St. Joseph Community Food Shelf
The St. Joseph Community Food Shelf seeks non-perishable food, personal care items and monetary donations throughout the year. Items can be placed in the Food Shelf cart located under the balcony in the church. Cash contributions can be mailed to the parish office or placed in the Sunday Offering basket; checks should be payable to "Church of Saint Joseph" with "Food Shelf" on the memo line. All donations are needed and welcomed.
The Food Shelf, located at 25 1st Ave NW, is open 1:00 – 3:00 pm on Mondays and Thursdays. Clients must live in the St. Joseph area. To receive assistance, clients must have a picture ID and verification of address. For further information, please contact the parish office at 363-7505, ext. 100.
Joe Town Table
All members of the St. Joseph community are invited to Joe Town Table, a free meal served on the fourth Sunday of the month from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm at the St. Joe Legion. Volunteers are needed and welcomed! Please contact Central MN Catholic Worker to volunteer. Joe Town Table is sponsored by The Church of Saint Joseph, Resurrection Lutheran Church, Gateway Church, Central MN Catholic Worker, Saint Benedict’s Monastery, and the College of Saint Benedict.
Fare for All
All are welcome to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, and frozen meats from Fare for All, a budget-stretching program that allows people to save money on their food purchases. Fare for All is available one Monday a month at Resurrection Lutheran Church in St. Joseph.
What’s happening in our diocese in the area of social concerns and social justice? Visit the Department of Social Concerns for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud.
Central Minnesota Catholic Worker
Central MN Catholic Worker, based in St. Joseph, is committed to the work begun in the 1930’s by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin focusing on hospitality, shared prayer and clarification of thought. Facebook
Catholic Climate Covenant
Join Catholics taking action in our families, parishes, schools and communities to reduce our carbon footprint, care for “the least of these” (Matthew 25) and raise our voice on behalf of Creation and the poor: Catholic Climate Covenant.
Then the king will say to those on his right, “ Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.”
- Matthew 25:34-36
Amen, I say to you, whatever you did
for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.- Matthew 25:40