Parish News and Events
Our Parish Fish Fry is a huge fundraiser for the school and requires many to make it so successful. We are very blessed to have Will Hollrith continue to help lead us with this wonderful fundraiser. Will is in need of 3 new Fish Fry Captains:
⇒ Clean-up Captain. The previous captain will help train and be with this person for the 2018 Fish Fry season.
⇒ Drawings Captain. This person will work with Will Hollrith and one other person on coming up with the theme and drawings each year. He or she needs to have marketing, creativity, and computer skills.
⇒ Dining Room Ordering/Set Up Captain. This person will work with another person in this position.
If you are interested in any of these positions or want more information, please contact Will Hollrith at 262-377-3338.
Thank you for your generous response to the Mission Sunday Appeal which was held on September 24 to support of our parish mission in Los Toros in the Dominican Republic.
Mission Sunday is the single biggest fund drive of the year for our mission. Funds raised enable us to respond to the needs of the people of our sister parish as they arise throughout the year.
Were you away during Mission Sunday weekend? There is still time to make your contribution. If you can’t find the special envelope that you received in the mail, use any envelope and mark it “Mission Sunday.”
Your generosity is greatly appreciated by the people in Los Toros and by the members of the Los Toros Mission Council here at St. Joseph Parish. Your prayers and financial support make a tremendous difference in the lives of the people starting with prenatal care, education, health care for people of all ages, and the growing experience of working as a community for the development of the village.
Would you like to serve on one of the committees? Let the parish office know and a member of the Los Toros Mission Council will contact you. Muchisimas gracias!
For more information about the Los Toros Mission visit www.lostorosmission.com.
The fair will be held on Thursday, October 26 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Berkshire Senior Living Community (1004 Beech St – Grafton).
Several agencies and businesses in Ozaukee County will be represented giving you essential information for your well being.
Those participating are the following:
• Aging and Disability Research Center
• Horizon Health Care
• COPE Services
• St. Mary Ozaukee (nutritionist, blood pressure screening, information on strokes, falling and diabetes)
• Ye Old Pharmacy
• Becker& Grisar, DDS (dental hygienist)
• Grafton Police Department (fraud and identification theft)
• Grafton Senior Center
• Shared Ride Taxi of Ozaukee County
To Remember the Passing of Your Loved One
Candles will be provided for all who celebrated funerals here at St. Joseph Parish this past year.
If you would like to remember other loved ones, complete the form which is in the Parish Bulletin and return to the Christian Formation Office by Monday, October 23rd. You may also email names/dates to email@example.com.
We encourage you to share a favorite memento of your loved one. We will arrange the mementos in the Gathering Hall to remind the community of those who have gone before us. The mementos could be a favorite photograph, garden tool, hat, fishing rod, anything that is a special reminder of your loved one.
Please drop off the mementos at St. Joseph Parish by Monday, October 23rd. Please mark your name and contact information on the memento, in case we need to contact you to pick it up. You may take home candles and mementos following the November 2nd Mass.
If you would like more information please call the Christian Formation Office at 375-6500 ext. 120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every year the St. Joseph Parish Saint Vincent DePaul Society provides the makings for a Thanksgiving Dinner to needy families in our community. In the past our parish has been very generous in meeting those needs. If you could place any of the items listed below in the baskets located inside the main entrance doors it would be greatly appreciated. Please drop off these items prior to Nov 5/6.
Canned Sweet Potatoes, Canned Cranberries, Canned Gravy, Broth for Gravy,
Canned Evaporated Milk, Canned Pumpkin Pie Mix, Stuffing Mix,
Facial Tissue, Toilet Tissue
Additional non-perishable food items are always appreciated.
Thank you for your continuing generosity.
Hospital Visits: Kathy Davies at email@example.com or 262-375-1106
Home Visits: Arlene De La Pasqua at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-618-4366
Residential Facilities Visits: Sandy Michalski at email@example.com or 377-4688
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.
Community News and Events
St. John Monastery in Collegeville, MN is a wonderful place to get away and immerse yourself in prayer – either with the monastic community or alone. St. John Monastery is also home to the St. John Illuminated Bible.
St. Francis Borgia will offer a retreat opportunity at St. John Monastery from Friday, October 20, through Monday, October 23. The retreat cost is $220 per person for an individual room or $205 per person for a double occupancy. Both room rates include your meals on campus.
Act quickly if you’re interested as space is limited!Please contact Tracy Dereszynski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-377-1070, ext. 250, if you have questions or would like to register. The registration deadline is Monday October 2nd or when the remaining 8 spots are filled, whichever comes first.
The 9th annual Women of Christ Conference will be held November 4th at Washington County Fair Park – West Bend.
“Consider It All Joy” is the theme. This gentle exhortation, taken from the Letter of St. James, offers great encouragement to persevere in our confused, chaotic culture and authentically witness to the joy of being a Catholic woman. Four terrific speakers: Jeff Cavins, Fr. Larry Richards, Leah Darrow and Donna Marie Cooper O’Boyle will inspire. Confession and Adoration are available all day, concluding with Mass celebrated by Archbishop Jerome Listecki. A supersize vendor market is available for shopping. Lunch is included. Registration cost at the door is $50. Early registration discounts are offered.
Please see the flyer and registration forms on the bulletin board in the Gathering Hall. Additional information can be found at www.womenofchrist.net or contact:
Women of Christ Regional Leader