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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinJanuary 9, 2004 Issue 

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• Vocations supplement: Additional articles that are not available online

• Catholic Relief Services allocates $100,000 to help Iran quake victims

• Part remodeled, part new Catholic school building to be dedicated Jan. 18 in Chilton

• Holy Angels School, Darboy and Holy Name School, Kimberly plan to merge at start of 2004-2005 year

• U.S. soldiers talk of danger they will or have already faced in Iraq: Pope renews call to settle international disputes peacefully

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Society has several wrong ideas about suicide

• Scott Fleischmann -- Good stewards apply beliefs in how they behave at work

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- Terri Schiavo case in Florida is really about "right to kill" not "right to die"

• Charlie Martin -- Where the truth is, even the painful truth, God's healing presence also can be found

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Looking at the "right" way to baptize

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Saddam's capture raises capital punishment issue and church teaching about it

• James Hitchcock -- The commandment most under attack is the first -- the belief in one God

• Book Review -- The Da Vinci Code sure to offend Christians with its embrace of Arian heresy

• Kids Chronicle: When his mother asked Jesus to help friends, he did

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Door parishes proactively seeking solutions

Vast changes in seasonal Mass attendance complicate efforts
photo of Jim Jauquet, chair of Northern Door Catholic Community Strategic Planning Committee
LOOKING AHEAD: Jim Jauquet, who chairs the Northern Door Catholic Community Strategic Planning Committee, in St. Paul Church, Fish Creek, which is not having Sunday Mass in January. Area parishes will take turns going without Mass this winter. (Rick Evans photo)

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

"We want to be proactive rather than reactive."

That's the approach Catholics in Northern Door County are taking in response to the priest shortage, said Jim Jauquet of Fish Creek.

Jauquet chairs a recently formed committee to develop a strategic plan on how to best serve the long-term needs of the Northern Door Catholic Community.

According to diocesan plans, it's possible that, by 2010, only one priest will serve all the parishes in Northern Door County and Sturgeon Bay. Currently, Fr. Mat Simonar is pastor of the Northern Door faith community which includes five parishes - St. Michael, Jacksonport; St. John the Baptist, Egg Harbor; St. Paul, Fish Creek; St. Rosalia, Sister Bay; and St. Mary of the Lake, Baileys Harbor - plus the Washington Island Station. Dominican Srs. Geri Hoye and Georgia Acker serve as pastoral associates. Oblates served Northern Door County for approximately 90 years until Fr. Simonar's appointment in 2000.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times

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

 • Diocese complies with charter
    National audit called for some changes that have
    taken place
    • Sidebar: Website links ...

 • AIDS Network picks local man
    National Catholic agency taps Daniel Lunney
    of Green Bay

 • Bp. Zubik to celebrate Pro-Life Mass Jan. 23

S p e c i a l   S e c t i o n :
Vocations Awareness Week 2004

 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David A. Zubik --
    'Many are called:' Let's all be vocations directors

 • Profiles of the men who became priests last year
    Just what kind of men become priests today?

 • Angels in the 'Hood'
    Chicago outreach changes lives for inner city people

 • How one person made a difference for a seminarian
    Support can make all the difference for those discerning a vocation

 • Deacon candidates should show background of service
    'Deacons are not simply created by ordination'
    • Sidebar: Deacon eligibility

 • Joining a religious community is a process
    Years of discernment follow a gentle invitation
    • Sidebar: Signs of a call

 • Norbertine finds that God is always there
    God comes to us in many ways, including in the flesh

 • Things have changed since the days of veils
    Formation for community life has adapted more for individuality

 • Editorial -- Our vocations
    One of our callings as Catholics is to look for and encourage call to the

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 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David A. Zubik --
    'Many are called:' Let's all be vocations directors

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    January 11, 2004: Gifted and graced with the life in God

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    January 11, 2004: God anointed Jesus through baptism

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    January 18, 2004: Address your 'special responsibility'

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    January 18, 2004: Focus on the giver of the gifts, the Spirit

 • Editorial -- Our vocations
    One of our callings as Catholics is to look for and encourage call to the

 • Editorial -- Bringing them back home
    Meeting the challenge of the fallen away

 • Diocesan Mission in Dominican Republic by Fr. Mike Seis --
    Dominicans look to 2004 with hope
    Previous year included celebrations and hard times economically


 • Foundations of Faith --
    The Lord gives us guides on our wanderings

 • Saint of the Day --
    She didn't let 'No' stop her

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures

 • Calendar of Events

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