Upcoming Events

May
23
Mon
Bereavement Support Group @ Old St. Mary Parish Office
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This five-session program will begin on Monday, May 2. The group will meet for five Mondays from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, May 2 – June 6 (there will be no meeting on May 30). 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.

Baptism Preparation Class
May 23 @ 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
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Calling all moms! Moms with children of all ages are warmly invited to join the Spring 2022 session of Beacon Moms.

The theme of this session is the THANKFULNESS CHALLENGE!  Our world and personal lives are filled with plenty of heartache, disappointment and challenges.  So, being thankful often IS a challenge.  We will explore thankfulness by developing a mindset of gratefulness, practicing the habit of listing thanks regularly in a journal and calling to mind the gift of praise we have in Christ Jesus.

Moms groups will be offered at three different times of the week, starting the week of February 28. (We are not able to provide childcare at this time for the daytime group, but we are hopeful that childcare can resume in the Fall of 2022.)

In-Person Monday Evenings 7-8:30pm
Facilitated by Amy Kaiser and Mamie Riyeff
February 28; March 14, 28; April 11, 25; May 9, 23

In-Person Tuesday Mornings 9:30-11:00am
Facilitated by Darcy Lesniak and LaTanya Bacon
March 1, 15, 29; April 12, 26; May 10, 24

Virtual Tuesday Evenings on Zoom 7-8:30pm
Facilitated by Rachel McGrew and Anh Clausen
March 1, 15, 29; April 12, 26; May 10, 24

Please register at https://forms.office.com/r/q6Vt4CfAX5, and we look forward to meeting you in person soon! If you have any questions, please contact Anh Clausen at aclausen@ffpmke.org.

May
24
Tue
Beacon Moms Group – Tuesday
May 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Calling all moms! Moms with children of all ages are warmly invited to join the Spring 2022 session of Beacon Moms.

The theme of this session is the THANKFULNESS CHALLENGE!  Our world and personal lives are filled with plenty of heartache, disappointment and challenges.  So, being thankful often IS a challenge.  We will explore thankfulness by developing a mindset of gratefulness, practicing the habit of listing thanks regularly in a journal and calling to mind the gift of praise we have in Christ Jesus.

Moms groups will be offered at three different times of the week, starting the week of February 28. (We are not able to provide childcare at this time for the daytime group, but we are hopeful that childcare can resume in the Fall of 2022.)

In-Person Monday Evenings 7-8:30pm
Facilitated by Amy Kaiser and Mamie Riyeff
February 28; March 14, 28; April 11, 25; May 9, 23

In-Person Tuesday Mornings 9:30-11:00am
Facilitated by Darcy Lesniak and LaTanya Bacon
March 1, 15, 29; April 12, 26; May 10, 24

Virtual Tuesday Evenings on Zoom 7-8:30pm
Facilitated by Rachel McGrew and Anh Clausen
March 1, 15, 29; April 12, 26; May 10, 24

Please register at https://forms.office.com/r/q6Vt4CfAX5, and we look forward to meeting you in person soon! If you have any questions, please contact Anh Clausen at aclausen@ffpmke.org.

Beacon Moms Group – Virtual
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Calling all moms! Moms with children of all ages are warmly invited to join the Spring 2022 session of Beacon Moms.

The theme of this session is the THANKFULNESS CHALLENGE!  Our world and personal lives are filled with plenty of heartache, disappointment and challenges.  So, being thankful often IS a challenge.  We will explore thankfulness by developing a mindset of gratefulness, practicing the habit of listing thanks regularly in a journal and calling to mind the gift of praise we have in Christ Jesus.

Moms groups will be offered at three different times of the week, starting the week of February 28. (We are not able to provide childcare at this time for the daytime group, but we are hopeful that childcare can resume in the Fall of 2022.)

