Those among us who are sick, home-bound, disabled, elderly or who find themselves in personal or family crisis situations are a special concern to St. Mary Mother of God Parish.
Various networks have been established in the parish to address the pastoral needs of our people. Check out the ministries below to learn more about our pastoral ministries & committees. (Listed Alphabetically)
A.D.A.M (Addressing Domestic Abuse Ministry) is an advocacy group that addresses the nature of domestic violence through education, supportive connections, and prayer in collaboration with community resources. The goal of the ministry is to promote healthy relationships in the body of Christ, remaining faithful to the Catholic Church teachings and pastoral directives.
Following the example of Mary and Elizabeth, Elizabeth Ministry Chapters are parish-based efforts to support women and their families during the joys, challenges, and sorrows of the childbearing years. EM members organize the following programs at our parish: Baptismal Hospitality, Mother’s Day Recognition, Rosebud Prayer Program, Marian Memorial Gardening Angels, and the Christmas in July Project.
Grief and Loss Ministry
If you have experienced the death of a loved one, please know that we are there to support you. Please contact Fr. Andrew Linn at [email protected]
If you would like to receive Holy Communion in your home, please contact Fr. Andrew Linn at [email protected] He will arrange a visit with you.
Please let the parish office know if you or a loved one will be hospitalized. Only then can someone from our pastoral staff come to visit. Call the Parish Office (262) 251-0220 or contact us via e-mail at [email protected].
Human Concerns Commision
The Mission of the Human Concerns Commission of St. Mary, Mother of God Parish is to serve their parish family, and the larger community by embracing and practicing the seven principles of the Catholic Social teachings. This commission is supported by the parish with 3% (known as the Heart-to-Heart Fund) of all tithing by parish members and acts as a budgetary group who distributes the funds to support parish ministries, special programs, community partnerships and fund faith-based charities on behalf of our parish community. Learn more.
Karen Refugee Ministry Program
Parishioners are involved in providing support to refugees from Burma through phone, and some home visits. They help them problem solve issues about Social Security, how to purchase a Car/Home, Health Concerns, etc. They distribute Christmas Gifts, and Children’s Clothing. Provided (12) Garden Plots through the Victory Garden Program, and Gift Cards to the needy Families.
Nursing Home or Assisted Living Situations
If your loved one is in an assisted living, retirement center or a nursing home, and you would like someone from the parish to visit, please contact the parish office (262) 251-0220
We have a faithful group of parishioners who regularly pray for the needs of others. If you have a prayer request you would like others to share, please contact our Prayer Network Coordinator Shirley Z. at [email protected].
Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP)
Parishioners come together to grow in spirituality and extend Christ’s love to the less fortunate in our community. Vincentians use the “home visit” to assess financial needs as well as to listen and to pray with individuals needing assistance. Financial assistance includes help with rent, utilities, furniture, household items, food, gas and community resources. The conference can share a wealth of other local resources that families can take advantage of. The conference supports the Waukesha SVDP Council with additional programs including a jail ministry and the Getting Ahead Program, a personal growth and mentoring program to help our neighbors establish personal goals. St. Mary and St. Bernadette parishes of Milwaukee have partnered in the collection and distribution of used furniture. St. Mary has provided financial contributions and sheet sets to St. Bernadette SVDP as they primarily provide household items, furniture, and beds to needy families on the Northwest side of Milwaukee.
The conference sponsors several annual events including:
1. “The Giving Tree” event which includes Christmas gifts to St Vincent de Paul and Karin families, and Christmas toys to the Bruce Guadalupe School.
2. Truck Collection - Clothing and Household goods are collected for the Waukesha SVDP Store to support their outreach efforts.
3. Back to School Program (supported by the SVDP Council) – Providing backpacks with school supplies and a gift card for shoes to local families in Menomonee Falls.