St. Joseph Catholic Church   

1050 Keller Avenue N • Amery, WI  54001  

(715) 268-7717  •

Office Hours:  M-F 9:00 am - 5:00 pm



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 Liturgical Roles

Sat., January 27th - 4:00 pm

Reader:   Jackie Bergan

Ushers:  Rosemary Kephart, Tom Zimmerman, Mary Fouks

Servers: Jaclyn Andersen, Megan Andersen

Music:  Men’s Choir 

Sun., January 28th - 10:30 am

Reader: Michael Kalista

Ushers: Gene & Cheryl Meyer, Mike & Jackie Alexson, Joel Aasmundrud

Servers: Anna Wagner, Volunteer

Music:  Anne White & Tom Hemauer

Video: Sabelko’s  


Mass Intentions For The Week

Saturday, January 20

4:00 pm   Frank Beaudette by Beaudette Family         SJ

6:00 pm   Sick of the Parish by CCW                         OLL

Sunday, January 21

8:30 am    Duane Roufs by Audrey Ruck                   OLL

10:30 am  Walter Bleskacek by the Bleskacek Family  SJ

Monday, January 22

9:00 am   No Communion Service                                SJ

9:00 am Mass-Everyone Welcome                           OLL

Tuesday, January 23

9:00 am   Communion Service                                      SJ

9:00 am   Communion Service                                   OLL

Wednesday, January 24

9:00 am  Communion Service                                      SJ

Thursday, January 25

9:00 am   Perry Koeppen by Larry/Juanita Koeppen OLL

Friday, January 26

9:00 am    Communion Service                                      SJ

Saturday, January 27

4:00 pm   Deacon Bud Heiser by Mary Bleskacek        SJ

6:00 pm   Henry Henk by Ron & Penny Lepak           OLL

Sunday, January 28

8:30 am   Health of Eugene Ince by C & M Ince        OLL

10:30 am  Marlene Grasser by Kim Grasser                 SJ 


Catholic Services Appeal

Each year the Diocese of Superior has a Catholic Services Appeal. All parishes are required to support the appeal. This is an opportunity for us to join together to do the work of the Lord. This year our assessment @ SJ is $31,490. So far we have raised $16,361 leaving a balance of $15,129. OLL has an assessment of $29,658. So far we have raised $21,560, leaving a balance of $8,098.


Communication Center

If you are looking for past bulletins, lay ministry schedules, Faith Formation schedules, etc., you can always find them in our communication center located by the bathrooms in the gathering area.


Like” our Facebook Page

Don’t forget to “like” St. Joseph’s Facebook Page.  Our Facebook page updates events and other activities going on in the parish.  It is also useful to parents and youth of the Faith Formation page as we put schedule changes on Facebook.


Hall & Table Rental

If you need to borrow tables from the church for garage sales or other events, please call in advance to reserve them.  They are available for a free-will  offering.  The social hall is also available to rent for graduation & other parties. Ask for JoAnne 715-268-7717.


SJ Store

Do you need a Bible? Or maybe a small gift? We have a small store inside the parish office that might have what you need. The office is open Monday-Friday from 9am-5 pm.


Children’s Bulletin

St. Joseph now provides Children’s Bulletins that include fun activities. There is a basket with the bulletins and crayons in the gathering area before you enter the church. Please grab one before Mass if your children need something to occupy themselves.


E- Offering

Online credit card donations are accepted at St. Joseph Church.  If you would like to make a donation by credit card, go to our website  Once you are on the homepage click the tab that says donations on the top right screen.  If you have any questions contact St. Joseph office.


St. Joseph Library

St. Joseph now has a functioning library.  The library is located in the hospitality room off of the gathering area.  If you would like to check out a book please sign it out in the book on the podium and return the book in the basket next to the podium. 

Backpack Fundraiser

The Salvation Army sends backpacks home to students in need. They are collecting personal hygiene products to be added to the backpacks. The thought behind it is that children are being targeted for bullying in schools because of personal hygiene issues. For the month of January we will be collecting Shampoo and Conditioner. We will have a basket for the collection in the gathering area by the bulletin board.


Donations Needed

Donations of non-perishable foods and hygiene items are needed. Always needed are canned meats, tuna, canned fruit and vegetables, juices, canned or dry pasta, sauces, boxed dinners, cereal, peanut butter and jelly. We can also use paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent and dish soap. Monetary donations can also be made at the address below:

               Amery Food Pantry:                               Loaves & Fishes:

      P.O. Box 64, Amery, WI  54001          P.O. Box 554, Luck, WI  54853


Called Out Men’s Retreat

February 16-18, 2018 Diocesan Men’s Retreat at Cross Woods Camp in Mason WI. This weekend retreat is for men ages 25-55 featuring talks by renowned speaker David Rinaldi, Mass with Bishop Powers, Adoration, Confession, spiritual direction, and fellowship. Register by Feb 1st by contacting Grace Busse at


Grief Support

St. Croix Regional Medical Center will be offering a free, six week grief support group.  The group will meet every Tuesday  starting February 13th and go through March 27th with the exception of March 13th. There will be two groups. Both groups will meet at the St. Croix Regional Medical Center in St. Croix Falls, WI.  The first group will meet from 10:30 am to 12 pm in the Valley Conference Room. The second group will meet from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Glacier Conference Room. Preregistration is requested. Please call Kevin at 715-483-3261 extension 2016. The next set of meetings will be from May 1st through June 5th.


