The Catholic Diocese of Madison, established in 1946, has roots firmly planted far deeper than the 60-year span of diocesan existence. The Catholic people of south central and southwestern Wisconsin have courageously upheld the teachings of the Catholic Church for generations. In the early 1800s, hard working immigrant families and clergy saw the importance of building strong communities of faith and establishing parishes to serve as the core of community and family life. With limited resources, these pioneers envisioned, built and supported many of the parishes that continue to exist today.
Through times of great challenge and great prosperity, the Diocese of Madison has continued to promote the mission of Jesus Christ. With a current population of nearly 270,000 Catholics in 11 counties, the challenges have changed, but the response remains constant. We will continue to be a people called by Christ to love and serve in His name as one Church.
Today, working together, our future can remain strong by supporting the Catholic Diocese of Madison Foundation, Inc. (CDMF).
The CDMF, incorporated as a separate 501 (c)(3) is ready to serve parishes, parish schools and parish members in the Diocese of Madison. The CDMF is introduced to assist all involved in promoting the works of Christ through responsible Christian stewardship for the preservation and promotion of the Catholic Church.