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.
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A quick look at our offices
Archbishop Listecki is the spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. His priorities focus on Catholic identity, Stewardship and Evangelization.
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s Synod provides our faith community the opportunity to implement the archbishop’s pastoral priorities of Catholic Identity, Evangelization and Stewardship.
Maintains the history of the archdiocese and provides guidance on sacramental records and genealogical resources.
In retirement, Bishop Sklba serves the Church by helping in the pastoral and spiritual leadership of the archdiocese.
Bishop Haines assists the archbishop by teaching, governing and sanctifying the faithful of the archdiocese.
Bishop Schuerman serves the Church with pastoral and spiritual leadership.
The hub for events, ministries, and movements that invite adults in their 20s & 30s to encounter Jesus and His Church.
Supporting Catholics who Pass on the Faith
Annual appeal provides more than one-quarter of the archdiocesan budget.
Serves in matters of church law, administration and sacramental issues regarding Catholic weddings, baptisms and funerals.
Providing pastoral support to college communities at UW Milwaukee and UW Whitewater.
Disseminates information regarding the activities of the archdiocese and handles all media relations.
Provides management and access to formational programs in academic, spiritual, health-related (wellness) and pastoral leadership.
Works as the liaison between the archbishop and deacons.
Provides consultation and deaf/hard of hearing awareness and information education.
Secures financial resources for the archdiocese by focusing in the following areas: Catholic Stewardship Appeal, Major and Planned Giving, Parish Stewardship Programs.
Moving hearts and minds to respond to the Lord’s call to be a deacon in today's Church.
Provides resources and support for ecumenical and interfaith education, dialogue, and activity.
Offices, information and valuable resources for Marriage and Family, Women’s Ministry, Young Adult Ministry and Catechesis and Youth Ministry.
Directs all financial, administrative and reporting functions of the archdiocese.
The Archives Office and Schools Office have collaborated to provide lesson plans for teachers and students interested in learning about the history of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Lesson plans were created for students in grades 4, 5-8, and high school.
Attracts and retains individuals who assist the central offices and agencies to carry out their respective missions.
Maintains the computer network and telecommunications system for the archdiocesan central offices.
Coordinates services for members of the diverse cultures and the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community.
The liaison office for lay professional ministers and parish staff members in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
Assists employees of the archdiocese with their retirement.
From Marriage Preparation to Natural Family Planning and Sexuality, resources for a healthy and holy relationship.
Responsible for providing and coordinating opportunities for the people of the Archdiocese to deepen our missionary spirit.
A resource for the liturgical life of the people of the archdiocese.
Supports personnel needs and special issues related to diocesan priests, deacons and lay ecclesial ministers.
Provides advice and recommendations regarding record keeping and procedures for handling parish monies.
Resources for formation commissions, committees, clergy and council members..
Archdiocesan partnership with parishes regarding strategic planning, parish council training and staff development.
Serves parish leadership in their efforts to educate their community about the concept of true stewardship.
Help with reporting abuse and information on finding help.
Providing prisoners and their families with outreach, support, and counseling through community resources.
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is committed to keeping children safe every day throughout the year.
Provides training for all adults who come in contact with minors.
School Development staff serve pastors, presidents, principals, development staff and volunteers in our Catholic elementary and high schools.
Archdiocesan office staff supporting Catholic schools transform our local and global communities into centers of faith, hope and charity by providing quality Catholic education to all people.
The Office for Senior Priests provides assistance, news and information on upcoming events for retired priests in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
Social Justice Ministry / Dignity of the Human Person strives 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.
Supporting parishes in implementing the Synod activities.
Provides justice for all persons who approach the Church's court system for a declaration of nullity (annulment) or other process.
Urban Ministry focuses on seven key areas of service: prayer, dialogue, accompaniment, presence, crisis response, bridge building, and adult and child education.
As Catholics, we have grown accustomed to talking about vocations as Church ministries. Really, our vocation is participation in the essential ministry of helping one another to see our lives as a response to God’s call. Baptism is a call to action!