Message from the Bishop

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,Bishop-Ricken5_Harmann-Studios-2013-WEB

In the Gospel last Sunday, we heard Jesus call us to be the light of the world.  Jesus is encouraging us to follow in His footsteps.  To live a life that inspires people to know and love Jesus.  It can be a challenge to move outside our comfort zone and bring the Gospel message to those we encounter.  Through ministries like the Emmaus program disciples learn to share the Gospel.

“The Emmaus program has influenced me greatly,” said Kyle Holewinski.  “My faith is now stronger than ever. This program has changed my life.

Kyle is now more confident in his faith.  He uses these skills at his parish as a confirmation teacher and at work as a deputy sheriff.  Through the support of the Bishop’s Appeal Kyle was able to walk this path of discipleship.

A gift to the Bishop’s Appeal makes a tremendous difference!  It is a chance to put our faith in action. Please prayerfully consider a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal.  Whatever gift you are able to give is greatly appreciated and is pleasing to our Lord.

God blesses each of us every day.  When you make a gift you are thanking God for the blessings He has given you.  Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal helps your friends at your parish grow in their faith.  You offer care to people in need through Catholic Charities counseling services.  You encourage young people to stay active in their faith.  You are Inspiring Disciples.

Thank you for your support of the Church through the Bishop’s Appeal.  May God bless you and your family.

Bishop David L. Ricken

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