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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinNovember 18, 2005 Issue 

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• New Relevant Radio show offers Advent tips to prepare for Christmas

• Msgr. Robert Gulig, former rector of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, dies

• Catholic faith and social teachings permeate life of Voice of Packers

• Serving Mass is part of 92-year-old's daily life

• Priest says many problems would end if clerics embraced Gospel simplicity

• U.S. Bishops divided on new translation for the Mass

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Saints battled the same temptations we do

• Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk -- Public often misunderstands what brain death means

• Charlie Martin -- Just breathe and learn the life lessons God provides

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Looking at creation and evolution

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Public's concept of heresy differs from reality

• George Weigel -- Bishop raises concerns over Charter-related materials

• Lourdes High School in Oshkosh raises respect awareness

• Students choose fashionable way to aid hurricane victims

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Prayers help those left behind express faith

Teresa Halbach memorial Mass set for Saturday, Nov. 19
photo of autumn leaves framing participants in a prayer service for Teresa Halbach at St. John-Sacred Heart Parish in Sherwood
PRAYERS ASCEND: Autumn leaves frame participants in a prayer service offered for Teresa Halbach on Nov. 11 at St. John-Sacred Heart Parish in Sherwood. Fr. Dave Zimmerman, pastor, led the service, which was held at the same time as a press conference announcing the likelihood of Halbach's murder. (Dick Meyer photo)

By Joanne Flemming
Compass Correspondent

Family and friends of Teresa Halbach, 25, of St. John, who was allegedly murdered on Oct. 31, have found consolation for their grief with several prayer services in her honor. These included a service held on the afternoon of Nov. 11 at St. John-Sacred Heart Parish in Sherwood. It was held at the same time that the conclusions of police investigations into Halbach's disappearance were announced.

Fr. David Zimmerman, pastor of St. John-Sacred, led a 1:30 p.m. prayer service. Students from St. John-Sacred Heart School, provided the prayers, music and song. Halbach had coached seventh grade girls volleyball at the school, where her youngest sister is a seventh grader.

Fr. Zimmerman spoke about the faith of the local community and the Halbach family during the unfolding of this tragedy. The Halbach family, through Mike Halbach, Teresa's younger brother, have often spoken of their Catholic faith and belief in God's presence to them and Teresa.

The network of prayer will continue with a visitation and prayer vigil for Halbach on Friday, Nov. 18, at the St. John-Sacred Heart School in Sherwood. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer vigil at 7 p.m. An 11 a.m. memorial Mass is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 19, at John Church, in St. John.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times
Just for Kids
 • Bishops say no to death penalty
    New statement against death penalty receives
    nearly unanimous votes by bishops

 • Rome crackdown likely on homosexual seminarians
    Vatican document, due this month, reported to say
    there is no right to priestly ordination

 • Disaster relief tops $101 million
    Green Bay Diocese cited

 • Seminary collection raises $315,061
    Special collection will help train future priests for Green Bay Diocese
    Sidebar: Promoting vocations

 • It's treats, not tricks, for troops
    Half a ton of candy collected by Appleton school


Free Thanksgiving meals around the diocese:
   Come and get it! All welcome at tables (from Nov. 11 issue)
   Local groups promise turkey and fixings for anyone who is lonely or hungry
   this year

Help Wanted Ads

 • Current Help Wanted Ads


 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    November 20, 2005: We need not fear this King's authority

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    November 20, 2005: The 'left side' is not the fortunate side

 • Editorial -- Rosary priest
    Biography captures life of Fr. Patrick Peyton and his lifetime dedication
    to family prayer

 • Editorial -- Words to ponder
    Meditations bring Romero, poor to life


 • Foundations of Faith --
    'Christ the King' just one of many titles for Jesus
    Many titles focus attention on four aspects of the Lord

 • Saint of the Day --
    The 'Sister of the Apparitions'
    She denied involvement with devotion to stay humble

 • 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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