FaithWorks Service Activities


FaithWorks is dedicated to providing service learning opportunities to the families of St. Anthony on the Lake.  

Jesus told us, “Give and gifts will be given to you,” so this is our response.  Our goal is to create a climate in which service is woven into the fabric of our parishioners’ lives.  As part of Catholic Social Teaching, we care for all living things created by God. FaithWorks helps families live the Gospel of Jesus Christ by serving others. 

Serve one another through love. ~Galatians 5:13 

Questions? Contact Laura Smyczek at or (262) 691-9170 X1103.

Please check out these great opportunities to serve one another through love:  

 FaithWorks at St. Anthony on the Lake - Hope Center Clothing Shop
Hope Center Clothing Shop - July 21st

Come help sort and hang clothing for those in need in Waukesha. Assist them in finding clothes for themselves and their families. Children 5th grade and older are welcome with a parent. 9:00 - 11:30am.  Meet at the Hope Center at 9:00am.

  Sign up here to help on July 21st 

House of Peace School Supply DriveHouse of Peace – August 4-17

Now that school supplies are all on sale, why not buy some for needy children in Milwaukee? The children served by the House of Peace need these supplies for the upcoming school year. Please help fill their backpacks with items from their wish list:

  • Book bag or backpack
  • Child-size scissors
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • #2 pencils
  • Colored markers
  • 3-ring binders
  • Pink erasers
  • Index cards
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Ball point pensHouse of Peace School Supply Drive
  • Construction paper
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pocket folders
  • Scotch tape
  • Calculator
  • Kleenex boxes
  • Crayons
  • Glue sticks & Elmer's Glue
  • Highlighters
  • Rulers

Items may be dropped off between August 4-17 in the Gathering Space at St. Anthony.  If you’d like to deliver them to the House of Peace after that, please contact Laura Smyczek at Thank you for your generosity!

Offertory Gift Bearers at St. Anthony on the LakeOffertory Gift Bearers 

Sign up to bring up the offertory gifts with your family at a Mass or two this year.  As gift bearers, you represent all of our parishioners, bringing up our daily work, our struggles, our suffering, and our hope in God.  Once you’ve signed up, please arrive 10 minutes ahead of Mass, and let an usher know you’re there. 

Sign up here!

Hospitality Ministers at St. Anthony on the LakeGreeters at Mass

Come welcome our visitors and parishioners before Mass, showing that all are indeed welcome at St. Anthony on the Lake!  Sign up as a family and stay for Mass.  Help open the doors and prepare the way for what will happen in the sanctuary during Mass!  "Therefore, welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." ~Romans 15:7

Visit our Ministers of Hospitality page to sign up.  

Healing Hearts Meal, FaithWorks at St. Anthony on the Lake
Healing Hearts Meal 

Provide a light meal and serve it to grieving children and their families at the Healing Hearts program in Waukesha.  We’ll bring the food, serve it, and clean up afterwards. The meal choice is up to you!  Thank you!

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 Treat Bags for Seniors
Treat Bags for Seniors

Create a simple craft and pack donated treats and items in decorated bags for Seniors of Waukesha County. This takes place after the 9:00 Mass and lasts an hour, including a light snack. All ages welcome! Donations of candy, snacks, tissues, etc. also needed to fill the bags. Let’s bring a little cheer to their holidays. 

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 Sign Up to Help House of Peace
House of Peace Food Boxes – Check & Deliver

Help check our packed holiday food boxes to ensure they’re complete. Then you can deliver the boxes to the House of Peace in Milwaukee at your convenience. Sign up for one or both online.

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FaithWorks at St. Anthony on the Lake
Food Box Distribution at House of Peace 

Help distribute holiday food boxes to families in need at the House of Peace in Milwaukee on Tuesday, December 19th.  Arrive at the House of Peace at 4:30 pm, distribute food boxes and help guests with Christmas shopping, and you’re done by 6:00 pm.  Families of all ages are welcome!  See the joy in families’ faces when they receive a holiday gift of food!  

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 FaithWorks at St. Anthony on the Lake
Valentines for Seniors 

All ages are welcome to make Valentines for Seniors, to be delivered to area assisted living facilities. Spread the love!

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Pizza with a Purpose

Join us after 5:00 Mass for a pizza dinner, followed by seasonal craft projects for ERAs Senior Network of Waukesha County. Donations of thin gripper socks are also needed. All ages are welcome—this is a great event for the entire family!

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Hope Center Meal - FaiThe Hope Center Meal

Families with children in the 5th grade and up are invited to provide food and serve dinner to low-income families at the Hope Center in Waukesha. This is a great way to volunteer together as a family or for teens to get service hours!  

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