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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinJanuary 7, 2005 Issue 

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• Reviewing national and international religious news for 2004

• Growing religious terror in Iraq having "devastating effect" on non- Muslim minorities, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom warns president

• There was hope in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve as foreign pilgrims were allowed into Manger Square

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- We are still in relationship with those who have died by going to our Galilees

• Kathy Hamer -- Find time to savor both coffee and the most special people and events in our lives

• Charlie Martin -- When we make mistakes, we need to grieve them, learn and move on

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Why the fallen angels were forever cast out

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Capacity to dialogue is requirement for community to be vibrant

• George Weigel -- Ukraine's Orange Revolution was miraculous event that many prepared way for

• Season of giving again on display at Lourdes High School in Oshkosh

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Mother of five finds prison ministry enriching

Tricia Henneman leads Bible/faith group at Redgranite
photo of prison ministry volunteer Tricia Henneman and her children
PROVIDING SUPPORT: Tricia Henneman, prison ministry volunteer at Redgranite Correctional Institution, receives support from her children, Adam, holding Faith, Nicholas (bottom left), Christian and Grace. The children gather and create items Henneman uses in her ministry. For example, Adam wrote, "This is a mirror, when we all look into it, together, we see Jesus' face looking back," a verse incorporated into a program entitled "The Garden of Reconciliation." Henneman of Waupaca serves in the ministry program with Fr. Tony Klink, a retired priest from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. (Rick Evans photo)

First in a series on prison ministry

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

Reactions vary when people find out that Tricia Henneman, a mother of five from Waupaca, serves in prison ministry at Redgranite Correctional Institution.

"I've heard, 'You're wasting your time,'" she said. "Many people have asked, 'Are you frightened?' I get so much out of it. My sister thinks it's really neat, and my husband supports it. I come home from the prison happy. There is a dynamic there that I haven't found in other ministries. It's one of my passions."

Henneman helps facilitate a Bible study/faith group of approximately 25 inmates on Wednesday evenings. She works closely with Fr. Tony Klink, a retired priest from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Fr. Klink also celebrates Mass at the prison on Sunday mornings. Catholic ministry at Redgranite Correctional, which opened in January 2001, has grown from humble beginnings.

"There was only one inmate when I started," said Henneman. "The group has a positive effect. People have come to the group very angry. After a period of time they have changed. You can see the growth. Some talk about their crimes. They really open up spiritually."

Song, scripture, peace and healing, modern theology and social justice have been incorporated into sessions. Henneman continuously looks for ways to enhance the faith experience for the inmates.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times
"Just for Kids"
Christmas Essays:
 • Aid pours in while needs rise
    Survivors devastated after tsunamis kill
    their loved ones
    Sidebar: Web links

 • A time to heal in Kellnersville
    Fire causes deaths of Srs. Marlene Greatens, ANG,
    and Joleen Van Dyke, FSPA
    Sidebar: Biographies

 • Holy Cross School graduate returns as a cadet
    Ashley Jensen talks about life at the
    Air Force Academy

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 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    '150,000 and counting'

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    January 9, 2005: The gift of God's life, love and light

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    January 9, 2005: Incorporation into the Body of Christ

 • Editorial -- Real need
    Tsunamis left almost unimaginable horror and death rate and it's up to us to help

 • Editorial -- We must demand more
    The need for aid will continue for years

 • Guest Column by Br. Steve Herro --
    Stewards welcome strangers
    National Migration Week invites us to put into practice what we profess


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Lessons about Eucharist can be from the birds
    Pictures help us remember meaning behind the words

 • Saint of the Day --
    Saint who taught a saint
    Ireland's Ita founded school that St. Brendan attended

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures

 • Calendar of Events

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