The 2020 Commitment Form may be filled out online and emailed to our Parish Office at email@example.com.
If you elect Online Giving, a signed Electronic Giving Authorization must be submitted to the Parish Office.
Parish News and Events
The Covid-19 pandemic has spread to every corner of the world including remote places like Los Toros. Per the US Embassy in the Dominican Republic on April 27, the Dominican Republic had 6,293 corona virus cases and 282 deaths. The DR has a total population of about 11 million.
At this time, we know of only one person in Los Toros who has the Covid-19 virus. She returned from a trip to Italy and is in quarantine in her home. Azua, the closest city to Los Toros, has about 60 people there with the virus.
The entire nation is under “cuarentena” (quarantine) with a ‘stay at home’ order. Masks are required in all public places. Events and public gatherings of all kinds have been suspended. All schools and businesses are closed.
There is absolutely no public transportation. There is a strict nationwide curfew that prohibits all traffic and movement of people from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Roadblocks have been set up at various points throughout the country prohibiting travel. Even in Los Toros, if you are caught on the streets after 5:00 p.m., you are arrested and your penalty is to clean streets with a broom!
From 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. you can go out to shop at one of the “colmados” – small grocery stores where you can buy basic groceries and not much more. Farmers can work their fields, but they have no way of getting their produce to market. People can eat from their crops, but only certain things are ripe at this time.
See more about Los Toros at www.lostorosfoundation.org.
You may also contact Joe Schaub at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serving the needs of House of Peace,Guest House, Repairers of the Breach,Women’s Care Center and more!
Can you help? Items needed include these:
New T-Shirts, Socks, Underwear: Sizes SM- 3XL Men, Women, and Children
Hand Sanitizer, Clorox Hand Wipes, Lysol Spray, Bleach, Paper Towels
Please place your donations in the Human Concerns’“Empty Basket” in the front entrance to Church.
Thank you for your support of this ministry.
During these past weeks, our primary method of communication with you has been through our parish-wide emails.
In addition to our Monday Updates, we will be sending Holy Week and Easter communications via email and would love to include you and your friends and family.
If you would like to receive our emails, please contact:
Although St. Joseph Parish is closed to the public and staff are working from home, you can contact a Pastoral Staff member by leaving a message on their office phone. Pastoral Staff has the ability to check voicemail messages from home.
◉ Ext. 103 for Brenda Cline
◉ Ext. 102 for Jay Frymark
◉ Ext. 106 for Randy Hilgers
◉ Ext. 104 for Ken Stanczyk
◉ Ext. 175 for Sheri Hanson
◉ Ext. 121 for Lisa Delorit
◉ Ext. 171 for Amanda Matthews
$2,300 Winner: Mary Smittkamp
$1,000 Prize Winners: Jay Wissmueller, Susan Kalies, Jim Arentz, Lisa Rieboldt, Wayne J. Bichanich, Elsie Cross, Sharon Krueger
Please visit the new site regularly to keep informed about the events in our sister parish in the Dominican Republic.
Here is the internet address: https://lostorosfoundation.org/
In order to match the donor to the stock donation, please contact Jay Frymark, Director of Administration, to let him know what stock is being sold and estimated value. Thanks so much!
The St. Joseph SVDP Pantry is in need of the following items to stock the shelves:
❖ Peanut Butter
❖ Pasta Sauce
❖ Canned Fruit
❖ Pancake Mix
❖ Cleaning Supplies
Please be mindful of expiration dates. Thank you in advance.
Marcy Kopecko, Pantry Coordinator
Please consider being the gift bearer at a weekend Liturgy. The sign up book is located near the gift table in the colonnade of the church. Please give us your name and email so we can send a reminder. All you need to do at the Mass of your choosing is to talk to an usher before Mass. Thanks – All Are Welcome!
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
The Prayer Shawl Ministry invites you to help yourself to a prayer shawl for:
• A sick co-worker.
• A friend going through a divorce.
• A youth who is struggling.
• A mom whose child is in the hospital.
• An aunt in a nursing home.
• Anyone who can use a reminder of God’s loving embrace!
Each prayer shawl is blessed by the Prayer Shawl group. You will find them in the Gathering Hall coatroom. The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets monthly at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Our next gathering will be September 19th. All are welcome.
If you would be interested in serving as a Eucharistic Minister at Columbia St. Mary Ozaukee Campus, please contact Bridget Lozano, Columbia St. Mary Ozaukee Volunteer Services Coordinator, at 262-243-7355 or email@example.com.
Applications are also available on the CSM website: www.columbia-stmarys.org/volunteer_ozaukee.