Upcoming Events

Jan
15
Fri
Bacon Dads Group
Jan 15 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 31 @ 9:30 pm

Dads – We Have a Group For You Too! Bacon Dads was formed as an offshoot of “Beacon Moms.” Join a community of dads from a variety of faith experiences who share the common goal of developing a deeper faith through fellowship, conversation and the occasional beer. The hope is to become better men, husbands and fathers by sharing in each other’s wisdom and strength.

Bacon Dads group will be starting up again in mid-late January. They meet every other Tuesday from 8:00 – 9:30 pm on Zoom. If you are interested in joining these fun and faith-filled dads please contact Mike Larson at larsonmichaelw@gmail.com

Jan
18
Mon
Virtual Food Drive
Jan 18 – Feb 28 all-day

We know that our parishioners are incredibly dedicated to supporting the ongoing ministry of the Riverwest Food Pantry. Although the pandemic has required the cancellation of all food drives for RWFP (including the physical donation of the “Item of the Week” at our parish Masses), we would like to support the Community of Generosity with a Virtual Food Drive! It’s easy! Instead of purchasing your Item of the Week and bringing it with you to Mass, all you have to do is visit https://yougivegoods.com/familyoffourparishes-jan-feb, click on your parish, and then SHOP! It really is that easy… and will have a lasting impact on supporting the needs of our neighbors. Let’s see what we can do! If you have any questions, please contact Laura Hancock at hancockl@archmil.org. Thank you for your generous giving!!

Jan
25
Mon
Prayer Service for Hope and Harmony
Jan 25 – Mar 1 all-day

After the events at the US Capitol on Wednesday January 6, our parish staff felt a need to respond in prayer. The people in our wonderful country were hurting, angry, losing hope and finding it hard to have a civil conversation. We also know that our hope is in God, and St. Paul tells us to “be anxious about nothing…. And  let your requests be made known to God.”

This prayer service was meant to encourage us to live in the love of Christ and to give us ways that we can be the Body of Christ to each other at this tender time in  history.

We hope it inspires you and gives you the courage to help make changes that will create a country where all can live together in peace and justice.

Singers – Meggie Moyer, Kate Sponholz
Piano – Mary Robertson
Guitar – Jonathan Kuta
Violin – Karyl Mary Lucey
Reader – Kristina Bruggeman
Leader of Prayer – Kate Sponholz
Introduction – Fr. Tim Kitze, Pastor

Thanks to Dave and Jerry from DV Productions for help in making this possible.
Recorded January 19, 2021 at St.  Casimir Church in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee, WI

Click to view Order of Worship

If the video does not play below you can view it on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/8ocBQH6xL1s.

Jan
26
Tue
Luba Lukova Designing Justice
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

During the month of January, we will have the opportunity to look at the art and activism of Luba Lukova through a partnership with the Jewish Museum of Milwaukee! This four part series will explore how the medium of art engages with the work of social justice. Participants will be encouraged to think critically and creatively about the world around them. To learn more or sign up for this online series (that will take place on the four Tuesdays in January from 7:00 – 8:00 pm) please email Laura Hancock at hancockl@archmil.org. You can also explore the exhibit at jewishmuseummilwaukee.org/luba-lukova-designing-justice.

Jan
27
Wed
Nova Middle School Group
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Nova Night, our middle school youth group, is best served in person. So much of the middle school youth group is centered around games, faith related activities, and hand to hand learning. However, this year we are temporarily postponing our typical Sunday evening Nova Night, and pivoting to a near-monthly middle school accompaniment over ZOOM. This monthly group will serve to accompany and supplement the UPLIFT Family middle school group. This hour-long evening will revolve around faith topics, but more focused on relationship building, games, and forming a community of our youth! You can see more details and RSVP at tinyurl.com/novanight2020.

For any questions, feel free to reach out to Nino Rebholz, Associate Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, at rebholzn@archmil.org.

Jan
28
Thu
Beacon Moms Groups
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Calling all moms! Moms with children of all ages are warmly invited to join the Winter 2021 session of Beacon Moms. We are offering two options for mothers.

Join the biweekly Monday group (7:00 – 8:15 pm) focusing on praying with the Sunday scripture. This group will begin Monday, January 4.

We are also offering a monthly series: The Domestic Church: Welcoming Christ Into Every Room Of Our Home from 7:00 – 8:30 pm on January 28, February 25, March 18, April 22, and May 20. The first 30 minutes will be an optional social time and the sessions will begin at 7:30. This room by room exploration is a metaphor for the different ways that Christ can be embraced in family life. The meeting content will be different for each month so feel free to sign up for one, two, or all of the monthly meetings.

Click to register for the Monday group or the Monthly Series.

If you have any questions, please contact Anh Clausen at clausena@archmil.org.

Feb
1
Mon
Beacon Moms Groups
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Calling all moms! Moms with children of all ages are warmly invited to join the Winter 2021 session of Beacon Moms. We are offering two options for mothers.

