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Catholic War Veterans

The objectives for this group are as follows: For God, For Country, For Family.  They aid in the development of an enlightened patriotic American Youth, they assist veterans and widows, as well as dependents of deceased veterans.  They provide flag service for Catholic Veteran’s funeral service. Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month in the parish hall at 6:30 p.m. This gathering includes a business meeting as well as a social time which usually includes food. The contact person is Post Commander Jerry Wagner, phone number: 863-640-4439.

Ministry to the Sick

This is a lay ministry to bring Holy Communion to those in our parish who may be homebound, hospitalized, or in nursing home/retirement facilities.These ministers must first be trained by the Diocese as Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion and fingerprinting is required. There is also a training program for these ministers to the sick which is also required.  Contact: Dianne Kelter 863-682-0555 ext. 245.

Ministry of Consolation/Grief Support Group

Lay parishioners in this ministry provide support to individuals or families experiencing a period of grief and mourning after a death.  This includes providing a minister and assistance with planning of a wake service/vigil service prior to the funeral mass, as well as the liturgy for the funeral mass and burial. These ministers may also assist with reception arrangements. The Ministers of  Consolation/Grief Support may also assist anyone interested in prearranging a funeral.  Contact: Jeri Tapley (863) 682-0555

Faith and Light

This a spiritual outreach for people with intellectual disabilities, their families, and their friends. The mission is to create bonds of friendship between all members and to reveal each person’s unique gift and beauty! Meetings are held once a month at Resurrection Church on the Val Sheedy Center. Call Dee Miller at 863-66-4245 for further information. You can also visit www.faithandlight.org.

Legion of Mary

Legion of Mary is a world-wide organization through which Catholic men and women form an army for Mary to do spiritual work for the glory of God and His church.  
Some of the apostolic work includes visiting the homebound, distributing the Eucharist, transportation, volunteer work at the church, participation in R.C.I.A., attending funerals and wakes and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  

St. Joseph’s Faith Community has two Legion of Mary Praesidiums.  Weekly meetings are held on Mondays at 2:00 pm for Our Lady of Sorrows Praesidium and on Thursdays at 6:30 pm for the Queen of the Universe Praesidium.  Both meetings re held in the Pastoral Center Conference Room.  Please consider joining us in honoring Our Blessed Mother at one of the meetings.  If interested, please contact either of the names below.

OUR LADY OF SORROWS
President, Wade Marsh (863) 409-0909
MEET on Mondays at 2 p.m. at
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Conference Room

OUR LADY OF VICTORY
President, Victoria Lee (863) 816-4649
MEET on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at
Resurrection Catholic Church Conference Room

QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE
President, Johanna Emory
(863) 686-8716
MEET on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Conference Room

Contact: Johanna Emory (863)686-8716, Bernadine Geis (863) 430-7836

Prison Ministry

Visiting the imprisoned is one of our Corporal Works of Mercy.  Ministers are trained by the Prison System to provide fellowship to the imprisoned.  The Diocese is beginning a process of certification in addition to the training already in place through the state and county jails. Sr. Rose Christina Momm along with our priests and some parishioners have been active in this ministry for years tending to their social and spiritual needs.  

If you would like to join them in bringing Christ to the imprisoned, please contact the number below.

Contact: Resurrection Catholic Church (863) 646-3556