The 2018 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
To our parish family:
Please accept our deep appreciation for receiving and reflecting upon our 2019 Stewardship of Treasure mailing.
We are grateful for the prayerful consideration we know you will give to our 2019 appeal. In order to facilitate our budgeting process, we plan to bring it to a close by December 17.
Simply put, the best way to assist our parish is through regular contributions which will increase the operating budget. Work on the next budget will begin in the coming weeks, and your commitment will mean so much as we develop and set goals to serve our community by minding our ministries and maintaining/improving the facilities which enable them.
Your Commitment Form may be returned in the Offertory collection or through the parish office. The Commitment Form is also available on our website under the Stewardship tab.
We are here to help and invite you to contact us with questions
Jay Frymark, Director of Administration
Ext. 102 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Delorit, Director of Stewardship & Communication
Ext. 121 / email@example.com
Brenda Cline, Parish Director
Ext. 103 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Items Needed: Warm clothing, coats, sleeping bags, blankets, boots
Please place any donations in the Human Concern’s “Empty Basket” in the front entrance to Church.
Thank you for your continued support.
Our traditional Thanksgiving day bread exchange will take place once again after the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Thursday, November 22. Please bring a loaf of your favorite sweet or specialty bread and place it on the table in the Gathering Hall before Mass. After Mass, pick up a different loaf to share with your friends and family. Please include a tag with bread type and your name so that all who share their bread can say “thanks.”
Check out the Advent Table in our Gathering Hall. You will find a variety of Liturgical and Advent Calendars, large and small, to share with your family and friends. You will also find a variety of spiritual reflection booklets for the season, as well as day by day for yourself and your family. Supply is limited to what we have on hand.
The purple house is back for your Advent Almsgiving. This year’s Advent Alms will go to Franciscan Peacemakers. Checks should be made payable to St. Joseph Parish with Advent Alms on the memo line.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph Parish will again have the Christmas “Giving Tree” in the Gathering Hall the weekends of November 24th/25th and December 1st/2nd to provide our parishioners the opportunity to provide Christmas gifts for people in need.
Please choose a Christmas Card Ornament from the tree, fill in your name and phone number, and give the loose yellow portion of the ornament to a nearby St. Vincent de Paul representative.
Purchase the suggested gift, wrap it, secure the ornament to the top of the gift and bring the wrapped gift to the Giving Tree area in the Gathering Hall by Sunday, December 10th to ensure timely delivery.
There will also be St. Vincent de Paul envelopes available for parish members who find it difficult to shop, but who wish to participate in the Christmas Giving Tree experience. Checks should be made out to St. Joseph Parish and marked “SVDP Giving Tree” in the memo line of the check. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Sargent at 377-8435.
We pray you will find peace and joy in knowing that you have made a big difference in someone’s life this Christmas. Thank you in advance and God bless your generosity!
Beginning January 1, 2019, St. Joseph will need at least two Monday counters (auditors) to help process the Sunday offertory collection.
Auditor qualifications include:
• Ability to use an adding machine/calculator.
• Ability to count money.
• Maintain confidentiality in dealing with parishioner donations.
Please contact Jay Frymark at 262-375-6500 x102 or email@example.com if you are interested.
Whether someone is just beginning to care for a loved one, or has been caring for someone for a while, caregivers need information and resources, as well as time for themselves (or respite) in order to maintain a life outside of caregiving and support. The Caregiver Connection of Ozaukee County hosts many events to assist caregivers in these areas such as presentations on preparation for all stages of caregiving, picnics, coffee break gatherings, and a series on taking care of yourself. For more information, please see their website at www.ozccc.org/newsevents.
Summer 2018 issue of Ozaukee County Aging and Disability Resource Center—Facts of Life information can be found on the gathering hall bulletin board.
You are there . . . as a Minister of Care to bring the Body of Christ and you’re a smile to the Catholic patients at Aurora Medical Center – Grafton. We need you!
Please consider being a part of the St. Joseph Parish Ministers of Care hospital visit team.
If you are interested or if you have additional questions regarding hospital visits, please contact Barb Yudis at 262-618-4662 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to those who are considering this wonderful, heartfelt, and rewarding ministry.
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 and Courtesy News and Events
The Cookie Walk will be held on Saturday, December 1st from 8:00 a.m. until noon.
Come early for the best selection of cookies.
As a Catholic hospital, committed to continuing the healing ministry of Jesus, Columbia St. Mary in Mequon invites you to consider serving as a volunteer Eucharistic Minister. Volunteer Eucharistic Ministers are valued partners to the Spiritual Care Department and bring Holy Communion to Catholic patients at Columbia St. Mary Ozaukee Hospital. The power of Christ’s presence in the Eucharistic, in bedside prayers and in the mindful, compassionate presence of Eucharistic Ministers offers hospitality and healing to those found vulnerable in the hospital. Are you called to this beautiful lay ministry?
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.