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A Message from Father Peter Auer

Welcome to St. Joseph Parish!

We hope that this web site will afford you the opportunity to get to know us.  We believe you will find information on the site to be helpful and current. It includes the most recent issue of our parish bulletin, descriptions of our ministries and detailed information on our parish school.

Our faith community has been serving the people of Fort Atkinson for more than 120 years. St. Joseph’s is special not only because of our new, integrated physical plant but also because of the spirit of its people. We embrace the teachings of Christ to “Love God and love each other.” We strive to build on the philosophy of Stewardship in which we recognize that everything we are and have is a gift from God. In gratitude to Him, we return a portion of those gifts by putting them in His service.

We are committed to Catholic education. Our school offers classes from pre-school kindergarten through 8th grade. It includes modern science facilities, a computer lab, a fully equipped gymnasium and offers a full range of extra-curricular activities. We hope you will have the opportunity to worship and work with us.

All are welcome! 

God love you all,

Father Peter


The promotion of the practice of stewardship is
important for the mission of the Church and for the
spiritual well-being of each individual Christian.
Everyone benefits from the sacrificial gift
one makes of
 his time, talent, and treasure.”


  Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
to His Excellency The Most Reverend James Patrick Keleher, S.T.D.

The concept of stewardship, embraces a spiritual relationship with God. It is not a program, but a spiritual consciousness or way-of-life, based in Scripture, which holds that all we are and all we have flows from God's varied grace. In turn, we serve as spiritual caretakers of  those blessings.

Planned Giving

Consider St. Joseph Parish in your Estate Planning

Planned giving is exactly what the name implies. It is giving that is planned in advance as part of an individual's estate provisions. For example, when someone prepares a will, one is making advance arrangements to take care of loved ones and for leaving a legacy to an organization one cares about. After making sure you have cared for your loved ones, please consider a planned gift to St. Joseph Parish. Planned giving takes many forms. Cash, stocks, appreciated properties, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and life insurance are some of the forms a gift can take.(Always consult with your attorney or financial advisor on matters affecting your specific situation.)

St. Joseph Parish has established an endowment fund to receive your gifts. Please consult with the pastor or business manager for more information. Click on the link below to view a printable copy of a non-binding Declaration of Intent to inform the parish of your plan.


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