Merry Christmas from the Catholic Foundation!

Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,bigstock-Christmas-Nativity-Scene-WEB51232669
and they shall name him Emmanuel
which means “God is with us.”    Matthew 1:23

From all of us at the Catholic Foundation, may you know God’s love and presence through the birth of Jesus.  Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas and a joyous New Year!


Cindi K. Brawner, Josh Diedrich,
and the staff of the Catholic Foundation

P.S.  Be sure to watch the live broadcast of Christmas Eve Mass with Bishop David Ricken from St. Francis Xavier Cathedral at 9:00 p.m. on WFRV Channel 5.

Retirement Collection for Retired Religious and Diocesan Priests

Through the Retirement Collection we are able to Share in the CareFacebook Post Retirement Coll 2014 WEB of our retired sisters, brothers, religious order priests and senior priests in our own diocese.  Many of these selfless women and men continue to minister well into their 80’s and 90’s.

Please pray for them and be generous in helping those who have given so much over the years.  Give to the Retirement Collection.

Advancing the Mission Grants Now Available

Advancing the Mission grants are now available for Evangelization,118 fixed lw
Leadership Development, and Lifelong Catechesis within the Diocese of Green Bay, it’s parishes and individuals.  These grants are intended to provide financial support for the spiritual, educational, and social needs of our Catholic community.

Application deadline is January 15.  Distributions will be reviewed and approved in March, and checks mailed by June 30.

Seminarian Collection Exceeds $703,000

The 2014 Seminarian Collection, launched in early August, has raised8.15.14 Fr. Wideman Post more than $703,000 from more than 9,000 families across northeastern Wisconsin. This campaign benefits the education and formation of men called by God to the priesthood.

”I have been able to focus on priestly formation, which is really a 24/7 way of life…it’s not a job, it’s not going to college, it’s a true calling. The Seminarian Collection allowed me to really focus on my vocation.” –Fr. Brian Wideman

Thank you to those who have already made a gift. Or, make a gift today at

Foundation supports the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

Shrine-of-Our-Lady-of-Good-HelpThe Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help sits quietly in Northeastern Wisconsin, surrounded by dairy farms and rolling cornfields. Seemingly untouched by our modern world, for over 150 years it has been a place where the faithful have come to seek intercession from the Blessed Virgin Mother.

The Catholic Foundation assists the Shrine by doing an annual fundraising campaign, encouraging people to establish endowments that benefit the Shrine and by helping people leave a legacy by remembering the Shrine in their wills and estates. To help the Shrine today, please consider making a gift.

If you would like more information on how you may leave a legacy to support the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, your parish or other ministries and programs in the Diocese of Green Bay, please contact Cindi Brawner at 920-272-8173 or Josh Diedrich at 920-272-8197.

Impacting Lives for more than Fifteen Years

Since its founding in 1997, the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay has distributed more than $19,000,000 to support Church ministries and services for the spiritual, educational, and social needs of
God’s people.

We can help you:

  • Make a gift that immediately makes a difference
  • Make a gift that both gives you a life income and helps others
  • Make a gift that will help others later through deferred giving
  • Make a gift to a new or existing fund that
    benefits a parish or ministry

Whether you are interested in assisting a ministry of the Church, educating our seminarians, remembering the Church in your will, helping your parish or the Church in many other ways bring Christ to thousands of people throughout Northeastern Wisconsin, the Catholic Foundation can assist you.

Each gift helps. Thank you on behalf of everyone you are assisting.

To learn more about how we can help you with your charitable intentions, please review our Annual Report or Contact Us today!