Connect With Ministries

Ministries at St Joesph Parish, Fergus

On this page, the ministries at St Joesph Parish provide background information and upcoming events for each ministry. Our goal is to inform parishioners about all aspects of parish life. To learn more about any ministry in our parish, click on the appropriate link below.

Altar servers play a crucial and necessary role in the celebration of the mass. That is why we encourage any boy or girl from grade 4 and up to consider becoming an altar server. Right now we have over 30 servers but we can always use more just to make sure that all the masses are covered.
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The Catholic Women's League of Canada is a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God.
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From September to June, children ages 3 to grade 4 are invited to the hall during the 11am masses (after the first hymn, until the preparation of the gifts) for their own gospel lesson. A staff of committed volunteers teach age-appropriate learning based on the readings of the day.
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Extra-ordinary Ministers of the Eucharist serve the parish by assisting in the distribution of the Body and Blood of our Lord at Saturday Evening and Sunday Masses and at special feasts.
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The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's fraternal organization that was formed originally to provide insurance for widows and orphans of deceased members. Since its founding, the scope of the organization has increased to include raising funds for charitable works, supporting vocations, scholarships, and being active in promoting Catholic values, such as the right to life.
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The role of the Lector is to proclaim the Word of God at each of the Eucharistic celebrations.  The people in the ministry should have the noble and unselfish desire to tell the good news of God's love for the world in Jesus Christ.
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The traditional choir is lead by Frank Rider and brings there blend of beautiful voices to the Saturday mass as well as the 9 am Sunday mass.  John Rooyakkers leads our family mass (11am Sun) choir.
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If you are in need of some assistance, or know of someone needing help, with food vouchers or household goods, please call the parish office 519-843-2006 and leave a message. Include your name, phone number and address, and we will return your call as soon as possible.  The society is a non profit, volunteer organization that unites its members in the service of the poor in a humble and discreet manner.
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Ushers are an important in parish life as we welcome our regular parishioners and many visitors each week to our liturgies. The volunteers on this team fill many functions, such as helping people to be seated, ensure that parishioners get communion, and lots more!
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