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Dedicated to Faith, Family and Future...

Dedicated to Faith, Family and Future...

Human Concerns

The Mission of the Human Concerns Commission is to strive to meet the social needs within our community

and beyond through education, advocacy and service.

The Human Concerns Commission serves as a liaison between the parish council and various ministries

involved with human concerns issues and outreach to the disadvantaged of our faith community and

beyond.

For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty, and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you made me welcome; naked and

you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me.  I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to one of the

least of these brothers or sisters of mine you did it to me.    

Matthew 25:35-37; 40-41

Sacred Scripture and our tradition of Catholic social teaching emphasize that every Christian is called to serve others and to work for

justice.  The Human Concerns commission discerns the needs of parishioners and people in our wider community, especially the poor,

hungry, and homeless people.  We identify resources that help meet their needs and offer our parish family opportunities for active

service to God’s people.  We also seek to educate and raise consciousness on issues related to justice and peace.

For Human Concerns Ministries volunteer opportunities or to become a member of the commission, please contact Anne Spoerl at the 

parish office at (414) 281-8115 ext 30.

Ministries of Care

Bereavement Ministry

The Bereavement Ministry reaches out to the recently bereaved of our

community and provides support and a compassionate, caring presence. 

Members attend the visitations, wake service, funeral liturgies and keep in

contact with a specific family for one year through cards, phone calls and

home visits.  Other areas of involvement include singing with the

Resurrection Choir, serving as a Eucharistic Minister or lector at a funeral

liturgy.  Practical help at the time of the wake or funeral is also offered.

For more information about Bereavement Ministry click here.

Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound

Homebound Ministers are our Caring Companions who represent the parish community and bring the  Eucharist and healing presence of

Jesus to the homebound or nursing home residents. 

For more information about Caring Companions click here.

Eucharistic Ministers to Hospitals

Eucharistic Ministers represent the parish community and bring the Eucharist to Catholics who are hospitalized at Aurora St. Luke’s

Medical Center and Wheaton Franklin Hospital.  They bring Jesus’ healing presence to the sick.

Ministries of Service 

St. Ben’s Meal Program

This ministry provides an opportunity to prepare, deliver or serve a meal to the

disadvantaged.  We do this on the 4th Monday of every month at St. Benedict the Moor,

located at 1015 N 9th St in Milwaukee. Preparation for the meal is done at our parish

kitchen (2:00pm).

For more information, go to http://stbensmilwaukee.org/

Respect Life

The Respect Life Ministry is to educate on life issues from conception to natural death, advocating for issues of human life and dignity,

encouraging people to participate in activities that support women in crisis pregnancies and affirming the dignity of those who are

handicapped, infirm and elderly.  Our goal is to proclaim by word and deed that all life is sacred and deserving of care and respect.

Service Volunteers for Human Concerns Projects

This ministry provides people with the opportunity to offer their services for specific projects like the Rose Sale, Baby Shower, Giving

Tree, “Undy Sunday”, etc.  Tasks include helping to setup for meetings or events, delivering materials to the disadvantaged, making

phone calls, and assisting with mailings or typing.

For more information about Service Volunteers, click here.

Southwest Interfaith Ministry

This ministry can be separated into two opportunities:

1.  This ministry supports our parish outreach commitment to enhance the quality of life for our older adults including direct financial

support from the parish, help in fund-raising, & recruiting volunteers.  Its purpose is to help provide our elderly with a sense of

security and safety.

2.  Volunteer directly to Southwest Interfaith (414-421-3678).  This service provides rides to doctor appointments, shopping, other

transportation needs, friendly visits, minor household repairs, assistance with bills and paperwork, and telephone reassurance

program.

For more information, go to http://home.interfaithmilw.org/

St. Vincent de Paul Society

These ministers make home visits to people in need within our parish area to give aid and advice.  There are opportunities to do

Vincentian work city wide: help homeless and battered women start a new life, work with prisoners, work with young mothers to learn

parenting skills.  They meet every Monday at 1:00pm.

For more information on St Vincent de Paul. go to http://www.svdpmilw.org/

Ministries of Prayer

Ministry of Praise

This is a spiritual ministry in which the members offer their prayers for the salvation of

souls, the intentions of the parish community, the Church and the World.  All

parishioners, especially the sick, homebound and senior citizens are eligible to be

members of this ministry.  A correspondence is sent out each month with a spiritual

reflection and specific intentions to remember in prayer.

For more information about Ministry of Praise, click here.

