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Hope Arising - September 18
Experience the Holy Spirit in a brand new way! On Friday, September 18th at 7:00pm, Arise Milwaukee is hosting Hope Arising: A Night of Adoration and Worship. Hope Arising is an outdoor praise and worship event held in Brookfield at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, in the Gerlach/Haack Outdoor Theater. This outdoor venue gives worshipers the opportunity to Adore Jesus in the Eucharist in a safe way – outdoors, socially distanced, but prayerful! Music from Paul Vogrinc and the Arise Worship Band will enhance the experience. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to spread out on the lawn. Water is allowed, please no carry-ins. Face masks will be optional. This event will happen rain or shine. In the event of poor weather, the event will be moved indoors with social distancing protocols in place and masks will then be required. See more information at

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts (located within Mitchell Park), 3270 Mitchell Park Drive, Brookfield, WI 53045

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Milwaukee
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Milwaukee remains a pillar of strength for Milwaukee neighbors in need during this uncertain time. Now, more than ever, the Society relies on support from community partners and friends to ensure services remain strong. There are numerous opportunities for you to help SVDP Milwaukee help others during this time, such as:

Contact the St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) members in your parish or a neighboring parish that has a St. Vincent de Paul group (referred to as a “conference”). They truly are the hands and feet of Christ as they make calls to neighbors in need and offer assistance to alleviate some of the hardship to obtain basic necessities. Ask how you can help them, offer your prayers and find out more about how your SVDP conferences are making a difference in your local community.

Thank you for your support and prayers.  For more information contact Rebecca Surges, Director of Development & Communications, Email: or Phone: (262) 751-8103.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends
Life is uncertain during this time of Covid-19.  The most important things are God, our marriage and family.  Take the time to make your marriage great! It’s time to clean out the old and bring in new life into your marriage. Learn the techniques to let go of habits that are bringing down your marriage and learn how to keep your marriage a priority in your busy lives. Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends on Sept. 11-13 in Geneva, IL; Oct. 16-18 in Brookfield, WI or Nov. 13-15 in Rockford, IL. Early registration is highly recommended.  For more information visit our website at or call (888) 574-5653. Para un fin de semana en español por favor llamen a Candelario y Emilia al 815-375-4250

Are you or a loved one struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions, and looking for answers?  Do you have a child or family member who is attracted to others of the same gender?  Are you being called from loneliness, isolation, and confusion to truth, love and friendship?  The Archdiocese of Milwaukee offers Courage, a ministry for those with same-sex attraction, and EnCourage, a ministry to help parents and family members of those who have same-sex attraction.  Courage is an apostolate of the Roman Catholic Church, and for 25 years, has been helping men, women and their loved ones live full lives in Jesus Christ.  This ministry is completely confidential and directed by a priest.  For more information, or to find a Courage or EnCourage group, please visit, or call 414-758-2215.

Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy?
Catholic Charities is here to help! We offer free and confidential in-home education and support for mothers and their families. Pregnancy Support Coordinators help connect moms to resources, reach individualized goals, and receive education on topics such as stress management, labor and delivery.  If you are in need or know someone who might need help, please call 414-573-5899.

SPRED: Uniting in Faith & Friendship
SPRED (Special Religious Development) is a life-affirming ministry that brings people of different abilities and backgrounds together to grow in faith and friendship. Members of a SPRED small faith group gather as equal brothers and sister in Christ, through one-to-one relationships and a symbolic method of catechesis. Through community-building and genuine friendships, SPRED welcomes people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and integrates them more fully into parish life. It is a parish-supported and volunteer-run ministry. For more information, visit or call 414-595-7921.


Courageous Communion

Resources for daily living for quarantined Catholics. All resources are available for free, including weekly and daily plans, reflection videos, Holy Week resources, and more. 


Daily Reflections

Video reflections from our bishops are available online at anytime.

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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Phone:  (414) 769-3300
Toll-Free: (800) 769-9373
Fax:  (414)  769-3408