purple line

Mass Times: Weekdays 8 am, Saturday 5 pm, Sunday 9 am

Confessions: Saturday 4:00 - 4:45 pm. before Mass.

Pastor: Fr. Michael Gutgsell
Call 402-253-2889

Knights of Columbus: 2020 Free Throw Contest

Great job Joe Boro on organizing & running the Contest!

Thank you to the brother knights & ladies who came to help!

First Holy Eucharist: Third week of Easter.

RE Class 2018: First Holy Eucharist

Summer: Religious Education Activities.

Grounds: Saint Joseph's prayer garden.

Annual Picnic: 2018 picnic was held indoors.

Annual Picnic: 2018 picnic was held indoors.

previous arrow
next arrow

St. Joseph Catholic Community is a parish family united by a common faith whose mission is: to proclaim and live the Good News of Jesus; to worship God according to the Catholic tradition; to be a welcoming, loving community; to serve the educational and social needs of the community; to reach out to all, especially the poor, the disenfranchised and the most vulnerable of the world - to bring all people to Jesus Christ.

Upcoming Events

No activities scheduled this week.

Watch Mass on YouTube and subscibe to St. Joseph's YouTube channel!

Follow us on FaceBook!


St. Joseph Church has two wheelchairs available for anyone who needs assistance getting into or out of the church. A chair is located in the South entryway. (The front door we do not use). Feel free to borrow this chair if you need it.

Dear All,

New Guidelines and Safety Measures for physical presence at Mass #2

The first set of notes from the Governor’s “opening up” public spaces for gatherings had to do with guiding rule of six feet distance for worship and other prayer activities in a church.

This second set of notes has to do with the people who will be gathering for worship and other prayer activities in a church

1)      While the Archbishop intends his “dispensation from the obligation for Sunday Mass” to continue, all those who are of able body, have had no symptoms nor have or have had contact with others having symptoms are anticipated to have physical presence at scheduled Saturday evening and Sunday Masses.

2)      Provisions will be made for a six foot safety distance in the pews, in front and behind and on either side for all who are not related family members.  Parishioners are free to wear face masks

while attending Mass or other prayer services.  The lack of supplies prevents the parish from providing face masks.

3)      Provisions will be made for a six foot safety distance between persons when there is movement during Mass or afterwards, e.g.  the procession for the reception of Holy Communion, the departure at the end of the Mass, and the flow of traffic out of the church and into the parking lot (the guidelines make a special point about not mingling unless there is an available six feet of safety distance from one person to the next.

4)      Who would be persons taking precautions not to be physically present for Mass

  1. Elderly persons (perhaps the very young – under kindergarten age – also)
  2. People with other and underlying medical conditions
  3. Family members who live with elderly or with persons at risk because of their own health
  4. People who have contact to those at risk in nursing institutions or any other facilities where at risk persons live
  5. People who have upper respiratory conditions or symptoms of such conditions
  6. People who live with someone with upper respiratory conditions or with seasonal flu like symptoms
  7. People who have COVID19 or any indications of its symptoms or have had exposure to anyone with COVID19
  8. And, finally, those individuals who may not feel well for other reasons, should remain at home

5)       Because of the number of individuals, identified in a to h above, we will continue streaming/ FaceBooking the Mass with able bodied parishioners in the pews, for the foreseeable future.

Fr. Gutgsell

Watch Mass on YouTube

You can now watch St. Joseph's Church Sunday Mass on YouTube, please remember to click red "subscribe" button to find St. Joseph's video channel any time you need. Embedded video below can be resized to full screen or watched on YouTube if needed.


For the sick: Kathy Ewing, Harriet Green, Sally Leyden, Jerry Martin, Wes Erhart, Christina Gonzalez, Marjorie Bauman.

*Please let us know if a person needs to be removed from our Prayer List.

Many thanks to Larry and Kathy Kaiser and to Dave & Lin Kulm for donating the money to provide the meal at the Stephens’ Center this month. This was in lieu of preparing and serving the meal due to Covid-19.

The Knights of Columbus has decided that they would not sponsor a food booth at the Sarpy County Fair (if there is a fair) this year.  This decision was based on the current price of the food, the close quarters required of workers in the food booth and most likely a lack of volunteers to work due to the Corona virus.  They plan to be back next year. 



If you need to reach the church secretary, (Sharon VanTassell) the email address has changed. Please email us secretary68059@gmail.com

All are welcome to join the St. Joseph’s prayer chain to offer intercessory prayers for those in need. To sign up there are two options to consider. If you would prefer to be notified via phone call, please contact Dorothy Foged at 402-253-2633 to be added. If you would prefer to be notified via text message, please text Julie Richards and type your name and “add to prayer chain” or call 402-881-2407 to be added.


Springfield Platteview will hold the 2020 Graduation  Ceremony on Sunday, July 26 at 9 a.m. in the morning at the school parking lot.  We congratulate all the 2020 seniors.