TIME, TALENT, TREASURE
It is each person's responsibility to allocate his or her time properly
to have time to work, to rest, to play and to pray. The way we choose
to use our time indicates our progress in a life of Christian discipleship.
When we volunteer to help others by sharing our talents with them, we
give them something of ourselves, an intimate sharing of who we are for
the good of others.
We are asked to care for and share our treasure for it is a gift from
God. Therefore, giving money is good for the soul and because we need
to return thanks to a loving God for all the many blessings each of us
you would like to become involved
in the life of St. Joseph Parish,
please contact the Parish Office
GROUPS RELATED GROUPS
EXPERIENCE ~ Coordinator - Kathi
Meetings: As needed; monthly bake sales held Sept.-June.
Adults and high school teens annually volunteer in the Housing Repair
Program based out of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Clintwood, VA.
PROGRAM ~ Ended January, 2010
Due to declining
attendance and revenue, the decision was made to end the program
as of January 23, 2010.
COUNCIL ~ Chairperson - TBD
The council works closely with the Pastor, the Parish Council in allocating
funds for short and long term obligations and plans to help the parish
carry out its overall mission.
Meetings: 1st Thursday of each month (or as needed) at 7:00 p.m. in the
SERVICE ~ As of September
30, 2010, St. Joseph's Food Service ceased to exist. Any inquiries about
use of Hughes Hall or any functions should be directed to the pastor at
the Parish Office
CLUB ~ President - Barb
in September, 1982,
the aim of the St. Joseph's Garden Club is to beautify
the parish grounds, assist the Worship Committee, and gain knowledge of
all aspects of gardening through education, experience and mutual friendship.
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center.
Events: Annual Christmas Boutique, speakers.
MINISTRY ~ Coordinator - Sr.
Joyce Schreiber, SND
Offering prayer, Holy Eucharist, encouragement and friendship
to the homebound of our parish.
TEEN ~ Ended Sept., 2012 ~ Youth Ministry Program Reforming
Our bi-monthly Sunday afternoon 5:00 p.m. Mass will not be resumed this Fall, 2012. Fr. Garvey's responsibilities Sunday morning at the parish and to prison ministry on the weekends at Portage County Jail and Trumbull Correctional Institute in Warren preclude offering another Sunday Mass. Since there is no longer a Sunday evening liturgy, the parish Life Teen program has been discontinued. We will announce possibilities for our high school youth as they develop
& SUPPORTIVE MINISTRIES ~ Contact
- Parish Office
A variety of people lending their talents to help provide a meaningful
worship experience in many ways including permanent deacon, lay leaders
of prayer, liturgical ministers, church linens, music ministry, ushers
& greeters, baptism ministry, wedding coordinator, church cleaners,
funeral luncheons, and collection counters.
MINISTRY/CHOIR ~ Music Minister - Bill
throughout the year, the music ministry invites anyone who has a love
and/or talent for music to please consider joining this friendly group
and participate in one or more aspects of Music Ministry.
Thursday of each week, 7:00 p.m. in the Church (additional practices during
Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter seasons as needed).
FAMILY LIFE COMMITTEE ~ Chairpersons
- Brian & Jennifer Hirsch
The Parish Family Life Committee strives to promote enrichment
of family life, to provide social opportunities for parishioners to meet
and interact, and to develop an awareness of the needs of singles, couples,
parents and retired members of our community. Currently, the group's main
focus is helping to coordinate the Lenten Soup Suppers, St. Joseph Feast
Day Celebration, the Easter Egg Hunt, and monthly Doughnut Socials.
COUNCIL ~ Chairperson - Fr.
The purpose of this Council is to respond to the movement of the Spirit
in the People of God, to work for a unified mission among its members,
and to plan, coordinate, and implement the pastoral goals and vision of
the parish and the Church. The Council serves as consultative and advisory
group to the Pastor.
Wednesday of the month (Sept.-May) or as needed at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish
COMMITTEE ~ Chairpersons
- Peggy Horvath, Linda
Ehlert, Cindy Clark
Serving the parish community with
delicious refreshments at various events and liturgical celebrations.
Meetings: As needed
JOSEPH CARES ~ Chairperson
- Carol Hetzel
in the Fall of 1997 (under the name of St. Vincent de Paul ~ reorganized
as St. Joseph Cares 6/2009), this group follows the parish mission statement
by responding to the corporal works of mercy through action, service,
Meetings: 1st Tuesday of every other month at 7:00 p.m. in the All-Purpose Room
Activities: Portage County Clothing Center, 2nd & 5th Tues. of each
month; Maplewood Care Center Bingo, 3rd Wed. of each month
Collections: Second full weekend of each month as parishioners exit from
WAY OF LIFE COMMITTEE ~ Contact
- Don Engelhart
Promoting the use of time, talent, and treasure
by all parishioners, this group strives to provide continuing education
to all parish members so that all realize that stewardship is not a program,
but a way of life.
