St. Joseph Parish

Springfield, Illinois


Weekend Mass Schedule

Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m.

Upcoming Events

Tue, Dec 11th, @7:00am
Tue, Dec 11th, @3:00pm
Staff Meeting
Wed, Dec 12th, @5:30pm
Wed, Dec 12th, @6:15pm
Social Concerns
Thu, Dec 13th, @7:00am
Hospitality Print E-mail

Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. (Romans15:7)



What is our vision?

The greeters ministry vision is to create a welcoming atmosphere within our church as members of the Body of Christ.

Why is this important?

Hospitality is an important element in fostering a deeper sense of community within the assembly. The greeters ministry is rooted and centered in Christ and helps draw the assembly together as we participate and celebrate Mass.

What are the responsibilities and duties of Greeters?

  • Greeters should arrive 20-25 minutes before the start of Mass.

  • Greeters need to be familiar with the location of restrooms, along with the wheelchair, assisted hearing devices, and other vital services the parish provides.

  • Greeters should remember that greeting is an important ministry - not just a job or a task to be done. As Greeters, we help show the assembly the welcome and hospitality of God's love.

  • The Holy Spirit gives each Greeter the special talents and skills that make their ministry fruitful in building up the Body of Christ.

  • Greeters should be present and attentive during Mass. They should be united with the assembly as they participate in the Mass.

The Greeters Ministry has a very special role at the liturgy. We as Greeters give a warm Welcome to everyone, and make them feel welcomed as we prepare to celebrate the Holy Eucharist. We are called by God to ministry by offering hospitality in the name of Christ.


Ushers assist at the weekend liturgies by helping with seating, handling the collection, arranging for volunteers to carry the gifts to the altar, directing communicants to the sanctuary, rendering assistance in the case of illness, and distributing the parish bulletins. Ushers also help to prepare the Church building for the next liturgy. Ushers need to be familiar with all the services the parish provides.  For more information please contact Paul Mueller (522-6787). 

Diocese of Springfield