Eat, Drink & Be Catholic offers women and men of all ages a casual and friendly opportunity to explore the Catholic faith together. We hope to 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. Adults of all ages are invited to the Mo’s…A Place for Steaks (720 N Plankinton) on Wednesday, March 20 starting at 7:00 pm. Executive Director for Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, Brian Sonderman, will be our guest. Brian will reflect on the mission of Habitat for Humanity as it relates to our Lenten almsgiving project and the ongoing call to stand with those on the margins.
Seating is limited, so please RSVP to Chad Griesel, Pastoral Associate of Formation and Justice, at gro.l1553117474imhcr1553117474a@cle1553117474seirg1553117474 or 414-271-6180. Free drinks and appetizers will be served. All are welcome!
4/3 – Franciscan Peacemakers
4/17 – Urban Ministry for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
5/1 – Civil Rights Pilgrimage
5/15 – Global Solidarity – Haiti
You are invited to our next Prayer Shawl meeting in the Three Holy Women Parish Office (1716 N Humboldt Ave). When these prayer shawls are completed, they are blessed and given to our Director of Pastoral Care, Terri, to share with those who are in need of prayer and support from our community. This ministry has a great spirit! These gifted individuals share their faith with the sick, lonely and heavy hearted, and remind them of God’s love.
Prayer shawl gift bags are always available to anyone in our parish. If you or someone you know needs a prayer shawl or you have a question, please contact Terri at 469-6173 or gro.l1553117474imhcr1553117474a@ths1553117474alab1553117474.
For Catholics who were baptized and received 1st Communion: If you or someone you know is interested in preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation as an adult, our family of four parishes invites you to the parish center at Old St. Mary Parish (835 N Milwaukee St) starting Thursday, January 17 at 7:00 pm. Adult Confirmation meets every first and third Thursday, preparing adults to be confirmed on Pentecost (June 9). Please contact Fr. John Baumgardner (gro.l1553117474imhcr1553117474a@jre1553117474ndrag1553117474muab1553117474 or 414-305-3824) or Chad Griesel (gro.l1553117474imhcr1553117474a@cle1553117474seirg1553117474 or 414-271-6180) to sign up or with questions.
Dads – We Have a Group For You Too!
Bacon Dads was formed as an offshoot of “Beacon Moms”, but we felt the play on words resonated more with our style. We are a community of men from a variety of faith experiences who share the common goal of developing a deeper faith through fellowship, conversation and the occasional beer. The hope is to become better men, husbands and fathers by sharing in each other’s wisdom and strength. We will have two groups meeting in the SS Peter & Paul Church Center every other week, one on Tuesday nights and one on Thursday nights, beginning January 22 & 24. You can see more information and sign up at tinyurl.com/bacondads, or contact Mike Larson at gro.r1553117474etnec1553117474ygolo1553117474cenab1553117474ru@no1553117474sralm1553117474.
As we prepare to launch our Lenten almsgiving project with Habitat for Humanity next month, our family of four parishes is planning a Lenten book study of the Pulitzer Prize winning book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. “In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur ‘Genius’ Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads…Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.”
Our weekly Friday afternoon group will start discussing the book on March 22, and our weekly Wednesday evening group will start on March 27. If you are interesting in learning more about these conversations, please contact our Pastoral Associate of Formation and Justice, Chad Griesel, at gro.l1553117474imhcr1553117474a@cle1553117474seirg1553117474 or 414-271-6180.
Join us in person at the Cathedral Every Friday at 12:15 pm for this 30 minute communal contemplative prayer with the intention of reconciling and healing racism in our city. Feel free to pray privately wherever you are in solidarity with those gathered at the Cathedral if you are not able to join in person. You can sign up for weekly reflections at tinyurl.com/healracism.
Set-up & clean-up half hour before & after.
Contact: Chad Griesel at *protected email*
The Christian Women Society invites you to experience this Italian tradition through which the parish honors St. Joseph and raises money to help the poor and those in need.
According to a legend dating to the Middle Ages, Sicily was facing famine due to a severe drought. The people prayed to their patron St. Joseph for rain, promising that if their prayers were answered they would prepare a banquet in his honor. The rains did come, starvation was avoided and the banquet was prepared.
Italians still honor St. Joseph by preparing a banquet table (tavolata) each year on or near his March 19 feast day. At Three Holy Women Parish, the celebration includes a beautifully adorned table filled with donated meatless dishes, breads and sweets. After a blessing, the food is sold to attendees. A specially prepared cake is cut and shared with those present. Participants receive a free bread roll and a bowl of pasta with a meatless sauce, with or without fish. A raffle is held, awarding a wonderful variety of prizes, including a child’s bike, restaurant certificates, food baskets and much more! Proceeds from the food sales, raffle and free will offerings are donated to the parish’s social justice ministry, as well as other organizations or projects in the community that provide services to people needing help.
We are grateful to those devotees of St. Joseph who donate time and money to preserve this tradition for our parish. Admission is free. Please come to take part in this wonderful tradition and support your community while having fun! Questions? Contact any member of the Christian Women Society or Pat Suminski at 271-8723 or moc.l1553117474iamto1553117474h@sni1553117474mustp1553117474.
Set-up at 4:00pm.
Contact Nino Rebholz, 262-349-7987.