For Couples in Our Parish

Natural Family Planning

One of the languages the human body “speaks” is the language of love, spoken in a unique way by the sexual powers. At its core, Natural Family Planning (NFP) is learning about this language of the sexual powers by observing, recording and interpreting the bodily signs of human fertility. In other words, NFP is fertility awareness, the knowledge of a couple’s fertility, and is a means of reading the body’s signs of fertility and infertility. Applying this knowledge through the Sympto-Thermal Method (STM) of NFP is over 99% effective in postponing pregnancy.The Couple to Couple League has a three-fold approach to teaching NFP:

  • The Sympto-Thermal Method of NFP.
  • The moral underpinnings for the NFP decision.
  • The promotion of exclusive and continued breastfeeding and its effect on fertility.

Natural Family Planning classes are offered on a regular basis at St. Joseph's.  Please visit www.ccli.org to search for upcoming class dates and times or for more information.  This is a wonderful class series for both engaged couples and married couples, whether newly married or married for several years.  Additional classes for postpartum and premenopause are also offered.

Parish Contact: Walter and Michelle Quinn  479-839-8029

Or go to www.ccl-ar.org for more information.

 

"Just Desserts" Couples Group

Just Desserts is a Catholic couples group that gets together, well... just for desserts, coffee and a group study. Meetings are once a month starting in September on Sundays at 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m for a little social time and then discussion on Christian topics.  

 “Just Dessert” team that makes this group possible- Janell Elser, Stefanie Schumacher, Christy Welcher, Laura Marble and Dara Yeager.

For more information, please contact Janell Elser

 

Coffee & Donuts 

Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut with fellow parishioners every Sunday right after our 9:00 a.m. Mass. We are always looking for volunteers to help with set up and clean up. If you´d like to help us, please contact Adam Parisi.

 

Greeters Ministry

Manifesting the welcoming and friendly nature of St. Joseph Parish, the volunteers of the Greeters’ Ministry take turns welcoming each parishioner with a friendly hello as they arrive for Mass. The volunteers consist of singles, couples and families who are scheduled approximately once every month to six weeks for greeting duty before their preferred Mass.

New volunteers are always welcome.  Please contact Joe and Terry Dushan at 

 

Nursery

Our nursery is open for every Sunday Mass (9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m). and special events, in Room 151.

For more information, please contact Luz Morlet at

 

Martha's Ministry

The purpose of Martha's Ministry is to provide a reception for families and friends of deceased parishioners after the funeral Mass. Our ministry is a great comfort to grieving families, removing the need for them to try to provide hospitality to family and friends who have gathered to celebrate the life of a lost loved-one.  Our volunteers receive deep satisfaction from easing the burden of those who mourn. The wonderful ladies that are part of this ministry help with set up, serving and clean up at the reception for the bereaved family and their guests.

We are always in need of volunteers! We always need Marthas to be “on-call”!

We also need food providers. The church provides the main dish, rolls and drinks, but we ask parishioners to help with side dishes and desserts. The food may be home-made or purchased, i.e. salads, casseroles, etc. 

If you would like to help with meals or with the reception, please contact Luz Morlet at 442-0890 ext. 203 or

 

Prison Ministry

Looking for volunteers!!! If you would like to be a part of the Prison Ministry, please contact the church office at 442-0890.

 

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