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June 4 & 5, 2022

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

Please check back for 2022 updates

Volunteer Sign-Up: Germanfest is fast approaching and we need volunteers! Please sign up at We also have sign-ups available before and after weekend masses on May 14, 15, 21 & 22. We need help both days of Germanfest with setting up and tearing down chairs and tables, carnival games, food lines, gate security, transportation, selling t-shirts, pull tabs, carnival tickets, etc. Some groups get their own volunteers, so you won’t see sign-ups for them. They include the beer garden, snack bar, jewelry booth, auctions, and some carnival games. Dan Carson: 224 3265 or

"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!
2022 Germanfest Flyer

2022 Drawing Ticket Flyer

2022 Saturday & Sunday Menu

2022 Chardon Polka Band Poster

Germanfest Bier Garten Menu

2022 Golf Tournament - June 1 2022

(no Brat Trot in 2022) 

Germanfest Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 4, 2022

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
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            Bier Garten opens
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 $010,000 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 2022
  • • 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

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