How Can I Help Others

Are you sitting home wishing you could do more to help during this crisis? Here are some ways that you can help!


We Share Collection for August - benefiting Notre Dame School of Milwaukee

The people of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish are holding a school supply drive the weekend of August 8 & 9 for Notre Dame School of Milwaukee.

Items needed, whether school is being held in person this fall or online:

  • Flash Cards (times tables and alphabet)
  • Expo Markers (all colors)
  • Dry Erase Boards, White (8.5 x 11 inch)
  • Headphones for children (to plug into computers or tablets for home learning; any will do; does not have to be high end or expensive)
  • Pencil sharpeners (most students do not have these at home)
  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Composition notebooks (non-spiral)
  • Spiral notebooks (wide ruled)
  • Black/blue pens
  • Pencils (either mechanical or regular)
  • Pocket folders

To support the students, donations are welcome in the church lobby, and we are also holding a Drive-Thru Collection.

Drive Thru Details:  Sunday, August 9 - after 10:45 am Mass until 1:00 pm; Seton parking lot - 12700 W. Howard Ave., New Berlin
Please place your items in the trunk of your vehicle.  Volunteers will take the donations out of your vehicle for you. No need to get out of your car. Do not feel compelled to shop.  Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated.

For more information, contact the parish office (262) 782-6760. Your prayers are welcome and encouraged, as well. Thanks in advance for your incredible generosity!

About Notre Dame School of Milwaukee

Notre Dame School of Milwaukee (NDSM) is a Catholic school for young women sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Following in the Christian tradition, Notre Dame fosters respect, responsibility and sharing of personal talents, and prepares students for admittance to a college preparatory high school. In a bi-literate (English and Spanish) setting, with emphasis on leadership skills, critical thinking, and social justice young women are empowered to make positive contributions to society.

NDSM is located on the south side in the heart of Milwaukee’s Hispanic community. The majority of the students come from a community bordered on the north and south by National and Greenfield Avenues; on the east by South 6th Street, and on the west by South 27th Street. It is a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood with white, black and Hmong minorities. It has the demographics one would expect … many immigrants, low-income levels, low education attainment levels … with many individuals and families not fully integrated into or comfortable with Anglo society. For more information, visit Notre Dame School Ministries.


 

El Salvador Solidarity

El Salvador is in need of assistance due to the COVID virus, economic/political strife and now, they are recovering from devastating Tropical Storms which have displaced thousands of families.  PLEASE visit the El Salvador Solidarity Ministry page on the Seton website.  When you visit our webpage, you will be directed to the SHARE letter/form asking for donations for food baskets and Seeds of Hope for crops.

Our Salvadoran friends need our help! Gracias! 


Migrant Ministry

In our migrant community, just like others, many have lost their jobs. However, unlike most of us, many migrants and their families will not be receiving a stimulus check, even though many pay into our income tax system. The Migrant Ministry is supporting the Migrant MKE Food Drive to help these families not go hungry. We are collecting non-perishable food items such as flour, oil, beans, rice, cereal and canned goods. These can be either dropped off at 13320 W North Lane, New Berlin, or if you need it picked up, please contact Joanna Boey at 262-853-4033 or Send us a message

For more information about the Migrant Ministry, click here.


Homemade Masks

Make homemade masks to donate to local healthcare systems fighting COVID-19. Archbishop Listecki invites all who have the gift of sewing and crafting to make homemade face masks for our local health care systems.  Visit the Archdiocese page here to find the closest health care system to your home and see how you can help. We are all in this together.


Seton Errand Service

Are you willing to run errands for someone who might be homebound or higher risk for COVID-19?  There are several parishioners who are at higher risk and wish to stay out of stores and pharmacies.  If you wish to be part of a COVID-19 Errand ministry, please contact Sue Switalski at 262-782-8982.  She will connect you with people who may need your help. 


Join our Prayer Network

The Prayer Network Ministry supports parishioners, their families and friends with prayer during times of special need. The ministers are a group of people who have offered to pray for others. Prayer requests are made on our prayer request page. A prayer request list is then e-mailed once a week to the prayer ministers.

If you would like to pray for others by becoming a prayer network minister, contact: Jean Klawitter, 414-425-3393, or send us a message