Catholic Charities will offer four Lenten Luncheons this season to honor Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki’s Treasures of the Church. The Treasures of the Church Award was established to recognize those individuals, organizations and religious communities/societies who exemplify the true treasures of the Church in their steadfast commitment and response to the poor in our community.

The Lenten Luncheons have become an annual event that benefits the programs and services of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Inspired by Christ’s call to serve, the mission of Catholic Charities is to provide service to those most in need, advocate for justice and to call upon others to do the same.

Catholic Charities is celebrating 100 years of service in 2020. This event is a time to come together for prayer, fellowship and honoring the award recipients while enjoying a simple lunch of soup, salad and bread.

Make your Lent special by attending one of Archbishop Listecki’s Annual Lenten Luncheons and meet this year’s award recipients:

Wednesday, March 18 – Lake Country Lenten Luncheon hosted by St. Anthony on the Lake in Pewaukee

Individual Recipient – Kay Redmond
Corporate Recipient – Faith Coalition Against Sex Trafficking Waukesha County
Religious Society Recipient – The Redemptorists – Denver Province

Monday, March 23 – Sheboygan/Fond du Lac Lenten Luncheon hosted by St. Dominic in Sheboygan

Individual Recipient – Frank G. and Frieda K. Brotz Family Foundation
Corporate Recipient – Holyland Food Pantry, Inc.
Religious Society Recipient – Hospital Sisters of St. Francis

Tuesday, March 31 — Greater Milwaukee Lenten Luncheon hosted by Saint Francis de Sales Seminary in St. Francis

Individual Recipient – Ann and Christopher Swain
Corporate Recipient – Husch Blackwell, LLP
Religious Society Recipient – Saint Francis de Sales Seminary

Thursday, April 2 – Tri-County South Lenten Luncheon hosted by Bristol Oaks Golf Club in Kenosha

Individual Recipient – Pauline McTernan
Corporate Recipient – Shalom Center
Religious Society Recipient – Father Michael Newman

All luncheons are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seating is limited, so register online at or call Jay Sugar at 414-769-3543 for more information.