BOYS AND GIRLS SCOUTS OF AMERICA
The Catholic Church charters both Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs and encourages youth of all ages to participate in these valuable programs with their parents. For information on the appropriate age for each program, please consult the information listed below.
Cub Scout Pack 777
- Cub Scouting is a family centered program, designed to meet the needs of boy’s ages seven through ten or from first through fifth grade. Through fun and challenging activities, Cub Scouts is designed to promote duty to God, family and community while encouraging education, character and physical development. Boys have the opportunity to earn beads, arrow points, belt loops and pins for completing achievements toward their rank advancement. For information about joining Cub Scouts please contact our Cub Master, John Bass @ 469-964-7589.
Boy Scout Troop 777- Boy Scouting is a leadership and character development program for boys age 11 through 18 or in the sixth through twelfth grade. With the assistance of adult leadership, these boys develop self confidence and personal values based on the Scout Oath and Scout Law. These values include: doing your best, duty to God and country, helping others, personal health and morality and being trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. Boys have the opportunity to earn as many as 122 merit badges along with seven rank advancements, including the highly recognized rank of Eagle Scout. For information about joining Boy Scouts please contact our Assistant Scout Master, Milton Catalina @ 469-955-4209. Troop Meetings are every Monday evening from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in Room 152 PC.
Daises and Brownies - While part of the larger Girl Scout organization, Dasies and Brownies cater to the younger girls in 1st through 3rd grades.
- This organization is for older girls in the 4th through the 12th grades.
JUNIOR CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAS
Under the patronage of the Blessed Mother, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas are united by their faith in Jesus Christ, in their devotion to the church and the Holy See. The Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas. They donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and strive “to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness.” The JCDA motto is “Unity and Charity.”
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
Contact: Marge Malan (972) 235-7844
The Circle of Friends brings together parishioners (and their friends) over the age of 50 for friendship and social activities. They participate in the Diocesan Senior Council activities, which include quarterly meetings, an annual convention and an annual celebration for couples married 50 years or more.
Membership: Those over 50.
Meetings: Monthly, every second Monday, from September through June in the Dining Hall. Gather at 7:00 p.m. Meeting at 7:30 p.m.
The Columbian Squires are the official youth organization of the Knights of Columbus. The purpose of the Squires is to develop the next generation of Catholic lay leaders. There are over 100 local chapters ("circles") and 1,600 members in the state of Texas. Membership is open to Catholic boys aged 10-18. Meetings at St. Joseph are the second Sunday of the month at 1:30pm. Our Squires raise money to support seminarians, help inside the parish with activities such as running rides at the church festival and special requests of the pastor, help outside the parish with events like the Special Olympics and attend two state wide conventions each year. For more information, contact the Chief Counselor.
DAD'S CLUB (FOR PARISH AND SCHOOL)
The Dad’s Club was founded in 2007 as a social and service organization for the men/dad’s of the St. Joseph community. In addition to enjoying the camaraderie of several dinners and events throughout the year, members combine efforts to perform various service projects for the parish and school.
Our entire parish benefits from the fruits of our labor! Students enrolled in our Early Learning program, our parish school, Faith Formation, and all children in our community that enjoy the playground, gym, or the athletic field before or after Mass all benefit from upkeep and additions to our facilities.
God touches each of us in a special way. When efforts and resources are combined there is so much that we can do together. The Dad’s Club is a fun, inexpensive way for you to become involved in your parish community. If you like to eat, have fun, enjoy a cold beverage and have a desire to meet other dad’s in the St. Joseph community, we encourage you to join. For more information, you may contact Steve Shelton, President of the St. Joseph Dad’s Club at firstname.lastname@example.org
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Knights of Columbus Council 8954 is based in this parish but is open to any practicing Catholic male of age 18 or above. The K of C is a fraternal organization which provides religious and social activities to its members and their families. The council is also active in parish activities, promotes religious vocations, and supports charities such as the Diocese of Dallas' Deaf Ministry and Persons with Disabilities. The council has a monthly business meeting and a monthly social meeting which involves family activities.
Click here for their web site.
Contact: Vivianna Stanford (972) 231-9853
The Little Flowers is a Catholic girls club that teaches girls about the Virgin Mary (Role Model), St. Therese of Lisieux, (Patroness Saint), other saints of the church, and their own mothers. There is a flower and scripture verse as well as a traditional craft or activity that the girls create with the help of their mothers. The goal of the club is to teach what it means to be a Catholic girl and eventually a Catholic woman. The year ends with a tea party."
MEN OF ST JOSEPH IN PHILOS
The purpose of the St. Joseph men's fellowship group is to come together in Philia (friendship or brotherly love) to pray, fellowship and study our Lord’s Catholic teaching in order to better know, understand and follow God’s will for us as Men of God and members of the Body of Christ. We strive to become a good Catholic, a better Catholic and a Saint.
This fellowship was begun in response to the Holy See’s call for a “new evangelization” which is synonymous with renewed spiritual efforts in the life of faith within the local Churches, starting with a process to discern the changes in various cultural and social settings and their impact on Christian life, to reread the memory of faith and to undertake new responsibilities and generate new energies to joyously and convincingly proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (Synod of Bishops XIII, Ordinary General Assembly “The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith: LINEAMENT”)
We desire to make this ministry available to men of St. Joseph Catholic Church who sincerely hope for an authentic Christian life. We do not want to become a focus and activity center for men but to focus on our own faith and families. We believe that the family is vastly superior to any organization in its ability to renew both Church and society. Therefore, any activities of the parish men’s fellowship group will be for the purpose of equipping and encouraging men for more effective service within their families and communities much like Ephesians 4.
If you are interested in joining together with other men to grow and nourish your relationship with God through the teaching of Jesus Christ and the working of the Holy Spirit, please contact Brad Seiler at email@example.com.
MINISTRY OF MOMS SHARING (MOMS) GROUP
MOMS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN
Contact: Julia Wad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Joseph has a new faith sharing group for mothers with young children. We meet every other week for prayer, fellowship, and discussion on a religious text for mothers. For more information, please contact Julia. Children are welcome!
The Women's Guild is open to all women of the parish. Its purpose is three-fold:
- To unite the women of the parish to work together for the glory of God, and the spiritual growth and material good of the parish.
- To provide opportunities which will promote service, friendship, and sociability.
- To organize and promote fund-raising projects to fulfill financial needs of the Guild and its charitable service projects.
The Guild meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Members participate in or are responsible for many activities of the parish including: A Living Rosary, Day of Recollection, Family Assistance, Meals on Wheels, Rosary Makers, Craft Fair, International Dinner, Auction, Graduating Seniors' Mass and Brunch (with scholarships awarded), Santa's Breakfast, Easter Egg Hunt, Garage Sale, etc.