Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Support Ministries

Bereavement and Grief Ministries

Our Lady of Lourdes provides a number of different ministries to support anyone struggling with the loss of a loved one. If you are grieving or would like to help those who are suffering from loss, please consider joining one of these offerings of community and support.


Creative Connections – Homebound Team

This team is comprised of persons interested in developing creative connections between the community of church and our homebound parishioners. The team meets twice a year, for planning and formation.

Upcoming meetings:

September 15, 2015 – 4:00 pm

April 5, 2015 – 4:00 pm

Contact: Nancie Chmielewski……………………………………………… (414) 541-9470, Ext. 13


GASIC (Gay and Straight in Christ)

Gay and Straight in Christ welcomes, supports, and affirms LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) persons, their families and friends, and those who wish to stand in solidarity with them in Christ. This ministry offers a safe environment to share ideas without fear or judgment, to learn about and from each other, to heal doctrinal prejudice, break down stigmas, respect each other and function as community.


Prayer Ministry

Prayer Ministry consists of volunteers who have chosen to serve Jesus and our community by praying for the needs of others. Everyone is invited to join in intercessory prayer for those experiencing difficulties. Members pray in their own homes in their own way.


For information call Rita Klein at (414) 543-2726 or Rose Riedy at (414) 321-7379.


Prayer Shawl Ministry

This is an inspiring movement for interested persons to knit or crochet and pray for others in need. The finished prayer shawls are blessed at a weekend Liturgy and taken to the shawl recipient by a home visitor. The shawl becomes a tangible expression of your prayer and it fosters a greater connection between the community and those in need.

Contact: Tammy Schwichtenberg at (414) 839-3643 or Barbara Ploszay at (414) 321-4493