The central office staff provides resources, leadership and assistance to our parishes and Catholic schools so that they are better able to minister to the people of God in communities throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

Offices & Services

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A quick look at our offices

Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki

Responsible for the spiritual well-being of Catholics in southeastern Wisconsin as well as the day-to-day administration of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.


Maintains the history of the archdiocese and provides guidance on sacramental records and genealogical resources.

Bishop Emeritus Richard J. Sklba

Assists the archbishop in the pastoral and spiritual leadership of the archdiocese.

Campus Ministry

Provide spiritual support to young people at UW-Milwaukee and UW-Whitewater.

Catechesis & Youth Ministry

Providing guidelines and resources for Catholics engaged in passing on the faith.

Catholic Charities

Providing human service programs throughout the Archdiocese: Adult Day Care, In-Home Support, Hoarding Intervention & Treatment, Behavioral Health Counseling, Outreach & Case Management, Legal Services for Immigrants, Refugee Resettlement, Pregnancy Support, Adoption, and Supported Parenting.

Catholic Social Justice Ministry & Dignity of the Human Person

We strive to build the capacity of the diocesan Church to act effectively in defense of human dignity, human rights and the pursuit of justice and peace.

Cemeteries and Mausoleums

Supports families by reverently bury the dead and compassionately supporting the living who mourn them.


Serves in matters of church law, administration and sacramental issues regarding Catholic weddings, baptisms and funerals.

Communication Office

Disseminates information regarding the activities of the archdiocese and handles all media relations.

Continuing Formation of Clergy

Provides management and access to formational programs in academic, spiritual, health-related (wellness) and pastoral leadership.

Deacon Services

Works as the liaison between the archbishop and deacons.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ministry

Provides consultation and deaf/hard of hearing awareness and information education.

Development and Stewardship

Secures financial resources for the archdiocese by focusing in the following areas: Catholic Stewardship Appeal, Major and Planned Giving, Parish Stewardship Programs.

Diaconate Formation

Moving hearts and minds to respond to the Lord’s call to be a deacon in today's Church.

Ecumenical and Interfaith Concerns

Provides resources and support for ecumenical and interfaith education, dialogue, and activity.


Promotes the church's call to a New Evangelization by providing vision and formation for leaders; coordinating archdiocesan evangelization initiatives; assisting parishes in new and creative efforts for revitalizing people's faith; energizing parish communities and reaching out to those who are no longer active Catholics.

Finance Services

Directs all financial, administrative and reporting functions of the archdiocese.

Human Resources/Personnel Services

Attracts and retains individuals who assist the central offices and agencies to carry out their respective missions.

Information Systems

Maintains the computer network and telecommunications system for the archdiocesan central offices.

Intercultural Ministries

Coordinates services for members of the diverse cultures and the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community.

John Paul II Center

By encountering Christ and the transforming power of his death and resurrection, the John Paul II Center for the New Evangelization is a community of practicing disciples that calls adults to encounter Jesus, forms disciples through the sacramental life of the Church, and sends disciples to go and make new disciples at home, work and in the community.

Lay Pension Office

The primary function of the Lay Pension Office is to serve employees of the archdiocese in assisting with their retirement.

Nazareth Project for Marriage and Family Formation

Supports those entering into the sacrament of marriage, married couples and their families, and those whose marriages have ended and healing for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Supports the Church's teachings on human sexuality and Natural Family Planning.

Office for Schools Administration

Provides leadership in developing quality learning communities that perpetuate the faith.

Office for Worship

A resource for the liturgical life of the people of the archdiocese.

Ordained and Lay Ecclesial Ministry

Supports personnel needs and special issues related to diocesan priests, deacons and lay ecclesial ministers.

Parish & School Financial Consulting

Provides advice and recommendations regarding record keeping and procedures for handling parish monies.

Parish Councils

Archdiocesan partnership with parishes regarding strategic planning, parish council training and staff development.

Parish Planning

Helps parishes articulate a plan for the Church in the 21st century.

Parish Stewardship

Serves parish leadership in their efforts to educate their community about the concept of true stewardship.

Planned Gifts

Charitable Remainder Trusts, Gift by Bequest, Gift of Life Insurance, Parish Endowment Funds, Retirement Plans

Safeguarding All of God's Family

Provides training for all adults who come in contact with minors.

School Development

School Development staff serve pastors, presidents, principals, development staff and volunteers in our Catholic elementary and high schools.

Services for Senior Priests

The Office for Senior Priests of the Milwaukee Archdiocese provides assistance, news and information on upcoming events for retired priests in the Milwaukee Archdiocese

Sexual Abuse Prevention & Response Services

Assists in reporting sexual abuse and provides help to those affected by sexual abuse by Church personnel.

Synod Implementation

Following the Archdiocesan Synod, a new mission statement was issued for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. This mission statement guides our work for implementing the Synod initiatives.


Provides justice for all persons who approach the Church's court system for a declaration of nullity (annulment) or other process.

Vocation Office

Supports parish personnel in the identification, encouragement and invitation of qualified candidates to serve as parish priests within the archdiocese.

World Mission Ministries

Responsible for providing and coordinating opportunities for the people of the Archdiocese to deepen our missionary spirit.

Complete list of Services

There are hundreds of services provided by the archdiocesan central offices and agencies. View the complete list.


Central Office Priorities

The first priority of the central office administration is to support parishes and schools. Everything we do focuses on serving the people of God through our parishes.

The second role is helping parishes do the things that they can not do by themselves. Central office leaders provide resources, leadership and support to allow parishes to offer ministries they would otherwise not be able to provide because of lack of resources or expertise.

Third, the central offices exist to make sure there is a structure in place to work in areas that would otherwise be left unattended or fall through the cracks, including providing a voice for the voiceless in our society.

Lastly, the central administration of the Archdiocese provides leadership, most notably through pastoral and spiritual example and teaching of the Archbishop and Auxiliary Bishops.

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912
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Phone:  (414) 769-3300
Toll-Free: (800) 769-9373
Fax:  (414)  769-3408

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