CONTACT: Jean Boray / EMAIL
MEETINGS: Second Tuesday of August, October, January, March, and June at 10:00am in the St. Joan of Arc Community Room
DESCRIPTION: We are called to live out the SEVEN THEMES OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING. Our Human Concerns committees and activities exist to live out these principles. Perhaps you, like many of us, have been life-long Catholics, but have not heard of these key seven principles. Do yourself a favor by exploring them. By clicking below, you will find a summary, and links to learning even more in depth.
"Whatsoever you do to the least of my people, that you do unto me."
At the very core of what it means to be a Catholic Christian is the concern for others and care for His creation.
You are invited to join in this effort by sharing your own time and God-given talents.
First Fruits Outreach Grants are a result of the cluster giving the first 1.5% of what we collect on weekly basis into a restricted account. The funds are disbursed to local, regional and international 501(c)3 charities. The amount of the grant varies depending on the charities ability to garner funds from other resources and the funds we have available. Thank you for your generosit, we could not do this important mission work without you. Many of these organizations are always looking for help, so if you see something of interest, give them a call.
Human Concerns First Fruits Outreach Grants - June 2023
West Side Montessori Academy
1441 N. 24th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53205
Emily Rodriguez, Dani Merar, Emily Mehlhorn
995 S. Sawyer Rd.
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
West Side Montessori Academy is a public tuition-free non-profit charter school serving the greater Milwaukee region. Their mission is to provide an inclusive and accessible Montessori education to individuals of all backgrounds and abilities from three-year-olds through 6th grade.
They may need to close their door because of funding needs. They have partnered with Adeline Montessori School in Oconomowoc until they can secure the needed funds to continue in Milwaukee. If they cannot secure the funds all donations will be returned.
Blessings in a Backpack
Susan Reed, Executive Director
2010 Springdale Road
Waukesha, WI 53186
Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for school-aged children across America who might otherwise go hungry.
The Oasis Project, Inc.
Jan Frans CEO
P.O. Box 27
Wales, WI 53183
The Oasis Project provides free professional tutoring to under-served children who are experiencing difficulties with reading, math and other subjects. Falling behind in school at an early age can significantly affect a child’s future success. They work closely with public schools in Western Waukesha County to bridge the gap for economically disadvantaged students and others experiencing hardships or trauma that affects their learning.
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
Robin Van Etten Executive Director USA
303 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 80601-5224
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews is a non-profit building bridges between Christians and Jews with humanitarian care and lifesaving aid. They help Holocaust survivors, Jewish children and families being persecuted and oppressed and the elderly. This grant would go to elderly Holocaust survivors in the
Human Concerns First Fruits Outreach Grants - January 2023
St. Joan of Arc Parish
Creation Keepers asked for funds to create a pollinator garden for the Garden of Eat’n. Since this was needed in the spring. I suggested they submit a grant asking if it could be considered early. I contacted the committee and they unanimously agreed we needed to give them the funds to create this important addition to the garden.