Tablesetters is a community service program currently in place in several schools in the greater Milwaukee area. God calls each of us to “set a place at the table” for all people. Christ continually invited those who were poor or on the margins of society to a place at his father’s table. We, in turn, are called to make a place at the table for all of our brothers and sisters in Christ.  Children learn about and act upon the Catholic teachings on social justice. At St. Rita, we meet once a month to plan/participate in service opportunities that reflect these teachings.

Tablesetters gives students the chance to play a
part in the local and global work of building the kingdom, creating faith-filled children who learn to internalize and live the gospel values. By tapping into our students' natural inclination to help others, they begin to clearly see the connection between service and faith. It’s fun to work together in serving others!

Feel free to contact Jenny Weisensel with questions or concerns at 262-681-5606 or  Please come and join us in setting a place at the table for everyone! 

What did the Tablesetters do last year?

  • Caroled at St. Monica's and in the St. Rita neighborhood.
  • Made scarves/hats and collected winter items for the Hospitality Center
  • Created cards for our homebound parishioners and Meals on Wheels.
  • Planted bulbs in the shrines on the parish grounds.
  • Decorated Thanksgiving placemats for a memory care facility.
  • Hosted an Earth Friendly Lunch and enhanced the recycling program.
  • Prayed a Rosary and made a prayer chain for our priests.
  • Collected children’s books and created bags to be used at mass.
  • Assembled Valentine kits for the families living at HALO.
  • Made Easter crosses for Sienna Center.

Meeting Days/Times

Elementary: Third Wednesday of the month after school until 4:30 p.m.

Middle school: Second Wednesday of the month after school until 4:30 p.m., and fourth Wednesday of the month during lunch/recess. 

Middle schoolers are encouraged to help at the elementary meetings

Tablesetters Permission Slip (pdf)


Tablesetters Schedule 2019-20 (pdf)