Upcoming Events

Nov
27
Sat
Advent Giving Tree
Nov 27 – Dec 19 all-day

The Advent Giving Trees of Old St. Mary, Our Lady of Divine Providence, and Three Holy Women will be supporting the ministries of Meta House and the Women’s Care Center. You can read about each of these ministries and their Wish Lists on the attached flyer. After purchasing your gift, please cut off and tape a “tag” from the flyer onto your UNWRAPPED gift and return it to the collection box near the Advent Giving Tree at any mass at those parishes by December 18-19. Alternately, you can drop your UNWRAPPED gift at the Three Holy Women Parish Office (1716 N Humboldt Ave) before December 16.

Nov
29
Mon
Baptism Preparation Class
Nov 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 Rachel McGrew at rmcgrew@ffpmke.org.

Beacon Moms Group – Monday @ Three Holy Women-St. Rita Church
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Calling all moms! Moms with children of all ages are warmly invited to join the Fall 2021 session of Beacon Moms.

The theme of this session is “Becoming Who We Are: Finding our Identity in Christ.” This theme is inspired by James Martin, S.J.’s book, “Becoming Who You Are,” on Thomas Merton’s spiritual writings about the “true self.” Merton says, “If I find Him I will find myself and if I find my true self I will find Him.” In other words, God desires for us to be the persons we were created to be: to be simply and purely ourselves, and in this state to love God and to let ourselves be loved by God.

We will explore what these insights mean on a practical level and consider how to incorporate them into our everyday lives. We will strive to live out Merton’s calling for us “to be a saint means to be yourself.” (Thoughts In Solitude). Moms group will explore this theme in six sessions that occur every other week beginning in October.

To ensure that our Moms Groups are here to serve your needs during these challenging times, we are offering three different options for you to be part of Moms Groups:

In-Person Monday Evenings 7-8:30pm at Three Holy Women – St. Rita Church (1617 N Cass St.)
Facilitated by Amy Kaiser and Mamie Riyeff
October 4, 18; November 1, 15, 29; December 13

In-Person Tuesday Mornings 9:30-11:00am at Saints Peter and Paul’s Church Center (2490 N Cramer St.)
Facilitated by Darcy Lesniak and LaTanya Bacon
October 5, 19; November 2, 16, 30; December 14

Virtual Tuesday Evenings on Zoom 7-8:30pm
Facilitated by Rachel McGrew and Anh Clausen
October 5, 19; November 2, 16, 30; December 14

Please register at https://forms.office.com/r/ua5ZQY9YXB, and we look forward to meeting you in person soon! If you have any questions, please contact Anh Clausen at aclausen@ffpmke.org.

Nov
30
Tue
Beacon Moms Group – Tuesday @ SS Peter & Paul Church Center
Nov 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Calling all moms! Moms with children of all ages are warmly invited to join the Fall 2021 session of Beacon Moms.

The theme of this session is “Becoming Who We Are: Finding our Identity in Christ.” This theme is inspired by James Martin, S.J.’s book, “Becoming Who You Are,” on Thomas Merton’s spiritual writings about the “true self.” Merton says, “If I find Him I will find myself and if I find my true self I will find Him.” In other words, God desires for us to be the persons we were created to be: to be simply and purely ourselves, and in this state to love God and to let ourselves be loved by God.

We will explore what these insights mean on a practical level and consider how to incorporate them into our everyday lives. We will strive to live out Merton’s calling for us “to be a saint means to be yourself.” (Thoughts In Solitude). Moms group will explore this theme in six sessions that occur every other week beginning in October.

To ensure that our Moms Groups are here to serve your needs during these challenging times, we are offering three different options for you to be part of Moms Groups:

In-Person Monday Evenings 7-8:30pm at Three Holy Women – St. Rita Church (1617 N Cass St.)
Facilitated by Amy Kaiser and Mamie Riyeff
October 4, 18; November 1, 15, 29; December 13

In-Person Tuesday Mornings 9:30-11:00am at Saints Peter and Paul’s Church Center (2490 N Cramer St.)
Facilitated by Darcy Lesniak and LaTanya Bacon
October 5, 19; November 2, 16, 30; December 14

Virtual Tuesday Evenings on Zoom 7-8:30pm
Facilitated by Rachel McGrew and Anh Clausen
October 5, 19; November 2, 16, 30; December 14

Please register at https://forms.office.com/r/ua5ZQY9YXB, and we look forward to meeting you in person soon! If you have any questions, please contact Anh Clausen at aclausen@ffpmke.org.

