St. Joseph Catholic Church


Community Outreach

Good Steward

Bishop’s Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities exists to make parishioners more aware of pro-life issues, and to recruit volunteers to help meet those needs. This parish-based program relies on the diocesan and state pro-life offices for information and guidance. Its objectives are to coordinate parish implementation for the Respect Life Programs, promote and assist crisis pregnancy agencies, post-abortion counseling, and to foster public awareness of the need for a constitutional amendment and other laws and policies to restore legal protection to the unborn. Contact: Sandy Danek, 402.483.5726.

Evangelization: This parish organization follows the direction of our Lord to “go out and teach all nations.” This group is striving to find new ways to reach out to all people in Cathedral parish to live their faith more abundantly. Contact: Ron Schlautman,, 402.489.4073.

Healing Hearts (HH) is a grief outreach ministry that offers a Christ-centered approach to meet the needs of those who have lost a loved one. At Cathedral, trained volunteers, under the direction of the pastor, provide aid to the bereaved on a one-on-one basis, offering support throughout the grief process until services are no longer needed. For those who have lost an infant through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, HH provides a caring and supportive trained volunteer who also has experienced the loss of a baby. Contact: Sandy Danek, 402.483.5726.

Matt Talbot Kitchen furnishes nutritious meals at no charge for those in need. Two meals are served every day of the year to men, women and children. Cathedral volunteers prepare and serve meals at the kitchen on the third Tuesday of each month. Contact:402-477-4116.

Parish Nurse Program is run by volunteer nurses. A Parish Nurse does not provide direct patient care, but acts in a supportive role providing holistic, preventive care services and assisting in spiritual and emotional needs of the parish family. The program offers Life Screening testing, blood pressure screening on the first Sunday of the month, offering information about advance directives and medical durable power of attorney and education in health newsletters and medical updates. People interested in volunteering their time and talent can contact: Georgia Schroeder 402-488-4449..

St. Vincent de Paul Society: There is no need that is outside the concern of The Society of St. Vincent De Paul. An organization dedicated to serving Christ in our suffering brothers and sisters, SVDP seeks to put the gospel message into action: I was hungry, I was thirsty, I was a stranger, I was naked, I was sick, I was in prison–and you cared! YOU can help, too. Contacts: John, 402.483.2778 or Mike, 402.488.4840.

Stewardship is a spiritual program dedicated to teaching God’s message about the value and benefits of sharing our gifts of time, talent and treasure. People working on this program strive to research and fulfill the many needs of our parish community now and into the future. Contacts: Herb Reese, 402.421.1301.

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