Join the biweekly Monday group (7:00 – 8:15 pm) focusing on praying with the Sunday scripture. This group will begin Monday, January 4.

We are also offering a monthly series: The Domestic Church: Welcoming Christ Into Every Room Of Our Home from 7:00 – 8:30 pm on January 28, February 25, March 18, April 22, and May 20. The first 30 minutes will be an optional social time and the sessions will begin at 7:30. This room by room exploration is a metaphor for the different ways that Christ can be embraced in family life. The meeting content will be different for each month so feel free to sign up for one, two, or all of the monthly meetings.

Click to register for the Monday group or the Monthly Series.

If you have any questions, please contact Anh Clausen at clausena@archmil.org.

Reflecting on the Sunday Readings @ Old St. Mary Parish Center
Feb 1 @ 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 grieselc@archmil.org or 414-271-6180.

Feb
3
Wed
UPLIFT Families Wednesday Program
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

“Uniting People Living in Faith and Truth” (UPLIFT) Family Formation Program is our religious education program serving the parents and children of Old St. Mary, Our Lady of Divine Providence, SS. Peter and Paul, Three Holy Women, and the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Our program is designed to support and equip PARENTS to be the primary educators of the faith for their children and assist and UPLIFT families to live in the fullness of our Catholic faith as disciples and followers of Jesus Christ.

UPLIFT Families meetings will be entirely online using Zoom until we are able to safely meet as a group and families are comfortable meeting in person. We offer the program on two different days of the week: the Wednesday evening program (6:30-7:30 pm) and the Sunday morning program (10:30-11:30 am). You will choose either the Wednesday or Sunday Program. The content of both programs will be identical.

Each year we focus our teaching on one of the Four Pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The idea is that if a child begins our program in K5 or 1st grade and stays until 8th grade, the child will have covered the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church two times and thus deepening his/her understanding of the faith. The Four Pillars are: the Sacraments, the Creed (what we believe), Christian Prayer, and Life of Jesus (morality). Last year all families learned about the seven Sacraments and this year the focus will be on learning and practicing – prayer. We hope to deepen your families’ understanding and experience of the different prayer practices in our faith. We will continue to use the Family of Faith book series published by Sophia Institute Press and families will receive a Child’s Activity Book and Parent Book to use during the meetings.

First Reconciliation and First Communion:
Children in 2nd grade receive these additional sacramental preparation opportunities to deepen their understanding and love for the sacraments: First Reconciliation Workshop (Jan/Feb), First Communion Retreat (March), and First Communion Rehearsal & Banner Making (April). Children are expected to attend all sacramental preparation activities with at least one parent/guardian.

REGISTRATION:
To register for UPLIFT Families go to tinyurl.com/2020upliftfamilies and complete one registration form for your family.

Email familyformation@archmil.org or call 414-962-2443 with additional questions.

Feb
7
Sun
UPLIFT Families Sunday Program
Feb 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

“Uniting People Living in Faith and Truth” (UPLIFT) Family Formation Program is our religious education program serving the parents and children of Old St. Mary, Our Lady of Divine Providence, SS. Peter and Paul, Three Holy Women, and the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Our program is designed to support and equip PARENTS to be the primary educators of the faith for their children and assist and UPLIFT families to live in the fullness of our Catholic faith as disciples and followers of Jesus Christ.

UPLIFT Families meetings will be entirely online using Zoom until we are able to safely meet as a group and families are comfortable meeting in person. We offer the program on two different days of the week: the Wednesday evening program (6:30-7:30 pm) and the Sunday morning program (10:30-11:30 am). You will choose either the Wednesday or Sunday Program. The content of both programs will be identical.

Each year we focus our teaching on one of the Four Pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The idea is that if a child begins our program in K5 or 1st grade and stays until 8th grade, the child will have covered the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church two times and thus deepening his/her understanding of the faith. The Four Pillars are: the Sacraments, the Creed (what we believe), Christian Prayer, and Life of Jesus (morality). Last year all families learned about the seven Sacraments and this year the focus will be on learning and practicing – prayer. We hope to deepen your families’ understanding and experience of the different prayer practices in our faith. We will continue to use the Family of Faith book series published by Sophia Institute Press and families will receive a Child’s Activity Book and Parent Book to use during the meetings.

First Reconciliation and First Communion:
Children in 2nd grade receive these additional sacramental preparation opportunities to deepen their understanding and love for the sacraments: First Reconciliation Workshop (Jan/Feb), First Communion Retreat (March), and First Communion Rehearsal & Banner Making (April). Children are expected to attend all sacramental preparation activities with at least one parent/guardian.

REGISTRATION:
To register for UPLIFT Families go to tinyurl.com/2020upliftfamilies and complete one registration form for your family.

Email familyformation@archmil.org or call 414-962-2443 with additional questions.