5:30 pm in Room B of the Family Life Center.