Upcoming Events

Apr
17
Wed
Grief Support Group @ Old St. Mary Parish Center
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

GriefShare – 13 Week Program
Location: Old St. Mary Parish Center, 835 N Milwaukee St
Wednesday, April 17 – Wednesday, July 17 (off July 3)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life after losing a loved one. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and want to help you through the difficult days ahead. We know it hurts and we want to help.

Video Seminar – Encouraging, information-packed videos featuring leading grief recovery experts
Support group – Small group discussion about the weekly video content
Workbook – Journaling and personal study exercises that reinforce the weekly session topics
$20.00 for the cost of the workbook. Scholarships are available.

If you have questions or wish to register for the next grief support group, please contact Terri Balash, Director of Pastoral Care, at 414-469-6173 or tbalash@ffpmke.org. Registration is required so we can plan accordingly.

Global Solidarity: Padibe, Uganda @ Three Holy Women Parish Office
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Our monthly Global Solidarity – Padibe, Uganda committee meetings are typically held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm. We have partnered with our brothers and sisters in Uganda in the important work of education, medical care, and farming. If you’d like to participate in this vibrant ministry, please contact Chad Griesel at 414-271-6577 or cgriesel@ffpmke.org. All Family of Five parishioners and friends are welcome!

UPLIFT Teens
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

UPLIFT Teens provides spiritual formation for all High School students from the parishes of Old St. Mary, Our Lady of Divine Providence, SS. Peter and Paul, and Three Holy Women. UPLIFT Teens will encounter Jesus Christ and be in a peer community that supports a life of discipleship. Whether you are a Junior or Senior in High School preparing to receive the sacrament of Confirmation or an underclassman open to learning more about your Catholic faith, UPLIFT Teens is for you!

We strongly encourage at minimum two years of preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Acceptances will be given to those who are just joining as a Junior or Senior, however, it becomes much more crucial to attend, participate, and engage!

Our UPLIFT Teens format will meet two Wednesdays a month for two hours at St. Rita Church (1617 N Cass St). Our time will consist of a dinner meal, prayer in the church, videos, small group discussion and games and community building throughout the night.

Please register for UPLIFT Teens by September 6 at tinyurl.com/upliftteens2023.

For more information on UPLIFT Teens, contact Nino Rebholz, Associate Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, at nrebholz@ffpmke.org or 414-271-6577.

Scheduled Dates:
September 20 – UPLIFT Teen AND Parent Orientation
October: 4 / 18
Mission Trip Fundraiser: OPTIONAL Nov 3, 6:00 – 7:30, Saint Rita, Dinner
November 4 – Service Day, location TBD, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
November: 1 / 15 / 29
CONFIRMATION RETREAT: November 17 – 19
December: 6 / 20 (Cor Jesu @St. Robert, 7:00 – 9:00 pm)
January: 3 / 17 / 31
February: 7 / 28
March: 13 / March 20
April: 3 / 17
May: 1 / 15
Mission Trip Fundraiser: OPTIONAL May 18, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Holy Rosary Parking Lot, Car Wash
Confirmation: Sunday, May 19, 2:00 pm at Gesu Parish

Eat, Drink & Be Catholic @ Cathedral Atrium
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm

Eat, Drink and Be Catholic offers women and men of all ages a casual opportunity to explore the Catholic faith. We hope to provide space for intellectual, relational and spiritual growth as well as some real community building. Our hope is that at the end of each evening, individuals not only know more but are inspired and empowered to live out their faith. The format ranges from speakers and group discussion to movies and music.

Our next session will be on Wednesday, April 17 in the Cathedral Atrium (812 N Jackson) beginning at 7:00 pm. We will continue watching Bishop Robert Barron’s series “The Mass.”

For more information, to RSVP, or to be added to the email list for future events, contact Chad Griesel at cgriesel@ffpmke.org.

Scheduled Dates:
October 4 and 18
November 15
December 6
January 31
March 20
April 17
May 1 and 15

Check out recordings of Eat, Drink & Be Catholic @Home evenings: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1dTC8Mi4ngPSBp8iTMi5Y7pc9pFvAZBC

Apr
21
Sun
First Communion Mass @ St. Hedwig Church
Apr 21 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Nova Middle School Group @ SS Peter & Paul
Apr 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Our Nova Nights are a lot of fun! From active games to spiritual talks to great snacks, the evening always goes by in a flash! All students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade (from any school or religious background) are welcome to join in the fun. We’ve been averaging around 30 kids at each event, from a variety of schools and neighborhoods, and we are always eager to include new people! Registration can be found at tinyurl.com/novanight2023.

