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Make a Difference!

Looking for a way to get more involved and to grow your faith? Take advantage of more than 25 volunteering opportunities for all levels of commitment, from preparing meals for the homebound to welcoming fellow parishioners to Mass. There is something for everyone; where can you see yourself?

Volunteers are encouraged to maintain individual life and auto insurance. Volunteer ministry contact information is listed below, or please contact Becky Matakas for more information.

  • Aid For Friends

    Prepare meals for the homebound and give back to the community.

    Contact Debby O'Keefe
    Aid For Friends
  • Altar Servers

    Assist the priest during Mass. Students are eligible to serve beginning in 6th grade.

    Contact Eileen Amicone
    Altar Servers
  • Altar Society

    Wash and iron the church linens.

    Contact Mary B. Walsh
    Altar Society
  • Art & Enviornment

    Decorate the church for holidays, feasts, liturgical seasons, and events.

    Contact Teri Jenkins
    Art & Enviornment
  • Bereavement Liturgy Planning

    Meet with families to plan the funeral liturgy.

    Contact Parish Office
    Bereavement Liturgy Planning
  • Blood Drive

    Help with our bi-annual blood drives.

    Contact Dana Gryger
    Blood Drive
  • Children's Liturgy of the Word

    Join a team of adults and teens that helps first and third graders hear and experience the Sunday Gospel.

    Contact Kathy Thomas
    Children's Liturgy of the Word
  • Community Festival

    Our annual Community Festival is held each June. Information and updates can be found here

    Community Festival Website
    Community Festival
  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

    Distribute Holy Communion at Mass and to homebound.

    Contact Bob Swift
    Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
  • Good Works Partner Churches

    Help homeowners make their homes warmer, safer, and more dry.

    Contact Becky Kopec
    Good Works Partner Churches
  • Greeters

    Welcome people before Mass and hand out bulletins after Mass.

    Contact Melinda Azat
    Greeters
  • Grief Support Group

    Be part of a team that facilitates a 6-week grief support program.

    Contact Deacon Jim Bogdan
    Grief Support Group
  • HOPE (Helping Other People Everyday)

    Drive parishioners to doctor appointments, the grocery store, the pharmacy, and other necessary errands.

    Contact Debbie Hastings
    HOPE (Helping Other People Everyday)
  • Hospice Casserole Makers

    Make casseroles for women and children who are in crisis situations. Drivers are also needed once a month.

    Contact Gail Hoekzema
    Hospice Casserole Makers
  • Hospitality Committee

    Help bake, create centerpieces, and set up/clean up for events.

    Contact Pat Wishing
    Hospitality Committee
  • Joseph's People

    Help this non-profit dedicated to offering support, guidance, and job counseling services to the unemployed. Visit the Joseph's People webpage at www.josephspeople.org.

    Contact Cheryl Spaulding
    Joseph's People
  • Knights of Columbus

    Be a part of a fraternal society dedicated to charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.

    Contact John McCarraher
    Knights of Columbus
  • Lectors

    Proclaim the Word of God at Mass.

    Contact Chris Pfendner
    Lectors
  • Liturgical Music Ministries

    Be part of our Choir, Instrumental Group, Lumen Christi, Schola, or Cantors.

    Contact Joanne Carroll
    Liturgical Music Ministries
  • Loaves & Fishes Project

    Drop off items to the food closet in church to benefit the Lord's Pantry in Downingtown.

    Contact Nancy Farrington
    Loaves & Fishes Project
  • Pre-Cana

    Join the team that helps engaged couples prepare for the sacrament of Matrimony.

    Contact Becky Matakas
    Pre-Cana
  • Pre-Jordan

    Facilitate classes to prepare parents having a child baptized.

    Contact Becky Matakas
    Pre-Jordan
  • PREP (Parish Religious Education Program)

    Be a catechist!

    Contact Kathy Thomas
    PREP (Parish Religious Education Program)
  • Respect Life Committee

    Promote respect for life through education, prayer, and service.

    Contact Karen Martini
    Respect Life Committee
  • Safe Harbor

    St. Joseph parishioners prepare, deliver, and serve dinner to 25 women residents at Safe Harbor in West Chester.

    Contact Elizabeth Sokol
    Safe Harbor
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul

    Join a team that meets with people in need and assists them in finding help.

    Contact Susan Lindsey
    Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • Ushers

    Help with Communion lines, parishioner seating, taking up the collection, organizing the presentation of the gifts, and other logistics during Mass.

    Contact Ed Reid
    Ushers
  • VBA (Vacation Bible Adventure)

    Join a team that provides a program, K-7th, that features Bible lessons, games, music, crafts and snacks.

    Contact MaryAnn Korpics
    VBA (Vacation Bible Adventure)

Events
  • Mar26

    Special Presentation

    Sacred Art painter and speaker Kate Capato will provide a deeper understanding of fatherhood through an experience of beauty.  Evening will include Exposition of the Blessed...
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  • Mar26

    Joseph’s People

    Chapter Meeting, March 26 at 7:30pm in the Parish Meeting Center.  Topic is Prayer, Peace and Kindness.
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  • Mar29

    Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Fridays

    Also on, April 5 & 12.  In the school cafeteria.  Take out or eat in.  BYOB.  Stayed tuned for more information.
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  • Mar30

    CYO Service Project

    Food donation bags will be handed out after all  Masses the weekend of 3/30.  Please return the filled bag to Church the weekend of 4/6.  Donations...
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