We’re Called to serve

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit “

Matthew 28:19

Altar Linens Volunteers

These parishioners are dedicated to the care and cleaning of the altar linens and vestments.

Archbishop's Annual Appeal

These individuals assist the pastor in bringing awareness to the parish as well as assisting our parish to achieve the goal set by the Archbishop.

Bereavement Ministry

Most of us have experienced the death of a loved one and the painful, lonely time that follows; it is never easy. The Bereavement Ministry is here to accompany people on the journey through grief offering spiritual, emotional, and practical support.

The days after the death of a loved one are filled with many tasks. Once the Parish Office is informed of a death, a member of the Bereavement Ministry makes a contact offering our services. The Ministry is here to provide practical support to the family as well as consultation regarding the options for Scripture texts and music for the funeral liturgy, the Mass of Christian Burial. In both the Spring and Autumn of the year, a six-week support group will be offered by the team.

Collection Counters

These parishioners are responsible for tabulating the Sunday collections.

Family Gathering Volunteers

Assist the Faith Formation Office in setting up, serving, and cleaning up for Family Gatherings throughout the year.  The office will email or text families as these opportunities arise.

Food Pantry

We provide 300 to 350 adults and children per month two weeks of food supplies. The food pantry relies on volunteers and organizations to provide food and donations. The pantry operates five days a week and always looking for volunteers to serve those less fortunate in our community. 

Hope Heals

A ministry of encouragement and practical support for families facing the challenges of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

The Roman Catholic communities of Holy Trinity and St. Helen’s in Westfield, NJ, recently examined how they met the challenges of Catholic social teachings.  We learned that our parishes play an important role in the life of Westfield and its surrounding communities. We respond to the Gospel message by feeding the hungry, comforting the afflicted and finding shelter for the homeless. We have vigorous social action programs that respond to these and other social needs.

More information can be found here: http://www.pajcofhtandsh.org/

Peace and Justice

This Pro-life group is a prayerful and peaceful presence in the community attesting to the sacredness of all life from conception to natural death. They affirm the beauty of life, encourage prayer and inform parishioners of pro-life issues as well as extend loving expressions of care to those faced with crisis pregnancies and other related dilemmas.

Respect Life Ministry

Assist the catechist in the Sacrament classes.  Teens or adults may volunteer as aides.  Aides can volunteer for one or both sacraments.

Sacrament Class Aides

Our second graders prepare for Reconciliation in the fall and First Eucharist in the spring by attending classes in the Parish Center and working with their parents (the Domestic Church) at home.  There are 3 classes scheduled for Reconciliation and 3 classes and a rehearsal scheduled for First Eucharist.  Catechists can teach for one or both sacraments.  There are classes on Monday evenings and Tuesday afternoons.

Sacrament Catechists

Sandwiches are always needed for St. Joseph's Soup Kitchen. We gratefully accept bagged lunches or just sandwiches. If you'd like to donate please prepare sandwiches with 1lb. meat & 1lb cheese. Please individually bag/wrap sandwiches and put them in the large bag the bread was in. Please do not put condiments on the sandwiches.  

Please drop off sandwiches on the 2nd Sunday of each month between 7:30 am and 1:00 pm in the Gathering Room of our Parish Center.

Sandwich Group

These volunteers cook and serve meals to the people in need at St. Joseph’s Social Service Center. This is done on a monthly basis.

Soup Kitchen

Meet for a total of 22 Sunday’s from late September through early May to share their faith with our first through eighth graders.  Classes take place in Holy Trinity school from 10:15-11:30.

Sunday Catechists

Assist the catechists in the Sunday classes.  Teens or adults may volunteer as aides.

Sunday Classroom Aides