Together in Spirit


Staff Point person for  Safe Environment Practices is Bill Kusterman at [email protected] and (651) 784-3015 ext. 101.

With an active parish community here at St. Joseph of the Lakes, there are also plenty of opportunities to share your gifts of time and talent with the different ministries we offer. Check out the following needs:

Ministry Role/Need Time Commitment Contact
Faith Formation

If you have a desire to make Rosaries for people in need such as prayer warriors, first communicants, etc, this group is for you! The group meets on Sunday, January 29 after the 10:00 am Mass in Rooms 107 & 108

About an hour

Kristin Riess at 701.426.7631 or by email at: [email protected].


Faith Formation

The Faith Formation Team is looking for volunteers to help with the upcoming Reconciliation Retreat. The Retreat is on Saturday, February 4 from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon in the Great Hall. 


3 hours

Contact Sara Knoll at or call the parish office for more information.


Marriage Prep Prepare Couples who are interested in walking with those who engaged and preparing for the sacrament of marriage

Varies - but generally 6 to 8 hours per couple.

Andrea Grasse at [email protected]

Time Travelers Leaders for the kids in grades 1 -6 during the 10:00 am Mass

1/2 hour during the 10 am Mass

Amy Ward at [email protected]
Pastoral Care Homebound Eucharistic Ministers -visit with a homebound parishioner 1x a week. 30 - 45 Minutes - 1 a week Meisha Johnson in the parish office at (651) 784-3015 x108 or at [email protected]

Safe Environment Requirements

All employees, and volunteers who interact with minors, are required to complete and maintain safe environment credentials through the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

To ensure successful completion of the requirements, follow the information below before creating your VIRTUS account. If you have an existing VIRTUS account, contact Bill Kusterman at [email protected] or at 651-784-3015 x 101 for assistance so your account can be updated prior to login. 

Total Time Commitment: Approximately 95 minutes

  1. View or download instructions for the following by clicking the appropriate link: - New Virtus Accounts,    Returning Virtus Accounts 
  2. Set aside sufficient time to complete all items without logging out. *Please note that incomplete accounts may result in lost data, requiring you to repeat your setup.
  3. Read and follow the directions on the VIRTUS website in the order presented. You will:
    • Complete the Code of Conduct
    • Complete the Background Check application (SSN is required)
    • Complete Safe Environment Training (1 module, approximately 75 minutes)

VIRTUS website: Use Google Chrome browser and allow pop-ups for this website.

For more information on the Archdiocesan Safe Environment requirements, visit

Victim Assistance:

Victims of abuse may contact the Archdiocese’s Victim Assistance Program at 651-291-4475. Additionally, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis partners with Canvas Health, an independent and professional local care provider, to offer confidential, compassionate assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 651-291-4497.