Altar Servers help lead the community in Worship by assisting Father at Mass.
Eucharistic ministers assist in the distribution of the Holy Eucharist at all Masses.
Lectors proclaim the first two Scripture readings for the community at all weekend Masses.
The Liturgical Environment ministry provides an appropriate decor for the worship spaces of the church and gathering area, taking into consideration the liturgical seasons of the church year and colors of those seasons.
Ministry of Music
The role of music ministry here at St Joseph's is integral to the celebration of each liturgy and sacrament, and all of us are called to raise our voice in song to praise our Lord. Music is first and foremost prayer, a form of prayer that dates to the earliest times in the Church and continues today to lead each liturgy. Music assists us to express and share the faith that is within us and to nourish and strengthen our interior commitment of faith. If you have any questions regarding the Ministry of Music here at St Joseph's, please contact our Director of Music, at 262.662.2832 Ext. 15, or send a message to Jim Van Deusen.
- Liturgical Choir
The Liturgical Choir is open to all parishioners, high school age through adult, who enjoy singing and can carry a tune. To us, it doesn't matter what talent level you have, it is about enjoying singing to the Lord and giving thanks. The choir rehearses every Thursday evening in the church at 7:00 p.m. The choir normally sings at the 10:30 a.m. liturgy each Sunday and helps enhance the liturgy every weekend from September through Pentecost.
Cantors are parishioners, high school age through adult, who lead the congregational singing at all liturgies, as well as proclaim the Responsorial Psalm. Cantors are scheduled on a rotating basis, based on availability. This is one of the most important parts of the music ministry. Our Director of Music is a available for additional rehearsal, as well as training.
- Jam for the Lamb
Jam for the Lamb is a contemporary ensemble, led by teens with adult assistance. They minister to the LifeTeen Masses held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month from October to April. This group is made up of singers and instrumentalists, and is always open to new members. The style of music is a praise & worship, contemporary style. Practices begin at 4:15 pm on the Sunday of the LifeTeen Mass.
Instrumentalists are parishioners who play an instrument who would like to share the gift of music with the parish. Instrumentalists must have a intermediate to advanced skill level. This is an area in which we are in great need in our music ministry. The Director of Music is more than willing to help prepare and maintain all music for each musician.
- Join Us!
If you are interested in sharing your musical talents with the parish in any of these ways, please contact our Director of Music at 262.662.2832 extension 15, or send a message to Jim Van Deusen.
Processional Cross Bearers
Cross bearers lead the procession both at the beginning and at the end of Mass.
Ushers and Greeters
The ministry of Ushers and Greeters greet parishioners as they enter the gathering area on their way to Mass. Ushers also help find seats for parishioners, if necessary. In addition, ushers take up the collection, select a family to take the gifts up to the altar, direct traffic flow during communion distribution, hand out bulletins after Mass and prepare the pews for the next Mass.