Social Concerns & Outreach

News & Needs 

Our Catholic Social Teaching reminds us that the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy are actions we can perform that extend God's compassion and mercy to those in need. With that in mind and heart we are excited to announce that our Pastoral Care and Social Concerns ministry teams will join together with the Alzheimer's Association to provide education, resources, and prayer support to our St. Mary Parish Community. June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month and we thought this was a perfect opportunity to share this news.

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Alzheimer’s Information Here

Prayer Petition:

Lord heal us so we can heal others and be Hope in Your world.

Hopeful Scriptures

"But [Jesus] was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed." Isaiah 53:5

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." ~ Matthew 11:28-30

"Hear, LORD, and be merciful to me; LORD, be my help.” You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy" ~ Psalms 30:10-11

But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. Matthew 6:6

St. Mary Ministry Partners

Capuchin Community Services
(St Ben’s): Capuchin Community Services' two locations: House of Peace and St. Ben’s Community Meal, serves the poor, the hungry, and the homeless. Our parish supports the community meal program, which is currently on hold because of the pandemic. Meals are offered for carrying out and are also delivered. We look forward to welcoming back volunteers at some point.

P.O. Box 5830
Milwaukee, WI 53205-0830 

Ways to Donate

Franciscan Peacemakers
Milwaukee faith-based organization partnering to counteract sex trafficking.

Please make check payable to: Franciscan Peacemakers.

128 West Burleigh Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Mary Leech-Smith

Haiti Sister Parish(Notre Dame Du Perpetual Secours, Latiboliere, Haiti)For over 20 years we have provided medical care, medicine, nutrition and educational support to our brothers and sisters in Latiboliere. Please make your check payable to St. Mary with Haiti written on the memo line.

Nia Imani Family
Nia Imani Family, Inc. is a safe transitional housing facility and program that teaches young mothers with histories of homelessness, poverty, violence, and trauma the life skills needed for planning, decision making, and self-awareness to prepare them to live independently and create strong, nurturing families for themselves and their children.

Young mothers, ages 18-25, are provided opportunities to learn basic life skills that assist them with independent living in their own communities. These mothers are offered experiential learning with nutrition, planning, parental nurturing, safe and healthy relationships, leadership, and community building.

Please make check payable to: Nia Imani Family.

1353 North 25th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53205

Belinda Pittman
Executive Director
(414) 933-1633

Serves Milwaukee’s most vulnerable youth by providing housing, therapeutic services, advocacy, street outreach, and basic needs.

Please make check payable to: Pathfinders.

4200 North Holton Street, Suite 400
Milwaukee, WI. 53212

Lauren Domski
Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator 
(414) 988-6870
Mobile (651) 894-4353

Repairers of the Breach
Repairers of the Breach is Greater Milwaukee’s only daytime refuge and resource center for homeless adults 6 days per week. We believe that offering life-saving, life-sustaining, and life-restoring services is key to self-reliability. Our daytime sanctuary is an empowering place where homeless and at-risk men and women can get the resources they need to get back on track. Whether it be food and clothing for the short-term, or education for the long-term, we are here to provide as many resources as we can, and we proudly partner with many other programs to ensure everyone gets the tools they need.

Please make check payable to: Repairers of the Breach.

1335 West Vliet
Milwaukee, WI 53205

Pastor James West 
Executive Director
(414) 302-0711

Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Provides food, clothing, furniture and other items to members of St Mary parish and to other persons of need that live in the Hales Corners area, we provide monthly food to the SVDP Southside meal program, Repairers of the Breach, and to four central city food panties. Please make check payable to: St. Mary SVDP.

Women's Support Centers of Milwaukee
Catholic Pregnancy Center in Milwaukee that helps women and families in crisis with their pregnancies. Many of the clients that the Center serves are living in very difficult circumstances such as abuse, poverty, addictions, mental health issues to name a few, and some have sought attention and love in unhealthy relationships resulting in unplanned pregnancies. The Center listens and learns about their unique situations, affirms them for all the good in their lives, provides truth-based counseling, and assists in encouraging and empowering them to choose life and healthy alternatives. They will also provide hope and facilitate emotional healing of any past or present crises or make referrals as needed.

Please make check payable to: Women’s Support Center of Milwaukee.

2051 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Mary Lee Stephens
Executive Director
(414) 934-8888

 In the pursuit of peace and justice,
we strive to be the compassion
of Christ
as we advocate for and minister to
those in need.

Mission Statement 

 Contact Us

Pam Lownik
Director of Social Concerns & Outreach
(414) 425-2174, ext. 256
mobile - (414) 412-9514