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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinSeptember 12, 2003 Issue 


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• Pope John Paul urges families
to pray rosary for peace at home and in world

• Green Bay parish celebrates 25th anniversary: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton named for first American-born saint

• Local teens meet other young Christians and Christ in Ohio

• TUFF Camp in Little Chute brings service projects home to Valley

• A few promising shows grace fall TV schedule, but most lackluster

• Pope John Paul will find himself in middle of battle for Europe's future during Slovakia trip

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Jesus shows how all-embracing is heart of God

• Kathy Hamer -- On life's journey, there are ways to know when we arrive

• Charlie Martin -- God doesn't have us on a schedule

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Refusing to accept a Eucharistic minister means refusing Christ

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- New Boston archbishop faces many challenges in restoring that church

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Wautoma parish provides 'home' for migrants

They have places to work and live, so this is a spiritual home
photo of Bp. Banks with First Communion class from migrant community at St. Joseph, Wautoma
SMALL TALK: Bp. Robert Banks chats with First Communion class from the migrant community at St. Joseph Parish in Wautoma. (Rick Evans photo)
By Sarah Kosnosky
Compass Correspondent

The late summer sun signals a change in season for many migrant farmers who travel from Texas border cities and Mexico to harvest cucumbers, potatoes and celery on Wautoma area farms.

While the work brings a steady income, it offers no stability.

For those unable to find jobs on Christmas tree farms - where the work lasts through December - it is time to go to Florida where jobs and the warmer climate beckon. Others will return to their hometowns or places where their families have settled.

But before they left, it was time to celebrate at St. Joseph Parish in Wautoma, which provides a spiritual home to the migrant workers during their annual five-month stay in the area.

Joining Fr. Philip Dinh-Van-Thiep, pastor, for the customary end-of-season celebration was Bp. Robert Banks, who administered First Holy Communion to 31 young parishioners and Confirmation to seven others.

While the number was less than in previous years, the celebration is important, Fr. Dinh-Van-Thiep said. The community especially appreciated meeting Bp. Banks at the social after Mass and having their pictures taken with him.

Ministry to the Hispanic community, which is supported in part by the annual Bishop's Appeal, is essential, Bp. Banks told the Hispanic community.

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Other News

Mass Times

2003 Fall / Winter
Mass Schedules
(from Sept. 5 issue)

 • Ex-Packer Gathering bound
    Defensive tackle Mike McCoy also will speak at Catholic schools on decision-making
 • Sidebar: Diocese gathers

 • Former Respect Life coordinator dies
    'Mouse that roared' brought motherly touch


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Columns

 • Bishop Banks' Corner --
    Remembering September 11

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    September 14: Three faith questions to ponder

 • Editorial -- As Jesus did
    Youngster provides example of seeing others with the eyes that our Lord did

 • Editorial -- Credit to the community
    Lambeau Field is a source of pride

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    'Flexible' leaders find selves embracing, rejecting bishops


Features

 • Foundations of Faith --
    No cash was exchanged, but Mary paid price

 • Saint of the Day --
    Ordination was uplifting

 • Stewardship: A Way of Life -- Answering call in Mississippi
    Norbertine makes history and answers the call of stewardship in his life

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures

 • Calendar of Events



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