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Due to the Pandemic and for the safety of all involved, Germanfest 2021 is canceled. Thank you for your understanding and consideration in this matter.

June 4 & 5, 2022

Sacred Heart – St Joseph Parish
312 NE Freeman Ave
Topeka Kansas

Please check back for 2022 updates

"Guardian or Lead Animals are welcome; please no pets"
"No outside beverages"

Rides via Satellite Parking from the
North end of BNSF parking lot 
at Seward Ave & Chandler St to
Sacred Heart Church grounds – 
Seward Ave and Freeman Ave in Oakland
Saturday 3-4 & 5-11 pm
Sunday 10 am-5 pm

Printable documentation for you to share!
2019 Germanfest Flyer
2019 Drawing Ticket Flyer
2019 Saturday Menu
2019 Sunday Menu
2019 Oral Auction Catalog

2021 Golf Tournament - June 1 2022

Germanfest Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 4, 2022

8 am             Brat Trot
4 pm             Outdoor Holy Mass, in German (Heilige Messe im freien, auf Deutsch)
5 pm             German Food Line, Bier Garten, and Snack Bar
                     Authentic, homemade German Sausage, Bratwurst, Krautstrudel,
                     Dumplings w/Green Beans and Ham, Noodles & Sage Balls, Sauerkraut,
                     German Coleslaw, German Potato Salad, Grebble, and other delicious desserts
                     Bazaar: Silent Auction, Jewelry Booth, Basket Booth, Country Store,
                     T-Shirts and Souvenirs, Pull Tabs, and more!
5-9 pm          Children’s Inflatables, Bouncy House, Mini-Train
                     Clowning w/twisted balloons, Sky’s the Limit Mobile Gaming
5:30 - 8 pm   Silent Auction
7-11 pm        The Chardon Polka Band
11 pm            Bier Garten closed, Germanfest closes for Saturday night

Sunday June 5, 2022

8 am              Indoor Mass at Sacred Heart Church (only one Mass on Germanfest Sunday)
10 am-3 pm   Games: Fish Pond, Duck Pond, Pop Toss, Toy Booth, Potty Toss, Lolly Pops,
                      Basketball Throw, Goblet Toss, Plinko, Cake Walk, Treasure Chest, Horse Race
                      Children’s Inflatables, Bouncy House, Mini-Train
                      Clowning w/twisted balloons, Sky’s the Limit Mobile Gaming
                      Bazaar: Jewelry Booth, Country Store, Silent Auction,
                      Basket Booth, T-shirts and Souvenirs, Ice Cream, Pull Tabs, and more!
                      Fancy Booth: Embroidered Tea Towels, Lap Quilts, Quilt Drawings, and more!

***German Food*** Food Line in the Die KirchenKeller (church hall) offering delicious, homemade German fare including Sauerbraten, Pork & Sauerkraut, German Sausage, Knockwurst, Krautstrudel, Noodles & Sage Balls, German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut,
German Coleslaw, and Grebble. Also serving delicious Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Rolls, and delectable desserts!

10:30 am-1 pm       Silent Auction
10:30 am-1:30 pm  The Chardon Polka Band
11 am-2 pm            Bingo - great prizes!
2 pm                       Oral Auction - The Highlight of Germanfest
                               Bid on quality items donated by friends of Sacred Heart-St Joseph Parish

Event Drawings

$10,000. Cash Drawing$10 donation per ticket

  • Cash prize. Winner is responsible for applicable taxes/fees associated with winning.

WOW Drawing — $1 donation per ticket

  • • Garmin Fenix 5 GPS Watch
    • Roomba i7+ Robot Vacuum
    • Ring Alarm Wireless Home Security
    • Sony PlayStation 4 & Madden NFL 20
    • Ninja Foodi Deluxe 8 qt Pressure Cooker

50/50 Drawing — $1 donation per ticket

  • • 50% of the proceeds generated from ticket sales goes to the drawn winner
  • • One game each day: Saturday & Sunday


  • • Drawing tickets available at Germanfest, church bulletin stands, or Sacred Heart-St. Joseph Rectory
  • • 50/50 Drawings to be held Saturday evening & during the Oral Auction
  • • WOW Drawing to be held during the Oral Auction
  • • Cash Prize Drawing will follow the Oral Auction
  • • Check us out on Facebook: Sacred Heart-St Joseph Germanfest
  • • Invite your friends to the Facebook Event: Germanfest 2021
  • • Join us on Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter @Germanfest_shsj 
  • • Flyers, links, and information to share:

Check out this video ...and then start practicing your polka!

