Love One Another Capital Campaign 2021

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Kenosha

Our Parish Roots

In 1904 Fr. Joseph Angelletti founded a parish for 43 Italian immigrant families, and a church (Our Lady of the Holy Rosary) was built on the corner of 55th St & 22nd Ave. In 1931, due to the increase in population, a new church was built on 45th St. & 22nd Ave. It retained the name Holy Rosary, while the “mother church” was re-named “Our Lady of Mount Carmel.”

In 1964, under Fr. Salvatore Tagliavia, construction began on the new/present church and school at 54th St. & 19th Ave.; that same year Mount Carmel School opened, with the Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida teaching. Fr. John Richetta served as pastor from 1966-2005, and the tradition of the parish festival and procession, along with the St. Joseph Table and spaghetti dinners, has continued.

Although Mount Carmel School had to close, the pre-school continues to serve many families. Under Fr. Campbell, our sanctuary has been adorned with a new high altar that features the statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, along with murals, and paintings of Carmelites saints. In addition, new Stations of the Cross grace our walls.

Today, the parish is a vibrant faith community, and we hope that this campaign will help our parish for years to come.


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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 address capital needs, support our partner Diocese, and call people back to the Faith. 

Parish Goal


Parish Share 


Pledged as of 5/2/23


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Our parish has a variety of capital needs that will be addressed through the Love One Another Campaign. We will replace the AC unit which is operating beyond its life span. The unit cools the church, preschool, and rectory and is a pressing need. Next, we need a new membrane roof. Lastly, we will repair the front steps of the church. This fund will allow us to take care of our facilities and ensure that they serve the needs of our parish for years to come.


For years, we have partnered with the Kitui Diocese in Kenya. We will tithe 10% of our share of funds to assist our partner diocese. $24,000 will go a long way in helping their diocese. It will also serve as an example of partnership in Christ.


We will also establish an Evangelization Fund. We will use this fund to focus on calling people back to the Faith. The Catholic Church lost many members during the pandemic, and it is essential we focus on growing the church. We will use this fund to increase marketing efforts and develop programming to bring people into our parish.

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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