2018 Vacation Bible School

Rolling River Rampage VBC

August 6th – August 10th

8:30am – 12:00

St. Joseph’s Parish Center, Lyons WI

At Rolling River Rampage VBC, your child will discover an interactive, energizing, Bible-based program that will give them an opportunity to experience the ride of a lifetime with God. During Vacation Bible Camp at Rolling River Rampage your child will become a Rafter and explore how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives.
After a high-energy Opening Assembly, the Rafters make their way through five interactive stations. They will become part of the Bible Story, make art projects during Crafts, sing and dance during Music, explore during the Science Station, participate in various outdoor activities during Recreation and enjoy a tasty snack. Along the way, your Rafter will hear about God’s love for them.

Join us Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 10 from 8:30 A.M. till Noon for Rolling River Rampage Vacation Bible Camp. Camp is held at St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 6068 Water St, Lyons. It is open to all children 4K-Grade 6. Suggested donation for the week, which includes a t-shirt/vest, snack and all materials, is $25 per child.

To register download the registration form now, complete and return to Rita at St. Joseph’s Church, Attention Rita VBC, PO Box 60, Lyons, WI 53148 :
2018-VBC Registration Form

For more information or to volunteer contact me at 262-763-2050 or Volunteers need to be 7th grade or older.


06-28-2015 – Message from Father Jim

“Open O Lord, our hearts, that we may carefully hear the words of your Son.”

This simple prayer is always relevant for us as a people of faith devoted to following the Gospel. Perhaps, however, it can take on an even greater importance in our daily lives during this summer and in the course of vacations. Taking a rest means leaving one’s daily occupations behind, breaking away from the normal tasks of the day, the week and the year. It is important for such a break not to be wasted. It is important for the period of rest to be filled with meetings, but not the “business meetings” that take up so much of our time throughout the year. I am referring to meetings with nature, with the mountains, with the lakes and with the forests. When we are in contact with nature we recover the inner quiet, calm and peace that we desire.

The summer months can also be filled with another meeting and this is meeting with Jesus Christ. A vacation can also be a time to open one’s mind and heart to the Word of His truth and allow that Word to give us greater insight into our futures and the paths we are heading down. I know that among you there are many who are using this time to meet the Lord in a deeper way. Such encounters are as precious as are the vacations themselves.

May God grant you a safe and refreshing summer holiday!

Fr. Jim Volkert


6-14-2015- Message from Father Jim

I hope that the summer months ahead allow some time for refreshment and relaxation for all of us.  At times some of us need to be reminded that life is not just all work, deadlines and commitments.  Life must also be enjoyed at an easier pace.  I would like to offer this prayer for a great summer for all of us:

A Summer Blessing
Walk along beside me, Jesus,
as I begin the months of summer.
As I work, play, enjoy family time and friendships,
may I hear Your voice within me,
guiding me toward all that is right and good.
Give me faith in Your presence,
knowing that You walk beside me
in everything I do.
Gracious and loving Jesus,
thank You for the gift of summer.
May the warmth of its sun
and the beauty of its light
remind me daily of Your love for me.

God bless you always!
Fr. Jim Volkert