Prayer Chain Ministry

Our prayer chain is a ministry with a purpose and a commitment.  The purpose is to faithfully intercede on behalf of others in times of

emergency or special needs.  It is made up of a network of 3 – 4 individuals who contact others also committed to receive prayer

requests.

For more information about Prayer Chain Ministry, click here.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Care and love of knitting or crocheting are combined into this prayerful ministry that reaches out to those in need.  The minister

begins each shawl with prayers and blessings for the recipient.  Prayerful intentions are continued throughout the creation of the

shawl.  Shawls can be worked on at home at your personal convenience.

For more information about Prayer Shawl Ministry, click here.

Widows of Prayer

The Widows of Prayer are women who devote themselves to a ministry of prayer for priests and others in Church leadership.  They

foster a devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and reach out to support and assist other widows.

For more information, go to http://www.widowsofprayer.org

Local Outreach

Giving Tree - Advent  click here for information

Baby Shower (Annual)  click here for information

St. Hyacinth Food Pantry - Annual Winter Wear and Toys

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Ben’s Meal Program

House of Peace

Open Door Free Clinic

Prayer Shawls - Distribution

Links to Other Organizations

These are organizations or agencies that we support with our volunteer services or our finances. Please check them out and keep

informed of the fine work they do:

House of Peace http://www.houseofpeacemilwaukee.org/

Hope House http://www.hopehousemke.org/

Cathedral Center http://cathedral-center.org/

Sojourner Peace Family Center http://familypeacecenter.org/

S.E.T Ministry http://www.setinc.org/

Repairers of the Breach http://www.repairers.org/

Milwaukee Birthright http://milwaukeebirthright.com/

Guest House http://www.guesthouseofmilwaukee.org/

Open Door Free Clinic http://www.opendoorfreeclinic.org/

School Address: 3100 W. Parnell Ave.                         Milwaukee, WI 53221 Office Hours: M - F 7:00am - 3:15pm School Office Phone: 414-282-0767 School Office Fax: 414-817-9605 Email: schoolinfo@scbmil.org
Church: 3100 W. Parnell Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53221 Parish Office: 5571 S. Marilyn St. Milwaukee, WI Office Hours: M - F 8:00am - 4:00pm Parish Office Phone: 414-281-8115 Parish Office Fax: 414-281-8150 Email: info@scbmil.org
St. Charles Borromeo Parish
 © 2017 St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish. All rights reserved.

Human Concerns

The Mission of the Human Concerns Commission is to strive to

meet the social needs within our community and beyond through

education, advocacy and service.

The Human Concerns Commission serves as a liaison between the

parish council and various ministries involved with human

concerns issues and outreach to the disadvantaged of our faith

community and beyond.

For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty, and you

gave me drink; I was a stranger and you made me welcome; naked

and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you

came to see me.  I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to

one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine you did it to

me.    

Matthew 25:35-37; 40-41

Sacred Scripture and our tradition of Catholic social teaching

emphasize that every Christian is called to serve others and to

work for justice.  The Human Concerns commission discerns the

needs of parishioners and people in our wider community,

especially the poor, hungry, and homeless people.  We identify

resources that help meet their needs and offer our parish family

opportunities for active service to God’s people.  We also seek to

educate and raise consciousness on issues related to justice and

peace.

For Human Concerns Ministries volunteer opportunities or to

become a member of the commission, please contact Anne Spoerl 

at the  parish office at (414) 281-8115 ext 30.

Ministries of Care

Bereavement Ministry

The Bereavement Ministry reaches out to the recently bereaved of

our community and provides support and a compassionate, caring

presence.  Members attend the visitations, wake service, funeral

liturgies and keep in contact with a specific family for one year

through cards, phone calls and home visits.  Other areas of

involvement include singing with the Resurrection Choir, serving as

a Eucharistic Minister or lector at a funeral liturgy.  Practical help

at the time of the wake or funeral is also offered.

For more information about Bereavement Ministry click here.

Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound

Homebound Ministers are our Caring Companions who represent

the parish community and bring the  Eucharist and healing

presence of Jesus to the homebound or nursing home residents. 

For more information about Caring Companions click here.

Eucharistic Ministers to Hospitals

Eucharistic Ministers represent the parish community and bring

the Eucharist to Catholics who are hospitalized at Aurora St.

Luke’s Medical Center and Wheaton Franklin Hospital.  They bring

Jesus’ healing presence to the sick.

Ministries of Service 

St. Ben’s Meal Program

This ministry provides an

opportunity to prepare, deliver or

serve a meal to the disadvantaged. 

