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Contact: Vivien Escano (972) 437-3656

The Asian Ministry seeks to create within the Saint Joseph Parish Community an awareness of the presence of a diverse Asian Culture through Asian participation in parish events both social and ministerial, fostering Asian faith traditions and encouraging spiritual formation through parish programs.

Membership: Members of Saint Joseph Parish of Asian descent.

Meetings: Scheduled as needed.

Contact: Peter Irabor (214) 202-4893

The Nigerian Catholic Ministry nourishes the faith, fosters love, peace, unity and charity in the community and assists its membership in receiving the sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Eucharist, Confirmation and Matrimony.

Membership: Complete a registration for and pay a small membership fee.

Meetings: First and Third Sundays each month, after the 10:30 am Mass. Mass on the second Sunday of each month is at 1:30 pm in the Main Sanctuary.

Contact: Zewditu Melaku (972) 414-3786

The St. Francis Ethiopian Catholic Community gathers for prayer, Bible reading, revision of the catechism and celebration of the Mass, where possible, in the Amharic language. Due to the unique Ge'ez rite, most Ethiopians are not accustomed to the Western celebration of the Mass, and because of that, they tend to turn to Ethiopian Orthodoz and Baptist churches. The main purpose of the group is to gather dispersed Ethiopian Catholics to support and strengthen their faith and belief in one holy Catholic Church.

Membership: Ethiopian Catholics who are Amharic speaking

Meetings: The first and third Sundays of the month from 5-7 pm room 152PC.

Contact: Theresa Dang (972) 530-7153  

The Vietnamese Community Ministry/Rosary Prayer Group seeks to embrace the principles of faith, working through love to promote justice, equality and the advancement of human rights and dignity for all. All members are encourage to develop leadership skills and show their devotion to Mary by praying the Rosary. The group provides a Sunday "liturgy of the word" in Vietnamese used for the Sunday Mass. Members organize a Lent and Advent retreat each year. They also offer counseling and employment assistance as well as distribute the Eucharist to sick and home-bound Vietnamese members of the parish community.

Membership: Vietnamese Catholics in St. Joseph Parish who comply with the precepts of the Diocese of Dallas and St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Meetings: 7:30 pm each Thursday in the Eucharistic Chapel