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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.
The annual Bishop’s Appeal is a campaign to support the ministries and services of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay that impacts our parishes, schools, families and individuals. Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal brings the face of Jesus to more than 300,000 people through funding the programs of the Church.
The annual seminarian collection supports men who have been called to the priesthood by financially supporting tuition, room and board, health insurance and the efforts of the Vocations office . By giving to this collection, you are supporting these men who will serve us, our children and grandchildren as priests of the future.
Emergency Disaster Relief
The Catholic Bishops of the United States have established the Emergency Disaster Fund to support domestic disaster relief efforts. The funds collected support humanitarian needs, long-term recovery and Church needs resulting from calamity caused by natural disasters.
This is a group of short-term global mission projects with a connection to the Diocese of Green Bay. There are a wide variety of projects that support medical, educational, water, nutrition and housing causes around the world. A link to the current booklet can be found here.
National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
The National Shrine of our Lady of Good Help is located just northeast of Green Bay in Champion, WI. Our Lady appeared to Adele Brise in 1859 and the Shrine works to continue the Gospel mission of Jesus Christ by responding to Mary’s call to Adele by fostering conversion, teaching the children and ministering to the sick and old.
A gift to the Catholic Foundation Operating Fund invests in the work that allows the people of the Diocese of Green Bay to leave their legacy. Your gift facilitates stewardship to support parishes, schools and ministries throughout northeastern Wisconsin.
A gift to Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Green Bay supports those throughout northeastern Wisconsin during some of life’s most challenging moments. Catholic Charities provides a variety of services including adoption, mental health counseling, personal finance counseling and parenting support to all individuals, regardless of religious affiliation.
The retirement collection helps care for the men and women religious, as well as our senior diocesan priests. A gift to this collection shares in the care of those who have given us their lifetimes.
Fr. Mike DR Mission
The diocese has operated a mission in the Dominican Republic for more than 55 years. Fr. Mike Seis serves as the mission director and is the pastor of two parishes, Santa Teresa in Elías Piña and San Ysidro in El Llano. Fr. Seis also serves people in 90 settlements throughout the province.
Camp Tekakwitha is an outdoor ministry of the Diocese of Green Bay, established to help young people encounter Jesus Christ through prayer, community, and self-discovery amidst the beauty of God’s natural creation. A gift to Camp Tekakwitha supports this ministry that has provided a positive, Catholic summer camp experience for children since 1926.