Seminarian Collection Reaches $429,500
“Being ordained a priest for the Diocese of Green Bay is such a privilege. Thank you for your support of my priestly journey through the Seminarian Collection.” – Fr. Scott Valentyn
If you’ve made a gift to the 2016 Seminarian Collection, thank you! You may still make your gift to help educate and form our future priests today. Please give to the Seminarian Collection.
Our Lady of Good Help Shrine Receives National Designation
Bishop David Ricken announced on Monday, August 15th that the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wisconsin has been designated as a National Shrine by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Bishop Ricken said, “This National Designation will help us reach even more pilgrims with the message the Holy Mother shared with Adele Brise to form the children in faith and prayer.”
Bishop Ricken unveiled a new logo for the Shrine, which incorporates the new name – The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. Also in anticipation of the National Designation, several enhancements have been undertaken at the Shrine, including improving access to the Oratory and creation of a Welcome Center. For more information, visit www.ShrineOfOurLadyofGoodHelp.com
The Catholic Foundation is proud to partner with the Shrine. To help The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, please consider making a gift.
If you would like more information on how you may leave a legacy to support The National 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.
Bishop’s Appeal Reaches $5.5 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 the Bishop’s Appeal, we are Faces of God’s Mercy. It is with great appreciation we can say more than $5.5 million has been raised from 29,500 donors. These gifts directly impact the ministries and services provided by the Diocese of Green Bay. More importantly, gifts help people see the face of Jesus.
Your gift helps show mercy to 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.
IRA Charitable Rollover Now Permanent
Congress has reauthorized and made permanent the
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.
Let us be the Light of Hope
Through the World Mission Services department of the Catholic Foundation and a wonderful group of volunteers will help the people of the Dominican Republic & Haiti receive a shipping container full of supplies.
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.