Contributions to the annual $8.1 million Catholic Stewardship Appeal are restricted for use in four key areas of ministry:
• Serving Those in Need
• Supporting Catholic Schools and Parish Religious Education
• Forming Priests, Deacons and Fostering Parish Leadership
• Strengthening Parish Ministries and Promoting Evangelization
Each area includes distinct and essential services that form an important part of what the Church in southeastern Wisconsin does to serve God. Gifts to the 2023 Appeal are used solely to support these ministries and shall be kept separate from other assets of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
A total of $8.1 million for the 2023 Catholic Stewardship Appeal is the amount needed to conduct the Appeal and fund the various ministries described below. If more than that amount is raised, the excess will be used for one or more of the ministries described to provide expanded services. If the goal is not, some ministries described below will be funded at lower levels or may have to be suspended.
Appeal ministries help Catholic families and those in our community who are struggling with services to meet their spiritual, social and human needs.
The Appeal supports parishes in their worship, planning, leadership and evangelization efforts.
Catholic schools and parish religious education programs transform our communities into centers of faith, hope and charity by providing quality Catholic formation.
The future of the Catholic Church lies in sound faith formation and leadership training for its clergy and parish leaders.