Easter Blessings!

Tomb of JesusAs we end our Lenten journey, we celebrate Easter reflecting with gratitude on the joyous resurrection. Thanks be to God for His unending goodness!

With your help, the Catholic Foundation continues to allow others to experience how good our Father is to each of us. We are pleased to share the news the Catholic Foundation is awarding more than $3.4 million in grants and distributions to support those who look for care through our parishes, Catholic schools, and other Catholic ministries here in northeastern Wisconsin.

Your support helps bring the Risen Christ to people young and old. Thank you and may God continue to abundantly bless you and your family this Easter season!

Bishop’s Appeal Lights the Fire of Faith in Young People

Youth ministry provides opportunities for young people to draw closer to Christ, building a bond with each other and the Church.  Through dynamic events like Youth Jam, March for Life and Steubenville they light the fire of faith, and carry that torch forward for all to see.

Currently $4.7 million has been raised toward our $5.3 million dollar goal.  Please help those who are Inspiring Disciples by making a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal.  Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal helps inspire young people to a lifelong journey of discipleship. Your gift today helps young people experience the gift of God’s mercy.  Thank you to the 24,599 donors who have supported the Appeal! Learn more about all the wonderful ministries the Bishop’s Appeal supports.

Bishop’s Appeal Reaches $4.5 Million

Pope Francis reminds us that we can go out to every man and woman, bringing the goodness and tenderness of God.  We do this when we visit the sick, care for the afflicted, and inspire others in their faith through Care Ministry.

Through the Bishop’s Appeal, we are Inspiring Disciples.  It is with great appreciation we can say $4.5 million has been raised from 23,655 donors.  These gifts directly impact the ministries and services provided by the Diocese of Green Bay.

Your gift helps inspire others to reach out in kindness and lend a helping hand.  Please support the Bishop’s Appeal with your gift today!  Thank you for your support of the Bishop’s Appeal. Learn more about all the wonderful ministries the Bishop’s Appeal supports.

Catholic Campus Ministry – Pray, Serve, Belong

Catholic Campus Ministry at UW-Green Bay is focused on Prayer, Service and Fellowship. It is a community of college students who worship together and seek to learn more about their Faith. Sr. Laura Zelten and Fr. Scott Valentyn are Inspiring Disciples and offering friendship and support to college students looking for guidance in faith.

“It’s a home when you are not at your home, it’s a community and it’s a family when you need it the most,” said Heather Roberts. “Sr. Laura is such a blessing to us.  She rocks!”

Brianna Bodo commented, “Sr. Laura encourages us to make Catholic Campus Ministry our own. She encourages us to find our own activities that we may want to do within the community or within campus.”

“Mass at UWGB is a place where I can grow in my faith, thank you so much for your support of the Bishop’s Appeal,” said Katrina Weber.

Currently $3,432,367 has been raised toward our $5.3 million dollar goal.  Please help those who are Inspiring DisciplesPlease make a gift today  and support this important ministry by giving to the Bishop’s Appeal.

IRA Charitable Rollover Now Permanent

Congress has reauthorized and made permanent the FB Post - IRA Rollover v4
IRA charitable rollover. If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make a charitable gift up to $100,000 from your IRA. Your gift will qualify for your required minimum distribution and you will not have to pay federal income tax on the amount given directly from your IRA to charity.

Please consider a gift to your Parish, Catholic school, the Catholic Foundation, Bishop’s Appeal Endowment, or other diocesan ministry.

For more information please contact your IRA administrator or tax
adviser.  You may also  call Cindi Brawner here at the
Catholic Foundation:  920-272-8173.

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 $35,000,000 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!