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., August 19 - 4:00 pm

Reader:   Gwen Dado

Ushers:  Clarence & Paula Fussy, Don Waldbillig, Lois Peper

Servers: Jaclyn Andersen, Megan


Music:  Sheeran Gallagher

Sun., August 20 - 10:30 am

Reader: Larry Wojchik 

Ushers: Barry, Penny, & Allen Kobernick, Daryl & Sandra Jensen

Servers: Andy Otto, Sammy Otto

Music:  Cindy Morton

Video: Sabelko’s

Sat., August 26 - 4:00 pm

Reader:   Jackie Bergan

Ushers:  Clarence & Paula Fussy, Don Waldbillig, Lois Peper

Servers: Sally Suckut

Music:  Men’s Choir

Sun., August 27 - 10:30 am

Reader: Ralph Weber

Ushers: Barry, Penny, & Allen Kobernick, Daryl & Sandra Jensen

Servers: Karl Kobernick, Tyler Meier, Anna Wagner

Music:  Outdoor Mass

Video: Cerney’s


Mass Intentions For The Week

Saturday, August 19

4:00 pm    Lutz Family  by Kathy Lutz                          SJ

6:00 pm    People of the Parish Cluster                     OLL

Sunday, August 20

8:30 am    Paul Williams by Pat Williams                   OLL

10:30 am   Caron Fellner by Mark Fellner                    SJ

Monday, August 21

9:00 am      NO Communion Service                             SJ

Tuesday, August 22

9:00 am   Communion Service                                    SJ

9:00 am       Communion Service                                 OLL

Wednesday, August 23

9:00 am    Gillis Family by Rosemary Gillis                  SJ

Thursday, August 24

9:00 am    Mike Cwayna by Larry/Juanita Koeppen  OLL

Friday, August 25

9:00 am      Communion Service                                    SJ

Saturday, August 26

4:00 pm    Walter Bleskacek by the Bleskacek Family SJ

6:00 pm    Dick Flaherty by Jim Beistle                     OLL

Sunday, August 27

8:30 am    John Ruck by His Family                          OLL

10:30 am  Jerry/Roxie Barthman by Fran Bartman at Michael Park-NO 10:30 MASS AT THE CHURCH 


 Catholic Services Appeal

The 2016/2017 Catholic Services Appeal is an opportunity for us, as a faith family, to join together to do the work of the Lord. This year our assessment @ SJ is $30,945. So far we have raised $23,500 leaving a balance of $7,445.  OLL has an assessment of $27,416. So far we have raised $23,974 leaving a balance of $3,442. Please prayerfully consider donating to this appeal.  


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.


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                                P.O. Box 554 

                      Amery, WI  54001                        Luck, WI  54853

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.


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 a baby please register. The next class for our cluster will be Thursday, September 14th at St. Joseph.  Registration is required. Contact Melissa at SJ 715-268-7717 or Sally at OLL 715-405-2253 to register.


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. 


Flowers for Mary

We are looking for volunteers to bring a vase of flowers from your garden or a purchased arrangement. The flowers are placed by the statue of Mary. Please use the calendar by the office door to sign up for a weekend.


Bible Study

Bible Study will continue at Our Lady of the Lakes at 10 am every Thursday after 9 am Mass. Jere Briggs will lead the study with the Book of Romans.  Everyone Welcome!

Holiday Bazaar

St. Joseph holds a Holiday Bazaar each year in November. Jane Dobbs has been the chairperson for the last few years. She is looking for someone to team up with her for this year’s Bazaar and then become the chairperson next year. If you are interested or have any questions about the Bazaar, please contact Jane at 715-948-2419


Outdoor Mass

St Joseph Parish will be hosting an Outdoor Mass and Sweet Corn Feed Festival on Sunday, August 27th at 10:30 am at Michael Park in Amery.  JC Rock, a Christian Rock Group, will be performing. We will have games and prizes for the kids. Faith Formation registration will also take place at the park. Also, bring your backpacks and car keys with you to Mass as we will be having a backpack and key blessing to start the school year off. Please bring your lawn chairs! 


Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. All funds raised from the Amery Walk, will be tallied with the New Richmond Walk and distributed to those in need throughout our areas. The Amery walk will take place on Saturday, September 23rd at Amery Memory Care. Registration is at 9 am and the Ceremony/Walk is at 10 am. We are in need of helpers to set up/take down, register walkers, hand out flowers, hand out waters, take pictures, push residents in wheelchairs, etc. Please contact Amber Harris for information or if you would like to help. 715-268-4800


Catechists Needed: What & Who is a Catechist?

“The role of a Catholic catechist is to catechize (teach) the faith of the Catholic Church by both word and example”—Wikipedia. Catechesis is not just teaching the facts of the faith. Catechesis is about bringing people to Christ! It is helping people encounter the true and living God who is calling each of us into his heavenly life, and to bring others along. We are ALL called to bring others to Christ! We are currently looking for Catechists for the upcoming 2017-18 Faith Formation year.  We need catechists for many grades but we are in great need for an 11th grade Confirmation Class Catechist at St. Joseph. Please Prayerfully consider this chance to help our youth & you too will grow in knowledge & faith. Contact your parish office if you are interested or if you have any questions.


Theology of the Body Confirmation Retreat

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Grantsburg is hosting a Confirmation Retreat on Sunday, October 1st.  All Confirmation Students need to complete a retreat as  one of the requirements, this would be a great opportunity. The retreat goes from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Lunch and snacks will be provided.  Guest Speaker is Jen Messing (Founder of Into The Deep). You can contact Marge Schone at SJ or Sally Christensen at OLL if you would like more information on how to register.


Backpack Fundraiser

The Salvation Army sends backpacks home to students in the area in need. They are asking churches to collect personal hygiene products to be added to the backpacks. The thought behind the drive is that children are being targeted for bullying in schools because of personal hygiene issues. Each month there will be one specific item to collect. For the month of August we will be collecting Gallon and Quart size Ziploc Bags to put they products in during the year.  We will have a basket for the collection by the bulletin board in the gathering area.   


Natural Family Planning

The Couple to Couple League will be offering a series of classes, for engaged and married couples, on the Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning at Hudson Physicians, 405 Stageline Rd., Hudson, WI. New streamlined methodology and new materials integrate Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.  Classes begin on Saturday, August 19, at 9:00 a.m. Register at For more information, please call 612.721.3791.

SJ Golf Tournament

Thanks to everyone contributed to the Jerry Chmielewski Memorial Golf Fundraiser, especially the all the chairpersons!  The $6,000 matching contribution was met. Total net profit was around $19,500. Proceeds will pay off 2016/2017 CSA the remainder going toward mortgage reduction. St. Joseph appreciates your ongoing support of parish activities.

$500.00—Terry & Jennifer Hansen

$400.00—Dave Nelson

$300.00—Jackie Whitcomb

Fire bowl—Noah Wieczorek

Wine Cooler—Bill Baldwin 


Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wednesday, August 16th from 2 pm—4 pm., at the home of Rosemary Myers, 310 George Avenue, Amery.  New members are always welcome.  Monetary donations for yarn and supplies are always appreciated.  For more information or any questions, call Rosemary at 715-268-7330.


Mass Videographer

Our Mass is broadcasted each week on local access cable channel 6 compliments of Northwest Communication. We have dedicated couples and individuals who videotape the Mass each week. We need more help. Please prayerfully consider becoming a Mass Videographer and call the parish office to volunteer.

Rummage Sale

We are in need of a new Chairperson for our annual Rummage Sale in May. Marita is willing to help out whoever takes it over. Please let the office know if you are interested.


August Calendar Raffle Winners

10th     $20        #5112          Dan Klitgard                 Clear Lake, WI

11th     $20        #6691          Sandra White               Amery, WI

12th     $25        #5067          Carol Chmielewski       Amery, WI 

13th     $50        #6525          Dalton Rademaker      Clear Lake, WI 

14th     $20        #5623          Beth/Steve Fox            Star Prairie, WI 

15th     $150      #6732          Red Thompson           Amery, WI

16th     $20          #5869          Gloria Bauer               Amery, WI 


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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