2490 N Cramer St, Milwaukee, WI 53211
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The monthly collection of donations for St. Vincent de Paul will be after all Masses February 22-23. We are in need of dinner plates in our storeroom. We appreciate other household items, as well as cash donations for stoves, refrigerators and beds. Thank you for your help!
This month’s Love Story:
Today’s gospel says that we should not hide our light under a bushel basket. Part of our Christian light is to help the poor and lonely. This past fall I went on my first home visit for the Six Saints Conference of St Vincent de Paul, the SVdP group for the parish. My SVdP partner and I visited a young woman with two children who recently moved to Milwaukee from the West Coast.
As we were conversing, the lovely woman described that it was more cost effective for them to pack up into suitcases what they could, travel to Milwaukee and somehow acquire the necessary items here rather than loading up all of her items in a U-Haul. There were very few items in her apartment, as it lacked a refrigerator, a stove and beds for the children and her. As we listened to more of her story, we told her that we could help her with beds, some dishes and flatware, but we could not offer her both a stove and a refrigerator. She chose a stove, and we bid her adieu wishing we could have done more.
The funds for refrigerators and stoves come out of Six Saints Conference checkbook. While we are always in need of material items that are so graciously donated, we would like you to consider shining your light, when it is possible, with a monetary donation for stoves, refrigerators and beds; items rarely donated, but desperately needed. Thank you.
~David Uy, Volunteer for Six Saints Saint Vincent de Paul Ministry ... See MoreSee Less
Please join the Parish Life Task Force Social Committee for a casual evening of bowling and fun at Landmark Lanes on Sunday, February 9 from 4:30-6:30pm. The rate is just $7 for two hours of bowling and shoes. Food and drinks can be purchased as well. Bumper lanes are reserved for the younger crew. We hope to cultivate connections in Christ and community. All ages are welcome! No need to RSVP, but we hope to see you all there!
Questions? Contact Sandy Kelm at 920-342-2072 or *protected email*. ... See MoreSee Less
The Human Concerns Committee is moving ahead with planning a variety of social justice initiatives in our Family of Four Parishes! Would you like to be a part of the conversation?! Please join us!! Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 4 in the SS Peter & Paul Parish Office (2491 N Murray Ave) from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. All are welcome! Please email Laura Hancock at *protected email* to receive the agenda or to ask questions. ... See MoreSee Less
Be a part of a growing effort to develop relationships with other SS. Peter and Paul parishioners. Join us for PeopleTalk, a community building program sponsored by the Pastoral Council. PeopleTalk gathers parishioners to get to know one another through guided conversations, as they share their experiences and thoughts about church and faith. A simple soup supper is provided. PeopleTalk continues for two more Tuesdays (February 4 and February 18) from 6:00 – 7:45 p.m. downstairs in the Church Center. RSVP by contacting Pastoral Council members Michael Taylor at 414-228-4627 or *protected email* or Julie Trafton at *protected email*. ... See MoreSee Less
All young adults are invited to our new UPLIFT ("Uniting People Living in Faith and Truth") Young Adult sessions! If you’re in your 20s and 30s and are looking to grow deeper in your faith, meet some new people, and enjoy some refreshments along the way, join us on Tuesday, January 28th, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at the Saints Peter and Paul Church Center. We have had great discussions on the importance of seeking Jesus and keeping a strong faith, and we are excited to grow together! To RSVP or see more details, go to tinyurl.com/upliftyoungadults! ... See MoreSee Less
Our Caregivers Support Group meets once a month, and our next scheduled date is Saturday, February 1 from 8:00-9:30 am in the Old St. Mary Parish Center (835 N Milwaukee St). This group will be treated to a light breakfast. Caregivers need care too! When we allow others to support us, we will find we can do much more in supporting and encouraging those who are in our care. Please consider joining our Caregivers Support Group and let us help!
Contact Terri Balash, Director of Pastoral Care, at 469-6173 or *protected email* if you plan on attending or need any further information. ... See MoreSee Less
All new parishioners from our Family of Four Parishes are cordially invited to the New Member Welcoming Dinner on Tuesday, February 11, at 5:30 pm at Three Holy Women – Holy Rosary Hall (2011 N Oakland Ave).
The purpose of the dinner is to provide a relaxed, informal opportunity to meet other new members of your parish and to learn more about your parish community. Whether you joined your parish one year ago or just yesterday, if you have not had the opportunity to attend a new member dinner, please join us for a relaxed evening.
Please contact Bob Schuelke, Director of New Member Engagement, at 414-962-2443 or *protected email* to RSVP or for more information. You may also RSVP here: evite.me/ak9sUN7Qkn. Please RSVP by February 4. We are looking forward to sharing a wonderful evening with all our new members! ... See MoreSee Less
*Eat, Drink & Be Catholic continues January 29*
Adults of all ages are invited to Boswell Book Company (2559 N Downer Ave) on Wednesday, January 29 starting at 7:00 pm. Milwaukee authors Jon M. Sweeney, Bishop Richard Sklba and Dr. Richard Lux will be talking about the new book "Jesus Wasn’t Killed by the Jews: Reflections for Christians in Lent." Motivated by the “reappearance of blatant antisemitism in American society,” over a dozen Jewish and Christian contributors write about the Jewish context of Jesus’s life, contemporary Judaism and its roots and relationship to early Christianity, and Jewish/Catholic relations today.
Please RSVP to Chad Griesel, Pastoral Associate of Formation and Justice, at *protected email* or 414-271-6180 x111. All are welcome!
Eat, Drink & Be Catholic offers women and men of all ages a casual opportunity to explore the Catholic faith. We provide a space for intellectual, relational and spiritual growth. Our hope is that at the end of each evening, individuals not only know more but are also inspired and empowered to live out what our faith celebrates and teaches. ... See MoreSee Less
The monthly collection of donations for St. Vincent de Paul will be after all Masses January 25-26. Our special needs at this time are dinner plates, tall drinking glasses and cereal bowls. Other household items are always appreciated. Thank you for your help!
This month’s Love Story:
It was a beautiful Christmas surprise. Randy and I attended the 10:30 Mass at Holy Rosary on Christmas morning. Flowers, lights, music and people filled the joyful space. Father Tim was presiding.
At the Offertory, Father Tim said, “We are so happy that the Saint Vincent de Paul Ministry is part of our parish. The volunteers do good work with the poor. There is a statue of Saint Vincent up here at the altar. Next to it is a basket for donations. Please support our Saint Vincent de Paul Ministry."
With that began a steady procession of individuals who came up to the basket one by one to deposit their offerings. My eyes filled with tears to see so many people participating on that Christmas morning. They just kept coming. The generosity was wonderful. And this gesture from Father Tim was completely unexpected!
The money came at a time when the ministry was in need of money. The beds, appliances and furniture that we purchase require cash above-and-beyond the generous donations of household goods and the Giving Tree gifts from the parishioners. There are times when our cash reserves get low, and this Christmas was one of those times.
The beautiful Babe in the manger was the long-awaited surprise, but the generosity of the parishioners was also a lovely Christmas surprise.
~Fran Bedore, Volunteer for Six Saints St. Vincent de Paul ... See MoreSee Less