Each year in January parishioners are given the opportunity to add their signatures to an advertisement in the Waukesha Freeman newspaper sponsored by Wisconsin Right to Life. Sign your name at one of the tables in the Gathering Space before or after mass. Contact Mary Kay Lammers 262-392-9586 for more information.
Baby Bottles for Life: The Women's Care Center in Milwaukee, located across from an abortion clinic, provides counseling, support, and education for women who choose life for their babies. Empty baby bottles are distributed in the parish and returned with donations to support the work of the Women's Care Center.
The Elizabeth Ministry offers hope and healing to women and their families on issues related to childbearing, sexuality, and relationships. Just as Mary and Elizabeth supported each other, some of our fellow parishioners have been trained as Elizabeth Ministers to walk with others who might be struggling with pregnancy issues, adoption, miscarriage, illness or death of a child. Please call if you need someone to talk to or if you know someone who could use support of another who may have gone through the same thing. The Blessing Bouquet in the Gathering Space is an opportunity to ask for prayers for yourself or someone else who may be struggling. Mom to Mom is a group of mothers that support each other with prayer, conversation, and social events; we all learn from each other, in every stage of life. The Elizabeth MInistry also sponsors Friday Flicks for family movie night with fellow members of our parish family; watch the bulletin for upcoming dates.
If you would like more information about this ministry, contact Cathy Treutelaar at 262-210-0833.
Each month, 30+ "baby shower in a bag" layettes are provided to 10 different agencies in Milwaukee and Waukesha who provide assistance to women and children in need. The bags contain sleepers, blankets, towels/wash cloths, bibs, socks, jackets, toys, books, and a personal note of support for the new mother. Many of these new mothers have nothing for their newborns. We support their decision to choose life for their heavenly babies with this ministry.
Parish volunteers search rummage sales, thrift shops, and clearance racks. Donations are always accepted for receiving blankets and onesies (size 0-6 months). Clothing is sorted and matched, washed, folded, and then packed in the Heavenly Baby shopping bag. Parish volunteers deliver the bags to various agencies. If you would like to be part of this ministry, contact Ann Krumrich at 262-968-2716. If you aren't a shopper, you can still participate by praying for the work of our volunteers and offer prayers for the mothers and babies who receive the hope and joy represented in the "baby shower in a bag".