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June 3 & 4, 2023

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

Can we feature you or your company as a Germanfest 2023 Sponsor? 
Please click here for the many Sponsor opportunities.

Come join the fun!
Germanfest Brat Trot 5K Run/Walk at Lake Shawne, on Saturday, June 10, at 8 am.
Participants receive a t-shirt, snacks, and a brat for $30.
Want to sponsor and get your business noticed, or just want to donate to the cause? Call Christy Hogan at 785-845-6157.

Please check back for 2023 updates

"Guardian or Lead Animals are welcome; please no pets"

"No outside beverages"

Satellite Parking will be available in the Santa Fe Park parking lot at NE River Rd and Lime St.
Please Note this is a change from previous years as the Burlington Northern Santa Fe parking lot at Seward and Chandler WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE.
Free Shuttle Rides from the Satellite Parking to Sacred Heart Church grounds –
Seward Ave and Freeman Ave in Oakland Will Be Available
Saturday 3-4 & 5-11 pm
Sunday 10 am-5 pm

Printable documentation for you to share!
2023 Germanfest Flyers

2023 Germanfest Catalog

2023 Golf Tournament - June 10, 2023

Brat Trot - June 10, 2023 

Golf Tournament - June 10, 2023

Germanfest Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 3, 2023

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
                     T-Shirts and Souvenirs, Pull Tabs, and more!
5-9 pm          Children’s Inflatables, Bouncy House, Mini-Train
                     Clowning w/twisted balloons
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 4, 2023

8 am              Indoor Mass at St. Joseph Church (only one Mass on Germanfest Sunday)
10 am            German Food Line, Bier Garten, and Snack Bar
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
                      Bazaar: Jewelry Booth, Silent Auction,
                      Basket Booth, T-shirts and Souvenirs, Ice Cream, Pull Tabs, and more!

***German Food*** Food Line in the Die KirchenKeller (church hall) offers 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

  • One $10,000 winner. Cash prize. Winner is responsible for applicable taxes/fees associated with winning.

$1,000.Cash Drawings — $1 donation per ticket

  • Three $1,000 winners. Cash prize. Winners are responsible for applicable taxes/fees associated with winning.


  • • Drawing tickets available at Germanfest, church bulletin stands, or Sacred Heart-St. Joseph Rectory
  • • Cash Prize Drawings during the Oral Auction
  • • Check us out on Facebook: Sacred Heart-St Joseph Germanfest
  • • Invite your friends to the Facebook Event: Germanfest 2023
  • • 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!

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

Beginning March 1, Wednesdays during Lent, 
StJ 6 pm  (except March 22)

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