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Learning, Coping and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver
An Evening with Former Wisconsin Governor Martin J. Schreiber

Picture2Tuesday, June 20th
The Residence at Milwaukee Catholic Home
2462 N Prospect Ave

A fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association as part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Day

Join former Wisconsin Gov. Martin J. Schreiber as he shares lessons from his more-than 10-year journey as a caregiver for his wife, Elaine, who lives with Alzheimer’s disease. Gov. Schreiber will candidly describe his challenges and missteps, and highlight how compassion and humor provide comfort to both caregiver and the person with dementia. His raw honesty and practical advice will inspire other caregivers to find patience, courage and love as they climb the Alzheimer’s mountain.

 

4:30 pm: Cocktails and Dinner with Governor Schreiber

The Residence Private Dining Room
Cost: $50/person
Space is limited to 24, so please RSVP as soon as possible to Amy O’Connor at 414.220.3214 or
aoconnor@milwaukeecatholichome.org.

7:00 pm: “My Two Elaines” – Talk by Governor Schreiber
The Astor Room
Free and open to all
Cash bar open starting at 6:30 pm

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DSC_0267As we continue to express our gratitude to Fr. Chuck Keefe for his twenty-five years of service to Milwaukee Catholic Home, we are excited to welcome the new chaplain who will be joining our community. Fr. Dominic Thomas, a member of the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, has been assigned to Milwaukee Catholic Home by Archbishop Listecki and will be joining us in October after Fr. Chuck’s retirement.

Fr. Thomas’s full bio is below. We ask the whole MCH community to welcome this new member of our family, and to join us in praying for Fr. Thomas as he prepares for this opportunity to serve!

Getting To Know Fr. Thomas

Fr. Dominic Thomas, MCBS, was born and raised in Kerala, a beautiful state in the country of India. Kerala is often referred to as “God’s own country.”

Fr. Thomas was ordained to the Priesthood on May 7, 1987, as a member of the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. The Congregation’s spiritual heritage is a religious life marked by love, missionary vitality, and a devotion to the Eucharist.

Initially, Fr. Thomas served in India as a Procurator, Rector, and Teacher at the Minor Seminary while earning college degrees in Philosophy, Arts, and Theology and a Masters and licentiate in Indian Philosophy.

In 1997, Fr. Thomas came to the United States, serving as an associate pastor in New York and Connecticut with a year-long stint in Ireland. He also earned an additional degree in Moral Theology from Yale University.

In 2004, Fr. Thomas was called to serve in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, beginning in West Allis, Wisconsin and then appointed by Archbishop Dolan as Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In 2006, the Archbishop appointed him to a second Pastoral assignment at St. James the Apostle Parish, also in Kenosha.

Working closely with the Milwaukee Archdiocese, Father Dominic was instrumental in bringing over three additional Priests from his religious order to help with the priest shortage.

After serving 10 years in the Milwaukee Archdiocese, in June of 2015, Father Dominic was again called to relocate to St. Bernadette mission parish in Butner, North Carolina. After serving as Administrator there for one year, he is now back in Southeastern Wisconsin and serving at St. Benedict in Fontana, WI.

In one interview Father was asked about how hard it is to obey, relocate and serve, leaving family and good friends. His reply was, “I bloom where I am planted.”

Fr. Thomas looks forward to helping strengthen the Milwaukee Catholic Home community through sacramental ministries, one-on-one interactions, and ministering to our residents and their families.

Join us over the next few weeks for a series of art exhibits!  Now through May 31st, stop by the Astor Room at The Residence at 2462 N Prospect to view “The Colors of Spring,” featuring the art of Johnna Papin.

Next, we’re proud to host “A Lifetime of Watercolor and Still Painting,” featuring the work of MCH resident Bob O’Meara.  Bob’s work will be on exhibit from June 22 – July 14.  An opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 22nd, from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm in the Astor Room, including light refreshments. Please RSVP to Anne Catalane at acatalane@milwaukeecatholichome.org or 414.220.3250.

by Bob O'Meara

by Bob O’Meara

by Johnna Papin

by Johnna Papin

It’s time for another season of Patio Pops and Backyard Beats!  We hope you can join us for one or more of these great musical events in our beautiful outdoor spaces.

PATIO POPS

IMG_7040Held on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm on the Residence Patio
2462 N. Prospect Avenue

June 14 – Robin Pluer & the Chris Hanson Band
June 28 – Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra
July 12 – Joe Zarcone’s “Good Fellas”
July 26 – VIVO with Warren Wiegratz
August 9 – Master Singers of Milwaukee
August 23 – Tom Anthony Group

IMG_1496BACKYARD BEATS

Held on Sundays at 2:30 pm in the Health and Rehab Center Courtyard
2330 N. Prospect Avenue

July 30 – “Unwined” Around The World
August 20 – Swing Explosion
September 10  – Extra Crispy Brass Band

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Cleary Gull Advisors: A Johnson Financial Group Company
DeWan Dental Wellness
Groth Design Group
Marsh & McLennan Companies
PiperJaffray Companies
Spectrum Investment Advisors
Assumption BVM Province of the Franciscan Friars
The Estate of Catherine (Kay) Sands
Vitas Hospice Services
St. Paul Fish Company at the Milwaukee Public Market
Ristorante Lago on Pewaukee Lake