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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].


Bishop’s Appeal Lights the Fire of Faith in Young People

Youth ministry provides opportunities for young people to draw closer to Christ, building a bond with each other and the Church.  Through dynamic events like Youth Jam, March for Life and Steubenville they light the fire of faith, and carry that torch forward for all to see.

Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal helps lead young people on a lifelong journey of discipleship.  Your gift today helps young people experience the gift of God’s mercy.  Thank you for supporting the Appeal!

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
  • Those in need of counseling are helped at Catholic Charities
  • Men receive training and formation to become deacons
  • Care Ministers provide pastoral care to church members
  • New Evangelization 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 Catholic Charities Counseling Services

A wedding is an exciting event!  But what happens when the honeymoon is over?  Marriage is hard.  Issues like poor communication, financial stress, family problems, infidelity, and resentment can weaken a marriage.

Catholic Charities Counseling Services provides a light out of the darkness.  Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal helps to promote healthy marriages.  Did you know in 2017, 24% of the distributions from the Bishop’s Appeal went to support the services provided by Catholic Charities?

Currently more than $1.1 million has been raised toward our $5.4 million dollar goal.  Please prayerfully consider making a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal.  Your gift today helps Catholic Charities reach out to counsel those in need.  Thank you for your support of the Bishop’s Appeal.

Catholic Foundation Celebrates 20 Years

The Catholic Foundation celebrates 20 years of impacting lives thanks to your generosity!  What started as a vision by Bishop Robert J. Banks in 1997 has grown to more than $90 million today.

Families partner with the Foundation to create a legacy for future Catholic generations.  Gifts are used for education, ministry and social service needs throughout our 16-county Diocese.  Nearly $40 million has been distributed throughout the last
20 years.

“Our friends support us because of our Catholic values.  Families recognize the impact we have in the community and in our parishes,” shared Cindi Brawner founding Executive Director of the Catholic Foundation.

The Catholic Foundation has achieved tremendous success. With your prayers and generosity we will continue to grow for the next 20 years and beyond. Thank you!

To learn more about how we can help you create your legacy, please call Cindi Brawner, at 920.272.8173 or email [email protected].

IRA Charitable Rollover Now Permanent

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IRA charitable rollover. If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make a charitable gift up to $100,000 from your IRA. Your gift will qualify for your required minimum distribution and you will not have to pay federal income tax on the amount given directly from your IRA to charity.

Please consider a gift to your Parish, Catholic school, the Catholic Foundation, Bishop’s Appeal Endowment, or other diocesan ministry.

For more information please contact your IRA administrator or tax
adviser.  You may also  call Cindi Brawner here at the
Catholic Foundation:  920-272-8173.

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 of Christ to people in prisons, hospitals, shelters, youth programs, and the homebound.

Did you know in 2017, 11% of the distributions from the Bishop’s Appeal went to support Ministry Formation?  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 Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

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

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!