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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinJuly 8, 2005 Issue 

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• Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor -- the "most powerful person in America" -- is retiring

• Down Syndrome doesn't deter young man from helping at his Kaukauna parish

• People locally and around North America pray for canonization of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

• Four Sinsinawa Dominicans celebrate gold jubilees

• Xavier High School breaks ground on $7.5 million expansion

• Vatican opens beatification process for Pope John Paul II

• Scholar says split ruling on Ten Commandments provides clarity

• Pope Benedict XVI and other church leaders seek African aid

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Our struggle with purity harms us

• Fr. John Rausch -- Proposed CAFTA pact raises stewardship questions

• Charlie Martin -- Family relationships and how parents treat children have a lasting effect

• Fr. John Dietzen -- God can speak to us in our dreams

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Deciding where center is determines much

• George Weigel -- U.S. ambassador to Vatican provides a model

• Kids Chronicle: Jesus uses parable to teach

plus ...
Priests' Jubilees
Articles found only in the special section of July 8 print edition:

• Fr. Bill Rickert embraces spiritual and practical sides of priesthood

• Fr. Joseph Bauschka served Elcho parish for 19 years

• Fr. Ray Conard continues to serve church in Kazakhstan

• Fr. Paul DuCharme served 18 years as a prison chaplain

• Fr. Frank Kerscher has made many good friends as a priest

• Fr. Peter Klauck finds satisfaction in priestly ministry

• Fr. John O'Brien comes to priesthood by way of boxing ring

• Fr. Florian Resheske served in both music and ministry

• Fr. Willie Van De Loo continues serving where needed

• Fr. Mike Betley says God has blessed and affirmed him

• Fr. Bill Hoffman in Appleton after 19 years as missionary

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NOTE: There will be no Compass issue published on July 15, 2005. The next issue will be July 22, 2005.

Six become one
for Manitowoc Catholics

St. Francis of Assisi Parish with three worship sites began operating early on July 1
photo of Fr. Dan Felton, pastor of the new St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Manitowoc
NEW PARISH: Fr. Dan Felton has taken over as pastor of the new St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Manitowoc, which has three worship sites. (Rick Evans photo)

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

"It's a time of sadness, a time of excitement, a time of lamenting and crying," said Fr. Dan Felton, pastor of the newly formed St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Manitowoc. "It's a time for embrace of new life. We have to allow ourselves to feel the full array of emotions at a time like this."

The time is one of transition. Shortly past midnight on July 1, the six Manitowoc parishes were suppressed to create St. Francis of Assisi. At the service, celebrated at St. Boniface Church, the Blessed Sacrament was brought from the six sites as a sign of unity. The reading of a proclamation from Bp. David Zubik officially declared the birth of the new parish.

The consolidated parish will operate at three worship sites - St. Francis on Marshall (formerly St. Mary), St. Francis on Waldo (formerly Holy Innocents), and St. Francis on Grand (formerly St. Andrew).

"I think that the sadness is obviously deeper for the people of the three sites that will no longer be in use," said Fr. Felton. "It was important to change the names of the sites that remain open. We have to share the sacrifice to share the journey. By changing the names, everybody has to give up their identity by name."

St. Francis of Assisi will be served by Fr. Felton and associate pastors Fr. Dave Hoffman and Fr. Tom Wojciechowski, OFM. Sr. Renee Delvaux, OSF, will serve as pastoral director. The priests will celebrate Masses at their home base parishes with the exception of the third weekend of each month when they will rotate.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times

2005 Summer
Mass Schedules

(from May 20 issue)

 • Final Hmong refugees on way
    In the last year, diocese has helped settle 450
    refugees and 240 more are expected in 2005
    Sidebar: Help needed

 • Unified Green Bay Catholic school system under study
    No decisions have been made

 • Quilt incorporates troops into fabric of parish
    Chance meeting leads to a quilt that links soldiers at war to Little Chute parish

 • National marriage conference comes to Green Bay
    Marriage Encounter runs Aug. 11-14
    Sidebar: Conference

 • Roe reversal won't change much
    Wisconsin among only seven states with laws restricting abortion

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 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Bridging the Gap: MOGUS

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    July 10, 2005: Hope demands seeing and hearing
    July 17, 2005: Good seeds of faith overcome weeds

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    July 10, 2005: The plan of salvation was set in motion
    July 17, 2005: Prayer needs the help of the Spirit

 • Editorial -- More like him
    Church lost a model of Christianity whose example we all could learn from
    and follow

 • Editorial -- Pondering what we stand for
    Actions, responses deserve our attention


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Does your spiritual life resemble a couch potato's?
    Gluttony and sloth can lead down a sad, dismal road of vice

 • Saint of the Day --
    Saint criticized popes and kings
    Royal lady-in-waiting founded strict religious order

 • 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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