Friday, September 7, 2018

2018 Red Mass and Reception on October 4 with featured speaker the Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry.


The Board of Governors of the St. Thomas More Lawyers Society invites you to attend the 2018 Red Mass on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 812 N. Jackson Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  We are honored to have Bishop Jeffrey R. Haines lead us in the celebration of the Red Mass.  Immediately following the Red Mass, there will be a reception and dinner at the Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202. 

The keynote speaker at the dinner will be the Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago.   Bishop Perry has deep roots in Milwaukee, where he served as Pastor of All Saints Church, Chief Judicial Officer for the Archdiocesan Tribunal, and an Instructor of Canon Law at several institutions, including Marquette University Law School.  We are especially excited to have Bishop Perry join us on the 20th Anniversary of the inception of the Bishop Perry Scholarship, which the St. Thomas More Lawyers Society of Wisconsin established in 1998 in honor of his achievements and service.

Tickets for the reception and dinner are $60 for individuals and $35 for students. 

To purchase individual tickets, go to https://stmlsredmass2018.eventbrite.com


Table sponsorships are available (and encouraged!) for $650 for a table of 8 guests.  Please contact Mollie Newcomb at mollie.a.newcomb@gmail.com for table purchase and sponsor recognition information.

We look forward to your joining us for the Annual Red Mass and dinner.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Fessahaye Mebrahtu 'A Pastor and Bishop Perry' September 7th 2018

Our monthly First Friday Mass and Meeting is September 7th.

Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 A.M. in the Chapel of St. Edmund Campion, located on the 4th floor of Eckstein Hall (Marquette University Law School). The celebrant will be Fr. Paul Hartmann. Mass will be followed by our meeting and discussion from 8:00-9:00 A.M., which includes a continental breakfast (suggested donation $4.00).

In preparation for the upcoming Red Mass and Dinner on October 4th, where Bishop Perry will join us as our keynote speaker, our September First Friday speaker is Fessahaye Mebrahtu. He will be speaking on his experience with Bishop Perry during his years as a pastor. He previously worked for Bishop Perry at All Saints Catholic Church as the Youth Program Director and the Christian Formation Director. Fessahaye has a Masters of Theology with a Black Studies Concentration, and a Masters of Arts and Divinity from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.

Limited complimentary visitor parking is available in the Eckstein Hall underground parking structure, 11th Street level, between Wisconsin Avenue and Clybourn Street. The parking system that requires two tickets to exit. Enter the lot, pull a ticket, and find an open parking space. Once parked, follow signs to the elevator. Take the elevator to the main floor, which opens to the foyer, and go to the Welcome Desk to get your "chaser" ticket so that you will not have to pay for parking when exiting. In other words, for free parking, when you exit you will need both the ticket you pulled when you entered and the "chaser" ticket the Welcome Desk gave you.

See our Calendar for a complete listing of upcoming events.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Bruce Arnold, Archdiocese of Milwaukee restructuring and the RFRA, August 3rd 2018

Our monthly First Friday Mass and Meeting is August 3rd.

Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 A.M. in the Chapel of St. Edmund Campion, located on the 4th floor of Eckstein Hall (Marquette University Law School). The celebrant will be Fr. Brad Krawczyk. Mass will be followed by our meeting and discussion from 8:00-9:00 A.M., which includes a continental breakfast (suggested donation $4.00).

Our August speaker is Attorney Bruce Arnold. Bruce is a partner at Husch Blackwell LLP. Among his many accomplishments, Bruce guided the Archdiocese of Milwaukee through a multiyear restructuring process involving questions of first impression under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Limited complimentary visitor parking is available in the Eckstein Hall underground parking structure, 11th Street level, between Wisconsin Avenue and Clybourn Street. The parking system that requires two tickets to exit. Enter the lot, pull a ticket, and find an open parking space. Once parked, follow signs to the elevator. Take the elevator to the main floor, which opens to the foyer, and go to the Welcome Desk to get your "chaser" ticket so that you will not have to pay for parking when exiting. In other words, for free parking, when you exit you will need both the ticket you pulled when you entered and the "chaser" ticket the Welcome Desk gave you.

