Ministries - Spiritual Rejuvenation
Equally important to the physical renovation of the church was the spiritual development of the parish community. One of the signs of the vitality of the parish is its capacity of the lay people to exercise the various ministries as rooted in the Sacrament of Baptism. Each individual is endowed by God with various talents and gifts and is drawn by the Holy Spirit to make Christ known within and outside the parish community. It takes conscious and reflective thinking to rediscover what service each one is called to perform within our parish family. We cannot just be worshippers on Sunday, we have to be followers of Jesus Christ by working with and for Him on a daily basis. Consequently various ministries were established at St .Joseph Basilica including Evangelization, Eucharistic Ministers, Liturgy and Music, Stewardship, Welcoming Committee, Religious Education, RCIA, Youth Ministry, Lectors, Altar Servers, and the Bereavement Committee. These ministries staffed with lay people are capable and trained to assist the St. Joseph Basilica community in various spiritual, cultural and social needs. The church of tomorrow will depend more and more on the involvement of the laity. The work of the Ministries and the dedication of their members reflect the mission statement of Saint Joseph Basilica.