What is the Bishop’s Appeal?

The Bishop’s Appeal is a direct appeal to people of the Diocese, asking them to make a gift to support the mission and ministries of the Diocese of Green Bay.  The Bishop’s Appeal helps:

  • Young people learn about Jesus in our parishes and Catholic schools
  • Individuals and families in need of counseling through programs at Catholic Charities
  • Men receive training and formation to become deacons
  • Engaged couples through the Marriage Preparation Program
  • Care Ministers provide pastoral care to church members
  • Parish Evangelization Efforts bring 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 about all the wonderful ministries the Bishop’s Appeal supports.



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.  A 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 to people in prisons, hospitals, shelters, youth programs and to people who are sick and homebound.

In 2018, the Discipleship & Leadership Development Mission Team received 62% of their operating budget from the Bishop’s Appeal.  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.



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!