2490 N Cramer Street, Milwaukee, WI 53211
414.962.2443 ssppmilw@ffpmke.org

Events

Jan
26
Wed
Eat, Drink & Be Catholic @ Wisconsin Tap Room
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm

Eat, Drink and Be Catholic offers women and men of all ages a casual opportunity to explore the Catholic faith. We hope to provide space for intellectual, relational and spiritual growth as well as some real community building. Our hope is that at the end of each evening, individuals not only know more but are inspired and empowered to live out their faith. The format ranges from speakers and group discussion to movies and music.

Our next in-person event of the season will be on Wednesday, January 26 at the Wisconsin Tap Room (717 N Plankinton) beginning at 7:00 pm. We will be watching and discussing an episode on St. Ignatius of Loyola from Bishop Robert Barron’s series, Catholicism: The Pivotal Players.

Free appetizers and drinks will be served. RSVPs are required by Monday, January 24 so that we can order food and meet safely. For more information, to RSVP, or to be added to the email list for future events, contact Chad Griesel at cgriesel@ffpmke.org.

Scheduled Dates:
October 13
November 10 and 24
December 8 – Moved to Wisconsin Tap Room, 717 N Plankinton
January 26 – Moved to Wisconsin Tap Room, 717 N Plankinton
February 9 and 23

Check out recordings of previous Eat, Drink & Be Catholic @Home evenings: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1dTC8Mi4ngPSBp8iTMi5Y7pc9pFvAZBC

The Temperament God Gave You Book Study
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

All parents or grandparents are invited to join our upcoming Family Ministry Book Study of “The Temperament God Gave You” by Art & Laraine Bennett.

All of us are born with a God-given temperament that, all our days, colors our understanding, guides our choices, and serves as the foundation of our moral and spiritual life.

Read the book, take the temperament quiz, discover your own temperament and use this knowledge to become what God is calling you to be: a loving spouse, an effective parent, a good friend. Most importantly, this understanding will help you to grow closer to God and help you to discover the path to holiness that is unique and right for you.

The Book Study group will meet twice, on January 12 & 26 on Zoom from 8:00 – 9:15 pm. To sign up or to get more information, please go to https://tinyurl.com/temperamentgodgaveyou or contact Anh Clausen, Director of Family Ministry and Religious Formation, at aclausen@ffpmke.org or 414-962-2443 ext 19.

Jan
31
Mon
Baptism Preparation Class
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Parents and expecting parents: Congratulations! We would like to help you celebrate the new life in your family as we welcome your child into our family of faith through the Sacrament of Baptism. First time parents need to attend a Baptism Preparation Session. Sessions will be held virtually once a month on a Monday evening from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

Please go to https://tinyurl.com/BaptismPrepMKE to register for this or another upcoming session. If you have any questions please contact Rachel McGrew at rmcgrew@ffpmke.org.

Feb
1
Tue
Racial Justice & Healing Committee
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Our meetings will be held the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm online via Microsoft Teams. If you’d like to help guide the Family of Four parishes in our prayer, education and action related to racial justice, please email Chad Griesel at cgriesel@ffpmke.org. All are welcome to participate in these important conversations!

Brewing the Faith @ Good City Brewing
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm

Brewing the Faith is an evening designed to help young adults in their 20s and 30s connect. It’s open to absolutely anyone; grab a beer (first is free), hear a message and meet your neighbor. Brewing the Faith starts at 7:00 pm at Good City Brewing (2108 N Farwell Ave). Reach out to Nino Rebholz at nrebholz@ffpmke.org if you have any questions.

RCIA – Becoming Catholic
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dorothy Day writes, “The final word is love…To love we must know each other … and we know each other in the breaking of bread, and we are not alone any more…We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.”

Despite the many challenges we face today, we believe in the power of love found in Communion and in community. Our parishes invite anyone who is interested in exploring the Catholic faith to consider the RCIA process. RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a place where adults of any or no faith tradition can explore questions of faith and prepare to join the Catholic Church.

If you or someone you know might be interested, contact our Pastoral Associate, Chad Griesel, at 414-271-6577 or cgriesel@ffpmke.org.

Feb
2
Wed
UPLIFT Families Wednesday Program
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

“Uniting People Living in Faith and Truth” (UPLIFT) Families is the religious education program serving the parents and children (K5-8th grade) of the Family of Four Parishes. UPLIFT Families is a program for children and adults, designed to develop strong Catholic families in which children learn the joys of following Jesus Christ and the truths of our Faith through the witness of Christian life in their families.

