Adults are encouraged and invited to be a part of the St. Joseph Community through various ministries or volunteer opportunities. Looking for something, and it's not here? Contact the Parish Office at 651-423-4402 or to inquire.

Help us get the word out all while enjoying a time of fellowship and treats! Throughout the year, St. Joseph Community sends out parish-wide (bulk) mailings and we need the help of volunteers to complete the task. If you'd like to learn more about volunteering with this ministry, contact us at or call the Parish Office at 651-423-4402.

The CANA Dinner is the annual couples evening held every other February at St. Joseph’s to celebrate the sacrament of marriage. The evening’s itinerary usually includes Mass, a couples’ blessing, a catered dinner, and a performer or speaker. Childcare will be available and included in the price of the ticket. Ticket prices vary based on program and meal. Registration will be available on the St. Joseph web page beginning in December of 2023.

In order for the CANA Dinner to be successful, we need committee members and a Chairperson to help with the planning/preparation.  Contact Jordan Ecker, Director of Engagement & Communications, at or 651-423-8462 for more information about this committee.

The Catholic Watchmen is a newer movement within the Archdiocese which provides a way for men to come together to learn, share and grow in faith. The St. Joseph Community Catholic Watchmen group generally meets the first Tuesday of each month for fellowship, spiritual learning and prayer. To learn more information about the Catholic Watchman group at St. Joseph Community, contact us as or at the Parish Office 651-423-4402.

Cemetery ministry volunteers work with the St. Joseph Community staff to provide an environment that is well maintained, inviting, family focused, peaceful, and comforting, to family and friends of the deceased. We typically host two clean up days per year to help maintain both of the St. Joseph Community Cemeteries. (Click here to learn more about the two different cemeteries and their locations.) If you would like to learn more, contact us at or by calling the Parish Office at 651-423-4402.

Do you enjoy singing or play an instrument? St. Joseph Community invites you to join one of our adult choirs or assist with music during Mass. Click here to learn more about our choirs and music ministry options during Mass.

Volunteers in the church cleaners ministry provide an important service to help clean our St. Joseph Community worship space. Church cleaners gather on Monday mornings following the 8:30am Mass (around 9am). Volunteers can help out every Monday or just as their schedule allows - it’s flexible. There is typically a social gathering following the cleaning that entails fellowship, beverages and goodies. Please contact the parish office at 651-423-4402 or for more information OR feel free to just pop in and join us after Mass on Monday morning.

The St. Joseph Community church environment ministry involves volunteers who help prepare the worship area to reflect the season being celebrated. Volunteers decorate, care for, and clean the worship space in each liturgical season. If you are interested in being a part of the church environment ministry, contact us at or call the Parish Office at 651-423-4402.

Are you looking to grow your prayer life and relationship with God? Learn more about the Sacraments and meaning of grace? Cursillo weekend retreats can help you do that and assist you in experiencing your faith with a new sense of joy, hope, and enthusiasm

Cursillo retreat weekends are held at different parishes throughout the Archdiocese, from Thursday evening through Sunday evening. A team of Catholic lay people and spiritual advisors talk and lead discussions. The weekend also has opportunities for Reconciliation and Eucharist.

To learn more about the Cursillo movement within the Archdiocese, check out St. Joseph Community has a number of volunteer ambassadors that would also enjoy connecting with you and and answering any questions you might have about a Cursillo retreat and what follows. Contact us at or 651-423-4402 for more information about Cursillo within the St. Joseph Community or to connect with an ambassador.

Everyone is invited to join us for coffee, juice and a variety of donuts on the 2nd Sunday of each month following 8:30am and 10:30am Masses. This is a time of hospitality, fellowship and getting to know others in the St. Joseph Community.

Would you and/or your family like to volunteer? This is a great ministry to get the whole family involved or even just as an individual or as a Confirmation candidate. To learn more about volunteering for donut Sunday, contact us at or call the Parish Office at 651-423-4402.

The parish endowment committee’s role is to identify, implement and evaluate financial development activities that will provide important financial support for the numerous St. Joseph Community ministries. This committee will work on the establishment and management of a perpetual endowment fund and will coordinate their activities alongside key objectives outlined annually by the Parish Council.

If you would be interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity, please contact us at or the Parish Office at 651-423-4402.

Each school year about 500 youth (PreK-High School) participate in St. Joseph Community Faith Formation programming. Adults are needed to make this program a success and to be witnesses of the faith to the next generation.

Prayerfully consider volunteering as a small group leader, hall monitor, assistant, substitute, guest speaker, or even behind the scenes with various projects. Contact or 651-423-4402 if you are interested in learning more about volunteering with this wonderful program.

All adult volunteers in the Faith Formation program are required to be in compliance with the Essential 3 (background check, code of conduct, and safe environment training). Click here to learn more about the Essential 3 and VIRTUS Training.

Knights of Columbus Fish Frys happen on 3 different Friday’s during the season of Lent. Fish Frys begin at 6pm (after the 5:30pm Stations of the Cross). This is a great way to come together as the St. Joseph Community to break bread and celebrate fellowship with one another during the Lenten season. If you want information about the specific dates for the fish fry this year, please check out the Special Events page or contact us at or the Parish Office at 651-423-4402.

