Human Concerns




Currently the St. Stephen Human Concerns Committee is on hiatus.

We look forward to the time when we can be operational once again.



The role of this standing committee is to discern the needs of persons in the parish and wider community, especially the poor, and identifies resources to meet those needs enlisting the active cooperation of the parish members. The committee fulfills the justice dimensions of Scripture and our Church Tradition acknowledging that every Christian is called to service and to work for justice, including respect for life efforts.  The committee's scope of responsibility is twofold: First, to meet the immediate needs; and, Second, to work for changes in the structures of society which are oppressive. Committee members are not responsible to actually do all of the committee's work, but rather to INVOLVE OTHERS in actively accepting the responsibility of their Baptism. The committee supports those in the parish who are already involved in service, advocacy, justice education, and empowerment of people. The committee works with community groups and other parishes to help solve related problems. They keep parishioners aware of issues relating to justice, peace, hunger, and the homeless on the local, national, and international levels so that appropriate Christian action on such issues can be determined. 


Some of the Committee’s particular areas of  involvement include:

  • Meal Program at South Side Meal Site (owned by St. Vincent de Paul)

  • Baking for St. Vincent De Paul Meal Program

  • Hospitality Sundays

  • Bingo for residents of Autumn Lake (Cameo) Nursing Home

  • Annual Christmas Giving Tree (pre-Christmas)

  • Annual back-to-school supply drive

  • Christmas cards to nursing home residents

  • Rose presentations at baptisms

  • Sunshine (cards of condolence, get well)

  • Rose sale on Mother’s Day (supports Wisconsin Right to Life)
  • Life Chain (First Sunday in October – respect all life)