The 2019 Commitment Form may be filled out online and emailed to our Parish Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you elect Online Giving, a signed Electronic Giving Authorization must be submitted to the Parish Office.
Parish News and Events
Using spirituality, friendship and service as its foundation, SVDP is hosting a National Young Adult Pilgrimage October 18 – October 20.
A barn dance, 5-6 mile hike to Holy Hill, prayer, fellowship, meal sites and more will be included. Cost before October 1 is $45.00 and cost after October 1st is $50.00. Accommodations and meals included.
Please email email@example.com for more information or search for the “National SVdP YA Pilgrimage Weekend” event on Facebook!
Serving the needs of House of Peace, Guest House, Repairers of the Breach, Women’s Care Center and more
Can you help? Items that are needed include:
⇒ Gently Used Warm Blankets and Sleeping Bags
Please place any donations in the Human Concern’s “Empty Basket” in the front entrance to Church.
Thank you for your continued support.
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
In honor of St. Joseph Parish’s 170th anniversary, Parish Anniversary Apparel, including t-shirts, polos, and 1/4 zip pullovers, will be available for all parishioners.
Order forms are available in the parish office or on the parish website, and are due with payment, by Sunday, September 22. Show your parish pride!
If so, you may be interested in the OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. It is a membership program for adults age 50 and over who understand that quality of life is enhanced through learning. You need not be an alumnus/alumna of UWM in order to join. OSHER is the perfect way to expand your knowledge while joining more than 2,000 like-minded, active older adults.
◉ Attend short courses and lectures taught by UWM faculty, OSHER members and/or other noted experts.
◉ Participate in Go Explore excursions to some of the most interesting places in the Greater Milwaukee area.
◉ Enroll in peer-directed Special Interest Groups (SIG) focused on a variety of subjects.
◉ Participate in Institute-sponsored travel programs to remarkable locations around the world.
◉ Enjoy social events throughout the year.
◉ Meet new friends who share a love of learning.
The annual membership fee varies from $45 for an individual or $80 for a couple for a full year, with a modest fee per course (for example, $10). It is easy to join or renew. Activate or renew your membership online at umm.edu/sce/osher, or call to register or ask questions (414)-227-3200 or 800-222-3623, Mon-Fri 9a.m.- 4p.m. They will mail you a catalog. Registration for Fall courses starts on August 14, 2019 and classes fill up fast. Enjoy!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are also available on the CSM website: www.columbia-stmarys.org/volunteer_ozaukee.