For more information, contact

    Peg Flahive, Director of Human Concerns
  • 414-288-7387

Direct Services

Saturday Meal Ministry

On the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Saturdays, the Gesu/Midnight Run Soup and Sandwich Meals are offered in the Fr. Herian Parish Hall to the hungry, the homeless, the elderly and the needy in the parish and the neighborhood.

Parents with children entering 7th grade are welcome. Contact Peg at 288-7387 if you are interested. You will be contacted by the coordinator to confirm if/when you are scheduled. Thank you!

Sunday Breakfast Bags

Breakfast Bags for the hungry are assembled by a dedicated Gesu family. The bags are distributed at the Parish Center entrance (facing the Marquette University Eckstein Law School) each Sunday morning from 8:20 a.m. until they are gone, or until 9:00 AM at the latest. Parishioners distribute the bags to those in need in the immediate geographic area of Gesu Parish. If you are interested in assisting with this ministry, please contact Peg Flahive at 288-7387.

Cathedral Shelter Ministry

Since 1997, Gesu has ministered to Milwaukee area homeless women and children, in order to alleviate the suffering of homelessness. Gesu's Cathedral Center Ministers are volunteers, coordinated by a parishioner, who are scheduled to serve in teams one evening from (about) 6:00 PM-8:30 PM, several times annually, weekdays and weekends. Gesu volunteers provide hospitality, food, conversation and compassion. The Cathedral Center Shelter (CCS) is open 365 days a year. If you are interested in assisting at the Shelter, please contact Peg Flahive at Gesu Parish, 288-7387. Visit the CCS website for additional information.

Service Organizations

Catholic Charities

Did you know that Catholic Charities served over 27,600 people last year through a dozen programs in ten locations in southeastern Wisconsin? Programs include legal services to immigrants, refugee resettlement, ESL, behavioral health, in-home support, adult day services, outreach and case management, pregnancy support, adoption, and supported parenting. Catholic Charities is also assisting locally and around the country in the humanitarian crisis along the border. More information about the programs and services of Catholic Charities can be found on their website and on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. Or call 414-769-3400.

Frieden's Food Pantry

Parishioners share non-perishable food items and disposable diapers which are collected each Sunday in baskets in the Upper Church. These donated items are brought to Frieden's Community Ministries food pantry about every three weeks.

St. Vincent de Paul

The St. Vincent de Paul Gesu Conference established in 1913 provides home visits and direct assistance to parishioners and neighborhood residents with emergency needs due to economic hardship.