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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:
  • Shoptalks: Human Trafficking in Wisconsin: Myths and Realities
    • Sponsored by the Lotus Legal Clinic. Two opportunities to attend
    • Wednesday, September 5, 6:30 p.m., Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave, 
    • Saturday, October 20, 6:00 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 12700 W Howard Ave., New Berlin.
  • Faith and Ecology Conversation Series
    • Every 3rd Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Riverside Park Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Pl. Milwaukee. Learn more.
    • August 21: Do we have a moral obligation for the stewardship of God's creation?
    • September 18: Do we have a moral obligation because compassion requires it?
  • 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
Interfaith Bus Tour and Retreat - Aug 17-19
Sponsored by Wisconsin Conference Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships. Bishop Hee-Soo Jung invites you to join him for an Interfaith Bus Tour and Retreat August 17-19, 2018. The theme for the event is “Alike and Different: Understanding Real Religious Lives.” Learn more.

Liturgy for Peace and Justice - Aug 19
Milwaukee Archbishop William Listecki will be the celebrant for the 2018 Milwaukee Irish Fest Liturgy for Peace and Justice, which will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Henry Maier Festival Park/Summerfest Grounds. The Irish Fest Choir for Peace and Justice will begin with a selection of music at 9 a.m. Learn more.

The Talk: What Parents Need to Know about Combating a Culture of Sexual Exploitation - Oct 8
Sponsored by the Lotus Legal Clinic. Monday, October 8, 6:00 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 12700 W Howard Ave., New Berlin.

Human Trafficking Panel Discussion: Exploit No More and the Benedict Center - Oct 10
Sponsored by the Lotus Legal Clinic. Wednesday, October 10, 3:00 p.m., St. John's on the Lake, 1840 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee.

Affordable Housing Forum - Nov 6
Learn about the efforts of CommonBond Communities and our partners to address the eviction crisis in Milwaukee. Tuesday, November 6, 11:00 a.m., Miller Park. Learn More.

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.