2490 N Cramer Street, Milwaukee, WI 53211
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Events

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
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
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

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!

Oct
6
Wed
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.

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.

Oct
13
Wed
Sacred Land: Food and Farming
Oct 13 @ 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.

Eat, Drink & Be Catholic
Oct 13 @ 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
19
Tue
Global Solidarity: Padibe, Uganda
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Our  monthly Global Solidarity – Padibe, Uganda committee meetings are typically held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 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 Laura Hancock at lhancock@ffpmke.org. All Family of Four parishioners and friends are welcome!

Oct
25
Mon
Baptism Preparation Class
Oct 25 @ 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.

Nov
2
Tue
Racial Justice & Healing Committee
Nov 2 @ 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!

Nov
4
Thu
Contemplative Prayer for Reconciliation & Healing from Racism @ Three Holy Women-St. Rita Church
Nov 4 @ 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.

Nov
6
Sat
Caregivers Support Group @ Old St. Mary Parish Center
Nov 6 @ 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

Nov
10
Wed
Eat, Drink & Be Catholic
Nov 10 @ 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

Nov
16
Tue
Global Solidarity: Padibe, Uganda
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Our  monthly Global Solidarity – Padibe, Uganda committee meetings are typically held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 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 Laura Hancock at lhancock@ffpmke.org. All Family of Four parishioners and friends are welcome!

Nov
24
Wed
Eat, Drink & Be Catholic
Nov 24 @ 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