Dispensation Extended

The obligation to attend Sunday Mass has been dispensed through August 2, 2020!

Help Wanted!

We are looking for an enthusiastic, responsible, and motivated individual who is interested in working on our food service staff at Burlington Catholic Schools.

Position: Hot Lunch Prep/Cook Staff
Location: St. Charles Campus, Burlington Catholic School
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., approximate hours as service varies day to day
Days: Monday - Friday, every day when BCS students are in attendance
Wages: Hourly. To be determined based on experience and knowledge. (Health benefits not available for this position)

The real perks: Days off directly correlate with your student's days off! Enjoy your holidays, weekends, and summers off! Part-time employee tuition discount of 15% for your dependents!


  • Helping prep and cook delicious, fresh, nutritional, well-balanced  meals
  • Assisting in creating a clean, safe and accommodating food service experience for students and staff
  • Maintaining the cleanliness, sanitation, and safety standards of the kitchen
  • Cleaning and sanitizing the kitchen following food service, which includes kitchen equipment, food surfaces, dish washing, and proper food and equipment storage
  • Assisting with assembling bag lunches for field trips
  • Helping manage food allergies and special dietary needs of students
  • Meeting professional standards by completing continuing education courses or online webinars
  • Assisting in moving 30-40 lb cases of food when needed
  • Ensuring that the kitchen meets all county and state health codes.

If interested, please download the application HERE.
Return it either by email at [email protected] OR printing and mailing to: Burlington Catholic School, Attn: Food Service Directors, 225 W. State Street, Burlington, WI 53105.
Apply no later than July 15

Trustee Elections

Parish Trustee Positions

According to the Wisconsin State Statute regarding Parish Corporate Bylaws, each parish must hold a public election for the position of trustee.  Before the election takes place registered parishioners are allowed to nominate candidates for the position.  Therefore, I am opening the nomination process for the positions of Parish Trustee – Secretary.  The trustees and I are the legal members of the parish corporation, along with the Archbishop. 

John Gabaldo, who currently holds this position, has expressed a willingness to be nominated for another term.  Other candidates for this position must be a practicing parish member and at least 25 years old.  Each trustee serves a two-year term.  As pastor, I am allowed to nominate a candidate.   Additional candidates must be nominated by at least 10 active parishioners and submitted to me by Tuesday, June 30th.  There are nomination forms in the west entrance of the church and by clicking HERE.  On the weekend of July 4th & 5th the names of the nominees will be announced and on the following weekend, July 11th and 12th the election for this position will take place during the Mass.  If you have a question regarding the nomination process, please do not hesitate to contact the parish office. 

Fr. Jim Volkert

The Catholic Comeback

Watch Archbishop Listecki's "Welcome Back" message HERE.

Mass Schedule Beginning May 30, 2020

Sunday Morning -9:00 a.m.

St. Charles:
Saturday-5:00 p.m.
Sunday-8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (Bi-lingual)

St. Mary:
Saturday-4:30 p.m.
Sunday-7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

No weekday Masses at any parish.

Watch Our Priests Celebrate Mass

To Watch Fr. Jim celebrate Mass for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time click HERE

Act of  Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.  Amen.


Messages Against Racism from our Bishops

To read the Statement of the Catholic Bishops of Wisconsin on Unjust Killings and Recent Protests, please click HERE

To read the pastoral letter against racism, "Open Wide Our Hearts, the enduring call to love," by the USCCB, please 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


Mass on Radio or Television

WITI Fox 6 broadcasts the Sunday Mass LIVE  from the Cathedral at 11:00 a.m.

Two Sunday Masses at the Cathedral are celebrated 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.

Live-Streamed Mass Choices

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

Every Sunday, watch Heart of the Nation Mass live-streamed HERE

Office Hours - Beginning May 18, 2020

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Offices are in the Parish Center - 6068 Water Street
Please wear a face mask during your visit.

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


Tri-Parish Coronavirus Outreach Program

It appears the Coronavirus pandemic will be affecting our daily life for quite some time. Some of us may find a lot of extra time on our hands while others may need extra assistance during this quarantine. This point in time provides an extraordinary opportunity for us to come together as Burlington area Catholics. 

Members from your parish outreach committee will be calling to check on your wellbeing and to assess your needs. We will be able to provide help in the following ways:

  • Weekly grocery services – help with ordering online, pickup and delivery
  • On-call errand service for any immediate needs
  • Neighborhood volunteers to check in on you

Although our volunteers will be concentrating on calling elderly parishioners over the age of 70, these services are open to any parishioner who is isolated in quarantine. This includes parents with young children at home or medically fragile members who do not want to leave their homes. Please do not hesitate to call if you would like help or know a fellow parishioner who may need some! If you would like to volunteer, please call your parish coronavirus outreach coordinator:

St. Charles – Jackie Scholze 262-763-4611 or Mary Labadie 262-206-5569

St Joseph – Jerry Kuta 262-492-1570 or Sue Kuta 262-492-7570

St. Mary – Colleen Schiltz 262-716-2923 or Pam Aldrich 262-716-6324

Weekly Groceries – Brian Daniel 262-492-6026

On-Call program - Kathy Baumeister, 262-763-3441 orStacy Alan 262-210-2226

If you find yourself in a position to help your fellow parishioners who have been negatively affected, please consider sending a donation to the Knights of Columbus at St. Mary’s or St. Charles, or the Helping Hands Committee at St. Charles Parish.    

To donate to the Knights of Columbus make your check out to:
Monsignor Heim Council 15665 and send it to: Mark Mandry, 513 Lewis St, Burlington, WI 53105,

To donate to the St. Charles Helping Hands make your check out to them and send it to:
St. Charles Parish Office, 440 Kendall St., Burlington, WI 53105          

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


App Links

We have our new Parish App available for you to download - click the image or do text to download



Or Text ParishApp1 to 555888


Or Text ParishApp2 to 555888

Synod Information and Updates

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.



2 Guys and a Gospel



Prepare yourself for this week's Gospel with Fr. Phillip Bogacki and Fr. Ricardo Martin as they brainstorm about their homilies and reflect on the Gospel reading.