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., December 9th - 4:00 pm

Reader:   Ruth Mugerauer

Ushers:  Marian Fox, Ed & Lisa Cerney, Volunteer

Servers: Megan & Jaclyn Andersen

Music:  Cindy Morton

Sun., December 10th - 10:30 am

Reader: Dennis John

Ushers: Brett & Renee Catts & Family, Jay & Beth Monson & Family 

Servers: Alex Edwards, Sam Otto, Andy Otto

Music:  Men’s Choir 

Video: Baldwin’s 

Sat., December 16th - 4:00 pm

Reader:   Jackie Bergan

Ushers:  Doris Mitchell, Bobbie Griffith, Gwen Dado

Servers: Sally Suckut

Music:  Rick Dado

Sun., December 17th - 10:30 am

Reader: Meredith Oman

Ushers: Brett & Renee Catts & Family, Jay & Beth Monson & Family 

Servers: LilyMae Thompson, Maverick Goulet, Mason Goulet

Music:  Cindy Morton

Video: TBD 


Mass Intentions For The Week

Saturday, December 9

4:00 pm   Walter Bleskacek by Bleskacek Family         SJ

6:00 pm   Cheryl Dado by Her Family                         OLL

Sunday, December 10

8:30 am   People of the Parish Cluster                       OLL

10:30 am Caron Fellner by Mark Fellner                       SJ

Monday, December 11

9:00 am   NO Communion Service                               SJ

Tuesday, December 12

9:00 am    Communion Service                                      SJ

9:00 am    Communion Service                                   OLL

Wednesday, December 13

9:00 am   Sharon Hayek by John Hayek                       SJ

Thursday, December 14

9:00 am  Pat Cwayna by Larry & Juanita Koeppen  OLL

10:30 am Communion Service                                  GAM

Friday, December 15

9:00 am    Communion Service                                      SJ

Saturday, December 16

4:00 pm   Marlene Grasser by Kim Grasser                  SJ

6:00 pm   Chuck Swanson by Helen/Lori Swanson   OLL

Sunday, December 17

8:30 am   Nicholas Gadke                                          OLL

10:30 am Jerry & Roxie Barthman by Fran Barthman  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 $12,361 leaving a balance of $19,129. OLL has an assessment of $29,658. So far we have raised $10,160, leaving a balance of $19,498. 


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 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. For the month of December we will be collecting Deodorant. They put these products in their backpacks during the year.  We will have a basket for the collection by the bulletin board in the gathering area. 


St. Joseph’s 2nd Grade Bake Sale

St. Joseph’s 2nd grade students will be hosting a bake sale this year on December 9th & 10th after Masses. Proceeds will go towards a chalice for each of the 2nd graders to paint during their First Eucharist Retreat. Donated baked goods are needed. Please bring to church before the 4 pm or 10:30 am Mass.


Christmas Program at St Joseph

The Children’s Christmas Program will be held on Sunday, December 17th right before the 10:30 am Mass.  If anyone would like to volunteer to help with this, please let the parish office know.


Catholics Come Home

Do you know someone away from the Catholic Church? Only one-third of Catholics attend Mass on a regular basis - Let’s invite them back! Visit to learn and grow deeper in your faith. Support this ministry and share the web page with our friends and family. “Like” CCH on Facebook at Help bring your friends and loved-ones back to the Catholic Church!


Sign up to be a Bell Ringer

The Salvation Army is looking for Bell ringers for the upcoming holiday season.  Bell ringing will go from November 16th to December 30th. To sign up go to or call 715-485-1221. Thank you.


Gift Giving Tree

Please consider buying a Christmas gift for a local child. Through the Salvation Army, St. Joseph Church is sponsoring six families this year for Christmas. There will be trees in the Gathering Area starting this weekend with ornaments listing gift ideas. Please return unwrapped gifts to St. Joseph by Sunday, December 10th. Thank you for your generosity and for bringing smiles to these families!



Readers please pick up your 2018 workbooks in the gathering area. Also, if you have not done so yet, please turn in your year end questionnaire so that the scheduler can finish the 2018 schedule. 


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



Advent Day of Reflection

There will be an Advent Day of Reflection at St Joseph in Osceola on December 15th and at St Mary in Tomahawk on December 16th. Each day goes from 9 am to 3 pm.  Registration is $30 a person. To register call 715-234-5044 or email


NET Team Comes to St. Joseph

On Wednesday, December 13th, NET Ministries will be coming to St Joseph to host an evening of praise and worship for our parish cluster youth in grades 6-11. NET Ministries is an international youth ministry that challenges youth Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church. NET will be sending 12 young adults who need a place to stay on December 12th and 13th. Please let the parish offices know if you can help out.


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


Grace Before Meals

Come and watch Fr. Leo Patalinghug create a delicious dessert everyone will enjoy while he captivates with two dynamic talks: Saints in the Making & Spiritual Combat. Wednesday, January 17th from 6:15 to 7:45 pm at St Joseph School Gym in Rice Lake WI. This event is free will offering and open to adults and children ages 11+. Register by January 8th at

Ordination Mass

The entire diocese is invited to St. Peter the Fisherman Church in Eagle River on Sunday, December 17th at 2:00 in the afternoon to celebrate the Ordination of Richard Rhinehart to the Diaconate (transitional). This Mass fulfills the obligation for the Third Sunday of Advent. Bishop James Powers is our Priest-Celebrant and homilist. Show your support for Rich and his fellow seminarians by your attendance. Light refreshments will be served following the liturgy. When our diocesan family gathers, we witness to the world in a powerful way—come and be a part of this joyful occasion!


Little Flowers Girls' Club

Are you a mom, grandma, aunt, or big sister to a special little girl or two looking to learn and grow in your faith? If so, then this group is for you! This is a Catholic club for girls ages 5 and up. At each meeting we will learn about a saint, teach a virtue through scripture, and complete a craft related to the topic. Our next meeting will be on Sunday, 10th from 4:30-5:30 at St. Joseph Church and every second Sunday of the month thereafter. If you would like to join or just want more information please contact Heather Kremer at


December Calendar Raffle Winners

30th      $20        #5610           Judy Fleming            Osceola, WI

1st        $20        #6437           Rosemary Myers      Amery, WI

2nd       $25        #5392           Bonnie Jackelen       New Richmond, WI

3rd        $75        #5484           Breann Lawrence     Woodbury, MN

4th        $20        #6223           Donna Waldbillig      Amery, WI

5th        $20        #6378           Jenna Jancoski        Menomonie, WI 

6th        $20        #6747           Amy Jo Tolzman      Amery, WI 


If you would like to have your weekly donation done by automatic withdrawal, click the link to fill out the form and return it to the office. Click here


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