Human Concerns Committee
Where and How Christ King Gives
On behalf of our parish community, the Christ King Human Concerns Committee (HCC) responds to Jesus’ command to love our neighbor as ourselves by working for the common good.
Through several sub-committees and many dedicated volunteers, the HCC seeks to support those in need within our parish and throughout the greater Milwaukee community. Our focus is to alleviate hunger, homelessness, illiteracy, loneliness, and other forms of suffering. This is done through our Care Ministries (Bereavement, Shepherd and Prayer Shawl Ministries, birthday cards to parish seniors, get well and sympathy cards, funeral receptions, Ministry of Praise, and Women’s Prayer Circle), Alcohol & Drug Awareness, and Parish Library; our support of Greater Tosa Interfaith, Habitat for Humanity, and St. Vincent de Paul Meal Programs; and through our seasonal outreach projects (back-to-school drive, food drives, spring & fall clothing drives, Christmas Giving Tree, Lenten CRS rice bowl drive, and Mother’s Day rose sale to support Wisconsin Right to Life).
In addition to giving of self, our parish community – through your stewardship and additional donations – also provides financial support to worthy groups and organizations within our parish, the greater Milwaukee community, and agencies that address an international need. Beneficiaries of this support are primarily the elderly; individuals and families who are hungry, homeless, or are lacking basic necessities; those who have physical, mental, or emotional challenges; and agencies that provide pro-life education and/or ongoing support to pregnant women.
The HCC reviews information regarding each considered organization before a determination is made on how committee funds will be allocated. Following is a list of those groups that received a disbursement from the committee this past fiscal year (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019):
- Benedict Center
- Catholic Charities
- Wisconsin Right to Life
- Casa Romero
- Catholic Relief Services
- Life Navigators
- Notre Dame School of Milwaukee
- School Sisters of Notre Dame
- Women’s Support Center of Milwaukee, Inc.
- Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
- Open Door Café
- House of Peace
- MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary
- St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care
- St. Vincent de Paul – Christ King Chapter
- St. Vincent de Paul – Main Organization
- School Sisters of St. Francis
- Pro-Life Wisconsin
- Dominican Center for Women, Inc.
- Greater Milwaukee Free Clinic
- Milwaukee Rescue Mission
- Franciscan Peacemakers – Clare Community
- Literacy Services of Wisconsin
- The Guest House
- Women’s Care Center
- Hunger Task Force
- CRS Rice Bowl
- Urban Initiative of Milwaukee Archdiocese
- Marquette for Life
- Greater Tosa Interfaith
- Habitat for Humanity
- Tosa Trio Summer Youth Mission
A binder with information on past beneficiary organizations is available for review in the Parish Library. If you have any questions or would like more information about the work of the Human Concerns Committee, please call Chair Maureen Stern at 414-698-8056 or send her an EMAIL.
Thank you for your continued support through the giving of your time, talent, and treasure to our parish and to the ministries of the HCC.
Christ King Human Concerns Committee
- Very Rev Phillip Bogacki Pastor
- Rev Will Arnold Asc. Pastor
- Maureen Stern Chair
- Cindy Chovanec Secretary
- Tom Heller Treasurer
- Linda Bardele Parish Giving
- Tom Schroeder L Past. Coun.
- Judy O'Connell SVDP
- Pat Krolikowski Care Ministries
- Z Schaefer Care Ministries
- Pat Krolikowski Bereavement/ Funeral Recptns
- Pat Krolikowski Get Well Cards
- Z Schaefer Ministry of Praise
- Z Schaefer Women Prayer Circle
- OPEN Greater Tosa Interfaith
- OPEN Mums Sale
- Ken Kloser Habitat for Humanity
- OPEN Social Justice/Ed Nwsltr
- Carol Bannen Parish Library
- Julie Wendelberger Meal Program
- Cindy Chovanec School Drive
- Judy Maret Food Drives
- Mary Sermersheim Clothing Drives
- Julie Frank Clothing Drives
- Sue Schmitt Advent Giving Trees
- Sue Schmitt Rice Bowl
- Amy Grau Rose Sale
- Members at Large: Mary Bartkowski
Please consider donating to Christ King’s summer food drive which runs for three weekends beginning July 13-14
through July 27-28. All of our donations go to the Tosa Community Food Pantry, housed at St. Bernard's and stays in our area to benefit those in need. Always in demand are healthy foods such as tuna, canned chicken, low sodium vegetables and low-sugar fruits, as well as whole grain pasta, pancake mix and syrup. Thank you for your continued generosity!
Communion or Pastoral Visit for the Homebound or those in Assisted or Independent Living
Are you or someone you know in need of having Communion brought to your home or living facility? We have Parishioners who are able and willing to provide this ministry. We also have a Deacon-in-training willing to make pastoral visits to you or any parishioner in need. Please EMAIL or call the Parish Office at 414-258-2604 if you or someone you know would like either of these ministries.
If you are passionate about global justice and feel the call to be in solidarity with the world’s poor, becoming a Christ King CRS Parish Ambassador might just be what you are looking for!Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching as we act to:PROMOTE HUMAN DEVELOPMENTby responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies; and,SERVE CATHOLICS IN THE UNITED STATESas they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world. As part of the universal mission of the Catholic Church, we work with local, national and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality.Catholics across the country are hungering for new ways to live their faith - to encounter and respond to suffering people around the world. These disciples of Christ seek to put into practice the teachings of the Church by breaking through what Pope Francis calls the “globalization of indifference.” And they want to inspire their parish communities to act on our faith by caring for people in need.For 75 years, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has been providing expertise and compassion to the very poorest of our brothers and sisters in more than 100 countries.Christ King CRS Parish Ambassadors are active parishioners with a passion for global solidarity who help strengthen the parish's outreach ministry by organizing three global discipleship activities per year in our parish. There are substantial resources and support from CRS to assist with these efforts.If you are interested in learning more about this global initiative please contact Luigi and Sue Schmitt 414-778-0405 or EMAIL.