Saint Clare Center: Events

Ongoing opportunities to grow in faith

An Evening with the Saints

Thursday, February 13, 2020  •  6:00 p.m.
This will be the fifth year of the most fun fundraiser in the Archdiocese!
Please join us for a "holy happy hour" in support of the lay ministry formation programs of the Saint Clare Center.
Hear fun and inspiring stories about five different saints from our presenters/story tellers:
Al McCauley, Sr. Mary Lea Schneider, and Dr. Dan Scholz.

The evening includes heavy appetizers, drink samples associated with various saints, time to visit with good people, and an opportunity to support lay leadership and the mission of the Church.

Sr. Camille Kliebhan Conference Center, Cardinal Stritch University
6801 N. Yates Road, Milwaukee, WI

Registration is $60 per person. Register online.

If you have questions, please call 414-410-4405.
We look forward to seeing you!

Celebrating the Gift of Lay Ministry: Collaborative Parish Leadership

Thursday, March 12, 2020  •  5:00 p.m.
The Saint Clare Center for Ministry and Leadership and the Religious Studies Department at Cardinal Stritch University invite you to this discussion of collaboration among clergy and lay people in Catholic parishes. The mission of the Gospel requires the gifts and the efforts of all the baptized. How can those gifts be used faithfully? How can those efforts be coordinated effectively? This discussion will draw some lessons from a particular ministry setting: parishes led by a parish director and an assisting priest, rather than by a priest pastor.
The event will begin with a keynote address by Debbie Hintz and the Rev. Ken Knippel, coordinators of the Saint Clare Center’s Collaborative Parish Leadership Project.  This is a national study of parish directors (also called parish life coordinators) and the priests with whom they collaborate. Ms. Hintz and Fr. Knippel will report on the results of a survey that Stritch recently conducted in collaboration with the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown. The keynote will be followed by a panel of invited guests to talk about their own experience of collaboration and how collaboration can serve the mission of the church. 

Heavy appetizers will be served. There is no charge for this event.
Cardinal Stritch University
Bonaventure Hall, Kliebhan Conference Center
6801 N. Yates Road • Milwaukee, WI 53217
If you have questions about this event, call 414-410-4353 or email