Human Concerns Overview
We strive to meet the needs of our parishioners who seek assistance when experiencing life’s hardships. We will coordinate with our parish and community-based resources to respond with care. We are only coordinators in this effort, connecting those in need with the resources we have available.
In addition, we work to help meet critical needs in our extended community through collections, volunteers, and donations.
We are grateful to our parishioners who generously donate their time, talent, and financial support to assist those in need.
Human Concerns Committee
This parish-wide committee encompasses representatives from all Human Concerns ministries and members of the parish at large. They coordinate volunteers and determine financial assistance of our parish in the broader community.
In a collaborative effort to help save lives, St. Francis Borgia and St. Joseph parishes periodically sponsor American Red Cross blood drives, held in the St. Francis Borgia church hall. Announcements are made in the bulletin and on the Volunteer page of the website.
House of Peace Christmas Brunch
Every December, our youth travel to Milwaukee to bring a bit of Christmas cheer to the inner city. A delicious meal is served and presents are given to all, thanks to the generosity of our parishioners. Volunteers are needed to help with the fundraiser in the fall, solicit and wrap gifts, provide food for the event, and serve at the event. Watch the Volunteer page of the website in fall each year for ways to help.
Inner City Ministry
The Inner City Ministry helps the poor and homeless in Milwaukee, especially through shelters such as Repairers of the Breach, House of Peace and MacCannon Brown Homeless Sanctuary. Read more…
We tend to the spiritual needs of our parishioners who are elderly and homebound and distribute Communion to them. We keep contact with these parishioners; in a sense we become their advocate to the parish. The time commitment is one hour per week.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a network of friends, inspired by the gospel values, growing in holiness and building a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need. Read more…