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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinNovember 11, 2005 Issue 

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• Katrina collection: Donations in diocese top $1 million, set new record for disaster relief funds

• U.S. Bishops to meet this week: Prelates to ponder lay ministry, children's Mass, death penalty

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Jesus said fear not, but most of us must just deal with it; one good thing is it can keep us from becoming jerks

• Charlie Martin -- Taking a closer look at "Stars" by Switchfoot

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Vatican II 40th anniversary cause for rejoicing

• George Weigel -- Catholic renaissance on Princeton campus is nothing short of amazing

• Kids Chronicle: St. Martin, story of wealthy landowner & his servants

plus ...
Family Living
Articles found only in the 8-page special section of the print edition:

• Thanksgiving -- A day for family: Suggested activities for families

• Social justice activities: Help those in need, discuss important issues, care for God's creation

• Stay-at-home dads find new rewards; Number rising nationwide

• De-stress Sunday mornings: Hints to make Sundays peaceful

• Teach children to pray in special way: Creating a warm environment for sharing in prayer

• Dealing with stress: Compass cartoonist writes book about escaping adulthood

And more!

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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
photo of Carlos Reyes and his bride, Carolyn Vega, one of ten couples who celebrated the sacrament of marriage on Nov. 5 at St. Willebrord Parish in Green Bay
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
Compass Correspondent

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 ...

Other News

Mass Times
Just for Kids
 • 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

Special Section in recognition of Family Life Month:
Family Living

 • Great Dates for healthy, growing marriages
    Program helps married couples maximize their dating experience
    Sidebar: Great Dates

 More in The Compass print edition:
 • For a list of articles found only in the Family Living special section of the
   Nov. 11 print edition, see the bluish-purple box, above left.

Help Wanted Ads

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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
    'Roe' overturn

 • 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

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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