Upcoming Events

Oct
1
Sat
World Mission Appeal
Oct 1 – Oct 31 all-day

Are you aware of the life-giving friendships that members of Three Holy Women maintain with our sister parish in Padibe, Uganda?? This year, we are able to extend these relationships to the Our Lady of Divine Providence community through our Annual Mission Cooperation Plan! This month at the Masses listed below, you’ll hear from parishioners who have visited with our brothers and sisters in Padibe and you’ll hear about the projects that are happening with our partnership.

October 1 – 4:00 pm St. Casimir
October 8 – 4:30 pm Three Holy Women-Holy Rosary
October 9 – 10:30 am Three Holy Women-St. Rita
October 30 – 8:30 am Three Holy Women-St. Hedwig
October 30 – 10:00 am St. Casimir

To learn more, to watch a video, or to make a donation to our Padibe Annual Mission Appeal, please visit https://www.threeholywomenparish.org/padibe/!

Oct
6
Thu
St. Vincent de Paul Meeting
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Contact Sarah Haus, Director of Human Concerns, at 414-271-6577 or shaus@ffpmke.org.

Oct
7
Fri
Volunteering at Fr. Gene’s Help Center @ Father Gene's Help Center
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

We are excited to announce that our parishes’ visit to Fr. Gene’s Help Center in August (as part of our Community Ministry Connection) was a success! We will now have a team of volunteers serving at Father Gene’s every first Friday of the month from 9:30-11:30 am. No need to RSVP, please just show up at 5919 W National Avenue at 9:30 am! Email Sarah Haus, Director of Human Concerns, at shaus@ffpmke.org with questions.

Seminary Dinner @ The Wisconsin Center
Oct 7 @ 5:45 pm

Please join Fr. Tim Kitzke, Fr. Carlos Londoño and seminarian Oliver Niles in showing our support as the Family of Four for our seminarians! For more information and tickets, visit www.sfs.edu/AnnualDinner or contact Fr. Carlos at clondono@ffpmke.org.

5:45 pm Cocktail Reception 7:00 pm Dinner $175 per person / $1750 per table of ten

Oct
9
Sun
UPLIFT Families Sunday Program
Oct 9 @ 10:45 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 October – May, on either Wednesday evenings (6:00 – 7:30 pm) or Sunday mornings (10:45 am – 12:15 pm). To kick off the year, we’ll be having a parent meeting/social on Wednesday, September 14 and Sunday, September 18.

At each meeting, we provide a community meal for all families to enjoy before the children go to their age-specific classrooms and parents engage in their own faith lesson. Through research, we understand that children learn best when at play so we incorporate family games and engaging activities into each meeting to reinforce the lessons. New this fall – we are excited to offer Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) lessons for ages 3-6. CGS teaches young children the faith through a Montessori-based learning environment. This will only be offered during our Sunday morning program, not during our Wednesday evening program. Free childcare for babies and toddlers under the age of 3 will be available during our Sunday morning program.

Additional sacramental preparation meetings and a retreat are offered for children in second grade and their parents/caregivers. Second graders prepare for both First Reconciliation and First Communion in the same year.

To register for UPLIFT Families go to tinyurl.com/upliftfamilies2022 and complete one registration form for your family. Registration deadline is September 9.

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.

UPLIFT Young Adults @ Old St. Mary Church & Parish Center
Oct 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Any and all young adults in their 20s and 30s are welcome to join UPLIFT Young Adults monthly from September-May. Here we will gather together for some intentional prayer time, hear a speaker and enjoy a beverage together. Sessions are Sundays from 2:30 – 4:00 pm.

Go to tinyurl.com/upliftyoungadults2022 for a complete list of dates, details, and to RSVP.  If you have questions or would like to be on the email list, email Nino Rebholz at nrebholz@ffpmke.org.

Scheduled Dates:
September 18
October 9
November 20
December 18
January 22
February 19
March 19
April 16
May 21

Nova Middle School Group @ SS Peter & Paul
Oct 9 @ 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 https://tinyurl.com/novanight2022.

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

Oct
10
Mon
Bereavement Support Group @ Old St. Mary Parish Office
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This five-session program will begin on Monday, September 26. The group will meet for five Mondays from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm through October 24. The program will touch on many different topics such as Different Stages of Grief, Understanding Anger, Depression and Unfinished Business. You will have the opportunity to share your memories and feelings with others who are walking the same journey.

In a Bereavement Support Group, grievers can hear testimony from those who have “been there.” They will discover that others have suffered similar pains, fear, sadness and anger. It is critical for a griever to know that it is okay to feel lonely, depressed or isolated, and to know with certainty that someday they will feel better.

A Bereavement Support Group can offer hope. Let us walk this journey with you—Register TODAY! Please contact Terri Balash at 414-469-6173 or tbalash@ffpmke.org if you have any questions or want to register.

Beacon Moms Group – Monday
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The theme of this fall session is Embracing Trust. We feel safe and secure when we have a sense of control over our lives (at least, we like to think we have control over them!). It can feel very challenging to have faith in a God when things feel out of control, a God who is so worthy of our trust! Together in a welcoming community, we will discover through scripture, prayer, and conversations, the abundant joy that can be found when handing over control to God and embracing trust in our loving Savior, Christ Jesus.

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.

Moms groups will be offered at three different times of the week, starting the week of October 10. 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 and Veronica Fregoso
Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 21, Dec 5, Dec 19

– In-Person Tuesday Mornings 9:30 – 11:00 am at Family of Four Parishes Ministry Center (2479 N. Murray Ave.)
Facilitated by LaTanya Bacon & Kathleen Cavender-McCoy
Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 8, Nov 22, Dec 6, Dec 20
Childcare will be provided during these meetings.

– Zoom Tuesday Evenings 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Facilitated by Katy Benway and Anh Clausen
Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 8, Nov 22, Dec 6, Dec 20

Please register at https://forms.office.com/r/GdcS1SWS4a.

If you have any questions, please contact Anh Clausen at aclausen@ffpmke.org.

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

The theme of this fall session is Embracing Trust. We feel safe and secure when we have a sense of control over our lives (at least, we like to think we have control over them!). It can feel very challenging to have faith in a God when things feel out of control, a God who is so worthy of our trust! Together in a welcoming community, we will discover through scripture, prayer, and conversations, the abundant joy that can be found when handing over control to God and embracing trust in our loving Savior, Christ Jesus.

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.

Moms groups will be offered at three different times of the week, starting the week of October 10. 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 and Veronica Fregoso
Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 21, Dec 5, Dec 19

– In-Person Tuesday Mornings 9:30 – 11:00 am at Family of Four Parishes Ministry Center (2479 N. Murray Ave.)
Facilitated by LaTanya Bacon & Kathleen Cavender-McCoy
Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 8, Nov 22, Dec 6, Dec 20
Childcare will be provided during these meetings.

– Zoom Tuesday Evenings 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Facilitated by Katy Benway and Anh Clausen
Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 8, Nov 22, Dec 6, Dec 20

Please register at https://forms.office.com/r/GdcS1SWS4a.

If you have any questions, please contact Anh Clausen at aclausen@ffpmke.org.