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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinOctober 28, 2005 Issue 

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• NET brings young people from across nation to share faith locally

• Child's immune disease tests family's faith

• Green Bay teacher part of national program on teaching the Holocaust

• Fr. Eugene Schmidt, 75, dies

• Pope Benedict XVI's first encyclical is due in December

• Pakistan earthquake devastation beyond description

• Guatemala facing long term crisis after Hurricane Stan

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- We all ache for community, but it's often not what we think it is

• Charlie Martin -- Listen to your inner voice and pay heed

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Where is Satan in the Bible?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Pope Benedict's meeting with Hans Kung highly significant

• George Weigel -- Pro-life people will never forget truth about abortion

• Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk -- Fetal pain question could open way to broader issue

• Kids Chronicle: Malachi serves as God's messenger

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Pastor finds wonderful life
as priest, in parish

Late vocation has paid dividends, says pastor at St. Pius, Appleton
photo of Fr. Tom Farrell visiting with Ed and Del Kaiser and their granddaughters after Mass at St. Pius X in Appleton
BEING PRESENT: Fr. Tom Farrell visits with Ed and Del Kaiser and their granddaughters Anna and Carrie Schwartz after weekday Mass at St. Pius X in Appleton. (Rick Evans photo)

Priesthood Sunday is Oct. 30

By Joanne Flemming
Compass Correspondent

APPLETON -- For Fr. Thomas Farrell, pastor of St. Pius X Parish, Appleton, his priesthood is "the wonderful life."

"I think it's a wonderful way to live.... I can't imagine doing anything else," said Fr. Farrell, who has been pastor at St. Pius since July 1 after nearly five years as pastor at Ss. Peter and Paul, Green Bay.

Achieving his vocation took Fr. Farrell longer than it takes most priests. He was in his late 30s when Bp. Robert Banks ordained him in 1992.

He first thought about the priesthood "as a little kid." Two priests he knew then inspired him - Fr. Norbert Verhagen, a cousin who served as a missionary in Mexico, and Fr. Alfred Hietpas, his pastor at St. Nicholas Parish, Freedom. He recalled his cousin showing him slides of his mission work each summer.

Fr. Farrell attended high school two years at the former Sacred Heart Seminary in Oneida. He returned to his family at Wrightstown to complete high school, then went to work at Prangeway, then at Rich's Bakery in Appleton, where he remained for 10 years.   Full story ...

• Sidebar: Celebrating priests

Bishop Aloysius J. Wycislo
1908 - 2005
photo of Bishop Aloysius J. Wycislo
June 17, 1908
- Oct. 11, 2005

 Coverage in this issue:
 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Bridging the Gap: DEAR AL
    (An open letter to Bishop Wycislo)

 • Editorial -- Thank you for your help
    Issue showed teamwork for us and you

 Previous coverage:
 • Coverage from Oct. 21. and Oct. 14 issues

 • Links to Compass articles on Bp. Wycislo before his death

Other News

Mass Times

Coming up on Oct. 29

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

 • Synod seeks Eucharistic renewal
    No changes sought on priestly celibacy
    or shared Communion

 • Predicting future under Benedict
    Priest who has worked with the pope offers his
    impressions and ideas of what is ahead
    Sidebar: Papal emphases

 • Procession and Mass to signal end to Eucharist Year
    Bishop will lead ceremony

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 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Bridging the Gap: DEAR AL

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    October 30, 2005: The virtue of humility sets us free

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    October 30, 2005: Religious practices are not for show

 • Editorial -- Passing judgment
    Confirmation process proves interesting for Court nominees and there's a lot
    at stake

 • Editorial -- Thank you for your help
    Issue showed teamwork for us and you


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Christian burial chambers carried pagan symbols
    Quiet as a tomb no more: Vatican hopes crowds visit sarcophagi museum

 • Saint of the Day --
    He couldn't even hurt a mouse
    Abandoned by his father, Martin de Porres found a home with the Son

 • Stewardship: A Way of Life --
    Stewardship involves everyone
    Stewardship is paying off, Antigo representatives say at The Gathering

 • 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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