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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinJanuary 3, 2003 Issue 

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Big Christmas celebration still to come

For Mexican children, presents arrive on Epiphany
photo of Cinthia Lopez holding rosca de reyes sweet bread
SWEET TREAT: Cinthia Lopez displays the traditional Mexican rosca de reyes sweet bread she and her mother, Maria Dolores Corona, make for Epiphany at their Juquila Mexican Bakery in Appleton. (Rick Evans photo)
By Joanne Flemming
Compass Correspondent

For the children of Mexico, the important Christmas holiday is Jan. 6 -- Epiphany or Three Kings Day.

It is the day they receive their presents from the Magi -- Casper, Melchior and Balthazar.

"We don't do Santa Claus in Mexico," said Cinthia Lopez of Menasha. She and her mother, Maria Dolores Corona, owner of Juquila Mexican Bakery in Appleton, recently explained how Christmas was celebrated in Mexico.   Full story ...

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 • Auxiliary Bishop Morneau -- for January 5
    Epiphany: a conversion of the heart

 • Fr. Richard Ver Bust -- for January 5
    Salvation is extended to all people

 • Compass Editorial --
    Tumultuous year


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Didn't the three kings know anything about babies?

 • Saint of the Day --
    Mountain cell becomes small city

 • Stewardship: A Way of Life --
    Resolved: To use 2003 wisely

 • Calendar of Events

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