Are you visiting or wanting to Join St. Joseph the Worker Parish?
If you would like to know more about our parish, pick up a New Member Registration Folder. They can be found in teh literature racks near both entrances. Please take one.
If you are interested in joining the parish, please comple and return your completed Registration form and the Commitment to Parish Life form which are found in the folder. You can also contact Barb by calling her at 763-400-7207 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download a Welcome & New Member Registration Kit pdf
Save the Date! – September 11
Helping survivors of abuse:
Recently the Archdiocese of St. Paul/ Minneapolis presented their bankruptcy plan to the courts as one step in the resolution of helping people who have been abused by Catholic Church personnel. Information about this plan is found in the display cases in the gathering area of the church. There are many more individuals who have been abused and experienced domestic violence. All of them deserve praise for their willingness to come forth with their stories and our support as they seek to recover. Abuse of any sort demeans the individual who then suffers from a lack of self-esteem. This makes it difficult to function in the world on many levels.
It causes me great distress, and it should cause you to pause, when we hear of the staggering numbers who are abused. 1 in 3 youth say they have experienced unwanted and undue pressure in the area of sex by the time they graduate from high school. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, about 18% of women have been raped during their lifetime and approximately 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls are sexually abused before the age of 18.
The challenge for all people, especially Christians, is how to help them rise from the ashes of this destruction to begin healing so they can start living among the rest of the world. One of the ways we can help is by approaching each individual with the realization that they have a story that is uniquely their story. No two people are in the same place mentally and everyone reacts to the world around them differently. Some people do not like crowds. Some people do not like to be touched. Others become withdrawn. Everyone is different. So when you meet and greet people around the community be aware that you know very little about their life and their inner state of mind. Gentleness, patience, and understanding are good tools to put into your carrying bag when we deal with people. I encourage you to be aware of those around you and be cognizant that people are in different places. Treating others with respect and being non-judgmental goes a long way to giving people the space they need to move along on their own journey through life.
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church is a growing and faith-filled Catholic community of more than 2,500 families. We have been serving Maple Grove, Plymouth and the surrounding suburbs from this location since 1976.
"Our faith family is striving to be a welcoming, spiritually vibrant community, celebrating the challenge to live the mission of Jesus Christ."