On the morning of Saturday, December 31, we learned Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI had been called to eternal life. Together, we give thanks to God for the life and ministry of Pope Benedict XVI and pray for the repose of his soul. Bishop David L. Ricken shared the following: “He spoke and wrote with great …
And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” – Luke 2:13-14. Let us celebrate with joy the coming of the Prince of Peace and Savior of the World! May the closeness of Emmanuel fill us all with love, humility and tenderness.
Diocese of Green Bay parishioners had the opportunity to support the retirement needs of our retired religious and priests through the Retirement Collection on the weekend of December 11-12, 2021. Share in the Care and donate to the Retirement Collection online today.
Seventeen years ago, the Catholic Foundation established the Seminarian Collection with the theme, “Hope for the Future, Help Them Today!” This effort grew from a second collection in the first few years, to a mailing that reached every registered household in our diocese. Over the history of the collection, more than 100,000 gifts totaling nearly …
“Give and you will receive a hundred-fold. It’s amazing how giving is good for the soul,” shared Ken Deterville, who along with his wife Ruth, started the St. Faustina Endowment for Catholic Charities. The Detervilles’ generous and sustaining gift funds the services Catholic Charities provides for expectant birth mothers through their adoption program.
Thanks to the tremendous generosity of many people in our parishes, the 2021 Catholic Foundation Missionary Cooperation Plan Appeal (MCP) raised a record $425,260.65 in support of missionary groups. $11,191,07 was distributed to each of the missionary groups that participated in our 2021 Appeal. This is the largest-ever distribution provided through our MCP.
Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal makes it possible for Catholic Charities to help thousands of people in Northeast Wisconsin. For many in our communities, Catholic Charities can provide a lifeline of hope. Their caring counselors live their faith and work to share the healing love of our Lord with those who need it most.
Lourdes Academy in Oshkosh is making their dream of a unified campus for students from 4-year-old Kindergarten to grade 12 a reality. In recognition of this success of this campus building project, Bishop David Ricken celebrated Mass and blessed part of the new building during a visit to Lourdes Academy.
During this Holy Easter season, we rejoice with the disciples in Christ’s resurrection. Our risen Lord is our salvation and our renewal. On behalf of the Catholic Foundation, we wish you a most Happy Easter filled with the joy and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“It is sacred furniture that is set apart for holy things, to be the table of the Lord himself, where His Body and Blood are offered every time we have Mass,” said Bishop David Ricken. Bishop Ricken was speaking about the consecration of a new altar at Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Green Bay. The parish was able to make the renewal of their sanctuary a priority through the one by One capital campaign.