Message from the Bishop

Bishop-Ricken5_Harmann-Studios-2013-WEBDear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

One of the great privileges I have as Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay is the opportunity to meet so many different people across northeastern Wisconsin.  People share with me how God has blessed them and, in many cases, challenged them in life.  I assure them that during hard times God is always present and loving them.

During difficult times in my life, I have relied on God.  I also recognize the blessings He has given to me. Your support of the Bishop’s Appeal is one of
those blessings.

I have always said that our diocese is like Catholic Disneyland.  We are blessed to have Catholic hospitals, high schools, universities and nursing facilities that care for those in need.  This care also happens through parish ministries that visit the sick and homebound.  It happens through our religious education programs for people of all ages, and it happens each and every Sunday in our 157 parishes.

We are able to reach out, educate and enhance our worship because of your support of the Bishop’s Appeal. Last year, more than 30,000 families helped share the light of Christ.  Thank you for your strong support of the Bishop’s Appeal through the Crozier Society.

Please prayerfully consider making a generous pledge to the 2014 Bishop’s Appeal.  Whatever you are able to give is greatly appreciated.  You hold a special place in my heart and a daily remembrance in my prayers.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Bishop David L. Ricken

Most Reverend David L. Ricken, DD, JCL
Bishop of Green Bay

P.S. Please prayerfully consider a generous pledge to Bishop’s Appeal 2013. To make an online gift today, visit