Social Concerns & Outreach

Love of Neighbor


You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”  Mark 12:30-31

St Mary parishioners pray, care and connect in ways that make a difference in our parish, community and world. We strive to be Christ’s hands and feet in order to make a difference in the lives our parish community is privileged to accompany through long standing ministry partners relationships that help us to both serve and be served.

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.  St. Mary Catholic Faith Community is committed to the four dignity of life issues identified below and stands in solidarity with the listed ministry partners.

Dignity of Life      Ministry Partners
Homelessness & Poverty   Franciscan Peacemakers
Racial Healing   Haiti Sister Parish
Respect Life   Nia Imani Family, Inc.
Sex Trafficking   Pathfinders
    Repairers of the Breach
    St. Ben's (Capuchin Community Services) 
    St. Vincent de Paul Society
    Women's Support Center of Milwaukee


Current events

Lenten Outreach 2023
Please consider…

Praying for peace and justice, fasting from judgment, and giving alms to those in need.

Join us in our traditional almsgiving and support our ministry partners. The partners will gratefully accept “most needed” items in the Gathering Space after Masses on the following weekends in Lent:

March 4 - 5. Pathfinders needs: New Men’s/Women’s adult underwear (all sizes), deodorant, large-size body wash, and baby wipes.

March 11 - 12. Nia Imani Family needs: Paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags (small to 30-gallon), laundry detergent, bleach, and cleaning supplies.

March 18 - 19. Repairers of the Breach needs: All sizes of new Men’s/Women’s socks, new Men’s boxers and white T-shirts, new Women’s underwear, shower soap (travel-size), deodorant, toothpaste, and laundry soap.

March 25 - 26. The Women’s Support Center needs: Disposable diapers (sizes 5 and 6), Pull-Ups, onesies and sleepers (sizes 0 to 3), baby hygiene items, pacifiers, receiving blankets in neutral colors.

Palm Sunday: St. Vincent de Paul Society needs: Cold cereal, instant oatmeal, toilet paper, and laundry soap.

Please bring items to the Gathering Space each week. Checks/cash donations are also welcome each week. Please write checks payable to the individual ministry partner organizations that you wish to support (NOT to St. Mary).


Spiritual Adoption

You are invited to spiritually adopt a baby in danger of being aborted by praying for that baby during the nine months of March 25 to December 25, coinciding with the gestation of Jesus in his mother Mary’s womb.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen composed this prayer:

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
I love you very much.
I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby
I have spiritually adopted,
who is in danger of abortion. Amen.

Your prayers can save a life! For more information, contact Mary Forecki of the Respect Life Committee at 414-529-9663.


“40 Days for Life” Vigil

The parish’s Respect Life team invites you to pray at a Planned Parenthood agency located at 435 S. Water Street in Milwaukee on Saturday, March 25 from 11:00 am to Noon and Friday, March 31, from 11:00 am to Noon. Team members will meet one half-hour before each starting time at the church bell tower to carpool. For more information, please contact Chris Warner at or 414-425-0146.



Social Concerns & Outreach Resources

Respect Life Resources
Spiritual Resources
Human Traffic Resources


 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