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

Events

Sep
25
Sat
Sacred Land: Immersion Experience @ Offsite Location
Sep 25 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Contact Laura Hancock, Director of Social Justice and Outreach, at lhancock@ffpmke.org.

Sep
27
Mon
Baptism Preparation Class
Sep 27 @ 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://forms.office.com/r/iH9hwZFCYw to register for this or another upcoming session. If you have any questions please contact Rachel McGrew at rmcgrew@ffpmke.org.

Sep
28
Tue
Implicit Bias Seminar with Judge Derek Mosley @ Three Holy Women-St. Rita Hall
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We all hold biases. Please join us in learning about our unconscious, implicit biases, and how they manifest in our lives and in society. This presentation from fellow Catholic and esteemed Judge Derek Mosley of the Milwaukee Municipal Court promises to be thought-provoking and informative!

Please sign up to attend at https://bit.ly/MosleyInSeptember, and email lhancock@ffpmke.org with questions.

RCIA – Becoming Catholic
Sep 28 @ 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.

Sep
29
Wed
Sacred Land: Food and Farming
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience.” Pope Francis, Laudato si’

How do we care for our common home?

Beginning September 1 the Family of Four Parishes, in partnership with the Riverwest Food Pantry, will be offering a small group opportunity called “Sacred Land: Food & Farming”. Join us for eight Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm online via Microsoft Teams as we explore our connection with the land and those who live on it. Participants will learn how food and farming practices affect the climate crisis, marginalized communities, and their own health and spiritual wellbeing. We will also discuss practical ways to support, advocate for and implement sustainable food and farming practices in the communities and institutions of which we are a part — whether it’s in our workplace, congregation, apartment complex or neighborhood. We will each work toward a plan of action based on what we learn.

To sign up for this opportunity, please email Laura at lhancock@ffpmke.org.

UPLIFT Teens
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

UPLIFT Teens provides spiritual formation for all High School students from the parishes of Old St. Mary, Our Lady of Divine Providence, SS. Peter and Paul, and Three Holy Women. UPLIFT Teens will encounter Jesus Christ and be in a peer community that supports a life of discipleship. Whether you are a Junior or Senior in High School preparing to receive the sacrament of Confirmation or an underclassman open to learning more about your Catholic faith, UPLIFT Teens is for you!

We strongly encourage at minimum two years of preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Acceptances will be given to those who are just joining as a Junior or Senior, however, it becomes much more crucial to attend, participate, and engage!

Our UPLIFT Teens format will return to in-person this year! We will meet twice a month for an hour and a half in the Saints Peter and Paul Church Center.  Our time will consist of prayer in the chapel, video time, and small group discussion.

Please register for UPLIFT Teens at https://forms.office.com/r/wGTtKCuKXM.

For more information on UPLIFT Teens, email familyformation@ffpmke.org or call Nino Rebholz, Associate Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, at 414-271-6577.

Sep
30
Thu
Eat, Drink & Be Catholic
Sep 30 @ 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 first event of the season will be a virtual event in partnership with Boswell Books. Parishioner and author Jon M. Sweeney will be discussing his new book, “Feed the Wolf: Befriending Our Fears in the Way of Saint Francis,” on Thursday, September 30th beginning at 7:00 pm. For more information and to register, please visit sweeneymke.eventbrite.com.

Contact Chad Griesel, Pastoral Associate, at cgriesel@ffpmke.org with any questions or if you would like to be added to the email list for future events.

Upcoming Dates:
October 13
November 10 and 24
December 8
January 12 and 26

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

Oct
1
Fri
Hospitality Center (Weather Permitting) @ Outdoors at Three Holy Women-St. Hedwig Church
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Hospitality Center is a community space open outdoors, weather permitting, on Friday mornings at St. Hedwig Church. Guests meet, share a meal, offer support. The parish nurse is present for consultation.

Contact Laura Hancock, Director of Social Justice and Outreach, at 414-271-6577 or lhancock@ffpmke.org.

Oct
2
Sat
Caregivers Support Group @ Old St. Mary Parish Center
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

The Caregivers Support Group meets once a month and our next scheduled date is Saturday, August 14 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:
August 14 – CANCELED
September 11
October 2
November 6
December 4

Family Fun Night @ SS Peter & Paul Church
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

All families are welcome to join our Fall Family Fun Night on Saturday, October 2 from 6:00-8:00 pm (after the 5:00 pm Vigil Mass) at SS Peter & Paul. We’ll gather outdoors for a bonfire and kickball game.