In-Person Monday Evenings 7-8:30pm
Facilitated by Amy Kaiser and Mamie Riyeff
February 28; March 14, 28; April 11, 25; May 9, 23

In-Person Tuesday Mornings 9:30-11:00am
Facilitated by Darcy Lesniak and LaTanya Bacon
March 1, 15, 29; April 12, 26; May 10, 24

Virtual Tuesday Evenings on Zoom 7-8:30pm
Facilitated by Rachel McGrew and Anh Clausen
March 1, 15, 29; April 12, 26; May 10, 24

Please register at https://forms.office.com/r/q6Vt4CfAX5, and we look forward to meeting you in person soon! If you have any questions, please contact Anh Clausen at aclausen@ffpmke.org.

Healing the Whole Person: Engaging Your Story @ St. Robert Parish
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Healing the Whole Person: Engaging Your Story is an 8-week series that provides the framework for understanding and receiving Christ’s healing and peace in the heart of the Catholic Church.

Using videos featuring Dr. Bob Schuchts & Sr. Miriam James Heidland presenting the John Paul II Healing Center’s Healing the Whole Person teachings, each session includes a guided prayer experience and a workbook journaling activity for private reflection and prayer. The series also includes opportunities to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and prayer with a prayer ministry team trained by the John Paul II Healing Center.

Register at https://archmil.regfox.com/hwp-story-2022.

More information can be found at https://www.archmil.org/Healing-the-Whole-Person/Story.htm.

Please contact Terri Balash, Director of Pastoral Care, at tbalash@ffpmke.org if you have questions.

RCIA – Becoming Catholic
May 24 @ 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.

May
25
Wed
Rosary for Racial Justice & Healing @ Zoom
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Please join us for a Rosary for Racial Justice and Healing led by members of the Racial Justice and Healing Committee on Wednesday, May 25 at Noon.

For centuries, the Catholic Church has dedicated the month of May to Mary, Queen of Peace and Mother of Mercy. This will be a powerful prayer as we reach out to our Mother Mary, just as George Floyd called for his Mama on what will be the two-year anniversary of his death.

All are welcome! Please feel free to invite anyone who would like to pray with us. To sign up to receive the Zoom link prior to the event, please RSVP at https://forms.gle/3QYCoygPtZ9eN3B89.

If you are not able to join us online that day, please say a private rosary or add our intentions to your daily prayer. Please email Chad Griesel at cgriesel@ffpmke.org with questions.

Eat, Drink & Be Catholic @ Mo's...A Place for Steaks
May 25 @ 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 in-person event of the season will be on Wednesday, May 25 at Mo’s…A Place for Steaks (720 N Plankinton) beginning at 7:00 pm. We will be joined by Anne Haines. Anne will reflect on our theme in light of her work as the executive director of the St. Bakhita House, a Catholic Worker House here in Milwaukee (www.bakhitahouse.org).

Free appetizers and drinks will be served. RSVPs are required by Monday, May 23 so that we can order food and meet safely. 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 13
November 10 and 24
December 8 – Moved to Wisconsin Tap Room, 717 N Plankinton
January 26 – Moved to Wisconsin Tap Room
February 9 – Moved to Wisconsin Tap Room
February 23
March 16 and 30
May 4 and 25
June 15

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

May
27
Fri
Kids Clothing Swap @ SS Peter & Paul Church Center
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Beacon Moms is excited to be hosting its Annual Kids’ Clothing Swap on Friday, May 27! Parents, this is your chance to bring your child’s outgrown clothes and shoes and swap them out for some new-to-you items that will fit! Items may be dropped off earlier at the SS Peter & Paul Parish Office (2491 N. Murray Ave) on Friday, May 27, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. All leftover clothes and shoes will be donated to Father Gene’s Help Center. Children are welcome! Toys will be provided for them to play with while you shop for their clothes.

Please note: You don’t need to bring any clothes to attend the swap. This is free and open to everyone who has growing kids, from babies to teens! To RSVP or if you have questions, contact Anh Clausen at 414-962-2443 or aclausen@ffpmke.org.