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 18th - 4:00 pm

Reader: Gwen Dado

Ushers: Clarence & Paula Fussy, Don Waldbillig

Servers: Jaclyn & Megan Andersen

Music:  Rick Dado

Sun., August 19th - 10:30 am

Reader: Mykaela Otto

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

Servers: Ella Schmidt, Allison Oman, Lydia Monson

Music:  Cindy Morton

Video: Sabelko’s  


Mass Intentions For The Week

Saturday, August 11

4:00 pm    Walter Bleskacek by Bleskacek Family        SJ

6:00 pm    Paul Shannon by Barbara Baumgartner   OLL

Sunday, August 12

8:30 am  Costello Family by Kitty Coen                    OLL

10:30 am  Jerry Chmielewski by Carole Chmielewski   SJ

Monday, August 13

9:00 am    No Communion Service                                SJ

Tuesday, August 14

9:00 am    Communion Service                                      SJ

9:00 am    Communion Service                                   OLL

Wednesday, August 15

9:00 am   Evelyn Jackelen by Sidney Jones                 SJ

6:00 pm   Charlie Eldredge by His Family                  OLL

Thursday, August 16

9:00 am   Beistle/Vanbeek Families by Jim Beistle    OLL

10:30 am Communion Service               AMC

Friday, August 17

9:00 am Communion Service                                     SJ

Saturday, August 18

4:00 pm    Erika & Armin Birken by Beaudette Family   SJ

6:00 pm    Lis Olesen by Her Family                           OLL

Sunday, August 19

8:30 am    Paul Williams by His Famlily                      OLL

10:30 am  Caron Fellner by Mark Fellner                      SJ 


Catholic Services Appeal

Each year the Diocese of Superior has a Catholic Services Appeal. All parishes are required to support the appeal. This year our assessment @ SJ is $31,490. So far we have raised $27,106 leaving a balance of $4,384. OLL has an assessment of $29,658. So far we have raised $25,081, leaving a balance of $4,577.  


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. 

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


Neighbors Helping Neighbors

The Polk County Homeless Shelter in Balsam Lake, WI is great resources for the people in need in our county. Donations of cleaning supplies, toilet paper, copy machine paper, paper towels, coffee and sugar are needed. There will be a collection basket in the gathering area for these items. 


Outdoor Mass and Festival

St. Joseph will be hosting another outdoor Mass at Michael Park in Amery again this summer. Michael Park is located behind the Diary Queen. Mass and backpack blessing with JC Rock Band will be August 26th at 10:30 am. Brat feed and games for kids will be  at 11:30 am. Please bring a lawn chair.  

Help Support the Outdoor Mass

We hope you have enjoyed our outdoor Masses. We rely on donations from our parishioners to cover park rent, advertising and the special music that is provided. We do not want to rely on the same people every year for donations so please consider helping us out with some of these expenses. Any amount is appreciated. Forms can be picked up at the information booth in the back of church for your donation and donors will be recognized unless you wish to remain anonymous. Thank you for your consideration!  All income generated is used to support our youth, parish activities and community projects. -KC’s


Let’s Play Ball!

Our parish softball league plays this Sunday is single elimination tournament starting at 4:15 pm. All are welcome to cheer them on.


Remind App

St. Joseph will be using an application called Remind to send out information and alerts to our parishioners. If you would like to receive text message notifications to your phone from the parish please let the office know. You can call or email Melissa in the office.


Ministry Opportunities

We need more Eucharistic Ministers and Ushers for Sat. & Sun. Masses. If you are interested or have any questions about these ministries please call the office. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.


Seven Sisters Apostolate

The Seven Sisters Apostolate is a call to strengthen the Church by ensuring that a Holy Hour is prayed each day of the week for the sole intention of a specific priest or bishop—a “holy wasting” (cf. Mt. 26:10) or lavishing of prayer for his deeper conformity to Christ. A Seven Sisters group begins when at least seven women respond to a call to the mission of the apostolate. If more than seven women desire to pray in this manner, a core group of seven should be designated while others may substitute or provide additional hours of prayer. The coordinator of a group is known as the Anchoress.

One Hour, One Day

Each member commits to a Holy Hour on a distinct day of the week, thus covering a complete week. The commitment is to that day; the Seven Sister may pray at any time on that day. If she is unable to offer her Holy Hour, she is to secure a substitute, explaining the Apostolate’s mission. The substitute need not be a woman. If unable to arrange a substitute, the member should contact the Anchoress for assistance.

Holy Eucharist

The Holy Hour is ideally prayed in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament – either in an Adoration Chapel or in front of a Tabernacle – but not restricted to the parish of which the Seven Sister is a member.  Thus, one can remain faithful to the commitment when traveling, when a parish does not offer Perpetual Adoration, or when there is limited access to a particular church.  If you are interested in being a part of this ministry to pray for Fr. Gene, please contact Starling Foster at  952-451-5266 or  Sally at parish office 715-646-2590.


Job Opening

CRE: Jessica D’Ambrosio, Coordinator of Religious Education for grades Pre-K—5 at St. Joseph will be moving on in August. She would like to mentor someone for this part-time, 10-15 hour a week position. If you are interested or have question contact SJ parish office 715-268-7717. Job description and applications are available and be picked up in the office.


Help Your  Marriage

Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue … or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille helps couples through difficult times in their marriages.  For confidential information about or to register for the upcoming program beginning with a weekend on August 17-19, 2017, call 1-877-922-HOPE (4673), or visit the website at

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Wednesday, August 15th 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.


Calendar Raffle Winners

2nd      $20        #2495          Mary Davis                    Amery, WI 

3rd       $20        #1408          Michael Kalista                      Luck, WI

4th        $25        #1112          George Hauer                 Amery, WI

5th        $50        #2425          Mike Thomas                  Oakdale, MN

6th        $75        #1995          Marie Schrul               St. Paul, MN

7th        $20        #2509          Deanne Gould                        Amery, WI  

8th        $20        #1305          Merlin/Nanette Fox          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