Love One Another Capital Campaign 2021

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

Our Parish Roots:

Cathedral ExteriorAn emblem of the city of Milwaukee, the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist has stood resolute for more than 150 years as the buildings around it have grown and changed with time. So too, has the faith and presence of the Holy Spirit remained as hundreds of thousands of people have come to worship at the Mother Church of the Archdiocese.

Since its cornerstone was laid on December 5th,1847 by the first Bishop of Milwaukee, Bishop John Martin Henni, the Cathedral has been designed using architecture and artifacts of great beauty to represent its landmark history. From the sacred art that adorns both inside and out, to the magnificent tower that still serves as a beacon for all those who call Milwaukee their home, the Cathedral has endured and flourished from the generosity of its people.



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Our Share

Through much prayer, planning, and conversation, we have identified our greatest needs and initiatives to strengthen our mission and vision for years to come. Our share of the funds raised will be used to replace the Cathedral roof.

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July 2021 - December 2021

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After the collapse of the Cathedral roof in the fire of 1935, substantial restoration efforts were undertaken to rebuild the damage done to the structure. For almost 80 years, the roof has held strong against the elements, lasting far beyond the typical life expectancy. Once again the time has come to take significant steps to preserve the building’s exterior. Through pledges made to the Love One Another Campaign here at the Cathedral, we seek to raise upwards of $500,000 towards the total cost.

This is a challenging task, which has required much foresight and preparation. Through research and professional estimates, the total cost will likely be upwards of $1.3 million. As we are the Cathedral serving all parishioners of the Archdiocese, an additional $1 million in funds will come from the Campaign Trust to support our efforts and cover the remaining costs of replacing the roof.

Love One Another

PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

3501 South Lake Drive
St. Francis, WI 53235

Phone:  (414) 769-3459


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