Parish News and Events
Anointing of the Sick will take place during all Masses on August 26 & 27.
It’s been great to see you at Mass during the construction of our ceiling and lighting. Please continue to join us!
If you are willing to lend a hand, as we put the finishing touches on our project and move back in our worship space, please let us know! We anticipate the need during the week of August 28. Thanks!!
Eight rare Relics of the Passion, with a unique musical and meditative program focused on the Passion of Christ, will be presented at the Church of St. Joseph Grafton on Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m.
This link will provide more information about the program: Relics of the Passion
This link will download the entire prayer program: Relics of the Passion Prayer Program
We are looking for volunteers to help with the Farmers Market. Many hands make light work. It also makes new friends, offers Christian service to the needy in Los Toros and is fun!
You don’t have to make a long-term commitment. The Farmers Market runs only until October.
We need help with several tasks, including harvesting, weeding, watering. To volunteer please contact Judy Wendtlandt at email@example.com.
To volunteer helping at the stand before and after Masses, you may contact Judy or go to the signup genius on the internet at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4cafa92aaafa7-stjoes.
For more information on the Los Toros mission visit www.lostorosmission.com.
The Farmer’s Market will be held on Sunday mornings from 7:30 a.m. until Noon. All Farmer’s Market dates will be held with consideration of produce availability and weather.
Your garden surplus is always welcome. Any produce not sold on Market Day will be donated to local food pantries.
St. Joseph Parish School is looking for a part time aide/extended care worker. Hours are 11:30 – 5:00, Monday through Friday.
If you are interested in this position or if you need more information, please call the school office at 262-375-6505 x0.
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
The new fiscal year is fast approaching and it is time to schedule all meetings, events, etc. on the parish facility scheduler. All onsite and offsite activities (parish and other) should be scheduled.
New This Year: All events – except regular committee meetings – now need to be reviewed and approved by pastoral staff prior to scheduling these events on the parish calendar. Event Planning Tool documents have been created for this purpose. These documents were emailed to a large number of committee leaders in February 2017. Copies of the Event Planning Tool documents can also be found in the parish office.
Please phone the Parish Office at 375-6500 x100 for information on scheduling your meetings and activities.
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
Do you enjoy playing Sheepshead? We are looking for new members for our couples Sheepshead Club that meets once a month from September to May. Couples can be husband and wife, two friends, siblings, etc. The host couple invites two other couples to their home and they play Called Ace, 5 Handed, Dealer Sits. You play for points and fun.
There will be a schedule sent out to let you know who you are playing with. Each couple hosts three times throughout the nine months.
Club dues are $65 a year which covers the cost of the end of the year dinner party and prize money. If you would be interested in joining or have questions, please call Margaret Gloudeman at 262-377-6240.