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: 
Valentines for Seniors with FaithWorks St. Anthony on the Lake 
Valentines for Seniors – January 6th - February 4th

All ages are welcome to make Valentines for Seniors, to be delivered to area retirement communities.  Pick up a packet in the Parish Office beginning January 6th and return by February 4th.  Sign up to help deliver valentines February 9th-14th.  Share the love!

Sign up Here!

Packing Lunches for The Gathering at St. Anthony on the LakeBag Lunches for The Gathering – Saturday, January 26th

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 10:00-10:45am (all ages). Deliver and volunteer at 11:15am-12:30pm (ages 10+ with parent).

 Sign up Here!

Despensa del la Paz Food Pantry
Despensa de la Paz Food Pantry – Saturday, February 9th

Families are invited to sort & hand out food and help them shop at a food pantry for low-income people at Despensa de la Paz in Milwaukee (1615 S. 22nd St.). Orientation begins at 8:30am, and we’ll stay and help until 12:30pm.  This is a great way to volunteer together as a family or for teens to get service hours, and it’s a powerful experience you don’t want to miss.

 Sign up Here! 

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

Healing Hearts Meal - Monday, February 11

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. Thank you!

Sign up Here!

Hope Center Meal
Hope Center Meal – Wednesday, February 13th

Families with children in the 5th grade and up are invited to provide food and serve dinner at Hope Center in Waukesha  from 5:00-7:00pm. Come get to know the hungry who live in our midst.

 Sign up Here!

Pizza with a Purpose – Saturday, February 23rd

Join us after 5:00 Mass for a pizza dinner, followed by craft projects for clients of ERAs Senior Network. Donations of thin gripper socks and funds are also needed (Medline from Amazon are recommended).  All ages welcome—this is a great event for the entire family!

Sign up Here!

Serve a hot meal at the Gathering with St. Anthony on the Lake
Serve a Hot Meal at The Gathering - Saturday, March 2nd

Come set up, serve & clean up a hot meal for the hungry and homeless in Milwaukee. Families are welcome to come, as long as there is 1 parent per child if under age 11. Please arrive at The Gathering meal site at 9:45am.

Sign up Here!

Hope Street Ministry Created to Create

Created-to-Create at Hope Street Ministry - Thursday, March 7

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.

Sign up Here!

FaithWorks at St. Anthony on the Lake - Hope Center Clothing Shop
Hope Center Clothing Shop - Saturday, March 9

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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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.  

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. 

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 Food Box Packing at St. Anthony on the Lake
Holiday Food Box Packing for the Parish

Join us as we pack our holiday food boxes for the needy at the House of Peace in Milwaukee.  


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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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 Gingerbread - Habitat for HumanityHabitat for Humanity Gingerbread House Build 

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. 

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

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 1:30pm, and deliver them to residents in Pewaukee that afternoon! Sign up to spread some holiday cheer! 

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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.  Arrive at the House of Peace at 4:30pm, 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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