Massingale Book Study @ SS Peter & Paul Church Center
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A number of parishioners have expressed an interest in taking another look at Fr. Bryan Massingale’s book, “Racial Justice and the Catholic Church.” We will start a five-week small group book club with this book on Tuesdays from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the SS Peter & Paul Church Center, starting on Tuesday, October 12. If you’d be interested in joining this conversation, please email Laura Hancock at lhancock@ffpmke.org.

Scheduled Dates:
October 12 and 26
November 9 and 30
December 14

Beacon Moms Group – Virtual
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Calling all moms! Moms with children of all ages are warmly invited to join the Fall 2021 session of Beacon Moms.

The theme of this session is “Becoming Who We Are: Finding our Identity in Christ.” This theme is inspired by James Martin, S.J.’s book, “Becoming Who You Are,” on Thomas Merton’s spiritual writings about the “true self.” Merton says, “If I find Him I will find myself and if I find my true self I will find Him.” In other words, God desires for us to be the persons we were created to be: to be simply and purely ourselves, and in this state to love God and to let ourselves be loved by God.

We will explore what these insights mean on a practical level and consider how to incorporate them into our everyday lives. We will strive to live out Merton’s calling for us “to be a saint means to be yourself.” (Thoughts In Solitude). Moms group will explore this theme in six sessions that occur every other week beginning in October.

To ensure that our Moms Groups are here to serve your needs during these challenging times, we are offering three different options for you to be part of Moms Groups:

In-Person Monday Evenings 7-8:30pm at Three Holy Women – St. Rita Church (1617 N Cass St.)
Facilitated by Amy Kaiser and Mamie Riyeff
October 4, 18; November 1, 15, 29; December 13

In-Person Tuesday Mornings 9:30-11:00am at Saints Peter and Paul’s Church Center (2490 N Cramer St.)
Facilitated by Darcy Lesniak and LaTanya Bacon
October 5, 19; November 2, 16, 30; December 14

Virtual Tuesday Evenings on Zoom 7-8:30pm
Facilitated by Rachel McGrew and Anh Clausen
October 5, 19; November 2, 16, 30; December 14

Please register at https://forms.office.com/r/ua5ZQY9YXB, and we look forward to meeting you in person soon! If you have any questions, please contact Anh Clausen at aclausen@ffpmke.org.

RCIA – Becoming Catholic
Nov 30 @ 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.

If you or someone you know might be interested, contact our Pastoral Associate, Chad Griesel, at 414-271-6577 or cgriesel@ffpmke.org.

Dec
1
Wed
Taizé Prayer @ Our Lady of Divine Providence-St. Casimir Church
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us at 6:30 pm for a Taizé-style Prayer Service. Taizé Prayer is meditative in nature, using music, readings and silent reflection to focus our prayer. It is an ecumenical form of prayer modeled after the Taizé community in France. Christians of all traditions share in this ecumenical prayer whose purpose is to foster reconciliation and peace among all peoples.

If you have questions or would like to join the planning or music team or be a reader of Scripture, please contact Mary Robertson at mrobertson@ffpmke.org or 414-271-6577 ext.108.

Scheduled Dates:
December 1, 2021
January 19, 2022
February 16
March 16
April 6
May 18

UPLIFT Families Wednesday Program
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

“Uniting People Living in Faith and Truth” (UPLIFT) Families is the religious education program serving the parents and children (K5-8th 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 on either Wednesday evenings (6:30-7:30 pm) or Sunday mornings (10:30-11:30 am). To kick off the year, we’ll be having a parent meeting on September 15 or September 19.

Because the safety of our families is our first priority, we will be meeting online for the first half of the year until December and will reassess the possibility of meeting in person in January. The online meetings will consist of a presentation of the lesson, small group discussion and activities, along with family fun and games.

To register for UPLIFT Families go to https://forms.office.com/r/0A64tuN2zd and complete one registration form for your family.

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.

Advent Missions
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is excited to host Advent Missions at 18 parishes throughout southeastern Wisconsin. This Mission is based on The Gift of Sunday, a theological reflection issued by Archbishop Jerome Listecki. Join us for a beautiful prayer service and presentation that encourages everyone to come to Mass and rediscover Jesus’ presence in the Eucharist — this Advent Season and beyond!

Several services will be in Spanish and one in ASL. To see the list of 18 parishes, visit www.archmil.org/Advent-Missions. All are welcome!