For any questions, feel free to reach out to Nino Rebholz, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, at nrebholz@ffpmke.org or 414-271-6577.

Scheduled Dates:
September 17
October 22
November 19
December 17
January 14
February 11
March 3
April 21
May 5

Apr
23
Tue
Engagement Social @ Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

All engaged couples are invited to come and enjoy heavy appetizers, beverages, a simple speaker presentation, and time together with other engaged couples. There are three offerings throughout the year, and the first is September 26 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. RSVP at tinyurl.com/engagementsocial or email Nino Rebholz at nrebholz@ffpmke.org for more information.

Scheduled Dates:
September 26
February 27
April 23

RCIA – Becoming Catholic
Apr 23 @ 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.

This group meets weekly September through May, with sacraments being received at the Easter Vigil. If you or someone you know might be interested, contact our Pastoral Associate, Chad Griesel, at 414-271-6577 or cgriesel@ffpmke.org.

Apr
24
Wed
Grief Support Group @ Old St. Mary Parish Center
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

GriefShare – 13 Week Program
Location: Old St. Mary Parish Center, 835 N Milwaukee St
Wednesday, April 17 – Wednesday, July 17 (off July 3)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life after losing a loved one. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and want to help you through the difficult days ahead. We know it hurts and we want to help.

Video Seminar – Encouraging, information-packed videos featuring leading grief recovery experts
Support group – Small group discussion about the weekly video content
Workbook – Journaling and personal study exercises that reinforce the weekly session topics
$20.00 for the cost of the workbook. Scholarships are available.

If you have questions or wish to register for the next grief support group, please contact Terri Balash, Director of Pastoral Care, at 414-469-6173 or tbalash@ffpmke.org. Registration is required so we can plan accordingly.

UPLIFT Families Wednesday Program
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm

“Uniting People Living in Faith and Truth” (UPLIFT) Families is the religious education program serving the parents and children (K3-8th 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 from September – May, on either Wednesday evenings (5:30 – 7:15 pm) or Sunday mornings (10:30 am – 12:15 pm).

September 13 – Parent Meeting/Social
Family Meetings: Sept 27, Oct 11 & 25, Nov 8 & 29, Dec 13, Jan 10 & 24, Feb 7 & 21, March 6, April 10 & 24, May 8

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 x302.

Apr
25
Thu
Bacon Dads Group
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm – 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.

During this next session, the Bacon Dads will be studying the Old Testament readings that are read at the Easter Vigil. This night-time celebration of Easter is the climax of the Church’s liturgical life every year, and so any men wanting to enter into this formative event with greater understanding and preparation are more than welcome to join us. As Easter is earlier this year, we will also spend time with other aspects of the Easter-season’s liturgy after the big day.

Bacon Dads meet every other Thursday evening from 8:00 – 9:30 pm at the Family of Four Parishes Ministry Center (2479 N. Murray Ave.)

Meeting Dates:
January 25
February 8, 22
March 7, 21
April 11, 25

If you are interested in joining these fun and faith-filled dads please register at tinyurl.com/bacondadsgroup.

Questions? Contact Jacob Riyeff at jacobriyeff@gmail.com or Andy Clausen at garnet888@gmail.com.

Apr
27
Sat
Habitat for Humanity
Apr 27 all-day

Please join us for our parishes’ Build Day from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. If you are 16 and older and would like to help a family get one step closer to homeownership, please sign up at http://vhub.at/4parishes.

Questions? Please email Tim Logman at logs56@earthlink.net. Thank you for your consideration in joining Habitat’s mission of providing a path to affordable homeownership and neighborhood stability!

