Category Archives: Upcoming Events

19th Annual Chix Dinner and Festival

Sunday, June 3rd
10:30am – 3:00-pm
1540 Mill St, Lyons, WI


Bring the whole family and guests for a delicious rotisserie chicken dinner put on by your friends at St. Joseph’s Parish.

Serving starts at 11:00am
1/2 chicken and fixin’s $11.00
1/4 chicken and fixin’s $7.00
Hot Dog Meal $5.00
Carryouts available.
Prepurchase of tickets is recommended. If you do not have a ticket there will be limited dinners available the day of the event.
For Tickets call: 262-723-3875

Bouncy House, Kid’s Activities
Quilt of Valor – Raffle for Vets
Wine Sampler
Ice Cream Sundaes
Motorcycle Blessing
Silent Auction
Beer Sampler
Antique Vehicle Rides
Bean Bag Tables
BHS Juggling Club
Chair Massage
Cash & Prize Raffles (donations are now being accepted)



Do you love to sing?
Come and sing your heart out and win money.

Awards will be given for each age group
12 years and under
13-18 years old
19 years and older

Buy a chicken meal to enter.  Call for reservations and sign up now.
All participants get two tickets to use for the raffle.

A Catholic Financial Life Matching Funds Event

Hero Central VBC

St. Joseph’s Parish presents

Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 4
8:30 AM to Noon

At Vacation Bible Camp Hero Central, your students will enjoy an interactive, energizing, Bible-based good time as they discover their strength in God. They will become Heroes and explore how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives.

After a high-energy opening assembly at Hero Central, the Heroes may make their way to the Bible Story Headquarters. Interactive Bible lessons reveal Hero Codes to equip your Heroes for an active life with God. Your Heroes will discover a Hero Verse (Bible memory verse) that will remain with them in their faith long after VBC.

Your young heroes will expand on what they’ve discovered by participating in a variety of activities: making their own art projects during Crafts, sing new songs in Music, exploring the wonders of creation at Science Headquarters, playing games during Recreation and enjoying tasty treats at our Snack Headquarters. Along the way, the Heroes will hear about our mission project and their call for action!

Hero Central VBC is open to all children Pre-K through grade 6. Suggested donation is $25 per child or $75 per family. Come discover your strength in God!
Let’s Go!

Join us at
St. Joseph’s Parish Center,
6068 Water St, Lyons
Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 4
8:30 AM to Noon.

To register download the registration form here:  2017-VBC Registration Form

To find out more about VBC Hero Central, call Rita at the church office at 262-763-2050

Rita VanSchyndel and Your Hero Central Team

Catholic Youth Expeditions

If you are looking for a fun summer experience for a high schooler, Catholic Youth Expeditions offers 4 opportunities to enjoy “tasty food, evangelization, rustic and rugged lodging, and good old-fashioned Catholicism.”

Expeditions last for 4 days and 3 nights and cost only $65.

Go to for more details or contact Colleen Schiltz at 248-5768 for opportunities to carpool.

Hopeful Horizons Bereavement Group to meet.

Hopeful Horizons St. Benedict Bereavement Group for those who have lost a spouse.  We meet the second Wednesday of every month at 10:30am. Our next meeting will be September 14th 2016. All are welcome that have or are grieving  the loss of a spouse. St, Benedict is located at 137 Dewey Ave. Fontana, WI 53125
Any Questions Call Margaret Moser 847-370-1437 or Pat Grove
“I walked a mile with sorrow and ne’er a word spoke she, but Oh!… what sorrow taught me when sorrow walked with me”

 by Robert Browning

Tri-Parish Summer Outdoor Mass – July 10th

outdoor mass

For the weekend of July 9th and 10th the Sunday mass will be held at Echo Park in Burlington at 10:00am
This will be the only mass offered for all three parishes that day. Saturday evening mass schedule will remain unchanged.

This event is rain or shine.  In the event of inclement weather the Mass will be moved to the pavilion in Echo Park.


A very limited number of chairs will be available for seating.  PLEASE bring law chairs for your seating.


