Upcoming Events

Jan 12th, 2022| St. Joseph Catholic Church
It’s cold.

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

The Sanctity of Human Life Sunday service will be held Sun., Jan. 16th at 2:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church.  
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is a day for all Americans to focus on the value of each and every human life.  This year’s event will be cosponsored by Chippewa County Right to Life and Care Net Pregnancy Center.  The service will include prayer, scripture, gospel message, and worship.  There will be free will offering for Care Net Pregancy Center along with hors d’oeuvres and fellowship following the service. 

Men’s Bible Study

we’re going to meet at the Newman Center at 7 pm on Tuesday, January 18th to talk about starting up a Men’s Bible Study. Address is 517 W Easterday- See you there! -Fr. Mike

Rainbow Recovery Meeting

A Spiritual and Self Improvement Meeting designed to cultivate a relationship with a higher power of our understanding and applying it to our recovery life.  Putting our past behind us and moving forward in a positive direction. Rainbow Recovery is not confined to drugs and alcohol, but is about all life’s problems.  

These meetings are open to the public.  The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan 19th at 7:00 p.m.  Father Michael Chenier will be guest speaker.  Zoom Meeting ID 811 4010 6468.  

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training 

Sunday, Jan. 23rd at 9:15 a.m. 

Dr. Tim Tetzlaff noticed our parish did not possess an AED for use in case an emergency arises when a suspected cardiac arrest victim was in need of emergency care.  These machines have saved many lives. Dr. Tetzlaff felt the need to have this machine available for such an emergency at our Parish and he generously donated an AED to the Parish.  It has been placed in the back of the Church, near the Reconcilation/Cry Room.  

This device is intended for use by personnel who have been trained in its operation.  Dr. Tetzlaff has offered to provide an AED training to parishioners who would like to be trained in using the machine.   The training will be held Sunday, January 23 at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall.  We especially encourage our Ushers to attend this training.  

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Sunday, January 23rd 
3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
O’Callaghan Hall
Take-outs available and encouraged 🙂
$10 for adults
$5 for children 12 and under

Spaghetti and meatballs, Salad, bread, dessert, and beverage.  Also a 50/50 raffle

Sponsored by The Friends of St. Mary’s School

Newman Center Soup Sundays

LSSU Newman Center Soup Sunday will be returning for the Spring semester. If you are interested in making soup, Please visit the Newman Center website at https://www.lssucatholic.org/soup-sunday-spring-22.html

The first Sunday for the Spring Semester will be January 23 at 6 pm. If you have any questions please email newmanlakerstudents@gmail.com.

Parish Council

The goal of Parish Council members is to envision how we are to best carry out our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ, and to share responsibility with the pastor in regards to the carrying out of this mission. Here is what is involved for members of the council:

Key Expectations: 

  • The Parish Council members will be working independently and will have action assignments that they take on in between monthly meetings.  It is expected that an inability to complete your action assignment will be communicated to the Parish Council leader, or Father Mike so that the action plan can be re-assigned. Our Parish cannot move forward to amazing without  work done by all. 
  • The Parish Council members will be expected to build trusting, caring, and responsive relationships with all others around them.  All parishioners deserve a voice in how their Parish serves them, parish council members are attentive and listening, and will represent the voice of the rest of the Parish. 
  • Below is a chart of various models of Parish Councils. Primarily, we hope to follow the fifth and avoid most of the others: that our council be composed of passionate dreamers and planners, focused on strategic/big picture issues, driven by the question of where we are going and how we will get there. We may also need to incorporate elements of the second model: managers who organize who will do what. 

Essential Volunteer Functions:

This list of essential volunteer functions will be evaluated and upgraded on an annual basis. It is not an exhaustive list, and other duties may be requested by the Council and each volunteer will prayerfully consider the request.

  • Contributes information, ideas, and research to help develop an amazing Parish. 
  • Helps to carry out the strategic plan of the Parish, and annual goals set by the Parish Council and priest(s). 
  • Helps to form the action plan related to the annual goals, and will volunteer to lead one of the goals annually. 

Qualifications of a Parish Council Member: 

  • Believe the teachings of the Catholic Church and a desire to make disciples of Jesus Christ
  • An ability to receive and read emails. 
  • An ability to attend monthly meetings either face to face or ZOOM. 
  • Communication skills to voice the thoughts/feelings and opinions of self and others. 
  • A willingness to study best practices of successful parishes through reading and watching videos

Click here to nominate a parishioner for parish council