Twinning is an active, mutual, on-going, spiritual, cultural and economic relationship between two faith communities.

In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, the Office of World Mission serves as a clearinghouse and support for parishes interested in forming relationships with other parishes.

For more information, contact

    Ray Ellingen, Director of Operations and Administration
  • email Ray
  • 414-288-1565

The Office for World Mission is rooted in a missiology that arises from our baptismal commitment to embrace God's universal family as sister and brother - promotes Global justice and solidarity by facilitating partnerships between people and institutions of Southeastern Wisconsin with our counterparts in countries throughout the world.

The Twinning relationship between Gesu Parish and Sts. Simon and Jude Parish is a key mechanism for Gesu to offer opportunities for parishioners to exercise global solidarity with people in Haiti. In selecting Haiti as the country with which Gesu should twin, members of the Gesu Twinning Committee were influenced by the overwhelming poverty of the country (it is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere). Additional factors included the relative ease of travel (it is only five hours by plane) and the presence of Norwich Mission House as a coordinating body.

The twinning relationship between Sts. Simon and Jude Parish and Gesu Parish formally began in 2002. Please visit the links at right to learn more about this ministry.