St. Joseph Congregation in Wauwatosa offers a variety of activities for all ages, as well as diverse fund raisers to support the parish and foster togetherness. Among those are:
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner –- A great pasta dinner for all who volunteer in any capacity at St. Joe's; held each spring.
Parish Dinner & Auction ~ Spring Fundraiser – A themed evening of bidding, games of chance, socializing and dining - its our major fundraiser and a great night out each spring!
Rummage Sale, early June – Huge rummage sale organized by the Christian Women to raise funds for the parish and school.
Donut Sunday – Donuts, hard rolls, coffee, milk, juice and fellowship served in the parish hall after 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Masses the second Sunday of the month, September through June (with exceptions).
Oktoberfest – Held each September on the east parish grounds. In 2017, it will be Friday, Oct. 15, and Saturday, Oct. 16. See PDF of details.
St. Peter Claver Annual Mission Trip – St. Joe parishioners lend their talents to our sister parish in Belize, building, teaching, working with the elderly and helping out in other ways.
Fundraising activities that specifically support the school:
SCRIP -- Save money on your normal purchases by using these gift certificates. St. Joe's receive a percentage of each certificate sold, while the face value remains the same for the purchaser. We use proceeds from SCRIP to support our day school and kindergarten through confirmation religious education programs. Downloadable documents: – Order Form — Purchase Agreement
In addition to the above, other groups conduct fundraisers through the school or parish on a limited basis. Those include youth mission trips, Girl Scout cookie sale, Cub Scout Christmas wreath sale, Boy Scout popcorn sale, and specific-item fundraising.