Please RSVP to familyformation@ffpmke.org before October 1 and bring your picnic blanket or folding chairs to sit on.

Oct
4
Mon
Reflecting on the Sunday Readings @ Old St. Mary Parish Center
Oct 4 @ 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.

Oct
5
Tue
Racial Justice & Healing Committee
Oct 5 @ 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 Laura Hancock at lhancock@ffpmke.org. All are welcome to participate in these important conversations!

RCIA – Becoming Catholic
Oct 5 @ 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.

Oct
6
Wed
Red Mass 2021
Oct 6 @ 5:15 pm

St. Thomas More Lawyers Society of Wisconsin Annual Red Mass

Mass: 5:15 PM at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
Reception & Dinner: Wisconsin Club
Tickets: $60/Individual | $35/Student
Table Sponsorship: $650 for a Table of 8
Available through Treasurer Brian Tokarz at bct@mtfn.com

Celebrant: Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki, Archbishop of Milwaukee
Faithful Servant Award: Patricia J. Gorence, Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Retired
Keynote Speaker: Rick Esenberg, Founder and President, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty

Individual and student tickets for the Reception and Dinner can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-annual-red-mass-and-dinner-tickets-167115421725

Sacred Land: Food and Farming
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience.” Pope Francis, Laudato si’

How do we care for our common home?

Beginning September 1 the Family of Four Parishes, in partnership with the Riverwest Food Pantry, will be offering a small group opportunity called “Sacred Land: Food & Farming”. Join us for eight Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm online via Microsoft Teams as we explore our connection with the land and those who live on it. Participants will learn how food and farming practices affect the climate crisis, marginalized communities, and their own health and spiritual wellbeing. We will also discuss practical ways to support, advocate for and implement sustainable food and farming practices in the communities and institutions of which we are a part — whether it’s in our workplace, congregation, apartment complex or neighborhood. We will each work toward a plan of action based on what we learn.

To sign up for this opportunity, please email Laura at lhancock@ffpmke.org.

Oct
7
Thu
Contemplative Prayer for Reconciliation & Healing from Racism @ Three Holy Women-St. Rita Church
Oct 7 @ 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 Laura Hancock at lhancock@ffpmke.org. You can sign up for updates and reflections at tinyurl.com/healracism.

St. Vincent de Paul Meeting
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Contact Laura Hancock at lhancock@ffpmke.org or 414-271-6577.

Oct
8
Fri
Hospitality Center (Weather Permitting) @ Outdoors at Three Holy Women-St. Hedwig Church
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Hospitality Center is a community space open outdoors, weather permitting, on Friday mornings at St. Hedwig Church. Guests meet, share a meal, offer support. The parish nurse is present for consultation.

Contact Laura Hancock, Director of Social Justice and Outreach, at 414-271-6577 or lhancock@ffpmke.org.

Oct
10
Sun
UPLIFT Young Adults @ Old St. Mary Parish Center
Oct 10 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

“Uniting People Living in Faith and Truth” (UPLIFT) Family Formation Program is the Family of Four parish formation program for all ages. We are excited to kickstart a young adult aspect to connect with each other, meet some new people, and enjoy a spiritual conversation and reflection. We are excited to grow together as our faith continues to take shape.

This year, we will be introducing the “SUNDAY SURGE,” where we will be gathering for a guest speaker on Sunday afternoons from 2:30 – 4:00 pm to tackle a deeper topic. So, plug in for the Surge to dive deeper in faith and meet a few other Catholic East Side Young Adults. Go to tinyurl.com/upliftyoungadults2021-22 for a complete list of dates, details, and to RSVP. Feel free to email Nino Rebholz at nrebholz@ffpmke.org for questions!

Nova Middle School Group
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Our Nova Nights are a lot of fun! From active games to spiritual talks to great snacks, the two hour evening always goes by in a flash! We can’t wait to keep this momentum going all year! All students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade (from any school or religious background) are welcome to join in the fun. We’ve been averaging around 30 kids at each event, from a variety of schools and neighborhoods, and we are always eager to include new people! Registration can be found at https://tinyurl.com/novarocks2021.

For any questions, feel free to reach out to Nino Rebholz, Associate Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, at nrebholz@ffpmke.org or 414-271-6577.