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Pastoral

Mission Statement

"Our Mission... is to live out the life of Jesus in Prayer, build His Church, and freeing all people to live in His Love.  Our lives are centered on teaching and witnessing to the Word of God.  Our purpose as the people of God is to allow the Spirit of Jesus, who is living in each of us, to bring about a healing unity in our Parish family freeing us for greater spiritual growth.

Stewardship - A Way of Life using the cornerstones of prayer, service and sharing
Worship with one another by sharing in Eucharist, Liturgy, and Sacraments
Pray to nurture our relationship with God through prayer life
Service to other as good stewards of God's varied graces by Ministering with the gifts God has given to us and find expression in the areas of worship, education, community, social justice. leadership, and evangelization.
Sharing of our gifts by giving generously to advancing the mission of our Lord through charitable donations and sharing our talents, gifts and time.  Caring for those in need.
With the Guidance of the Holy Spirit, we shall uphold the values of our Catholic faith.

Our Purpose

Guided by faith and prayer, the purpose of St. Joseph's Pastorl Council is:

  • To serve as a consultative body to the Pastor/Administrator/Parish Director in idenitying parish needs.
  • To provide a central base of coordination for better communication among groups and committees of our linked parishes.
  • Provide a focus for all parish endeavors
  • To establish leadership to the parish in pursuit of its goals.
  • Follow the policies of the Diocese and be the link between the diocese and parishoners.

Pastoral Council Members

  • Milton Blazer (Trustee)
  • Brian Cohan (Chairperson) 
  • Cathie Lodel (Vice Chairperson)
  • Jeff Peterson (Member-at-Large)
  • Shirlee Kohlbeck (Member-at-Large)
  • Gerry Paul (Member-at-Large)

Any member of the Parish who is 18 years old or over, confirmed in the Faith, registered with the parish, and a participating and contributing member of the parish is eligible for membership on the Pastoral Coucil.  If interested in being considered for nomination contact Dave Abts at 920-863-5662 or the parish office at 920-732-3770.

Pastoral Council meeting minutes listed below can be viewed and printed. 

September 2010

The Our Father

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen

Hail Mary

Hail, Mary! Full of grace, The Lord is with thee, Blessed are thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen