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Music Ministry
Organist And Choir Director: Mr. Robert Fertitta                                               Cell - (203)722-8425                                            Home - (203)405-6145
Saint Joseph services are enhanced by its music ministries which include an adult choir and children choir.  He will also teach Gregorian Chant and polyphony.  Newcomers are always welcome to join our music program.

Altar Servers  
Contact Office:  Mrs. Anne Leclercq 
Monday-Thursday 9:00 A.M-3:00 P.M.  
                           (203) 748-8177
Parents who have children in the 4th - 8th grades that would like to become altar servers should contact the parish office.



Religious Education
Director: Mrs. Maria Merino-Schweitzer
Religious Education classes are held for students in grades 1-8. Enrollment in Religious Education takes place in the late spring and early summer.
Contact the Religious Education Office, (203) 778-1920, for details.

Bereavement Ministry
Contact Office:  
Bethany Mass once a month for currently deceased members of the parish.  Provides outreach to families and loved ones.


Respect Life Group
Coordinator:  Mrs. Anne Leclercq
Parishioners who are serious about their holy desire to transform the culture in which we live are making a difference.  The group is meeting to unite witness to the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death.


Eucharistic Ministers  
Contact Office:  Mrs. Anne Leclercq 
Monday-Thursday 9:00 A.M-3:00 P.M.  
                       (203) 748-8177 
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who serve the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass and to the sick and homebound.


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) 
Coordinator: Mrs. Margaret Curran  
RCIA is available year round to anyone who wishes to inquire about our faith, baptism, or to complete initiation as Catholics with the sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation.


Contact Office:  Mrs. Anne Leclercq
                       (203) 748-8177 
Readers who proclaim the Scripture at Mass and other liturgical services.



Saint Joseph Council of Catholic Women 
President: Mrs. Barbara Whitlock 
                (203) 791-0232 
The Saint Joseph Women's CCW meets on the second Monday of each month in the Carmen Lucia Buck Religious Education Building at 11:00 A.M.  The prayer shawl and rosary maker ministries are a part of this group. 

Liturgical Linen Services 
Contact Office:  Mrs. Anne Leclercq
Monday-Thursday 9:00 A.M-3:00 P.M.  
                       (203) 748-8177 
Responsible for the preparation and care of the altar linens. This includes the washing and ironing of purificators, corporals and altar linens.


Contact: Mr. George Ziegler
Volunteers who serve in the ministry of hospitality, offering a friendly welcome,assisting with seating, take up the worship offerings (the collections)


Men’s Group 
Contact:  Mr. Mark Azzara 
              (203) 947-4012
The Saint Joseph Men’s group meets Saturday at 7:00 A.M. in the Buck Religious Education Building.  Meetings end at 7:55 A.M. for those who wish to attend the 8:00 A.M. mass.


Volunteer Coordinator
Contact:  Mrs. Anne Leclercq


Youth Ministry 
Youth Minister: 
Contact:  Mr. Brian Walsh 
Saint Joseph Youth Group is open to all high school students in the Parish.  Meetings begin with a teen Mass at 5:00 P.M. on Sundays and continue in the Parish Center until 8:00 P.M.




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