Serve In Our Community

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.

Contact Chad Griesel, Pastoral Associate of Formation and Justice, at 414-271-6180 or grieselc@archmil.org.

Advocacy

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.

Contact Chad Griesel, Pastoral Associate of Formation and Justice, at 414-271-6180 or grieselc@archmil.org.

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.

Contact Nino Rebholz, Associate Director of Youth, Young Adult and Service Ministry at 414-271-6577 or rebholzn@archmil.org.

Community Gardens

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. Read more…

Contact Julie Trafton, Community Garden Coordinator, at atrafton@wi.rr.com or Chad Griesel, Pastoral Associate of Formation and Justice, at 414-271-6180 or grieselc@archmil.org.

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, at clausena@archmil.org or 414-962-2443.

Guest House

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.

Our family of four parishes purchases, prepares and/or serves meals on the 4th Thursday of the month to guests. Contact Nino Rebholz, Associate Director of Youth, Young Adult and Service Ministry at 414-271-6577 or rebholzn@archmil.org.

Habitat for Humanity

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity helps families in need of safe, affordable housing. Volunteers help build and repair homes in Milwaukee.

Contact Nino Rebholz, Associate Director of Youth, Young Adult and Service Ministry at 414-271-6577 or rebholzn@archmil.org.

Hospitality Center

The Hospitality Center is a community space open on Friday mornings 8:15 – 10:30 am at St. Hedwig Church. Guests meet, share a meal, offer support and have access to a small food pantry and clothing closet. The parish nurse is present for consultation.

Contact Chad Griesel, Pastoral Associate of Formation and Justice, at 414-271-6180 or grieselc@archmil.org.

Just Faith

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!

Contact Chad Griesel, Pastoral Associate of Formation and Justice, at 414-271-6180 or grieselc@archmil.org.

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. Volunteers assist in various ways with receipt, organization and distribution of food.  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 Chad Griesel, Pastoral Associate of Formation and Justice, at 414-271-6180 or grieselc@archmil.org.

Our family of four parishes contributes food items at weekend masses. Donations are brought forward after the collection basket has passed.  Click to view the items of the week or read more about the Riverwest Food Pantry.

St. Vincent de Paul, Six Saints Conference

The St. Vincent de Paul Six Saints Conference is a joint conference of Our Lady of Divine Providence, Saints Peter & Paul, 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.

Contact Chad Griesel, Pastoral Associate of Formation and Justice, at 414-271-6180 or grieselc@archmil.org. Read more…

Thanksgiving Baskets

Purchase, organize and/or distribute meals for area families.

Contact Chad Griesel, Pastoral Associate of Formation and Justice, at 414-271-6180 or grieselc@archmil.org.