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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinDecember 3, 2004 Issue 

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• Pope John Paul encourages Catholics to rediscover importance of Sunday Mass during Advent

• Fr. Bernard Brunette, O.Praem., a former pastor and science teacher, died Nov. 26 at St. Norbert Abbey

• Shooting deaths of six people and injuring of two near Birchwood sadden area's communities, unite them in prayer, mourning, outreach

• When Marine reservist in Iraq complained about heat and water that tasted like bleach, his mother decided to take action and Catholic school students soon joined her

• Election is over, but Archbishop Burke of St. Louis says he won't let up on campaign against Catholic politicians who support abortion

• Efforts to develop U.N. ban on human cloning abandoned due to differences among member nations over how far ban should go

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Like Mary, we're called to birth, raise our faith

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- Modesty makes comeback in girls' clothing

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Question about the origins of B.C. and A.D.

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Many changes will occur when Christians start speaking up about their values

• George Weigel -- Roe vs. Wade probably won't be repealed in next four years, but it could be rendered meaningless

• Notre Dame School in De Pere again wins Packer Wives' Food Drive Challenge to collect food for Paul's Pantry

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Serving those in need in Green Bay and in Haiti

Pastor starts a twinning program and visits Haiti two times
every year
photo of Fr. Larry Canavera with saddle he brings on his visits to Haiti
BACK IN THE SADDLE: Fr. Larry Canavera shows off the saddle he acquired to bring with him on his twice yearly visits to Haiti. (Rick Evans photo)

Tenth in a series on priests

By Sarah Malcore
Compass Correspondent

Humble and committed are two accurate ways to describe Fr. Larry Canavera, pastor of St. Philip the Apostle Parish, Green Bay.

He prefers to work quietly, out of the spotlight, to make a difference in the lives of countless people in Green Bay, where his parish has added rapidly growing services to Hispanics, and to Haiti through a twinning program that helps the poor.

The Canada native moved to the U.S. in 1945 with his parents, an older sister, a younger brother and a grandfather, settling in Niagara, where his father worked as a fire chief at the paper mill. Fr. Canavera also worked at the mill for eight summers, plus holidays, while growing up.

There was also the family farm. "We worked hard," he said. "We never took for granted what we did have; life and everything in it is a gift."

He decided early on to follow his call into the priesthood.

"I have always had a respect and interest in faith and the Catholic religion," he said. "I had many questions about religion, and that coupled with my desire to be of service to people lead me into this direction."   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times
 • Reading times as Jesus would
    Religious men and women ponder their role
    in the world

 • Ordained in Rome
    Bear Creek man is ordained in the Legionaries
    of Christ

 • A family house, not a handout
    Manitowoc Habitat dedicates home on Dec. 4

• Bridging the Gap by Bishop Zubik --
   Guess who's coming to dinner

• Reflection on the Readings --
   God is with us and for us and in us

• Explaining the Scripture --
   The glory of God must be the motive

• Tom Rinkoski --
   Children serve as spiritual teachers

• Foundations of Faith --
   Living signs of Christ's coming into our world

• Saint of the Day --
   Many legends surround Nicholas

Advent articles from previous issues:
November 26, 2004 issue

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 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Guess who's coming to dinner (Advent)

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    December 5, 2004: God is with us and for us and in us (Advent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    December 5, 2004: The glory of God must be the motive (Advent)

 • Editorial -- Push for changes
    Catholics unhappy with their choices in the election need to take some
    positive steps

 • Editorial -- Remembering our patron
    Exposition points to common background


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Living signs of Christ's coming into our world (Advent)
    Saints of Advent reveal the light of Christ

 • Saint of the Day --
    Many legends surround Nicholas (Advent)
    All we truly know is that he served as a bishop in Asia Minor, now Turkey

 • Tom Rinkoski --
    Children serve as spiritual teachers (Advent)

 • Calendar of Events

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