CRS Rice Bowl a Lenten Family Activity

Ash Wednesday, February 26, 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 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 Office of World Mission Services we support the outreach ministry of Catholic Relief Services.

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Let’s welcome, heal and educate!

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 Rising in Faith 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.

A Message from Bishop Ricken

The world needs the full embrace of God’s love now more than ever.  Rising in Faith we can welcome, heal and educate!  It’s our opportunity to lift one another up and help one another see the real purpose and meaning of life,” said Bishop Ricken in his Bishop’s Corner article in The Compass.

To read more please click here.  Thank you for your generous support of the 2020 Bishop’s Appeal.

Looking for a Lenten Project?

This Lent have a direct connection to Pope Francis’ missions.  Meet the people confronting the world’s urgent needs.  Celebrate the Pope’s missions around the world.  Follow Pope Francis and make a difference at Missio or download the app.  Your gift brings hope to others around the world.

For more information, please contact Cindy St. Aubin, World Mission Director, at 920.272.8192 or email her at [email protected].


Inspiring Annual Report Stories

Paying It Forward to Help our Seminarians

“I pray for vocations every day,” shared Mary Ann Parie before she passed away last fall.  “We need priests.  I don’t want money to be the barrier for them to enter the seminary.”

Mary Ann created the Msgr. Joseph Marx and Rev. Henry J. Arens Endowment for Seminarians.  Through this fund she supports the vocation to the priesthood and ensures future generations of Catholics have the opportunity to attend Mass and receive the Sacraments.

To read more about Mary Ann’s gift and other inspiring stories, please click here.

The one by One Campaign

The Catholic Foundation has helped the Diocese of Green Bay launch the one by One campaign.  This mission campaign will raise funds to strengthen and ensure the future of our parishes by addressing their critical needs, enhance Catholic education, broaden social services programs and ministries and help support our seminarians.

To learn more about the one by One campaign, please click here.


Impacting Lives for More Than 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!