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

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• St. Augustine Parish in Chilton to celebrate 150 years on July 18: Bp. Zubik concelebrating 10 a.m. Mass

• For 14 years, Denmark family has been walking 12 miles annually in pilgrimage to Green Bay Diocese's Our Lady of Good Help Shrine

• Seven vocalists from Xavier High School in Appleton to sing with National Catholic Youth Choir July 13 at Lawrence U. Chapel, July 14 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral

• Former Chippewa Area Catholic Schools leader picked as president of Neenah-Menasha's Twin City Catholic Education System

• Mattie Stepanek, 13, who died in Washington, D.C., after battling rare form of muscular dystrophy, remembered at funeral by Jimmy Carter, Oprah Winfrey

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- God writes large in series of accidents that form our lives, if only we can read the message

• Fr. Jeremy Tobin, O.Praem -- Giving equal education opportunity to all is form of stewardship

• Charlie Martin -- When our lives leave us feeling like we're playing solitaire, invite others to play along

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Questions on church's reincarnation teachings

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- U.S. Bishops seek to educate Catholic voters, not to tell them how to vote

• Kid's Chronicle -- St. Paul writes Galatians to address problems

• Priests' Jubilees: Fr. John Schmitt, Msgr. Paul Koszarek, Msgr. Richard Maufort, Fr. Paul Vanden Hogen, Fr. Ron Belitz and Fr. Bob Kabat, plus Bp. Wycislo

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Oshkosh parishes work together for future

Strategic planning was a boon for the schools, so it's being
used again

Part one in a series on the Parish Planning Process: Staying separate, but working together

photo of Oshkosh Unified Board Members
PART OF THE PROCESS: Oshkosh Unified Board Members, seated, Rev. Joe Mattern, Rev. Robert Kollath; Standing from left, Isabelle Wiske, Tony Blando-facilitator, Stan Spanbauer-facilitator, Sr. Judy Miller, CSJ, St. Mary Parish. (Rick Evans photo)

By Linda DeVries
Compass Correspondent

Successful strategic planning by Unified Catholic Schools of Oshkosh on behalf of the city's Catholic schools have convinced parishes in Vicariate X - Oshkosh, Omro and Winneconne - to see if they can do the same to avoid closing any churches.

"We all acknowledge the success of UCS's strong turnaround of the Catholic school system here in Oshkosh," said Fr. Tom Reynebeau, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish. "We're looking at our needs and implementing strategies to cooperate with one another to see that these needs are met."

This includes collaborating to eliminate the duplication of services and sharing youth and Hispanic ministry. Last year, Fr. Reynebeau noted, the parishes of the vicariate started a joint newsletter for all adult education programs.   Full story ...

 • Sidebar: About this series

Other News

Mass Times

Summer Mass Schedules
(May 21 issue)

 • To ban or not remains the issue
    St. Louis prelate says he'll include voters,
    Vatican cautious
    Sidebar: Whole report

 • Communities welcoming Hmong refugee families
    Catholic Charities helping parishes respond
    to the need
    Sidebar: Seeking donations

 • Budget-smart deal also proves heart smart
    Diocese, parishes and schools buy defibrillators
    Sidebar: Shocking offer
    Sidebar: On the job

 • Parish, diocese aid ex-offenders
    Support group members help each other avoid returning to crime

 • Scholars debate idea of ban
    Jesuit says it's a bad idea, but not a violation of church-state separation

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 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    330 years and counting

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    July 11, 2004: Anyone in need is a neighbor to you
    July 18, 2004: Who are we and what is life all about?

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    July 11, 2004: All persons must be rooted in Christ
    July 18, 2004: Imitate and follow the role of Christ

 • Editorial -- Evolving ideas
    Participants in Vatican conference see religion and science together in evolution

 • Editorial -- Welcome new immigrants
    Hmong have and will enrich America


 • Foundations of Faith --
    How the church made ten days disappear
    First Julius Caesar, then Pope Gregory, shaped the calendar used today

 • Saint of the Day --
    A hidden life led Benedictine way
    Benedict sought a hermit's life, but ended up founding monastic way of life

 • Calendar of Events

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