Who was Dorothy Day?

Dorothy Day (1897-1980), was a Catholic mother, journalist, and activist, who co-founded, The Catholic Worker. Inspired by her faith, Dorothy Day actively served the poor by providing food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, and hospitality to all. Her activism for a more just society and dedication to peace continues to inspire and challenge us all to have a “revolution of the heart.”   


What is the Dorothy Day Ministry here at St. Catherine and St. Joan of Arc? 

Dorothy Day Ministry is a Youth inspired ministry committed to serving the poor in collaboration with our cluster parishes and the greater community. Through prayer and service, we provide an opportunity to explore and reflect on the needs of the poor and the vision of Dorothy Day. If you are interested in knowing more about this ministry, please contact [email protected]  

Dorothy Day Ministry Activities in Our Cluster

On February 26 and 27 our Dorothy Day Ministry organized a cluster parish Sock and Blanket Drive titled, Share the Warmth. Over 1,000 pairs of socks, 200 plus blankets, along with sleeping bags, coats, hats, gloves, boots, and linens were collected by our youth. Three centers received our donations: Hope Center-Waukesha,  Lake County Caring-Hartland, and the Community Space-Whitewater.