Families will attend classes twice a month on either Wednesday evenings (6:30-7:30 pm) or Sunday mornings (10:30-11:30 am). To kick off the year, we’ll be having a parent meeting on September 15 or September 19.

Because the safety of our families is our first priority, we will be meeting online for the first half of the year until December and will reassess the possibility of meeting in person in January. The online meetings will consist of a presentation of the lesson, small group discussion and activities, along with family fun and games.

To register for UPLIFT Families go to https://forms.office.com/r/0A64tuN2zd and complete one registration form for your family.

For more information on UPLIFT Families, please email familyformation@ffpmke.org or call Anh Clausen, Director of Family Ministry and Religious Formation, at 414-962-2443 x19.

Feb
3
Thu
Contemplative Prayer for Reconciliation & Healing from Racism @ Three Holy Women-St. Rita Church
Feb 3 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

All are welcome to join in this important prayer. If you’d like more information or to register, please contact Chad Griesel at cgriesel@ffpmke.org. You can sign up for updates and reflections at tinyurl.com/healracism.

Adult Confirmation @ Old St. Mary Parish Center
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

For those adults already joined to Christ in Baptism and the Eucharist, the Sacrament of Confirmation deepens and strengthens our relationship with Christ through the Holy Spirit. This Sacrament imparts many spiritual gifts that help us live our Christian lives and be witnesses to Christ in the world.

Preparation sessions meet approximately every other Thursday evening from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Old St Mary Parish Center. Sample topics from last year include: “On Healing and Forgiveness”, “Catholicism and World Religions” and “The Mass Explained – What Happens on Sundays.” First session is on Thursday, February 3.

To register and/or for more information, please contact Fr. John Baumgardner at jbaumgardner@ffpmke.org or 414-305-3824.

Feb
4
Fri
Volunteering at Fr. Gene’s Help Center @ Father Gene's Help Center
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

We are excited to announce that our parishes’ visit to Fr. Gene’s Help Center in August (as part of our Community Ministry Connection) was a success! We will now have a team of volunteers serving at Father Gene’s every first Friday of the month from 9:30-11:30 am. No need to RSVP, please just show up at 5919 W National Avenue at 9:30 am! Email Chad Griesel at cgriesel@ffpmke.org with questions.

The Parent Zone
Feb 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All parents and guardians are welcome to “The Parent Zone: No Kids Allowed.” The Parent Zone is designed to be a place for parents/guardians to have a casual, relaxing space without interruptions to build community with other adult parents/guardians. The Parent Zone will take place the first Friday of every month from 8:00 – 9:00 pm via Zoom starting October 1. There is no obligation to attend each month. To RSVP go to https://bit.ly/parentsonly or email LaTanya Bacon, Family Ministry Coordinator, at lbacon@ffpmke.org. We look forward to meeting you!

Feb
5
Sat
Caregivers Support Group @ Old St. Mary Parish Center
Feb 5 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

The Caregivers Support Group meets once a month on a Saturday morning from 8:00 – 10:00 am. 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!

Please contact Terri Balash, Director of Pastoral Care, at tbalash@ffpmke.org if you plan on attending or need further information.

Upcoming Dates:
December 4 – CANCELED
February 5

Feb
6
Sun
UPLIFT Families Sunday Program
Feb 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

“Uniting People Living in Faith and Truth” (UPLIFT) Families is the religious education program serving the parents and children (K5-8th grade) of the Family of Four Parishes. UPLIFT Families is a program for children and adults, designed to develop strong Catholic families in which children learn the joys of following Jesus Christ and the truths of our Faith through the witness of Christian life in their families.

Families will attend classes twice a month on either Wednesday evenings (6:30-7:30 pm) or Sunday mornings (10:30-11:30 am). To kick off the year, we’ll be having a parent meeting on September 15 or September 19.

Because the safety of our families is our first priority, we will be meeting online for the first half of the year until December and will reassess the possibility of meeting in person in January. The online meetings will consist of a presentation of the lesson, small group discussion and activities, along with family fun and games.

To register for UPLIFT Families go to https://forms.office.com/r/0A64tuN2zd and complete one registration form for your family.

For more information on UPLIFT Families, please email familyformation@ffpmke.org or call Anh Clausen, Director of Family Ministry and Religious Formation, at 414-962-2443 x19.

