St Joseph Gardening Ministry is helping to build the City of God…by planting, cultivating and weeding the gardens surrounding our parish to bring out the beauty of God’s creation. He has given mankind guardianship over the plants of the earth. We return the trust HE has placed in our hands by our continuing effort is to make the city of God, here at St Joseph’s, the brightest and most colorful display of God’s glory.
Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen
We serve the hungry of the Lake Ronkonkoma area on Fridays at 5:00 PM with no questions asked. We begin preparing food at 3:00 PM and finish clean up by 7:00 PM. Our volunteers help with shopping, picking up donations, preparing food, serving, and cleaning up. Members must be 16 years old, VIRTUS training and a background check are required along with an interview with our volunteer coordinator.
Ministry team members will serve as host and hostesses for various events. Members coordinate and organize church-wide receptions and social events, arrange for food and supplies to be used at the hospitality event, and decorate the area. This ministry brings the church community and often the extended community together, often across ethnic, racial, class, and cultural lines, creating a stronger sense of community.