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Mission Intern with the Riverwest Food Pantry
Riverwest Food Pantry's Mission House in Milwaukee is now receiving applicants ages 21-26 for their year-long missionary internship which includes room, board and a monthly stipend. Interns live together in Catholic justice formation in the neighborhoods of Riverwest and Harambee. Interns are trained in assisting the poor, running community meals, urban gardens, food rescue, learning non-profit and neighborhood development leadership skills!

Start Date: August 13, 2018-July 27th, 2019

For application and more information, email Samantha Vosters at samantha@riverwestfoodpantry.org. More information can be found at www.riverwestfoodpantry.org/mission-house


Calling Teens to Serve!
It's never too early to start making summer plans. Registration is now open for teens aged 15 through 18 to participate in Reach Out Reach In, a summer service week sponsored by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, held July 15-20, 2018. This program is local and is great for teens who want to be involved in direct service and social action. The sites, located around the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, include homeless shelters, adult day care, community organizations, meal programs, organic farms, child care and more. Scholarships are available.

For more information visit: www.archmil.org/RORI


Mission Pilgrimage Opportunities

The Office for World Mission is offering two Mission Pilgrimage Opportunities for Young Adults (ages 18—39) this summer. Trip locations are Bolivia and the Dominican Republic and applications are now being accepted. For more information, call 414-758-2282 or visit: www.archmil.org/GlobalMission


Share your gift of the English Language
Participate in this wonderful volunteer opportunity at St. Michael’s Parish, 1445 N. 24th Street. We are looking for tutors to help the adult refugees from Myanmar, the former Burma, in learning English and in preparation for citizenship.   

Tutoring would be on a one-on-one basis for one hour once a week. The day and time are agreed upon by the teacher/tutor and the student.  Easy to follow materials are provided.         

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Patricia (Pat) Roehrig, at proehrig@wi.rr.com  or call 414-461-5592.

Might you be interested in working as a volunteer with Patricia (Pat) Roehrig in organizing, planning and coordinating the adult English-as-a-Second-Language Program at St. Michael’s Parish on 24th and Cherry Streets in Milwaukee?  Currently 74 students from Myanmar (the former Burma) are studying to learn English and to work on Citizenship preparation.  For clarification and questions call Pat at 414-461-5592 or e-mail her at proehrig@wi.rr.com.


Participate in this wonderful volunteer opportunity at St. Michael's Parish, 1445 N. 24th Street. We are looking for tutors to help the adult refugees from Myanmar, the former Burma, in learning English and in preparation for citizenship.

Tutoring would be on a one-on-one basis for one hour once a week. The day and time are agreed upon by the teacher/tutor and the student. Easy to follow materials are provided.

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Deborah Lindberg: deborah.lindberg@att.net or call 414-906-0458.

