A few centuries ago Jesus sent Peter — to whom our parish is dedicated — and the other apostles out to make disciples, and a few bodies of water later we’ve been seeking to grow as disciples and to make disciples since 1860 in northeast Wisconsin.

As the school year progresses, teachers tend to run out of certain supplies. We are here to help! We have a space set up with free school supplies for teachers in Ripon and the surrounding area. Pens, pencils, paper, crayons, markers, scissors, glue, folders, construction paper….well, you get the picture. We take “requests” for additional items as well.

The Teachers’ Cupboard is open the 2nd and 4th weekends of each month during the school year: Saturdays 10-2:00, Sundays 11-2:00. Bring your school ID (until we get to know you) and enter the lower level of the building from the parking lot. Serving teachers and children through this community outreach brings joy as we have faith in our teachers!

people to allegiance to Jesus Christ, in whose service is perfect freedom.

Acts 20:35 In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said,, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

The Blessing Box concept began in Ardmore, Oklahoma at the Crystal Rock Cathedral in 2016. We discovered this idea and embraced it as a community outreach project. With an Action Team Grant from Thrivent Financial, we were able to build our Blessing Box in the fall of 2017.

The Blessing Box does not replace Food Pantries; it is an additional source of non-perishable food items, hygiene products , cleaning supplies, mittens, books and more. Anyone can anonymously take what they need and/or donate items at any time. The Blessing Box & Little Library not only feeds the needs of others, it feeds our desire to help our community!