2490 N Cramer Street, Milwaukee, WI 53211
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Events

Aug
15
Mon
Reflecting on the Sunday Readings @ Old St. Mary Parish Center
Aug 15 @ 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.

Aug
16
Tue
Prayer Shawl Ministry @ Three Holy Women-St. Rita Church
Aug 16 @ 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

We are happy to announce that the Prayer Shawl Ministry has returned, with a new day, time and location!

Beginning Date: Tuesday, May 17, meeting on the third Tuesday of the month
Location: St. Rita Church (1617 N Cass St)
Time: Gather at 2:45 pm, knit & crochet from 3:00-3:50 pm, conclude with Mass at 4:00 pm

When these prayer shawls are completed, they are blessed and given to those who need our prayers and support. This ministry has a beautiful spirit! These gifted individuals share their faith with the sick, lonely and heavy-hearted, and remind them of God’s love. Please join us.

Prayer shawl gift bags are always available to anyone. If you or someone you know needs a prayer shawl or you have questions, please contact Terri, our Director of Pastoral Care, at 469-6173 or tbalash@ffpmke.org.

Aug
17
Wed
Global Solidarity: Padibe, Uganda @ Three Holy Women Parish Office
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Our monthly Global Solidarity – Padibe, Uganda committee meetings are typically held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:00 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 Sarah Haus, Director of Human Concerns, at 414-271-6577 or shaus@ffpmke.org. All Family of Four parishioners and friends are welcome!

Nova Middle School Group @ SS Peter & Paul
Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Nova Night Summer Squirt Gun Spectacular
All middle schoolers are invited to join our Summer Squirt Gun Spectacular on Wednesday, August 17, 5:30 – 7:00 pm on the Saints Peter and Paul grounds.  We will be playing a host of fun squirt gun games, so bring your swimsuit, your towel, and any squirt guns you may have.  Anyone who just finished 5th grade through 8th grade is welcome to join!

Anyone willing to donate or provide squirt guns for the event, please reach out to Nino at nrebholz@ffpmke.org.

Registration can be found at https://tinyurl.com/novarocks2021.

For any questions, please contact Nino Rebholz, Associate Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, at nrebholz@ffpmke.org or 414-271-6577.

Aug
29
Mon
Baptism Preparation Class
Aug 29 @ 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://tinyurl.com/BaptismPrepMKE to register for this or another upcoming session. If you have any questions please contact Anh Clausen at aclausen@ffpmke.org.

Sep
1
Thu
St. Vincent de Paul Meeting
Sep 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Contact Sarah Haus, Director of Human Concerns, at 414-271-6577 or shaus@ffpmke.org.

Sep
2
Fri
Volunteering at Fr. Gene’s Help Center @ Father Gene's Help Center
Sep 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

We are excited to announce that our parishes’ visit to Fr. Gene’s Help Center in August (as part of our Community Ministry Connection) was a success! We will now have a team of volunteers serving at Father Gene’s every first Friday of the month from 9:30-11:30 am. No need to RSVP, please just show up at 5919 W National Avenue at 9:30 am! Email Sarah Haus, Director of Human Concerns, at shaus@ffpmke.org with questions.

Sep
6
Tue
Racial Justice & Healing Committee
Sep 6 @ 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 contact Sarah Haus, Director of Human Concerns, at 414-271-6577 or shaus@ffpmke.org. All are welcome to participate in these important conversations!

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

The Caregivers Support Group meets once a month on a Saturday morning 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 13
September 10
October 1
November 5
December 3

Sep
13
Tue
RCIA – Becoming Catholic
Sep 13 @ 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.

This group meets weekly September through May, with sacraments being received at the Easter Vigil. If you or someone you know might be interested, contact our Pastoral Associate, Chad Griesel, at 414-271-6577 or cgriesel@ffpmke.org.

Sep
14
Wed
Human Concerns Committee @ SS Peter & Paul Parish Office
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Our Human Concerns Commission meetings are typically held on the second Wednesday of the month. If you are already involved in a ministry of Human Concerns or if you’d like to learn more, please join us! Good things are happening in our Family of Four Parishes and Milwaukee communities!

For more information, contact Sarah Haus, Director of Human Concerns, at 414-271-6577 or shaus@ffpmke.org. All are welcome!

UPLIFT Families Wednesday Program
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

“Uniting People Living in Faith and Truth” (UPLIFT) Families is the religious education program serving the parents and children (K3-8th grade) of the Family of Four Parishes. UPLIFT Families is a program for children and adults, designed to develop strong Catholic families in which children learn the joys of following Jesus Christ and the truths of our Faith through the witness of Christian life in their families.

Families will attend classes twice a month from October – May, on either Wednesday evenings (6:00 – 7:30 pm) or Sunday mornings (10:45 am – 12:15 pm). To kick off the year, we’ll be having a parent meeting/social on Wednesday, September 14 and Sunday, September 18.

At each meeting, we provide a community meal for all families to enjoy before the children go to their age-specific classrooms and parents engage in their own faith lesson. Through research, we understand that children learn best when at play so we incorporate family games and engaging activities into each meeting to reinforce the lessons. New this fall – we are excited to offer Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) lessons for ages 3-6. CGS teaches young children the faith through a Montessori-based learning environment. This will only be offered during our Sunday morning program, not during our Wednesday evening program. Free childcare for babies and toddlers under the age of 3 will be available during our Sunday morning program.

