2490 N Cramer Street, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Youth Formation

Catholic East Elementary School

The mission of Catholic East Elementary School, a richly diverse Catholic community, is to pursue academic excellence, nurture strong moral development and foster lifelong learning through living out the Gospel values. Catholic East is the parish school of Saints Peter and Paul, Our Lady of Divine Providence, Old Saint Mary, Three Holy Women, and the Cathedral of Saint John. The 2nd-8th grade campus is located at Saints Peter and Paul and the K3-1st grade campus is located at Three Holy Women-Holy Rosary. For more information call 414-964-1770 or visit www.catholiceast.org.

 

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Kids from grade K4 through 5th grade are invited to a special liturgy during our Sunday 9:30 am Mass. Children attend Mass with their parents, but are called forward by the priest before the First Reading and dismissed to go downstairs with adult prayer leaders for a child-focused liturgy. Children hear the Scripture readings, discuss them in an interactive, child-friendly way, and pray together before rejoining their parents for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Adults who love God and love children are invited to become volunteer leaders for CLW, while middle schoolers can serve as lectors for our liturgy, and high schoolers volunteer as CLW assistants.

For further information contact Sara Larson, Director of Family Ministry, at gro.l1506080384imhcr1506080384a@asn1506080384osral1506080384 or 414-962-2443.

 

East Side Child & Youth Ministry

East Side Child & Youth Ministry is the collaborative religious education program of four parishes on the East Side of Milwaukee (Our Lady of Divine Providence, Saints Peter & Paul, Three Holy Women, and The Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist). It was formed in 1986 to provide religious education to young people.

ESCYM serves grades K-12 and offers the following programs and services:

First Communion preparation
First Reconciliation preparation
High School Confirmation preparation
Christian Initiation Program for children
Resources for families
Social activities for youth
Family Enrichment Activities

We are accepting registrations for the 2017-18 school year, including the sacramental preparation programs of First Communion, First Reconciliation and Confirmation. To enroll in the Confirmation program, a teen must be at least 16 years old and a junior or senior in high school. Please call ESCYM at 414-962-3776 for information.

Catechists – We are looking for new catechists for classes beginning in September. Perhaps God is calling you to this rewarding ministry. We begin in late September and go through mid-May. We follow the school calendar with time off at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Catechists will be provided materials and support for teaching. We also offer formation opportunities at various times during the year.

Contact Ralph Stewart, Director East Side Child & Youth Ministry, at ten.l1506080384abolg1506080384cbs@m1506080384ycse1506080384, 414-962-3776, or by mail at 1716 N Humboldt Ave, Milwaukee, WI, 53202.

 

Good News Adventure Summer Camp

Are you ready for an Adventure? Good News Adventure is our four-parish family’s free, fun, faith-filled annual summer camp for kids of all ages. The Adventure will take place June 19 to 23, from 9 am to 12 pm each day. Kids who are completing K3 through Grade 4 are invited to participate, while youth in grades 5 and up are encouraged to join in the fun as volunteers. We are also in great need of more adult volunteers to help make this wonderful week possible for our kids!

For more information and to sign up, please visit www.tinyurl.com/GoodNewsAdventure2017 or contact Sara Larson, Director of Family Ministry at 962-2443 or moc.l1506080384iamg@1506080384eekua1506080384wlims1506080384wendo1506080384og1506080384. It’s an incredible week – You don’t want to miss it!

If you want to get a peek at what Good News Adventure is like, check out our fabulous photo slideshow from last year! GNA Slideshow

 

Nova Middle School Ministry

Nova is our parish’s youth group for kids in 6th through 8th grades. We meet twice a month, usually on Sunday evenings, for faith-building and fun.  We would love to get to know you!

For further information contact Sara Larson, Director of Family Ministry, at gro.l1506080384imhcr1506080384a@asn1506080384osral1506080384 or 414-962-2443.

 

Special Events for Families

We host a variety of family-friendly events throughout the year, like our annual Epiphany Party and Pentecost Party, as well as many others. These are all great ways for families to build community and bring their faith to life.

For further information contact Sara Larson, Director of Family Ministry, at gro.l1506080384imhcr1506080384a@asn1506080384osral1506080384 or 414-962-2443.

 

SPRED (Special Religious Development)

SPRED, Special Religious Development, is a small faith community in our parish that includes people with special needs. It combines both religious education and community building. SPRED is an intuitive model grounded in relationships and the use of symbol. The goal of this symbolic method is to develop a sense of the sacred, the sense of Christ and a sense of Church. 

A relationship with God is accessible to all. Friendship is the human experience closest to understanding the presence of God in life. By calling to mind life experiences and sharing these experiences in a circle of friendship, the small community of faith becomes aware of the sacredness of all life and then returns to daily life changed.

If you know someone with special needs who may benefit from SPRED, if you would like to be a part our SPRED group at Saints Peter and Paul, or if you simply want to know more about SPRED, contact our parish chairperson, Sara Bessette, at moc.l1506080384iamg@1506080384ettes1506080384sebja1506080384ras1506080384 or 815-210-4460. You may also visit spredmilwaukee.org.

 

Sunday Morning Nursery

Free, loving childcare is available for children up to age five during the 9:30 am Mass on Sunday mornings. Children of all ages are always very welcome to attend Mass with their parents, but if this works better for your family, feel free to drop off your kids in our friendly, well-stocked nursery downstairs from the sanctuary. We are always looking for new volunteers to add to our childcare team.

For further information contact Sara Larson, Director of Family Ministry, at gro.l1506080384imhcr1506080384a@asn1506080384osral1506080384 or 414-962-2443.

 

Youth Service Corps

Youth Service Corps is a project of East Side Child and Youth Ministry dedicated to providing meaningful service and social opportunities for high school youth in the parish communities of Saints Peter and Paul, Three Holy Women, Our Lady of Divine Providence, and the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist. Each month we participate in a project in the Milwaukee area serving those frequently marginalized in our society – the hungry, the homeless, the elderly – as well as general projects that serve our parish communities. Following our service, we take some time to enjoy a social activity. YSC is open to all high school youth in the parishes.  You can participate every month or just a few times a year, but we hope you will enjoy the experience enough that you will commit to regular service in our community. If you are an adult wishing to work with YSC please check out their Adult Volunteers page. For more information visit https://sites.google.com/site/ourysc/.

Contact Katie Utschig at 414-771-9453 or ten.l1506080384abolg1506080384cbs@g1506080384ihcst1506080384ukm1506080384.