St. Joseph’s Social and Charitable Club has been in existence for more than 30 years and was formerly known as the Men’s Club.
The Mission of the St. Joseph’s Social and Charitable Club is to:
- assist the Church in its endeavors to provide sustenance to the poor and needy.
- promote and provide support to parishioners, both spiritual and economic.
- advance the fellowship of its parishioners.
The Social and Charitable Club meets on the fourth Sunday every month after the 10:00 a.m. Mass in the parish kitchen to sack meals for the homeless. Volunteers are welcome to join in this activity.
Annual dues for the Social and Charitable Club are $5.00.
The Club also collects food, personal items, and school supplies from parishioners every month and distributes these items to local charitable agencies serving the poor and the homeless. Items to be donated can be placed in the wooden box at the back of the church. The monthly schedule of collection items includes:
January – Canned Meats
February – Pork & Beans
March – Canned Vegetables
April – Cereal
May – Cookies and Crackers
June – Toiletries
July – School Supplies
August – Canned Fruit & Jello
September – Cereal
October – Macaroni & Cheese
November – Soup
December – Baby food & Supplies
One of the highlights of the Social and Charitable Club calendar is our annual Christmas Giving Tree for needy children and adults. Generous parishioners provide the gifts and the Club handles the wrapping and distribution. The Club also provides Christmas food baskets for needy individuals in our parish. Funds for the baskets are raised during the year through raffles, silent basket auction, and private donations.
To promote fellowship, the Social and Charitable Club hosts an annual St. Joseph Day luncheon, cooks a traditional Octoberfest breakfast and provides coffee and donuts to parishioners after masses twice a month.
In recent years the Club has adopted our military parishioners who are serving in Afghanistan and Iraq by sending them cards, toiletries, snacks, and telephone cards.
Volunteer opportunities are available with the Social and Charitable Club, and it’s a great way to meet parishioners.
Monetary donations are also welcome and help the Club carry out its many activities. Checks can be made out to St. Joseph Old Cathedral Social and Charitable Club and sent to the Church office or placed in the secure small box in the larger wooden box at the back of the Church.
We invite you to get involved and make a difference!