Together in Spirit


“He was chosen by the eternal Father as the trustworthy guardian and protector of his greatest treasures, namely, his divine Son and Mary, Joseph’s wife. He carried out this vocation with complete fidelity until at last God called him, saying: ‘Good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Lord.’ ”

-- St. Bernardine of Siena

St. Joseph of the Lakes

From the Desk of Fr. Mike

Acting out of the Goodness of God

While I was growing up, my family lived four blocks away from our parish ... Read More »

The Difficulty in Renewing the Church

Over the past several weeks there has been a major controversy stirring between the ... Read More »

Looking to our Future

The worst of begging for money is coming in the next few weeks. I ... Read More »




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Ash Wednesday Masses

Ash Wednesday


Ash Wednesday is March 1, 2017

Mass Times are:

8:30 am & 6:00 pm 

Youth Ministry Trips

Ski Trip for High Schoolers - February 26 from 11:30 am - 8:30 pm. Join St. Joe's for a day on the slopes skiing or snowboarding. The cost for transportation and lift ticket is $40.00.  If you are in need of rental skis or equipment you can rent them at the lodge for an additional $21.00, otherwise feel free to bring your own gear and a bag lunch! Permission forms and payment are due to Gizzy Miko on Wednesday, February 22. Click here to download the form.

Invest in our Future - Multimedia System

St. Joseph of the Lakes sent out a letter this past December to all parishioners regarding our goal of a new multimedia system for our Worship Space. We believe such an investment will not only replace a system that is nearly twenty years old, it will also enhance the liturgical experience and engage the congregation with visuals and better sound quality. 

invest in our futureThis past week we surpassed the $136,600 mark in collected gifts for our new Sound System and AV enhancements for the worship space. We will be conducting 2nd collections this weekend and in the coming weekends in order to help raise the additional $13,400 needed to reach the goal. Please help us by making a designated donation either in the Sunday collection or online below.  Thank you.

To learn more about "investing in our future", please click here to find important information including what the system includes, how it benefits our parish, frequently asked questions and an informational video.


St. Joe's 2017 Variety Show

St. Joseph’s Variety Show - "This Joint’s a Jumpin!"2017 Variety Show

Grab your friends and family and plan to attend the St. Joseph of the Lakes Variety Show, “This Joint’s a Jumpin!”   Written, directed, and performed by St. Joseph’s members. The show centers around a 1920’s prohibition where moonshiner’s and the “Pius Pie Ladies” collide in a hilarious musical!

The fun occurs on February 24 & 25 at 7:00 pm and February 26 at 2:00 pm in the Great Hall.  Don’t miss it! Reserved tickets are $12 each or $36 for your entire family.  This price includes a beverage. Reserved tickets are available after Mass the weekends of February 11-12 and February 18 –19, plus during the week in the church office.




Why Give?

God has given us many gifts and He calls us to share these gifts to create a better community and a better world. Whether your gifts are financial in nature, giving of your time or your talents, there are many ministries here at St. Joseph's that will welcome your contributions! Learn more about giving today.

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Mass Times

Weekend Mass Schedule
5:00 pm Saturday
8:30 and 10:00 am Sunday

Daily Mass Schedule
Mon: Word and Communion 8:30am
Tues: Mass 6:30pm
Wed: Mass 8:30am
Thurs: Mass 8:30am
1st Thurs of the month: Mass 6:30pm
Fri: Mass 8:30am

The Catholic Spirit

Monticello couple supports orphans, adoptive families after loss of infant daughter

Each year, Matt and Katrina Witschen host more than 150 friends and family members for an Oktoberfest party at their hobby farm outside Monticello. And each year, they’ve quietly placed a bucket out for party-goers to donate to a worthy case, whether it’s a local family facing a cancer diagnosis or an organization that supports orphans or children with special needs.

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Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe ruling who later became pro-life, dies

Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff "Jane Roe" in the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion virtually on demand, died Feb. 18 at an assisted-living facility in Katy. She was 69.

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Three parishes take fresh approach to adult faith formation

Brad Parent, 27, doesn’t usually talk during Mass, but one Sunday he spent much of the liturgy whispering to a friend. It wasn’t a conversation. The friend was searching for that something the world cannot give, and his search had led him to St. Mark in St. Paul with his Catholic friend. Parent, an active parishioner and well-catechized Catholic, wanted to make sure his friend understood what was going on. But after Parent had passed on all the knowledge he had, he realized there was still so much he didn’t know.

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Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm