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Each one’s calling contributes to God’s Kin-dom.

Today I am joyfully remembering Fr. Jack Kern, who passed to eternal life on March 15. Fr. Jack was a long-time member of Catholics for Peace and Justice, and served on the Catholics for Peace and Justice Leadership Council for several years. As a leader of CPJ, Fr. Jack often pointed out that our national military spending was directly connected to the lack of resources for the most vulnerable of God’s people, both in the United States and elsewhere.

Fr. Jack’s special calling was parish ministry in the inner city, both in Milwaukee and Racine. His heart stretched to embrace concerns beyond his parish boundaries. His joy, his energy, was evident when he worked with parishioners and neighbors for the common good, from marching for civil rights in the 1960s to parish-assisted neighborhood events in the 2000s.

Fr. Jack’s life, like countless other lives given to service, continues to bless us with his particular focus and his example. Whatever our personal special calling, let us pursue it for the good of all.

Mary Krolikowski

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Pray: Mothers

Reflect: Joy in the Happiness of Others


Pope Francis Quote
I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security.

Pope Francis, Joy of the Gospel # 49

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Participate in this wonderful volunteer opportunity at St. Michael's Parish, 1445 N. 24th Street.  We are looking for tutors to help the adult refugees from Myanmar, the former Burma, in learning English and in preparation for citizenship.
Tutoring would be on a one-on-one basis for one hour once a week.  The day and time are agreed upon by the teacher/tutor and the student.  Easy to follow materials are provided.
If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Deborah Lindberg:  or call 414-906-0458.
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Recurring Events: 

Advocacy that Works
An Online Course with Advocacy Expert Breon Wells. Faith-based communities and grassroots organizations can and should express their values in the public square. We have a responsibility to speak truth to power in strategic ways. Whether you’re dealing with local community needs, statewide or national issues, an effective advocacy strategy depends on credibility and consistency. Join us for four online sessions at noontime on Thursdays in April and May to make yourself a more effective faith-based advocate. Learn more and register here.
  • April 25 | Developing an Agenda
  • May 2 | Leveraging Your Capacity
  • May 9 | Speaking Truth to Power…The Right Way
  • May 16 | Effective Days of Action (Foundations of Demonstration)

Siena Retreat Center - Many opportunities for growth and healing
May Programs
  • May 04 - Bird Watching & Eco-Spirituality
  • May 11 - The Ecological Merton
  • May 18 - Cameras: Contemplative Tools in a Digital Age
  • May 18 - Women for Women
  • May 20 - Meditation and Life Integration
  • May 25 - Christian Spirituality & Contemplative Yoga
Learn more

Conversation on Race: A Talk Worth Having
Bringing people together from across the community to be agents of transformation as we work to dismantle racism. Gatherings occur on the 2nd Tuesdays of each month (dates are set through 6/11/19) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Brown Deer United Methodist Church, 5736 W Brown Deer Rd. Learn more.
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Interfaith Earth Network Faith & Ecology Conversation Series
Moral Ground: a reflective call to ethical action for environmental justice. Every 3rd Tuesday from 7:00-8:30 p.m., Urban Ecology Center Riverside Park, 1500 E Park Place, Milwaukee. 
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Nonviolent Communication Practice Groups (Flyer)
  • Milwaukee Friends Meeting House, Milwaukee, Every Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish, New Berlin, 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, 7:00-8:30 p.m. through May 2019. Learn more.
  • United Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Waukesha, (Two separate groups to choose from!)
    • Tuesday Morning Group, 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, 10:30 a.m. - noon through May 2019. Learn more.
    • Thursday Afternoon Group, 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, 1:00-2:30 p.m. through May 2019. Learn more.

