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Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin
January 11, 2002 Issue

Religious communities with men serving locally

Interested in getting vocations information? Don't know where to start? Besides calling Fr. Doug LeCaptain at the diocesan vocations office -- 1-877-500-3580 -- you can contact various religious communities. Each has a vocations director who can to answer questions.

Below is a list of many of the religious orders, congregations and communities for men whose members serve in the Diocese of Green Bay. The listings include a summary of each group's charism -- the way in which they carry out their call -- as well as contacts:

Christian Brothers

To give a human and Christian education to youth, especially the poor. To do all things with the spirit of faith and zeal. They serve at Roncalli High School in Manitowoc.
Web site:
Contact: Director of Vocations, 7650 S. County Line Rd, Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Franciscan Friars, Assumption Province

A community of brothers and priests, living the Rule of St. Francis in the new millennium, serving Jesus Christ.
Toll-free: 1-877-OFM-FRIAR
Web site:
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Fr. Gregory Plata, OFM, P.O. Box 100, Pulaski, 54162-0100.

Salvatorian Brothers & Fathers

Founded to use "any means which the Love of Christ inspires" to bring the Gospel to the world.
Web site: www.
Phone: (414)258-1735
Contact: Fr. Joe Labrano SDS, 1735 Hi-Mount Blvd., Milwaukee, 53208


The mission of the Society of Jesus is to form Christian leaders for building a better world. They do this through schools, like Marquette University, missions, retreat houses (Jesuit Retreat House, Oshkosh) and parishes. They strive, in the Ignatian tradition, to find God in all things.
Web site:
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Fr. Warren Sazama, SJ, PO Box 080288, Milwaukee, 53208-0288.

Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Following the footsteps of St. Peter Julian Eymard, their mission is to respond to the hungers of the human family with the riches of God's love manifested in the Eucharist.
Web site:
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Fr. Dana Pelotte, SSS, St. Mary Parish, 212 Appleton St., Menasha, 54952.

Order of Friars Minor, Capuchin

Capuchins strive to love more simply, serve the poor and preach the Word of God. Locally, the Capuchins staff Monte Alverno Retreat House and St. Joseph Parish, both in Appleton.
Web site:
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Fr. Mike Bertram, St. Lawrence Seminary, Mt. Calvary, WI 53057

Canons Regular of Premontre

The Nobertine Fathers and Brothers provide parish work, ecumenical work, campus ministry and retreat ministry.
Web site:
Contact: Fr. Jim Baraniak, (920)403-1336, 1016 N. Broadway, De Pere 54115.

Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Apostolic work includes parish work, retreat centers, shrines, education, chaplaincy, foreign missions and inner city ministry.
Web site:
Contact: (800) 358-4394, or Fr. Gregory Gallagher, 442 S. De Mazendod Dr., Belleville, IL 62223.

Priests of the Sacred Heart

Work is with the poor and working classes of the U.S. and foreign missions. Operate Sacred Heart Seminary, Hales Corners, and sponsor the Baileys Harbor retreat house.
Phone: 1-800-448-7674
Web site: www.poshusa. org

Institute of Christ the King

Latin Mass Apostolate
Web site:
Contact: Fr. Timothy Svea, 26384 Cty. Hwy U, Cashton, WI 54619

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