Outreach Services Team
St. Charles Outreach Services Team ministers to both local Wisconsin communities and abroad, organizing events and programs that bring together volunteers of all ages to engage in projects that better the living, learning, and general condition of all! Through events such as the monthly Bread of Life Community Meal, the seasonal gift and clothing drives, and grander projects such as funding and building a new chapel for the church community of La Sagrada Familia in the Dominican Republic, there are many ways to become involved. For more information about specific events or to become involved, please contact Terri Blazek, Outreach Services Team Chairperson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-367-7608.
Opportunities to become involved as a volunteer to help those of the St. Charles Parish community include becoming involved in ministries such as the Meals to the Homebound, the Hospitality Ministry, or by volunteering at seasonal church events such as Fall Fest. For more information about service opportunities at St. Charles Parish, please call the Parish Office at 262-367-0800.
Outreach Services Team - Monthly Meeting
Come join our team as we discuss upcoming events and activities. Get an understanding of what it is like to become involved in the preparation behind our many volunteer opportunities. Offer your services or just come to learn more about each activity. They are held on a Monday evening once a month.
9/20/21 at 7 pm in person, St. Charles Parish Conference Room
Hope Center Lunch Program
Located in downtown City of Waukesha, the Hope Center serves meals to those barely getting by with little or no income. Some attendees are homeless and are out on the street or in a shelter. Monthly our Outreach Group serves and cleans up after a dinner meal from 5-6:30 pm. If you would like to assist please register below. The Hope Center is located at, 502 N. East Ave., Waukesha.
10/13/21, 5 - 6:30 pm
St. Anthony's Food Pantry
Come and join us in the packing and distributing of food to families of our Sister School, St. Anthony's, on the south side of Milwaukee. Once a week we will visit and bring along donations for their pantry.
If you wish to donate, however are not able to join us, we will accept drop offs the day of the event 15 minutes prior to our departure. See the following link for more information and to register.
St. Anthony's Food Pantry Registration - September
Rosemary's Mission - Men's Shelter Meals
During the Corona Virus Outbreak, there is a much greater need of assistance. We have increased our partnership role with this program serving men who are homeless in the Waukesha County area.
Mentorship Workshop Meal
We need volunteers and food donations to prepare a meal for 30-40 individuals looking to better their positions in life. We provide the meal and have the opportunity to meet the participants as we dine with them during their evening workshop held in downtown Waukesha.
St. Charles is hosting an informational seminar about poverty that is a great introduction for anyone volunteering to help those in need. The seminar is run by the Getting Ahead ministry from St. Vincent de Paul, Waukesha who run the program for which we share the Mentorship meal. See the brochure for additional information.
Getting Ahead Mentorship Meal
Bread of Life Meal - Monthly Community Meal at St. Charles
Once a month, St. Charles Parish is the host for a free community meal for seniors and others. Volunteers are needed to greet people as they enter, serve refreshments, wash dishes, set-up and tear-down the event.
The Bread of Life Community Meals will restart again in October 2021.
Times: various times and duties from 3:30-7 pm.
Brat Shack Fundraiser at Piggly Wiggly
The fundraiser was held on August 7th this year. We served brats, burgers and hot dogs as well as a baked goods. All sales went to help purchase supplies for our many Outreach activities. This is an annual activity. Stay tuned for our next event in spring of 2022.
Communion Clothing Drives for St. Anthony's School - 9th and Mitchell
Thank You from St. Anthony's School in Milwaukee
Many thanks to the parishioners who donated communion clothing to students and families of our Sister School, St. Anthony's in Milwaukee. The St. Charles Outreach Services Team sponsored the clothing drive and as always our parish responded! A total of 17 girl's dresses, assorted veils and gloves, along with 7 boy's suit coats, a variety of boy's pants, dress shirts, vests, ties, caps and shoes were given to St. Anthony's. A special thank you to the people who purchased 5 new dresses to pass along. And thank you for making the day very special for these children.
Ronald McDonald House Lunch-to-go Program
Our meals program has been cancelled at this time. If you wish to support this organization they suggested grocery store gift cards are helpful. Purchase from our Scrip program and St. Charles earns a portion of your purchase too. Please send them to our St. Charles Outreach Coordinator for this program and she will get them to Ronald McDonald House.
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Outreach Services Team will be responsible for Doughnut Sunday, May 3 & 17 after all the Sunday morning Masses. We will be responsible for serving the coffee, juice and donuts and clean up. It is also a great time to spread the word about our wonderful Outreach group to encourage others to join!
Summer Lunch Meals
The Summer Lunch Program is supported by St. Vincent de Paul conferences during the summer for children in Saratoga Park, located in the Saratoga Elementary School District, who participate in the Waukesha School District's free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs during the school year. This program was created to provide a nutritious meal for children in this area of the city during the summer months when these programs are not available.
We will be providing the lunches, taking them to Waukesha and distributing them to children and parents Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the week of July 19th. Food items needed for the lunches can be dropped off at St. Charles on Sat., July 10 at 9:30 am on Circle Dr. by the Borromeo Room entrance.
The Outreach Services Team have been involved with this worthwhile and fun activity for a couple of years. We are excited to join in again and help by providing the lunches, taking them to Waukesha and distributing them to children and parents Monday - Friday the third week of July. The place is Waukesha Stem Academy Saratoga Park Campus, 130 Walton Ave (enter the parking lot from College Ave). We will carpool from St. Charles to the park at 11 am and return by 1:30. If you would like to help make sandwiches and other items for these lunches, or assist in distributing them, a link to register will be posted as we draw near the date. Any questions please contact Terri at 262-367-7608.
Date: 7/19/21 - 7/23/21
FallFest Raffle Tickets
Outreach Services Team will be helping with Fall Fest by selling and collecting raffle tickets after all the Masses every weekend now through Aug. 31 & Sept. 1. Sign up if interested in helping!
FallFest - Serving as a group
Each year we volunteer as a team to help our parish as volunteers during FallFest. We serve food in the food tent, offer free samples from our cookbook recipes to sell cookbooks, and other activities If you would like to work with us as a group, please signup here instead of the parish's main volunteer registration site.
Archdiocesan 175th Anniversary
The Outreach Team appreciates all who donated products for the Archdiocesan 175th Anniversary Care Bundles project, as well as helped to assemble them Monday night. We had 3 carloads of product! And we had over a dozen parishioners join in the bundling event at St. Jerome's. We can not put into words how amazed and humbled we are at the efforts from the many St. Charles parishioners who went shopping for these items. The bundles were delivered to Catholic Charities Tuesday morning for distribution to their clients. Thank you so very much!
Flu Vaccinations at St. Charles
Outreach Services Team are working with Hartland's own Hometown Pharmacy (downtown Hartland) to bring flu vaccinations to St. Charles on Thursday, Oct. 24th from 4 pm to 7 pm. Hometown Pharmacy will conduct the vaccination and process the insurance paperwork. Recipients are asked to bring along their insurance or medicare cards to process the payment.
Charities Weekend Sale
After all Masses the last weekend of the month, we need volunteers to sell our parish cookbooks and new gift items made by the sewing cooperative of ladies in the Dominican Republic at our International sister parish of La Sagrada Familia. Purses, aprons, cosmetic bags and more make the perfect Christmas gifts.