Service Groups



St. Joseph Altar Society is for all women in the parish.  It is the women’s ministry of the church.  There is a general meeting the fourth Monday of the month, usually at 6:30 pm.  This organization sponsors many support missions within the church community.  Some of the functions they are involved in are:   sponsoring the Fall Dinner,  selling baked good at a booth at the Harvest Fest,  hosting luncheons after funerals, providing a Breakfast/Egg Bake after the Sunday morning mass on the 3rd Sunday of each month.  They also provide funding for the Bread & Wine at mass, funding & supplying paper goods for all programs, Kitchen & Dining room updates.  They also award 2 $500.00 scholarships annually, donate funds to Capital Campaign and host an Annual Women’s Brunch in the Spring.  They represent St Joseph Church at the community events of Martin Luther Chili Feed, Lenten lunches, & World Day of Prayer.    The Altar Society is divided into smaller groups: the divisions are: St. Therese, St. Pat, St. Elizabeth, St. Joan of Arc, St. Anne, and St. Margaret Mary.

 Altar Society Calendar 17-18 

Find your Altar Society Band



The Catholic Daughters of the Americas is a national organization of Catholic women who strive to embrace the principle of faith working thru love.  The Catholic Daughters undertake religious, charitable, and educational works on the local, state, and national level and throughout the world.  Locally, our Spearfish court strives to provide spiritual activities as well as provide financial support for numerous causes.  The organization promotes prayer and the public recitation of the rosary, engages guest speakers to speak concerning matter of faith, and sponsors several fund raising activities which help to support numerous worthwhile causes.


If you or a member of your family are no longer able to come to Mass on a regular basis, we will connect you with someone who will bring the Eucharist to your home.  We also provide instruction and guidance if you wish to take the Eucharist to your family member  or a friend.
Contact:  Janet Higbee  642-2306 


This requires compassionate people to make weekly visits to people in the hospital. 


This ministry finds rides to Mass for those in need of transportation. Prairie Hills Transit will now have a bus to pick you up at your home for Sunday 8:30 a.m. Mass. If you would like this service, please call 642-6668 by Friday to schedule a ride.



Makes and designs quilts to be given out at infant Baptisms.


The Welcoming Committee functions to welcome new parishioners into the parish and acting as a liaison by assisting new members to be as actively involved in parish life as their circumstances permit.