Upcoming Events

Apr
1
Thu
Virtual Food Drive
Apr 1 – Apr 30 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-april, 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 lhancock@ffpmke.org. Thank you for your generous giving!!

Apr
19
Mon
Reflecting on the Sunday Readings
Apr 19 @ 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 cgriesel@ffpmke.org or 414-271-6180.

Apr
21
Wed
UPLIFT Families Wednesday Program
Apr 21 @ 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@ffpmke.org or call 414-962-2443 with additional questions.

Apr
22
Thu
Beacon Moms Groups
Apr 22 @ 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 aclausen@ffpmke.org.

Apr
23
Fri
Hospitality Center (Weather Permitting) @ Outdoors at Three Holy Women-St. Hedwig Church
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Hospitality Center is a community space open outdoors, weather permitting, on Friday mornings at St. Hedwig Church. Guests meet, share a meal, offer support. The parish nurse is present for consultation.

Contact Laura Hancock, Director of Social Justice and Outreach, at 414-271-6577 or lhancock@ffpmke.org.

Contemplative Prayer for Reconciliation & Healing from Racism
Apr 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

All are welcome to join in this important prayer. The April session will be held virtually via Zoom. If you’d like more information or to register, please contact Laura Hancock at lhancock@ffpmke.org. You can sign up for weekly reflections at tinyurl.com/healracism.

Apr
24
Sat
Habitat for Humanity
Apr 24 all-day

Our next Habitat for Humanity build day is April 24 from 8:15 am – 3 pm. If you are older than 16 years old and would like to help a family get one step closer to homeownership by volunteering on the framing and siding of a house, please sign up at http://vhub.at/4parishes.

Questions? Please email Tim Logman at logs56@earthlink.net.

Spaghetti Dinner Drive-Through
Apr 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

St. Rita’s has taken their legacy Spaghetti Dinner and converted it to a Drive-Through for curbside pickup on Saturday, April 24 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. The proceeds from your order will be donated back to Three Holy Women Parish and its ministries! Enjoy a fabulous spaghetti dinner with homemade sauce, meatballs, and breadsticks. Thinking ahead for future meals? We’ll also have meatballs and sauce available for purchase.

Dinners at our Drive-Through will be limited so pre-ordering is required. Pickup directions and details will be sent once order is placed. Please note that you must present your name and order number at time of pickup. Your order number will be present on your email receipt. No refunds.

Ordering is available until 11:59 pm April 21 online at www.SRSpaghettidinner.com. Questions? Call 262-289-2726.

Menu
St. Rita’s Famous Spaghetti dinner (Spaghetti, sauce and meatballs, breadsticks) $10
Meatballs six-pack $6
Sauce (1 quart) $8
Cannoli two-pack $4

Here are some photos (courtesy of parishioner Gary Haas) from the first Spaghetti Dinner in the new St. Rita Church! The slides will advance automatically, or you can click the arrow that becomes visible when your mouse moves over the photo.

Apr
25
Sun
UPLIFT Families Sunday Program
Apr 25 @ 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@ffpmke.org or call 414-962-2443 with additional questions.

UPLIFT Young Adults
Apr 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

All young adults are invited to our UPLIFT (“Uniting People Living in Faith and Truth”) Young Adult sessions! If you’re in your 20s and 30s and are looking to grow deeper in your faith and meet some new people, join our virtual ZOOM sessions diving deeper into the Scriptures! We have had great discussions on the importance of seeking Jesus and keeping a strong faith, and we are excited to grow together!

To RSVP or see more details, go to tinyurl.com/upliftyoungadults! If you have questions, please contact Nino Rebholz at nrebholz@ffpmke.org.