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St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Church

8743 US-12

Brooklyn, MI  49230


 St. Joseph Shrine was established in 1854, so 2014 marked our 160th anniversary. We were a church for the first 100 years, so celebrated 60 years a parish!! Our beautiful historic stone church (the picture at right is of the original structure) is situated in the picturesque Irish Hills area of southern Michigan, sporting 52 lakes in a very small area! Our own parish is located on Iron Lake. We have a beautiful outdoor stations of the cross down by the lake at the church and an outdoor rosary at our Family Center

Parish Picnic - May 27, 2018
Our parish picnic will be on Sunday, May 27th after our 10 am Mass.  The parish will provide meat, beverage and table service.  Please bring a dish to pass. New this year, bring your favorite lawn game to play with fellow parishioners.

We need volunteers to set-up, set-out food and clean-up. Sign-up sheets are in the church and family center.

Family Directory

We have had many changes in our parish family and there are many new faces and families. To strengthen the bond within our parish we have made a commitment to produce a new parish pictorial directory for our church.

Lifetouch is providing our directory at no cost to our parish. Plus, every family photographed will receive a directory and complimentary 8X10 portrait. Please plan on ONE HOUR for your photograph session and portrait viewing. You can sign up before and after Masses the weekends of June 2/3 and 9/10 (other weekends will be announced at a later time) or you can sign up    on-line beginning May 29 by following this link:         https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/ycvtrv18/.      Online registration will not be available during on-site registration.


Online Giving:

Online giving allows you to make contributions to St Joseph Shrine without having to write checks or worry about cash donations.

Many of us are very busy, where we are using more online banking. Online giving gives everyone the ability to contribute within a secure manner. This can be done by easily creating an account with your own user name and a password. The system will then let you know the account has been created. Once this is created you will receive an email notification where you will then confirm this account. Once this is done you will have the ability to log in and create your payment methods.   Contributions can be done with a scheduled timeline or a onetime gift.  Email notification will be sent to you a several days in advance where if there are any issues you can login, change the amount, timeframe, different account, cancel, or suspend for a short period of time.  You can review and print your online history. You can find Online Giving at https://www.myowngiving.com/Default.aspx?cid=1463

Online Giving can also be accessed on our myParish App and also on our website www.stjosephbrooklynmi.com within the Links page.

Thanks for visiting us...

Welcome to St. Joseph Shrine's home on the Internet.  Here you will find the latest news and information about our parish family and the Church at-large.  Please feel free to contact our staff as we are here to serve you.  To find the dates and times of an activity, please go to our calendar or feel free to browse around.  Looking for a volunteer opportunity?  Check out our Services page by clicking on the left side of this page.  We hope you enjoy your visit and encourage you to check back often for updates!  We are adding more information all the time!

Come and view our beautiful outdoor Stations of the Cross!
Come and view our beautiful outdoor Stations of the Cross; a very picturesque setting on Iron Lake, behind our historical church.  Most of the original stations, built between 1932 and 1936, are still standing.  All of the orignal mosaic tiles still exist.  Efforts are being made to maintain what we have and to rebuild the few stations that needed to be replaced with timber framing for safety purposes.  Donations would be gratefuly accepted. 


Daily Mass
Tuesday: 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM
Thursday: 8:30 AM
Friday: 8:30 AM
Holy Days
8:30 AM, 6:30 PM

Ash Wednesday Masses 8:30 am in the church and 6:00 pm in the family center, followed by a meatless soup and bread potluck meal.  
Weekend Mass
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM (Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day Weekend), 11:00 AM (weekend after Labor Day to weekend before Memorial Day).
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