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

  • Filling meal bags for Arise Against Hunger, to be distributed by Catholic Charities in the African Nation of Burkina Faso.
  • Fr. Adam Fernandez, left, and Fr. Dennis Wieland
  • 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.
  • 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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As we begin preparing our hearts in anticipation of the birth of Christ, we are reminded of the importance of cultivating our relationship with God – no easy feat in our world today. But know that you aren’t alone! Your relationship with God comes alive within our parish, especially at Mass where we can find the “home” that we long for and encounter Christ – especially through his real presence in the Eucharist.

Join us at Mass at St. Joseph: 4 p.m. Saturday, and 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

See more information about our Advent and Christmas schedule.

Archdiocese Sets Advent Missions

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee will host Advent Missions at 18 parishes throughout southeastern Wisconsin. This mission is based on The Gift of Sunday, a theological reflection issued by Archbishop Jerome Listecki. Join others for a beautiful prayer service and presentation that encourages everyone to come to Mass and rediscover Jesus’ presence in the Eucharist — this Advent Season and beyond!

Read more and see the dates, times and locations of the missions.

Masses for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

  • 7:30 p.m. December 7
  • 8:15 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. December 8




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