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See all of the ministries and groups available at St. Joseph Shrine.

RE Connection         
Take a look at our newsletter letting you know what is happening in the area of religious education.
 Shrine Connection         
This is our quarterly newsletter filled with all kinds of information about the parish and our activities.

Caregiver Support Group

          Are you caring for a spouse, an aging parent, or another loved one?  Whether you do so on a regular basis, on an occasional basis, or from a distance, here is an opportunity to gather with others in similar situations.  All are welcome and you don't have to be Catholic to attend.
         The Caregiver Support Group meets every month in the family center on the 2nd Wednesday from 1:00 pm until about 3 pm 

Call Mary Smetana 592-5759 with any questions


Threads of Love is a Ministry where parishioners meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month at noon to sew, knit, crochet, and cross-stitch hand-made items. These items are then blessed by  Fr. Bob and given as gifts to those experiencing illness, troubling times,or to commemorate happy occasions. Anyone interested in joining or contributing materials can contact Mary Ouellette at 517-431-2287 or Anne Murphy at 517-431-2229.



St. Joseph Shrine’s Parish Health Ministry is a mix of people who work in health-related fields.  Some are actively working and some are retired.  Anyone who has gifts they believe they can share are welcome to attend our meetings. 

Each month we try to have bulletin articles and some activity, as monthly blood pressures (usually the 1st weekend of the month).  See below for our fall/winter themes: 

Call Diane Dover with any questions, 517-431-2275.


Parish Health Ministry Articles

Exercise class

Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00 am through the summer months and 10:30 during the winter months in the family center.  People at any level of fitness are welcome to participate.   If you have questions, call Susan Deneweth at 260-2322.

Altar Society 

All women of the parish are welcome to join in the Altar Society meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month at 12 noon (excluding January & February).  St. Joseph Shrine's Altar Society is an active group of ladies who meet in the Family Center on the third Monday of each month, at 12:00 Noon, for fun, food and fellowship.

We sponsor two Rummage Sales each summer, cook & serve funeral luncheons all year and purchase all items for the church altar needs.  In addition, we provide scholarships and donate to many worthy causes.  We would love to have your help with our many parish activities!!