Spaghetti with the Sisters 2019

Celebrating an SJA Tradition

Sunday, November 3, 2019
11:30 AM-5 PM

In 1955, the Sisters of Charity of St. Joan Antida needed a way to engage the community and promote SJA, the region’s newest all-girl high school. The Sisters decided to share their students’ favorite lunch, homemade spaghetti and meatballs with the community. A Milwaukee tradition was born.
Once a year, the Sisters take their secret recipe out of the "SJA vault" for a spaghetti dinner like no other. Over the past 64 years this event has raised more than $1 million for generations of SJA women. In 2018 alone we sold more than 1,000 meals. As we celebrate our 65th anniversary as a school, please help us continue to grow. To learn more about this incredible event, and how you (or your company) can get involved, we encourage you to explore the numerous tabs, below. 

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, November 3, 2019 between 11:30 AM to 5 PM at SJA! 


Place your orders now to stock up on quarts of sauce and those famous meatballs! We highly recommend placing your to-go and dine-in ticket orders ahead of time which will allow you to skip the lines on event day!

Pre-sale orders will be accepted until 5pm on Thursday, October 31. You may place your order using the form below, or by contacting Emily Santeler, Development and Events Specialist directly by email or at (414) 274-4728.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For additional event information, please contact Emily Santeler, Development and Events Specialist, by email or at (414) 274-4728.


Join the fun by volunteering at SJA's traditional Spaghetti with the Sisters event! Volunteers are the backbone of this event, ensuring our guests have an incredible experience, and that all proceeds directly support SJA's students.

Volunteer roles include:

  • Serving spaghetti for the dining room,
  • Packaging spaghetti meals to-go,
  • Helping to provide noodles and sauce,
  • and more ... !

Please contact Emily Santeler, Development and Events Specialist, at (414) 274-4728 or via email to indicate your availability along with any need for special accommodations (being seated, etc.). We thank you for your dedication to SJA! 

Thank you to our Sponsors! 

Presenting Sponsor: 

Bada Bing Sponsor:
The Biel Family

Holy Cannoli Sponsors:
Sharon and Joseph Malenda
Three Holy Women Parish 

Event Contributors:

Judy (Dougan) '68 and Don Hurley
Ms. Alicia Ohnstad
Mary Schmitz
SJA Alumnae Association

In-Kind Sponsors: