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.
Past Recipients of First Fruits Outreach Grants
Human Concerns First Fruits Outreach Grants - June 2022
Valerie Vidal President and CEO
2625 N. Weil Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Meta House works to end the generational cycle of drug and alcohol addiction by healing women and strengthening families. They are a residential and outpatient treatment facility as well as a recovery community.
16575 Patricia Ln.
Brookfield, WI 53005
Their mission is to connect children with special health care needs, and their families, to the miracles of nature so they may know their Creator.
A Soldier’s Child Foundation
Cathy Stufflebean Director of Development
1197 Hazelwood Drive Suite 104
Smyrna, TN 37167
Their mission is to serve the children of military personnel who have lost their lives on active duty while defending the United State of America. They have birthday celebrations, mentorship programs and college scholarships.
NAMI of Waukesha
217 Wisconsin Ave. Suite 300
Waukesha, WI 53186
Their mission is to provide education, support and services for mental illness through teaching those experiencing symptoms, their families and love ones and share the hope for recovery.
Kinship Community Food Center (formerly known as Riverwest Food Pantry)
2610 N. Martin Luther King Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Their mission is to bring people together to end hunger, isolation and poverty through community help with a Catholic identity.
Milwaukee Homeless Vets
6300 W. National Ave.
West Allis, WI 53214
Their mission is to provide many services that homeless and at risk veterans and their families need to reach and maintain their independence.
St. Joan of Arc Whitewater Mind The Gap Whitewater School District
Mary Sue Reutebuch
St. Joan of Arc
120 Nashotah Road
Nashotah, WI 53058
Their mission is to provide food for migrant children during the summer when school is not in session. During the school year the children receive free and reduced meals at school and backpacks of food for the weekend. The only grocery store in Whitewater is Walmart so the children receive gift cards to purchase food during the summer. We are purchasing cards through SJOA school scrip program to help as they have had an additional group come into the community and are in great need. This item has been already granted as the need was immediate.
Family Promise Sponsorship
139 E North Street
Waukesha, WI 53188
Their mission is to help homeless families find affordable housing jobs, and other services. This supports their major fundraiser of the year.
Human Concerns First Fruits Outreach Grants - January 2022
St. Bakhita House Catholic Worker
Anne Haines Executive Director
3138 North 2nd St.
Milwaukee, Wi 53212
Their mission is to provide housing and community for survivors of sexual exploitation with opportunities for education and prayer in partnership with the Franciscan Peacemakers Clare Community.
214 Main Street, #354
El Segundo, CA 90245
Their mission is to serve communities by mobilizing veterans to continue their service using their skills and experiences to help people prepare, respond and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises. This work helps veterans regain the purpose, community and identity that is difficult to find upon leaving the armed forces.
Waukesha County Community Foundation/ Parade
United for Waukesha Community Fund
2727 N. Grandview Blvd. Suite 301
Waukesha, Wi 53188
Their mission is to support victims and families impacted from the Christmas parade.
Emergency Grants were given in late August to St. Mary in Hales Corners for help in Haiti and to Catholic Charities for Fort McCoy settlement of the Afghan refugees.