Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Taco bar, music, pinata and games following the 4 p.m. Mass.






Living Your Strengths Workshop

Beginning May 11th






St. Bernadette: Yesterday & Today

   A presentation and refection on the apparitions of our Lady of the Lourdes.




Contemporary Music Mass

Soul Sabbath will lead our music on the first Sunday of each month at the 10:00 a.m. Mass. Our next Contemporary Music Mass will be May 6.

Blood Pressure Screening

Keep in mind the importance of monitoring your blood pressure. Take advantage of the opportunity to have it screened after Mass the weekend of May 12-13, in the back of church.



St. Joseph Food Program

The first weekend of each month, we collect groceries for St. Joseph Food Program. Our next collection weekend is: May 5-6. For more information about the St. Joseph Food Program and how you can help, visit their website: http://stjoesfoodprogram.org/


Prayer Shawl Distribution

Share the love and comfort of Christ - wrapped up in a prayer shawl. If you will be visiting friends or family members who are dealing with illness, grief, death, loneliness, or needing a bit of comfort, we invite you to contact us so you can pick out a prayer shawl to as a gift for them. We have shawls for both men and women and would be happy to share them with you. Please contact the parish office for more information.



What is SCRIP, you may ask? SCRIP is a gift card program where participating vendors return a portion of the value of the gift card to Xavier Schools and St. Joe's. Please consider using SCRIP to help support St. Joe's. Gift cards are available for purchase after Masses the first and third weekends of the month. To expedite your order, fill out the SCRIP Order Form. SCRIP will be for sale the weekends of April 21-22, May 5-6; 19-20.

Eucharistic Holy Hour

Bishop David Ricken has asked every Parish in the diocese to schedule a monthly holy hour before the Blessed Sacrament. This practice is part of his pastoral plan that will focus on PRAYER for the next two years. Our next Holy Hour will be Friday, May 4 following the 12:05 Mass. The Blessed Sacrament will be placed on the altar and there will be prayers, scripture readings, and time for silent reflection.

Holy Hours and Benediction used to be popular devotions in parishes. It has been a while since we've held them at St. Joe's. Presumably, this is the case elsewhere. in bringing back this devotion, we hope many will find this as a means to appreciating the Eucharist and increasing our prayer life.



St. Joe's Tuition Scholarship Program


Through an anonymous and generous benefactor St Joe’s is able to offer three $2,500 scholarships to a Catholic school for 3 families of St Joe’s parish. These scholarships are available for the next school year. We are hoping to encourage families who are considering enrolling their child/children in the St Francis Xavier School System. These scholarships are also available to families currently enrolled or considering enrollment in another Catholic school system. To apply for a scholarship, a family needs to write a letter to Fr Jim Leary, asking for a scholarship. On an attached sheet of paper, please answer the following questions related to Parish, School, and Community involvement.

1. Describe how your family is active in our parish.

2. Describe how your family is active in your community.

3. Describe how your family will be involved in your parish/school/community in the future.

Whoever receives a scholarship for the coming year will be offered it for the remaining years their child is at that academic level (elementary, middle school and high school). (E.G. If a child received the scholarship in 1st grade, they will be guaranteed to receive it till they finish 4th grade. If a child receives it in 5th grade they will be guaranteed to receive it till they finish 8th grade etc.) Deadline for applying for a scholarship is April 30, 2018. Scholarships will be awarded by the end of May, 2018.





Reaching In to ourselves to share our God-given gifts within our church community.

Reaching Out with care and compassion to our fellow parishioners as well as the needs within our community and beyond.

Reaching God through worship sacraments, prayer and spiritual growth.



404 W. Lawrence St.
Appleton, WI 54911



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