Seminarian Collection Begins August 3-4

The annual Seminarian Collection supports men who have been called to the priesthood.  The spiritual formation of seminarians costs about $38,000 each year.  The Diocese anticipates spending more than $1,000,000 this year for tuition, room and board, health insurance, spiritual and pastoral programs and more to prepare these men on their journey to the priesthood.

Make your gift today.  These men are our Hope for the Future.  Please Help them Today!

Extraordinary World Mission Month October 2019

Pope Francis asks the whole Church to celebrate the Extraordinary World Mission  month of October 2019.  The theme for this Extraordinary World Mission month is Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World.

Celebrating this will help us to rediscover the missionary dimension of our faith in Jesus Christ, a faith graciously bestowed on us in baptism.  We received this gift freely and we share it freely, excluding no one.  The Church on mission in the world enables us to see all with God’s own eyes and heart and to bring love, mercy, hope and sacraments to the ends of the earth.

With generous hearts on World Mission Sunday, please support the work of those who provide loving service and a special moment of encounter with the Pope’s missions throughout the world.  This can be accomplished through prayer, reflection and witness.  Thank you and God bless you!  For more information, contact World Missions at 920.272.8192 or email [email protected]

Arthur Schmidt: A Legacy

“Leading a life of stewardship encourages one to return a grateful share of all they have to God in recognition of His many blessings.”

It is with deep sadness we say farewell to Arthur Schmidt, a founding member of the Catholic Foundation Board of Directors.  Art along his wife, Gladys, and their family have spent a lifetime committed to leading a stewardship way of life.  Art treated all those he met with love and kindness and knew all his successes were abundant blessings from God.  He continuously looked for ways to share those gifts with others.  Countless people have been touched by the faith and stewardship of Art Schmidt – he will be deeply missed.

Read Arthur Schmidt Obituary here.

CRS Rice Bowl a Lenten Family Activity

Ash Wednesday, March 6, 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 Operation 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 World Missions office we support the outreach ministry of Catholic Relief Services.

Learn more at www.crsricebowl.org

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.

Bishop’s Appeal Reaches $5.76 Million

Thank you to the 27,679 families who have generously given more than $5.76 million to the 2019 Bishop’s Appeal.  We are grateful for your generous support!

When you make a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal you play a big part in extending the hand of Jesus to others.  You help people live out their ministry in service to their community and help others get back on their feet after a difficult time.  Every week, thousands of children are inspired through Catholic education to live a faith-filled life.

Please prayerfully consider making your gift today.  Thank you!

Shipping Container Donations Needed

For the fourth year, Catholic Foundation World Mission Services and a wonderful group of volunteers will help the people of the Dominican Republic and Haiti receive a shipping container full of supplies.

We need your help!  We are accepting cash donations to be used towards the shipping costs of the container and to purchase needed items.  The cost of shipping is $6,000.
Click here to make an online gift.

Prayers and Support for Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Millions of people from around the world watched with great sadness as fire tore through the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.  This iconic Cathedral has been a welcoming place of worship and pilgrimage for more than eight centuries.  It housed essential relics, including those related to the crucifixion of Christ.  The impact of the fire on the faithful of the city and of the world is immense and the full extent will not be known for some time.

If you would like to support this disaster, gifts can be sent to: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Attn: Monsignor Walter Rossi, Rector, 400 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20017.  Checks should be made payable to “Basilica of the  National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception”; indicate “Cathedral of Notre Dame Fund” in the memo portion of the check.  All gifts received will be used solely for the assistance of Notre Dame Cathedral and those affected by this tragedy.

Help Our Brothers and Sisters Around the World

The new World Mission Services Projects Booklet ProjectBookletSquareImagehas been released, and is overflowing with charitable projects!  This booklet provides a way to be the heart and hands of Christ to people in missions around the globe.

If you’re a teacher, catechist, parent, teen, faith sharing group, parish ministry, or someone looking to serve the global Church, this booklet has a project where you can make a difference.  Help our brothers and sisters around the world rise above poverty and adversity, adopt a project today!

Catholic Foundation Approves Distributions of $4.6 Million

The Board of Directors of the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay, Inc., approved distributions of more than $4.6 million.

The Catholic Foundation awards grants that financially support the spiritual, educational and social needs of more than 200 organizations within the 16 counties of the Diocese of Green Bay.

Click here to read the press releases for more information.