Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land

The Holy Land Franciscans have been appointed by Pope Francis to conduct the Pontifical Good Friday Collection in every parish in the United States.  Donations make a direct impact on Christians living in the Holy Land.

With the funds from the Good Friday Collection, the Holy Land Franciscans provide presence, care and service to the Christians living in the Holy Land.  You can help preserve important shrines critical in the history of the Christian Faith, support pastoral care to the Christian community and provide for the poor through housing development and scholarship opportunities.

Make a difference!  Learn more or make a direct donation to the Holy Land Collection and preserve Christianity in the Holy Land.

Bishop’s Appeal Reaches $4.6 Million

But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise and do not be afraid.”
– Matthew Chapter 17:7


We are Catholic, and we are the light of the world! Thank you to more than 26,000 donors who have taken a stand giving $4.6 million to the 2014 Bishop’s Appeal. This means we have reached 90% of our $5.1 million goal.

When you make a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal you play a big part in extending the hand of Jesus to others. We help people rise up and live out their ministry in service to their community, and we help others get back on their feet after a difficult time. Every week, thousands of children are inspired through Catholic education to live a faith-filled life.

Your gift today
helps others rise up and live. Thank you for your support of the Bishop’s Appeal.

Bishop’s Appeal provides deacon formation and training

The Bishop’s Appeal 2014 has received nearly $2.5 million fromDeacon-Ordination-126 14,000 families.  This is terrific progress, but there is much more to accomplish.
If you are still contemplating your gift, consider how the Bishop’s Appeal helps deacons minister in our local parishes.

Every day deacons answer Jesus’ call to serve others. They minister to the needs of people and bring Christ into our daily lives.  The Bishop’s Appeal assists deacons in their pre-ordination training, as well in their post-ordination continuing education.

Without the Bishop’s Appeal, it would be difficult to have a quality formation process, or to provide the support services needed for the ordained diaconate community. Help support deacons in their training and formation with a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal.

Pope Francis Lenten Message

He became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich (cf. 2 Cor 8:9)

Pope-FrancisAs Lent draws near, I would like to offer some helpful thoughts on our path of conversion as individuals and as a community. These insights are inspired by the words of Saint Paul: “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich” (2 Cor 8:9). The Apostle was writing to the Christians of Corinth to encourage them to be generous in helping the faithful in Jerusalem who were in need. What do these words of Saint Paul mean for us Christians today? What does this invitation to poverty, a life of evangelical poverty, mean for us today?

1. Christ’s grace

First of all, it shows us how God works. He does not reveal himself cloaked in worldly power and wealth but rather in weakness and poverty: “though He was rich, yet for your sake he became poor …”.

Continue reading the Holy Father’s full message

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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!