Recurring Events:
  • Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee
    • 4 Tuesdays in March (Noon to 1:30 p.m.) - A Luncheon / Lecture Series - Learn more and Register here.
      • First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee – A Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1342 N. Astor St., Milwaukee #Immigrants&RefugeesMatter "no one leaves home unless..."
    • March 5, 2019 – Milwaukee's Changing Immigration Landscape
      • Barbara Miner, Award-winning Journalist & Author
    • March 12, 2019 – Human Rights & the Environment: Key Issues
      • Sumudu Atapattu, Director, UW Law School Research Center
    • March 19, 2019 – Where is the Welcome Mat for Refugees? Refugee Resettlement Efforts
      • Mary Flynn, Program Mgr., Refugee Resettlement, Lutheran Social Services, WI & Upper MI
    • March 26, 2019 – Tidal Wave of Changes in Law & Policies Affecting Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Other Immigrants
      • Barbara Graham, Managing Atty. Catholic Charities Legal Services for Immigrants Program
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's Indoor Labyrinth
    • As we enter into the Lenten season, consider 30 minutes of quiet time to pray, meditate, or simply be silent. A labyrinth is a prayer path. There are no dead ends... ...only a continuous path to the center and then back to the beginning. A quiet walk with our God. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's Indoor Labyrinth is open five Thursday evenings during Lent:
    • March 14th, 21st 28th & April 4th 6:30 to 8:00 PM
    • April 11th 5:30 to 8:30 PM
    • It is also open during office hours during the week when the room is available. Call the Parish Office to check availability. Come walk and pray with us! St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish, 12700 W. Howard Ave., New Berlin, 262-782-6760
  • Siena Retreat Center - March Programs
  • Food, Faith and Farming Network - Milwaukee Winter Farmers' Market Schedule
  • Conversation on Race: A Talk Worth Having
    • Bringing people together from across the community to be agents of transformation as we work to dismantle racism. Gatherings occur on the 2nd Tuesdays of each month (dates are set through 6/11/19) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Brown Deer United Methodist Church, 5736 W Brown Deer Rd. Learn more.
  • Interfaith Earth Network Faith & Ecology Conversation Series
    • Moral Ground: a reflective call to ethical action for environmental justice. Every 3rd Tuesdayfrom 7:00-8:30 p.m., Urban Ecology Center Riverside Park, 1500 E Park Place, Milwaukee. Learn more about the January and February conversations here.
  • Nonviolent Communication Practice Groups (Flyer)
    • Milwaukee Friends Meeting House, Milwaukee, Every Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 pm. Learn more.
    • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish, New Berlin, 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, 7:00-8:30 pm from October 2018 - May 2019. Learn more.
    • United Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Waukesha, (Two separate groups to choose from!)
      • Tuesday Morning Group, 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, 10:30-Noon from October 2018 - May 2019. Learn more.
      • Thursday Afternoon Group, 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, 1:00-2:30 pm from October 2018 - May 2019. Learn more.
  • Weekly Prayer for Reconciling and Healing Racism in Our City.
    • Join us in person at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Fridays at 12:15 p.m. for this 30 minute communal contemplative prayer with the intention of reconciling and healing racism in our city. Feel free to pray privately wherever you are in solidarity with those gathered at the Cathedral if you are not able to join in person. Brought to you by:Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Three Holy Women, Our Lady of Divine Providence, Old St. Mary's, Saints Peter and Paul Human Concerns/Social Justice Commissions, Urban Ministry of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. For more information, please contact: Anne Haines hainesa@archmil.org A reflective call to ethical action for environmental justice: actualizing the On the Table conversation. Learn more
  • Peace Action Wisconsin's Stand for Peace
    • Every Saturday at noon. Learn more here. Updates on Facebook.
    • March 2: Brady & Farwell
    • March 9: Cesar Chavez (16th St) & Greenfield
    • March 16: Water & Juneau
    • March 23: Sherman & North
    • March 30: Forest Home & 43rd

Women's Leadership Luncheon - March 7
"From the Mud, We Bloom: Finding Freedom from Exploitation." Thursday, March 7, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Mount Mary University, 2900 N. Menomonee River Parkway, Milwaukee. Learn more and register here.

International Women's Day Celebration - Mar 9
Sponsored by United Nations Association of Greater Milwaukee. Many topics and presenters of interest. Saturday, March 9, 10 am, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 19TH & Wisconsin Ave., rear door. Learn more

The Reluctant Radical - Mar 12
Film, “The Reluctant Radical", non-violent civil disobedience to climate change, Tuesday, March 12, 7:00 p.m.Riverside Park Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E Park Pl, Sponsored by 350.org, endorsed by Peace Action WI (414-269-9525).

Scripture with Scholars - Mar 13
Fr. Leslie Hoppe will discuss "Isaiah on Sin and Redemption" (Isaiah 2:2 - 4:6). Wednesday, March 13, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Atrium. Learn more.

An Evening with Bruce Sanguin - Mar 15
“The Heart’s Evolution,” from the author of If Darwin Prayed. When the evolutionary narrative that science has given us is stripped of its materialistic assumptions, it is possible to interpret our deepest longings as signs of a sacred unfolding—the very heart of the divine moving in and through us and through this Great Unfolding. Friday, March 15, 7:00 p.m. at the Siena Retreat Center. Learn more and register here.

A Day with Bruce Sanguin - Mar 15
"The Heart of the Christ,” from the Author of If Darwin Prayed. This day will focus on the heart as a spiritual center of deep intelligence, where the energies of the Heavens and Earth meet. We will explore the spiritual path of purification through the lens of emotional, psychological, and physical trauma, and trauma’s impact on our capacity for intimacy, joy and authenticity. Saturday, March 16, 9:00 a,m, - 3:00 p.m. at the Siena Retreat Center. Learn more and register here.

