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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinOctober 14, 2005 Issue 

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• Most Precious Blood Parish, New London, celebrates 150 years

• St. Wenceslaus Parish, Klondike, no longer has weekend liturgies, but still has something to celebrate

• Fr. LeRoy Hogan, former pastor and choir director, dies at age 76

• Aftermath of hurricane, volcanoes causes death and evacuations in Mexico and Central America

• Pakistan archbishop calls on Christians to give a day's wages to help in earthquake relief

• Supreme Court debates legality of doctors prescribing lethal drugs under Oregon law

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Most of us don't transfer our preaching into what we do

• Scott Fleischmann -- Stewards recognize and use their gifts

• Kathy Hamer -- Let's do lunch someday while we're both still here

• Charlie Martin -- We need to count our blessings, then give thanks

• Fr. John Dietzen -- When should the priest receive the host at Mass?

• George Weigel -- Rabbi's new book rights wrongs committed against Pope Pius XII

• Kids Chronicle: Christ's wisdom amazes his critics

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Bishop Aloysius J. Wycislo
1908 - 2005
photo of Bishop Aloysius Wycislo lying in state
Bp. Aloysius Wycislo lies in state on Friday, Oct. 14, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay, as Knights of Columbus stand watch. (Rick Evans photo)
photo of Bishop Aloysius J. Wycislo
June 17, 1908
- Oct. 11, 2005
Retired Bishop Aloysius Wycislo dies
   After helping found Catholic Relief Services and attending
   Vatican II, he served Green Bay Diocese for nearly 40 years

• Reflection by Bishop Zubik --
   Bp. Wycislo was larger than life
   'He challenged us to look beyond our own lives to the
   needs of others as did Jesus'
photo of visitation for Bishop Aloysius Wycislo
SAYING GOODBYE: Visitation for Bishop Aloysius Wycislo began on Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Resurrection Room of the Wycislo Center at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay. (Rick Evans photos)

photo of visitation for Bishop Aloysius Wycislo

TV: WLUK-TV FOX 11 will televise live the entire funeral Mass for Bp. Aloysius Wycislo, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay. The funeral is expected to last approximately 90 minutes.

FOX 11's exclusive live broadcast (which includes web casts) will also feature commentary on the life and career of Bp. Wycislo. Sr. Mary Bride Grubbs, ANG, will join FOX 11's Tom Milbourn in the studio, and additional images and interviews with Bp. Wycislo will be shown from the FOX 11 News archives.

RADIO: The funeral Mass also will be carried by Relevant Radio (1050 AM).

WEB: The Diocese's web site,, includes biographical information, a photo gallery and a video clip of Bp. Wycislo speaking about Vatican II. FOX 11's coverage will also include web casts (see above).

PRINT: Next week's edition of The Compass will provide in-depth coverage about the life and impact of Bp. Wycislo (subscribe here).

Catholics Gather to learn, celebrate

More than 2,000 people attended the talks and the liturgies
photo of Oshkosh Lourdes Choir performing at The Gathering
MEAL MUSIC: Oshkosh Lourdes Choir performs before a lunchtime audience Oct. 7 at The Gathering. (Rick Evans photo)

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

"If I make any mistakes it's because I'm exhausted," joked composer Jaime Cortez, who not only served as a featured presenter at last week's Gathering of the Church of Green Bay, but also directed music for the event's opening Mass in the Schuldes Sports Center on the campus of St. Norbert College in De Pere. The two-day event, featuring approximately 200 speakers and several hundred workshops, attracted more than 2,000 people.

Cortez flew to Northeast Wisconsin from Mesa, Ariz., where he is the music director at St. Bridget Parish and a music teacher at Queen of Peace School.

"The people give me energy," he said. "This is a wonderful opportunity to bring people together. I've been inviting everyone here to visit St. Bridget. I mean that. Come to Mesa to see us. We are one church."   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times

Coming up on Oct. 29

Procession and Mass to close Year of the Eucharist in diocese
(from Oct. 7 issue)

 • Bishops share ideas on Eucharist
    Improving how it is celebrated and understood
    is one focus

 • Diocesan education director resigns
    Lee Nagel will move on at the end of the year after
    15 years in the post

 • Go write to the governor
    WCC, WRL urge clone ban letters

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 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Lordy, Lordy, look who's forty

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    October 16, 2005: We must grasp being grasped by God

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    October 16, 2005: A trick answer to a trick question

 • Editorial -- Source of our life
    The Eucharist provides us spiritual food and much to chew on
    for spiritual nourishment

 • Editorial -- Pondering the meaning
    Three examples illustrate Eucharist's meaning

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    Social Security models solidarity


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Who wrote the gospels and when did they do them?
    The Good News was not written all at once or by the people
    we may have thought

 • Saint of the Day --
    Background on a gospel writer
    Luke was not Jewish and probably lived in Syria

 • Current Calendar of Events

Faces of Faith: Bishop's Appeal 2005 logo

Articles on Bishop's Appeal 2005

Bishop's Appeal tops target and sets record (Sept. 16, 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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