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

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• Sacred Heart Parish in Shawano to dedicate new gathering space April 18, including 9:30 a.m. Mass with Bp. David Zubik

• Chapel of Divine Mercy perpetual adoration chapel at St. Pius X in Appleton to be dedicated April 18

• Special supplement for Rural Life Days

• Future is looking brighter at parish in Zharkent, Kazakhstan, says Green Bay Diocesan priest working there as missionary

• People have right to their opinions about aspects of liturgy, but reform of Second Vatican Council will go on as Catholic Church continues, says Cardinal Francis Arinze

• In first of "ad limina" visits this year, pope and Vatican officials urged U.S. bishops to learn from sex abuse crisis, move beyond it, deal with wider pastoral challenges

• Much has been said about Europe's decrease in ordinations, Mass attendance, but some religious experts want church to be more cautious when looking at so-called "worrisome" statistics

• Green Bay priest serving in Vatican says Pope John Paul has advanced Catholic social teaching in ways that address key issues currently before United Nations

• Many reasons for decline in confessions among U.S. Catholics, say scholars at symposium

• Catholics to celebrate Triduum feast April 8-10: Diocesan Worship Director Diann Wimmer discusses why Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil are Three Great Days

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Light, morality both show Beauty of God

• Msgr. Jim Lisante -- When Jesus rose from the dead he took us with him and broke death's power over us by exchanging time for eternity

• Mary Rose Remington -- Attention worry warts: Help yourself by letting go, letting God

• Charlie Martin -- We have many obligations in life and we need to see how well we are meeting them

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Looking at our Easter obligation

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Renewal brought by Vatican II increased our understanding of the Resurrection

• James Hitchcock -- Idea of freedom of speech is in danger of being repealed by "enlightened" opinion in U.S.

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Howard teacher gives students some space

Students study fish in space in curriculum filled with solar
system research
photo of science teacher Elizabeth Gaywont at Marshall Space Flight Center

ALL SYSTEMS GO: Elizabeth Gaywont, a science teacher at St. John the Baptist in Howard, has brought back knowledge she gained at a workshop at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. She uses space research in all her science classes. (Submitted photo)

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

Can a fish live in space?

Students in Elizabeth Gaywont's classes at St. John the Baptist School in Howard may soon find out.

Gaywont, who teaches sixth, seventh and eighth grade science, is starting a project where students develop suggestions about the conditions necessary for a fish to live in space. The students will receive a computer feed with information from an actual experiment where fish were taken into spaceflight.

Using space research to teach all forms of science is a passion for Gaywont. In February, she traveled to Huntsville, Ala. to take part in a three-day workshop at the Marshall Space Flight Center. The workshop, designed for educators, provided her with more lessons to incorporate into her curriculum.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times

Lenten Wish List
(Feb. 27 issue)

 • A good night to come home (Easter)
    More than 200 around diocese will fully enter
    the Church at the Vigil

 • Oshkosh, Green Bay college students aid others
    They spend an evening together sharing memories
    and photos from service trip

 • Reservist saw God's presence in Iraq service
    Letters from home keep soldiers' spirits up

 • Diocese to celebrate Rural Life/St. Isidore Days
    Lakewood and Kellnersville will host events to celebrate those who care
    for the land

 • Pulaski farmer spreads knowledge worldwide
    John Malcheski assists countries in the food production process

 • Easter/Holy Week Mass Schedules

 • A good night to come home

 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop Zubik --
   Let's make our prayer: 'Easter us, O God'

 • Reflection on the Readings
    by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
   Embrace life, light and love of Easter

 • Explaining the Scripture
    by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
   A little yeast can affect all the dough

 • Editorial -- Passing it on

 • Tom Rinkoski --
    Laugh heartily on Easter as Jesus did

• Foundations of Faith --
  Miracle of God's mercy changed human destiny
  Sidebar: Mercy Sunday

Easter articles from previous issues:

From April 2, 2004 issue:
Praying with Sunday's Scriptures
   Sidebar: Readings for the Week

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

Help Wanted Ads

 • Help Wanted Ads


 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David A. Zubik --
    Let's make our prayer: 'Easter us, O God' (Easter)

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    April 11, 2004: Embrace the life, light and love of Easter (Easter)
    April 18, 2004: 'Peace is the greatest blessing of God'

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    April 11, 2004: A little yeast can affect all the dough (Easter)
    April 18, 2004: Setting the scene for what is to follow

 • Editorial -- Passing it on (Easter)
    The Risen Christ has specific things for us to do if we are to be among
    his followers

 • Editorial -- Absurdity awaits us
    Action by courts could go further still

 • Respect Life essay by Kimberly Stello -- The choice for pro-life: what can we do?
    Catholic Central senior shares winning essay


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Miracle of God's mercy changed human destiny (Easter)
    Divine Mercy devotions remind us of God's eternal devotion to each of us
    Sidebar: Mercy Sunday

 • Saint of the Day --
    Amid Milan politics, heresies
    Italian saint staunchly preached Jesus' humanity

 • Tom Rinkoski --
    Laugh heartily on Easter as Jesus did (Easter)
    Jesus' laughter when he rose was a poke in the eye of death and its power

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures

 • Calendar of Events

Bishop's Appeal 2004 logo

Articles on Bishop's Appeal 2004:

Appeal tops $3.4 million (Apr. 2, 2004)

Diocese offers helping hands in many ways (Mar. 26, 2004)
    Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal
    Sidebar: Topping $3 million

Providing an escape from financial quagmire (Mar. 19, 2004)
    Sidebar: Nearing $3 million

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

Consultant helps parishes tune up Sunday liturgies (Mar. 5, 2004)
    Sidebar: Appeal tops $2 million

Camp draws generations of diocesan youth (Feb. 27, 2004)
    Sidebar: Appeal at 30%

Befriending persons in need (Feb. 20, 2004)

Diocese helps engaged prepare for marriage (Feb. 13, 2004)

Appeal theme mirrors Catholic way of life (Feb. 6, 2004)
    Pie chart of Bishop's Appeal use

• Bridging the Gap by Bishop David A. Zubik --
    Blockbuster action and beyond (Feb. 6, 2004)

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