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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMay 13, 2005 Issue 

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• Fr. Richard Gilsdorf, former Casco/Slovan pastor, dies

• Neenah-Menasha parishes post pro-life posters and billboards

• Efforts to curb health care costs can't sacrifice the poor

• Exploring sainthood for Oshkosh hospitals foundress

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Artists' skepticism of joy offers challenge

• Charlie Martin -- Real love demands realism

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Fatima
and Muslims

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Pope John Paul deserved prestigious award

• George Weigel -- Loyola revives treasury of top-notch fiction

• Kids Chronicle: The Holy Spirit comes on Pentecost

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Continuing to hear, respond
to God's call

New parish director at Oneida finds that God is still stretching her
photo of Cynthia Becker
NEW DIRECTION: Cynthia Becker will become the parish director at St. Joseph and Immaculate Conception parishes, Oneida, after serving since 2002 as pastoral associate. (Rick Evans photo)

Fifth in a series on stewardship

By Sarah Malcore
Compass Correspondent

St. Joseph and Immaculate Conception parishes in Oneida are preparing to welcome a longtime companion as their new parish director - Cynthia Becker - their pastoral associate since 2002.

Becker's ministry and growing sense of stewardship has taken her many interesting places. As a child, Becker said she enjoyed a close relationship with God, although the two of them drifted apart for four years in the 1970s.

After graduating in 1972 from UW Green Bay with a degree in communication and a concentration in analysis-synthesis, she joined a Milwaukee law firm and was engaged to be married. During those years Becker stopped going to church.

In 1976, Becker decided it was time to break off her engagement and make some life decisions. She said she felt lost and confused, so turned to scripture for guidance.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times

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

 • Pontiff reflects on papal power
    Benedict XVI says 'pope is not an absolute
    sovereign whose thoughts and will are law'

 • Diocesan MC becomes a pastor
    Msgr. John Schuh goes to Wrightstown after 28
    years of assisting bishops at liturgies

 • Nine answer call to permanent diaconate
    Ordination scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday
    at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral

 • New saint numbers may drop
    John Paul and Benedict believe in need for saints, but there are differences

 • Vatican pressures editor to resign
    'America' magazine editor, Card. Ratzinger had disagreed for years

Feast of Pentecost
 • Reflection on the Readings
    by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    Put all your eggs in God's basket

 • Explaining the Scripture
    by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    Paul proposes a vision of unity

 • Editorial -- Birthday celebration

• Foundations of Faith --
   The Holy Spirit turns out to be quite
a gardener

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

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    May 15, 2005: Put all your eggs in God's basket

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    May 15, 2005: Paul proposes a vision of unity

 • Editorial -- Worthwhile goals
    Wisconsin bishops list two-year priorities in dealing with issues
    on the public agenda

 • Editorial -- Birthday celebration
    It's the church's birthday, so let's show it

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    Extending pre-natal care services would benefit Wisconsin


 • Foundations of Faith --
    The Holy Spirit turns out to be quite a gardener
    The Spirit gives us gifts, which - if we nurture them - bear fruit
    that others can see

 • Saint of the Day --
    Forget Columbus, it was Brendan
    Irish saint may have reached America 900 years before the famous
    Italian explorer

 • Stewardship: A Way of Life --
    Mary lived as a steward daily
    As 'Children of Mary' we need to turn to her to guide us in our lives

 • 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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