First came Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. Now, Giving Tuesday reminds us to slow down and consider giving to those charities we love most. For many of our friends a gift to the Catholic Foundation means supporting Seminarians, children attending Camp Tekakwitha, adults deepening their faith at Holy Name Retreat House or the many ministries supported through the Bishop’s Appeal. Giving Tuesday places people in need at the forefront of our holiday frenzy. Please make your online gift today.
Retirement Collection – Share in the Care
The Retirement Collection benefits the men and women religious as well as our senior diocesan priests. In thanksgiving for all that our senior diocesan priests and religious have done, please prayerfully consider giving a generous gift to the collection. Please also pray for God’s continued blessings on our diocesan priests, religious order priests, sisters and brothers.
2014 Grant Applications Available
The Catholic Foundation has opened up their grant application process. Individuals, parishes, Catholic schools, and Catholic organizations have until January 15, 2014 to submit an application in five areas. They include Advancing the Mission grants in Leadership Development, Evangelization and Life Long Catechesis. The Foundation also has grants available through Lumen Christi and unrestricted funds.
Last year more than $3 million dollars was awarded. To learn more about Catholic Foundation grants or to apply please click here or call Cindi Brawner at 920-272-8173.
Seminarian Collection Exceeds $650,000
The 2013 Seminarian Collection launched four weeks ago and has raised $658,218 from more than 8,500 families across northeastern Wisconsin. This special campaign to benefit the educational needs of seminarian and support the work of the vocation office has been successful. Every gift is important. Each year, seminary education cost more than $750,000 to support these men called by God.
Thank you to all those who have made a gift already. There is still time to respond to the great need we have to support our local seminarians. To make your gift today visit www.catholicfoundationgb.org/give.
Foundation supports the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
The 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
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.