St. Jude the Apostle, Wauwatosa
Love One Another Capital Campaign 2021

St. Jude the Apostle, Wauwatosa

Our Parish Roots:


Born from the foresight of a generous community and continued leadership, the Spirit of St. Jude the Apostle is flourishing. St. Jude the Apostle Church and School were incorporated on March 21, 1928 to support a growing Irish Catholic community in Wauwatosa. As the local population has continued to grow over the last 95 years, so has our parish.

Our longevity and success has to do with the history of strong giving and the presence of multigenerational and diverse families. Following our incorporation, the St. Jude community has come together to build a convent, rectory, additional classrooms, school offices, a new gym, Parish Center, and install a new organ.

Currently, Reverend Michael Erwin leads St. Jude and its spirit of stewardship. As our parish continues to strengthen our roots and prepares for our 100th anniversary, our community will continue its tradition of sharing our gifts of time, talent, and treasure to ensure that St. Jude the Apostles is a home to all Catholics in Wauwatosa and surrounding regions.


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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 renovate the church interior, replace our old child play equipment, enhance our youth ministry work, and improve upon our buildings and grounds.

Parish Goal


Parish Share


Pledged as of 6/16/23


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We need to address short-and-long-term priorities within our worship space as we prepare for the 100th anniversary of our parish. The focus will include updating the audio and lighting systems, restoring the reredos, relocating the baptismal font, and installing new stair railings. Making the necessary renovations will allow us to continue to be a vibrant beacon of God’s Word and to grow our mission and ministry.


Our child play equipment is over 25 years old. We need to replace the equipment that has been deemed unsafe. Replacing them will allow us to eliminate hazardous conditions and maintain a safe environment for our children. We will also remodel the playground area to maintain modern standards.


Ministries designed to connect the younger congregation to our community of faith are initiatives that weplanned to develop at St. Jude the Apostle. However, we have not had the resources to fully implement this. As we look towards a new century in our parish, we will use campaign donations to develop and maintain a strong youth ministry and development initiatives for future generations.


Our buildings and grounds need updating and repair. Priorities include tuckpointing, repairing the parking lot, updating the lights across our campus, and upgrading the HVAC system. These projects will maintain a safe environment for all visitors, make our campus more energy-efficient, save our parish on maintenance and upkeep costs, and reduce the risk of unexpected failures.

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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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