Together in Spirit


Staff Coordinator for Volunteers and Safe Environment Practices is Meisha Johnson at [email protected] and (651) 784-3015 ext. 108.

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
Lenten Card Writing

There are so many people in our community who are still feeling isolated and alone in the midst of this long winter….so let’s bring some cheer during this season of Lent. We are hoping to collect greeting cards with a simple message of blessing and love that we can send to parishioners, drop off at Care Facilities or give to Meals on Wheels participants. Cards may be dropped off by the information desk in the Gathering Space or at the parish office and we will pass them along to our wider community.

1 hour

Please turn in your completed Lenten Cards to the parish office by        March 25!

Loaves & Fishes Serving meals at St. Matthews in St. Paul from 4:30 to 7:30 pm

The 3rd Tuesday of every other month starting in December 2021

Contact Denise Walsh to join the serving crew at 651-784-3015 or [email protected]
Liturgal Minister Altar Servers 1 or 2 times a month Andrea Grasse at the parish office at 651-784-3015 x105 or [email protected]
Time Traveler's - Childrens Liturgy of the Word Leader 15 -20 Minutes during the 10:00 am Mass Amy Ward at [email protected]
Pastoral Care Homebound Eucharistic Ministers 30 Minutes - 1 a week Barb Uschold Anderson in the parish office at (651) 784-3015 x112 or at [email protected]
Multi-Media/ Sound Board especially for Saturday at 5:00 pm and Sunday at 8:30 am Operators/Workers 

1 1/2 hours on Saturdays and Sundays 

Anne Serwe in the parish office at                  (651)  784-3015 x103 or email at [email protected]
Ushers/Hospitality for Weekend Masses  Saturdays & Sundays for Mass times 1 2/3 hours Andrea Grasse in the parish office at (651) 784-3015 x105 or email 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 Meisha Johnson at [email protected] or at 651-784-3015 x 108 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.