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Archbishop Listecki's Lenten Luncheon


Mark your Calendar for 2018 

GREAT NEWS - There will be THREE different Lenten Luncheon sites in 2018! Mark your calendar for the luncheon closest to you and register today. Links are set up below for the three luncheons, including sponsor opportunities and table/individual reservations for each site. Click on the "More Information" link for the site in your area and to view the local "Treasures of the Church" awardees being acknowledged in your area. You can register online or print the reservation forms and mail those to Catholic Charities. Please note, all three luncheons will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will end promptly at 1 p.m. 

Sheboygan/Fond du Lac Lenten Luncheon
will be held at St. Dominic Parish Activity Center in Sheboygan, WI

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Milwaukee/Waukesha Lenten Luncheon
will be held at St. Francis de Sales Seminary in St. Francis, WI

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Kenosha/Racine Lenten Luncheon
will be held at Bristol Oaks Country Club in Bristol, WI

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Lenten Luncheon Background
About St. Lawrence and the Treasures of the Church
About the Commissioned Artwork


2017 Treasures of the Church
Individual Recipient – James F. Luther
Organization Recipient – Northwestern Mutual
Religious Community Recipient – School Sisters of St. Francis, United States Province/Milwaukee, in memory of Sister Margaret Held, OSF

2016 Treasures of the Church  
Posthumous Individual Recipient – Patricia Barnard
Organization Recipient – Mobile Legal Clinic
Religious Community Recipient – Capuchin Franciscan Friars, St. Joseph Province/Milwaukee

2015 Treasures of the Church
Individual Recipient – Ann Marie Wick
Religious Community Recipient – Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi – Milwaukee
Organization Recipient – Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – St. Joseph Campus

Questions?  Contact:
Sharon Brumer
Parish Relations Coordinator 


Follow-up of the March 9th, 2017 Lenten Luncheon Gathering

The 2017 Lenten Lunch, which was held at St. Francis de Sales Seminary, was filled to capacity to pay tribute to this year's awardees.  Father Glenn Powers, Director of Formation at the Seminary, welcomed our guests and led everyone in a meal prayer. Guests enjoyed a hearty cobb salad and pretzel roll at their table, then made their way to one of the four soup stations.  Specialty soups offered were:  Grandma Listecki's Chicken Kluski Soup, Chef Nick's Chili, and Wisconsin Beer Cheese Soup, with many guests sampling more than one soup.  As guests were enjoying homemade cookies and coffee near the end of the meal, Archbishop Listecki began the award ceremony.  Please read the biographies of the three recipients, the links provided below.  

The Archbishop's Lenten Lunch is truly designed as a lunch time gathering.  The morning began as planned at 11:30 a.m., and the Archbishop gave the final blessing at 12:58 p.m. What a wonderful luncheon paying tribute to true Treasure of the Church!

Sincere thanks to the Sponsors of the 2017 Lenten Luncheon.  Proceeds from this event will benefit Catholic Charities' programs and services throughout the ten counties of southeastern Wisconsin!


  • Helen Brach Foundation


  • BEI Electronics, LLC
  • Boucher Group                                                 
  • PPC Partners
  • Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C., Attorneys at Law       


  • Jay & Kiara Mack
  • Mutual of America
  • Town Bank


  • Audrey & Jim Ditter
  • Lynn & Tom Kassouf
  • Doris Lattos & Bill Gleisner
  • Very Rev. David H. Reith
  • Ann Marie Wick
  • David & Dr. Patti Young
  • Arrow Companies, LLC
  • First Bank Financial Centre
  • Marquette University Law School
  • Mueller, LLC
  • Paper Pals, LLC
  • Park Bank
  • von Briesen & Roper, S.C. Attorneys at Law
  • School Sisters of St. Francis    



Questions? Contact Sharon Brumer at 414-769-3543 or

Proceeds from the luncheon go directly to help support Catholic Charities programs and will make a real difference in the lives of the people we serve. Over 98% of our clients live at or below the federal poverty level. By sponsoring the annual Lenten Luncheon, you help us continue to do the work we are called to do -- serving those in most need.


Catholic Charities

Mailing Address: PO Box 070912
                            Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Delivery Address: 3501 S. Lake Drive
                             St. Francis, WI 53235

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Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha Counties.


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