Annual Catholic Appeal gives back Print E-mail
Around the Diocese
Written by Jill Driscoll, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Jul. 28, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- When the Annual Catholic Appeal began in 2009, the Diocese of Madison had hopes of being able to give back to diocesan parishes and parish schools through grants of funds received over the goal amount. The 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal was the first year this reality came to fruition.

Any money collected over the 2015 $3 million goal was set aside and earmarked for grant requests. The 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal went over goal by $112,218.

Grant review process

A Grant Review Committee was comprised of priests who serve as vicars forane in the nine vicariates throughout the diocese. These priests reviewed 38 grant applications representing varying needs of the parishes and parish schools throughout the diocese.

The grant applications comprised over $600,000 in requested grant funds. Of the 38 grant applications, 29 were recommended to the bishop for a grant of some level of funding, and the full $112,218 that was available was disbursed.

Bishop Robert C. Morlino accepted all the recommendations put forth by the Grant Review Committee.

Grant recipients

Congratulations to the following parishes and parish schools:

• St. Peter/St. Martin of Tours Parish -- Ashton/Martinsville

• St. Joseph School -- Baraboo

• St. Jude/St. Thomas/Our Lady of the Assumption Parishes -- Beloit

• Our Lady of the Assumption School -- Beloit

• St. Mary School -- Bloomington

• Corpus Christi Parish – Boscobel

• St. Pius X Parish – Cambridge

• St. Jerome Parish -- Columbus

• St. Patrick Parish -- Cottage Grove

• St. Francis Xavier School -- Cross Plains

• St. Rose of Lima School -- Cuba City

• Blessed Trinity School -- Dane

• St. Joseph School -- Dodgeville

• St. Joseph School -- Hazel Green

• St. Patrick School -- Janesville

• Holy Family Parish -- LaValle

• Blessed Sacrament School -- Madison

• St. Dennis School -- Madison

• St. James School -- Madison

• SS. Andrew-Thomas School -- Potosi

• Sacred Heart School -- Reedsburg

• St. John the Evangelist School -- Spring Green

• St. Ann Parish -- Stoughton

• Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary Parish -- Sun Prairie

• Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary School -- Sun Prairie

• Holy Family Parish -- Waterloo

• St. Henry School -- Watertown

• St. Bernard School -- Watertown

Support the appeal

The Diocese of Madison would love to continue to provide grant support to our parishes and parish schools.

Prayerfully consider supporting the Annual Catholic Appeal each year by supporting and paying your pledge in full. Each year, over-goal funds will be used to fund grant requests.

To make a gift to the 2016 Annual Catholic Appeal, click on the Annual Catholic Appeal logo on the diocesan website at or send a check payable to the Annual Catholic Appeal to:

Annual Catholic Appeal, Diocese of Madison, P.O. Box 44983, Madison, WI 53744-4983

Thank you for your commitment and support to the Annual Catholic Appeal of the Diocese of Madison.

Jill Driscoll is Director, Office of Stewardship and Development in the Diocese of Madison


Please support our advertisers: