CRS Rice Bowl a Lenten Family Activity

Ash Wednesday, March 6, marks the beginning of Lent. To enrich your crs-rice-bowl-logojourney and make a difference in the lives of others, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) invites us to enhance our Lenten experience through
prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

Read personal stories about the people CRS helps every day, daily reflections and recipes for meatless meals by clicking here.  Use a special bowl to collect coins in conjunction with the calendar as a way of sharing our many blessings.

As always, 75% of your contribution to Operation 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’s World Missions office we support the outreach ministry of Catholic Relief Services.

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Bishop’s Appeal Reaches $4.8 Million

Thank you to the 23,436 families who have generously given more than $4.8 million to the 2019 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.  You help people live out their ministry in service to their community and 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.

Please prayerfully consider making your gift today.  Thank you!

Help Our Brothers and Sisters Around the World

The new World Mission Services Projects Booklet ProjectBookletSquareImagehas been released, and is overflowing with charitable projects!  This booklet provides a way to be the heart and hands of Christ to people in missions around the globe.

If you’re a teacher, catechist, parent, teen, faith sharing group, parish ministry, or someone looking to serve the global Church, this booklet has a project where you can make a difference.  Help our brothers and sisters around the world rise above poverty and adversity, adopt a project today!

Bishop’s Appeal Missionaries of Hope

He told them, “Let us go on to the nearby villages that I may preach there also.  For this purpose have I come.” Mark 1:38

Jesus came to us with a purpose from the beginning.  In a short time he taught, healed and preached. He built up disciples to carry forth his mission.

Today there are many disciples who carry on the mission of Jesus.  Deacons not only assist at Mass, but they proclaim the Gospel of Christ to people in prisons, hospitals, shelters, youth programs and to people who are homebound.  Counselors at Catholic Charities provide guidance and care through their counseling services.  Catechists nurture the spiritual formation of children in parishes.  All these people are Missionaries of Hope and all receive support through the Bishop’s Appeal.

Learn more here about all the wonderful ministries the Bishop’s Appeal supports. Please prayerfully consider making a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal today.

Foundation supports the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

Shrine-of-Our-Lady-of-Good-HelpThe National 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 National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, your parish or other ministries and programs in the Diocese of Green Bay, please contact Josh Diedrich at 920-272-8197 or Cindi Brawner at 920-272-8173.

Impacting Lives for 20 Years

Since its founding in 1997, the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay has distributed more than $35,000,000 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!