*Winter Weather Notice*

Remember when Amery School is cancelled, activities at church are also cancelled during the day and evening. This includes communion services, Mass, faith formation classes, Bible Study, and meetings. If school is two hours late, morning communion services, Masses and activities in the morning are cancelled. If school is closed early due to weather, there will be no evening communion services, Mass, or activities.


Ice Fishing /Chicken Dinner

The 54th Annual St. Joseph Ice Fishing Contest & Chicken Dinner will take place Sunday, January 28th. Ice Fishing is on North Twin Lake. Chicken Dinner is at St. Joseph Church. We are excited about this year’s events and raffle prizes which include a Polaris Sportsman ATV, $750 cash, $250 cash, $250 gift card, plus door prizes given on the ice! Chicken Dinner is served from 11-2:30. Adult tickets are $9.00 and children's tickets are $5.00. 


Rummage Sale Chairperson

We are in need of a new Rummage Sale Chairperson for the Rummage Sale on May 5th. Please let the office know if you are interested.


Red Cross Blood Drive

  Monday, February 26th, 2018

from 10 am to 3 pm at St. Joseph Church.

To schedule an appointment, please call

1-800-RED CROSS or visit


Volunteers Needed

St. Joseph parish would like to begin offering free blood pressure checks after Saturday and Sunday Masses on a quarterly basis. Volunteers are needed to do this. If you are a nurse, EMT or someone who is able to use and read blood pressure cuffs accurately and would like to volunteer, please call Melissa in the parish office at 715 268-7717 or email her at


Baptism Classes

We welcome infants into our parish community through the sacrament of  Baptism, an expression of the parents’ commitment to the Faith and a sign of God’s love and care for the child. Welcomed by Name is a program of  welcome, connection and conversion and consists of one class for about an hour.  It is preferable to attend prior to the birth of your child. If you are expecting, please register. The next class for our cluster will be Tuesday, February 6th at St. Joseph at 6 pm. Registration is required. Contact Melissa at SJ 715-268-7717 or Sally at OLL 715-405-2253 to register.


Marriage Help

Is Your Marriage Hurting? Do you feel helpless? Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) is designed to help married couples uncover or re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together. The program is highly successful in saving hurting marriages, even bringing reconciliation to couples who have already separated or divorced. For confidential information or to register for the program beginning with a weekend on February 9-11, 2018, call 877-922-HOPE (4673), or visit the website at


Author Visit

Chef Mary Dougherty will be at Our Lady of the Lakes on January 27th at 11 am. She will share stories—and some recipe tips—from her new book. Experience one of Chef Dougherty’s recipes that is part of a meal served by the Friends of the Library. RSVP by January 17th by calling 715-485-3215.  

Respect Life Essay Contest—BE NOT Afraid

Supporting all life all ways!

ESSAY CONTENT: In thinking about respecting all life & the theme BE NOT Afraid, explain what it means to you by writing an essay or a poem.

WHO MAY ENTER: Students in Grades 5 through 12

REQUIREMENTS: 150-200 words - Students in Grades 5,6,7,8

                                      200-300 words - Students in Grades 9,10,11,12

   Entries must include an Essay ID ½ page. You can get one of the ID pages    from your parish office.


   Diocese of Superior PO Box 969 Superior, WI 54880

POSTMARK DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

FURTHER QUESTIONS: Debra Lieberg @ 715-394-0240 or

Quotes from the essays will be included in the Catholic Herald Newspaper. Prizes awarded to those essays chosen by the judging committee.


Scholarships for Women

The Superior Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will award two (2) $500 scholarships to women completing their second year of post high school education by the spring of 2018 or continuing their education for career advancement, or returning to the work field.

Applications may be obtained by contacting the SDCCW Scholarship Committee Chair, Gail Grassel, 10103 State Road 27, Hayward, WI 54843; 715-634-0042, or on our website:

The Committee will notify the winners by phone or mail.  The recipients will be recognized at this year’s joint SDCCW & Duluth Convention on May 22, 2018, at St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. 


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Parish Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

1050 N. Keller Avenue,  Amery, WI 54001

Phone: (715) 268-7717,   Fax: (715) 268-9986