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Parish Life


Work involves pulling weeds around the church and multi-center during the growing season and watering plants. Many hands make light work. Time commitment of 2 hours per month.


Pre-Cana prepares engaged couples for marriage through discussion, activities and personal time for reflection. Training is provided. A time commitment of 20-25 hours is requested for each Pre-Cana Day a year. Volunteers need to be married. Committee meets the 1st Saturday in March.


Ladies meet each Wednesday from 9:00am-11:30am in the multipurpose room area. At present, ladies are working on a quilting project to generate income for various church needs. You may bring your own project to work on or join the quilters as they work on the current project. Learning to hand quilt is also available or ladies can come and socialize with each other.

Contact Person: Norma Dirks
Telephone: 618-395-3549


Retreats offer time for spiritual reflection and growth along our journey to becoming good stewards and disciples of Jesus. Retreats are offered for men and women of the parish at King’s House in Belleville. You are not being asked to sign up for a “committee” with this ministry, but we would like to know if you are interested in attending or participating in a retreat.

Women’s Retreats
Contact Person: Janet David
Telephone: 618-395-8273

Men’s Retreats
Contact Person: Dan Zwilling
Telephone: 618-392-2219


Volunteer helpers are needed to assist the secretary in counting the weekly collection. The work involves opening envelopes, recording amounts, and preparing the bank statement. Training is provided. Time commitment is 2 hours per week. Accuracy and confidentiality is required.

Contact Person: Kim Kocher
Telephone: 618-392-8181
Email: stjosephchurch_olney@yahoo.com