Our Children Learn to Know and Love Jesus

In the Gospel of Mark, the disciples witness the amazing transfiguration of Jesus.  In many different ways, Jesus teaches and inspires His disciples, demonstrating he is truly the son of God.

Teachers inspire and motivate children, just as Jesus did.  Educators in our schools and religious education programs light a fire in the hearts of our children so they might know and love Jesus.  These teachers are Inspiring Disciples when they share the Gospel with children.

Thank you to the 20,546 donors who have raised $4,111,411 of our Bishop’s Appeal $5.3 million dollar goal.

Please help those who are Inspiring Disciples by making a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal.  Please make your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal today and help children see God through our Catholic educators.  Thank you for your support of the Bishop’s Appeal.



Bishop’s Appeal Supports Catholic Charities Counseling Services

A wedding is an exciting event!  But what happens when the honeymoon is over?  Marriage is hard.  Issues like poor communication, financial stress, family problems, infidelity, and resentment can weaken a marriage.

Catholic Charities Counseling Services provides a light out of the darkness.  Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal helps to promote healthy marriages.  Did you know in 2016, 20% of the distributions from the Bishop’s Appeal went to support the services provided by Catholic Charities?

Currently $3,742,000 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 today helps Catholic Charities reach out to counsel those in need.  Thank you for your support of the Bishop’s Appeal.



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.



Embracing God’s Love

The Emmaus program inspires disciples throughout our Diocese.  Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal helps support the Emmaus program.  You educate and encourage people who want to learn more about their Catholic faith.

Kyle Holewinski is now more confident in his faith and he inspires people to embrace God’s love.  He is a Deputy Sheriff and Chaplain at the jail and also leads confirmation classes at his parish.  It is through the Bishop’s Appeal that Kyle is able to walk this path of discipleship.

Currently $2,157,708 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 build vibrant parishes and share the Gospel throughout northeastern Wisconsin. Please make gift a today to the Bishop’s Appeal. Learn more about all the wonderful ministries the Bishop’s Appeal supports.



Helping People Experience God’s Mercy

Thank you to the 2,773 donors who have already given a gift to the 2017 Bishop’s Appeal.  So far, $ 1.3 million has been raised to support diocesan ministries.

When you make a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal you play a big part helping people experience God’s mercy.  You help pastoral and care ministers receive guidance to reach out to the homebound and hospitalized.  These ministers actively bring the love of God into people’s lives by providing supportive care to those who face crises, trauma, loss, or personal dilemmas.

You also provide training to educators who help our children experience the grace of God.  You make it possible for the New Evangelization department to develop faith-filled programs to bring people closer to Christ.

These are the people who are Inspiring Disciples in our Diocese.  Thank you for your support of the Bishop’s Appeal. Learn more about all the wonderful ministries the Bishop’s Appeal supports.  Please make a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal.  Help us inspire disciples.



What is the Bishop’s Appeal?

The Bishop’s Appeal is a direct appeal to people of the Diocese, asking them to make a gift to support the mission and ministries of the Diocese of Green Bay.  The Bishop’s Appeal helps:

  • Young people learn about Jesus in our parishes and Catholic schools
  • Those in need of counseling are helped at Catholic Charities
  • Men receive training and formation to become deacons
  • Care Ministers provide pastoral care to church members
  • New Evangelization bring faith-filled programming into our Church communities
  • And so much more!

Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal helps build vibrant parishes and share the Gospel throughout northeastern Wisconsin. Learn more about all the wonderful ministries the Bishop’s Appeal supports.



Inspiring Disciples through the Bishop’s Appeal

Our Diocese is Inspiring Disciples by supporting people in need of Jesus’ love through the Bishop’s Appeal.

The Bishop’s Appeal helps train ministers who bring God’s love to those who are homebound, sick or hospitalized. Children grow in their faith through Religious Education programs and at Camp Tekakwitha. The Bishop’s Appeal also guides college students and adults through evangelization efforts and Adult Faith Formation programs.

Through the Bishop’s Appeal we help form and train ministers through the Emmaus formation program. Many are called to be deacons or lay ministers.

All these people inspire disciples and all receive support through the Bishop’s Appeal.
Learn more about all the ministries the Bishop’s Appeal supports. Please make a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal. Help us inspire disciples.



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.



Our Lady of Good Help Shrine Receives National Designation

New Logo

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.



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!