News and Events

 

 

 

2021 Stewardship of Treasure Forms
Click on an item below to open it as a pdf file which may then be printed.

If you elect Online Giving, a signed Electronic Giving Authorization must be submitted to the Parish Office.

2019-2020 Annual Report

The 2021 Time and Talent Brochure may be downloaded here.

Parish News and Events

St. Joseph Cemetery - Looking for two volunteers

Eucharist and Confirmation were received on April 11 by RCIA candidates.

Tristin Lammert
Hi my name is Tristin Lammert. I’m from Grafton and I met my fiancé three years ago. I was baptized Catholic and now is the perfect time to continue on with my faith. I have been blessed with many influential people. I am excited to continue this journey with my future family. On my spare time I like to take walks through woods and enjoy nature with my fiancé.

 

Ian Schmidt
Hello, my name is Ian Schmidt and I am thankful to be a part of this year’s RCIA class at St. Joseph. I was born, baptized, and raised into the UCC faith. I am originally from Valders, WI (Manitowoc County); and that is where my wife, Theresa, and I met during high school. In getting to know her, I became more closely aligned with her Catholic faith. We were married in 2019 at St. Gregory Parish in St. Nazianz, WI. I hope to officially join the Catholic faith, in order to provide a consistent foundation of faith for my family. Thank you for your support!

Monica Skwierawski
My family and I have been attending St. Joseph for about four and a half years since moving to Grafton. Our youngest child was baptized here, and we are beyond blessed to be able to all commune together come April 11th. I come from a WELS Lutheran background, and am thankful for the opportunity to join my husband in unity with the Catholic Faith. Currently my son (second grade) is going through his sacramental preparation for the Holy Eucharist, and it was only right to join him. We are excited to officially make St. Joseph our home, and I am thrilled to be able to join the congregation through Holy Communion. My husband and I, along with our three children, thank you for your continued prayers as we walk this journey to God.

Human Concerns Empty Basket-Please check each week since needs often change.
If you can help provide any of the items listed below, please place them in the Human Concerns “Empty Basket” in the front entrance to the church. Thank you.
Tylenol, Band-Aids, Reading glasses, Hand sanitizer, Cough drops, Gold Bond powder
Donations to the Parish...Sale of Stock

Are you interested in becoming Catholic?
A new group is forming. For more information, contact Ken Stanczyk at (262) 375-6500 ext. 104 or kstanczyk@stjosephgrafton.org.
Prayer Authorization Form
If you wish to add your name to the “Remember To Pray For” list, please complete a Prayer Authorization Form. You will find these forms on the bulletin boards at all entrances to the church or you may download a copy of the form here.
Receive Spiritual Communion.
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.

St. Joseph Parish … Staying In Contact

You can contact a Pastoral Staff member by leaving a message on their office phone. Pastoral Staff has the ability to check voicemail messages from home.

262-375-6500

Ext. 103 for Brenda Cline
Ext. 102 for Jay Frymark
Ext. 106 for Randy Hilgers
Ext. 104 for Ken Stanczyk
Ext. 175 for Sheri Hanson
Ext. 121 for Bonnie Reineking
Ext. 171 for Amanda Matthews
◉ Ext. 122 for Madonne Rauch

Pyxes needed
We are currently out of Communion pyxes, so if you are no longer in need of one, please return it to the parish office so that someone else may use it. Thank you.
Life saving information-Automatic External Defibrillators

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 - third Thursday of the month

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.

Questions? Please contact either Carol Arentz at jcarentz@gmail.com or Joan Raasch at joanhfn@outlook.com.

Community and Courtesy News and Events
Be a Eucharistic Minister at Columbia St. Mary.
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 bridget.lozano@ascension.org.

Applications are also available on the CSM website: www.columbia-stmarys.org/volunteer_ozaukee.