“A gift to the Bishop’s Appeal really supports our area, because 90% of our revenue comes from Bishop’s Appeal.”
— Dr. Joe Bound, Diocesan Director of Education
Bishop’s Appeal funding supports: young people in Catholic schools and religious education programs; training for teachers, principals and religious educators; parish youth ministry and adult education.
“In a very real way, Catholic Charities could be considered the heart of our diocese, offering to those in need services that our parishes are not usually able to provide.”
— Bishop Emeritus Robert Banks
More than 41,000 people are helped each year through one or more of 20 Catholic Charities’ programs, such as mental health counseling, child welfare services, adoptions, and help for immigrants.
“I think of the Bishop’s Appeal as an opportunity to go beyond ourselves, beyond our parish and help others.”
— Fr. Doug LeCaptain, pastor of St. Raphael Parish, Oshkosh
“Through your generosity to the Bishop’s Appeal many, many Catholics throughout Northeastern Wisconsin are assisted as they live their faith…”
— Fr. John Girotti, pastor of St. Anthony Parish, Tigerton
“The ministry part of my job excites me because it’s not just about me anymore. It’s not about the bottom line. It’s not about the paycheck. It’s about God’s work. It’s about God’s people,”
— Barb Tremel, Business Manager, St. Thomas More Parish, Appleton.
Barb is one of the scores of people who have completed the Commissioned Ministry Leadership Formation Program, which is funded by the Bishop’s Appeal.
“I find my job to be very rewarding because I get to help in educating the students as well as adults into our awesome Catholic faith.”
— Sally Korbisch, religious educator at St. Anthony Parish, Tigerton
Sally received training, funded by the Bishop’s Appeal, through the diocesan Religious Education Department.