Ministry of the Service


Authorized service of God in the service of others, according to specified norms revealed by Christ and determined by the Church. In Catholic usage the various forms of ministry include these features:

1. service of God, who is glorified by the loving service given to others;

2. authorization by the Church’s hierarchy, whether the Pope directly or the local ordinary; this authorization may require ordination, as in the priestly ministry, or consecration, as in the priestly ministry, or consecration, as in religious life; or liturgical blessing, as with lectors and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion;

3. based on the teaching of Christ, who showed by word and example how to minister to people’s spiritual and temporal needs; and 4. under the guidance of the Church in accordance with her directives and decrees.

Hospitality & Community

St. Joseph Feast Day Celebration

Sheri Hanson (262) 375-6500 Ext. 175,

Parish wide celebration which coincides with the feast day of St. Joseph on March 19.

Assistance is needed with purchasing, cooking, setting up, serving, and cleaning up after the event.

Time commitment: 2-6 hours

Baker of Desserts and Appetizers

Sheri Hanson (262) 375-6500 Ext. 175,

Provide homemade treats or appetizers for our many parish events.

Contacted by postcard as needed.

Parish Hospitality Team

Sheri Hanson (262) 375-6500 Ext. 175,

Provide food setup, serving, and cleanup for meetings, celebrations and other events throughout the year.

Participate based on your availability.  No meetings!  No cooking!

Contacted as needed.

Fish Fries


Planning Team members leads include:

  • Chair / Co-Chair, Solicitations, Marketing,
  • Raffle / Drawing, Finance, Inventory, Desserts, and Volunteer Coordinator.

Planning Team monthly meetings: October – March.

Volunteers needed day before and day of Fish Fry:

  •  2 – 4 hour shifts.

Human Concerns Committee

Sheri Hanson (262) 375-6500 Ext. 175,

Represents St. Joseph Church by fulfilling our Baptismal call to serve one another, guided by the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching along with the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.

Human Concerns Committee Information

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Kitty Tector (262) 536-4334,

Performs person-to-person contact with the needy in the Grafton community.  Provide financial assistance, food, clothing, furniture, household goods and information on other available resources.  Additional members are needed at all levels of membership, especially active members.

St. Vincent de Paul Society Information

Los Toros Mission Council

Mike Haischer (414) 412-6424,

Dedicated to building solidarity, understanding and compassion with the communities of Los Toros, Azua, Dominican Republic for 30 years!

Los Toros Mission Information

There is always room for one more!

“Heaven is filled with converted sinners and there is room for one more.” – St. Joseph Cafasso

Pastoral Care

Minister of Care

Sheri Hanson (262) 375-6500 Ext. 175,

Visit, pray with and distribute Eucharist to our homebound, residents of assisted living, nursing homes and hospitals.

Regular visits are made on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday mornings.

Volunteers are scheduled monthly or more frequently if your schedule permits.

Bereavement and Grief Support Community

Sheri Hanson (262) 375-6500 Ext. 175,

Contacts the family the deceased to provide support as they grieve their loss.

Provides a 5 session grief support series in the spring of the year plus a 1 day Grieving Thru Holiday Retreat.

Time in Prayer

Sheri Hanson (262) 375-6500 Ext. 175,

Share time in prayer for our parish, our community and our world.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Sheri Hanson (262) 375-6500 Ext. 175,

Provide hand knit or crocheted shawls to the sick, grieving families, and Hospice care facilities.

Enjoy knitting and/or crocheting or the group will help you learn.

Meetings: monthly on the 3rd Tuesday, except during summer.

Hunger Ministry

Farmers' Market

Sheri Hanson (262) 375-6500 Ext. 175,

Sunday mornings, June thru September.  Proceeds raised benefit Los Toros Mission.  Fresh produce is provided to community members.

Choose one or more:
a) donate produce to the market.
b) assist with running the market on Sunday.
c) help with St. Joseph Parish Community Garden.

St. Ben Meals

Sheri Hanson (262) 375-6500 Ext. 175,

St. Joseph Parish prepares and serves a meal on the first Friday of the month.

St Ben’s Meal Program Information

All Saints Meal

Sheri Hanson (262) 375-6500 Ext. 175,

St. Joseph Parish prepares and delivers a meal to All Saints Parish in Milwaukee once a month.

We need cooks, bakers and people to transport food.

Costco - The Gathering Food Delivery

Sheri Hanson (262) 375-6500 Ext. 175,

Volunteers pick up donated food from Costco at 9:00 am.

Volunteers can sign up for one or as many Saturdays as they like.

Time commitment:  approximately 90 minutes.