The Green Bay Diocese

St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church is part of the Diocese of Green Bay, a district of Catholic churches covering sixteen counties, serving more than 360,000 Catholic Christians throughout Northeastern Wisconsin. The current bishop of the diocese is Bishop David Ricken and our diocesan cathedral is St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, located at 139 S. Madison Street in Green Bay. To learn more about the Diocese of Green Bay, we encourage you to visit gbdioc.org.

Our Diocesan Core Values

  •  Spirituality & Stewardship: We seek to respond daily to God’s love in gratitude and in prayer, with compassionate service, generous sharing, reconciliation and justice. 
  • Evangelization & Lifelong Faith Formation: We strive to spread the good news of God’s love and to nurture the gift of faith through catechesis, education, reflection and daily living. 
  • Respect & Collaboration: We seek to identify, affirm the valued gifts of each person, especially the gifts of the poor, in pursuing the Church’s mission.

Our Diocesan Vision

We, the faithful Catholic community of the Diocese of Green Bay, embrace stewardship as our way of life. Grateful for our abundant blessings and for the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives, we generously share our faith and faithfully witness God’s love, compassion and mercy.


As a family of believers we are united in the Eucharist. When we share the Word and celebrate the sacraments, grace transforms us into the Body of Christ.  As individuals we strive to imitate the life of Christ. The Holy Spirit is calling each of us to serve one another through the vocation of married or single life, consecrated or ordained life. We rely on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, in union with the Church universal to bear fruit in works of charity and justice, in advancing God’s Kingdom here on earth.