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: 

Food Box Packing at St. Anthony on the LakeHoliday Food Box Packing for the Parish – November 18th and 19th

Join us as we pack our holiday food boxes for the needy at the House of Peace in Milwaukee.  This year, anyone in the parish may join us during Family Program, and you've got 3 times from which to choose:

Sunday, November 18th, 8:45-9:30am
Sunday, November 18th, 10:15-10:50am
Monday, November 19th, 5:50-6:30pm

When you sign up below, you'll be assigned a certain donation of food to fill the boxes.  You must bring these donations by the assigned time on November 18th or 19th.  Then, we will be packing the boxes at your signup time. Thank you!


Sign Up to Help House of Peace
House of Peace Food Boxes – Check & Deliver - November 19th - 21st

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.

Sign up Here!

 Gingerbread - Habitat for HumanityHabitat for Humanity Gingerbread House Build – November 25th  (NEW!)

Come decorate a huge gingerbread house to be auctioned off to benefit Habitat for Humanity Waukesha. We’ll gather in Fellowship Hall after the 9:00 Mass on Sunday, November 25 to decorate it.  It’s premade by WCTC culinary students, so all we have to do is decorate it beautifully!  This year, we’re going to design it to be a church!  Proceeds benefit residents of Waukesha who need an affordable home. Bring your holiday spirit! Sunday, Nov. 25 from 10 am-12 pm. 

Sign Up Here! 

Hope Street Ministry Created to Create

Created to Create at Hope Street Ministry - December 6th

Families with children 7 and up are welcome to come do crafts with the children who live at Hope Street Ministry in Milwaukee (2522 W. Capitol Dr.). We’ll go four times this year, each season, to decorate one of their walls.  This holiday season, we'll make a Christmas tree and stars.. The only requirement is to be present with the children there. Thursday, December 6 from 4:30-6 pm. 

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

Healing Hearts Meal - December 10th

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!

Sign Up Here!

Christmas Service at St. Anthony on the Lake
Deliver Christmas Packages to Seniors & Adults with Disabilities – December 15th

Pick up Christmas packages and hand-deliver them to seniors & adults with disabilities who are ERAs Senior Network clients. Pick up your 5-7 packages at Gethsemane United Methodist Church in Pewaukee between 1:15 and 1:30 pm, and deliver them to residents in Pewaukee that afternoon! Sign up to spread some holiday cheer! 

Sign up Here!

FaithWorks at St. Anthony on the Lake
Food Box Distribution at House of Peace - December 19th

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!  

Sign up Here!

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.  

    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
The 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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Despensa del la Paz Food Pantry Despensa de la Paz Food Pantry

Join us to help out at a food pantry in Milwaukee, sorting food and helping those in need! Come as a family or on your own. All are welcome!

  • 8:30-9 Orientation / 9-10 Prep Food Pantry / 10-12 Food Pantry Open / 12-1 Clean Up.  This is a new activity for our FaithWorks committee this year-- please come check it out!

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 Hope StreetGame Night at the Greenhouse

Come play games with the families who live at Hope Street Ministry (“The Greenhouse for People”) in Milwaukee (2522 W. Capitol Dr.). Families with children 6 and up are welcome to sign up to come play and/or donate snacks we’ll take with us. The only requirement is to be present with the residents there. Saturday, Oct. 27 from 2-4 pm. 

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Packing Lunches for The Gathering at St. Anthony on the Lake

Making & Delivering Bag Lunches for the Gathering 

All ages are welcome to donate food, make bag lunches and/or deliver them to the hungry and homeless at The Gathering.  Make lunches at St. Anthony 10-10:45 am (all ages). Deliver and volunteer at 11:15 am-12:30 pm (ages 10+ with parent (1 parent per child age 10-14). 

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

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.

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