Faith Formation


Vocare: Latin for "to draw forth, to call"

DSHA’s immersion experience, Vocare, is the capstone of each student’s four years of service. Each DSHA senior serves for two full weeks in the greater Milwaukee community.  By working alongside the elderly, children, or those with special needs, each senior experiences firsthand many of the critical issues facing our society and gains a deeper understanding of how she can utilize her God-given gifts and talents in service to others.
Vocare helps integrate the true meaning of what it means to be a Dasher – woman of faith, self-advocate, critical thinker, communicator, and servant leader. 

For more information, contact:

Dr. Katie Daily Pickart, DSHA '84
Director of Salvatorian Service 

Vocare Service Sites

Serving with the elderly at:
  • Gables of Germantown
  • Heritage Place
  • St. Rita Square
  • Village Point Commons
  • Care-Age of Brookfield
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
  • Congregational Home
  • Elizabeth Residence Bayside
  • Luther Manor
  • Milwaukee Catholic Home
  • St. Camillus

Serving through community organizations:
  • Fr. Gene’s Help Center
  • Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
  • Habitat for Humanity Re-Stores in Wauwatosa and Greenfield
  • House of Peace/Capuchin Community Services
  • Neighborhood House of Milwaukee
  • Open Door Café/Cathedral of St. John
  • St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care
  • St. Francis of Assisi Church
  • The Cathedral Center
  • United Community Center
  • Women’s Care Center

Serving with children at:
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
  • Bruce Guadalupe Community School
  • Bryant Elementary School
  • Messmer St. Rose School
  • Mother of Good Counsel School
  • Nativity Jesuit Academy
  • Next Door Foundation
  • Northwest Catholic School
  • Notre Dame School of Milwaukee
  • Prince of Peace School
  • St. Anthony’s School
  • St. Catherine School
  • St. Charles Borromeo Parish School
  • St. John Paul II Catholic School
  • St. Josaphat Parish School
  • St. Margaret Mary School
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Academy

Serving with individuals with special needs at:
  • Curative Care Network
  • Milwaukee Area Goodwill Day Services
  • St. Coletta Day School
  • Vision Forward Association

Vocare Prayer

Teach Me to Be a Blessing
God of compassion, teach me to be a blessing.
When I hesitate to be with another, strengthen me.
When I question the quality of my presence, assure me.
When I want to show my worth through action, humble me.
When I miss the needs of the one who suffers, awaken me.
When I forget the beauty of a loving presence, remind me.
When I run away from the call to be there, bring me back.
Teach me to be a blessing.

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