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 jtblazek@wi.rr.com 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.


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. Church of the Resurrection will be providing, making and serving the April meal. The main dish will be ham.

Times: various times and duties from 3:30-7 pm.

May 23rd Sign up


Outreach Services Team 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 quarterly. Contact humanconcerns@stcharleshartland.org to be included in the meeting.

The next meeting is on May 13, 2024 at 7 pm in the Conference Room.
Everyone is welcome to join us for the meeting.


Rosemary's Mission -  Shelter Meals

We have increased our partnership role with this program serving men, women and families who are homeless in the Waukesha County area.

We prepare meals for 2 shelter locations in the City of Waukesha; Juno & Siena Houses. Please help by donating meal items. Drop them off in the Borromeo Room kitchen before or after mass on Saturday or Sunday. Go to the following link for information.

Meal delivery drivers needed.  Mondays and Fridays with some flexibility.  And/or if you are interested in providing a meal in a 13 x 9 pan for the shelters, please call Ann Hansen at 920-763-4773.

Rosemary's Mission May 25th - Sign up coming soon


Jim Luther New Hope Center (Formerly St. Anthony's Food Pantry)

Come and join us in the 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.

See the following link for more information and to register.

Donations of any of the following appreciated - Boys Pull-ups 4-5T, Toilet paper, Tissues (80-100 ct. size), toothbrushes (adult & children), used suitcases that roll, Maxi and regular women's Pads.
Deliver to our vehicle parked in the
St. Charles Church east parking lot.

Look for Terri Blazek near her car.
between 9:15 - 9:30 am on 4/30 for this month.
Food Pantry Donations & Volunteer Hours Registration - May


Hope Center Meal 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 meal. If you would like to assist please register below. The Hope Center is located at, 502 N. East Ave., Waukesha.

May 8th sign up


Mentorship Workshop Meal

Getting Ahead is a Mentorship program spearheaded by the St. Vincent de Paul - Waukesha Council. These 16 week programs are designed to encourage people to move themselves forward in life in a positive direction. We are one of the various organizations who assist by preparing a meal for one of the workshops. This is made the day of their workshop in the Borromeo Room kitchen. Help is needed in the kitchen to prepare these "to go" boxed type of meals.

Mentorship Workshop Meal - April 16, 2024


Brat Shack Fundraiser at Piggly Wiggly

We serve brats, burgers and hot dogs as well as a baked goods at the Piggly Wiggly Brat Shack to raise funds. All profits went to help purchase supplies for our many Outreach activities. This is an annual activity and we welcome all to volunteer to help cook, serve, make baked goods, set-up or clean-up and tear down. 

April 20, 2024 - Register here


Fellowship Weekend (formerly Donut Sunday)

Outreach Services Team will be hosting the Fellowship Weekend, November 4th & 5th after all the 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!

Volunteer sign up - 11/4 & 11/5



Communion & Prom Clothing Drives for St. Anthony's School - 9th and Mitchell

MARCH 18 & 19
Our Outreach Services Team is collecting gently-used First Communion and Prom clothing to help make these days extra special for the students at our sister parish St. Anthony's in Milwaukee. All sizes and lengths are welcome. A clothing rack will be in the church narthex the weekend of March 18 & 19 for you to hang your clothing donations before/after all Masses.



Thank You for Supporting Our Mission Chapel

The words, "Thank you" can not fully convey the message from Fr. Javier Guativa regarding the welcome given him during his recent visit. Speaking about our Parish's Mission Chapel, Our Lady of Lourdes in the Dominican Republic, he hoped he conveyed what life is like for our fellow parishioners. As Fr. Ken stated, we should not only build a new church here in Hartland we should also build one for those without one. Through our financial support, the villagers of Canada de Piedra, not only have a place for worship, it also serves as a meeting place for religious events, educational gatherings and a refuge from storms (it has already been a shelter during 2 recent hurricanes).

St. Charles' Outreach Services Team, who sponsored this event, will continue as our connection to them and will communicate future updates. An upcoming mission trip to include our parishioners and teen groups is in the planning. In addition to this ministry, the Outreach Services Team serves those in need in and around our community. As well as coordinating our support of our partner school, St. Anthony's School on the south side of Milwaukee.

If you wish to know more about this Team and their activities, please contact Terri Blazek at 262-367-7608 or jtblazek@wi.rr.com.

Keep the people in our mission parish in your daily prayers. See the prayer in the upper right of this webpage inside the yellow box.



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.

Julie Heyrman
N61 W27293 Trappers Run
Sussex, WI 53089


Bread of Life Meal Vaccinations Offered September 28th

During the Bread of Life meal this month, come and get vaccinated for the upcoming season. Once again Hartland's own, Hometown Pharmacy, will be at St. Charles in the Borromeo Room from 4-6:30 pm on Thursday evening. The Flu and possibly the current Covid-19 vaccines will be available. If the pharmacy receives the newly approved Covid-19 vaccines in time they will have them available. Bring along your insurance, Covid19 Vaccination and/or medicare cards.


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!


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.


Summer Lunch Meals

The Summer Lunch Program is supported by St. Vincent de Paul conferences during the summer for children 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. If you wish to donate food items for the meals or help in making and serving them, stay tuned for more information.

The Outreach Services Team have been involved with this worthwhile and fun activity for a couple of years. If you would like to help make sandwiches and other items for these lunches, or assist in distributing them click on link below. Any questions please contact Terri at 262-367-7608.

Summer Lunch - 7/24 - 7/28

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