Serve In Our Community

Advent Giving Tree

During Advent, Giving Trees are set up in all churches with gift tags for several area nonprofit organizations. To participate, take a gift tag from the tree, purchase a $5-$20 gift from the wish list, and return it unwrapped by the date given. You can also participate by helping organize and distribute the Christmas presents to those organizations.  Contact Andrew Musgrave, Director of Social Justice Ministries and Outreach, at 414-271-6577 or musgravea@archmil.org.

Advocacy

Work with various social justice programs and areas to insure that we, as parishes, provide not only direct services to those in need but also strive to identify and improve the larger, deep-seeded issues affecting those in need.  Contact Andrew Musgrave, Director of Social Justice Ministries and Outreach, at 414-271-6577 or musgravea@archmil.org.

All Saints Meal Program

All Saints Parish is a Catholic parish in the central city of Milwaukee. The All Saints Meal Program serves nearly 150 of our brothers and sisters from the surrounding community in the inner city of Milwaukee every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. All Saints parish members, parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, and businesses sponsor the meals and/or serve God’s children. Our family of four parishes purchases, prepares and/or serves meals on the 3rd and/or 4th Monday of the month to guests. Contact Andrew Musgrave, Director of Social Justice Ministries and Outreach, at 414-271-6577 or musgravea@archmil.org.

Community Gardens

Provide assistance from spring to fall at two neighborhood community gardens located at Three Holy Women – St. Rita Church and Our Lady of Divine Providence – St. Casimir Church. The harvest goes to families in need and the Riverwest Food Pantry. Contact Julie Trafton, Community Garden Coordinator, at atrafton@wi.rr.com or Andrew Musgrave, Director of Social Justice Ministries and Outreach, at 414-271-6577. Read more…

CROP Walk

Collect pledges and walk/run to raise money for and awareness of the Interfaith Conference’s efforts to end hunger. The walk takes place in early October.  Contact Andrew Musgrave, Director of Social Justice Ministries and Outreach, at 414-271-6577 or musgravea@archmil.org.

Family Justice Brigade

We are excited to launch a new ministry, Family Justice Brigade (FJB)! By putting families’ faith into action, the FJB will provide families opportunities to serve others in our community, to learn about social justice, and to work towards a more peaceful and just city. We are open to families of all faith backgrounds. Our families can all work together to bring about more peace and justice in our community! Please visit tinyurl.com/familyjusticebrigade to register to attend or to get more information on upcoming events. You may also contact Anh Clausen at clausena@archmil.org.

Guest House

Since 1982, The Guest House has been creating solutions to homelessness in Milwaukee.  What began as an emergency response to homelessness has grown into a multifaceted effort to help people recover from the trauma of homelessness and regain independence.  Having established a reputation of high quality service and sound management, the Guest House is considered one of Milwaukee’s leading homeless service providers.  Their mission is to provide shelter, housing, education, and services for Milwaukee’s homeless men who seek to transform their lives with dignity and purpose.  The Guest House’s primary goal is that every person they serve obtains and maintains independence, meaning permanent housing, a family-sustaining income, sobriety, and stable mental health.  Ultimately, their purpose is to reduce homelessness and poverty in our community.

Our family of four parishes purchases, prepares and/or serves meals on the 4th Thursday of the month to guests.  Contact Andrew Musgrave, Director of Social Justice Ministries and Outreach, at 414-271-6577 or musgravea@archmil.org.

Habitat for Humanity

Participate in building and rehabilitating homes in Milwaukee. There is generally a blitz week in early fall and then Saturdays throughout the fall, winter, and early spring.  Contact Andrew Musgrave, Director of Social Justice Ministries and Outreach, at 414-271-6577 or musgravea@archmil.org.

JustFaith

When was the last time you had an experience that touched your soul? If you are looking to encounter your faith in a way that challenges you, changes you, and charges you to live as a Christian in today’s world, JustFaith may be for you. JustFaith is a mind- and heart-opening journey that invites participants to encounter the Spirit of Jesus in our midst, especially in the lives of people who are poor and vulnerable. It is an opportunity to honor the call of discipleship within God’s vision of justice and reconciliation. Everyone is welcome! A new session is starting Fall 2015. Contact Andrew Musgrave, Director of Social Justice Ministries and Outreach, at 414-271-6577 or musgravea@archmil.org.

Meta House

Meta House offers substance abuse treatment services to help women reclaim their lives from the effects of drugs or alcohol. Our family of four parishes purchases, prepares and/or serves meals on Mondays in the spring and fall to clients and their families.  Contact Andrew Musgrave, Director of Social Justice Ministries and Outreach, at 414-271-6577 or musgravea@archmil.org.

Riverwest Food Pantry

Riverwest Food Pantry exists to alleviate food insecurity by providing emergency food assistance and healthy, sustainable food access to the low and moderate income residents in the 53202, 53212, 53203, 53211, and 53217 zip codes of the city of Milwaukee. The food provided can be the entry point to connect a person to relationships and resources. We believe growing, shopping, cooking and sharing food provides a context for connection, health and personal development. Locations are St. Casimir Church (924 E Clarke St) on Saturdays from 8:30 am – 10:30 am and Gaenslen School (1250 E Burleigh St) on Tuesdays from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm.

Our family of four parishes also contributes food items at weekend masses.  Donations are brought forward after the collection basket has passed. Click here to view the item of the week or read more about the Riverwest Food Pantry.

St. Vincent de Paul, Six Saints Conference

The St. Vincent de Paul Six Saints Conference is a joint conference of Our Lady of Divine Providence, Saints Peter & Paul, and Three Holy Women Parishes. They meet area families to form relationships and provide assistance in various forms.  Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 6:30 pm at Saints Peter and Paul Parish Center.  Contact Andrew Musgrave, Director of Social Justice Ministries and Outreach, at 414-271-6577 or musgravea@archmil.org.  Read more…

Thanksgiving Baskets

Purchase, organize and/or distribute meals for area families.  Contact Andrew Musgrave, Director of Social Justice Ministries and Outreach, at 414-271-6577 or musgravea@archmil.org.

Veterans Ministry

Support various initiatives working with area veterans, including Vets Stand Down and Dryhootch. Contact Andrew Musgrave, Director of Social Justice Ministries and Outreach, at 414-271-6577 or musgravea@archmil.org.