St. Joseph Catholic Church

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Acolytes and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC): These ministries are a means for men to offer service at Mass both at the altar and in the distribution of Holy Communion. In order to become an acolyte, one must attend preparatory classes. Acolytes are installed at a special Mass celebrated by the Bishop in the spring. Once an acolyte is installed, he is encouraged to serve as an EME. EME’s bring communion to homebound and institution-bound parishioners on Sundays. Contact: Al Zach, 402.423.2627, Al-Zach@cdolinc.net

Altar Servers: This ministry offers an opportunity for boys in fifth grade through high school to participate in the celebration of Mass in a very special way. General training begins after Confirmation. Being an altar server at Cathedral has the added dimension of having the opportunity to serve on a Pontifical Crew (serving for the Bishop). Contact: John Wisdom, 402.420.1193 jwisdom@neb.rr.com

Cathedral Prayer Line members intercede for your special intentions. Contacts: Mary Curran, 402.617.2233; Barb Witkowicz, 402.483.5105.

Lectors & Readers: This ministry is a means for men and women to offer service at Mass by reading scripture and specific prayers. To become a lector, one must attend preparatory classes. Lectors are installed at a special Mass celebrated by the Bishop in the spring. Contact: Dennis Hruby, 402.466.5559.

Legion of Mary began as a lay organization in Ireland in 1921 to help the growth of an authentic ecclesiastic communion in the parish and to reawaken missionary zeal. It has the apostolic Blessing of Pope John Paul II. The object of the Legion of Mary is to glorify God through the striving to holiness of its members developed by prayer, study and service, in cooperation with the pastor of the church and in union with Mary, for the intent of bringing Christ to those in need. Active members study the Handbook, pray a daily rosary, attend weekly meetings, and perform two hours of weekly work assignments. Auxiliary members pray a daily rosary and the prayers of the Legion. Contact: . Junior Legion of Mary. Contact: J.

Perpetual Adoration was started at Cathedral in 1959. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, there is a person praying in the presence of Jesus in the Tabernacle. As one adorer put it: “When I come to my hour with you, Lord Jesus, my soul takes on a loving peace which I cannot explain.” You can be a regular or substitute adorer. Contact: Rita Santana, 402-421-2918.

Rosary for Life is for anyone who would like to meet at the Holy Family Chapel at 6:30 PM on Monday nights to pray the rosary. The intention of the rosary is respect for all human life, and especially an end to abortion. Contact: Marcie Kalvoda, 402.489.4019.

LOTW (Parish Retreat Program): Retreats are given by our own parish priests and fellow parishioners. Held over a weekend at Cathedral, retreats provide an opportunity to grow closer to Jesus and to make and renew friendships in Christ with fellow parishioners as a Catholic Christian Community. Contact: Marron Keady, 402.489.9975.

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