As you may recall, during Lent each of the past years we chose one ministry or partner (e.g. SS. Peter & Paul’s sister parish in Chiapas, Riverwest Food Pantry, Meta House, Dryhootch Coffee Shop) to receive our almsgiving donations.
This year we have decided to go a different route. Since Pope Francis has declared this an Extraordinary Year of Mercy, we thought we would challenge ourselves to each open our hearts and listen to the spiritual or corporal work of mercy where God is calling us.
To this end, rather than choose one ministry to support this year, we invite each person or family to prayerfully consider to which work of mercy you would like to direct your Lenten almsgiving. Below you will find a list of the 14 works of mercy, accompanied by a community organization that is living out that particular work of mercy. Once you discern the work of mercy for yourself or your family, you can either collect alms to support the accompanying organization, or you can chose a different one that better fits with your heart.
At the end of Lent, please make a check out to that organization and place it in the collection basket at Mass, and we will pass it on to the organization for you.
We wish you a most blessed Lent, and if you have any questions on our almsgiving project, please contact Andrew Musgrave at the Three Holy Women Parish Office, 414-271-6577. Peace and God bless!
|Work of Mercy||Organization||Website|
|Visit the Sick||Milwaukee Catholic Home||http://www.milwaukeecatholichome.org|
|Welcome the Stranger||Voces de la Frontera||http://vdlf.org|
|Counsel the Doubtful||Women’s Care Center||http://www.womenscarecenter.org|
|Forgive Offenses||Project Return||http://www.projectreturnmilwaukee.org|
|Give Drink to the Thirsty||Urban Ecology Center||http://urbanecologycenter.org|
|Comfort the Afflicted||Dryhootch Coffee Shop (for Veterans)||http://dryhootch.org|
|Visit the Imprisoned||Dismas Ministry||http://www.dismasministry.org|
|Bear Wrongs Patiently||Meta House||http://metahouse.org|
|Instruct the Ignorant||Catholic East Elementary||http://www.catholiceast.org|
|Feed the Hungry||Riverwest Food Pantry||http://riverwestfoodpantry.org|
|Admonish the Sinner||Interfaith Conference – Restorative Practices Coalition||http://www.interfaithconference.org|
|Bury the Dead||Nazareth Project – Bereavement Ministry||http://www.johnpaul2center.org/Nazareth-Project/Bereavement-Ministry.htm|
|Clothe the Naked||House of Peace||http://www.capuchincommunityservices.org|
|Pray for the Living and the Dead||Prayer Shawl Ministry||(Make check payable to Three Holy Women,
Prayer Shawl ministry in Memo line)