About St. Joseph Parish

Fr. Jim

Thank you for visiting St. Joseph Parish of Appleton. I would like to share with you what St. Joseph’s is all about.

St. Joseph’s is a downtown parish. It is also the second oldest parish in the city of Appleton. It was founded in 1867 by German speaking settlers. Capuchin Franciscans have staffed the parish since 1877. Over the years the ministry of St. Joe’s has changed and adapted to the needs and the call of this downtown community.

St. Joseph’s is made up of people from every age group. We have Senior members, empty nesters, young families, newly married, and singles. Teens and children are very evident at our 10:00AM and 6:30 PM Liturgies on Sundays. Due to our location we have many people from the Appleton business community who come to our weekday 12:05 liturgy. Many of the visitors to the Fox Valley also find a welcome at St. Joseph’s and choose to worship with us.

Schools and Religious Education have always been an important part of our ministry.

For many years we operated a school that went through 9th grade. St. Mary’s is our neighboring parish and since the late ‘70’s and early ‘80’s we have worked together in many areas, but especially in education. We have worked together in Religious Education and Sacramental preparation for the past twenty years. There are eight parishes in the city of Appleton, and with all of them we sponsor the St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System. This is a system that deals with PreK through 12th grade. Check out the links to these educational possibilities.








Weekend Mass Times:

  • Saturday: 4PM
  • Sunday: 8AM, 10AM & 6:30PM

Weekday Mass Schedule:

  • Monday: 12:05PM
  • Tuesday: 12:05PM
  • Wednesday: 12:05PM - St. Mary Church
  • Thursday: 12:05PM - St. Mary Church
  • Friday: 12:05PM
  • St. Joseph is located at:
  • 404 W. Lawrence St. Appleton 54911
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  • St. Mary Church is located at:
  • 312 S. State St. Appleton 54911
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Sacramental Information

Read about St. Joseph's rich history and Solanus Prayer Garden and view photos in our gallery.