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7 Days of Service: Sept. 22 - 29, 2019

As we celebrate our 175th anniversary, parishes, multi-parishes, and deaneries are invited to participate in service opportunities as an archdiocesan effort of reaching out to others and highlighting the Catholic Church’s presence in our communities. 

Monday, Sept. 23 through Saturday, Sept. 28

Parishes and multi-parishes are invited to develop service opportunities for their parishioners that will take place during September 23 to 28. These opportunities might be new service to a parish/multi-parish community or might be opportunities that the parish/multi-parish has been dedicated to for years. Below are the 7 Days of Service opportunities organized by the archdiocese. All are welcome to attend these events. 

Care Bundles

A collaborative event with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, local host parishes, Catholic Charities, Gerard's Embrace, Bethel House, Family Promises and Capuchins Community Service.

Dates: various, Sept. 23-27 
Location: various

Registered volunteers are asked to bring donations to one of the 19 parish host sites, and then these donations will be used to create care bundles. View the map to find a host site near you, or download the Host Site Schedule. For those who cannot attend the care bundle assembly nights, host sites may distribute instructions about how to create care bundles from home that can be dropped off at specific donation locations. All completed care bundle packages will be given to social agencies in that local deanery (county). 

Care Bundle Registration

"Rock the Block"

A collaborative event with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, the Domincan Center and Habitat for Humanity.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 28
Location: Amani Neighborhood

Join the archdiocesan sponsored "Rock the Block" service event in the Amani neighborhood of Milwaukee. The Amani neighborhood is in one of the most economically challenged zip codes in the country.  Registered volunteers will be blessed to work alongside the residents of one block for a day of home improvements doing minor exterior repairs, painting and landscaping.  

Rock the Block Registration 

For issues with registration please contact Beth Van Gorp, Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Services Director.

St. Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor® Walks

A collaborative event with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and SVDP councils. 

Date: Saturday, Sept. 28
Locations: see below

Registered walkers may participate in one of the many St. Vincent de Paul Society Friends of the Poor® Walks happening around the archdiocese. Each walk supports local St. Vincent de Paul programs. Donations can be made directly to St. Vincent de Paul if you are not able to participate in the walk.

Milwaukee: 9:00 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Parish, Greendale

Racine: 11:30 a.m. at St. Sebastian Parish, Sturtevant

Sheboygan: 9:00 a.m. at Sheboygan South High School

Waukesha: 11:00 a.m. at St. William Church, Waukesha

Volunteers are always welcome to help out at any SVDP food pantry, store, or meal site. Please contact your local SVDP council for more information. 

Blessing of Participants

During all Sunday Masses on the weekend of Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22, those that will be participating in any of the 7 Days of Service opportunities will be invited to receive a special blessing as they embark on their service work. 

Download the blessing

Bulletin Announcements

Bulletin announcements highlighting the various service opportunities taking place throughout the archdiocese, as well as an announcement to thank participants, are available to download.

Combined Ad: PDF   JPG

Anuncio Combinado: PDF   JPG

Care Bundles: PDF   JPG

Paquetes de Atención:  PDF   JPG

Rock the Block: PDF   JPG

Friends of the Poor: PDF​​   JPG

Thank You: PDF   JPG

Gracias: PDF   JPG

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