Bilingual Mass and Fiesta

FamilySaturday, November 16, 2019

Mass 4:00 p.m.
Fiesta 5:00-7:00 p.m.

St. Joseph Center
1501 S. Layton Blvd.
(Greenfield Ave @ S. 27th St.)
Milwaukee, WI

The School Sisters of St. Francis’ Bilingual Mass and Fiesta is now in its seventh year celebrating Hispanic music, food and culture on Milwaukee’s south side! We thank We Energies Foundation for their generous sponsorship of this fun family event.


St. Joseph Center is located at the corner of Greenfield Avenue and Layton Boulevard (27th Street) on Milwaukee’s south side, just two minutes from the Mitchell Park Domes. . You may park in the St. Joseph Center lot at 29th Street and Orchard Street (one block south of Greenfield Ave.)

Fiesta MassBilingual Mass

We are delighted to welcome back Archdiocese of Milwaukee Auxiliary Bishop James Schuermann as our celebrant and homilist for the bilingual Mass in St. Joseph Chapel. Music for the Mass is presented by Coro Hispano de Milwaukee under the direction of Jesús Villanueva.

Fiesta FoodFoods by Lopez Restaurant and Bakery

Tasty tostadas, quesadillas, tortillas, rice and beans, and more! Plus enjoy all kinds of Mexican and Puerto Rican sweet temptations!

Live Musical Entertainment by Son Monarcas

Enjoy this Chicago band’s unique and pleasing musical texture created by guitar, violin, requinto jarocho, accordion, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, bass, congas and percussion.  There will also be zapateado (foot tapping) and a demonstration of Aztec dancing.




Play Mexican-style Bingo and take home a prize or two. All ages welcome and there’s no fee to play.


For just a couple bucks, you have a chance to win these delightful gifts:

  • A free stay at Holiday Inn Express, New Berlin
  • Handbag set and accessories
  • Vintage Last Supper wood carving and Pope Francis bobblehead
  • Vintage train ride from the East Troy Railroad Museum
  • Theatre tickets to the Waukesha Civic Theatre
  • A lovely gift plant from Flowers by Jan and a plant rack
  • Electric skillet plus cookware and bakeware

Free Face Painting for Kids

Choose from among nature images by our very own artist, Sister Janet Petersen.

Free Family Portraits

With or without props, families and individuals have a great time posing for a souvenir photo of this festive evening!