The Ministry & Service Commission coordinates the ministries that provide care to meet the special needs of parishioners. The ministries include:
- Arts and Crafts Group
- Bereavement Meals
- Guadalupe Ministries
- Prayer Quilt Ministry
- Rosary Guild
- Spiritual Direction
- Stephen Ministry
- Vocation Promotion
Contacts: Imelda Quiroz, Parish Receptionist
Arts and Crafts
The Arts and Crafts group, as part of the Catholic Christian family of St Joseph – Honey Creek, meets regularly to create and prepare various articles to sell at parish functions that benefit our Church.
Contacts: Estella Marquez
At the request of the bereaved family, members of this ministry ascertain the amount of food that will be needed in order to feed the immediate family as well as their friends and neighbors at a gathering immediately following the funeral service. The food is prepared by numerous volunteers and includes salads, meats, vegetables, condiments, tea, coffee, and desserts.
Contacts: Carol Smith and Barbara Wehe
Society of Our Lady of Guadalupe
The members of this ministry will organize and support the cultural celebrations and activities such as the celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Posadas, and the booth at the Parish Festival, that all contribute to the spiritual and community development of the Spanish speaking members of the parish.
Contacts: Esmeralda Gutierrez
Honey Bee Prayer Quilters
To give comfort and peace through quilts stitched with love and prayers.” Our prayer quilts are made and presented to individuals suffering from serious accidents or chronic illnesses (physical or psychological), and to men, women, and children of all ages, including infants. If you are a quilter or would like to learn to quilt and provide comfort to those in need, please join us. We meet every Thursday in Room 202 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Bring a lunch and the desire to serve others.
Contacts: Jenny Jung
The Rosary Guild promotes Marian Rosary Devotion providing rosaries to many parish groups like the RCIA, hospital visits, First Communion, Baptisms, and the parish chapel. The Guild improves understanding of the rosary through formal and informal instruction. Special projects include regulation approved rosaries for the troops overseas and teaching anyone interested how to make mission rosaries and chain rosaries.
Contacts: Jackie Baer
The Spiritual Direction Ministry consists of individuals trained by St. Peter Upon the Water to perform the duties of Spiritual Direction for members of our Parish. Spiritual Direction is help given by one Christian to another which enables that person to pay attention to God's personal communications to him or her, to respond to this personally communicating God, to grow in intimacy with God, and to live out the consequences of this relationship.
Contacts: Frances Coale
This ministry provides a confidential, one–on–one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. These difficulties may include the loss of a loved one, divorce or separation, the loss of employment, incarceration, a terminal illness, and many other challenges. A Stephen Minister could be assigned to provide spiritual encouragement during these difficult times by listening, praying, and walking with you in Christ.
Contacts: Judy Pawelek
The Vocation Promotion Ministry fosters a “culture of vocations” through prayer, invitation, and service. By inviting every person in our parish to be an active participant in the vocation effort, we work to promote vocations from St. Joseph – Honey Creek and world wide.