St. Joseph Catholic Church

Adult Faith Ministries

Join us!  We have something for everyone.

Contact Christy, 501-327-6568


Beacon of Hope Ministry

Facilitated by Kathy Kordsmeier, [email protected] or 501-269-1998

Follow us on Facebook at Beacon of Hope Ministry St. Joseph Conway

You need not walk alone on your grief journey. Our volunteers are here to comfort and support you after the death of a loved one or other significant loss in your life. Many of us have experienced similar losses. A Lending Library and free CareNotes on topics related to grief and loss can be found in the entrance to the Church and Chapel. You can also access a 5 part DVD series called Grieving with Great Hope on or For the separated or divorced, resources can be found at The Beacon of Hope Ministry may be able to offer support groups and other events during the year. Watch the bulletin for details.  


Cancer Support Group

Cancer is a crazy ride, and everyone needs someone to talk to!  The St. Joseph Cancer Support Group is open to anyone affected by cancer; patients, family members and caregivers.  All faiths are welcome to attend.

Thursdays, 12:00-1:00pm in the St. Joseph After School Care Building.

Coordinator:  Beth Boucher


Christian Ladies

The mission of the C.L.O., which began at St. Joseph's in 1924, is to pray, offer support and encouragement, and to be stewards of the Catholic faith. CLO is open to all women 18 years of age and older. One of the group's major services is preparing food for funerals. It also provides bibs for baptismal candidates, crosses for the baptized, and Mother Love prayer books for new brides.

For more information contact: [email protected]


Close Knit Faith

A Close-Knit Faith Community began in 2007 with a vision to bring Christian women together to pray, knit/crochet and serve God.  We create lap robes for nursing home residents, children's hats for area hospitals, and baby items (toys, hats, sweaters, booties, blankets, etc.) for Life Choices.  Items created are blessed by our priests and then delivered to the organizations; many of them are Christmas gifts to the recipients.

Wednesdays mornings, 10:00-11:30am, in the St. Joseph After School Care Building (year-round)

  • Gospel reading, work in silent meditation, discuss, and end with intercessory prayer.
  • Yarn & patterns are available, or bring your own.
  • Participation is free and open to people of all faiths.
  • Current participants are ages 8 to 80+, no need to register just show up.
  • You don't have to know how to knit!  Join us for prayer and community!

Coordinator:  Cassie Bergschneider


Eucharistic Adoration

Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator.  It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Savior who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the "King of Glory," respectful silence in the presence of the "ever greater" God. Adoration of the thrice-holy and sovereign God of love blends with humility and gives assurance to our supplications.  —Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2628

Our Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration chapel was instituted in 1995.  The Most Blessed Sacrament is exposed in a monstrance for adoration by the parish faithful.  Prayers are quietly said for oneself, prayer requests, and peace.  More information can be found on the table to the right of the chapel entrance.  Adorers are always needed - Come and rest in the presence of our Savior.

Coordinator:  Karen Oxner, [email protected]

USCCB Page on Eucharistic Devotion


Frassati Society of Young Adults

The St. Joseph Frassati Society of Young Adults is open to ages 18-39 (single, divorced, widowed, married, children, no children).  Join us for Bible study, discussion, social outings, service projects and more.

Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:00pm, St. Joseph High School Cyber Café (Summer meetings are held at a local restaurant)

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Men of Faith Scripture Study

Study the Sunday Scriptures, enjoy fellowship and coffee too.  All men of the parish are invited.

Sunday Mornings, 9:15-10:15am, Parish Office Conference Room (located in the Century 21 Realty Office - our temporary Parish Office location).

Coordinator:  Dc. Jerry Joe Harrison, 501-428-0542


New Life in the Spirit (since 1977!)

We receive the Holy Spirit through Baptism & Confirmation, but we may not even know we have it.  We must release Him!  He empowers us!  All parishioners are welcome to join us.

Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:30pm in the Church

Coordinator:  Diane Coney

Our Purpose:

  • We are a powerhouse of Praise & Worship!
  • We listen as God speaks to us and through us
  • We have a teaching; an article or other resource
  • We listen to testimonies – answered prayer, sharing, etc.
  • We pray! Intercessory prayer, and prayer over each other

Come and discover your gifts of the Holy Spirit and how God may be calling you to use them.  1 Corinthians: Chapter 12


RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

RCIA is a spiritual formation process for anyone interested in learning about the Catholic Faith
and/or becoming a member of the Catholic Church.

Beginning August 23, 2016, Meetings are Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 PM, in the Parish Hall.

Coordinator:  Andrea Papini, 501-454-9147

RCIA is for adults (18 and over) who:

  • Are interested in learning about the Catholic Faith
  • Have never been baptized
  • Have been baptized in another Christian faith and are interested in the Catholic Faith
  • Are baptized Catholics who have not yet received the Sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation
  • Are married to a Catholic (and even attend Mass) and would like to take the next step in discerning if God is calling them to become a member of the Catholic Church
  • Are Catholic but want to learn more about their Faith (and consider serving as Sponsors)

A person may begin RCIA at any time during the year and the RCIA process continues over an extended period of several months. Those interested in learning more about RCIA and the Catholic Faith, or becoming a Sponsor, or those having any questions whatsoever about RCIA, are invited to call for more information.  We always look forward to meeting and talking with people about RCIA and the Catholic Faith.


Senior Saints

Senior Saints are now in our 21st year!!  Come join the FUNAnyone age 50 and up are invited to attend.  Songs, Prayer, Daily reading, Rosary, Snack, Bingo

Meetings are at the KC Hall, from 9:00-11:00am, every other Thursday 

Coordinator:  Jacqueline Kordsmeier, 501-329-1818.  Rides available if needed.


Sr. Rosy & Jovenes United Por Christ (JUPC)

A Bi-Lingual Young Adult Group for ages 18-35

Thursdays 7:00pm, Parish Hall Mtg. Room

Coordinator:  Sr. Rosy, 501-327-6568


St. Barbara’s Scripture Study

All women of the parish are welcome to attend.

Wednesday mornings, 9:45-11:45 am, St. Joseph After School Care Building.

Coordinator:  Sharon Rodgers, [email protected] / 501-730-4102

Fall  2017 Study: WISDOM:  God's Vision for Life (by Jeff Cavins & Thomas Smith)


St. Joseph Prayer Chain

Our parish prayer chain is always seeking new members.  If you are called to pray for others, please consider joining us.

Coordinators:  Nancy Moix 501-327-4960, Mary Dean Mainord 501-327-7899, Patty Moix 501-329-5851


Walking with Purpose

Walking with Purpose is a Catholic women's bible study to learn more about scripture, the Catholic Church and our Loving Father.  The ladies involved love the material and are growing together spiritually and communally. All women ages 18 & over are welcome to attend.  We have morning, evening & Spanish groups.  Free childcare is provided on Wednesday evenings.

Coordinators:  Christy Trantina, Erika Stobaugh, Brenda Navarro


Wednesday Night ‘Women of Faith’ Bible Study

All women of the parish are welcome to attend for Bible study and fellowship.

Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:00 pm, Parish Office Conference Room (located in the Century 21 Realty Office - our temporary Parish Office location).

Coordinator:  Barbara Kordsmeier, [email protected]

Fall 2017 Study: Galatians:  Set Free to Live (Jeff Cavins & Gayle Somers)


Women of Faith Scripture Study

Study the Sunday Scriptures, enjoy fellowship and coffee too.  All women of the parish are invited.

Sunday Mornings, 9:15-10:15, St. Joseph High School Teacher's Lounge

Coordinators:  Rose Breakfield & Becky Thornton


Woman to Woman (W2W)

Women 18 & over are welcome to participate in this special ministry for the women in our parish.  "Learning, laughing, leaning & loving."

Make plans to attend our upcoming retreat, October 2017 at the Subiaco Retreat Center.  Contact Barbara Kordsmeier, [email protected]

Additionally, W2W Forums are held 4 times during the year for ongoing spiritual and social time.