Parish Life Ministries

A parish is a family of families. We as a family are here to care for each other and too look our for each other's good. The various ministries in our parish are ways to connect with others and to serve a common good. Take a look below at the many ministries we offer here at St. Joachim. Please contact us if you have any questions or need help finding a place to fit in.   

Divine Mercy

Every Friday at 3:00 PM in the church a group of people meet to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. The Divine Mercy devotion, the message takes on a powerful new focus, calling people to a deeper understanding that God’s love is unlimited and available to everyone — especially the greatest sinners.

Men’s Retreat

This retreat is scheduled for the month of September for the men of St. Joachim. You are invited to travel to a local retreat site and share your faith and spiritual journey with other men of Catholic Faith.

Hospitality Ministry

This ministry brings joy to all who attend 10am mass by hosting donuts and coffee after mass most Sundays!

Parish Pastoral Council

An Advisory board to the pastor and staff who is responsible for developing and maintaining the pastoral plan.

Fall Festival

The fair is a 3-day, annual event with food concessions, and games of chance, entertainment and carnival-style rides. It serves as the principal fundraiser for the Parish/School. Revenues are allocated to a building fund designed for the renovation / construction of school/parish facility. Teams of volunteer parishioners and school affiliates provide for planning and operation throughout the year.


This group is targeted to the active mature adults of the parish (55+) who enjoy fellowship, fun and physical activities / tours. This group travels to local site-seeing locations for education and enjoyment.

That Man is You

That Man is You! is an interactive, multimedia men’s program focused upon the development of authentic male leadership. Over the course of three years, That Man is You! successively considers men in their relationship to God, to their spouse and to their children.

Neocatechumenal Way

The Neocatechumenal Way, a name given by the Congregation for Divine Worship and approved by the Holy See, is not a ministry but a Christian Way of Life. It is a post-baptismal catechumenate implemented under the direction of the diocesan bishop and local pastor, basically and principally, catechetical and liturgical. Beginning with an initial catechesis, the itinerary of Catholic formation consists of the Word of God, Eucharist and Community. Within the Diocese of Orange, there are over 50 communities. Here at St Joachim there are four, 1 in Spanish and 3 in English, with mission families sent by the Holy Father participating in the "new evangelization" in the Midwest US, Philadelphia and in Ireland. 

Day Care

This ministry provides daycare for our precious young children who have a difficult time sitting at mass. Also this ministry assists at other functions where daycare is needed.

Knights of Columbus

Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart and your mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference. Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life. Standing Business Meetings held in Annex “A” across the street from the church & start with the rosary at 7pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

Evangelization Task Force

Saint Joachim Church exists to build the Kingdom of God on earth and to help people achieve Salvation in the hereafter.  The Church exists to fulfill the Great Commission given to us by Jesus Christ, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Teach them all that I have commanded you and know that I am with you until the end of the age.” (Mt. 28:19-20)


Modern Catholics are “sacramentalized” but they are not evangelized.  What is lacking is the Kerygma which is they have not received the announcement of God’s love in their lives and experienced a personal life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ.

If we are to be the makers of Disciples that Jesus commissioned the Church to be we have to first be evangelized.

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