Learn about St. Francis of Assisi Parish Life

St. Francis of Assisi Parish is a multi-cultural community – predominantly Puerto Rican, African American and young adults – that offers a warm welcome to all. 

Situated in the heart of “Brewers Hill” on the near north side of downtown Milwaukee, those who call St. Francis their home look upon themselves more as “family” than “church."

In addition to worship services, the parish offers opportunities for service and activities within and outside of the parish community:

Prayer and Worship
Prayer Chain, Circulo and other prayer groups,
church choirs [Gospel choir, Spanish choir, children’s choir]




Committees/Church Leadership
Parish Council, Liturgy Committee, Administration Committe, Human Concerns Committee, Faith Formation Committee






Service Opportunities
Free tax preparation program, prison ministry program, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Mass at and pastoral care to the Plymouth Manor Nursing Home




Parish Life
Bible Study Group, Youth Group, Knights and Ladies of St. Peter Claver, Seniors’ Mass and lunch, Parish Picnic, Bereavement ministry





Education/Faith Formation
Religious education classes for children, RCIA [Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults], seasonal [e.g. Advent and Lent] religious education opportunities for adults Collaboration, e.g. St. Bernard Parish in Middleton, WI, Divina Providencia [Via Crucis] Volunteer groups for service, e.g. Marquette, House of Peace ministries