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Fr. Justin Lopina Assigned
to St. Joseph, Starting Mid-June

Fr Justin LopinaFr. Justin Lopina will become administrator of St. Joseph Congregation, starting mid-June, the Milwaukee Archdiocese has announced. Fr. Fabián will remain with us until June 18, and he will then be pastoral administrator at St. Anthony and St. Hyacinth parishes on Milwaukee's south side.

Fr. Lopina current serves as pastor of Sacred Heart parish in Horicon and St. Matthew in Neosho. Before that, he was associate pastor at St. Francis Cabrini and St. Mary's Immaculate Conception in West Bend. He was ordained May 17, 2014 and celebrated his first Mass at St. Francis Borgia in Cedarburg, where he became associate pastor. Earlier, he served in the Peace Corps.

He studied physics and astronomy at Beloit College, after graduating from Arrowhead High School in 2000. (Read a 2014 Catholic Herald article about his plans to be a scientist never materialized.)

Fr. Lopina's book "Views From the Other Side of the Altar" was published in 2018.

April Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

Read the minutes from the April 17, 2024 Pastoral Council meeting. (PDF)

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"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
  • 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.
  • First Communion 2020
  • Confirmation 2020
  • 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.