Feb
7
Mon
Reflecting on the Sunday Readings @ Old St. Mary Parish Center
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God remains forever.” Isaiah 40:8

On the first and third Mondays of each month, we invite individuals to share and reflect on the upcoming Sunday readings. In a small group setting, we break open God’s Word, allowing it to speak to our lives and to challenge us to grow in our understanding of who God is, who we are, and who God is calling us to be.

For further information contact Chad Griesel, Pastoral Associate, at cgriesel@ffpmke.org or 414-271-6577.

Feb
8
Tue
RCIA – Becoming Catholic
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dorothy Day writes, “The final word is love…To love we must know each other … and we know each other in the breaking of bread, and we are not alone any more…We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.”

Despite the many challenges we face today, we believe in the power of love found in Communion and in community. Our parishes invite anyone who is interested in exploring the Catholic faith to consider the RCIA process. RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a place where adults of any or no faith tradition can explore questions of faith and prepare to join the Catholic Church.

If you or someone you know might be interested, contact our Pastoral Associate, Chad Griesel, at 414-271-6577 or cgriesel@ffpmke.org.

Feb
9
Wed
Human Concerns Committee @ SS Peter & Paul Parish Office
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Our Human Concerns Commission meetings are typically held on the second Wednesday of the month. If you are already involved in a ministry of Human Concerns or if you’d like to learn more, please join us! Good things are happening in our Family of Four Parishes and Milwaukee communities!

Email Chad Griesel at cgriesel@ffpmke.org for more information. All are welcome!

Eat, Drink & Be Catholic @ Wisconsin Tap Room
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm

Eat, Drink and Be Catholic offers women and men of all ages a casual opportunity to explore the Catholic faith. We hope to provide space for intellectual, relational and spiritual growth as well as some real community building. Our hope is that at the end of each evening, individuals not only know more but are inspired and empowered to live out their faith. The format ranges from speakers and group discussion to movies and music.

Our next in-person event of the season will be on Wednesday, January 26 at the Wisconsin Tap Room (717 N Plankinton) beginning at 7:00 pm. We will be watching and discussing an episode on St. Ignatius of Loyola from Bishop Robert Barron’s series, Catholicism: The Pivotal Players.

Free appetizers and drinks will be served. RSVPs are required by Monday, January 24 so that we can order food and meet safely. For more information, to RSVP, or to be added to the email list for future events, contact Chad Griesel at cgriesel@ffpmke.org.

Scheduled Dates:
October 13
November 10 and 24
December 8 – Moved to Wisconsin Tap Room, 717 N Plankinton
January 26 – Moved to Wisconsin Tap Room, 717 N Plankinton
February 9 and 23

Check out recordings of previous Eat, Drink & Be Catholic @Home evenings: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1dTC8Mi4ngPSBp8iTMi5Y7pc9pFvAZBC

Feb
15
Tue
RCIA – Becoming Catholic
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dorothy Day writes, “The final word is love…To love we must know each other … and we know each other in the breaking of bread, and we are not alone any more…We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.”

Despite the many challenges we face today, we believe in the power of love found in Communion and in community. Our parishes invite anyone who is interested in exploring the Catholic faith to consider the RCIA process. RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a place where adults of any or no faith tradition can explore questions of faith and prepare to join the Catholic Church.

If you or someone you know might be interested, contact our Pastoral Associate, Chad Griesel, at 414-271-6577 or cgriesel@ffpmke.org.

Feb
16
Wed
Global Solidarity: Padibe, Uganda @ Three Holy Women Parish Office
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Our monthly Global Solidarity – Padibe, Uganda committee meetings are typically held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm. We have partnered with our brothers and sisters in Uganda in the important work of education, medical care, and farming. If you’d like to participate in this vibrant ministry, please contact Chad Griesel at cgriesel@ffpmke.org. All Family of Four parishioners and friends are welcome!

Taizé Prayer @ Our Lady of Divine Providence-St. Casimir Church
Feb 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us at 6:30 pm for a Taizé-style Prayer Service. Taizé Prayer is meditative in nature, using music, readings and silent reflection to focus our prayer. It is an ecumenical form of prayer modeled after the Taizé community in France. Christians of all traditions share in this ecumenical prayer whose purpose is to foster reconciliation and peace among all peoples.

If you have questions or would like to join the planning or music team or be a reader of Scripture, please contact Mary Robertson at mrobertson@ffpmke.org or 414-271-6577 ext.108.

Scheduled Dates:
December 1, 2021
January 19, 2022 – CANCELED
February 16
March 16
April 6
May 18