Together in Spirit


“We, the people of St. Joseph of the Lakes Catholic Church, as Christ's Body, strive to be the heart, hands and feet of Jesus Christ. ”

-- St. Joseph of the Lakes Vision Statement

St. Joseph of the Lakes

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 6:30 pm
Wed: Mass 8:30 am
Thurs: Mass 8:30 am
1st Thurs of the month: Mass 6:30 pm
Fri: Mass 8:30 am

Individual Reconciliation Dates for Advent are:

  • Saturday, December 14 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 21 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm





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From the Desk of Fr. Mike

Prayer for the Advent Season

From Justin Holcomb is an Episcopal priest and teaches theology at Reformed Theological Seminary and ... Read More »

Jesus promises Wisdom

“...and they will have you led before kings and governors because of my name.  ... Read More »

Ad Limina Visits Coming Soon

The United States bishops have begun their ad limina visits. In the Roman Catholic ... Read More »

It’s a Wrapping Party!

Wrapped presentsWe’re hosting a wrapping party the evening of Thursday, December 12 starting at 5:30 pm or anytime you can drop by. This evening is complete with cookies, music, and holiday cheer as we wrap up some of the gifts for special girls and boys that we collect through our Christmas Trees Project.  If you’re interested in helping contact Denise Walsh at: 651.784.3015 or at [email protected].


Help Us Plan the Vision for Our Future

The Parish Pastoral Council is working to renew the long term vision for St. Joe’s.  It’s important that we hear from all parishioners as we work to create this new vision and plan for our future. We encourage all parishioners to attend one of three sessions scheduled for Saturday, December 14 after the 5:00 Mass, and December 15 after the 8:30 and 10:00 Masses in Room 103 to discuss our future. Please join us to share your ideas to help us identify and prioritize our long-term goals and initiatives.


Movies & Theology - Thursday, December 12 at 6:30 pm

Come join us as we complete the fall series of “Movies and Theology” with a well-known classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”  This Jimmy Steward and Donna Reed film is shown on TV every year, but perhaps you really have not seen the WHOLE MOVIE! Most showings on TV are edited heavily to run in time allotted (which means making room for lots of commercials). Even though it is still advent, this film brings many theological topics for discussion. Appropriate snacks will be provided! Come and bring a friend or two. We meet in Rooms 101-103.


Christmas & Holiday Mass Schedule

We are planning our Christmas celebrations and all are invited to celebrate with us.

Tuesday, December 24 Masses

  • 3:30 pm Sounds of Christmas
  • 4:00 pm Mass
  • 9:30 pm Sounds of Christmas
  • 10:00 pm Mass

Wednesday, December 25 Mass

  • 9:45 am Sounds of Christmas
  • 10:00 am Christmas Day Mass

Holy Family Sunday, December 30

  • 8:30 am Mass
  • 10:00 am Mass

Mary, Mother of God/New Years Day, (Holy Day of Obligation) Wednesday, January 1         

  • 9:00 am Mass

Epiphany of the Lord, Sunday, January 5

  • Regular Mass schedule (8:30 & 10:00 am)
  • Faith Formation “Epiphany Drama” at 10:00 am Mass


Faith Formation Family - Hospitality Greeter Ministry

It has been said often by new parish members that they feel “welcome” here at St Joseph of the Lakes.  That is one of the greatest compliments we can receive. Our Hospitality Ministry plays an important role in this compliment and the Liturgy Commission would like to enhance this ministry with a new Hospitality Greeter.

We are inviting individuals and families to sign up and take a turn as a Hospitality Greeter for a Mass. Your “job” will be simple! You will stand in our gathering space and extend a friendly greeting to those arriving for Mass. When Mass begins, you will find a seat in the worship space to participate in the liturgy.  After Communion is completed, the Greeters will then assist the Hospitality Ministers with the distribution of the bulletins as our parish members leave.  We see this as an opportunity to show our love of Jesus Christ to one another in the simple act of giving special attention to our parish members and visitors.

We will be asking our Faith Formation families to participate so that each week we will have different families taking turns and involving their children. We also would like YOU to help us out and continue to make St Joe’s a welcoming parish that is alive with the Spirit.


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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Office Hours

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

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