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Sharing more than a priest
Linked parishes can become more aware of other needs, traditions
|CULTURAL DIMENSION: Fr. Dave Kiefer of Neopit holds an eagle feather and smudging basket used at St. Anthony Parish, on the Menominee Reservation. The parish has two shrines to Blessed Kateri Tekawitha, whose feast is July 14. (Rick Evans photo)
By Joanne Flemming
Even though the parishes in Neopit, Phlox and Mattoon share one pastor, Fr. David Kiefer, they continue to march to their own rhythms, the priest said. However, those rhythms share some things in common.
St. Anthony at Neopit, on the Menominee Indian Reservation, emphasizes Native American culture. Twelve miles to the northwest, in Langlade County, St. Joseph in Phlox and Holy Family in Mattoon - four miles beyond Phlox, in Shawano County - tend toward the "bigger city" shopping centers of Antigo, Wausau and Shawano.
Each of them has kept their "own identity, own history and own heritage," according to Fr. Kiefer and Sr. Stephanie Spence, St. Anthony's pastoral associate.
However, with only one priest between them, members of all three parishes have taken "greater ownership" of their parishes, the priest added. "There is more membership involvement. They become the community, not only the community in which they live, but the ecclesial community." Full story ...
Sidebar: About this series
Wish List brings Easter all year
Compass readers donate from Denmark to Oshkosh
Name chosen for linked parishes
Holy Spirit will be name in Darboy, Kimberly
Curious about church's origins
Vocations recruitment means supplying answers to youth's questions
More hands-on than a law degree
New consultant wants to get word out on youth, young adult ministry
Music offers a universal language
Hmong/Lao consultant began with piano lessons
Refugee families strengthened by support
Stop gap, one year funding aids with domestic abuse services
Steppin' the right way for Jesus
Youth step into cathedral to learn about vocations
Farm grants help after storms
$500 grants offered by Diocese of Green Bay
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Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
Lucy and Ricky's California Vacation
Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
July 25, 2004: Friendship with God tops all other gifts
August 1, 2004: God's word is missing in King Lear
Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
July 25, 2004: The cross displays the power of God
August 1, 2004: All are equal and free in the church
Editorial -- Sad, but inevitable
Decision of the Archdiocese of Portland to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Editorial -- Senate action unfortunate
Constitutional amendment is needed
Saint of the Day --
The first Apostle to be killed
James the Great was one of Jesus' inner circle of three
Articles on Bishop's Appeal 2004:
Giving to Bishop's Appeal makes some major gains (May 21, 2004)
Gifts to annual Bishop's Appeal top $4 million (May 14, 2004)
Gifts to annual Bishop's Appeal near $4 million (Apr. 30, 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)