Catholic Community of Waukesha

Better Together

Citywide Events

Events found on this page are either sponsored by the four parishes of the Catholic Community of Waukesha or are considered to be a citywide event, offered by other organizations, that parishioners from any parish are welcome to attend.


Saint Vincent de Paul St. William Conference and Catholic Financial Life Chapter 40 are partnering to help raise money for the poor with three upcoming events.

  • Saturday, September 26 - The Walk for the Poor will take place at St. William Parish, 440 N. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. with the walk beginning at 11:00 a.m. It is a two mile walk with free lunch afterwards donated by Catholic Financial Chapter 40.
  • Wednesday, Septmeber 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., the Buffalo Wild Wings at 1180 W. Sunset Drive, will donate 10 percent of net sales to Saint Vincent de Paul St. William Conference. The restaurant requires attendees to bring in a ticket for proceeds to go to SVDP. Tickets are available at St. William Parish Office, 440 N. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha or contact Tammy at tammycatholicfinancial@ to receive one via email.

Christian Spirituality: What is it? How can we make it work for us? with Mary Ann Noe

     Monday, September 28 - October 19, 6:30 p.m. at St. William Parish in Vercelli House and

     Thursday, October 1 - October 22, 9:15 a.m. at St. John Neumann Parish in Neumann Hall

Christian spirituality animates and deepens a life of faith. Over the centuries, four leaders emerged as the most influential in the realm of spirituality:  Augustine of Hippo, Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas and Ignatius Loyola. Each offers a unique approach to prayer and thought. Come and learn about these four great teachers, and how we can apply some of what they offer to our own lives. Come animate your faith life! These are four stand-alone sessions which means you are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. Register with Mary Thiel, St. William Adult & Family Ministry Office at 262-547-2763 ext 210 or email Click here for a flyer with further information.

Hope Center's 5th Annual Run/Walk - Saturday, October 3 at Frame Park

Come join us for a morning at beautiful Frame Park in Waukesha on Saturday, October 3 for Hope Center’s 5th Annual Run/Walk. After the race, stay and enjoy the 1/2 mile Kids Fun Run followed by music, food, raffle, and an awards ceremony.  Awards will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female overall winners of the 5k Run. All children who participate in the 1/2 mile Kids Fun Run will receive wristbands.  Friendly the Eagle be there to start the Kids Race! Sign up a team! Get your own team logo on the back of your shirts (Additional costs may apply). For every TEAM that raises over $500 will get their logo for free. Raise money! For everyone that raises $100+ individually with get a Hope Center Run/Walk wristband! Sign up today!


No Soup with Substance - Tuesday, October 6, 7:15 p.m. in the Parish Hall

     Topic: Science and Faith presented by Fr. José Nieto

How would you reconcile your faith with all the scientific knowledge we have acquired today? Is science opposed to the fundamental principles of our faith? Then how does science and faith relate to each other? Come join Fr. José as he answers these questions and more, after Mass on Tuesday, October 6th in the Parish Hall. For more information or to register, contact Mary Thiel, St. William Adult & Family Ministry at St. William Parish at 262-547-2763 ext 210 or email at Click here for a flyer with further information.

Memorial Mass for Msgr. Augustus F. Gearhard - Saturday, October 10 at St. Joseph Church

The parish community of Saint Joseph Catholic Church invites you to a memorial Holy Eucharist for Msgr. Augustus Gearhard on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. at Saint Joseph Church (818 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI). Mass will be celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Richard Sklba. Msgr. Gearhard’s chalices will be rededicated during this Mass, and participants will be able to see a display of pictures, articles and artifacts related to Msgr. Gearhard before and after Mass. Msgr. Gearhard (April 18, 1893 – March 19, 1975) was a Brigadier General in the United States Air Force and a Roman Catholic priest. He was a Pastor of Saint Joseph Parish, Waukesha, from 1953 to 1971. Come and celebrate the fruitful ministry of Waukesha’s Msgr. Gearhard! For more information, please, call (262) 542-2585, Ext. 100.

Grief Support Group - Wednesday, October 21 - November 18 in Vercelli House

For those grieving the loss of a loved one. Some of the topics covered are: Living with Grief, The Journey of Grief, and The Effects of Grief. For more information about the group or to register please contact: Mary Thiel, Adult & Family Ministry at St. William  262-547-2763 ext. 210 e-mail thielm@tds. net or Janet Yahnke at St. John Neumann at 262-549-0223 ext. 116

Klinke Cleaners Coat Collection - September 14 - October 10, All Waukesha Locations

Klinke Cleaners will be collecting winter coats at all their Waukesha locations between September 14, 2015 and October 10, 2015. Klinke Cleaners will clean and deliver the coats to Hope Center for distribution to children in need who visit the Hope Center clothing shop. Please consider donating all those coats and jackets just hanging in your closets. We will put them to good use.
Volunteer Drivers Needed
Volunteer drivers are needed to help deliver a hot meal to homebound seniors living in the Waukesha area. Drivers use their own vehicles but are reimbursed for their gas mileage. Meals are picked up at the Waukesha Health and Human Services Building on Riverview Avenue. Help out once a week or twice a month from 11:00 am -12:30 pm. If interested, call the ADRC at 262-548-7829 or visit the website and click the volunteer tab,

Cup O’ Joe for the Soul - After Monday Morning Mass at St. William Parish

We invite everyone to St. William Parish Conference Room for a cup of coffee and to share in a conversation of faith. Every Monday we will come together to share in some small faith group conversation as a way to get our week started off grounded in the word of God. Contact Cindy Bergland in Adult and Family Ministry at St. William Parish for more information 262-547-2763 ext. 213 or berglandc@tds.netClick here for further information.

Moms' Group - Thursday Mornings, September thru May, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

This women's group gets together to read, discuss and pray using a variety of materials. The group offers members support, care and faith companionship. Click here for flyer with meeting dates.

A Bible Study for Young Adult Men - Meets every Wednesday evening 

A Bible Study for Young Adult men, sponsored by St. William Youth Ministry, meets every Wednesday evening in Waukesha. The group is targeted to Catholic men, ages 20-35, and it meets at Bryan Hermsen's apartment near downtown Waukesha. The structure includes Scripture, Catechism, Current Events, and social and service activities. Email Bryan at for more information, or join the Facebook group "Waukesha Young Adult Bible Study."