Jesus's presence

On the Centrality of the Eucharist: The Most Important Homily You Will Ever Hear. Listen to Fr. John's Homily.


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.

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Parish News

Oktoberfest 2022 Apparel Pre-Orders Available Now! 

Order your St. Joe's Oktoberfest gear designed exclusively for this year's fest on September 16, 17 & 18! All orders must be placed by 11:59 p.m. on July 17 and will be delivered to St. Joe's for pick up by September 8. Help support St. Joe's Oktoberfest while sporting some cool new gear! Shop now.

Pizza Night - Save the Date

Join us after the 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday, July 16, for Pizza Night to welcome Fr. Adam back from his trip to visit his family in India. Pizza, soda, water, and ice pops for children will be provided in the parish hall. A free-will offering will be taken to defer the costs of the pizza.

Vacation Bible School

Register your children for our annual Vacation Bible School, this year set for August 15-19. "Growing in Friendship with Jesus" is the theme. As in the past, we are collaborating with St. Agnes, Butler, in Vacation Bible School. Volunteers are needed to help.

Vacation Bible School Child Registration Form (PDF)

Vacation Bible School Volunteer Registration Form (PDF)




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Parish Life

  • Bishop James Schuerman confirms youths in the faith.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 2019 First Communicants
  • 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.
  • Baptism of Lorraine Nelson
  • Holy Thursday Feet Washing
  • Annual Parish Dinner and Auction
  • Annual Parish Auction and Dinner