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

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• St. Mary Central High School in Neenah starts 75th anniversary celebration this weekend

• Fr. John McLaughlin dies Sept. 22: Former Wausaukee, Amberg pastor "loved being a priest"

• Oshkosh's Unified Catholic Schools gets phy-ed grant: Targets fitness, social skills, wellness

• From submarine to principal's office: Richard Aebly of St. Joseph, Sturgeon Bay overcomes accident

• Notre Dame Academy president says school remains strong: Green Bay principal resigns after abuse allegations

• Scott Fleischmann -- An accountability partner will help us make improvements in our lives

• Charlie Martin -- It takes inner strength to end bad relationship, help of others to go on

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Not everything in the catechism has equal clout

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Solving clergy's problems requires honesty

• Christina King -- Culture is full of negative influences so we must stay grounded in faith values

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Donation saves chapel, Belgian heritage in area

Robinsonville shrine adds chapel as Belgians prepare to mark 150 years
photo of Troy Thiry next to Belgian roadside chapel
ROADSIDE CHAPEL: Troy Thiry outside the Belgian roadside chapel he donated to the Shrine at Robinsonville, sparing it from destruction. (Rick Evans photo)
By Linda DeVries
Compass Correspondent

When the State of Wisconsin decided to widen Hwy. 57 in Door County, the future of a 115-year-old roadside chapel appeared uncertain.

The chapel stood on Troy Thiry's land just east of Dyckesville on the corner of Cty. S and Bader Road. That meant it would have to be razed or removed to allow for reconstruction of the highway.

So Thiry, who wanted to preserve the chapel as part of his heritage and 150 years of Belgian heritage in northeast Wisconsin offered to donate the chapel to Our Lady of Good Help Shrine in New Franken. The Green Bay Diocese, which owns and operates the shrine, approved the chapel's relocation, and the state paid moving expenses.

Steve Tipps, caretaker of the Shrine, said, "Troy Thiry wanted the chapel to find a proper home, and the state wanted it on a religious site. Now it's located in the northeast corner of the property in the back processional area. By next spring, people can visit and use it as a prayer chapel."

Thiry is restoring the chapel to its original condition. The exterior is complete, and the interior is under construction. Tipps' wife is restoring the statuary, and a plaque will be posted to tell the chapel's history.   Full story ...

 • Sidebar: Celebrating 150 years
 • Sidebar: Rosary walk

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

 • Events for adults, teens to attract more than 3,200
    Gathering, Youth Jam set

 • In tenth year, Wish List breaks all records
    Compass Lent project garners donations for service, ministry groups

Special Section:
Respect Life Month

 • Medical personnel see that all have health care
    Oshkosh clinic cares for those who have nothing

 • Caregivers need some care too
    Burnout a big risk for those who care for sick, dying
 • Sidebar: Reach for help

 • List of articles found only in the print edition Respect Life Month supplement

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 • Bishop Banks' Corner --
    So much we share in common

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    October 5, 2003: Presence, sacrifice and communion

 • Editorial -- Why run that?
    Front page story raises concerns that deserve an answer on why it was there

 • Editorial -- Happy Birthday to us!
    The Compass celebrates its 25th birthday


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Nature can remind us of God's supernatural gift

 • Saint of the Day --
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