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


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• St. Willebrord, Green Bay pastoral associate to be honored by Lac-Baie Girls Scouts Council: Sr. Melanie Maczka is one of three women who will be honored Dec. 5

• St. John the Baptist, Howard will culminate 150th anniversary with 5:30 p.m. Mass on Dec. 6.

• Appleton Catholic Education System/Xavier schedule 10 holiday performances: Christmas Stars to be held Dec. 4-14 at Xavier Fine Arts Theater

• Fight against world hunger being lost, says report: U.N. report says countries won't meet 2015 goal of reducing number of undernourished people by 50%

• Addressing hunger: For nearly 30 years, Silver Lake College in Manitowoc has been participating in Oxfam Hunger Awareness Week

• Kids Chronicle: John the Baptist prepares the way for Jesus

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- We can't work to achieve joy, it must surprise us

• Msgr. Jim Lisante -- Most of us will achieve holiness by ordinary lives, not by doing the spectacular

• Fr. John Dietzen -- What church says about raising kids as Catholic

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Positive, negative reactions to appearance on program about Da Vinci Code

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Thirteen years as the leader draw to an end

Bp. Robert Banks accomplished a lot as head of the diocese
photo of Bishop Banks meeting children
VISITING PEOPLE: During his 13 years in Green Bay, Bp. Robert Banks visited all the parishes and particularly liked meeting children, as he did at the Rural Life Mass in Chilton in 2002. (Rick Evans photo)

By Tony Staley
Compass Editor

After serving 13 years as the head of the Green Bay Diocese - including the last two months as diocesan administrator - Bp. Robert Banks will turn over control of the Church of Green Bay to his successor, Bp. David Zubik, on Dec. 12.

Bp. Banks' accomplishments as bishop include writing pastoral letters on the Eucharist and stewardship, visiting every parish, confirming thousands of high school students, starting the Catholic Foundation and guiding the diocese through Renew 2000 as part of spiritual renewal for the new millennium.

And that's just for starters. But, he protested, "Frankly, I am not a person who thinks much about accomplishments or legacy, and the past is past."

Those who have worked closely with Bp. Banks over the years, speak of his collaborative leadership, his love of the Eucharist and the church, his support of priests, his enjoyment of sports and his sense of humor.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times

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

 • Lourdes plans major building
    Oshkosh high and middle schools receive a $3 million gift for renovation project


S p e c i a l   S e c t i o n :
Farewell to Bishop Banks
 • 'Blessed be God Forever'
    Bp. Robert Banks retires as the diocese's chief shepherd and spiritual leader

 • Highlights of 13 years in Green Bay

 • Bishop seen as priest-servant
    Friends, colleagues, see Bishop as spiritual, caring

 • Bp. Robert Joseph Banks biography

 • Accepted the hard times with grace
    Bishop believes God at work

 • A style that works
    Bishop noted for his care and listening skills

 • Timeline of Bp. Banks' years in Green Bay

 • College presidents remember Bp. Banks

 • Lay Catholics remember Bp. Banks

 • Diocesan employees remember Bp. Banks

 • Bishops, priests comment on Bp. Banks

 • Religious leaders discuss Bp. Banks

 • Thirteen years as the leader draw to an end

 • Bishop Banks' Corner -- Giving glory to our Father

 • Editorial -- Job well done
    Bp. Robert Banks has served the church of the Diocese of Green Bay well for 13 years


Advent
 • Tom Rinkoski --
    Advent abounds with great ironies

 • Reflection on the Readings --
    'Prophets' enrich our Advent journey

 • Explaining the Scripture --
    'Day of the Lord' brings completion

 • Foundations of Faith --
    Christmas carol serves as a good mind game

Advent articles from previous Compass Online issues:
November 28, 2003 issue
November 21, 2003 issue


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Columns

 • Bishop Banks' Corner --
    Giving glory to our Father

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    December 7, 2003: 'Prophets' enrich our Advent journey (Advent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    December 7, 2003: 'Day of the Lord' brings completion (Advent)

 • Editorial -- Job well done
    Bp. Robert Banks has served the church of the Diocese of Green Bay well for 13
    years

 • Editorial -- A welcome return
    Compass is reprinting Scripture columns


Features

 • Foundations of Faith --
    Christmas carol serves as a good mind game (Advent)

 • Saint of the Day --
    This pope got carried away

 • Tom Rinkoski --
    Advent abounds with great ironies (Advent)

 • Calendar of Events


S p e c i a l   C o v e r a g e :
Bishop David Zubik named
11th bishop of Green Bay
photo of Bishop David Zubik

   November 21, 2003 issue:
     • Pittsburgh planning farewell Mass for Bishop Zubik Sunday

   November 14, 2003 issue:
     • Visits scheduled for bishop
        Bp. Zubik planning visits to Manitowoc, Antigo, Marinette, Green Bay
        and Appleton

   November 7, 2003 issue:
     • Bp. Zubik to be installed Dec. 12 at St. Agnes
        The 2 p.m. Mass will be shown live on Green Bay channel 11

   Other coverage:
     • Links to Oct. 10 and Oct. 17 Compass coverage of new Bishop


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