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Seeing a sea of white, gold
and 10x 'I do'
Ten couples married in a Green Bay parish's community celebration
|ALL READY: Carlos Reyes checks the holder for the arras, the 13 coins he and his bride, Carolyn Vega, received at their marriage. The couple were among ten who celebrated the sacrament of marriage on Nov. 5 at St. Willebrord Parish, Green Bay. (Rick Evans photo)
By Heather Chrudimsky
Ten Hispanic couples from St. Willebrord's now have more in common than their faith - they share the same wedding anniversary.
The couples received the sacrament of marriage in St. Willebrord's first Community Celebration of Marriage (Matrimonio Comunitario) on Nov. 5.
The Matrimonio Comunitario is more common in some of these couples' native countries than in Wisconsin. According to Sr. Melanie Maczka, pastoral associate at St. Willebrord, the couples chose a Matrimonio Comunitario because many either don't have family in the area, or may have to wait years before they can visit or get married in their hometowns.
"So, rather than spend a lot of money on an extravagant wedding," Sr. Maczka said, "they are joining together to share the expenses, as well as the day, which will become a common anniversary for them."
Although the couples decided to participate in a community marriage, there was no lack of individual excitement.
"It is a day we will never forget," said Carlos Reyes. Full story ...
Being special at all the sports
Kaukauna man coaches special Olympians
all year round
Great Dates for healthy, growing marriages
Program helps married couples maximize
their dating experience
Sidebar: Great Dates
Free Thanksgiving meals around the diocese:
Come and get it! All welcome at tables
Local groups promise turkey and fixings for anyone
who is lonely or hungry this year
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Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
Bridging the Gap: HERE WE GO . . .
Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
November 13, 2005: It all comes back to stewardship
Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
November 13, 2005: Unlimited talents to do God's work
Editorial -- Seeking justice
Samuel Alito nomination will probably be approved, but don't expect
Editorial -- Disaster needs remain
Earthquake victims remain a special concern
Foundations of Faith --
The whats and whens of ecumenical councils
Ecumenical councils include all the bishops gathered with the pope
Sidebar: Second Vatican Council's documents
Saint of the Day --
She lived for two big dreams
St. Rose survived French Revolution to become a missionary in United States
Stewardship: A Way of Life --
Pius' stewardship going for years
One goal they had was to contact every family in the parish about service
Praying with Sunday's Scriptures
Current Calendar of Events
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