Parking at Veterans Terrace is limited to those parishioners with government issued handicap parking permits and for those who need special assistance.  If you do not have such a parking permit, but need assistance, please contact the parish office to obtain a parking pass for this event.  This pass will allow you to park at Veteran’s Terrace or the lot across the street.

Other parking options include St. Mary or St. Charles parking lots.  Shuttles are available from 9:00 to 9:45am.  You make park int he city garage or on the streets.


Children’s Church will be available for kids age 3-9 during scripture readings and homily time. Children will return to their families following the homily.


Fellowship will be offered after Mass in the pavilion.

Corpus Christi Procession

On Saturday, May 28, the Burlington Hispanic Ministry invites all to attend a bilingual Eucharistic Procession and Mass in honor of the Feast of Corpus Christi. The procession will begin at 10:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church and end at Immaculate Conception Church where Holy Mass will be celebrated. Please join us in publicly showing our gratitude for the presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. Contact Colleen Schiltz 248-5768 for more information.

St. Francis De Sales Parish to Host Irish Fest-3/14

Irish Fest

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day at the Hawk’s View Country Club

Sunday, March 13th, Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Hosted by St. Francis de Sales Parish

  • Live music by The Evan & Tom Leahy Band from Noon to 2 PM
  • Dancing at 2:15 with Trinity Irish Dancers.
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage or Broasted Chicken Dinner  Served from Noon to 3:00 p.m.  $15/Adults; $10/Seniors; $6/Children; or $5 cover charge
  • Cash Bar
  • Shamrock Raffle to Benefit  St. Francis de Sales Parish,
  • Operation Rice Bowl
  • and a 1/3 cash prize Irish Gift Basket Raffle proceeds to  Grace Weis Memorial Fund
  • Receive an Irish Blessing at the 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Mass  at St. Francis de Sales Church preceding the festivities.
  • Any amount raised above cost will be donated to  the SFDS High School Mission Trip and Steubenville Retreat.
  • Hawks View Country Club is located at 7377 Krueger Road, Lake Geneva Tickets available at Flemings Ltd, St. Francis de Sales parish office, or at the door.

Beach Party Casino

“Beach Party Casino”

Saturday, February 13, 2016

We’re still on the Hawaiian Islands, but we’ve moved to the beach!

The Sunset Buffet begins at 6:00 p.m. featuring tantalizing tastes of the summer islands.

Our Casino will wash onto shore at 6:30 p.m.

Play donned in shorts, a paradise shirt, and sandals – if you dare – to earn extra Casino Cash!

Stroll up to the Cocoa Cabana and enjoy a splash of refreshing flavors, but save some of your cash for the Live Auction!

Evening ending raffles may shine on you, if luck has it. Be sure to bring a friend!

Please bring raffle items in to the parish office during regular hours. Contact Teresa Smet at 763-6511 with donation concerns/questions. Please sign up to help – Sign up sheets are in the entry way of church. Any help you can give to support our annual fundraiser is truly appreciated! Please call Dan or Rachelle Haacker at 723-3875 with any other concerns or questions.

Souper Bowl of Caring

souper bowl of caringOur Religious Education families are putting Pope Francis’ message of mercy into action by “feeding the hungry” and participating in the “Souper Bowl of Caring” on Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7.

FOOD DRIVE – Saturday, February 6th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
We will be going door to door collecting nonperishable food items and monetary donations in Lyons and Country Estates neighborhoods on Saturday, February 6 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. If you wish to donate but will not be home, please leave your donation on your porch, or bring to Mass and put it in our “soup pot” by the doors. If you don’t live in these two areas and want to donate, bring your donation to Mass.

FREE SOUP LUNCHEON- Sunday, February 7th, 10:30am – 1:00pm
Then, join us Sunday, February 7 from 10:30 to 1:00 p.m. for a FREE SOUP LUNCHEON here at the parish center. This is open to all who want a hot meal and fellowship.

Non-perishable food items or monetary donations accepted, but not required. 100% of the donations will o to “The Time Is Now To Help” food pantry.

If you would like to make soup (any kind) or donate French/Italian bread or crackers, please call Julie Koenen at 763-2390