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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:
  • Siena Retreat Center - Many opportunities for growth and healing
  • 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 Tuesday from 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.
  • 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
Save the Menominee River - Jul 25
Bring ideas and strategies for a Water Walk in Milwaukee. Food will be provided. Bring some to share if you can. Thursday, July 25 | 4 p.m. | Gather at the Congregation of the Great Spirit, 10th& Lapham in Milwaukee. For more information : 510-542-7688 or pamrichard35@gmail.com

Potluck and Politics – Aug 3
Join us Saturday, August 3 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in New Berlin for a 6 p.m. potluck and 7 p.m. presentation. Paul Jozef, a Certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer making a special visit from Arizona, will demonstrate how to communicate in a powerful yet compassionate and connecting way about political issues that are often highly charged and divisive. (We ask those joining us for dinner to please bring a dish to share.) Free. See flyer here.

Complete Communication Class – Aug 4
Looking to enhance your Communication skills? Join us at the Tippecanoe Presbyterian Church in Milwaukee, on Sunday, August 4, 1-3:30 p.m. when Paul Jozef, a communication trainer making a special visit from Arizona, will give a workshop on how to communicate compassionately and effectively even when our minds want to judge, argue or complain. Early bird discount is available. See flyer here for more information and registration.

Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School with Tommy Sands - Aug 12 and 13-15
Both events will be held at the CelticMKE Center, 1532 N. Wauwatosa Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53213. For registration to the “Songs of Peace” and other classes and for all ages, please visit IrishFestSummerSchool.com or call 414-877-5451. Learn more about Tommy Sands here
  • Monday, August 12, 7-9 p.m., FREE! ~ “Songs and Stories with Tommy Sands” 8 p.m.: Legendary singer, song-writer, and activist Tommy Sands shares songs, stories, and conversation moderated by Ed Ward exploring his music and life.
  • Tuesday-Thursday, August 13-15, 2:30-4 p.m., 3 day class, $100 ~ “Songs of Peace” This class will focus on the strong relationship between song and peace movements throughout the world. Past students have described his class as mesmerizing, powerful and inspiring.
Irish Fest Liturgy for Peace and Justice - Aug 18
Sunday, August 18, 2019; Bishop Brendon Kelly of Galway Ireland will be the celebrant. The Irish Fest Peace and Justice Choir will begin music at 9 a.m.; the Liturgy will start at 9:30 AM; bring food for the Hunger Task Force to get in free. Learn more.

Come Celebrate Sustainability with Us! - Aug 24
Interactive Events for Children and Adults, Food Trucks, Music, Exhibits, Presentations, Explore the Planetarium, Zero Waste and More… In partnership with Waukesha County Green Team, Waukesha County Parks and Land Use, Waukesha County Land Conservancy, Plowshare Fair Trade & Laudato Si’ Project. Saturday, August 24, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Retzer Nature Center. Learn more here.