Meetings and practice dates and times for these ministries can be found on the church CALENDAR.

Lectors

The lectors at St. Joseph proclaim the Word of God to the congregation at each Mass. They have been called to this special ministry in the Mass, and they follow the USCCB guidelines for lectors. If you feel a calling to join them, see the contact information below.

ENGLISH CONTACT: Pat Barcak – (512) 760-5270
SPANISH CONTACT: Maria Santellano – (254) 760-0568

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Those parishioners inspired to become Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion exhibit a great reverence for Jesus in the Eucharist. They play a vital role at Mass by helping to distribute the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. They also visit shut-ins and bring them the Eucharist as well. They follow the USCCB guidelines for EMHC ministers. If you feel a calling to join them, see the contact information below.

ENGLISH CONTACT: Kelley Zapata – (512) 760-6654
SPANISH CONTACT: Mary Helen Ortega – (254) 760-3132

Choirs

The mission of the choirs at St. Joseph is to lead the congregation in praising God and inspiring our parish community to grow in faith through music.

We invite you to join choir and share your gift of music! See contact information below.

There are 4 choirs at St. Joseph:
  • English Sunday Choir
  • English Saturday Choir
  • Spanish Sunday Choir
  • Youth Choir
ENGLISH CONTACT: music@stjosephrockdale.org
SPANISH CONTACT: palaciosvero2@gmail.com

Ushers

Our ushers at St. Joseph in Rockdale are usually the first people that someone sees as they come to the church for Mass. They are very welcoming and friendly, and we are proud to have them as the face of our parish. The ushers also play a part in security and safety at Mass. If you would like to join with them see the contact information below.

CONTACT: Maria Santellano – (254) 760-0568

Altar Servers

Altar servers play a key role at Mass helping the priest celebrate by performing essential duties. To be an altar server you must have made your First Communion, and you must attend special training. Serving is not limited to the very young. St. Joseph has had altar servers ranging from seven to seventy. If you or your child are interested in becoming an altar server, see the contact information below.

CONTACT: The Church Office – (512) 446-2049