This year with the COVID-19 crisis, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee saw that the greatest need within our local communities had changed and required a new response.
As the crisis grew, and surgical and N95 masks became harder to come by, it was clear that an alternative was needed and that’s when all across the archdiocese, people began to step up.
Catholic Charities’ mission remains the same in addressing the needs of the most vulnerable in our community; however, they are shifting gears to respond to those most impacted by COVID-19.
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee and Saint Francis de Sales agreed to a partnership with the city of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County to house individuals facing housing instability who are symptomatic and who face the greatest risk from COVID-19 in a temporary shelter at Clare Hall on the campus of Saint Francis de Sales Seminary.
For the guests served by meal programs and direct service ministries throughout the archdiocese, anxiety over access to food and basic amenities isn’t anything new.
A group of Our Lady of the Lakes (OLL) parishioners in Random Lake began meeting about six months ago to form a Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVdP) Conference.
Thirty-three Kenosha St Joseph Catholic Academy seniors and 10 chaperones, as well as theology teacher Fr. Todd Belardi, traveled to the Dominican Republic from Jan. 5-11.