Women's Ministry

Spirituality, Fellowship, Knowledge, Service

We welcome all women, Catholic and non-Catholic. We are young and old, we come from various cultures and various states of life, from different educational and economic backgrounds and situations. We come as mothers, daughters and sisters, as blended families and single females, as members of religious communities and pilgrims seeking the path of God.

Vision and Goals

To create and encourage a safe, loving environment for all women who seek a deeper relationship with God and with one another through spirituality, fellowship, knowledge, and service in action.

Spirituality: To pursue a living relationship with God in liturgy and through growth in prayer. Examples may include: Prayers + Devotions, Prayer Trees, Group Prayer, The Ignatian Spirituality Examen, Women in the Bible, etc.

Fellowship: To participate in the community of St. Joseph through social interaction, community support, and shared experience. Examples may include: Social Events, Home Masses, Healing Circles, Prayer Intentions, etc.

Knowledge: To deepen our understanding and wisdom about our faith through study, reflection, conversation, and the various means that feed our intellectual desire for God. Examples may include: Book Readings, Bible Study, Different Orders of the Church, Role of Women in the Church, etc.

Service in Action: To expand the circle of grace found in the community of St. Joseph through active commitment to and loving solidarity with those on the margins of society; To live out our faith in the broader community. Examples may include: Engagement either individually or as a group through service projects at Monica's Village, Noel House, Christmas Giving Tree, Jubilee Women's Center, Food/Diaper/Toiletries Drive, etc.

Lending Library: The Women's Lending Library is located on a shelf in the Jogues Room (fireplace room) on the second floor of the Parish Center.

Parishioner Sue Grady has offered to loan some of her library books. You are welcomed and encouraged to visit the room during regular office hours and look over the books. The Jogues Room is part of the staff offices, so please check with the parish receptionist to see if it's available. There are instructions which clearly describe process for checking books out. There are no limits on how long you keep the book but we do ask that you carefully fill out the sign-out cards.

We hope you'll make use of this wonderful selection of very contemporary theology and spirituality books! Please contact Sue at sue.e.grady@gmail.com for more information.

Get Involved

Email women@ for more information.