Parish News and Events
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St. Joseph Parish St. Vincent de Paul is holding its annual Back to School Drive for needy families. Important to note is that this year we will be collecting financial donations only to help offset the costs of school supplies and shoes.
Please place your donations in an envelope marked SVDP: Back to School. Checks should be made payable to St Joseph Parish with SVDP: Back to School on the memo line.
We thank you in advance for your continued support and generosity.
Our parish mission team returned home on June 6 tired and inspired from another successful Youth and Adult Mission Experience in Los Toros.
The mission included many gatherings of people in Los Toros with members of the mission team. In this photo we see townspeople with Ken Stanczyk, St. Joseph Director of Adult Ministry, and other youth and adults of the mission team. This was Ken’s first trip to our sister parish in the Dominican Republic.
The two mission councils, Los Toros and St. Joseph Parish, wish to express to you their deep gratitude and appreciation for your support in prayer during the mission and throughout the year. Your support, both spiritual and financial, makes it possible for this mutually enriching collaboration across the miles to continue the great work started by Deacon Donald Kabara almost 30 years ago. This is a work of solidarity, sharing the gospel and helping a faith community that has very scarce resources to improve their lives with better education, health, dental, basic home improvements and community development.
When you see any of the mission team members, ask them about their experiences there. They are eager to share the joy of the gospel!
The first two Farmer’s Markets will be held Saturdays, June 17th and 24th, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. to offer freshly picked strawberries, as well as many spring greens, plants and a large variety of garden deco.
Starting July 9th, the Farmer’s Market will move to 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.
From 1:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis Borgia (1375 Covered Bridge Road – Cedarburg)
St. Joseph and St. Francis Borgia parishes will once again collaborate for another American Red Cross blood drive which will take place on Thursday, June 29, from 1:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis Borgia Parish in their lower level church hall.
Registration is now open. Visit RedCrossBlood.org and type in “53012” in the blue “Give Blood” box in the upper right hand corner to access the online signup. Not a computer person? Please call the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 for assistance. The earlier you register, the better the chance to get the appointment time that works for your schedule. Walk-ins are always welcome, but those with scheduled appointments have priority.
It feels great to donate – plus you get free juice and delicious cookies! Most healthy people have blood to spare, yet there is still not enough to go around. You can help ensure blood is available this summer when demand is often high and supply can be low. You will be someone’s hero – in fact, you could help save more than one life with just one donation. Thank you for considering!
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.
The St. Joseph Carol Choir is open to children in 2nd – 8th grades. High school leaders are also invited to help lead the children in song. The Carol Choir will be directed by Jessica Hoffman and Jacqueline Riseling. Both Jessica and Jacqueline are instructors specializing in voice at Annette Meyer Studios.
Registration forms are available on our website and in the Christian Formation office.
St. Joseph Parish workcampers are reaching out to area businesses that might help support the youth of our parish in their mission trip to Rushville, IN next July to help repair the homes and hearts of under-privileged residents in that community.
2017 will mark the 16th summer our youth have traveled across the country instilling the importance of service, and more remarkably, changing their hearts as they see the need that lies beyond their local community.
Though the youth and adults all donate their time, there is a financial commitment they have to make in order to serve on this trip. To that end we are reaching out to businesses in the community that would like to help support our mission by making a financial pledge. Though we welcome any support, we offer the following categories to help you decide.
Platinum Sponsor: With a pledge of $1,000 we will provide your business logo prominently on our workcamp t-shirt and sponsor board at our well attended Meatball Madness Dinner in January and you will have a sponsor table at that event. Your logo will also be prominent at our other workcamp fundraisers throughout the year.
Gold Sponsor: $500 commitment will receive recognition at our Meatball Madness Dinner on our sponsor board and a medium logo on our workcamp t-shirts.
Silver Sponsor: $250 will receive a small logo on our t shirts.
For those businesses interested in a sponsorship, checks should be made payable to St. Joseph Parish with 2017 Workcamp Sponsorship on the memo line. For additional information on how to participate in this sponsorship program, please contact one of the following:
Gary Clausing at 262-305-8869
Dan Miller at 262-744-6781
Brenda Cline at 262-375-6500, x103
Thank you for your consideration of our youth and this important mission they are undertaking.
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
Please join us for our annual fundraising night out at the Chinooks game on Saturday, June 24th at 6:35 p.m. Special ticket packages are available for this game. For $18 you get a reserved grandstand ticket, hot dog, chips and a soda or water and a $5 donation will go to Habitat for Humanity Ozaukee. In addition, a silent auction of special patriotic jerseys autographed by current Chinooks players, Gil, Robin Yount and Gorman Thomas will be held during the game. We will also have 2×4 and 2×6 boards for sale/ sponsorship that you can sign during the game. We will use these boards in our next Habitat home build later this year.
To get tickets visit the Chinooks website at lakeshorechinooks.com, click on buy tickets, enter the Promo Code HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, select your seats and follow the checkout instructions. You may also call 262-618-4659 and ask for the Habitat for Humanity night tickets. Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you at the game!