The 2020 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
On Sunday, December 1, Deacon Steve Przedpelski spoke to about 35 parishioners on his ministry in Franciscan Peacemakers, which addresses the needs and issues of women in the Greater Milwaukee area who are seeking a way out of prostitution due to trauma, human sex trafficking or drug addiction. Franciscan Peacemakers are the recipients of our parish almsgiving this Advent.
Serving the needs of House of Peace,Guest House, Repairers of the Breach,Women’s Care Center and more!
Can you help? Items needed include these: Winter boots, coats, hats, mittens, gloves, socks – all sizes
Please place your donations in the Human Concerns’“Empty Basket” in the front entrance to Church.
Thank you for your support of this ministry.
The concert will be held in the Grafton High School auditorium. This is always a wonderful concert. Tickets are $10.00 and the concert usually begins at 7:00 p.m. We will eat at Water Street Brewery before the concert.
Tickets will need to be ordered for this concert, so please let Hope Holland- Mullins know as soon as possible if you are interested in attending the concert. Contact Hope at either 262-284-3912 or hopester105@ gmail.com.
You’ve heard about the mission. Now you can meet the people and enjoy their hospitality – they want you to come and they want to meet you! The main goal at this time is building friendship and Christian community with the people living in this village in a developing (poor) country.
While you observe and learn, you’ll have opportunities to share your own skills. What is your strength? Healthcare? Education? Music? Starting a business? Construction? Something else? There are many needs and many ways to share.
Take a break from winter and join us. January is a very nice month in the Dominican Republic and the perfect time to experience the Three Kings celebration in the tropics! Clear your calendar for January 1-9 and get your passport.
For more information about the January trip, contact Mike Weber at 414-803-3707.
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. 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
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 email@example.com.
Applications are also available on the CSM website: www.columbia-stmarys.org/volunteer_ozaukee.