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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinJune 11, 2004 Issue 

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• St. Mary Middle School in Kaukauna closes: Its students may attend Holy Cross or high school

• Holy Family Memorial Medical Center in Manitowoc to build 76,000-square-foot medical facility, including urgent care walk-in clinic

• Members of five Neenah-Menasha parishes will be invited to spend an hour a week in prayer at Twin Cities Eucharistic Adoration Chapel

• Rev. Frater Onwuham Akpa, O.Praem., to be ordained as priest June 19 at St. Norbert Abbey

• Norbertine and Franciscan priests, Dominican and Franciscan sisters celebrate anniversaries

• U.S. senator releases score card analyzing fellow Catholic senators' votes on issues of Church interest

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Church needs some fire and romance, in addition to good theology and pastoral programs, in order to thrive

• Fr. John Rausch -- Stewards see need for down time vacations give

• Mary Rose Remington -- Different career choices need not spark "Mommy Wars"

• Charlie Martin -- In a relationship, not every piece fits like a puzzle

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- New chastity pamphlets spread the word inexpensively to broader audience

• James Hitchcock -- Debate over who's eligible for Communion is about politics, integrity, hypocrisy

• Kids Chronicle -- Jesus prepares to return to his Father

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Final school bell rings farewell
at Dyckesville

Many students will continue to attend area Catholic schools
photo of A.J. Jaeger at St. Louis School in Dyckesville
WHAT'S NEXT?: A.J. Jaeger, a second grader, ponders what to pack up first from his desk on the last day of school at St. Louis, Dyckesville. The school closed, due to declining enrollment, after 41 years of service. (Rick Evans photo)

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

"Mixed feelings."

That's how Principal Mary Rechek described the mood of the students during their final days at St. Louis School in Dyckesville. Friday, June 4, marked the last day of classes at the school, which closed because of decreasing enrollment. St. Louis School served 22 students in grades one through six this past school year.

"The kids are looking forward to no school and no homework," said Rechek, "but they also know that they won't see these people as often, and we are a family here. When you are a school this small, you have to be a family."

"The enrollment is the big issue," she explained. "We just don't have the children. The parish itself just doesn't have the children. We didn't see this changing in the future. It was a tough decision, but, financially and educationally, it had to be done."   Full story ...

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 • Pope to Bush: 'Normalize Iraq'
    John Paul meets Bush, expresses concern about
    unrest in Iraq and Israel

 • Pope pays tribute to Reagan
    John Paul, Reagan, Gorbachev considered leaders
    in fall of European communism

 • Northeast Wisconsin prepares for arrival of several hundred Hmong refugees
    Valley, Manitowoc and Green Bay to shelter most

 • Diocesan mission needs support
    Rains wipe out bridge and water system in Elias Piña, home of mission parish

 • Compass column wins top award
    Bishop's Scripture column honored by Catholic Press

 • In shape: spiritually, physically, musically
    Omro's pastor has interests ranging from peace activism to sports to languages
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 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Visit to Rome: 'Company's coming'

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    June 13, 2004: We hear God's word in the Eucharist
    June 20, 2004: Step forward and let your light shine

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    June 13, 2004: Jesus' followers are to repeat his actions
    June 20, 2004: Minor prophets played a major role

 • Editorial -- Good theology
    Environmental care forms a basic part of Christian belief and can't
    be just ignored

 • Editorial -- We all need that miracle
    Health care is a basic right for all people


 • Foundations of Faith --
    What the solstice and John the Baptist share
    Just as the days get shorter, John also diminished to let another shine forth

 • Saint of the Day --
    From fancy clothes to visions and levitation
    13th century mystic spoke with Christ as if he were standing there in the room

 • Calendar of Events

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