We are blessed to have so many generous Germanfest supporters.
Please help us thank them and take the opportunity to shop Germanfest Sponsors!

2019 Germanfest Sponsors
Allen Insurance Associates, Inc
DeBacker's, Inc
Hollins 29th Street Property, LC
KBS Constructors Foundation
Schmidtlein Excavating
Capitol Federal
Reser's Fine Foods
Topeka Blueprint Co Inc
Becky S Burghart, REALTOR®
Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home
Dave's Repair Shop
J.F. McGivern Inc
Reser's Fine Foods
Rick & Karen Stadler
Strathman Sales Co Inc
Azura Credit Union
Ben Schreiner Concrete Const LLC
Crowley Law Office, LLC
First Class Transportation Inc
Kaw Valley Bank
Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home
Porubsky's Grocery & Deli
Riverside Farms LLC
Schiffelbein Concrete Construction, Inc
Clint & Mary Baker
Ditch & Associates
Haberkorn Heating, Air Conditioning
Hamilton, Wilson & Hendrickson Orthodontics
John J Stringer, DDS
Craig & Belinda Johnson
Kansas Sand and Concrete, Inc
Midland Care Findables
ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration
SFS Architecture
Shawnee Woodwork, Inc
Sue Zientara  Insurance Agency, Inc
KC Bier Co
TFM Comm Inc
Hertz Rent A Car
O'Reilly Auto Parts
Touch of Heaven
2019 Band Sponsors
The Danielson Family
DeBacker's, Inc
Al Kirmer & Kathleen Hickert
Michael & Karen Laccheo
Newbery, Ungerer & Hickert, LLP
Dr. Patrick & Deborah Sheehy
Clubhouse Inn & Suites
Porubsky's Grocery & Deli
The Pizza Parlor
2019 Brat Trot Sponsors
Allen Insurance Associates, Inc
DK Bookkeeping
Dove Cremations and Funerals
J.C. Meier and Sons
J.F. McGivern Inc
John J Stringer, DDS

Dr. Frank Johnson

CJ Online Germanfest Q&A with Fr Tim 2019
CJ Online details Germanfest 2019
2018 KSNT Commercial
CJ Online highlights Germanfest 2017 food, service, and commitment
2016 Germanfest Commercial
Krautstrudel still most popular at Germanfest 2015
Brat Trot kicks off Germanfest 2014
Flavor: Popular dumpling dish returning to Germanfest 2014
Yummy recipes printed in the Topeka Capital-Journal! 2013

Sacred Heart - St. Joseph Catholic Parish

Sacred Heart Church (SH)
312 NE Freeman Ave
Topeka KS 66616
(785) 234-3338

St. Joseph Church (StJ)
227 SW Van Buren St
Topeka KS 66603
(785) 232-2863

Pastor: Fr. Tim Haberkorn

Weekend Mass

Saturday SH 4:00 pm
Sunday StJ  8:00 am
SH 10:30 am

(Sept-May 10:30 am; Jun-Aug 10 am)
(There is only one Mass on
Germanfest Sunday @ 8 am)

Daily Mass Schedule

Monday No Mass
Tuesday SH  8:00 am
Wednesday StJ  6:30 am
Thursday SH  8:00 am
Friday StJ  6:30 am
1st Saturday Only StJ  7:30 am


Saturday SH 3:15-3:50 pm
Sunday StJ 7:15-7:50 am

Hall Rental
SH: Marilyn Riddle  (620) 757-0194
StJ:  StJ Rectory        (785) 232-2863

Sacred Heart Office Hours
T-W-Th-F: 8 am-Noon
Bulletin Deadline: 8 am Wednesday
SH Secretary: Therese Klein

St. Joseph Office Hours
M-W-F: 8 am-Noon
StJ Secretary: Teresa Thomas

Bookkeeper & Webmaster
Lisa Deghand

CCD Webpage:

Consider electronic offertory in making
your parish contribution to support our
parish. Visit Faith.Direct/KS196
 or text 'Enroll' to (785) 246-8408

Sacred Heart Church

312 NE Freeman Ave

Topeka KS 66616

(785) 234-3338

St. Joseph Church

227 SW Van Buren St

Topeka KS 66603

(785) 232-2863