Advent Giving Tree
During Advent, Giving Trees are set up in all churches with gift tags for several area nonprofit organizations. To participate, take a gift tag from the tree, purchase a $5-$20 gift from the wish list, and return it unwrapped by the date given. You can also participate by helping organize and distribute the Christmas presents to those organizations.
Work with various social justice programs and areas to insure that we, as parishes, provide not only direct services to those in need but also strive to identify and improve the larger, deep-seeded issues affecting those in need.
All Saints Meal Program
All Saints Parish is a Catholic parish in the central city of Milwaukee. The All Saints Meal Program serves nearly 150 of our brothers and sisters from the surrounding community in the inner city of Milwaukee every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. All Saints parish members, parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, and businesses sponsor the meals and/or serve God’s children. Our family of four parishes purchases, prepares and/or serves meals on the 3rd and/or 4th Monday of the month to guests.
Provide assistance from spring to fall at two neighborhood community gardens located at Three Holy Women – St. Rita Church and Our Lady of Divine Providence – St. Casimir Church. The harvest goes to families in need and the Riverwest Food Pantry.
Family Justice Brigade
We are excited to launch a new ministry, Family Justice Brigade (FJB)! By putting families’ faith into action, the FJB will provide families opportunities to serve others in our community, to learn about social justice, and to work towards a more peaceful and just city. We are open to families of all faith backgrounds. Our families can all work together to bring about more peace and justice in our community! Please visit tinyurl.com/familyjusticebrigade to register to attend or to get more information on upcoming events. You may also contact Anh Clausen, Director of Family Ministry and Religious Formation, at or 414-962-2443.
Guest House (shelter and other assistance for men)
Our family of four parishes purchases, prepares and/or serves meals on the 4th Thursday of the month to guests. Since 1982, The Guest House has been creating solutions to homelessness in Milwaukee. What began as an emergency response to homelessness has grown into a multifaceted effort to help people recover from the trauma of homelessness and regain independence. Having established a reputation of high quality service and sound management, the Guest House is considered one of Milwaukee’s leading homeless service providers. Their mission is to provide shelter, housing, education, and services for Milwaukee’s homeless men who seek to transform their lives with dignity and purpose. The Guest House’s primary goal is that every person they serve obtains and maintains independence, meaning permanent housing, a family-sustaining income, sobriety, and stable mental health. Ultimately, their purpose is to reduce homelessness and poverty in our community.
Habitat for Humanity (housing)
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity helps families in need of safe, affordable housing. Volunteers help build and repair homes in Milwaukee.
When was the last time you had an experience that touched your soul? If you are looking to encounter your faith in a way that challenges you, changes you, and charges you to live as a Christian in today’s world, JustFaith may be for you. JustFaith is a mind- and heart-opening journey that invites participants to encounter the Spirit of Jesus in our midst, especially in the lives of people who are poor and vulnerable. It is an opportunity to honor the call of discipleship within God’s vision of justice and reconciliation. Everyone is welcome!
SS Peter and Paul’s Outreach Ministry is a form of Christian service whereby the parish congregation, acting as a corporate entity, donates a portion of its income to groups, organizations, individuals or families not reached by the regular parish-sponsored programs and campaigns. For a more detailed description view the Outreach Ministry Committee Description.
Riverwest Food Pantry
Riverwest Food Pantry exists to alleviate food insecurity by providing emergency food assistance and healthy, sustainable food access to the low and moderate income residents in the 53202, 53212, 53203, 53211, and 53217 zip codes of the City of Milwaukee. The food provided can be the entry point to connect a person to relationships and resources. We believe growing, shopping, cooking and sharing food provides a context for connection, health and personal development. Locations are St. Casimir Church (924 E Clarke St) on Saturdays from 8:00 am – 11:00 am and Gaenslen School (1250 E Burleigh St) on Tuesdays from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Contact Laura Hancock, Director of Social Justice and Outreach, at 414-271-6577 or .
Volunteers assist in various ways with receipt, organization and distribution of food. Our family of four parishes also contributes food items at weekend Masses. Donations are brought forward after the collection basket has passed. Click here to view the item of the week or read more about the Riverwest Food Pantry.
St. Ben’s Meal Program
St. Ben’s Community Meal site serves a hot, home-made dinner six nights a week, Sunday to Friday, 5:15 – 6:30 pm. Over 100,000 meals are served each year. All are welcome and are considered family in a community that shares a warm, safe environment. 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 . To learn more about this program visit www.capuchincommunityservices.org/.
St. Vincent de Paul, Six Saints Conference
The St. Vincent de Paul Six Saints Conference is a join conference of Saints Peter & Paul, Our Lady of Divine Providence, and Three Holy Women Parishes. They meet area families to form relationships and provide assistance in various forms. Meetings are the 4th Thursdays of the month at 6:30 pm at Three Holy Women’s Parish Office.
Purchase, organize and/or distribute meals for area families.