Love One Another Capital Campaign 2021

St. Edward, Racine

Our Parish Roots:

Archbishop Sebastian Messmer appointed Fr. John Bott to establish St. Edward Parish in the west side of Racine in the fall of 1919. The first St. Edward church was a wooden frame chapel purchased from Gethsemane Lutheran Church.

The wooden frame chapel was used by the Chapel until 1927, when St. Edward School was built. For the next 26 years, all Masses, weddings, and funerals would be celebrated in the school basement due to the impact of the wider events of the 1930s and 1940s. The early 1950s saw St. Edward expand by building a new church and convent, and by adding more rooms to the school building. Our current St. Edward church building was dedicated on October 18, 1953 with a Latin High Mass concelebrated by Archbishop Albert Meyer and Msgr. Richard Schaefer.

St. Edward has flourished for more than 100 years and remains a vibrant Catholic environment with over 360 families, welcoming all Catholics in Racine and surrounding regions to join in celebrating Mass.


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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 establish a fund to modernize our Parish buildings and enhance our evangelization.

Parish Goal


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July 2022 - December 2022

Final Total Pledged


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  Buildings Fund - $135,630

We will continue to address short-and-long-term maintenance needs at our Parish buildings. Specifically, we will establish a fund to address ongoing needs within our church, Child Development Center, and our rectory buildings. A fund will allow us to have a reserve in place for when these needs arise. This will allow our mission and ministry to grow in line with our priorities and assets, alongside strengthening the Catholic presence in the west side of Racine.  

  Evangelization - $50,000

We will establish a fund to support our evangelization initiatives within St. Edward and the Catholic Community in Racine. Our Great Commission Fund will be used to strengthen efforts to make disciples of Christ within Central Racine through formative events in our Parish cluster that include but are not limited to summer work camps and retreats. An additional fund, the Unleavened Bread Fund, will be dedicated to bolster our continuing support to charities and institutions to support families in need in the Central City in Racine.

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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