While the Knights host the fish fry, numerous additional volunteers are needed to help set up, prepare, serve and clean up each event. This is a great way for families, individuals, Confirmation candidates, etc. to serve and volunteer. If you would be interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity, please contact us at or the Parish Office at 651-423-4402.

The St. Joseph Community Matthew 25 Garden ministry uses their green thumbs and prepares, sows, weeds and reaps food and flowers for local food shelves and parishioners who are homebound. The Matthew 25 garden is located behind the St. Joseph Community & School building. The Matthew 25 Garden also is an educational tool for the St. Joseph School youth and enables clients with “Garden to Table” to grow their own food.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Matthew 25 Garden or learning more about it, contact us at or call the Parish Office at 651-423-4402.

The St. Joseph Community grandparent ministry invites grandparents (or any adult) to grow deeper in prayer for their children, grandchildren, and/or the next generation of Catholics; as well as support and encourage them to live Holy lives. The grandparent ministry also partners with Faith Formation Sacramental prep to provide hospitality to help celebrate the reception of Sacraments throughout the year.

The ministry meets on Wednesday mornings at 9am (following the 8:30am Mass) and often has a presentation or study in which they use to grow and develop their own faith as well. All are welcome, and there is no need to attend weekly. Studies being offered are posted on the Adult Faith Formation Page.

If you would like more information about the grandparent ministry, contact us at or the Parish Office at 651-423-4402.

Men of all ages are invited to be a part of the Knights of Columbus; a Catholic fraternal organization whose members help support various parish ministries by volunteering many hours of time and talent. The Knights also financially support parish and community programs through fundraising events such as: pancake breakfasts, bingo, fish-frys, spaghetti dinner and the Rosemount Leprechaun Days. 

The St. Joseph Community Knights of Columbus council meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00pm for about 1.5-2 hours. For those whose schedule allows, members also gather at 6:30pm before the council meeting to pray the Rosary in the church.

To learn more about the Knights of Columbus contact the Grand Knight, at or contact the Parish Office at 651-423-4402.   Current Grand Knight is Kevin Connors

Council webpage:

The St. Joseph Community Military ministry works to keep the Parishioners’ Military Wall Of Honor up to date and cared for. Furthermore, this ministry strives to give proper respect to those that have served our country through the military. The ministry continues to work to identify, evaluate and implement projects and activities (as approved by the Parish Council) that provide support for past and present military persons and their families. To learn more about or to volunteer with this ministry, contact us at or the Parish Office at 651-423-4402.

If you or a family member is interested in being listed on the Parishioners’ Military Wall of Honor, please complete the application form and return it to the Parish Office or place it in the collect basket during Mass. You can also contact us at or 651-423-4402 to learn more about the wall of honor.

Beginning Fall 2022, St. Joseph Community will offer a Mom's Group on Friday mornings from 8:30am-10:00am. We'll begin with daily Mass at 8:30am and then have an hour for fellowship and growing in faith together. Each fall and spring we'll focus on a specific faith topic and registration is required. Check out our adult formation page for upcoming topics.

For more information contact for more information.

Childcare? During this meeting time a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) program will be available for those who are 3 years old thru Kindergarten (additional enrollment required for CGS). We are hoping to also provide nursery/childcare for those under the age of 3 to those who are formally registered in the Mom's Group. This opportunity is dependent on the nursery staff role being filled.

Do you enjoy getting your hands dirty and/or have an eye for landscape architecture?  Consider being a part of the Outdoor Environmental Committee (OEC). The OEC is a ministry of the St. Joseph Community and helps to keep the outdoor environment of the Church and School campus in an inviting and functional condition. In conjunction with staff, and potentially other ministries, the OEC members would determine a plan of action and assist in keeping trees and shrubs properly trimmed (and/or removed when needed) as well as determine appropriate decorations for liturgical seasons or parish sponsored functions. 

For more information contact us at or call the Parish Office at 651-423-4402.

Parish office volunteers assist the St. Joseph Community staff at the reception desk by greeting and directing parishioners, answering incoming phone calls, and helping with simple projects. Shifts typically vary from 1-4 hours and helpers are greatly appreciated. If you would be interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity, please contact us at or the Parish Office at 651-423-4402.

Looking for a great way to meet other parishioners of St. Joseph Community? Volunteering at the information/welcome desk is a great way to do so. Volunteers sit at the desk in the gathering space on Sundays from 9:30am-11:45am and greet those coming in, answer questions, and hand out welcome folders to potential new members. If you would be interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity, please contact us at or the Parish Office at 651-423-4402.

If maneuvering through technology is second nature to you, consider joining the technology ministry here at St. Joseph Community. This ministry will work together with staff and an IT support company, on investigating, planning, implementing, and maintaining the technological needs for St. Joseph Community & School. As technology requirements continue to expand we are seeking additional, experienced, technologists to help in this effort. Volunteers would be welcomed to help in the long-term or even for just a project specific to one's’ expertise.

If you would be interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity, please contact us at or the Parish Office at 651-423-4402.

St. Joseph Video Ministry volunteers help LIVE stream the Mass on Saturday nights. Additionally, they help stream other events such as funerals or special events like Graduation Mass for St. Joseph School. To learn more or about volunteering with this ministry, contact us as

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