The mission of the Caritas Committee is, “Sharing our compassion and treasure with our neighbors in need.” The Committee, a sub-committee of the parish Finance Council, was formed for the purpose of stewarding the distribution of funds gathered in a special collection taken on the fifth Sunday of months with five Sundays. These funds are to be shared with charitable nonprofit organizations whose policies are in line with Catholic principles and teaching.
Caritas Committee meets 4 times a year to review and select a charitable organization – local, state, national or international – to receive one quarter of the next Caritas weekend collection.
> Be registered members of St. Joseph Parish for at least six months.
> Be confirmed Catholics at least 18 years of age.
> Attend Mass regularly and be contributing members of the parish.
> Not have a spouse currently on Pastoral or Finance Councils nor on the Caritas Committee.