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Diocese in Conversations Regarding Management of McCormick Assisted Living

Diocese of Green Bay 150th Anniversary LogoGREEN BAY, Wis. (June 6, 2018) -- For the past several months, officials from the Diocese of Green Bay have been in negotiations with the leadership teams of Kaukauna-based St. Paul Elder Services and its parent organization, the Manitowoc-based Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sponsored Ministries, Inc. (FSCCM), regarding the future management of McCormick Assisted Living.

As the diocese seeks to focus on strong marriages and family households, education, and parish life, an opportunity arose to begin looking for a partner to manage McCormick Assisted Living in a way that remains true to the Church's healing and caring ministry and maintains excellent care for residents.

Continuing Catholic Mission of Healing and Care

"We are honored to be in conversations to bring the skills and reputation of Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sponsored Ministries, Inc. and St. Paul Elder Services to an already impressive organization like McCormick Assisted Living," said Bishop David L. Ricken. "If all goes as planned, Sponsored Ministries through St. Paul Elder Services will continue the Catholic mission of healing and care that all residents at McCormick Assisted Living experience today."

St. Paul Elder Services, along with its sponsor, the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, are excited about the prospect of being able to help extend the church's long-term care ministry to the people in and around Green Bay. "We take very seriously the work we do to ensure high quality, compassionate and loving care to our residents," said Sondra Norder, president and CEO of St. Paul Elder Services. "We are humbled and flattered to know that the Green Bay Diocese, in looking for an organization to extend McCormick Home's vital ministry long into the future, has sought our assistance." Norder added that she and her team will continue to explore this exciting opportunity and look forward to further conversations with the diocese.


Who We Are

As friends and followers of Jesus, the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay is devoted to fostering households and communities of discipleship through the mission and ministry of the Catholic Church. We are missionary disciples striving to lead all people to the Kingdom of God. Established in 1868, the diocese is composed of 324,000 Catholics in 16 counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago.


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