Knights of Columbus
Ancient Order of Hibernians
Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians
The Virgin of the Barangay (Our Lady of the Village)
Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts
St. Joseph - St. Thomas School Marianite Center
Family School Association (FSA)
Bereavement Support Groups
Catholic Daughters of the Americas - Court St. Veronica
Christ the King Prayer Group
Holy Name Society – Men’s Club
Ministry to Seniors
St. Nino Prayer Group (Holy Infant of Jesus)
St. Vincent de Paul Society
St. Edward's Food Pantry
The Knights of Columbus, an international fraternal organization of Catholic men who bring our faith to life in service to others. Stozenthaler Council, one of the largest and most active in New York State, includes men of all ages who perform charitable service to others and enjoy the benefits of stronger family life and deeper faith.
A Catholic women's organization, which affiliates itself to the Knights of Columbus. The patroness of the Columbiettes is the Blessed Virgin Mary - let us be ever mindful of the responsibility which is ours, by emulating her in purity, and by imitating her as a Mother, for we, as Catholics know, that she is the foundation of all true motherhood.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians is a Catholic fraternal organization whose members have lineage to Ireland. The A.O.H. is a world wide organization that promotes "friendship, loyalty, and Christian charity". St. Columcille - Division 4 encompasses the South Shore parishes. The St. Columcille Irish Cultural Center is an affiliation of this division.
The L.A.O.H. is affiliated with the A.O.H. and performs community service and charitable fund raising. The L.A.O.H. maintains the prerequisite of having blood lines to Ireland, and be in the good graces of the Catholic Church.
The Virgin of the Barangay group meets monthly for Mass and devotion to Our Lady of the Barangay. In addition, an icon of Our Lady is transferred from home to home throughout its membership to pray the Rosary as a family.
The parish Sports Council maintains a quality program to fit the needs of all the school age children. The managers and coaches are all seasoned veterans in their sports field. The parish also maintains a very favorable relationship with the Catholic Youth Organization sports program. The parish currently maintains teams in basketball, soccer, bowling, swimming, track and field, cross country, and cheerleading, For more info, please visit the sports pages of this site.
Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts
Boys and girls under separate leaderships and different levels enjoy creative and fun ways to enjoy their leisure time in a Christian setting. The friendships and experiences are long lasting, in a safe and supervised environment.
St. Joseph - St. Thomas Parish School is a middle states accredited school, which is centered on Christ the Teacher. Our teachers are highly qualified, dedicated, caring people. We offer a pre-K 3 program and a full day pre-K 4 program. National, state, city and local organizations contribute valuable scholarship and award opportunities to our graduating eighth grade students. Our computer studies program integrates classroom studies with state of the art equipment. Our students benefit from a well-rounded education that provides for their intellectual, physical, and social growth. For more info, please visit the school page of this site.
Religious Education for students in the public schools. The goal of our catechetical program is to teach students what a Catholic believes, involve students in the life of the parish (worship, service, and community), assist parents in imparting the Catholic faith to their children as a living and life-giving faith, and encourage parents to continue their own religious development. For more info, please visit the religious ed page of this site.
The mission of the St. Joseph - St. Thomas Family School Association is to provide opportunity for open communication among all members of the school community; to help nurture and display the positive Christian spirit of the school; to support the faculty, administration and school with a corps of volunteers to organize fund-raising and spirit-centered events and special programs that enrich the school days of our children and express our commitment to quality education in the Catholic tradition. Membership belongs to all parents of St. Joseph - St. Thomas School children.
Our Bereavement Ministry offers support groups to both adults and children (in separate groups) grieving the loss of a loved one. In a confidential setting, the groups offer the participants a safe place to talk, cry and share feelings with those who understand and care. Our children's program also deals with divorce and other types of separation.
The bible study meets on Thursday nights at 7:30 PM in Finn Hall. We are currently in the final chapters of studying Genesis. The purpose of the study is to deepen our Catholic-Christian faith within the framework of studying God's divine word, the Sacred Scripture. The Church since its inception 2000 years ago has the used the scripture as once source of the divine word. We are trying to maintain that tradition by using the guidelines of the Church to interpret scripture properly. The group is open to anyone interested in deepening their love of Christ through His word.
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas are a philanthropic group of ladies. These ladies raise funds throughout the year for various organizations.
Christ the King Prayer Group meets every Tuesday evening at 8:00PM in St. Thomas Church Chapel. The prayer begins with the recitation of the Rosary and the Divine Chaplet. Every fourth Tuesday of the month there is a healing Mass at St. Joseph's Church.
The Holy Name Society is open to all men of the parish who seek to deepen their faith with likeminded men. This organization serves our parish in a wide variety of ways, while encouraging one another to stronger faith.
Ministry to seniors collaborates with volunteers and staff to develop and sustain needed programs for older adults. Parish volunteers provide supportive and practical services for seniors and other persons, to enrich their lives and enable them to continue to live at home.
Members of this charismatic prayer group assemble each Monday at 8:00PM at the receiving room of the Parish Center for shared prayer to the Holy Infant.
Based on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, the St. Vincent de Paul Society reaches out, in a confidential manner, to those who need assistance with food and other services. The Society is responsible for the collection and distribution of backpacks at the beginning of the school year, and gifts left at the giving tree during Advent.
St. Joseph - St. Thomas Parish Family is in partnership with the St. Edward's Food Pantry on the grounds of Mission of the Immaculate Virgin Mary (Mount Loretto). Our members collect food in our parish and stock the food pantry. They also staff the pantry twice a month. We partnership this critical service with the Knights of Columbus and three other parishes.