Bishop's Appeal


What is the Bishop's Appeal?

The Bishop's Appeal is a stewardship opportunity for each of us to reach out to thousands of people in search of Jesus' love.  Each gift given supports the ministries of the Diocese of Green Bay which serve our parishes, Catholic schools and communities.  Your gift truly helps bring the heart and hands of Christ to our children, young adults, families and neighbors here in northeastern Wisconsin.

To make a gift today contact your parish, visit the Bishop’s Appeal website at,

or call Debbie toll-free at 877-500-3580, ext. 8184.

Why Give to the Bishop’s Appeal?

And the king will say to them in reply, “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”   Matthew 25:40

Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal will help in countless ways.  Care ministers are trained to go out and share the Gospel with the homebound and sick.  Children and families are able to attend lively, interactive education programs learning the Word of God.  A young woman in an abusive relationship is able, through counseling with Catholic Charities, to stand on her own feet.  Families seeking to adopt are connected with newborn babies.  Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal makes happy endings possible.

91% of every dollar raised goes to Diocesan ministries and services right here in northeastern Wisconsin.

Make a tremendous difference, and give to the Bishop’s Appeal. How much you give is less important than the spirit in which you give. Even small donations add up to large donations.  To make a gift today contact your parish, visit the Bishop’s Appeal website at, or call Debbie toll-free at 877-500-3580, ext. 8184.





View the 2019 Bishop's Appeal Video Message:



Message from the Bishop:

Dear Brothers and Sisters,


As Christians, we are called to be people of hope helping one another grow in our relationship with Jesus.  Much of this work happens in our parishes, Catholic schools and through the ministries of the Diocese.

Today, there are many Missionaries of Hope who share the love of Jesus with young people eager to learn about the Catholic faith.  One easy way you can help them is by supporting the Bishop’s Appeal.

In our Diocese, I see many beautiful examples of people serving as Missionaries of Hope.  Your support is also instrumental in providing help and hope through Catholic Charities to individuals with gambling problems or addictions.  People desperate to find answers reach out to Catholic Charities for debt management services, counseling, parenting support and adoption.

Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal makes a tremendous difference!  Through support of the Appeal, together we are Missionaries of Hope.  Please prayerfully consider making your gift today.

Thank you for your support of the Church through the Bishop’s Appeal.  Please know your gift will only be used to support the ministries of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay.  May God bless you and your family.

Bishop David L. Ricken

Most Reverend David L. Ricken, DD, JCL
Bishop of Green Bay