Rural Life

The Diocese of Green Bay's Rural Life Committee meets the pastoral needs of families in rural areas by:

  • planning an annual Rural Life Day celebration
  • performing legislative advocacy on rural issues
  • advocating for needs of parishioners in rural areas in diocesan planning
  • working closely with the National Catholic Rural Life Conference.

More Information

Diocesan liaison: Deb Wegner-Hohensee
Phone: (920) 272-8286 or 877-500-3580, ext. 8286
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Seasonal Prayers for the Rural Life Community

Rural Life Seasonal PrayersPrayers from Catholic Rural Life (CRL), a national, Catholic nonprofit organization dedicated to the vitality of the American countryside.

Seasonal Prayers


EVENTS

Rural Life Day | March 28, 2017, Bear Creek | March 30, 2017, Brillion | 10:30 a.m.


Fox 11 News Report | Bear Creek | Rural Life Days offers blessing for farmers

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RuralLifeLogo All are invited to celebrate and support Rural Life 2017 in the Diocese of Green Bay at one of the two celebrations. Rural Life Day is an opportunity to:
  • praise God's abundant generosity
  • have your soil, seeds, animals and machinery blessed
  • build community throughout the Diocese's rural communities

After-lunch Speaker: Tom Wall | Faith, Family, Farming -- What's Your Story?

Tom WallTom Wall, The Dairy Coach™, is the owner and operator of Dairy Coach, LLC, Green Bay. He has worked with dairies throughout the country for more 16 years, helping managers create and implement simple systems that work, while training and coaching managers and their employees to help reach their potential.

Tom has been a regular columnist with publications such as Dairy Herd Management and Progressive Dairyman. In his free time, Tom creates illustrated prayer books for Catholic families in order to help parents and grandparents continue sharing the teachings and traditions of our Church.

Collections taken at Masses go to scholarships for students pursuing a degree in a field supporting rural life.

Dates

Bishop-Robert-Morneau-RLD-2014March 28, 2017, Bear Creek

Where: St. Mary Parish

Mass Celebrant/Homilist: Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Robert Morneau

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Luncheon Tickets: Meal tickets are $10.00 and must be purchased seven days before the event by mailing, calling or emailing the host parish.

 
 

Bishop-David-Ricken-RLD-2014March 30, 2017, Brillion

Where: Holy Family Parish

Mass Celebrant/Homilist: Bishop David Ricken

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Luncheon Tickets: Meal tickets are $10.00 and must be purchased seven days before the event by mailing, calling or emailing the host parish.


2017 Resources

Bulletin Announcement

Scholarship Cover Letter

Scholarship Nomination Form

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Rural Life Day Poster

Rural Life Day Flyer

 

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2017 Rural Life Drawing Contest Winners

Grade 1

1st Place | Ben Staudinger, St. Mary/St. Michael School, Clark Mills

2nd Place | Josh Afshar, Notre Dame School, De Pere

3rd Place | Zach Nelson, Notre Dame School, De Pere

Grade 2

1st Place | Abby Jerdee, St. Mary Church, De Pere

2nd Place | Brooke Heran, St. Mary/St. Michael School, Clark Mills

3rd Place | Brenna Englebert, Notre Dame School, De Pere

Grade 3

1st Place | Riley Westlund, Holy Trinity School, Casco

2nd Place | Danica Gagne, Holy Trinity School, Casco

3rd Place | Paige Selner, All Saints School, Denmark

2017 Rural Life Essay Contest Winners

Grades 4 & 5

1st Place | Theresa Martin, All Saints School, Denmark

2nd Place | Malena O'Rourke, All Saints School, Denmark

3rd Place | Sophie Bienapfl, All Saints School, Denmark

Grade 6

1st Place | Maya McManus, Notre Dame School, De Pere

2nd Place | Delaney Gallagher, Notre Dame School, De Pere

3rd Place | Anneliese Cuene, Notre Dame School, De Pere

Grades 7 & 8

1st Place | Morgan Hmielewski, Holy Cross Parish, Kaukauna

2nd Place | Sophie Smidel from Holy Rosary School, Kewaunee

3rd Place | Cameron Cullen from Holy Rosary School, Kewaunee

Essay & Drawing Contest Winning Entries

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Contact

Deb Wegner-Hohensee | (920) 272-8286 | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it