A Message From Father Jim

March 24, 2020

Dear Friends,

I want to communicate some of the latest information regarding the future of our parish life.  This is hard to communicate and quite honestly, unbelievable.  This Lent and Easter Season, we are being called on to participate in the Paschal Mystery in a very real and new way.  It is my ardent prayer that we will be more faithful followers of Jesus Christ as a result of living through these difficult days realizing that all of our trust and hope for a better tomorrow lies alone in Him. 

Please take note of the following:

*The suspension of public daily and Sunday Mass will continue indefinitely.

*The distribution of Holy Communion is permitted only as part of the Last Rites.

*The 12 Hours of Reconciliation scheduled for April 1 has been postponed.

*Public celebrations of Holy Week and the Triduum are canceled.  The Archbishop will live-stream from the cathedral. 

*The baptisms and reception into full communion of the Catholic Church that normally takes place at the Easter Vigil will be postponed.

*There will be no public celebration of Holy Mass on Easter Sunday.  The Archbishop will live-stream a Mass and Bishop Schuerman will also in Spanish.

*Along with Confirmation, First Holy Communion celebrations will be postponed.

*The Archdiocesan-wide Capital Campaign, Love One Another, has been suspended.    

Fr. Sergio and I will continue to offer a Mass for Sundays that can be found on our websites and Facebook.  I will let you know as soon as possible what will be offered for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. 

Please consult our parishes’ websites and Facebook for up to date information.  I would also ask that, as best you can, you communicate with our elderly parishioners who do not have access to computer information.  The Knights of Columbus is working to reach out to our elderly and homebound parishioners to assess their needs.  Please let the parish offices know if you are aware of someone who needs assistance with groceries, medication pick-up, etc.    

Let us continue to hold each other in prayer. 

God bless you.

Fr. Jim Volkert

Mass on Radio or Television

Two Sunday Masses at the Cathedral will still be celebrated, but without an assembly. The 9:00 a.m. Mass is available on Radio 920 AM, W.O.L.F. and the 11:00 a.m. Mass is live-streamed on the Cathedral website. Other TV Masses are available on WVTV, My24 at 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. and on WITI, Fox 6 at 5:30 a.m.

Office Hours - Closed Through This Crisis

Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Offices are in the Parish Center - 6068 Water Street

Emergency? If you have a pastoral emergency and need to reach a priest, please call our emergency after-hours number at 262-210-9588


Watch Our Priests Celebrate Mass

To Watch Fr. Sergio celebrate Mass for the 5th Sunday of Lent, click HERE

"Courageous Communion"

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has launched a new web page to help quarantined Catholics find communion with God, home, neighbor and the globe. Check it out HERE


Daily Message from the Archbishop

In these days of social distancing, enjoy hearing a daily message from Archbishop Jerome Listecki, Auxiliary Bishop James Schuerman or Auxiliary Bishop Jeffery Haines by clicking HERE


Live-Streamed Mass Choices

Watch the Sunday Mass with the Archbishop, live-streamed from St. John the Evangelist Cathedral HERE

Watch Heart of the Nation Mass live-streamed HERE

Please see the information below to find out how to set up online giving!

Mass Times -During Normal Operation

Saturday Evening - 5:00 pm     
Sunday Morning - 9:30 am

Daily Mass - 8:30 am Tuesday

Daily Mass at St. Mary on Monday and Friday at 8:30 a.m.
Daily Mass at St. Charles on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8:30 a.m.

St. Charles:
Saturday-5:15 p.m.
Sunday-8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

St. Mary:
Saturday-4:30 p.m.
Sunday-8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Donate Online!

St. Joseph Church has made Online Giving available for our weekly offerings, as well as other parish collections. Donating is simple, safe, and secure and take less than five minutes.

You’ll be able to give to any of our collections and view complete financial records at any time. Set up a one-time or recurring donation by following these three easy steps:

  1. Click on the Online Giving link.
  2. Select the collection you wish to donate to and click to make a donation.
  3. Enter your payment information.

 That’s it. You can return at any time to edit your donation or to view your financial records.





Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Which payment methods are accepted?
A: Contributions from checking accounts, savings accounts, debit cards, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) are all accepted.

Q: Do parishioners receive receipts for their donations?
A: Yes, all contributors enrolled for online giving will receive receipts via e-mail.

Q: What if parishioners feel uncomfortable not having something to physically drop into the collection basket?
A: We provide printable donation slips that can be placed into the collection basket.

Q: Is WeShare safe?
A: Yes. We implement the safest security standards for online transactions and your privacy is protected at all times. We are certified with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) as a Level 1 Service Provider.

Q: How can I enroll and start donating?
A: Click on the link above or call the parish office for more information.

WeShare Donor Customer Service Phone: 800-950-9952 (press #3 and then press #2)
WeShare Customer Service Email: [email protected]
WeShare Donor FAQ: WeShare Donor Support




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Mission Statement for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

To proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through his saving death and resurrection by calling, forming and sending disciples to go and make new disciples.
As a people, we are called to encounter Jesus and grow as disciples through the sacramental life of the Church.



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