Love One Another Capital Campaign 2021

St. Stephen, Oak Creek

Our Parish Roots:

St. Stephen

The original St. Stephen school and parish was in the middle of a flight path near the airport, the noise of the planes overhead disrupted the proclamation of Sacred Scripture, this was one of many challenges the original church encountered. In 1992 not only did the St. Stephen school close but the parish was given three choices of how to move forward; to close, to join another parish, or to build a new church in Oak Creek. St. Stephen chose the option to rebuild and in 2008 broke ground under the leadership of the late Rev. Richard Liska. Days before the old church was to officially close it was struck by lightning causing destruction of the bell tower.

Despite the misfortunes of the original church, a beautiful new church in Oak Creek was completed and dedicated by Bishop Sklba in November of 2009. Through setbacks and adversities, the parishioners of St. Stephen’s always have joined together to overcome challenges. The current building is a wonderful blend of old and new artifacts, serving as a reminder that all generations of St. Stephen Catholic Church members contain a spirit and pride that cannot be stopped! 


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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 install stained glass windows in the worship space and the Reservation Chapel and repair and resurface our parking lot.

Parish Goal


Parish Share


Pledged as of 9/6/2023

$509,708 which is 87% of our goal from 128 families

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Because of the thousands of dollars allotted for the parking lot, budgeted items like the stained glass for the Worship Space and Reservation chapel, were put on hold. Because of the Love One Another Campaign we have the opportunity to raise funds to add a beautiful and spiritual dimension to our Worship Space and Reservation Chapel by installing inspiring stainedglass windows. In addition, many of you have already experienced the blinding glare of the sun in your eyes during our liturgies throughout the year from the lack of stained glass to filter the light. This enhancement would allow you to “focus” on the Liturgy.


Before the new Church was built in 2009, tons of landfill needed to be brought in to reinforce the foundation for the current parking lot surface. Thousands of dollars in expense was incurred that was not budgeted for in the original plans. Over the years since, settling has occurred, compromising the foundation of the parking lot. Each year we have been doing band-aid repairs, prolonging the inevitable of stripping, releveling, and resurfacing the parking lot properly

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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