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Yearly Archives: 2016

Christmas Eve Mass will be celebrated in the St. Anne Chapel at 4:00 pm.  Christmas Day Mass will be celebrated in the St. Joachim Chapel at 10:30 am.

New Year’s Eve Mass will be celebrated in the St. Anne Chapel at 4:00 pm.  New Year’s Day Mass will be celebrated in the St. Joachim Chapel at 10:30 am.

Weekday Mass schedules in both the Residence and the Health Care Center remain the same throughout the Christmas season.

Christmas Blessings to you and your family!



There are so many ways to celebrate the season here at Milwaukee Catholic Home!  A sampling is below – for full calendars for individual service areas, visit our calendar page.

An Afternoon with Santa and his Reindeer
Friday, December 2, 2-4 pm
Health and Rehab Center Lobby and Courtyard
This favorite annual event includes music, holiday treats, and photo opportunities with Santa and several LIVE REINDEER. Contact Bridget McNair for more information: bmcnair@milwaukeecatholichome.org or (414) 220-3229.

Marquette University High School Choir Holiday Concert
Wednesday, December 7, 10:00am
Health Care Center – Third Floor Multipurpose Room

Northwestern Mutual Choir: An American Holiday
Wednesday, December 7, 7:15 PM
The Residence – Astor Room
Reception to follow with eggnog and Christmas treats.

Milwaukee Catholic Home Choir Christmas Concert and Singalong
Monday, December 12, 6:00 pm
The Residence – Astor Room

American Legion Band Christmas Concert
Wednesday, December 14, 7:30 pm
The Residence – Astor Room

Fun Club Cabaret Christmas
Tuesday, December 20, 6:30 pm
A local cabaret ensemble sings Christmas crooner classics!

Intergenerational Christmas Spectacular: White Christmas
Thursday, December 22, 2:30 pm
Health and Rehab Center – Third Floor Multipurpose Room
Join us for an intergenerational play, featuring the kids from Nurturing Nook Daycare and an ensemble of singers and musicians performing songs from the Christmas classic White Christmas!



Join us this year for a weekly performance of sacred music during the Advent season.  The performances will be each Sunday evening from November 27th through December 18th, at 6:30 pm in the St. Anne Chapel.

November 27
Breath of Heaven: Waiting with Mary for the Coming of Christ
Caitlin Elftman, Therese Goode and Terri Adrian

December 4
How Far is it to Bethlehem?
Gutekunst Flute Choir

December 11
Sacred Selections for Advent and Christmas
Pius XI Ladies in Waiting Madrigal Choir

December 18
Lessons and Carols
Mary Keppeler on Harp with Tom Keppeler


Happy Veterans Day!  Here at MCH, we are honored by the presence of many veterans, both residents and staff.  This year, we will be hosting a special art show presented by the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. Since their first flight in November of 2008, Stars and Stripes Honor Flight has taken thousands of WWII veterans and guardians on a one day trip to Washington D.C. Each trip has produced countless stories and compelling images. The Honor Flight team have curated the best, most moving images (about 120 of them!) into a traveling art show, letting viewers walk the chronology of an Honor Flight trip.  The exhibit will be on view in our Health and Rehab Center lobby for two weeks, starting the week of Veteran’s Day.

We’re also excited to share that four of our residents, all veterans of World War II, were interviewed by The Veterans Story Projectan initiative of the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center. The interviews were incorporated into a documentary aired on Milwaukee Public Television, entitled “Mettle & Honor: The War Memorial Center Veterans Story Project.”  The documentary is available on Youtube and is embedded below.

Again, thank you to all of our veterans for your service and sacrifice!

We just completed the second successful year of our groundbreaking Intergenerational Education Program, a collaboration with Messmer Catholic Schools and supported by Bader Philanthropies.

The goal of the program is to bring older adults and students together to learn from each other, enriching students’ understanding of aging while allowing older adults to contribute to the educational process by sharing their unique gifts and life experiences. Over a period of six weeks, students from Messmer Preparatory School’s fifth grade class were partnered with residents of Milwaukee Catholic Home from across the continuum of care. A series of classes, presentations and activities covered wide-ranging topics directly tied to the school’s curriculum.

The recreation therapy team created a video with some highlight’s of this year’s experiences.  Enjoy!

David Fulcher

David Fulcher, CEO

In the senior care industry, we talk a lot of the new wave of customers that will start turning 75 in the next few years.  We’re told that the “baby boomers” will have new expectations for what senior living should be.  They are self-directed planners, looking for more than just healthcare.  What they want is a full, active life that combines security with independence.

Many senior living organizations are scrambling to try to change their product offerings to accommodate these new customer expectations.  However, MCH is already offering the type of community that will meet these needs: a Life Plan Community that allows “planning” and “living” to merge, rather than being in opposition to one another.  Formerly known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community, a Life Plan Community offers customers the chance to invest through an entrance fee in a complete continuum of residential, support and healthcare options.  This gives our customers and their families the security and peace of mind of knowing that their changing needs will be provided for at a predictable cost.

At Milwaukee Catholic Home, our continuum includes independent living, assisted living, memory care, and long term skilled nursing care.  In all of these residential settings, supportive and healthcare services can be individualized and customized to meet each person’s unique needs and lifestyle.  We also offer short-term rehabilitation for those recovering from an illness or injury, and current residents have priority access to our exceptional therapy services.  Support for memory and cognitive health is also a part of our philosophy of care across all of our service areas.

For our customers, having the security of a Life Plan allows them to embrace all the ways they can live life to the fullest at Milwaukee Catholic Home.


Earlier this month, a group of MCH residents and staff went on a day-long visit to Clare Gardens, Milwaukee Catholic Home’s community farm in Burlington, WI.  The day included a delicious lunch, an opportunity to pick vegetables and tour the farm, and a special prayer service thanking God for his bounty.  The Friars of the Franciscan BVM Province were gracious hosts, and showed our group around the beautiful grottoes and grounds of their historic property.  Enjoy some great pictures below!