Youth Formation

Youth Formation

Catholic East Elementary School

The mission of Catholic East Elementary School, a richly diverse Catholic community, is to pursue academic excellence, nurture strong moral development and foster lifelong learning through living out the Gospel values. Catholic East is the parish school of Old Saint Mary, Our Lady of Divine Providence, Saints Peter and Paul, Three Holy Women, and the Cathedral of Saint John. The 2nd-8th grade campus is located at Saints Peter and Paul and the K3-1st grade campus is located at Three Holy Women-Holy Rosary. For more information call 414-964-1770 or visit

Children’s Choir

The Three Holy Women Parish Children’s Choir is looking for additional singers! Children ages 6-12 from any parish are welcome to join us. We sing about once per month and practice on Thursday evenings 6:30-7:30 pm. We practice 3 or 4 times, sing at a Mass, and then take a few weeks off – and then start up again! It’s an easy, fun and important service that children can take on in their church community. Fun, prayer, making music and laughter are a big part of our choir curriculum, so don’t miss out!

Contact Mary Robertson, Director of Liturgy and Music at Three Holy Women, at or 414-271-6577.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade are invited to a special liturgy during our Sunday 9:00 am Mass in late September-May. Children attend Mass with their parents, but are called forward by the priest before the First Reading and dismissed to go downstairs with adult prayer leaders for a child-focused liturgy. Children hear the Scripture readings, discuss them in an interactive, child-friendly way, and pray together before rejoining their parents for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Adults who love God and love children are invited to become volunteer leaders for CLW, while middle schoolers can serve as lectors for our liturgy, and high schoolers volunteer as CLW assistants.

For further information contact Ken Gardinier, Family Ministry  Coordinator, at or 414-271-6180.

Family Justice Brigade

We are excited to launch a new ministry, Family Justice Brigade (FJB)! By putting families’ faith into action, the FJB will provide families opportunities to serve others in our community, to learn about social justice, and to work towards a more peaceful and just city. We are open to families of all faith backgrounds. Our families can all work together to bring about more peace and justice in our community! Please visit to register to attend or to get more information on upcoming events. You may also contact Anh Clausen, Director of Family Ministry and Religious Formation, at or 414-962-2443.

Good News Adventure Summer Camp

Are you ready for an Adventure? Good News Adventure is our four-parish family’s free, fun, faith-filled annual summer camp for kids of all ages. The Adventure will take place July 27 to 31, 2020, from 9 am to 12 pm each day. Kids who are completing K3 through Grade 4 are invited to participate, while youth in grades 5 and up are encouraged to join in the fun as volunteers.

For more information, to sign up, or to donate funds or supplies, please visit or contact Anh Clausen, Director of Family Ministry and Religious Formation, at 414-962-2443 or It’s an incredible week – You don’t want to miss it!

If you want to get a peek at what Good News Adventure is like, check out our fabulous photo slideshow! GNA Slideshow

Nova Middle School Ministry

Nova is our parish’s exciting new youth group for middle schoolers.  All students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade (from any school or religious background) are invited to join in the fun! We’ve been averaging about 30 kids at each event, from a huge variety of schools and neighborhoods, and we are always eager to include new people. We would love to get to know you!

Nova meets once a month, usually on Sunday evenings, for faith, friends, and fun. For the latest information about upcoming events, please go to

For further information contact Nino Rebholz, Associate Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, at or 414-271-6577.

Religious Education (UPLIFT Family Formation)

“Uniting People Living in Faith and Truth” (UPLIFT) Family Formation Program is a new religious education program serving the parents and children of Old St. Mary, Our Lady of Divine Providence, SS. Peter and Paul, Three Holy Women, and the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Our program is designed to support and equip PARENTS to be the primary educators of the faith for their children and assist and UPLIFT families to live in the fullness of our Catholic faith as disciples and followers of Jesus Christ.

Children (K5 – 8th grade) and parents will attend the UPLIFT Family Formation Program once a month on either a Wednesday evening or Sunday morning. (Free, loving childcare will also be provided for children too young to participate.) To read more about the program, please see our online registration form at

UPLIFT Teens is a program for all High Schoolers, including the Confirmation students, and they will meet monthly at the SSPP Church Center on Wednesday nights. To read more about the program, please see our online registration form at

If you have questions about the new UPLIFT Family Formation Program, please email or call 414-962-2443 ext 19.

Special Events for Families

We host a variety of family-friendly events throughout the year, like our annual Epiphany Party and Pentecost Party, as well as many others. These are all great ways for families to build community and bring their faith to life.

For further information contact Anh Clausen, Director of Family Ministry and Religious Formation, at or 414-962-2443.