Lent 2022

Lent 2022 – We Belong to One Another

The Family of Four Parishes is happy to announce that this year’s Lenten theme is “We Belong to One Another: Journeying Through Lent with the Riverwest Food Pantry.” During this season of Lent, we will invite parishioners to get involved with this key partner in our ministry through service and almsgiving. Below you will find more information on upcoming events such as Eat, Drink and Be Catholic on March 16 and 30, as well as parish service days at the Riverwest Food Pantry on March 25, 26, and 29. To learn more about our Lenten partner, visit www.riverwestfoodpantry.org or contact Pastoral Associate, Chad Griesel at cgriesel@ffpmke.org.

Lenten Almsgiving

“You have helped us feed the body, now help us feed the whole person!” Our support of the Riverwest Food Pantry has enabled them to encounter our neighbors nearly 15,000 times last year, sharing not only healthy food with them, but helping them learn how to cook with their fresh produce, navigate crises their families were facing, and to feel like a part of their Community of Generosity where everyone gives and everyone receives. Please join the parishioners from our family of parishes as we strive to make Lent a place where we all remember that we belong to one another.

At the Riverwest Food Pantry, greater giving leads to greater receiving. When you shop, donate food, share dollars or volunteer your time, we invite you on a journey to the wellspring of generosity, where the person with a lot sees their profound need and the person with little sees how much they have to give. 

If you’d like to support this almsgiving campaign, please write a check to Riverwest Food Pantry and put “Lenten Almsgiving” in the memo line. Donations envelopes can be found in the pews. You can also give online at www.riverwestfoodpantry.org. Enter “Lenten Almsgiving” in the donation notes. Or you can text RWFP to 41444 to donate. Together, we can change the way hunger is addressed in Milwaukee.

To learn more, please visit our Lent 2022 Almsgiving page or www.riverwestfoodpantry.org.

Prayer, Community, Education, and Service Opportunities during Lent

Click on individual event links below to learn more. Check back throughout Lent as more details are added.

Little Black Books

Ash Wednesday Masses – March 2

Ash Wednesday Visits to Homebound – March 2

Reflecting on the Sunday Readings – March 7 and 21

Taizé Prayer Service – March 16 and April 6

UPLIFT Young Adults – March 20

Eat, Drink, and Be Catholic – March 16 with Vincent Noth and March 30 with Samantha Vosters

No Greater Love Lenten Missions – March 23

Serve at Riverwest Food Pantry – March 25, 26, 29

Men of Christ Conference – March 26

Old St. Mary St. Anne Society Lenten Reflection – March 26

Communal Reconciliation – April 2

Outdoor Stations of the Cross – April 2

Lenten Day of Reconciliation – April 5

Resources for Holy Week

Holy Week Visits to Homebound

Riverwest Food Pantry “Changed by Kinship Story Slam” – April 21

Other Weekly Lenten Activities

Weekly Reflections

Weekly reflections will be posted here and in the bulletin.

Stations of the Cross

Wednesdays and Fridays (except Good Friday)

  • before 12:05 pm Mass (11:45 am) at Old St. Mary

Friday Rosary and Stations for Peace (except Good Friday)

  • 6:00 pm at Old St. Mary

Outdoor Stations of the Cross: April 2, 1:00 pm at SS Peter & Paul

Reconciliation (Confession)

Communal Reconciliation: April 2, 10:00 am at Three Holy Women-St. Hedwig

Monday, Tuesday, Friday (except Good Friday): 11:30 am at Old St. Mary (844 N Broadway)

Saturday (except Holy Saturday)

  • 3:30 – 3:45 pm Our Lady of Divine Providence-St. Casimir (2600 N Bremen)
  • 3:30 – 4:15 pm at Holy Rosary (2011 N Oakland)
  • 4:00 – 4:45 pm at SS Peter & Paul (2490 N Cramer)