Our Vibrant Parishes
Our parishes are places where we renew our faith as missionary disciples in a community of believers who trust in the truth and joy of the Gospel. Our parishes bring hope, peace and salvation to the communities in which they are located. Through the one by One campaign our parishes will be able to enhance ministries that lead more people to Christ.
Transforming and Enhancing Vibrant Parishes
"The parish is the place where the people of God gather to offer worship and sacrifice to God and where they grow in deeper intimacy with Christ and the church through the sacramental life of faith. It is a place where we welcome others and strive to build a family of love by our communion with Christ and one another."
Bishop David L. Ricken, Parishes: Called to Be Holy, Fully Engaged, Fully Alive
Support our Parishes
Our parishes embrace people's hearts and help all of us experience the joy of knowing our Lord. These are places where we are brought together with our brothers and sisters in faith and in prayer and spiritually nourished. Through this campaign all 157 parishes in the Diocese of Green Bay will seek to:
- Engage in works of mercy with families and individuals seeking spiritual or emotional care
- Address the needs within our greater communities, including people who live at the margins of society
- Gather in prayer and worship with one another
- Share our gifts in fulfillment of the Church’s mission
Questions about what your parishes will receive
First and foremost, thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to your parish. The one by One campaign is allowing the parishes and the Diocese to further the mission of the church and strengthen our individual faith and by doing so, transform our communities. Please consider a sacrificial gift, above and beyond our normal giving in order to respond to the extraordinary needs of the Church.
Each pastor or pastoral leader, along with leaders in the parish, will work hard to identify the unique needs of the parish. These will range from programs for evangelization to construction projects aimed at comfort and hospitality each and every Sunday. Every 50 cents on the dollar will remain with the parish for the needs that are identified.
The one by One campaign is aimed at leading more people to the Kingdom of God, which will in turn draw more people to the parish. This will benefit each parish for years to come as they capture the hearts of many and have pews full every Sunday. It will provide for the future success of the parish and allow for more programs, outreach and Sacraments.