Upcoming Events

May
20
Mon
Reflecting on the Sunday Readings @ Old St. Mary Parish Center
May 20 @ 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 414-271-6577.

May
21
Tue
Prayer Shawl Ministry @ Three Holy Women-St. Rita Church
May 21 @ 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Dates: Third Tuesday of the month
Location: St. Rita Church (1617 N Cass St)
Time: Gather at 2:45 pm, knit & crochet from 3:00-3:50 pm, conclude with Mass at 4:00 pm

When these prayer shawls are completed, they are blessed and given to those who need our prayers and support. This ministry has a beautiful spirit! These gifted individuals share their faith with the sick, lonely and heavy-hearted, and remind them of God’s love. Please join us.

Prayer shawl gift bags are always available to anyone. If you or someone you know needs a prayer shawl or you have questions, please contact Terri, our Director of Pastoral Care, at 469-6173 or tbalash@ffpmke.org.

Eucharistic Adoration @ SS Peter & Paul Church
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We invite you to prepare your heart to meet Christ, the Lord of Life, by scheduling some time for quiet prayer in Adoration, taking the time to quietly gaze upon the Blessed Sacrament.

Eucharistic adoration will be held the first Friday of the month at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and the third Tuesday of the month at SS Peter and Paul. Adoration will begin at 6:00 pm and conclude with Benediction.

Racial Justice & Healing Committee
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Our meetings will be held the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm online via Microsoft Teams. If you’d like to help guide the Family of Five Parishes in our prayer, education and action related to racial justice, please contact Chad Griesel at 414-271-6577 or cgriesel@ffpmke.org. All are welcome to participate in these important conversations!

May
26
Sun
Baptism Preparation Class @ Old St. Mary Parish Office
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

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 once a month on a Sunday morning from 10:00 – 11:15 am at Old St. Mary.

Please go to https://tinyurl.com/BaptismPrepMKE to register for this or another upcoming session. If you have any questions please contact Anh Clausen at aclausen@ffpmke.org.

Jun
1
Sat
Habitat for Humanity
Jun 1 all-day

Please join us for our parishes’ Build Day from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. If you are 16 and older and would like to help a family get one step closer to homeownership, please sign up at http://vhub.at/4parishes.

Questions? Please email Tim Logman at logs56@earthlink.net. Thank you for your consideration in joining Habitat’s mission of providing a path to affordable homeownership and neighborhood stability!

Online sign up for each team member:
– Team members start by going http://vhub.at/4parishes.
– Enter Join Code Catholic.
– Please note that each volunteer will both “create an account” as a user (or sign in if the system has been used previously) AND register for an event.
– Volunteers will receive one email about creating an account.
– During the registration process volunteers will have the opportunity to receive an email with confirmation materials.
– A reminder email with the same information is also sent 2 days ahead of time.
– By having each individual’s contact information it allows us to be in contact in case of changes in the day or bad weather.
– Volunteers can contact Caroline at cmartini@milwaukeehabitat.org if they have any problems with the system.

Kinship First Saturday Service @ Kinship-St. Casimir location
Jun 1 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

Please join us at Kinship Community Food Center for a fruitful time of service and community, as well as conversation with our neighbors! All are welcome regardless of parish affiliation, so please bring friends and family! To register, please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0949ACA723A1FD0-kinship#/. Questions? Please email Chad Griesel at cgriesel@ffpmke.org.

Jun
3
Mon
Reflecting on the Sunday Readings @ Old St. Mary Parish Center
Jun 3 @ 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 414-271-6577.

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

We 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 Chad Griesel at cgriesel@ffpmke.org with questions.

First Friday Anointing @ Old St. Mary Church
Jun 7 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

On the first Friday of each month, we are offering the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick following the 12:05 pm Mass at Old St. Mary. This sacrament of healing is for anyone struggling with a chronic illness, the elderly and those facing serious surgical procedures.

Eucharistic Adoration @ Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We invite you to prepare your heart to meet Christ, the Lord of Life, by scheduling some time for quiet prayer in Adoration, taking the time to quietly gaze upon the Blessed Sacrament.

Eucharistic adoration will be held the first Friday of the month at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and the third Tuesday of the month at SS Peter and Paul. Adoration will begin at 6:00 pm and conclude with Benediction.

Jun
9
Sun
High School Mission Trip
Jun 9 – Jun 15 all-day

The Family of Five Parishes is sending a team of 10 high school students and four chaperones to serve with the organization “Catholic Heart Work Camp” from June 9-15. We will be joining hundreds of other high school students from across the United States in Louisville, Kentucky. Through prayer, the sacraments and service (home repair, painting, basic construction, etc.), our teens will learn to share their gifts, serve others and change God’s world one person at a time! Please pray for our participants!

