St. Veronica, Milwaukee
Love One Another Capital Campaign 2021

St. Veronica, Milwaukee

Our Parish Roots:

At the mid-point of the Roaring Twenties, twelve men gathered with Fr. Julius Wermuth to organize a new parish in the Town of Lake. Hans and Veronica Jorgensen and the Archdiocese donated land for a church and school. Through card parties, dances and other social activities, 40-families made up the first parishioners. On September 8, 1926, the cornerstone was laid for a combination church and school with formal dedication of the church on December 11, 1926.
The congregation endured the ups/downs of the Great Depression and World War II but the community continued to flourish, reaching 1500 families by 1952. A new church, boasting 1,200 seats, was dedicated in 1966. During the next decades, St. Veronica grew in membership and developed schools and parish ministries.
The six South Shore parishes joined their schools into a new school named St. Thomas Aquinas Academy in 2004. The Religious Formation programs also combined as Southeast Catholic. Under Fr. Mark Payne, St. Veronica and Nativity of the Lord began a shared pastorate, which was accepted by Fr. Carmeo Giuffre in 2019.

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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 update our worship space, as well as to improve our interior church environment and update painting. 

Parish Goal


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July 2022 - December 2022

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  Worship Space

St. Veronica no longer uses the former baptistry area, and the parish is in need of creating more gathering space and extending our funeral visitation area. Through the funds of the Love One Another Campaign, we plan to renovate this obsolete space, turning it into valuable space for our parishioners and loved ones to gather and give glory to God.

  Church Environment & Painting

Our church interior has not been painted since 1966 and our ceiling contains asbestos which must be handled delicately and safely. Therefore, we plan to enhance our worship space by removing the harmful impurities and painting the interior of our church. These projects will allow us to continue to be a vibrant beacon of God’s word and for all to feel safe in 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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