Category Archives: Parish Life

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

Helpful info for the Catholic College Student.

Affordable Colleges Online recently shared some information providing Resources & Scholarships for Catholic College Students.  Choosing a School, Finding a Faith Community & Getting Financial Aid

While some Catholic college students have chosen to attend one of the 250 degree-granting Catholic colleges and universities in the United States, plenty of non-Catholic students choose to attend these schools as well. With total enrollment of over 800,000 students, these institutions have a basis in Catholic beliefs, but they also deliver a high-quality education. Catholic students who don’t choose to attend a Catholic university can still find a wealth of community and campus support dedicated to practicing and even strengthening their faith at many of the non-Catholic colleges and universities around the country.

Learn more here: Affordabe Colleges Online College Resource Center

Casino Night 2017

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.

Our Parish Lenten Projects based on Corporal Works of Mercy

Week of Feb. 6 – 12:  Feed the Hungry – Participate in our “Souper” Bowl, Feb. 6-7 by donating nonperishable foods, or monetary donations, to feed the poor in our communities through our local pantries.  We will collect donations and food items throughout the week at the parish office.

Week of Feb. 13 – 19: Give Drink to the Thirsty – Millions of people around the world still lack access to clean drinking water.  In some communities, water is scarce. In others, it is contaminated.  Heifer International helps many families install treadle pumps, practice water conservation, and use organic fertilizers to protect drinking water to improve their health.  Our goal is to provide Clean Water to people in Uganda and other countries.  Help us raise at least $1,200.00 to support four (4) wells in these poor regions of the world. Please put your donation, checks made payable to St. Joseph, in an envelope marked “Give Drink to the Thirsty” in the collection basket beginning February 13 and throughout Lent.

Week of Feb. 20 – 26: Clothe the Naked – Donate new or nearly new clothing for infants, children, and adults, and we will see that they are distributed to the local shelters. Perhaps you know a facility that could use these clothes.  Share this with the parish office and we will see they are given to those in need.

Week of Feb. 27 – March 4: Shelter the Homeless – Monetary donations will be collected for the “Time Is Now” organization of Walworth County.  Your contribution will be used to help pay electric bills, heat and water bills, put food in cupboards, and provide valuable services to help these poor sustain a good standard of living for months to come.

Week of March 5 – 11: Visit the Imprisoned – We currently have a few individuals who visit the imprisoned at Ellsworth Women’s Correction Facility.  We have asked our group to let our parish know of these women’s needs or prayers, and we will offer our prayers for them and assist in any other way we can this week in our Lenten journey of Mercy.

Week of March 12 – 20: Visit the Sick / Bury the Dead – Do you know someone within the parish who would like a visit and/or holy communion?
Please share this with our parish office prior to this week so they can be added to our schedule.  Take a moment out of your busy week and share some time with an elderly neighbor, stop by a nursing home to see an old friend, visit a family member’s grave, place a memorial by a soldier’s grave, or spend the day with a depressed or lonely friend.

Week of March 21 – March 25: Holy Week – On Good Friday, March 25 at St. Joseph’s 7:00 pm Service, a collection will be taken for the missions in the Holy Land.  Please give generously to these people in this war torn region where Jesus once walked the sands.  May they come to know that Jesus is still among them.


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

Prayer at Christmas

Prayer at Christmas
Lord, on this Christmas Day,
in the midst of the joy of our celebrations,
help us recall what is truly important about this day.
In the midst of opening presents,
help us remember the love that each gift represents.
In the midst of Christmas dinner,
help us remember that you are the source of all life.
In the midst of family gatherings,
help us remember that you are the fullness of all joy.
And in the midst of Christmas Mass,
help us remember the supreme act of love, sacrifice,
and humility that we celebrate on this Christmas day
when your Son came as a helpless, unknown baby
and grew to be the life and light of the world.

16th Annual Chicken Dinner

St. Joseph’s 16th Annual Chicken DinnerChicken dinner

Sunday, June 7th
11:00am – 2:30pm
Raffles and Silent Auction at 3:00pm

Bring the whole family and friends for a delicious meal served by your friends at St. Joseph’s.  Stay for the fun activities, ice cream treats, raffle prizes and silent auction.

With questions or concerns about tickets/reservations, please call: Joyce Clapp at 763-7466 or Rachelle Haacker at 723-3875.

NEW THIS YEAR at 12:00 noon:bike blessing bike blessing1Please park your motorcycle on Center Street, between Water and Lyons Streets.  (behind the Parish Center)

Immediately following the Bike Blessing  the bicycle decorating competition and parade will begin!

Open to all ages…. you are encouraged to bring your bicycles to the blessing and then participate in dressing your bicycle up for judging. Participants will have forty-five minutes to decorate their bikes (decorations provided) and then  you will parade down the center lane to receive a prize. Bikes will have a special parking area.

Join us for a fun afternoon.