Weekly Prayer for Reconciling and Healing Racism in Our City.
Join us in person at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Fridays at 12:15 p.m. for this 30 minute communal contemplative prayer with the intention of reconciling and healing racism in our city. Feel free to pray privately wherever you are in solidarity with those gathered at the Cathedral if you are not able to join in person. Brought to you by:Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Three Holy Women, Our Lady of Divine Providence, Old St. Mary's, Saints Peter and Paul Human Concerns/Social Justice Commissions, Urban Ministry of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. For more information, please contact: Anne Haines
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Peace Action Wisconsin's Stand for Peace
Every Saturday 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.. Learn more here. Updates on Facebook.
  • May 4: 19Th Wisconsin EARLY TIME-11 AM-11:45 AM, in deference to the the Annual Luncheon of the United Nations Association
  • May 11: 27th & Layton
  • May 18: Hwy 100 & North
  • May 25: Lincoln Memorial & Lafayette Hill

Catholic Social Teaching and the New Green Deal - Apr 30
The Green New Deal is an ambitious, visionary, and for some, controversial Congressional proposal to deal with the urgent climate crisis while simultaneously investing in job creation and advancing social and racial justice.  Do you have questions about how we as people of faith should respond to the Green New Deal? Join us on Tuesday, April 30th at 1:00 pm for this educational webinar to discuss Catholic Social Teaching and The Green New Deal. Learn more and register here.
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Day without Latinx and Immigrants - Drivers Licenses for All! - May 1
On May 1st, tens of thousands of immigrant workers and their families will participate in a Day Without Latinxs & Immigrants general strike and statewide mobilization on the Capitol in Madison to urge the state legislature to restore driver licenses and state ID cards for immigrant families and low-income people in Wisconsin. This means no work, no school, and no buying. The rally at the Capitol begins in Madison at 11am.  Click here to sponsor May 1st or donate to our organizing efforts. Learn more and RSVP here
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175 Alive! - May 4
Join us on May 4, 2019 to commemorate and celebrate the day the first Bishop of Milwaukee, Bishop John Martin Henni, arrived in Milwaukee in 1844. The celebration will start in Pere Marquette Park, then process to the Cathedral for an 11 a.m. Mass. We will continue our celebration in Cathedral Square, as we join together in a fun-filled family day of music, food and games. Learn more. Flyer.
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What has the U.N. Done for us Lately? - May 4
United Nations Association of Greater Milwaukee Annual Global Citizens Awards Luncheon will host keynote speaker, Terence Blackurn and will provide a hot lunch of Middle Eastern food on Saturday, May 4, 11:30 s.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, 631 N. 19th St., Milwaukee. Learn more and print registration form here.
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What Teens Need to Know about Trafficking - May 14
For Middle School & High School Youth and Parents. Guest Speakers: Ammy Myers, Lacy's Hop Project & the Women's Center. Tuesday, May 14, 6:00-7:30 p.m., St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Brookfield.
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15th  Annual Retreat for Members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon - May 17-19
Enjoy this weekend with other members of Alcoholic Anonymous and Al-Anon as we discuss the 12 steps and related topics. Redemptorist Retreat Center 1800 N Timber Trail Lane, Oconomowoc. Register here.
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Ignite Hope Gala - May 18
You can be a part of restoring women's lives. Survivor Jessica Neely and Detective Remington will present. Presentations, buffet, silent auction and live auction, Saturday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Embassy Suites Brookfield, 1200 S. Moorland Rd. Learn more and register here.
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Iftar - May 19
Students of the M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi® School of Islamic Sufism® Center in Franksville, Wisconsin would like to cordially invite you for Iftar, in honor of the Holy month of Ramadan, on Sunday, May 19th from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., 5437 US Hwy. 41, Caledonia.  At this event, you will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with individuals of different faiths, experience Sufi Zekr (music, poetry and chanting of remembrance), followed by the sharing of a complimentary Persian dinner. Learn more and RSVP here. Print 
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We pray you give each mom strength. Help her to see in every mundane task the eternal, cosmic significance that you place on motherhood. Help her to understand that the most radical, world-changing events may be happening anonymously in her home. Help her to forgive those who undermine her significance.  Help us to love all of humanity as a mother loves her child.  For this and your peace on us we pray.

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As for suffering,  I do not wish even the slightest. As for happiness, I am never satisfied.  In this there is no difference between others and me. Bless me so I might take joy in other's happiness.

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