Life is Your Gift
Creator God, Life is your gift to me.
Through Baptism, you invite me
to share the gift of my life in service to others. Be with me as I choose each day to show Your Presence in our world. Give me the courage and generosity to respond to Your love, to Your call.
I pray especially for those who serve you in ministry throughout our Parish. May we bear the Good News to those in need. Keep us close to you.
Open the minds and hearts of many others that they may accept Your challenge to build the Kingdom in our parish, our community and our world.
For if not us, who?
If not here, where?
If not now, when?
If not for Your Kingdom, why?
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.
From U.S. Bishops’ Pastoral Letter,
“Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response”
Witness for yourself how a gift to the Catholic Stewardship Appeal
is making a real difference
in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
There are many ways to get involved at
St. Bernadette Parish. These are just a few. Making a difference is easy when you share your gifts and talents with others.
All volunteers who have regular contact with children/youth are required to attend a Safe Environment Protecting God’s Children awareness session. Register here. Volunteers also must read and electronically sign the Code of Ethical Standards and Mandatory Reporting Policy and agree to a background test.
Donations of items, services, and money help to support our ministries throughout the year.
Items we are currently looking for:
- Reams of printer paper, white and color
- Mead white envelopes No. 6 3/4 (20Lb, 3 5/8in x 6 1/2in, NOT security lined, NOT self-adhesive)
- Menards gift cards in any amount
- BP or Citgo gift cards in any amount
- Envelope moisteners with adhesive (e.g. DABnSEAL)
- Boxes of tissues
- Rolls of paper towels
If you are able to donate any of these items, please call the parish office to schedule a time when you can drop them off: 414-358-4600. You can also leave items, clearly marked as to their purpose, in or on the Rest-A-While bench in the church lobby.
Pro Bono services that would help support our work:
- Interior and exterior painting
- Computer tech support
If you have these skills and would like to share your services with our parish, please contact Fr. Greg Greiten at 414-358-4600, ext. 143, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To donate money:
Please mail a check payable to;
St. Bernadette Parish
8200 West Denver Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53223
You can also download our electronic giving form, print it out, and mail it to the above address with a voided check.
As a religious non-profit, all donations to St. Bernadette Parish are tax deductible.
On behalf of everyone at St. Bernadette Parish,
for the many ways you help make our ministries possible...
Lord, Source of All Gifts
Lord and Source of All Gifts, we, your people,
rejoice in the fullness of Your generosity.
We thank You for those
whose lives are visible signs
of Your love and blessing to others.
Give us the courage to do the same.
Make us good stewards of all
we have received, generously
sharing our time, talents, and
treasure to build Your kingdom
of love and justice.
We ask this through Jesus Christ
in whom we begin and end all things.
From “Pray Always and Never Lose Heart"