| Friends of arise Milwaukee |
In an effort to showcase the many generous ways Arise Milwaukee is supported by board members, benefactors, and volunteers, we are launching a new feature – Friends of Arise Milwaukee. We hope you enjoy!
Friends of Arise Milwaukee – Jerry and Mary Batzner
Jerry and Mary Batzner were first introduced to Arise Milwaukee by attending the Arise Saturday Night event at their home parish, Holy Apostles in New Berlin. In Mary’s own words, “I was awestruck! We have never felt closer to Christ than at this and subsequent events.”
At her first Arise Saturday Night, everywhere Mary looked she saw joy, tears, and praise on the faces. She witnessed a countless number of people receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation. She saw lives being touched and transformed by the real presence of Christ in Eucharistic Adoration. After attending their first event, they went home and immediately offered financial support, and have been generous benefactors ever since that evening.
Jerry and Mary say they are grateful for the way Arise Milwaukee fosters kinship within parishes, helping members of each community live their faith in an additional way, especially among the youth. Mary shares, “The way Arise Milwaukee is taking care of our youth and keeping the Lord’s spirit alive among the next generations by providing them with additional ways to draw closer to Christ is truly a wonderful endeavor.”
Jerry and Mary share that they strive to live their lives with J.O.Y. – Jesus, Others, Yourself – and Arise Milwaukee does exactly that. “We have been tremendously blessed by the pure joy of seeing how our financial support helps others have a closer relationship with Christ. We are so grateful for the work and mission of Arise Milwaukee, and we don’t ever hesitate to offer our support.”
Arise Milwaukee needs your friendship
It isn’t a secret; the Catholic Church faces many challenges today. We are experiencing lower Sunday Mass attendance, lower reception of the sacraments, and a lack of genuine fervor for the faith. Arise Milwaukee seeks to meet these urgent challenges by continuing to offer life-changing opportunities that cultivate authentic and personal encounters with Jesus Christ. To continue to do this, we need the investment and generosity of friends.
Will you be a Friend of Arise Milwaukee?
Arise Milwaukee needs more friends supporting our mission financially. Your generous support will contribute to countless lives being transformed through providing powerful encounters with Christ and the Church. Would you prayerfully consider becoming a friend of Arise Milwaukee?