Ministries

Liturgy

Extraordinary Ministers


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the priest in distributing the Communion Host and Precious Blood at Mass. Extraordinary Ministers are baptized and confirmed Catholics who regularly share in the Eucharist. They are committed to the faith, devoted to the Eucharist, and demonstrate an interest and involvement in the community’s life. High school age and older may become an Extraordinary Minister.

Lectors


The ministry proclaims the word of God to the faithful at Sunday masses. The ministry consists of training for public reading, preparation for the reading, and finally the proclamation of the Lord’s word.

Ushers


Volunteers who assist in the seating of the worshipers at all Masses, take up the collection and greet people as they enter the church.  Ushers are men or women 18 years of age or older.

Eucharistic Adoration


Every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and each First Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the Blessed Sacrament is exposed and adored by volunteers who sign up for one hour or more to pray before the Lord Jesus present in the Monstrance.

Music Ministry


Join together in song, under the talented direction of our choir director, Jarrad Fenske. Any individual interested in singing, including young adults from grade 9 and up, is invited to participate in the choir. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings, 7:00 pm in Church. The choir normally performs at 11:00 am Sunday Mass. Contact the choir director Jerrad Fenske at jerrad.fenske@sjccs.net or calling (864) 225-5341

Parish Life

Hilltoppers


This is an organization for retirees and any parishioner 50+ years old.  They meet in the Parish Hall on the first Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m.  Programs consist of covered dish luncheons – followed by a guest speaker or other activity.  It is a good way to meet friends.  In December, the meeting is replaced by a Christmas fun-filled, get-together luncheon at a local restaurant.

K of C Council 8295


This is a Catholic, family, fraternal service organization. However, it is not an organization of the church.  The Fr. Francis Friend Council serves the people of Anderson County.  The council provides a variety of opportunities for fraternal and family-centered activities.

https://www.facebook.com/KC8295/

Facilities Maintenance Group


This group operates under our Pastor’s approval to assess the maintenance needs of all St. Joseph’s facilities.  When feasible, they accomplish the maintenance themselves with the help of other organizations or suggest outside services to the Pastor, and if he elects, he will contact and hire outside contractors or services.  Craft experience is needed and desirable.  However, labor help is gratefully appreciated.

Catholic Women Serving (CWS)


“To live our faith by utilizing our God-given gifts to serve our parish and our community.” What we do: Community Outreach, Projects, Fundraisers, Parish Events, School Events, and FUN!

Men’s Club


All men are welcome! It provides a pool of workers for various activities and hosts several fundraising events that benefit our parish school and the various right to life organizations.  In addition, this organization serves as a social gathering forum for the men of the parish. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month starting at  7:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

Flowers and Grounds


Volunteers who care for and beautify the grounds and church.

St. Joseph’s Annual Golf Tournament


This is an annual event held at Cobb’s Glen Country Club to benefit St. Joseph’s school. Sponsored by the St. Joseph Men’s Club and the Knights of Columbus Council #8295.

Boy Scouts Troop 234


Meet on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

Visit our troop website at https://troop234sc.weebly.com/

The Bereavement Committee is a compassionate group of volunteers who assist families who have just experienced the death of a loved one.  During the families’ time of sorrow the Bereavement Committee responds to the gospel message “to comfort all who mourn.”  When a Church member dies we offer a meal to the family.  It can be served in the Church Hall, or we can bring the meal to the home after the funeral.  

We have five teams that take turns so you are only called upon two or three times in a year to help.  Our Church provides the meats and each team member provides one side dish. These items are a casserole, salads, fruit, dessert, rolls, ice tea, etc. They can either be home made or bought.  We also need help to serve the meal in the Church Hall and clean up afterward.  

We really need some more help so if you would like to join this Ministry we would love to have you join a team.  Please call me, Barbara Mazzola, at 224-2433(home).

Religious Education & Formation

Youth Ministry


“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13

Meets every Sunday in the Parish Hall

Middle School (Grades 6th – 8th): 4:00 – 5:30pm

High School (Grades 9th – 12th): 5:00 – 6:30pm

Young Adult Ministry


18 to 40- year-olds welcome!

Join our facebook group “St. Joseph Catholic Young Adult Ministry”

Baptism Preparation


Preparing parents for the formation of their child’s faith. Please call the office at least a couple months in advance of a requested baptism. The parents are required to attend a preparation class for the sacrament. Godparents are encouraged to attend if they are available. Contact Jan at the office, 864-225-5341 x104, or jan.heithaus@sjccs.net for information.

Religious Education (CCD)


Our religious education program exists to serve children Grade 1 through Grade 8.  The teaching staff is of all volunteer catechists who are constantly updating their own religious education so that children may grow as responsible, committed Catholics.  “The Church reminds parents of the serious duty which is theirs of taking every opportunity to for their children to be able to pursue spiritual programs which will aid their development as Christians and citizens of the world”.  “Declaration on Christian Education” Documents of Vatican II

RCIA


Rite of Christian Initiation – preparation of adult candidates for Catholic sacraments.  All interested in participating in the next series of classes please contact us at 864-225-5341.

More information about RCIA.

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