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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinNovember 19, 2004 Issue 

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• Pope: As we express gratitude at Thanksgiving for fruits of the earth, remember to share with needy

• St. Matthew Parish Elizabeth Ministry sponsors memorial service to remember those who were stillborn or died through miscarriage

• Fr. Harvey Herbert Toonen, O.Praem., died Nov. 8: Toonen, 87, was teacher, principal, missionary in Peru, parish priest, minister to Green Bay's Hispanic community

• Unseen casualty of clergy abuse scandal within Catholic Church has been its employees, says executive director of U.S. bishops' Office of Child and Youth Protection

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Jesus wants us to imitate him by taking away the sins of the world

• Dennis Heaney -- At Thanksgiving we're reminded everything is gift from God so we should give thanks

• Kathy Hamer -- So much that counts in life are our memories

• Charlie Martin -- Positive steps to take to improve how we're feeling

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Pope's health problems mean four Vatican bishops have assumed greater role in running the church

• George Weigel -- EU Parliament's actions make it clear Catholics aren't wanted to help run Europe

• Kids Chronicle: God favored King David

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Mayor practices stewardship with job, family

Green Bay leader says personal life mirrors his public life
photo of Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt greeting two students at Holy Cross School, Bay Settlement
MEET THE MAYOR: Mayor Jim Schmitt shakes hands with Grace Heffernan (left) and Rachael Shilbauer during a visit to Holy Cross School, Bay Settlement. (Rick Evans photo)

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

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor


That's how Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt describes himself as a steward.

Whether he's spending time with his family or working on the city budget, his approach to stewardship remains the same.

"When I became mayor, I said I would give of my time to be a father and lead the city," said Schmitt. "I've been asked to do things outside the community, but my focus is here. My personal life mirrors my public life, and I think I've shown that."

Kids' Day serves as an example. The celebration, which began in the Schmitt household, is now a city event.

"We did it at our house," explained Schmitt, who became the 41st mayor of Green Bay in 2003. "There's Mother's Day in May and Father's Day in June. June 25th, six months before Christmas became Kids' Day. They didn't have to make their beds on that day. We took them to lunch where they wanted to go. When I became mayor, I thought we ought to do that as a city."

Kids' Day in Green Bay includes free rides at Bay Beach Amusement Park, free transit service, free admission to city swimming pools and aquatic centers, lunch with the mayor and more.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times
Just for Kids
 • Director oversees properties
    Degrees in law and accounting will be used for the
    diocese and in helping the parishes

 • Family serves traditional holiday meal diners gobble up
    Some 250 people in Keshena are expected
    for Alvin J. Rathsack Memorial Dinner

 • Table set for Thanksgiving in 14 communities
    Meals are scheduled in many areas around
    the Green Bay Diocese for the big holiday


Free Thanksgiving meals around the diocesan area

Family serves traditional holiday meal diners gobble up

• Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
   Thanks for the memories

• Editorial -- Giving thanks

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 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Thanks for the memories

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    November 21, 2004: Christ the King is a king like no other

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    November 21, 2004: We too are created in the image of God

 • Editorial -- Giving thanks
    We have many blessings, sometimes they even come to us
    in some surprising forms

 • Editorial -- Finding Jesus presence
    Christ's presence in Eucharist helps in search

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    Government could again unleash incredible people power


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Ruler of our lives and of God's kingdom to come
    The Pantocrator is an old image with familiar themes

 • Saint of the Day --
    He gave them what they wanted
    Columban built Irish styled monasteries across Europe

 • Calendar of Events

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