Men’s Ministry at St. Joseph’s exists to provide support for the men of our parish, over 18 years of age, in their role as men of God. Our men will find teaching, fellowship and opportunities for service. Here are two groups to check out.


Knights of Columbus

St. Joseph’s Council #4969 is a fraternal, family oriented organization for Catholic men. The Knights support the church and its priests. In the spirit of community involvement, they raise funds for various charities, including the mentally challenged.

Veritas Men’s Faith Sharing Group

1. Vision
Veritas will inspire the men of St. Joseph’s Parish to grow in spirituality, faith, and leadership through fellowship, prayer, and faith formation.

2. Purpose: 
Veritas with our members enthusiasm, call to service and commitment to faith will encourage and inspire the men of St. Joseph’s Parish in order that we have; a greater love and understanding of the Catholic Church, renewed faith, increased sacramental life, strong relationships with each other, in a Christ centered environment.

3. Values:
The values we operate by are: Humility, Obedience, Integrity, Accountability, Sacrifice and Openness.

4. Key Responsibility areas: 
a. Improve the Spirituality of the men of St. Joseph’s Parish through a renewed focus on prayer
b. Faith formation with the Catechesis
c. Structured fellowship with thought provoking topics
d. Bring in new members to S.J. Parish and Veritas Men’s group to share, discuss, learn interesting Catholic topics and to support and guide all men to know each other through the Gospel.

5. Meeting Schedule and Structure: 
Open Meeting schedule
Praise and Worship – 10 min
Presentation – 15-30 min
Small Group Discussion – 15 min
Lectio Divina – 15 min
Evening Vespers – 15 min
Fellowship - 30 min

6. Sponsorship:
The core team is composed of five men in good standing from the Parish.  We are sponsored by Fr. Scott Shaffer and Deacon Gerard Luongo. The members are Dave Greiner, Ray Zuhowski, Mark Salerno, Paul Fink and Joe Tabone. 
All Men 18 & older are welcome to attend our meetings. Group meets 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:00-9:00 pm at Parish Ministry Center (109 Hooper Ave., Toms River, NJ).

Core Team Contact: Mark Salerno (908) 330-0565, Paul Fink (732) 886-5816, Adriano Parga (973) 650-7091, Ray Zuhowski (732) 814-1089, Joe Tabone (732) 232-9432, John Addalia (732) 684-0950.