HUMAN CONCERNS

"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.

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.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching.

 

First Fruits 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 501c3 charities. The amount of the grant varies depending on the charities ability to garner funds from other resources and the funds we have available.

 

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Made Possible by our help with an Outreach Grant - check out the Catholic Ecology Center; 

"Connecting to Christ and His Creation"
The Catholic Ecology Center seeks to deepen faith and foster a stewardship ethic
through hands-on encounters with the natural world.
The Catholic Ecology Center is a ministry of Laudato Si' Project.

 

Human Concerns Outreach Grants - January 2021

Bridge Builders

Kurt Owens

P.O. Box 91322

Milwaukee, WI 53209

262-372-1564

Reclaiming, renovating and re-investing in Milwaukee’s central city neighborhoods of 140 blocks from 37th St .West to 51st St. and from Silver Springs Drive South to Congress Ave. is their goal and are starting with 20 homes in a few blocks. This way they can remove the absentee landlords and keep dollars local, have neighbors connecting with each other in affordable, sustainable housing and build long term stability in community. Homeowners help with the renovations of the homes and work with the community. Their focus goals are transformation: physical, economic, cultural and spiritual.

 

Awake Milwaukee Ltd.

James Cauley, Treasurer

5020 N. Woodruff Ave.

Whitefish Bay, WI 53217-5634

Their mission is to awaken the community to help the Catholic Church work for transformation and healing for those suffering from the sexual abuse in the Arch. Of Milwaukee. Deacon Larry works with this group.

 

Eras Senior Network

Kathy Gale, Executive Director

2007 N. Grandview Boulevard, Suite 150

Waukesha, WI 53188

262-549-3348

Eras.org

Their mission is to engage and support seniors, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers to lead meaningful lives through a Faith in Action program.  They help provide multigenerational connections and help transport clients to appointments, grocery shopping, wellness calls and visits. They help caregivers with respite care and educational help and materials.

 

Lake Area Free Clinic

Megan Welch, Executive Director

856 Armour Road

Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Their mission is to provide high quality comprehensive health care to those in need.

They provide prescription medication, diabetic supplies, echocardiograms, ultrasounds and dental services and during this pandemic time they are seeing more and more need for services and help.

 

Common Hope

Shari Blindt, Executive Director

1400 Energy Park Dr. Suite 23

St. Paul, MN 55108

Their mission promotes hope and opportunities in Guatemala for children, families and communities to improve lives through education, health care and housing.

 

Fresh Produce and Funds for Oconomowoc Food Pantry and the Ashippun Bread Basket 

During the pandemic the need for money and produce is even greater and Kathie said the need for produce is always needed and Mary said these two pantries were close to our parishes and could use our help especially for items they don’t get. 

 

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