Are you sitting home wishing you could do more to help during this crisis? Here are some ways that you can help!
Mother's Day We Share Collection
Rain, sleet, snow, and wind didn't keep the generosity of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton from brightly shining through on Mother's Day! Car after car brought in loads of baby items, monetary donations (and a bit food) to donate to the Hope Center in Waukesha. Moms even got a red carnation in honor of their special day. At the end of our very brief two hour collection, the Gathering Space was overflowing with donations. It was truly a reflection of the generosity and the Spirit of Seton that resonates within our faith community. Thank you all - from the wonderful volunteers that helped that day to those of you who drove in to donate. Our Seton staff was enlightened and inspired by your generosity. May we continue to care for one another through this unprecedented time through kindness and generosity of heart.
Volunteers stack the diapers
So many donations.
The Seton Staff thanks YOU!
The Guest House of Milwaukee Undy 500!
During the month of May we are collecting NEW packages of MEN'S and WOMEN'S underwear for The Guest House. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it has been requested that items are ordered online and delivered directly to:
The Guest House
1216 N 13th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53205
For a wish list of suggested underwear items and sizes to purchase from Amazon, click here. If you choose to order from Amazon, please list our team name "St. Elizabeth Ann Seton" on the gift message during the checkout process. Donations from other online retailers accepted as well.
Thank you for your generous support. Last year our total was 919 items. Let's see if we can beat that total! For more information on The Guest House, click here.
St. Vincent de Paul Meal Program
The St. Vincent de Paul Meal Program has closed and will remain closed until it is safe to reopen. Our parish had been scheduled to serve dinner on April 29, 2020. The guests who rely on this meal program are quite vulnerable. St. Vincent de Paul staff and volunteers are reaching out with support via phone calls. Some are being mailed gift certificates to redeem for food and/or used appliances. Their funding is dwindling.
Financial support would be appreciated during this difficult time. A donation link can be found on their Facebook page, and on the SVdP website. Checks can also be mailed to their office and designated for SVDP Conference assistance. The address is:
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Milwaukee
9601 W. Silver Spring Drive
Milwaukee WI 53225
Your prayerful consideration is appreciated.
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.
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.
Our St Elizabeth Ann Seton Faith Community is working hard to reach out to all of our parishioners as best we can. If you would like to help us connect with one another and strengthen our parish in this uncertain time, please contact Sue Switalski, our Pastoral Minister, at 262-782-8982 or send Sue a message, to let her know you would like to help in that capacity. Please be patient as we try to call over 4,000 people to check in.
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.