Parish News

Register by This Friday for Our Dinner Auction

Register by this Friday, March 1, for our Saturday, March 9 "Kentucky Derby" dinner auction in the Parish Hall and Gymnasium. Enjoy a great evening with fellow parishioners and guests, and help support our largest fundraiser of the year. Register via WeShareGiving.  Learn more.

St. Joseph Day Celebration and Presentations

As St. Joseph Day approaches, our three-part series on St. Joseph scontinues Tuesday, Tuesday, March 5, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the St. Joseph Room of the Parish Center. See information on an opportunity to learn more about our patron saint.

See information, including registration, for our March 19 St. Joseph Day celebration. (PDF)

Wish Archbishop Listecki a Happy Birthday!

In honor of Archbishop Listecki’s upcoming 75th birthday on March 12, we invite you to share a personal story, prayer or well wishes in thanksgiving for his spiritual leadership and guidance in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. These messages will be collected and personally shared with Archbishop Listecki as a token of our gratitude. Click here to leave a message (Google Docs.)

Fr. Adam's Farewell Message

Listen to Fr. Adam's farewell to St. Joseph Congregation, at Masses this weekend, as he prepares to return to India. Listen now.

To hear Fr. Adam sing the Doloxogy in his native Tamil language at Masses today, visit our Facebook page.

Fr. Fabian Rodas Named Interim Administrator

As noted in the bulletin, Fr. Adam's order is calling him back to India. 

The archdiocese has appointed Fr. Fabian Rodas, MFM, as the interim administrator of the parish from March 1 through June 30. Fr. Fabian is a priest of the Missionary Fraternity of Mary, which is based in Guatemala and which has several priests in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

The archdiocese has begun the process of assigning a new priest to St. Joseph. He would start in July. Any questions on this process can be directed to our parish council chair, Joe Herro. Read the pastoral council's February report on priest placement for St. Joseph (PDF).


Men of Christ Conference is March 9

St. Joseph men are invited to participate in the Saturday, March 9 Men of Christ Conference. This year, we are joining nearby parishes for the event at St. John Vianney in Brookfield. This is a morning event, so it will not conflict with our parish auction dinner that evening. See information, including registration. (PDF)

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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.

We're happy to answer questions about our parish, about the Mass, about Catholicism and the Catholic Church today, and about how we as a parish of St. Joseph in Wauwatosa can serve you. Read More.

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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

  • 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
  • Bishop James Schuerman confirmed 22 youths at the 2023 Confirmation Mass at St. Joseph on April 22.
  • Deacon Kurt blessed Easter foods brought by parishioners for the annual Holy Saturday event.
  • 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.
  • Fr. Adam baptized three youths during our 2022 Easter Vigil Mass.
  • Fr. Adam confirmed two of our youths during the 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.
  • Filling meal bags for Arise Against Hunger, to be distributed by Catholic Charities in the African Nation of Burkina Faso.
  • Baptism of Mia the 2nd Sunday of Easter 2021
  • 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
  • Fr. Dennis blesses Easter Foods on Holy Saturday. The blessing is a traditional Polish event, known in Polish as Święconka.
  • JJ Anshus Piano Recital Packs the Church
  • A role for all children at Breakfast with Jesus
  • Youth cantors lead the congregation in song.
  • Baptism of Lorraine Nelson
  • Holy Thursday Feet Washing