Parish News and Events
The St. Joseph Carol Choir is open to children in 2nd – 8th grades. High school leaders are also invited to help lead the children in song. The Carol Choir will be directed by Jessica Hoffman and Jacqueline Riseling. Both Jessica and Jacqueline are instructors specializing in voice at Annette Meyer Studios.
Registration forms are available on our website and in the Christian Formation office.
Each summer we offer an exciting and entertaining camp for children in K4-4th grades. Our campers explore God’s love through crafts, singing and games. Our volunteer youth counselors (5th – 12th graders) enthusiastically lead and join in the fun activities with the campers. Adult leaders supervise and organize the different activities.
In Summer 2017, our Vacation Bible School will run from June 19 through June 23, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily at St. Joseph Parish. Registration forms for campers and volunteers are available using the links below. Youth and adult volunteers will prepare for the camp the week of June 12.
Forms to download for Vacation Bible School
|VBS Registration Letter||Registration Form|
|Adult Leader Form||Youth Leader Form|
St. Joseph Parish has an opening for a part-time Weekend Cleaning Assistant. This person would work Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday mornings from 8 a.m. – Noon (approximately every other weekend). The position requires basic cleaning and light maintenance experience, good communication skills, and a sense of the Christian faith and ministry we provide as a parish.
This position is important to the readiness and presentation of the school, church and grounds for liturgies, and the building in general for the many activities that take place on the weekends. It serves as an assist to the staff, parishioners and visitors, as well as the Lead Maintenance person.
If you are interested in applying for or understanding more about this position, please call Jay Frymark, the parish’s Director of Administration, at 262-375-6500, ext. 102.
St. Joseph Parish workcampers are reaching out to area businesses that might help support the youth of our parish in their mission trip to Rushville, IN next July to help repair the homes and hearts of under-privileged residents in that community.
2017 will mark the 16th summer our youth have traveled across the country instilling the importance of service, and more remarkably, changing their hearts as they see the need that lies beyond their local community.
Though the youth and adults all donate their time, there is a financial commitment they have to make in order to serve on this trip. To that end we are reaching out to businesses in the community that would like to help support our mission by making a financial pledge. Though we welcome any support, we offer the following categories to help you decide.
Platinum Sponsor: With a pledge of $1,000 we will provide your business logo prominently on our workcamp t-shirt and sponsor board at our well attended Meatball Madness Dinner in January and you will have a sponsor table at that event. Your logo will also be prominent at our other workcamp fundraisers throughout the year.
Gold Sponsor: $500 commitment will receive recognition at our Meatball Madness Dinner on our sponsor board and a medium logo on our workcamp t-shirts.
Silver Sponsor: $250 will receive a small logo on our t shirts.
For those businesses interested in a sponsorship, checks should be made payable to St. Joseph Parish with 2017 Workcamp Sponsorship on the memo line. For additional information on how to participate in this sponsorship program, please contact one of the following:
Gary Clausing at 262-305-8869
Dan Miller at 262-744-6781
Brenda Cline at 262-375-6500, x103
Thank you for your consideration of our youth and this important mission they are undertaking.
You Never Know… when you will need to help save a life. As an update for some, and news for others, the parish has 2 Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs). They are used to evaluate heart rhythms and deliver a potentially lifesaving shock if necessary. Anyone can use them!
1. Located at the top of the stairs leading to the lower church hall. You’ll see a 3 dimensional sign facing the worship space. Look for it today, so you’ll know where it is during an emergency.
2. Located on the lower level across from the gym doors. During an emergency, if someone says, “get the AED,” please do not hesitate. Take it out of the cabinet on the wall and bring to the site, and call 911.
The parish also stocks 3 first aid kits:
1. Usher’s Room
2. Kitchenette off Gathering Hall
3. Parish Office Workroom
– even if you just need a Band-Aid
Prayer Shawl Ministry meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month (except June, July and August). Prayer shawls are knitted or crocheted and given to the sick, to grieving families to comfort those who have lost loved ones and to Hospice care facilities. The number of shawls that have been distributed now total 399!
To find out more about the Prayer Shawl Ministry, please contact either Carol Arentz at 262-375-0673 or Joan Raasch at 262-365-8656.
Hospital Visits: Kathy Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-375-1106
Home Visits: Arlene De La Pasqua at email@example.com or 262-618-4366
Residential Facilities Visits: Sandy Michalski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 377-4688
Community News and Events
St. Francis Borgia is looking for part-time summer help for grass cutting, trimming, weeding and general grounds work. You must be at least 18 years old to operate equipment. Familiarity with grass cutting, using both a riding tractor and a zero-turn type of mower, is preferred.
Work will be done at the North Church, South Church and school properties. This is a good summer job and, best of all, you will help keep the beautiful grounds looking great.
If you are interested, please stop by the parish office during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to fill out an application. You can also call the office at 262-377-1070 or email us at email@example.com and an application can be emailed to you.
The parade will be held in downtown Cedarburg at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 10:00 a.m. at Legion Park. A free Community Sloppy Joe Lunch will be held afterward.
Friday, May 26, poppies at Piggly Wiggly only.
The dinner will be held at Mama Mia’s in Mequon: 5:30 p.m. Social, 6:00 p.m. Dinner. Place reservations by Memorial Day. Cost: $18. Checks payable to ALA Unit 288. Mail to Sue Canney, Cedarburg American Legion, W57 N481 Hilbert Ave, Cedarburg WI 53012. Contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions and to send pictures of active military service members in your family to be placed on Wall of Honor.