Fellowship Groups

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)

The CYO program provides athletic and spiritual enrichment to children from grades K to 12. Students who attend St. Joseph School or the St. Joseph Parish SRI program are invited to join. The program includes boys and girls basketball and girls volleyball. The teams play against other teams in the Harrisburg diocese. Contact: Athletic Association,

Emmaus Men's Scripture Beakfast

This group is open to all men and meets on the last Saturday of each month at Perkins Restaurant (300 W Eisenhower Dr.) at 7:00AM. The morning begins with reading a Scripture passage chosen by a volunteer leader followed by a discussion of the passage and its application to our faith. Fellowship abounds and breakfast (ordered from the menu) is enjoyed during our hour together.
Contact:  Deacon Tom Aumen,, (717)637-5236

Emmaus Young Adult Group

Emmaus is a Catholic young adult group that welcomes men and women aged 18 to 35. We gather for community events and Scripture Study at least twice each month. Contact: Paige Bell,

Encounter Youth Ministry

Encounter Youth Ministry invites 6 th to 12 th grade students to learn about God’s love and encourages participants to live as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ while building healthy relationships with fellow students. High School students meet on the 3 rd Sunday of each month from 6:00PM-8:00PM. Middle School students meet 4 times each year.Contact: Fr. Rothan,

Fitness, Fellowship and Faith (F3)

F3 is a fitness and fellowship group whose mission is to invigorate male community leadership. This fitness program is open to all men, of all fitness levels and physical abilities (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult) and is peer-led, free, and always outdoors. Meet Saturday mornings from 7:00AM-8:00AM at Kids Kingdom. Contact: Ralph Jodice,, (703)436-4378

FUN(d) Committee

The Fun(d) Committee develops and carries out social events to promote fellowship and fund-raising events to support the parish. The Committee’s events include yard sales, the Christmas bazaar, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinners, a Strawberry Festival, coat drives, bake sales, and decorating for Christmas. The Fun(d) Committee meets on the 2 nd Monday of each month at 6:30PM in the Social Hall.
Contact: Ellen Smith,, (717)465-5429

Grandview Seniors

Grandview Seniors offers opportunities for spiritual enrichment, social activities, and educational information for people 50 years and over. Monthly meetings are held from September through June on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30AM in the Administrative Center. Contact: Deacon Tom Aumen,, (717)637-5236

Hanover Area Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal organization for all Catholic men 18 years and older. Council #871 is active in many parish and school activities including free throw championship, soccer challenges, pancakes breakfasts, and breakfast with Santa. We support Tender Care Pregnancy Center and Undefeated Courage. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM.
Contact: Will Smith,

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Holy Name Society

The Holy Name Society is an international organization of Catholic men that promotes a love of God and reverence for His Holy Name.  The Society focuses on prayer and Christian fellowship through spiritual and social activities.  The St. Joseph Holy Name Society is the primary Sponsor of the parish Boy and Cub Scout organizations.  New members are always welcome to join the Society, enjoying the fellowship of Catholic men who share the same faith journey.

Meetings are held the 1 st Monday of each month at 6:30PM from August to May. Change the contact information for the Holy Name Society:
Contact: Dick Arigo,, (717)632-2445

Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary is a lay Catholic organization that focuses on prayer and service to the church. Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30. Contact: Casandra Leonard,, (443)929-1256

Mom's Group

The Mom’s Group is for mothers of infants through school-aged children and serves to build a community and support each other through the joys and struggles of motherhood. We aim to create a safe, nonjudgmental space for compassion and understanding where faith and friendship can be nourished within our own church family. Our activities include fellowship meetings, monthly playdates, mass + coffee meets, social activities, bible and book studies, service projects, and family events. We meet the first Friday of each month at 7:00PM in the library.

Contact: Jenna Butz,

Respect Life Committee

The St. Joseph Respect Life Committee is dedicated to the truth that all life is a gift from God, beginning at conception and ending at natural death. The group communicates through email, telephone, or  in person after Mass and serves a variety of Pro-Life needs mthroughout the year.
Contact: Carolyn Sponseller,, (717)637-8061

St. Conrad Fraternity, Secular Franciscan Order

The St. Conrad Fraternity meets on the fourth Sunday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. This Gathering calls Secular Franciscans to pray, share faith experiences, and to learn about more deeply, embrace and live Franciscan spirituality.  Interested persons who are at least 18 years of age are welcome to attend a fraternity gathering to discern whether they have a calling to live the Gospel by following in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi.

Contact:  Jeffrey K. Topper, SFO 
Phone:     717-637-2026

Frank Klem, Minister
Phone:     301-602-4815

St. Paula Group (Patron Saint of Widows)

 Members support each other spiritually and socially through the journey of grief. Companionship is attained through church activities, movies, meals out, etc. This nministry organizes the annual Angel Trees for New Hope Ministries which is a new/unwrapped Christmas gift donation campaign. Contact: Donna Yealy,, (717)637-2490 Helen Shireman,, (717)624-8753