I'm New


Visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go?

We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.


When are services?

Weekday Communion Services Tuesday & Thursday  |  8:00 AM 

Weekday Mass Wednesday | 8:00 AM

Weekend Masses
Saturday  |  4:00 PM (Live Streamed on Facebook)
Sunday  |  10:30 AM 

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Third Thursday of Each Month, after the Wednesday, 8 AM Mass 

When is confession available?

Confession is regularly held on Wednesday mornings after the 8 AM Mass and before Saturday evening Mass at 3:15 PM-3:30 PM, or by appointment with the pastor.

What should I wear?

Modest clothing, Sunday "best." 

How do I get to St. Joseph Catholic Church?

St. Joseph Catholic Church is located at 118 West Main Street, Waupun, WI. Here is a map.

Where should I park?

Parking is available in our private lot; street parking is also available.

Where do my children go?

Children are more than welcome to join us at Mass! Religious Education classes are held on Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45 PM (K-6) and 7:00-8:00 PM (7-12) throughout the school year.

I’m not Catholic, how do I know when to sit, stand and kneel?

Father John normally will announce when to kneel; follow the other parishioners at other times. 

I’m not Catholic, is it okay for me to participate in communion?

Communion is offered to those who are Catholic; for those who are not, but wish to receive a blessing, please come forward, with arms crossed across the chest, and Father will give his blessing.

Am I expected to put money in the offering?

We ask that people give according to their means. You are not required to give any money in order to participate in Mass.

I have a hearing problem, is there any special assistance?

We have amplifiers available. Please contact an usher for assistance.

Whom do I contact to join this parish?

Please call our office during regular business hours, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 8 AM to 12 PM. You may also leave a message and we will get back to you shortly. 920-324-5400.