Social Ministry

St Joseph Table

Every 2nd Friday and 4th Wednesday of the month, St. Joseph Parish hosts a dinner for those in need of a hot meal in the Parish Hall from 5:30pm – 6:30pm.

Social Committee

This Committee’s purpose is to plan and coordinate social activities for parishioners of all ages.  Past events include the St Patrick’s Day celebrations with scones and entertainment, the Mother and Daughter Tea and Fashion Show and the Little Back Dress workshop.

Coffee and Donuts

Coffee and donuts are available every Sunday in the parish hall after the 9:00 Mass. This time for socializing offers an opportunity for all to get to know their fellow parishioners. We give special thanks to the hospitality of the volunteers who serve.

Homebound and Nursing Home

This Committee offers many opportunities to live out Jesus’ message to love one another. Volunteers provide the Eucharist to shut-ins and nursing home patients, visit hospital patients, and the annual Mass of Anointing and Luncheon for the Elderly.

  • Nursing Home and Hospital Visitation
  • Melrose-Wakefield Hospital
  • Bear Hill, Kirkwood and Oosterman Nursing Homes

Eucharistic Ministers bring the Eucharist to Nursing Homes weekly, pray the Rosary, and sing hymns and “Oldies But Goodies” with the patients. Volunteers visit the sick of our community at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

The St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Joseph Parish is committed to assisting the needy of our parish and community. Its members offer a sense of caring and concern to those in need. We do not approach the needy as critics, but as friends. Our purpose is not to assess blame, but to help our neighbors achieve satisfying solutions to their difficulties. Members of St. Vincent de Paul find in their service to the poor an opportunity to serve God, who in a very special way has identified Himself with the poor. Members assist with our semi-annual Mission Drive each fall and spring to collect food for the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry and the Society makes a monthly donation to the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry.

Soup Kitchen Program – My Brother’s Table, Lynn MA

3rd Thursday of each Month
Over 400 hundred people are served each night at this soup kitchen.
Our commitment involves serving food to the needy on the first Wednesday of each month with volunteers serving three times a year. Volunteers assist in the serving of food from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Rides are provided from St. Joseph’s parking lot.

2nd Weekend of each Month
Parishioners donate snacks and desserts which are delivered to My brother’s Table in Lynn. Food donations may be left in the library of the Church foyer.