Parish News


Volunteers Needed for May 31 Winegarten

The St. Joe Athletic Association is looking for volunteers to help at the Friday, May 31 Winegarten - a new benefit for the association. The event starts at 5 p.m. and will include live music from 7:30-10 p.m., and food, wine, beer and soda. A kids' tent will offer face painting and nail designs. Wine will be available for $6 per glass or $20 per bottle, and patio wine glasses can be purchased for $2. (All are welcome to attend.)

To volunteer for the event, register via Signup Genius.

May Pastoral Council Meeting MInutes

Read what's going on in the parish via the May pastoral council meeting minutes. (PDF)

Vacation Bible School 2024

Registration is underway for St. Agnes/St. Joe's Vacation Bible School 2024.
Vacation Bible school is an amazing opportunity to meet new friends. The week  includes games, adventure, experiments, music, and snacks. This will take place July 15-19 from 9 a.m.-noon offering oceans of fun!
Vacation Bible School is open to 3K-5th graders. While it is hosted at St; Agnes this year, St. Joe's volunteers and families are very much apart of the experience. We hope to "sea" you there.
The early bird registration ends June 1 and then prices will increase. Don't wait to reserve your spot! Please reach out to Colleen Rooney in the Parish Office with any questions. Sign up on St. Agnes website: https://www.stagnesparish.org/

St. Joseph Eucharistic Procession on Corpus Christi, June 1 and 2

On June 1 and 2 we will celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi, which commemorates the real presence of the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist. We again will have a short Eucharistic Procession following Masses that weekend. The procession will proceed around the Center Street circle drive.

Youth and children are asked to take on major roles in this procession. To volunteer as a cross-bearer, a canopy bearer or a reader of the litany during the procession, contact Lisa Marynik in the parish office at 414-771-4626.

Read About Fr. Justin Lopina 

Fr. Justin Lopina will become administrator of St. Joseph Congregation, starting mid-June, the Milwaukee Archdiocese has announced. Read his introductory message to us.

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Welcome to St. Joseph Catholic Church!

We are all pilgrim people on different legs of the journey home. At St. Joseph, we pray for all to encounter Christ, be transformed by Christ, and accept Christ's commission to spread the Gospel.

If you've been away from the church for a long time or short time, you're still welcome at God's home. If you are coming from another faith tradition or no tradition at all, we welcome you home to the Christian Church founded by Jesus and expanded by his apostles to all people.

If you've moved into the neighborhood and are looking for a vibrant parish for your faith life, we welcome you to our Christian family.

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A Spirit-Filled Congregation!

"My daughter, daughter-in-law, and I attended 10:30 Mass at St. Joe's ...We were visiting in Tosa for the weekend. What a gift your parish community gave us! We are all part of a vibrant and faith-filled parish community in Green Bay (St. Matthew Parish in Allouez.) We are used to a community that sings and worships with energy and enthusiasm so from the beginning of Mass we took quick note of the full participation of your worship community. As Mass went on, the Spirit continued to fill the congregation. We were blown away and walked out of Mass on fire! Thank you, thank you, thank you all for praying the Mass and sharing the Eucharist as is befitting the miracle it is. May God continue to bless the St. Joseph Parish Community."

– Amy W.

Parish Life

  • 2024 Confirmation Class
  • Children's Liturgy of The Word (CLOW) - 2024
  • Easter Vigil 2024
  • Easter Vigil 2024
  • 2024 Easter Foods Blessing by Fr. Fabian.
  • 2024 St. Joseph Day Mass
  • Fr Fabián and fellow priests of the Missionary Fraternity of Mary, for the 2024 St. Joseph Day Mass.
  • We put together 15,000 meal packets for the hungry in Africa. Each packet will feed 6 people.
  • Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession
  • First Communion 2023
  • Fr. Matt Ruhl, S.J., pastor of our sister parish, St. Peter Claver in Belize, celebrates Mass at St. Joseph each year.
  • A great crowd helped support St. Joseph through the 2023 parish dinner and auction.
  • Bishop Schuerman is joined by priests and deacons for the 2022 Confirmation Mass.
  • Youths from St. Joseph, St. Agnes, Christ King, Blessed Savior, St. Pius and St. Bernard were confirmed during Mass at St. Joseph.
  • Fr. Adam baptized three youths during our 2022 Easter Vigil Mass.
  • Younger ones lending a hand at the Helping Hands gathering to create 20,000 meal bags to be distributed by Catholic Charities in the African Nation of Burkina Faso.
  • To accommodate Christmas crowds during the pandemic, we had two Masses at 4 p.m. Christmas Eve – one in the church and one in the gym.
  • First Fruits Garden
  • Youth choir singing at Breakfast with Jesus
  • A good time for all at Breakfast with Jesus
  • Youth cantors lead the congregation in song.