Parish Blog

Thanksgiving Baskets

Please join the parishioners from our family of four parishes as we strive to make Thanksgiving a time of joy for the families in our neighborhoods. We will be filling bags in the hopes of serving over 400 families this year. Bags and shopping lists will be distributed the weekends of October 28-29 and November 4-5. Simply take the bag and shopping…

Hurricane Harvey Relief

As our thoughts and prayers go out to our brothers and sisters in Texas, we are called to concrete acts of corporal mercy – to feed the hungry and clothe the naked. If you are looking for a way to provide help, our family of four parishes will take a second collection on September 9-10 to support victims of the hurricane. Please…

Answering the Tough Questions on Immigration, Part 3

Article 8 in the series Last week, we continued our look at how our bishops have addressed some of the tough questions surrounding immigration, and we’ll finish that this week. Please keep all immigrants and refugees in your prayers and contact Andrew Musgrave at musgravea@archmil.org or 414-271-6577 with any questions. There are several tough questions surrounding the issue of immigration, several of…

The Time is Now: A Letter in Response to Virginia

Dear Friends in Christ, As Vicar General of Urban Ministry for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, I want the good people of our city, and of the entire Archdiocese, to know that we unequivocally stand with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in condemning the violence and hatred playing out at a gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. Just as the U.S.…

Answering the Tough Questions on Immigration, Part 2

Article 7 in the series Last week, we looked at how our bishops have addressed some of the tough questions surrounding immigration, and we’ll continue that this week. Please keep all immigrants and refugees in your prayers and contact Andrew Musgrave at musgravea@archmil.org or 414-271-6577 with any questions. There are several tough questions surrounding the issue of immigration, several of which have…

Answering the Tough Questions on Immigration, Part 1

Article 6 in the series Last week, we looked at a few statements from our US bishops on the issue, and this week we’ll see how our bishops have addressed some of the tough questions surrounding immigration. Please keep all immigrants and refugees in your prayers and contact Andrew Musgrave (musgravea@archmil.org or 414-271-6577) with any questions. There are several tough questions surrounding…

Becoming Catholic

Do you want to learn more about the Catholic faith?  Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Are you an adult seeking First Communion and Confirmation? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we invite you to journey with us this year for the RCIA! Every year adults are welcomed into the Catholic Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation for…

Immigration and US Catholic Bishops Statements

Article 5 in the series Last week, we looked at what Catholic Social Teaching says about immigration, and this week we’ll look at a few statements from our US bishops on the issue. Please keep all immigrants and refugees in your prayers and contact Andrew Musgrave (musgravea@archmil.org or 414-271-6577) with any questions. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops, in 2003, published a…

Immigration and Catholic Social Teaching

Article 4 in the series Last week, we looked at what scripture and tradition say about immigration, and this week we’ll look at what Catholic Social Teaching says about the issue. Please keep all immigrants and refugees in your prayers and contact Andrew Musgrave at musgravea@archmil.org or 414-271-6577 with any questions. Since in 1891, our popes have been explicitly speaking out on…

Perspective on Immigration from Scripture and Tradition

Article 3 in the series Last week, we glanced at the history of immigration in our country, and this week we’ll look at what scripture and our tradition say about the issue. Please keep all immigrants and refugees in your prayers and contact Andrew Musgrave at musgravea@archmil.org or 414-271-6577 with any questions. As previously mentioned, the issue of immigration is foundational in…