St. Joseph Catholic Church & School

A Special Message From Fr. Tim Renz & Principal Kari Homb



Office

 1660 Endl Blvd
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
(920)563-3029
Office Hours:
Monday 8 am - 4 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am -3:30 pm
Friday 8 am -12 pm
Father Tim Renz (920) 397-4049

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

UPDATE: Bishop Donald Hying suspends public celebration of Mass
From Bishop Hying: Effective Tuesday, March 17th, at 12:01 am, I am suspending the public celebration of Masses throughout the Diocese of Madison. This is effective through Friday, April 3rd.  This includes both Sunday and weekday Masses at all parish churches, oratories, and chapels.  I ask that priests still celebrate the Holy Mass in their parishes, but without an assembly (i.e., “privately”). This request for priests to celebrate private Masses especially includes the Sunday and holy day of obligation “pro populo” (i.e., “for the people”) Masses as required by canon law. READ MORE >>

Church Open For Individual Prayer
The church will be open for individual prayer during the following times:
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Monday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday-Friday: 8 a.m to 7 p.m.
 Confession Schedule
Fr. Tim is offering confession during the following times:
  • Thursdays: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sundays: 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

Stations of the Cross, Adoration Canceled
Due to government restrictions limiting crowd sizes to no more than 10 people, Stations of the Cross and Adoration are canceled until further notice.

Need Assistance?
If you are unable to get out and are in need of supplies, medications or groceries, please contact Pat Bries at the church office at (920) 563-3029 or by email at parish@stjosephfort.org. We have volunteers who can do your errands!

Religious Education Canceled
Religious education classes are canceled. They are tentatively scheduled to resume April 15.

Other Parish Schedule Changes
Additional changes and cancellations are possible. Please check back here or facebook.com/StJosephFort for updates.

Bible Study: Fr. Tim's Lent/Easter Bible study on evangelization – scheduled on Tuesday nights and Wednesday mornings – has been canceled.

St. Joseph Breakfast: The Council of Catholic Women's St. Joseph Breakfast – scheduled for Sunday, March 22 – has been canceled.

Fish Dinners: The Knights of Columbus' baked fish dinners on Friday, March 20, and Friday, April 10 have been canceled.

Souper Suppers: The CCW's Lenten Souper Suppers on March 27 and April 3 have been canceled.

UPDATE: St. Joseph School Closed Starting March 16
From Principal Kari Homb: After review of the most current information available regarding COVID-19 recommendations, St. Joseph Catholic School and the School District of Fort Atkinson will be closed Monday, March 16th and remain closed through Governor Ever’s statewide closure. Per the Governor’s order, our anticipated reopening date is no earlier than Monday, April 6th, 2020. This closure includes all curricular and extracurricular activities.  All before and after school programs have been canceled starting tomorrow.

Tomorrow, Monday, March 16th, parents, students and staff can come in during school hours to get any items that are needed for the next 3 weeks.  This includes school supplies, medication, and other student items that were not picked up on Friday, March 13th.  Teachers will connect with their families concerning academic work for the two weeks surrounding spring break.

We are sharing this information as soon as possible today so families can make arrangements for tomorrow.    

Given the quickly changing status of this unique circumstance at the state and national level, we appreciate the understanding of families as Fr. Tim and I are working hard to make decisions in the best interest of our students, families, and the larger St. Joseph Parish community.  

Thank you for your support.  My prayers are with you and your families.

If you have any questions after tomorrow, please contact me via email or through the school office at (920) 563-3029 ext 2. 


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– Proverbs 3:9-10