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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMarch 5, 2004 Issue 


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• Bill in South Dakota declares life begins at conception, awaits action by state's Catholic governor: It would outlaw nearly all abortions

• California Supreme Court rules Catholic Charities of Sacramento must include birth control coverage in employee health plans

• Nine parishes get pro-life grants: Monica Meyer Respect Life Fund of Green Bay Diocese's Catholic Foundation funds pro-life activities

• St. Mary Central's Ann Hoernke, St. Margaret Mary's Judy Stoffel honored by Herb Kohl Educational Foundation for inspiring love of learning, motivating students

• Marinette, Peshtigo Catholic schools to form system on July 1

• Clergy sex abuse scandal stems from societal crisis of morality and church crisis of faith, panelists said at EWTN "town hall meeting" on eve. of release of sex abuse stats

• In confronting sex abuse crisis, church must work more closely with scientific experts to identify potential perpetrators, ensure they can't harm young, says upcoming Vatican report

• House passage of Unborn Victims of Violence Act is "vote for justice for women and their children," says U.S. bishops' pro-life spokeswoman

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Cross reveals value of the Passion in our lives

• Msgr. Jim Lisante -- Forgiveness, moving forward require one person to take first step

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- Some good from revealing Super Bowl halftime show: For first time, Middle America really met MTV elite who are out to influence their kids

• Charlie Martin -- Emotional hurts, uncertainty follow big mistake, but divine, human help can let us go on

• Fr. John Dietzen -- When is Baptism outside a church OK?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Catholic apologetics must be both positive, passionate

• Kids Chronicle: Three apostles see Jesus transfigured

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Consultant helps parishes tune up Sunday liturgies

Musician provides suggestions
photo of Anissa Melotte, Jim Clauer and Ann Westenberg

MUSICAL HELP: Anissa Melotte, diocesan consultant for sacred music works with Jim Clauer, coordinator of music, and Ann Westenberg, choir director at St. Matthew Parish, Green Bay. (Rick Evans photo)

Fifth in a series on Bishop's Appeal 2004

By Patricia Kasten
Compass Associate Editor

It's time for Sunday Mass. The music starts. You stand to sing that old familiar hymn, Number ...

But why that hymn? Why not old number 100? Or "Jesus Christ is Risen Today?"

Because several people working behind the scenes - and often behind the keyboard - knew that the particular hymn you are singing relates to the readings you'll hear later in Mass - and to the entire theme of this particular Sunday, as well as the focus of this liturgical season. For now, that's Lent.

"What we try to do is look at the overall theme, so people can see that it's not just picking a song," explained Anissa Melotte, consultant for liturgical ministries for the Green Bay Diocese. "We look at the overall season, and bring some of those themes and focuses out."   Full story ...

  • Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal
  • Sidebar: Appeal tops $2 million

Other News

Mass Times

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

 • Mystery Machine a Valley hit
    Youth Conference uses Scooby-Doo, God Rock,
    to make faith stronger

 • Chapel violates church law
    De Pere's St. Michael's distributes incorrect, misleading information

 • Bp. Zubik offers apology for church
    Saddened by John Jay study


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Bishop's Appeal 2004

Consultant helps parishes tune up Sunday liturgies
    Musician provides suggestions
  • Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal
  • Sidebar: Appeal tops $2 million

Previous articles ...

from the Feb. 27, 2004 issue:
Camp draws generations of diocesan youth
  • Sidebar: Appeal at 30%

from the Feb. 20, 2004 issue:
Befriending persons in need

from the Feb. 13, 2004 issue:
Diocese helps engaged prepare for marriage

from the Feb. 6, 2004 issue:
Appeal theme mirrors Catholic way of life
  • Pie chart of Bishop's Appeal use

Bridging the Gap by Bishop David A. Zubik -- Blockbuster action and beyond


Lent
 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop Zubik --
    When life isn't what God intended

 • Reflection on the Readings
    by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
   Prayer strengthens our bond with God

 • Explaining the Scripture
    by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    God summons us to accept Christ

 • Editorial -- Worthy viewing

• Tom Rinkoski --
    Here's secret to seeing God in ordinary
• Foundations of Faith --
   Three prayers in less than two dozen words

Praying with Sunday's Scriptures
  • Sidebar: Readings for the Week

Lent articles from previous issues:
Feb. 27, 2004 issue
Feb. 20, 2004 issue


2004 Lenten Wish List Lenten Giving/Easter Joy Wish List
(from Feb. 27, 2004 issue)


Help Wanted Ads

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Columns

 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David A. Zubik --
    When life isn't what God intended (Lent)

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    March 7, 2004: Prayer strengthens our bond with God (Lent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    March 7, 2004: God summons us to accept Christ (Lent)

 • Editorial -- Worthy viewing (Lent)
    Despite some shortcomings, 'The Passion' is worth seeing for all who can
    take the violence


Features

 • Foundations of Faith --
    Three prayers in less than two dozen words (Lent)
    Our familiar meal prayer covers a lot with a little

 • Saint of the Day --
    A teen who was taken seriously
    15-year-old saint was guided by St. John Bosco

 • Tom Rinkoski --
    Here's secret to seeing God in ordinary (Lent)
    If we open our eyes and look, we can find God in places we don't expect

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures (Lent)
    • Sidebar: Readings for the Week

 • Calendar of Events


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