Meetings: Committee Re-Organizing - meetings to be determined
FUND COMMITTEE ~ Eliminated with School Closing
St. Joseph School Educational Trust Fund was established February 20,
1984, with the purpose to establish financial stability for our school
now and in the future. Upon
the decision to close St. Joseph School in 2010 due to declining enrollment,
the funds were used to pay school bills and the Trust Fund was terminated.
Visit the Finance Council page for more details.
COMMITTEE ~ Inactive (handled through Parish Office)
and new parishioners are always welcome. Please contact the Parish
Office to introduce yourself or to register. At St. Joseph's we want
to make sure that no one becomes just a "member". Therefore,
upon contacting the Parish Office to register as a parishioners, a member
of the staff or ushers will meet with you, present you with a welcoming
packet, and personally welcome you to our community. We look forward to
COMMITTEE ~ Chairperson - Chuck
to prepare liturgical celebrations which are ‘truly the source and summit
of Christian life’, the main purpose of the Worship Committee is to enhance
the liturgy at St. Joseph's.
Meetings: 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center
ATHLETICS ~ Athletic Director - pending
The Catholic Youth Organization sports program offers young people of
the parish the opportunity to learn teamwork and sportsmanship, as well
as the fine points of the games in a Christian atmosphere. Visit this
page to view program updates.
SCOUT TROOP #575 ~ Scoutmaster - Rick
a part of the largest youth volunteer organization in the world, St. Joseph's
Boy Scout Troop #575 has been in existence since 1969.
Meetings: Tuesdays 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Hall or outside, year round
SCOUT PACK #3575 ~ Cubmaster - Mike
Offering this phase of Boy Scouts of America for 1st through 5th grade
(or 7-10 year-old) boys and their parents, St. Joseph's Pack #3575 offers
a year round Cub Scouting program.
through mid-May, meetings are held Mondays 7:00-8:00
St. Joseph School in
classrooms and Hall
(there will be no meetings on holidays, during school vacations, or if
schools are closed due to inclement weather). During the summer, May through
August, monthly Pack activities are planned.
Contact - Sandi Kotkowski
St. Joseph’s is part of the council known as Girl Scouts of North East
Ohio which serves girls and adult volunteers in Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana,
Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage,
Sandusky, Seneca, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Tuscarawas Counties (which
is divided into five service centers). Each school district organizes
troops for their area. For more information, please call your daughter’s
school office or the GSNEO Central Service Center at 1.800.864.9933 or
visit their website @ www.girlscoutswr.org
OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #3766 ~ Grand Knight - Rick
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Mondays 7:30 p.m. / Monthly Newsletter links avail.
Club Room: Open to members and friends every Friday evening, 7-11 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Hall, 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua, OH 44255 (just 1/4
mi. north of the State Routes 44 & 82 intersection).
Fr. John Cassidy Assembly of the K of C 4th Degree: Meetings
held 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Mantua K of C Hall
Women's Auxiliary - Open
to ALL Catholic women, age 16 and over. Meetings are held the third Monday
of each month at the Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall at 7:00 p.m. in the
upstairs clubroom. Contact: Annette Carlisle (330.527.2220)
GROUP ~ Contact - Lori
Informal aerobic exercise for a $2.00 per session. Participants are asked
to bring a mat and water bottle. Held Mondays and Thursdays (Sept.-May)
6:30-7:30 p.m., Back ½ Hughes Hall (please refer to weekly
bulletin for schedule changes).
UNION ~ Contact - Karen Helbig
The St. Joseph, Mantua, Federal Credit
Union was founded in 1964. In October, 1992, to provide better and more
efficient service, our credit union merged with SS. Margaret & Gregory
Federal Credit Union in South Euclid. The credit union, which is owned
by its members, has a three-fold purpose: to encourage regular savings
by its members; to provided low interest loans to it's members for any
good reason; and, to provide financial information & advice to its
members. Any parishioner of St. Joseph or member of their immediate family
is invited to join the SS. Margaret & Gregory Federal Credit Union.
For more information, please contact Karen Helbig (216.691.0242).
ANONYMOUS ~ Contact - Parish
Although St. Joseph's does not directly sponsor an A.A. Chapter, the parish
provides a meeting place on Wednesday evenings at 8:00 p.m. in Hughes
Hall. This program of total abstinence helps members maintain sobriety
through sharing experience, strength, and hope at group meetings and through
the suggested Twelve Steps for recovery from alcoholism. For more information,
visit the Alcoholics Anonymous site @ http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org
YOUTH BASEBALL ~ Contact - Valerie
(330.842.0228) or Jen Filippi (330.714.4224) Use of fields. Visit http://www.crestwoodyouthbaseball.com.
~ Contact - Katie Craft, Secretary (330.235.4191).
Field use for Fall & Spring seasons. For boys and girls ages 5-14
(must turn 5 during the season and must be younger than 14 on 8/1 or in
the 8th grade). For more details, please visit www.mantuasoccerohio.com.