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.  Deacon-Formation-BA15 WEBA 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 2014, 15% 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.



Bishop’s Appeal Reaches $1.8 Million

But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise and do not be afraid.”

 – Matthew Chapter 17:7

Thank you to the 8400 donors who have taken a stand donating2015 BA-Poster-FB
$1.8 million to the 2015 Bishop’s Appeal.  This is a wonderful start!

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.



Rice Bowl Lent Activities

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent.  To enrich your journey and make a difference in the lives of others, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) invites us to enhance our Lenten experience through prayer, fasting, learning and almsgiving.Rice Bowl poster 2015

Find several Family Activities from CRS designed to help you learn about our world and hard realities in our global families.  Read stories about people CRS helps every day, daily reflections, and even meatless recipes to share with your family.  Use a special bowl to collect coins in conjunction with the calendar as a way of sharing your many blessings.

As always, 75% of your contribution to Rice Bowl supports CRS’ humanitarian relief programs in nearly 100 countries worldwide.  25% remains in our Diocese to support the fight against local hunger and poverty.  Through the Catholic Foundation World Missions department we support the outreach ministry of Catholic Relief Services.

What you give up for Lent changes lives.  Give to Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl.



What is the Bishop’s Appeal?

The Bishop’s Appeal is a direct appeal to people of the Diocese, askingJPEG Image (62000) fixed WEB
them to make a gift to support the mission and ministries of the Diocese of Green Bay.  So what does a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal do?

  • 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
  • Pastoral care is available to church members through Care Ministers
  • New Evangelization brings 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 here.

Share your love of Jesus and help us in Building Disciples of Christ!  Make a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal today.



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!