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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMay 6, 2005 Issue 


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• "Triple Espresso" cast takes coffee break at St. Joseph School

• Pope appeals for peace, church unity in first Sunday noon blessing

• Panelists see Pope Benedict XVI as unifier, peacemaker

• Notre Dame student writes from the heart and wins contest

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Despite initial misgivings we must believe good will come from new pope's reign

• Charlie Martin -- For someone to know us we must trust and tell

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Are there zodiac signs at St. Peter's?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Choice of Benedict as a name is promising

• George Weigel -- Neither theologians nor athletes play ball

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Finding volunteers computes
in Appleton parish

Sr. Mary Shawn Fagan finds a role for St. Pius X parishioners
photo of Sr. Mary Shawn Fagan by her computer
COMPUTER ASSISTED: Her trusty computer data base is one of the tools Sr. Mary Shawn Fagan uses to find volunteers at St. Pius X Parish, Appleton. (Rick Evans photo)

Fourth in a series on the stewardship of service

By Linda DeVries
Compass Correspondent

When St. Pius X Parish, Appleton, needs a lector for Mass or volunteers for the parish picnic, they know who to call - Sr. Mary Shawn Fagan, ANG. As parish volunteer coordinator, she maintains a comprehensive data base of parishioners who have expressed willingness to help with various ministries.

Because St. Pius X Parish has a goal of 100% participation in Mass attendance, volunteering and financial support, the half-time position of volunteer coordinator was established seven years ago.

Sr. Fagan, who took over the role in 2000 after retiring as principal of St. Pius X School, said her administrative skills serve her well.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times

Lenten Giving/ Easter Joy Wish List
(from Feb. 11 issue)

 • Pondering new pope's theology
    He's an Augustinian, not a Thomist, in his
    religious views

 • Priest assuming double duties in Chancery
    Bishop adds vicar general responsibilities to those
    Fr. John Doerfler has as chancellor

 • Mother's Day: Pray for all on this special day
    Rejoice for all mothers and reach out to those
    with aching hearts
    Sidebar: A Prayer for Mothers


Feast of the Ascension of the Lord

 • Reflection on the Readings
    by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    Embrace the faith vision of reality


2005 Wish List
Lenten Giving/Easter Joy Wish List
(from Feb. 11, 2005 issue)


Help Wanted Ads

 • Help Wanted Ads

Columns

 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Bridging the Gap: 'Habemus Papam'

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    May 8, 2005: Embrace the faith vision of reality

 • Editorial -- Possible advance
    It may be too good to be true, but there might be a way to lower abortion in U.S.

 • Editorial -- Art imitates church life
    Once upon a time, this cardinal cleaned up


Features

 • Foundations of Faith --
    Pope is a world leader, as well as a spiritual one
    The Holy Father heads one of the smallest, yet most influential, nations

 • Saint of the Day --
    Soldiers in the Lord's army
    First century martyrs turned in swords and were beheaded

 • Stewardship: A Way of Life --
    Do you hear God knocking?
    Stewards discern the call of God and how they should respond to it
    Sidebar: Learn more

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures

 • Calendar of Events


Faces of Faith: Bishop's Appeal 2005 logo

Articles on Bishop's Appeal 2005


Gifts top $4 million to support 2005 Bishop's Appeal (Apr. 29, 2005)

Reaching outside school walls (Apr. 8, 2005)

Covered by a big umbrella (Mar. 25, 2005)
  Sidebar: Amount raised so far

Service helps cash-strapped dig out of hole (Mar. 18, 2005)

Meeting the needs of burgeoning population (Mar. 11, 2005)

Compass brings news with Catholic perspective (Mar. 4, 2005)

Bringing the church to those with disabilities (Feb. 25, 2005)

• Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
   Driving in the left hand lane (Feb. 25, 2005)

Campus ministry fuels students' growth in faith (Feb. 18, 2005)

Bishop's Appeal brings Faces of Faith to others (Feb. 11, 2005)
Pie chart of Bishop's Appeal use



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