We do this on the 4th Monday of

every month at St. Benedict the

Moor, located at 1015 N 9th St in Milwaukee. Preparation for the

meal is done at our parish kitchen (2:00pm).

For more information, go to http://stbensmilwaukee.org/

Respect Life

The Respect Life Ministry is to educate on life issues from

conception to natural death, advocating for issues of human life

and dignity, encouraging people to participate in activities that

support women in crisis pregnancies and affirming the dignity of

those who are handicapped, infirm and elderly.  Our goal is to

proclaim by word and deed that all life is sacred and deserving of

care and respect.

Service Volunteers for Human Concerns

Projects

This ministry provides people with the opportunity to offer their

services for specific projects like the Rose Sale, Baby Shower,

Giving Tree, “Undy Sunday”, etc.  Tasks include helping to setup

for meetings or events, delivering materials to the disadvantaged,

making phone calls, and assisting with mailings or typing.

For more information about Service Volunteers, click here.

Southwest Interfaith Ministry

This ministry can be separated into two opportunities:

1.  This ministry supports our parish outreach commitment to

enhance the quality of life for our older adults including direct

financial support from the parish, help in fund-raising, &

recruiting volunteers.  Its purpose is to help provide our elderly

with a sense of security and safety.

2.  Volunteer directly to Southwest Interfaith (414-421-3678).  This

service provides rides to doctor appointments, shopping, other

transportation needs, friendly visits, minor household repairs,

assistance with bills and paperwork, and telephone reassurance

program.

For more information, go to http://home.interfaithmilw.org/

St. Vincent de Paul Society

These ministers make home visits to people in need within our

parish area to give aid and advice.  There are opportunities to do

Vincentian work city wide: help homeless and battered women

start a new life, work with prisoners, work with young mothers to

learn parenting skills.  They meet every Monday at 1:00pm.

For more information on St Vincent de Paul. go to

http://www.svdpmilw.org/

Ministries of Prayer

Ministry of Praise

This is a spiritual ministry in which the members offer their

prayers for the salvation of souls, the intentions of the parish

community, the Church and the World.  All parishioners, especially

the sick, homebound and senior citizens are eligible to be

members of this ministry.  A correspondence is sent out each

month with a spiritual reflection and specific intentions to

remember in prayer.

For more information about Ministry of Praise, click here.

Prayer Chain Ministry

Our prayer chain is a ministry with a purpose and a commitment. 

The purpose is to faithfully intercede on behalf of others in times

of emergency or special needs.  It is made up of a network of 3 – 4

individuals who contact others also committed to receive prayer

requests.

For more information about Prayer Chain Ministry, click here.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Care and love of knitting or crocheting are combined into this

prayerful ministry that reaches out to those in need.  The minister

begins each shawl with prayers and blessings for the recipient. 

Prayerful intentions are continued throughout the creation of the

shawl.  Shawls can be worked on at home at your personal

convenience.

For more information about Prayer Shawl Ministry, click here.

Widows of Prayer

The Widows of Prayer are women

who devote themselves to a

ministry of prayer for priests and

others in Church leadership. 

They foster a devotion to the

Blessed Sacrament and reach out

to support and assist other widows.

For more information, go to http://www.widowsofprayer.org

Local Outreach

Giving Tree - Advent  click here for information

Baby Shower (Annual)  click here for information

St. Hyacinth Food Pantry - Annual Winter Wear and Toys

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Ben’s Meal Program

House of Peace

Open Door Free Clinic

Prayer Shawls - Distribution

Links to Other Organizations

These are organizations or agencies that we support with our

volunteer services or our finances. Please check them out and

keep informed of the fine work they do:

House of Peace http://www.houseofpeacemilwaukee.org/

Hope House http://www.hopehousemke.org/

Cathedral Center http://cathedral-center.org/

Sojourner Peace Family Center http://familypeacecenter.org/

S.E.T Ministry http://www.setinc.org/

Repairers of the Breach http://www.repairers.org/

Milwaukee Birthright http://milwaukeebirthright.com/

Guest House http://www.guesthouseofmilwaukee.org/

Open Door Free Clinic http://www.opendoorfreeclinic.org/

Parish       School
Parish Address: 3100 W. Parnell Ave.   Office Hours: M-F 8:00a-4:00p                        Milwaukee, WI 53221   Parish Phone: 414-281-8115 Parish Office:   5571 S. Marilyn St.      Parish Office Fax: 414-281-8150                        Milwaukee, WI 53221   Email:  info@scbmil.org
St. Charles Borromeo Parish