See our Calendar for a complete listing of upcoming events.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Anne Haines 'Respect Life Director for Urban Ministry' June 1st 2018

Our monthly First Friday Mass and Meeting is June 1st.

Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 A.M. in the Chapel of St. Edmund Campion, located on the 4th floor of Eckstein Hall (Marquette University Law School). The celebrant will be our co-chaplain, Fr. Tom DeVries.

After the Mass we will have a gathering with light breakfast (suggested donation $4.00). Our speaker is Anne Haines, the Respect Life Director for Urban Ministry at Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Anne has a Bachelor’s in Philosophy and History from the University of Wisconsin, and a Masters in Theology from Cardinal Stritch University. She previously served as the Director of Faith Formation at Pius XI Catholic High School. We look forward to hearing about Anne’s current ministry.

Limited complimentary visitor parking is available in the Eckstein Hall underground parking structure, 11th Street level, between Wisconsin Avenue and Clybourn Street. The parking system that requires two tickets to exit. Enter the lot, pull a ticket, and find an open parking space. Once parked, follow signs to the elevator. Take the elevator to the main floor, which opens to the foyer, and go to the Welcome Desk to get your "chaser" ticket so that you will not have to pay for parking when exiting. In other words, for free parking, when you exit you will need both the ticket you pulled when you entered and the "chaser" ticket the Welcome Desk gave you.

See our Calendar for a complete listing of upcoming events.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Nicole Renouard 'Centro Legal' May 4th 2018

Our monthly First Friday Mass and Meeting is May 4th.

Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 A.M. in the Chapel of St. Edmund Campion, located on the 4th floor of Eckstein Hall (Marquette University Law School). The celebrant will be our co-chaplain, Fr. Paul Hartmann. Mass will be followed by our meeting and discussion from 8:00-9:00 A.M., which includes a continental breakfast (suggested donation $4.00).

Our April speaker is Nicole Renouard, the Executive Director of Centro Legal. Centro Legal provides free and low-cost legal services for individuals and families in Milwaukee County. It serves a diverse group of clients in family law and criminal misdemeanor defense cases.

Limited complimentary visitor parking is available in the Eckstein Hall underground parking structure, 11th Street level, between Wisconsin Avenue and Clybourn Street. The parking system that requires two tickets to exit. Enter the lot, pull a ticket, and find an open parking space. Once parked, follow signs to the elevator. Take the elevator to the main floor, which opens to the foyer, and go to the Welcome Desk to get your "chaser" ticket so that you will not have to pay for parking when exiting. In other words, for free parking, when you exit you will need both the ticket you pulled when you entered and the "chaser" ticket the Welcome Desk gave you.

See our Calendar for a complete listing of upcoming events.

Friday, April 27, 2018

'Working With Our Neighbors' May 17th 2018

'Working With Our Neighbors', the Southeast Wisconsin Reentry Employment Expo, will be held Thursday, May 17, 2018, 8:00 am - 4:00 PM (stop in anytime) at the Cousins Center, 3501 South Lake Drive, Milwaukee,

"Having trouble finding your next employee? Workforce is the #1 concern of business owners throughout the state. This free event will help your business connect with resources that help formerly incarcerated individuals successfully re-enter the workforce. Wisconsin’s unemployment rate has dipped below 3% resulting in the lowest recorded unemployment rate in the state’s history. A recent employer survey conducted by Manpower indicated that Wisconsin employers projected one of the highest job growth rates in the nation for 2018.

"Businesses and HR professionals are invited to this new, no-cost networking event to learn how to successfully employ our previously incarcerated citizens. Agencies preparing ex- offenders to succeed in the workplace will be on hand to answer your questions and explain why your business - and your community - will benefit when you hire returning citizens."
Register at Eventbrite.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

'The Universal Church and Particular Churches', August 7th-8th 2018

"The Universal Church and Particular Churches" is the theme of this year's Speculum Iustitiae Conference for Canon & Civil Lawyers, August 7th-8th, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadelupe in La Crosse.

Here is information on Registration, and the Schedule.