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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinJune 10, 2005 Issue 

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• Bishop, parishes honor stewards

• Food pantry volunteers serve growing needs for 30 years

• Six School Sisters of St. Francis with ties to diocese celebrate jubilees

• Parishes celebrate Corpus Christi with processions

• U.S. Bishops will consider revising the charter next week

• Pope to work for Christian unity

• Church ethicists condemn cloning in Korea

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Family is too vital for a liberal/conservative divide

• Fr. Joe Bragotti -- Stewards know forgiveness pays

• Charlie Martin -- Life is for living, not just for existing

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Question about children in a mixed marriage

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Waiting for the fallout from "America"

• George Weigel -- The injustices of "Roe" and "Casey" decisions hurt our democracy

• Kids Chronicle: Jesus sends his disciples on a mission

• Students at Holy Rosary School, Kewaunee, step back in time

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Chilton area parishes starting anew, again

After serving as a national model, six parishes becoming one
photo of Fr. Gary New, SDS, with Kathy Reiser and Dr. Helen Scieszka at St. Martin Church in Charlestown
LAST DAYS: Fr. Gary New, SDS, with Kathy Reiser, a parishioner, and Dr. Helen Scieszka, at St. Martin Church in Charlestown. The church will close in the merger at Chilton. A stained glass window of the Good Shepherd is in the background. (Rick Evans photo)

By Patricia Kasten
Compass Associate Editor

Like several flocks moving toward summer pasture, six parishes around Chilton are moving toward one. On July 1, Good Shepherd Parish will arise from the two parishes in Chilton, and parishes in Charlesburg, Charlestown, Jericho and Kloten.

"I think it's a good name," said Fr. Gary New, SDS, pastor. "Some people have been teasing me that it sounds Lutheran or Protestant, but we have a feast of the Good Shepherd (the fourth Sunday of Easter), so it's not Protestant."

The merger, announced by Bp. David Zubik at a Mass on May 26, is the outcome of the diocese's parish planning process. The six parishes made the final decision to merge - but could not agree on whether to keep one or two parish sites. So they asked Bp. Zubik to decide.

All six parishes will officially cease on July 1, and St. Mary Church (the largest of the six) will become the official parish site; St. Charles will be used for one weekday Mass and services such as weddings for one year. All weekend Masses will be at the St. Mary site. The other churches will continue to be used, at least through the summer, and some will have a final Christmas Mass, but all must be closed by Jan. 1.   Full story ...

Sidebar: The parishes and the plan

Other News

Mass Times

2005 Summer
Mass Schedules

(from May 20 issue)

 • Evangelization steps to fore
    Diocesan realignment also keeps stewardship
    as a focus

 • Kiel to celebrate first ordination
    Salvatorian Deacon Mike Burns will be ordained
    to the priesthood on Saturday

 • Vatican removes convicted Green Bay cleric from priesthood
    Request first made back in 2003 was granted this week

 • Conference asks Finance Committee to save embryos
    Request related to stem cells

 • Howard students donate to jail ministry group
    Outreach project guided by patron saint of prisoners
    Sidebar: Think Again Support Group

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 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Bridging the Gap: The sound of silence

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    June 12, 2005: Impressive small, big words: if, so, as
    June 19, 2005: Overcome fear by entrusting in Jesus

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    June 12, 2005: God provides and we only respond
    June 19, 2005: Paul reflects on the meaning of salvation

 • Editorial -- Welcome change
    Realignment plan for the Green Bay Diocese could change how we all
    live church

 • Editorial -- Gem glitters like diamond
    Book sees links between baseball and faith


 • Foundations of Faith --
    How far have you gone with the seven deadly sins?
    The capital vices make for a sad tour of human nature

 • Saint of the Day --
    Thanks to her brother's lead...
    St. Paula helped raise siblings, then cared for other children

 • 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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