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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMarch 26, 2004 Issue 


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• Art teacher Ginni Englebrecht gets 2004 Kohl Teacher Fellowship for weaving arts into curriculum of St. Joseph School, Green Bay

• St. Peter the Fisherman, Two Rivers to break ground Mar. 26 for church, gathering space: New parish's move comes less than two years after final consolidation of four Catholic parishes

• Lourdes High School, St. John Neumann Middle School in Oshkosh broke ground Mar. 23 on $4 million project

• Patients in a vegetative state, even for years, must be given nutrition, hydration as long as their bodies can absorb it, pope says

• South Dakota Senate kills, by one vote, measure to make abortion illegal in most cases

• Eastern, Central Europe church leaders voice mixed reactions to The Passion of the Christ: Bishops in Mexico, Philippines praise movie

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Cross reveals meaning of Christ's descent into hell and how it can bring us peace

• Msgr. Jim Lisante -- St. Teresa of Avila, who combined mystical and practical in life, compared spiritual development with tending a garden

• Mary Rose Remington -- Don't miss or deny Lent this year, but let your conscience take you beyond surface of your busy life

• Charlie Martin -- Starting with someone new after loss of earlier relationship

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Answering questions about funeral Masses on Ash Wednesday and UFOs

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Looking at whether nonreligious are being discriminated against in America

• Two Green Bay students honored for Catholic Woman's Month essays: Jesse Yang wrote about Sr. Carlotta Ullmer, OSF, Leah McHugh about her grandmother

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Diocese offers helping hands
in many ways

Appeal supports a variety of services to parishes, others
photo of Cathy Schumer and daughter Megan

EXTEND A HAND: Cathy Schumer and her daughter, Megan, prepare to make the Sign of the Cross at Holy Cross Church, Bay Settlement. The Green Bay Diocese, through the annual Bishop's Appeal helps parishes and individuals extend a helping hand at all age levels and needs. (Rick Evans photo)

Last in Bishop's Appeal series

By Patricia Kasten
Compass Associate Editor

A child comes into the world, caught by hands. It nurses, cradled by hands. It takes its first steps, as hands reach out to steady those steps.

In the same way, the diocesan offices reach out to people - through all stages of life - to comfort, reassure and encourage. And, when life draws to its end, the hands of priests, counselors, lay ministers and deacons offer comfort, peace and hope.

"There are critical intersections in people's lives, where we come in," said Karen Johnston, director of Catholic Charities. "It could be at the beginning of your life, or when you're trying to raise a child, or when you've lost a spouse."

From adoption and family planning advice, to engaged encounters and marriage support, to sacramental preparation, in schools and adult education workshops, from questions of faith to issues of morality, there is scarcely a moment in life where someone from the diocese cannot "Offer a Helping Hand," the theme for this year's Bishop's Appeal.   Full story ...

  • Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal
  • Sidebar: Topping $3 million

Other News

Mass Times

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

Lenten Wish List
(Feb. 27 issue)

 • Catholic Charities given 2 grants
    Funding will go to provide outreach services to Hispanic
    families in the Fox Valley

 • Politics, Lent occupy mission life (Lent)
    Upheaval in Haiti and presidential elections touch
    Dominican people


Bishop's Appeal 2004 logo

Bishop's Appeal 2004

Diocese offers helping hands in many ways
    Appeal supports a variety of services to parishes, others
  • Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal
  • Sidebar: Topping $3 million

Previous articles ...

from the Mar. 19, 2004 issue:
Providing an escape from financial quagmire
  • Sidebar: Nearing $3 million

from the Mar. 12, 2004 issue:
Parish finds help from diocese only a phone call away
  • Sidebar: Appeal giving up

from the Mar. 5, 2004 issue:
Consultant helps parishes tune up Sunday liturgies
  • Sidebar: Appeal tops $2 million

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
 • Politics, Lent occupy mission life

 • Reflection on the Readings
    by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
   Don't miss out on who you are today

 • Explaining the Scripture
    by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    Suffering creates a unity with Christ

 • Tom Rinkoski --
    Letting our Christianity drive us

 • Foundations of Faith --
    A good way ... to examine your day
   • Sidebar: A five step examen

 • Saint of the Day --
    This hermit really got around

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

Lent articles from previous issues:
Mar. 19, 2004 issue
Mar. 12, 2004 issue
Mar. 5, 2004 issue
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

 • Help Wanted Ads

Columns

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    March 28, 2004: Don't miss out on who you are today (Lent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    March 28, 2004: Suffering creates a unity with Christ (Lent)

 • Editorial -- Who would benefit?
    Proponents of same-sex marriage have not shown how it would be of help
    to society

 • Editorial -- Elected officials ignore duty
    We expect officeholder to uphold, not defy laws


Features

 • Foundations of Faith --
    A good way for you and God to examine your day (Lent)
    Examen prayer starts with an awareness of God's constant presence
   • Sidebar: A five step examen

 • Saint of the Day --
    This hermit really got around (Lent)
    Francis didn't heal king, but brought peace between France and Spain

 • Tom Rinkoski --
    Letting our Christianity drive us (Lent)
    As a nation, we are inextricably linked to our cars as transportation and living

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

 • Calendar of Events


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