If you’d like to support them financially, please visit www.threeholywomenparish.org/give. When you get to the payment allocation section, select “High School Mission Trip.” If you have any questions or would like to make a donation by a different method, you can reach out to Nino Rebholz at nrebholz@ffpmke.org.

Upcoming fundraisers:
Car Wash – May 4

Mass of Thanksgiving for Archbishop Listecki @ Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

All are invited to a series of regional Masses of Thanksgiving in gratitude to God for the bond between Archbishop Listecki — our shepherd for the past 14 years — and his flock, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, as he prepares for retirement. As requested by canon law, Archbishop Listecki submitted his retirement on his 75th birthday March 12 to Pope Francis, but he will remain archbishop until the pope accepts his retirement.

Stay for a reception immediately following each Mass to thank Archbishop Listecki for his leadership!

Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 6:30 pm | St. Robert
3320 S. Colony Ave., Union Grove, WI 53182-9601

Thursday, May 2, 2024, 6:30 pm | Lumen Christi
2750 W. Mequon Rd, Mequon, WI 53092

Monday, May 13, 2024, 6:30 pm | St. Katharine Drexel
511 S. Spring St., Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Thursday, May 23, 2024, 6:30 pm | St. Anthony on the Lake
W280N2101 Prospect Ave., Pewaukee, WI 53072

Thursday, May 30, 2024, 6:30 pm | St. Rita
2318 S. 61st St., West Allis, WI 53219-2135

Sunday, June 9, 2024, 11 am | Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
812 N Jackson St., Milwaukee, WI 53202-3807

Jun
13
Thu
Kinship Farm Service @ Urban Farm at Maglio
Jun 13 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Beginning October 12, the Family of Five Parishes will have a new volunteer opportunity. We will help the Kinship farm gather produce, do pest control, weed, and various other gardening endeavors! The Kinship Urban Farm helps feed the many members of our community who go to their Food Center for assistance.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please register at tinyurl.com/4f44cayb, and put “Family of Five Parishes” in the comments.

If you have any questions, or need more information, please email Chad Griesel at cgriesel@ffpmke.org.

All Saints Meal Program @ All Saints Catholic Church
Jun 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The All Saints Meal Program serves nearly 150 of our brothers and sisters from the surrounding community in the inner city of Milwaukee every Tuesday and Thursday evening. 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 2nd Thursday of the month to guests.

If you would like information or to get involved, please contact Chad Griesel at cgriesel@ffpmke.org or 414-271-6577. Thank you for your generosity and care for those in need.

Jun
17
Mon
Reflecting on the Sunday Readings @ Old St. Mary Parish Center
Jun 17 @ 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 414-271-6577.

Jun
18
Tue
Prayer Shawl Ministry @ Three Holy Women-St. Rita Church
Jun 18 @ 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Dates: Third Tuesday of the month
Location: St. Rita Church (1617 N Cass St)
Time: Gather at 2:45 pm, knit & crochet from 3:00-3:50 pm, conclude with Mass at 4:00 pm

When these prayer shawls are completed, they are blessed and given to those who need our prayers and support. This ministry has a beautiful spirit! These gifted individuals share their faith with the sick, lonely and heavy-hearted, and remind them of God’s love. Please join us.

Prayer shawl gift bags are always available to anyone. If you or someone you know needs a prayer shawl or you have questions, please contact Terri, our Director of Pastoral Care, at 469-6173 or tbalash@ffpmke.org.

Eucharistic Adoration @ SS Peter & Paul Church
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We invite you to prepare your heart to meet Christ, the Lord of Life, by scheduling some time for quiet prayer in Adoration, taking the time to quietly gaze upon the Blessed Sacrament.

Eucharistic adoration will be held the first Friday of the month at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and the third Tuesday of the month at SS Peter and Paul. Adoration will begin at 6:00 pm and conclude with Benediction.

Racial Justice & Healing Committee
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Our meetings will be held the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm online via Microsoft Teams. If you’d like to help guide the Family of Five Parishes in our prayer, education and action related to racial justice, please contact Chad Griesel at 414-271-6577 or cgriesel@ffpmke.org. All are welcome to participate in these important conversations!

Jun
19
Wed
Global Solidarity: Padibe, Uganda @ Three Holy Women Parish Office
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Our monthly Global Solidarity – Padibe, Uganda committee meetings are typically held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm. We have partnered with our brothers and sisters in Uganda in the important work of education, medical care, and farming. If you’d like to participate in this vibrant ministry, please contact Chad Griesel at 414-271-6577 or cgriesel@ffpmke.org. All Family of Five parishioners and friends are welcome!