Additional sacramental preparation meetings and a retreat are offered for children in second grade and their parents/caregivers. Second graders prepare for both First Reconciliation and First Communion in the same year.

To register for UPLIFT Families go to tinyurl.com/upliftfamilies2022 and complete one registration form for your family. Registration deadline is September 9.

For more information on UPLIFT Families, please email familyformation@ffpmke.org or call Anh Clausen, Director of Family Ministry and Religious Formation, at 414-962-2443 x19.

Sep
17
Sat
OremusMKE
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A Church which ‘goes forth’ is a Church whose doors are open…” Pope Francis in Evangelii Gaudium

Three nights this summer, our communities will invite neighbors and guests in to see a beautiful church and to light a candle for peace.

Friday, July 15
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (Bastille Days – 812 N Jackson St)

Saturday, July 30
Three Holy Women-St. Hedwig Church (Brady Street Festival – 1702 N Humboldt Ave)

Saturday, September 17
Immaculate Conception Church (Bayview Bash – 1023 E Russell Ave)

Can you help in one of the following areas?
-Come pray in the church
-Greet/welcome people at the door
-Invite our neighbors into the church

For more details and to volunteer for these events, please visit tinyurl.com/oremusmke2022. Please contact Nino Rebholz at nrebholz@ffpmke.org with questions.

Sep
18
Sun
UPLIFT Families Sunday Program
Sep 18 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

“Uniting People Living in Faith and Truth” (UPLIFT) Families is the religious education program serving the parents and children (K3-8th grade) of the Family of Four Parishes. UPLIFT Families is a program for children and adults, designed to develop strong Catholic families in which children learn the joys of following Jesus Christ and the truths of our Faith through the witness of Christian life in their families.

Families will attend classes twice a month from October – May, on either Wednesday evenings (6:00 – 7:30 pm) or Sunday mornings (10:45 am – 12:15 pm). To kick off the year, we’ll be having a parent meeting/social on Wednesday, September 14 and Sunday, September 18.

At each meeting, we provide a community meal for all families to enjoy before the children go to their age-specific classrooms and parents engage in their own faith lesson. Through research, we understand that children learn best when at play so we incorporate family games and engaging activities into each meeting to reinforce the lessons. New this fall – we are excited to offer Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) lessons for ages 3-6. CGS teaches young children the faith through a Montessori-based learning environment. This will only be offered during our Sunday morning program, not during our Wednesday evening program. Free childcare for babies and toddlers under the age of 3 will be available during our Sunday morning program.

Additional sacramental preparation meetings and a retreat are offered for children in second grade and their parents/caregivers. Second graders prepare for both First Reconciliation and First Communion in the same year.

To register for UPLIFT Families go to tinyurl.com/upliftfamilies2022 and complete one registration form for your family. Registration deadline is September 9.

For more information on UPLIFT Families, please email familyformation@ffpmke.org or call Anh Clausen, Director of Family Ministry and Religious Formation, at 414-962-2443 x19.

Sep
20
Tue
Prayer Shawl Ministry @ Three Holy Women-St. Rita Church
Sep 20 @ 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

We are happy to announce that the Prayer Shawl Ministry has returned, with a new day, time and location!

Beginning Date: Tuesday, May 17, meeting on the third Tuesday of the month
Location: St. Rita Church (1617 N Cass St)
Time: Gather at 2:45 pm, knit & crochet from 3:00-3:50 pm, conclude with Mass at 4:00 pm

When these prayer shawls are completed, they are blessed and given to those who need our prayers and support. This ministry has a beautiful spirit! These gifted individuals share their faith with the sick, lonely and heavy-hearted, and remind them of God’s love. Please join us.

Prayer shawl gift bags are always available to anyone. If you or someone you know needs a prayer shawl or you have questions, please contact Terri, our Director of Pastoral Care, at 469-6173 or tbalash@ffpmke.org.

RCIA – Becoming Catholic
Sep 20 @ 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.

This group meets weekly September through May, with sacraments being received at the Easter Vigil. If you or someone you know might be interested, contact our Pastoral Associate, Chad Griesel, at 414-271-6577 or cgriesel@ffpmke.org.

Sep
21
Wed
Global Solidarity: Padibe, Uganda @ Three Holy Women Parish Office
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Our monthly Global Solidarity – Padibe, Uganda committee meetings are typically held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:00 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 Sarah Haus, Director of Human Concerns, at 414-271-6577 or shaus@ffpmke.org. All Family of Four parishioners and friends are welcome!

UPLIFT Teens
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 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 meet two Wednesdays a month for two hours in the Ministry Center (Adjacent to SS Peter & Paul parish office).  Our time will consist of a dinner meal, prayer in the chapel, videos, small group discussion and a fun game to include throughout the night.

Please register for UPLIFT Teens by September 9 at tinyurl.com/upliftteens2022.

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

Sep
27
Tue
RCIA – Becoming Catholic
Sep 27 @ 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.

This group meets weekly September through May, with sacraments being received at the Easter Vigil. If you or someone you know might be interested, contact our Pastoral Associate, Chad Griesel, at 414-271-6577 or cgriesel@ffpmke.org.

Sep
28
Wed
UPLIFT Teens
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 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 meet two Wednesdays a month for two hours in the Ministry Center (Adjacent to SS Peter & Paul parish office).  Our time will consist of a dinner meal, prayer in the chapel, videos, small group discussion and a fun game to include throughout the night.

Please register for UPLIFT Teens by September 9 at tinyurl.com/upliftteens2022.

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