There are a number of organizations at the Basilica that support and promote social functions and Christian ideals. These organizations welcome new members and volunteers. Whether you can make a long or short-term commitment, any contribution of your talent is welcome.
- Basilica Seniors ~ Provides a friendly atmosphere of companionship by sponsoring cultural, religious, educational, and recreational activities for our parish seniors. Meetings are held monthly to plan events, tours, luncheons, etc.
- Christian Women ~ Members include women of all ages who desire to participate in a social and spiritual network. While most members are parishioners, women from other parish communities are welcome to participate. It is the mission of this organization to nurture the spiritual, personal, and social development of each member, provide opportunities for outreach, and encourage participation in functions and projects that strengthen the parish community. Activities and events are held each month including socials, book club, spiritual reflection gatherings. A scholarship luncheon is also held annually.
Holy Name Society ~ The Holy Name Society is a group whose primary objective is to promote reverence for the Holy Name of God and Jesus Christ. In addition to serving our priests, parish ministries, and parishioners, the group sponsors spiritual and social events throughout the year.
Knights of Columbus ~ Is an organization of Catholic men committed to charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. Founded in 1882 by Father McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, the group was organized to aid one another in times of sickness or death, strengthen themselves and each other in faith, and to be of service to the Church and community. The Basilica’s local council and 4th degree assembly each meet on a monthly basis. The Knights support the parish by ushering for Sunday Mass and volunteering for various parish events. They raise and donate funds for charitable needs and projects including Special Olympics and pro-life organizations through Tootsie Roll and Life-Saver candy sales as well as pancake breakfasts and an annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner.
Parish Life ~ Our parish is unique in that we are made up of parishioners who live not only in the neighborhood surrounding the Basilica, but who commute from areas throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Parish Life is responsible for evaluating the social needs of the parish and working to develop spiritual and relational community in our parish family. This includes organization of special parish events during the year and the parish combined calendar.
Parish Hospitality ~ Assists with beverage and snack concessions at various concerts and performances held at the Basilica throughout the year. The hospitality group also coordinates parish socials and receptions throughout the year.