Bishop’s Appeal Reaches $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 $5 million has been raised from 26,868 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.
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.
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.
Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal helps lead young people on a lifelong journey of discipleship. Your gift today helps young people experience the gift of God’s mercy. Thank you for supporting the Appeal!
Bishop’s Appeal Supports Deacon Training & Formation
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. — Matthew 28: 19-20
There are many disciples of Christ who live in our world today. A disciple of Jesus is someone who is a good friend of His, who spends quiet time with him every day, and see’s the face of Jesus in those around him.
Deacons are living disciples of Christ! They assist at Mass, and proclaim the Gospel of Christ to people in prisons, hospitals, shelters, youth programs, and the homebound.
Did you know in 2015, 14% of the distributions from the Bishop’s Appeal went to support Ministry Formation? Please make a gift today to help train and form deacons and lay ministers who serve in parishes throughout the Diocese. 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.
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 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.