Archdiocesan Mission Statement
To proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through his saving death and resurrection by calling, forming and sending disciples to go and make new disciples. As a people, we are called to encounter Jesus and grow as disciples through the sacramental life of the Church.
Archbishop Listecki is the spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. His priorities focus on Catholic Identity, Stewardship and Evangelization. He is assisted by two auxiliary bishops, Bishop Haines and Bishop Schuerman. Bishop Emeritus Sklba continues to support the archdiocese in his retirement.
The Mary Mother of the Church Pastoral Center is the main office for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. 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 and schools.
A chronological look at the history of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee beginning with the early missionary period through today. Includes indepth information on immigration, lay people and Catholic life, Catholic education and Catholic social provision.
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee was established on November 28, 1843, and was created an archbishopric on February 12, 1875. The archdiocese covers 4,758 square miles in southeast Wisconsin. Learn about number of parishes, priests, religious, schools, and other information.
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. The central offices exist to make sure there is a structure in place to work in areas that would otherwise be left unattended.
In January 2013, Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki wrote his first Pastoral Letter on ecclesiology which set the foundation for an Archdiocesan Synod. Following the Archdiocesan Synod, a new mission statement was issued for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.