First Wednesday of Every Month Starting this December 7th join Fr. Tim and the Riverwest Food Pantry as we start our day with Eucharistic Adoration, Benediction, and Morning Prayer, praying for our community, our Church, our world, and ourselves. We hope that you will join Fr. Tim and our staff as...
Eat, Drink and Be Catholic offers women and men of all ages a casual opportunity to explore the Catholic faith together. This year’s theme is, “Seeds of the Word: Finding God in the Culture.” Our family of parishes is excited to invite adults of all ages to the Mo’s…A Place...
“Love Came Down at Christmas” The story of Christmas is all about love, and how Jesus came down from the heavens above. We deliver holiday plants to parishioners who are homebound or living in healthcare facilities. If you are interested please join us on Saturday, December 10th to help deliver...
Our Family of Four Parishes presents Movie Night with the Seminarian, featuring “The Innocents.” Parents are welcome to bring high school age children, however the movie is rated PG-13. There are no visually disturbing images, but the film contains disturbing thematic content. According to the National Catholic Register, “A haunting...
Saturday, December 10 at 6:30 pm SS Peter & Paul Church Center (2490 N Cramer St)
Our Family of Four Parishes presents Movie Night with the Seminarian, featuring The Innocents. Parents are welcome to bring high school age children, however the movie is rated PG-13. There are no visually disturbing images, but the film contains disturbing thematic content. According to the National Catholic Register, "A haunting Polish film about the travails of a community of nuns in the wake of World War II explores religious and moral questions around faith, suffering and the nature of evil from a female point of view."
Contact Andrew Infanger to RSVP or if you have any questions at *protected email* or 314-452-1245. ... See MoreSee Less
*Eat, Drink & Be Catholic continues Wednesday!* Our family of parishes is excited to invite adults of all ages to Mo’s…A Place for Steaks (720 N Plankinton) on Wednesday, December 7 at 7:00 pm. The night’s topic will be “Rediscovering Joy: Blessed Are They Who Mourn.” Come out as we explore how our parishes can continue to share God’s love in our community and by doing so become “Seeds of the Word!”
Please RSVP to Chad Griesel, Director of Adult Faith Formation, at *protected email* or 414-271-6180. Free drinks and appetizers will be served. All are welcome! ... See MoreSee Less
Advent Taizé Prayer Join us on Monday, December 5 at 6:30 pm for a Taizé-style Prayer Service at Our Lady of Divine Providence Parish-St. Casimir Church (Bremen & Clarke). Our prayer will center on “Jesus, Hope of the World” as we begin our Advent season. Taizé Prayer is meditative in nature, using music, readings and silent reflection to focus. December is the busiest month of the year. Start it off with a contemplative evening of beautiful music, candlelight and silence. Please contact Mary Robertson, Director of Music and Liturgy at *protected email* or 271-6577 with questions. ... See MoreSee Less
Would you like to help spread Christmas joy? Are you available Saturday morning, December 10? Then please join us as we deliver plants and visit with parishioners who are homebound or living in healthcare facilities. We will gather at 8:30 am in the Old St. Mary Parish Center. Check the bulletin or visit ssppmilw.org/event/holiday-plant-delivery/ to find out more, and contact Terri Balash at *protected email* or 469-6173 to volunteer. ... See MoreSee Less
We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder. ~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama
In every moment we have a choice: Allow the moment to harden us, make us bitter and cynical or allow the moment to open us, make us more compassionate and kind. Being human, we can get caught up in circumstances, forgetting that we can choose our attitude, our stance, and our stand. Not to worry. We are endowed with the capacity to self-reflect and self-correct. ... See MoreSee Less
Sunday began the first week of the beautiful season of Advent. We begin preparing our hearts for the coming of the Lord – in humility at Christmas and in glory at the Second Coming. While this can be a very busy time of year for everyone, make sure you take some time for peaceful reflection so that your hearts are truly ready for this great feast day. Advent is a beautiful time for children – so, pull out your Advent wreath, start your Jesse tree or Advent calendar, take some time to reach out in service to others, and pray for the wisdom to focus on what is most important during this season. Above all, ground yourself and your family in weekly mass and daily prayer, so that you can truly carry the peace of Christ throughout this busy, beautiful time of year. Merry Advent! ~Sara Larson, Director of Family Ministry Please feel free to share some of your favorite Advent ideas in the comments below! ... See MoreSee Less
Just in time for Christmas, Kulaktik coffee, grown in our sister parish in Mexico and roasted here in Milwaukee by Colectivo, is back. The farmers in our sister parish have had a rough time, rebuilding after a disastrous coffee fungus and recovering from an embezzler in Mexico City who stole most of the collective's working capital. But they managed a small shipment to Colectivo of high quality coffee beans that will be available for a limited time. As usual, it's on sale here at SSPP next weekend, the first weekend of December. Buy some for yourself, and for stocking stuffers and hospitality gifts, too! Let's help our amigos get back on their feet! ... See MoreSee Less
The monthly St Vincent de Paul collection will be after all Masses this weekend, November 26-27. Now that it’s cold, we are especially in need of gently used or new blankets. Other household items, such as sheets, dishes, glasses, towels, pots and pans, etc., are always appreciated. Please call Randy Bedore at 262-617-0910 for pick-up of larger items. Thank you for your help. This month's Love Story: On Saturday afternoon, October 29, my wife Kathy and I visited Angie, who had contacted the St. Vincent de Paul office asking for help. Angie, 45 years of age, lives in a one-room efficiency apartment on Albion Street, just off of Farwell Avenue. Angie has lived there for a few months. Her only possessions were a mattress, a blanket, a few articles of clothing and a Bible. Angie is friendly, but initially she avoided eye-contact with us. She explained that she was looking for work, but was not having much luck except for an occasional “temp job,” which she could not count on. Angie was in need of basics: a table, a chair, kitchen utensils, bath towels, sheets, a winter coat and so on. We told Angie that our parishioners donate items to the St. Vincent de Paul Ministry. Kathy and I knew that when we checked the storage area at St. Hedwig we could find most of the items that Angie needed. How wonderful that is! Kathy and I then held hands with Angie, and the three of us recited the Lord’s Prayer before saying goodbye. The following day we were able to provide all the items Angie needed. We delivered them to Angie’s apartment, where she met us at the door. When she looked at us, her eyes were filled with tears of gratitude. Thank you on behalf of Angie and on behalf of the many people living in our community just like Angie. ~Rick Monroe, Volunteer for Six Saints Saint Vincent de Paul Ministry ... See MoreSee Less