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 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 in St. Charles Parish, refer to the Stewardship under Serve Christ.
Brat Shack Fundraiser at Piggly Wiggly
The fundraiser will be held June 29th. We will be serving brats, burgers and hot dogs as well as a baked goods. All sales will go to help purchase supplies for our many Outreach activities.
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.
Monday: 7/15/19, 7 – 8:15 pm
Location: Conference Room, St. Charles Parish
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.
Thursday 6/27/19 in the Borromeo Room, St. Charles
Times: various times and duties from 3:30-7 pm.
Men's Shelter Meals
One of our newest Outreach programs is to provide meals to those men who are homeless in the Waukesha County area. The Siena House is a men's shelter offering them a hot meal, shower and a place to sleep. Sunday afternoon's we visit to prepare the evening meal and "lunches to go". These bag lunches are available to take as they head out daily to seek assistance and redirect their lives in a positive direction. If you would like to donate meal items please register below soon.
7/1/19 and 7/15/19
Mentorship Workshop Meal
We need volunteers and food donations to prepare a meal for 40-50 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. he next meal will be in fall. Please check back at that time to join us!
Communion Clothing Drive for St. Anthony’s School – 9th and Mitchell
The Outreach Services Team will be collecting communion clothing after all masses for the next two weekends. Ten to fifteen minutes is all we need to gather dresses, veils, boys shirts, pants and accessories. We will be collecting again during February/March of 2020.
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. With the need so great during the winter time, in addition to their evening meals, this facility also shares breakfast and lunches on Saturdays. Monthly our Outreach Group prepares, serves and cleans up after a lunch meal. If you would like to assist please register below. We can carpool from St. Charles Parish from 10am to 1:30 pm. Or you are welcome to drive directly to the Hope Center, 502 N. East Ave., Waukesha by 10:30 am. Children under 14 years of age need to be supervised by a parent.
Will return in Winter of 2019/2020
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 Mother's Day gifts. We will be selling items again in late fall 2019.
Ronald McDonald House Lunch-to-go Program
A small group of teens and our Outreach Services team are making Lunch-to-go for 50 people Saturday at the Ronald McDonald House 8948 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee. If you would like to help supply the food for making these meals, and/or help prepare the meals at the facility, please register below. Deliver items to the Borromeo Room kitchen or cooler by 10 am Saturday morning. Thank you for your assistance in helping out these families with children receiving treatment at Children's hospital. Please contact Julie Heyrman at 414-333-1636 with any questions. We will be visiting again in fall of 2019.