A Conversation about Sex Trafficking in OUR Communities - Mar 19
Human trafficking IS modern day slavery and its happening right here in OUR Communities. Come learn how youth and adults are being coerced into slavery, why they can't see their way out, and how we can keep our families safe. Tuesday, March 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. Anthony on the Lake Catholic Church, W280 N2101 Prospect Avenue. Learn more and register here.

I L O V E - Impacted Lives Overcoming Violence Effort - Mar 21
Thursday, March 21, 2019. 6-8:30 pm. Milwaukee City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53202. Shared stories of people impacted by gun violence. Sharing your experience can have a vital role in preventing gun violence. Political leaders will offer their responses and ideas on advocacy and pledge to be a voice for those impacted by gun violence. Open to the general public. Flyer

SAVE THE DATE: WISDOM's Madison Action Day - March 26
We will gather from around the state in our Capitol Building in Madison. No matter who wins the coming elections, it is important for our legislators in Madison to understand that we want ACTION! We will provide more information as it becomes available. 

Home Composting Workshop - Mar 27
In this informative workshop, you will learn how to create and use your own compost. Offered by the Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use. Wednesday, March 27, 6:00-7:00 p.m., New Berlin Public Library, Community Room. Registration required: 262-754-1815. Flyer.

Human Concerns Summit - Apr 6 (Registration deadline - Mar 27)
A morning of prayer, formation, and networking to unite people in Catholic Social Teaching and its commitment to serve our neighbors, especially those living in need. April 6, 9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Archbishop Cousins Catholic Center, 3501 S. Lake Dr., Milwaukee. Learn more and register here.

UrbanInitiativeMKE: Walking the Talk in urban Ministry - Mar 31
Adult Faith Formation ~ Growing Discipleship with Ann Haines, executive director of UrbanInitiativeMKE (Urban Ministry). Milwaukee is a city of great gifts and great challenges. Come find out about some of the new initiatives that the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has embarked upon in the central city of Milwaukee. Learn how we can answer the social justice call of the Gospel by working and walking together so that all can reach their God given potential and realize their inherent dignity. Sunday, March 31, 10:45-11:45 a.m. in the church hall of Good Shepherd Parish N88 W17658 Christman Rd, Menomonee Falls.
 
Fourth Annual Dreamers Gala - Apr 4
On behalf of the Office of the Provost at Marquette University, we cordially invite you to the Fourth Annual Dreamers Gala: Dare to Dream. The Dreamers Gala is the primary source of funding for the Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J., Dreamers Scholarship for undocumented students at Marquette University. Thursday, April 4, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Learn more, register, donate here. Letter and sponsorship form.

SAVE THE DATE: Human Concerns Summit - Apr 6
A morning of prayer, formation, and networking to unite people in Catholic Social Teaching and its commitment to serve our neighbors, especially those living in need. April 6, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., Cousins Center, 3501 S. Lake Dr., Milwaukee. Learn more.  

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Apr 6
Adekola Adedapo and Jahmes Finlayson take us Somewhere Over the Rainbow. This event is part of the 2019 Living Activism Series and is open to the public. Your free will donations will support the growing compassionate work of the MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary to create a daytime refuge/resource center in the 53206 zip code. Saturday, April 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m., The Coffee House, 2717 E Hampshire St. Milwaukee. Flyer.

SAVE THE DATE: 2019 SOPHIA Prayer Breakfast and Silent Auction - Apr 27
La Casa de Esperanza, 410 Arcadian Ave, Waukesha. More information will be available here.

SAVE THE DATE: Catholics at the Capitol - April 30, 2019
Every two years, the Wisconsin Catholic Conference (WCC) joins several Catholic organizations in hosting Catholics at the Capitol. Hundreds of Catholics from around the state come to Madison for this day of formation and legislative advocacy. Catholics at the Capitol 2019 will take place at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Watch the Wisconsin Catholic Conference site for more information as it becomes available.

Ignite Hope Gala - May 18
You can be a part of restoring women's lives. Survivor Jessican Neely and Detective Remington will present. Presentations, buffet, silent auction and live auction, Saturday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Embassy Suites Brookfield, 1200 S. Moorland Rd. Learn more and register here.