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The focus of this team is to provide a strong culture of Catholic discipleship and academic excellence in the schools, as well as discipleship and catechesis in religious education, youth ministry, young adult ministry and campus ministry. This team will assist and empower parents in building homes of discipleship and active engagement in their parish and school, ministries and communities.

Gerard Hall Thumbnail PortraitGerard Hall  |  920-272-8311
Parish & Family Life Mission Team Leader


The Parish and Family Life Mission Team operates under the corporation title - Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, Inc.

A more detailed list of contacts is available by clicking the underlined name of any office or mission team.

We serve Bishop Ricken and the Diocese by providing liturgical formation and policy as well as coordinate Diocesan and Episcopal liturgies. This office also works to provide liturgical and catechumenal (RCIA) resources and overall support for the liturgical and sacramental life of the parishes and agencies of the Diocese.

Provides parish staff and leadership with communication and relationship building tools so as to spread the Good News of the Gospel. These tools are in two primary forms: mission/pastoral planning tools and software/process tools including -

· Mission Alignment workshops for parish leadership (trustees & councils) and staff including specific application of Entrust methodologies.

· The development of goals and action steps in evangelization, discipleship and community impact

· In partnership with the Office of Catholic Schools we provide parish-school collaborative leadership support

· Pastoral planning based on parish vitality and resources

· Church Management Software support for mission (GabrielSoft) including Standard Operating Procedures and linking the system to the bigger picture in Leading All God’s People to His Kingdom

· MissionInsite demographic analysis and parish statistics

Barry Metzentine, Parish Operations and Mission Planning Director, (920) 272-8297 or CLICK HERE to send a direct message.

As part of the Office of Parish and Family Life, the Office of Religious Education supports, trains and partners with catechetical leaders in our parishes to form young missionary disciples who will dynamically and faithfully live and share our Catholic Faith all the days of their lives.

We do this through programs, initiatives, programs and events that equip, resource and train catechetical leaders, and catechists.”

We offer resources and guidelines for Foundational Catechetical Certification, Confirmation, approved religion textbooks, curriculum, best practices and a newsletter on upcoming trainings, workshops, in-services and retreats.

Marriage and Family Life


The office of Marriage, Family Life and Pro Life seeks to serve the Diocese of Green Bay through support of strong marriages, family life and by being an advocate for all life issues.   Our office offers programming on a variety of topics for married couples and offers support to parishes in delivering the same.   We invite you to explore the resources on our web pages and if you have any questions, please contact us directly at (920) 272-8283. 

Marriage Ministries | Family Life Ministries | Pro-Life Ministries


Marriage Preparation

CoupleHandsRegister for English and Spanish Marriage Preparation Programs



Pro-Life Striving to proclaim in word and dee the truth of the dignity of life regardless of age or situation.



Natural Family Planning

Natural Family PlanningEducation and information for you and your family


Enrich Your Marriage

Strengthening Your MarriageResources to help you and your spouse strengthen your marriage


Family Ministry

Strengthening Your FamilyResources to help you and your family in daily life


Wedding Anniversaries

Wedding AnniversariesCertificates and celebrations of milestone marriages


  "The Joy of Love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church."

-- Pope Francis