The Pro-Life Office of the Diocese of Green Bay strives to proclaim in word and deed the truth of the dignity of all life regardless of age or situation.
The Office of Pro-Life is responsible for strengthening respect life efforts in the diocese and for partnering with parishes, schools and catechetical programs by providing resources and consultation to promote life.
Monica Meyer Respect Life Grant
The Monica Meyer grant in the Catholic Foundation helps parishes in the Diocese of Green Bay to plan and execute parish-based pro-life/anti-abortion activities and events. Grants are for up to $1,000.00 per parish per project.
Guidelines and Application
Monica Meyer Respect Life Grant Guidelines:
Grant funds are provided through the Monica Meyer Fund for Respect Life Projects of the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay
- This grant exists in the Catholic Foundation to assist parishes of the Diocese of Green Bay in planning and executing parish based pro-life/anti-abortion activities and events.
- Funding under this grant is available up to, and including, $1,000.00 per parish per project. Priority will be given to those projects that incorporate principles of missionary discipleship and accompaniment, and/or raise the conscience of the community. Projects will also be given priority if they will have a long term impact element, as opposed to a single event.
- No project will be funded for more than three times consecutively.
- A follow-up report will be expected from the project organizers to the Office of Pro-Life of the Diocese of Green Bay. Project personnel are strongly urged to submit not only written reports, but also photos, samples of flyers and any news coverage. A form will be sent out during the project year and all grant recipients will be required to submit the grant review, regardless of whether they plan to re-apply the following year.
- The grant approval process involves review and recommendations by the Respect Life Selection Committee as to which applicants will receive funds.
- This grant shall be awarded in a lump sum in August. Applications will be accepted from April 8th through May 31th. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
- All grant applications should be submitted to:
Office of Marriage, Family Life and Pro-Life
Diocese of Green Bay
1825 Riverside Drive
Green Bay, WI 54301
Respect Life 2018-2019
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Resources from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Resources available for order include brochures; full-color posters (22" x 17" English/Spanish on reverse sides); articles; and toolkits for priests and deacons; parishes, Catholic education; Respect Life, youth, and young adult ministry; faith formation; and Catholic press.
The Euthanasia Deception Video for Parish Discussions
Physician-assisted suicide is legal in 6 states, plus Washington DC. Bills to legalize/expand assisted suicide have been introduced in 11 states in 2017. We invite you to explore this important human life issue with your parish community using the video "The Euthanasia Deception" and a set of questions to help guide discussions.
Note: The author has generously allowed us to use the video and resources at no charge. A goodwill collection to provide support for their ministry would be greatly appreciated.
Project Rachel - Hope After Abortion
Project Rachel is the Catholic Church's healing ministry to those who have been involved in abortion.
Project Rachel is a healing network of specially-trained caregivers that may include priests, deacons, sisters, lay staff, volunteers, mental health professionals, spiritual directors, mentors, chaplains, and medical personnel.
These individuals, often working as a team, provide direct care to women, men, and adolescents who have been touched by an abortion loss, enabling them to grieve, receive forgiveness, and find peace.
In addition to individualized counseling, some programs include support groups and retreats. Project Rachel programs can be found in about 150 Catholic dioceses in the United States, as well as in dioceses in other countries.
Help and More Information
Project Rachel in Northeastern Wisconsin
Project Rachel in the U.S.
Reclaiming Fatherhood - Healing for Men After Abortion
Multifaceted look at men -- who are involved in every abortion decision -- who do care and are dealing with abortion. It provides information for those who have been involved in abortion experiences and for those who care for them.