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., July 28th - 4:00 pm

Reader: Ralph Weber 

Ushers: Sandy White, Volunteers

Servers: Jaclyn Andersen, Megan Andersen

Music:  Men’s Choir 

Sun., July 29th - 10:30 am

Reader: Dennis John

Ushers: Dan & Colette Klitgard, Doug & Katie Rinehart, Steve & Judy West

Servers: Maverick & Mason Goulet

Music:  Sheeran

Video: Cerney’s   


Mass Intentions For The Week

Saturday, July 21

4:00 pm    Angela Collins by Diane Lucas                     SJ

6:00 pm    Henry Czyupyrna by Helen/Lori Swanson OLL

Sunday, July 22

8:30 am   Walter Wienke by Berneirta Weinke           OLL

10:30 am  Leon Kromrey by Nona Bader                      SJ

Monday, July 23

9:00 am    No Communion Service                                SJ

Tuesday, July 24

9:00 am    Communion Service                                      SJ

9:00 am    Communion Service                                   OLL

Wednesday, July 25

9:00 am   Walter Bleskacek by Bleskacek Family         SJ

Thursday, July 26

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

Friday, July 27

9:00 am   Communion Service                                     SJ

Saturday, July 28

4:00 pm    Belisle Family by Tica Petkoff                      SJ

6:00 pm    Deacon Bud Heiser by Jim Beistle            OLL

Sunday, July 29

8:30 am   Jan Bauer by Mike Bauer                           OLL

10:30 am  Walter Bleskacek by Bleskacek Family        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 $26,106 leaving a balance of $5,384. 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.  


Let’s Play Ball!

Our parish is participating in the summer church co-ed softball league again this year. Games are held Sunday evenings at Jorgenson Field in Amery. This Sunday the game is at 5:30 pm. If you have questions  call Rick Dado 715-491-1390 or Eric Wojchik 715-222-4154.  



St. Joseph will host Vacation Bible Study this year on July 30th through August 2nd from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. Dinner provided. Save the date in your calendar. Shipwrecked, Rescued by Jesus is the Theme.  Available to children going into grades Kindergarten through 4th in the fall.

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.


5K for Life

Options for Women/Tri County is hosting a 5K on Saturday, August 4th at Hope Evangelical Free Church in Osceola WI. Registration is at 8 am. Walkers and Runners of all ages are encouraged to take part. To pre-register go to or call 715-775-2229.


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.


The New Melleray Contemplative Experience

The abbot and monks of New Melleray Abbey invite you to experience a way of life wholly ordered to prayer and contemplation on August 6 to 18, 2018. You will be immersed in our Cistercian way of life and we will share with you the fruits of monastic spirituality. Here is an opportunity to:

l Deepen your faith commitment by drawing on a 1600 year old monastic tradition.

l Pray, work, study, and share some meals side-by-side with monks.

l Attend daily Mass and pray the full cycle of the Liturgy of the Hours in the monastic choir.

l Learn about monastic practices and spirituality through conferences given by monks.

l Delve into the contents of our monastic library.

l Experience silence and solitude amidst the natural splendor of our grounds.

l Draw closer to the Lord in a new and unique way.

Interested men 21-45 years of age are invited to contact Fr. Stephen Verbest at for more information.


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


Welcome New Parish Council Members

Mike Hafele        Anne Krisik        Colleen Adams        Bette Adams


Faith Formation

St. Joseph Children's Faith Formation Program works in partnership with parents to guide children on their faith journey. During the school year, younger students gather on Sunday mornings and older students on Wednesday evenings. Classes are led by catechists and aides using age-appropriate activities, lessons, crafts and music. Anyone with a passion to share their love of Christ, is encouraged to volunteer. Contact Marge Schone (grades 6-12) or Jessica D’Ambrosio (K-grade 5) both at 268-7717. Next Sunday, July 22nd, Mark Rasmussen will be speaking about FF opportunities and be available for any questions.  


Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, Aug 8th from 10am to 4pm

St Joseph Church

To schedule an appointment please call 1-800-Red-Cross

Your donation could save a life… or three!


Calendar Raffle Winners

12th     $20        #2741          Pat Hackel                   Amery, WI 

13th     $20        #2829          Pat Hackel                   Amery, WI

14th     $25        #1570          Troy Schillinger          Corpus Christi, TX

15th     $50        #1602          Dave/Rose Maus       Amery, WI

16th     $20        #2119          Amanda Sabelko       Kasson, MN

17th     $20        #2223          Patricia Siegert           Amery, WI  

18th     $20       #2695          Sandy Noonan            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