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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMay 28, 2004 Issue 


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• Hortonville's Ss. Peter & Paul Parish to dedicate new church June 6 at 3 p.m.: Bp. Zubik will officiate

• Wisconsin Catholic Conference backs state minimum wage hike

Special section - Graduation '04:
• valedictorians/salutatorians, other grads from diocesan high schools
• coverage of graduation events at St. Norbert & Silver Lake colleges
• feature on Sarah Van Ooyen, first Mount Carmel Academy grad

• St. John the Baptist School in Howard tries Exploratory Fridays: On early release days, 6th-8th graders engage in service projects or focus on career exploration, lifelong learning or leisure

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Sadness isn't a sin, but can tempt us toward sin

• Charlie Martin -- Reviews Mandy Moore's "Have a little Faith in Me"

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Beauty restored at historic cemetery

Howard couple sees repaired grounds as a place of welcome
photo of Judy and Ken Sikora at Memorial Park in Howard
STEWARDSHIP OF NATURE: Judy and Ken Sikora admire Memorial Park in Howard. The couple has led efforts to restore the property on the site of the Duck Creek Cemetery. (Rick Evans photo)

Sixth in a series on Stewardship
of Service

By Joanne Flemming
Compass Correspondent

Every time Judy and Ken Sikora waited at the traffic light at the intersection of Velp Avenue and Riverview Drive in Howard, they looked across at a large crucifix in the middle of a "big grass field." Cemented into the cross's base are 80-year-old tombstones.

The crucifix and the acre of land it stands on is the site of the Duck Creek Cemetery owned by St. John the Baptist Parish of Howard. Dating from the middle 19th century, it was the parish's original cemetery, said Rose Holland, St. John's cemetery sexton. Community and parish founders had been buried there.

To the Sikoras, the monument and its grounds were a poor way to welcome people to Howard. Judy wondered why the land "couldn't be made into a park, something pretty, something attractive."   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times

Summer Mass Schedules
(May 21 issue)

Lenten Giving/
Easter Joy Wish List

(Feb. 27 issue)

 • Bishop to ordain two seminarians on June 5
  Rev. Mr. Patrick Beno, Jr. --
  Unpredictability, need for flexibility appeal to ordinand

  Rev. Mr. Matt Settle --
  Life experiences provide foundation for priesthood

 • Friends recall former Pilsen pastor
    Fr. John Johanek served 49 years at the parishes
    in Krok and Pilsen

 • ACES/Xavier hires new president for system
    Catholic educator from Hartford is Appleton bound

 • Ten to be commissioned June 3 at Cathedral
    Bp. David Zubik will preside at the ceremony for lay ministers in the parishes

 • Silver Lake College names new president
    Illinois educator becomes first lay person to head Manitowoc Sisters' college

 • Corpus Christi celebrates 100 years and new bell tower
    Anniversary Mass and dedication scheduled for Sunday, June 6

 • Art teacher takes alternative route to classroom
    Teaching opportunity is an answer to a prayer for Laura Meikle


Pentecost
 • Reflection on the Readings --
   Many good reasons to be a Christian

 • Explaining the Scripture --
   The Spirit makes us one in Christ

• Foundations of Faith --
  Pentecost celebrates Spirit who gives all gifts


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Columns

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    May 30, 2004: Many good reasons to be a Christian
    June 6, 2004: Open your hearts to the triune God

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    May 30, 2004: The Spirit makes us one in Christ
    June 6, 2004: Total access to God without barriers

 • Editorial -- Answering call
    New priests, deacons and commissioned ministers respond with the help
    of many

 • Editorial -- Seeking some assistance
    Readers invited to help with thesis


Features

 • Foundations of Faith --
    Pentecost celebrates Spirit who gives all gifts
    Through the Holy Spirit, the risen Christ unites our human earthliness
    with his divinity

 • Saint of the Day --
    Joan called heretic, witch
    Maid of Orléans responded to the voices that she heard

 • Calendar of Events


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