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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.

Recurring Events:
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Practice Groups Nonviolent Communication (NVC), sometimes known as Compassionate Communication, is a powerful tool that promotes connection with self and others. You are invited to come and practice communication techniques developed based on the concepts of Marshall Rosenberg.
    • New Berlin: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1st and 3rd Monday of every month except 1/1/18) November 6, 2017 - June 18, 2018, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Learn more
    • Waukesha: United Unitarian Universalist Congregation (1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month except 1/2/18), November 7, 2017 - June 19, 2018, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Learn more.
    • Hartland: Lake Country Unitarian Universalist Church (1st Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. and 3rd Thursday, 3-4:30 p.m. of every month except 1/4/18), November 2, 2017 - June 21, 2018.  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.

4th Annual Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival - Apr 22 - May 7
The Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival is committed to discovering and sharing some of the most exciting and thought provoking films from around the world. Our aim is to use film as a means for presenting topics and issues that are timely, relevant and generate meaningful discussion about Muslims and the Muslim world. Learn more about the festival and the film showing dates, times and locations here.

Spring Celebration - May 6
Please join the Food, Faith and Farming Network in celebration of their Winter Markets & Meals for Hope 2017/18 season, and in prayers for all who will plant, grow, sustain, and harvest in 2018. Learn more and register here.

Mary, Mother of Jesus - May 9
Join the Committee for Interfaith Understanding in learning about Mary: her Jewish roots, and her position of honor in both the Christian and Muslim traditions. Wednesday, May 9, 7:00-8:30 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Faith Community, 9520 W. Forest Home Ave., Hales Corners. Learn more.

Reentry Expo, “Working with our Neighbors” - May 17
ATTENTION ALL BUSINESS LEADERS:  Are you looking to hire individuals who are committed to the success of your business and who are eager to work?  Do you desire to live your faith in the workplace?  Why not consider a tangible means to live an Act of Mercy by hiring formerly incarcerated individuals looking for a chance to start over.

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee Office for Urban Ministry, in partnership with the US Attorney’s Office, is holding a Reentry Expo, “Working with our Neighbors”, where you can connect with over 25 agencies that help prepare and assist individuals for your workplace.  Have your questions answered, concerns addressed, and learn of the advantages of hiring a reentering individual.  Stop in at the Cousins Center (3501 S. Lake Drive) any time between 8am and 4pm on Thursday, May 17th, and help grow your business while walking with Christ! 

Registration appreciated but not required: 

Jump for Archie ~ Jump for Prevention - May 19
Join in on this opioid addiction and sex traficking awareness event. Saturday, May 19, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Oconomowoc City Beach Bandshell. Learn more and download Flyer here.

Joan Chittister:  Her Story. My Story. Our Story - May 20
A one-woman play about two women for all women... and men. Sunday, May 20, 1:30 p.m., Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Hwy M, Middleton. Learn more. Flyer with Ticket information.

Immigration and the Church’s Response - May 29
Barbara Graham, Director of Legal Services for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese Milwaukee, will speak on the current state of immigration policy and faith-based responses on Tuesday, May 29, 7:00–8:30 p.m. at the Priests of the Sacred Heart U.S. Provincialate Offices, 7373 S. Lovers Lane Rd, Franklin.  Learn more.

Stories from El Salvador - Jun 3
Come enjoy tasty Salvadoran snacks while you hear stories about life in El Salvador.  Our speaker will discuss the many joys and challenges of life in El Salvador in a way that will inspire and inform you. Sunday, June 3, 10:45-11:45 a.m., Good Shepherd Catholic , Daniels Hall, N88 W17658 Christman Rd, Menomonee Falls. Flyer.

WISDOM Gubernatorial Candidate Forum - Jun 11
Mark your calendars for Monday, June 11. WISDOM will sponsor a candidate forum for the leading candidates for Governor of Wisconsin.  They have all received invitations.  The event will be held from , 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Country Springs Hotel and Convention Center, Pewaukee, Flyer.

Midwest Renewable Energy Fair - Jun 15-17
Save the Date for the 29th Annual Energy Fair in Custer, WI! Discounted tickets are available through May 17. Learn more. Flyer.

2018 Washington Island Forum - Jun 25-29 
The Washington Island Forum is especially tailored to lay leaders and pastors who want to deepen their spirituality and connect with the message of the scriptures in a more profound way. Dr. Anna Carter Florence will present “Reading the Verbs: Finding the Script in the Scripture”. Learn more and register here.