The 2018 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
Thank you to all who contributed to my Eagle Scout Project. I am happy to say that we met our goal! The order will be placed soon and the new kneelers should be delivered in 4 – 5 weeks. The installation will follow soon after.
Thank you again for your generosity and support,
Looking for a part time job?
Love working with children?
Are you a morning person?
Then we have the perfect job for you!
St. Joseph Parish School is looking for a morning Extended Care employee.
Hours are Monday – Friday from 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. during the school year.
Starting date is August 27, 2018.
If interested or you want more information,
please contact Mary Stallmann, School Principal
at 262-375-6505 x171 or email@example.com.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society will be holding a “Bundle Sunday” the weekend of May 5th and 6th.
The SVDP truck will be located in the St. Joseph Parish parking lot along 17th Avenue. There will be volunteers to help unload your vehicle 30 minutes prior to each Mass and up to 30 minutes after each Mass. If those times do not work for you, just leave your donations next to the truck.
We ask that you please do not drop off your donations in the church. If you cannot drop them off at the truck during the above weekend, we kindly ask that you take them directly to the SVDP Thrift Store which is located at 2673 Hwy C, Port Washington. While there, stop in and check out the new and used merchandise available at the store.
Anytime you have items that are too large/heavy to bring on “Bundle Sunday” you can always call the SVDP Thrift Store and schedule a pickup of the items at your home (262-284-4637).
Spring has sprung, but certainly has not been in the air. Maybe you are hopeful and are planning your garden for this year. Planting a row for the St. Joseph Farmers’ Market and donating your surplus veggies, fruits and flowers for the market enables the Human Concerns Committee to provide support of the Los Toros Mission and feed the local hungry in our area. Through the generosity of many gardeners in our parish, we had a very successful Farmers’ Market season last year earning approximately $3500 for the many programs of the Los Toros Mission, including food, housing, education, and assistance with medical needs.
This year’s Farmers’ Market will open Saturday, June 16th, when fresh strawberries and spring veggies are available. We will also have a new selection of garden art, new recipes, and floral bouquets available.
If you would like to assist with maintaining the St. Joseph Community Garden boxes on the west end of the parking lot by planting, weeding, watering or harvesting OR work setting up and/or selling produce at the Farmers’ Market, please contact Judy Wendtlandt at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262-618-4162.
Grief Support Sessions
April 25 – May 23
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Grief Support Sessions are open to all who have suffered the loss of family members, spouses, friends, a child, etc. There will be time to learn about grief, as well as time to share. Sessions will be held in the Pastoral Center – please follow the signs.
In our discussions we will explore topics such as:
• The Journey of Grief: Crazy, Unique, Necessary and Normal
• Secondary Losses of Grief
• Myths and Misunderstandings About Grief
• The Darkness of Grief: Guilt, Loneliness, Fear, Depression, Anger
• Praying Our Good-Byes: Faith and Grief
• Resources for Learning More About the Grief Journey
For additional information please call:
Ken Stanczyk, Director of Adult Ministry, at
262-375-6500 x104 or
Joyce Schmid at 262-375-8286
Living Every Day with Passion & Purpose
June 23, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Miller High Life Theatre
500 West Kilbourn Ave – Milwaukee
NOTE: General admission tickets sell for $39.
Just imagine 4,000 Catholics gathered in one place! This will be a life-changing experience and we want you to be part of it! Help us to create a game changer for our community!
Visit DynamicCatholic.com/Milwaukee to learn more about this powerful opportunity.
• T-Shirts / Undershirts (All Sizes)
• Spring/Summer Weight Men’s & Women’s Pants
Please place any donations in the Human Concern’s “Empty Basket” in the front entrance to Church.
Thank you for your continued support.
We are looking for sponsors for our Workcamp mission trip to Vandalia, IL.
Your sponsorship helps offset the costs for our youth to serve on this mission trip.
For donations of $250 or more, your company’s logo can be included on our Workcamp Sponsor T-Shirt.
Checks to be made payable to St. Joseph Parish with Workcamp Sponsor on the memo line.
Donations are tax deductible.
Please see our flyers in the lobby or contact Sheri Hanson for more information.
email@example.com / 262-375-6500 x 175
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
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
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.