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 on Sunday, July 11, 2021. 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

  • Fr. Adam Fernandez, left, and Fr. Dennis Wieland
  • Confirmation 2021, with Bishop James Schuerman confirming 22 of or youths.
  • 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
  • 2019 First Communicants
  • People are encouraged to wear masks and must distance themselves during Masses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Blessing of 2018 Confirmands, with Fr. Dennis of St. Joseph, Bishop Haines, and Fr. Mark of St. Agnes
  • 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.
  • Children enrolled in the St. Joseph day school participate in the annual Christmas program in church.
  • Fr. Dennis celebrates Easter Mass, 2018.
  • Baptism of Lorraine Nelson
  • Holy Thursday Feet Washing
  • Annual Parish Dinner and Auction
  • Annual Parish Auction and Dinner

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Parish News

We Welcome Fr. Adam Fernandez

Our new pastor, Fr. Adam Fernandez, provides a background on his history as a priest, during his Sunday homily. Listen to his story, which starts after a few comments on the Sunday readings.

Family Movie Night

Join St. Joseph families for Movie Night, Saturday, July 31 in the east parking lot. Gathering starts at 8 p.m. and the movie starts at 8:30 p.m. See details on the informational flyer - PDF.

2021-22 Catholic Formation

Details and registration forms for our 2021-22 Catholic Formation classes are now available. These are for Youth Ministry, Child Ministry, and Confirmation. The forms (PDFs) are accessible from the Formation Page.

Year of St. Joseph

Pope Francis has declared this the "Year of St. Joseph," our parish's patron. Read more about the designation.

From the Pastor

Thank You for Five Great Years at St. Joseph

I am not sure that there are adequate words to express my gratitude to ... Read More »

Welcome Fr. Adam St. Joseph's New Pastoral Administrator

I am pleased to announce that Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki has appointed Father Adam ... Read More »

Hold One Another in Prayer as the Journey of Faith Continues

Next weekend, June 26-27, we will welcome Father Matt Ruhl, SJ, the pastor of ... Read More »




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