A disciple continues the mission of Jesus by serving others--

especially the last, the lost, the least, and the lonely. 

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Our Lenten service experience for this year will support the MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary (MBHS). This Sanctuary is a refuge that serves hundreds of people living in poverty, food scarcity, and homelessness. The 53206 zip code in Milwaukee’s inner city is a food desert, with the highest rate of poverty in Wisconsin and the highest incarceration rate in the US. In 2016, MBHS purchased a 5-story warehouse on 24th and Center with hopes and dreams of converting the building into a sanctuary for the area’s poor and at risk population. The first floor is currently being converted into a Welcome Center that will provide showers, laundry, clothing distribution, and social services free of charge. But in order to use this space, an entryway needs to be built, and that’s where we need your help!

This Lent, there are many ways you can support MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary through prayer, relationships, and generosity.

Entry-way Project

Through your generosity this Lent, we hope to not only make the physical entryway a reality, but also use this as a doorway to a continued, transformational relationship with MBHS. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $35,000 toward this project. Coming soon there will be a link that will take you directly to HA’s donor drive page for this appeal. You can find more detailed information about MBHS and donate directly from that site. **An electronic donation through this site is the preferred donation method** If you are unable to donate online, checks can be payable to Holy Apostles with “MBHS” in the memo line.




Jesus teaches us that whatever we do for the least of his sisters and brothers, we do personally for Him. As disciples, we are called out of our comfort zone into serving those in need. ​

At Holy Apostles, there is an opportunity for everyone to use their unique gifts to serve those in need, whether it be right here in New Berlin, throughout Wisconsin, or around the world. We have many partnerships that enable us to serve those who need it most, including those who are hungry and homeless, those with special needs and those who are elderly---just to name a few. We strive to not only meet their material needs, but also to serve their needs as human beings--to be seen, heard, and acknowledged as people of God. 

To learn more about these and other service experiences at Holy Apostles, please contact Terri Engsberg at or (262) 786-0472.


One of our closest partnerships is with All Saints Parish, located on the north side of Milwaukee. We work alongside All Saints Parish to provide assistance to the residents who live in one of Milwaukee’s poorest neighborhoods. We help provide extra support that these individuals and families require during the Christmas season. We host a parish-wide service experience, through which the people of Holy Apostles work together to provide generously packed food boxes, as well as gift cards for groceries and basic needs. We also create opportunities for us to come together with the guests of the All Saints Food Pantry and the All Saints Meal Program in prayer and fellowship. 

We partner with many other community organizations, including:

  • Christmas Clearing Council of Waukesha County

  • Eras Senior Network

  • MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary

  • New Berlin Food Pantry

  • St. Vincent DePaul Society

We also have many of our own groups within Holy Apostles that focus on outreach to certain groups who benefit from our care and concern, including our Special Needs Ministry. 




Holy Apostles also serves the parish of La Sagrada Familia in Sabana Yegua, Dominican Republic, as well as the Haitian population living within their parish community.

To learn more about the Haiting ministry we support, we invite you to watch this video

Each year, we send a group of travelers to La Sagrada Familia to provide medications, vitamins, basic medical care and dental examinations to more than 250 patients. In addition, we recently helped finance a complete chapel renovation, and provided more than $25,000 toward the purchase of an     irrigation water reservoir that provides valuable support to farmers in the community of Barrera.