Online sign up for each team member:
– Team members start by going http://vhub.at/4parishes.
– Enter Join Code Catholic.
– Please note that each volunteer will both “create an account” as a user (or sign in if the system has been used previously) AND register for an event.
– Volunteers will receive one email about creating an account.
– During the registration process volunteers will have the opportunity to receive an email with confirmation materials.
– A reminder email with the same information is also sent 2 days ahead of time.
– By having each individual’s contact information it allows us to be in contact in case of changes in the day or bad weather.
– Volunteers can contact Caroline at cmartini@milwaukeehabitat.org if they have any problems with the system.

St. Anne Society Spring Resale and Bake Sale @ Old St. Mary Parish Center
Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 28 @ 1:30 pm

Old St. Mary’s St. Anne Society cordially invites all parishioners and guests to the Old St. Mary Parish Center for our Spring Resale and Bake Sale. Enjoy conversation, shopping and refreshments. Whether purchasing baked goods or gently used household items to spruce up your home, you will be supporting the needs of our parish. The event is being held April 27-28 following each Mass.

For those who would like to bring bakery or gently used home goods for the sale, you may drop off items at the parish center on Friday, April 26 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm or Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Bakery can also be dropped off on Saturday between 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Please package baked goods ready for sale. Items are sold by donation, no prices are needed. If you have any questions please contact Jan Hetzel at 414-828-8013 or janhetz@gmail.com.

Apr
28
Sun
UPLIFT Families Sunday Program
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:15 pm

“Uniting People Living in Faith and Truth” (UPLIFT) Families is the religious education program serving the parents and children (K3-8th 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 from September – May, on either Wednesday evenings (5:30 – 7:15 pm) or Sunday mornings (10:30 am – 12:15 pm).

September 17 – Parent Meeting/Social
Family Meetings: Oct 1, 15 & 29, Nov 12, Dec 3 & 17, Jan 14 & 28, Feb 11 & 25, March 10, April 14 & 28, May 5

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 x302.

Spaghetti Dinner @ Three Holy Women-St. Rita Scalabrini Hall
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join us for the Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, April 28. Service will be from Noon until 5:00 pm in Scalabrini Hall of St. Rita Church. We are accepting advance take-out orders. Please call Mary Hessel at 414-559-5966 to order. Dining in and walk in take-out will still be available.

Adult Meals – $10.00
Child Meals – $5.00
Salad, bread, coffee, and milk or water in included.
A la Carte items, beverages and desserts will be available at an additional cost.

We need you to make it another success on Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 am to roll meatballs, wrap silverware and set up the hall. On Sunday, October 8 we need waiters from 11:30 am – 2:45 pm and 2:30 – 5:15 pm. We also need help cleaning the hall starting at 5:30 pm. Please contact Carole Casamento at 218-5075 or carolecas@wi.rr.com or Kathy Torres at 559-7550 or katman2@prodigy.net. Please leave your name, phone number and shift you prefer to work.

Apr
29
Mon
Beacon Moms Group – Monday
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

During our next winter/spring session of Beacon Moms groups, we will embark on a study of the Eucharist, titled, Dwell, from the Blessed is She small group studies. Through scripture, prayer, and conversations, we’ll discover how Jesus comes to us in the humblest ways through bread and wine through the Eucharist, yet dwells in each of use in the most intimate ways – as a lover, true nourishment, complete unifier, total healer, and giver of grace.

Even though our name is Beacon Moms, our groups are intended for all women – young, old, mother, not a mother, married, or single. All women are welcome to join a group.

Groups will be offered at three different times of the week, starting the week. We are excited to be able to provide free and loving childcare during the Tuesday daytime group.

– In-Person Monday Evenings 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Family of Four Parishes Ministry Center (2479 N. Murray Ave.)
Facilitated by Mamie Riyeff
Jan 29, Feb 12, March 11, April 1, 15, 29, and May 13

– In-Person Tuesday Mornings 9:30 – 11:00 am at Family of Four Parishes Ministry Center (2479 N. Murray Ave.)
Facilitated by Brianna Kuta & Darcy Lesniak
Jan 30, Feb 13, March 12, April 2, 16, 30, and May 14
Childcare will be provided during these meetings.

– Virtual Tuesday Evenings 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Facilitated by Katy Benway and Anh Clausen
Jan 30, Feb 13, March 12, April 2, 16, 30, and May 14

Please register at tinyurl.com/beaconoflove.

If you have any questions, please contact Mamie Riyeff at mriyeff@ffpmke.org.

