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of the Human Concerns Commission

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, as a place of healing, acts in solidarity with the poor and marginalized, promotes human dignity, and works for justice through direct service, formation, advocacy and systemic change.

The Human Concerns Commission of the Cathedral's Parish Council participates in several outreach ministries. The following are brief descriptions of them. Should you wish detailed information, select the ministry in the menu to the left.

The Open Door Cafe
    Meal Program for neighbors in need; transportation assistance; hygiene kits and socks; Women's Breakfast Club; Feeding America/ Miles For Meals (formerly called Hike for Hunger); Helen Loftus and David Ippolite Christmas Party (in collaboration with St. Vincent de Paul Society, ICC Men's Service Club Thanksgiving Dinner).

Prison Ministry
    This ministry is coordinated by Deacon Tom Hunt.

In addition, the Commission collaborates with these unaffiliated organizations:

St. Vincent de Paul Society (Cathedral/Old St. Mary Conference)
    Food vouchers for homeless and those in need; Badger Care fee funding; Helen Loftus Christmas party (in collaboration with Open Door Cafe).

Riverwest Food Pantry
   
The Cathedral supports the Riverwest Food Pantry. Riverwest Food Pantry has two locations: St. Casimir’s Church hall and Gaenslen School. People living in their neighborhood are eligible for a monthly allocation of food. About a dozen volunteers staff the pantry each week. To volunteer or make a donation, please contact Donna Fletcher at 414/704-6046.

Archdiocesan AIDS Ministry
   This ministry is coordinated by Fr. Mike Hammer.

Eastside Senior Services

JustFaith

The Human Concerns Commission (HCC) membership consists of Cathedral parishioners and the directors of our various outreach ministries. Our main focus is continuing support for these front-line services.
 

 


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