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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinSeptember 5, 2003 Issue 

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• Exploring vocations at carnival: De Pere students tour Bay Settlement Franciscan's convent

• Bishops back marriage bills before State Legislature: Call union of man and woman "irreplaceable"

• Pastoral associates organizations mark anniversary: Position covers range of ministries

• FCC member sees cause of filth: Says TV, radio indecency linked
to media concentration

• Minnesota bishop who quit dies at 82: James Shannon resigned due to Paul VI's Humanae Vitae

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Scandal leads us to 'dark night of soul,' which we must face

• James Hitchcock -- Debate over homosexual 'marriages' shows how little tolerance liberals have

• Christina King -- Sin separates us from God: Remain faithful and grow in holiness through sacraments

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Court's ruling raises morality questions

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Small store providing big service to women

Elizabeth Ministries takes the next step in helping those in need
photo of Elizabeth Ministry Resource Center, 619 W. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton
NEW RESOURCE: Judy Krablien, Jeannie Hannemann and Karin Ratzlaff welcome visitors to The Little House at 619 W. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton. (Patricia Kasten photo)
By Patricia Kasten
Compass Associate Editor

A small store, in an old house in Appleton, is now home to a resource center for Elizabeth Ministry, a peer ministry for women and families. The Little House, Elizabeth Ministry Resource Center, 619 W. Wisconsin Ave., houses a shop, prayer room and meeting room.

"From day one," Elizabeth Ministry founder, Jeannie Hannemann said, "people have stopped in, even though we aren't even officially open."

As she was speaking, a mother came in because her children wanted "to go to the angel store."

Their very first customer was a woman who had been "peeking in the windows" as they started repainting. She wanted baptismal gifts. Another visitor was an Hispanic man who "saw Mary (on the shop's sign) and wanted a drink of water."

"It's not about the degrees you have," explained Hannemann. "It's about caring, listening, faith friends who can show you where God has been in your life."

That's the heart of Elizabeth Ministry, started in 1991 by Hannemann and the late Fr. Kurt Gessner, OFM Cap, when Hannemann was family life minister at St. Bernard Parish in Appleton.  Full story ...

 • Sidebar: Providing service

Other News

Mass Times
 • Diocese backs abuse bills
    Letter restates support for two bills and spells out how the diocese has enforced policy

 • Connecting God to our work
    Waupaca pastoral associate helps people make the spiritual links

 • Charting safe financial waters
    State licenses Catholic Charities' budget program

 • After loss, a beginning
    Beginning Experience brings healing after loss of a spouse
 • Sidebar: Beginning

 • Forums in four cities will focus on books
    Schedules listed for monthly series in Oshkosh, Menasha, Green Bay and Manitowoc

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 • Bishop Banks --
    Guided into the wind of the Spirit

 • Auxiliary Bishop Morneau -- for September 7
    Jesus compassionately pries open souls

 • Compass Editorial --
    Free religion


 • Saint of the Day --
    Give your mother flowers

 • Stewardship: A Way of Life -- Passing on faith takes relationship
    Force-feeding poorly presented doctrine onto teens won't work now

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