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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinNovember 5, 2004 Issue 

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• At his inauguration, new president of Silver Lake College in Manitowoc calls for working more closely with elementary and high schools

• Movie on St. Therese of Lisieux, Therese, opens Nov. 5 at Marcus Bay Park Cinema in Ashwaubenon

• Humanitarian nongovernmental organizations provide relief in Haiti after Tropical Storm Jeanne, say situation is beginning to stabilize

• Dennis Heaney -- Promoting role of parenthood occupies efforts of Judge Andy Devine

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Obligations to accept or refuse cancer treatment

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- St. Charles Borromeo, St. Leo the Great still provide great example for church

• George Weigel -- Prayers of the Faithful should come from our deepest beliefs, not mistaken ideas

plus ...
Family Life Month
Articles found only in the 8-page special section in the print edition:

• Making prayer a part of family celebrations

• De Pere dad promotes positive environment through Little League

• Allowance is good way to teach children about budgeting, saving

• Three sisters turn Crystal Coffee Co. and Beanery in Green Bay into family friendly business

• Tips to make home safer for seniors and prevent falls

• How to avoid losing your temper when dealing with children

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Giving and sharing can come in many forms

Howard pastor talks openly about stewardship and lives it
photo of Fr. Greg Smith placing his weekly offering in collection basket at St. John the Baptist Parish in Howard
FIRST IN: Fr. Greg Smith places his weekly offering envelope in the collection basket at St. John the Baptist Parish, Howard. Fr. Bill Swichtenberg also contributes. (Rick Evans photo)

First in a three-part series on the Stewardship of Sharing

By Sarah Malcore
Compass Correspondent

Giving and sharing come in many forms. That is the message Fr. Greg Smith, co-pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Howard, spreads to his parish.

Nor does giving always have to be in the form of cash, Fr. Smith says. It can also come in the form of time or talent.

"I grew up during a time where people did not talk about stewardship," Fr. Smith says. "It seemed that back then the parish was run cheaper and the need just was not as serious as it is today."

Fr. Smith says he did not give stewardship much thought until he was in the seminary where a classmate mentioned that he once had a pastor who put an envelope in the basket every week.

"I found it quite interesting to hear that a priest was giving into the collection basket like the rest of the parish," Fr. Smith says. "I spoke to other priests and classmates about the matter. At the time, it seemed the consensus was that giving your life to the church was enough, and that we were not expected to give more. That idea bothered me over time though, a priest who did not support his own parish."

But stewardship remained on Fr. Smith's mind. In about 1984, while he was a pastor at St. Luke Parish in Two Rivers, the parish was part of a program that brought in speakers who talked about sacrificial giving.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times
Just for Kids
 • Election affects religion, politics
    Lingering effects expected in the aftermath
    of the 2004 vote

 • Parishes, vicariates ready for Eucharistic Days
    Over the next year, Bp. David Zubik will take part
    in the observances in each vicariate

 • Diocesan retreat center accredited
    Assures top-notch camp experience

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 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Bridging the Gap: All in the Family

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    November 7, 2004: Choose road of love, growth and grace

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    November 7, 2004: 'Good hope' in the coming of Christ

 • Editorial -- Bread of life
    Novel points out important lesson about the Eucharistic banquet for Year
    of the Eucharist

 • Editorial -- Just for Kids 17: 2004
    Christmas stories is the theme this year

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    Tuesday's voting doesn't end our call to faithful citizenship


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Stewardship and the Church have lots in common
    Acts of the Apostles tells us how they lived; the Creed tells us how we live

 • Saint of the Day --
    First U.S. saint was an immigrant
    Mother Cabrini came to run orphanage that didn't exist

 • Calendar of Events

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