“Uniting People Living In Faith and Truth” (UPLIFT) Family Formation Program is a new religious education program serving the parents and children (K5 – 8th grade) of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Old St. Mary, Our Lady of Divine Providence, SS Peter & Paul and Three Holy Women. Our new program is designed to support and equip PARENTS to be the primary educators of the faith for their children and uplift families to live in the fullness of our Catholic faith as disciples and followers of Jesus Christ.
For registration and information about the new religious education program, please see tinyurl.com/upliftfamilies. Email gro.l1579667536imhcr1579667536a@noi1579667536tamro1579667536fylim1579667536af1579667536 or call 962-2443 with additional questions.
Our parish’s turn to prepare, deliver, and serve a meal is the fourth Thursday of the month. If you would like to share in the preparation of stew, jello, hard-cooked eggs, or dessert, or if you would like to serve at the meal, contact Doris Lattos at 262-505-6116 or ten.l1579667536abolg1579667536cbs@s1579667536ottal1579667536sirod1579667536. Recipes are provided upon request.
Please note, because of the warmer weather, brats instead of beef stew are served in July and August. Those who normally prepare beef stew are asked to bring pasta salad or baked beans.
We will physically re-gather for this important prayer intention in 2020. Our next prayer meeting will be held at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist from 12:30-1:00 pm on Friday, January 24. All are welcome to join in this important prayer. If you’d like more information or to be added to our email list so you can pray from any location at any time, please contact Laura Hancock at gro.l1579667536imhcr1579667536a@lkc1579667536ocnah1579667536. You can sign up for weekly reflections at tinyurl.com/healracism.
REST IN HIM: Finding spiritual stillness in our Lord
Jesus tells us in the book of Matthew, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”
This new year, we invite all Beacon Moms and friends to spend a morning focused on the spiritual rest our souls need. Join us for a mini-retreat at Milwaukee Catholic Home on January 25, which will include guided meditation, brunch, small group discussion and fellowship. Moms of all ages and stages welcome. Cost is $20. To secure your spot, register at bit.ly/BeaconMoms.
Contact Brianna Pribek for more information at gro.l1579667536imhcr1579667536a@bke1579667536birp1579667536.
The Six Saints St Vincent de Paul Conference and our many clients are grateful for your cash donations and donations of household goods. Thank you for your continuing, generous support. Look for the bins in the back of the church. For pick-up of larger items please call Randy Bedore at 262-617-0910.
The 31st Annual SSPP Chiapas Chili Cook-Off is right around the corner: Sunday, January 26, 2020, from 4:00 -7:00 pm at the Holy Rosary Fiesta Hall (2011 N Oakland Ave). All your favorite chilis are already stewing. Come and enjoy good food and good friends, all for a good cause! The proceeds benefit our sister parish, San Ildefonso, in Tenejapa, Chiapas, Mexico.
All volunteers are welcome. Sign-up is easy. Past volunteers will have received an email invitation to volunteer again. If you are new to the ranks of Cook-Off volunteers (welcome!), contact Rick Sankovitz at moc.l1579667536iamg@1579667536ztivo1579667536knask1579667536cir1579667536 or at 414-651-1894 and let us know what you would like to bring and other ways you can help. See you at the Cook-Off!
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 typically take place the last Monday of the month in the Parish Center at Old St. Mary (835 N Milwaukee St). Please go to tinyurl.com/baptismprep to register for this or another upcoming session. If you have any questions please email Rachel McGrew at gro.l1579667536imhcr1579667536a@rwe1579667536rgcm1579667536 or call 414-962-2443 x19.
Contact: Anh Clausen, *protected email*
Conatact: Anh Clausen, *protected email*
Do you want to grow in an understanding of your faith? Our four parish RCIA group meets on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm in the Old St. Mary Parish Center (835 N Milwaukee St). These formation nights are a place where adults of any or no faith can explore questions of faith alongside those who are preparing to join the Catholic Church.
Contact our Pastoral Associate, Chad Griesel, with questions at gro.l1579667536imhcr1579667536a@cle1579667536seirg1579667536 or 414-271-6180.
October 29 – The Communion of Saints
November 5 – Bishop Barron’s episode on Mary: “Our Tainted Nature’s Solitary Boast”
November 12 – The Beatitudes
November 19 – A Walk Through the Mass
November 26 – The Eucharist = Thanksgiving
December 3 – Tour of the Church
December 10 – Your Image of God
January 7 – The Four Marks of the Church
January 14 – CANCELLED
January 21 – How Catholics Read the Bible
January 28 – Sacraments
Contact Nino Rebholz: *protected email*
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 in the SS Peter & Paul Church Center. To RSVP or see more details go to tinyurl.com/upliftyoungadults! If you have questions, please contact Nino Rebholz, Associate Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, at gro.l1579667536imhcr1579667536a@nzl1579667536ohber1579667536.
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. 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 gro.l1579667536imhcr1579667536a@cle1579667536seirg1579667536 or 414-271-6180 x111. All are welcome!
The Caregivers Support Group meets once a month 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!
Please contact Terri Balash, Director of Pastoral Care at 469-6173 or gro.l1579667536imhcr1579667536a@ths1579667536alab1579667536 if you plan on attending or need further information.