Milwaukee, St. Catherine of Alexandria
Love One Another Capital Campaign 2021

St. Catherine of Alexandria, Milwaukee

Our Parish Roots

St. Catherine of Alexandria is “the historic church on the hill since 1855.” Under the guidance of the first pastor, Fr. Martin Weiss, construction began on a small stone church on land donated by John P. and Catherine Klehr. The parish is named after St. Catherine of Alexandria, one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.

After a small fire broke out in 1919 that damaged the structure of the building, it was decided to build a new church/school/convent, using as much of the materials of the old building as could be salvaged. The cornerstone for the new building was laid by Archbishop Sebastian Messmer on September 5, 1920, and on September 22, 1921, the Rt. Rev. Joseph Rainer, P.A. solemnly dedicated the new building, designed in the Romanesque fashion. A special architectural feature is the loggia, or the porch above the front entrance.

It is the only Milwaukee church building with this feature and one of only a few churches whose exterior is all stone. There have been several renovations over the years, and though physical aspects of the buildings have changed, the congregation remains constant in its commitment to come together to give praise and thanks to God by living and sharing their faith in Jesus Christ through worship, formation, and outreach.


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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 invest in building and graounds repairs and update; campus security; and parish minitries.


Parish Goal


Parish 60% Share


Total Raised as of 1/4/24


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  Capital Improvements $313,193

We are blessed to have such a thriving community of faith here at St. Catherine of Alexandria. However, it is our duty as parishioners to be good caretakers of our beautiful campus. There are several projects requiring attention and investment that include, but are not limited to: the roof, the school floor, carpeting, and our campus parking lots.

  Campus Security-$10,000

In order to maintain the integrity and security of our campus and parishioners. Love One Anohter funds will be used for new cameras, lighting, and more. This will help create a safer and more comfortable campus.

  Parish Ministries-$10,000

To recognize, honor, and supplement our rich outreach tradition, St. Catherine will maintain our ongoing support of international, national, and local ministries focused on the poor and marginalized. Examples include but are not limited to: our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, homeless sanctuaries, women’s care centers, and other similar ministries. Additionally, part of the funds will be used to continue ongoing formation and evangelization.

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PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

3501 South Lake Drive
St. Francis, WI 53235

Phone:  (414) 769-3459


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