Catholic Community of Waukesha

Citywide Events

Great Adventure Bible Study - Wisdom: God's Vision for Life

The Great Adventure Bible Study (GABS) will return for another session on Wisdom: God's Vision for Life, beginning Thursday, January 11 at 7:00 p.m. or Saturday, January 13 at 6:30 p.m. in St. John Neumann Hall.

Bible Basics for Beginners - Tuesday, January 16 & 23, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.; St. Mary Community Room or Wednesday, January 17 & 24, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.; St. John Neuman Hall

Subjects include origins and arrangement of the Bible, how to use footnotes, commentaries and othe Bible study tools, and a look at Catholic approaches to interpreting and applying it to everyday life. Please bring a Bible if you have one; otherwise, a supply will be on hand. Event presenter is Jim Gill, Adult & Family Ministry Coordinator. Contact Mary Thiel, Adult & Family Ministry Associate, at 262-547-6555 ext 1362 or email by January 14 to register.

Ecumenical "Doors Open" - Sunday, January 21; 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The Church Unity Octave was first observed in January, 1908. Celebrated in the chapel of a small Atonement Franciscan Convent of the Protestant Episcopal Church, on a remote hillside fifty miles from New York City, this new prayer movement caught the imagination of others beyond the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Atonement to become an energetic movement that gradually blossomed into a worldwide observance involving many nations and millions of people.

Known today as the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, it will take place January 18 – 25.  Here in Waukesha, six downtown churches will open their doors to welcome visitors on Sunday, January 21 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., giving you the opportunity to see their house of worship and learn a little about their beliefs and practices. You can begin your self-guided tour at any one of the sites where you will be provided with a tour guide. Church members will be on hand to welcome you and answer questions. Click here for a flyer with more information.

Music as Therapy - Wednesday, January 24; St. William Parish Hall

Join us as Mary Ultschig plays samples of how music is used for therapy. She will answer questions about the harp and how it is used for therapeutic music in care facilities and at home. Dessert and coffee will be served so registrations is needed. Contact Mary Thiel, Adult & Family Ministry Associate, at 262-547-6555 ext 1362 or email no later than 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 22. (Snow date for event will be January 31st)

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

A Bible Study for Young Adult men of the Catholic Community of Waukesha, 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 house near St. William Parish. The structure includes Scripture, Catechism, Current Events, and social and service activities. Email Bryan at for more information, visit them online at, or join the Facebook group "Brothers of Faith."