Apr
30
Tue
Beacon Moms Group – Tuesday
Apr 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

During our next winter/spring session of Beacon Moms groups, we will embark on a study of the Eucharist, titled, Dwell, from the Blessed is She small group studies. Through scripture, prayer, and conversations, we’ll discover how Jesus comes to us in the humblest ways through bread and wine through the Eucharist, yet dwells in each of use in the most intimate ways – as a lover, true nourishment, complete unifier, total healer, and giver of grace.

Even though our name is Beacon Moms, our groups are intended for all women – young, old, mother, not a mother, married, or single. All women are welcome to join a group.

Groups will be offered at three different times of the week, starting the week. We are excited to be able to provide free and loving childcare during the Tuesday daytime group.

– In-Person Monday Evenings 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Family of Four Parishes Ministry Center (2479 N. Murray Ave.)
Facilitated by Mamie Riyeff
Jan 29, Feb 12, March 11, April 1, 15, 29, and May 13

– In-Person Tuesday Mornings 9:30 – 11:00 am at Family of Four Parishes Ministry Center (2479 N. Murray Ave.)
Facilitated by Brianna Kuta & Darcy Lesniak
Jan 30, Feb 13, March 12, April 2, 16, 30, and May 14
Childcare will be provided during these meetings.

– Virtual Tuesday Evenings 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Facilitated by Katy Benway and Anh Clausen
Jan 30, Feb 13, March 12, April 2, 16, 30, and May 14

Please register at tinyurl.com/beaconoflove.

If you have any questions, please contact Mamie Riyeff at mriyeff@ffpmke.org.

RCIA – Becoming Catholic
Apr 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.

This group meets weekly September through May, with sacraments being received at the Easter Vigil. If you or someone you know might be interested, contact our Pastoral Associate, Chad Griesel, at 414-271-6577 or cgriesel@ffpmke.org.

Beacon Moms Group – Virtual
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

During our next winter/spring session of Beacon Moms groups, we will embark on a study of the Eucharist, titled, Dwell, from the Blessed is She small group studies. Through scripture, prayer, and conversations, we’ll discover how Jesus comes to us in the humblest ways through bread and wine through the Eucharist, yet dwells in each of use in the most intimate ways – as a lover, true nourishment, complete unifier, total healer, and giver of grace.

Even though our name is Beacon Moms, our groups are intended for all women – young, old, mother, not a mother, married, or single. All women are welcome to join a group.

Groups will be offered at three different times of the week, starting the week. We are excited to be able to provide free and loving childcare during the Tuesday daytime group.

– In-Person Monday Evenings 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Family of Four Parishes Ministry Center (2479 N. Murray Ave.)
Facilitated by Mamie Riyeff
Jan 29, Feb 12, March 11, April 1, 15, 29, and May 13

– In-Person Tuesday Mornings 9:30 – 11:00 am at Family of Four Parishes Ministry Center (2479 N. Murray Ave.)
Facilitated by Brianna Kuta & Darcy Lesniak
Jan 30, Feb 13, March 12, April 2, 16, 30, and May 14
Childcare will be provided during these meetings.

– Virtual Tuesday Evenings 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Facilitated by Katy Benway and Anh Clausen
Jan 30, Feb 13, March 12, April 2, 16, 30, and May 14

Please register at tinyurl.com/beaconoflove.

If you have any questions, please contact Mamie Riyeff at mriyeff@ffpmke.org.

May
1
Wed
Grief Support Group @ Old St. Mary Parish Center
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

GriefShare – 13 Week Program
Location: Old St. Mary Parish Center, 835 N Milwaukee St
Wednesday, April 17 – Wednesday, July 17 (off July 3)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life after losing a loved one. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and want to help you through the difficult days ahead. We know it hurts and we want to help.

Video Seminar – Encouraging, information-packed videos featuring leading grief recovery experts
Support group – Small group discussion about the weekly video content
Workbook – Journaling and personal study exercises that reinforce the weekly session topics
$20.00 for the cost of the workbook. Scholarships are available.

If you have questions or wish to register for the next grief support group, please contact Terri Balash, Director of Pastoral Care, at 414-469-6173 or tbalash@ffpmke.org. Registration is required so we can plan accordingly.