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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinDecember 16, 2005 Issue 

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• U.S. Bishops streaming Advent video series online

• Catholic Campaign for Human Development grant funds training in Wautoma

• Green Bay church provides warm place to sleep at night

• Priest makes 5½ hour pilgrimage walk to Guadalupe basilica in Mexico City

• State Senate OKs marriage resolution

• Despite disagreements on some teachings, women stay loyal to church

• Students raise $1 million for Hurricane Katrina relief

• "Commercial pollution" spoils Christmas, pope says

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- God embraced the messiness of being human at nativity

• Charlie Martin -- Christmas is God's gift to all

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Cremains demand same respect as bodies

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Pope Urban V brought distinction to office

• George Weigel -- U.S. working to stop slavery of sex trade

• Catholic school students help make gingerbread village

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Guadalupe celebrates both faith and tradition

Churches packed for two days of celebrations for patron
of Americas

photo of Quiceaneras dancing during Sunday's liturgy for Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Agnes Church in Green Bay
CELEBRATION: Quiceaneras dance during Sunday's liturgy for Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Agnes Church in Green Bay. The Mass started two days of celebrations for the Spanish-speaking community in Green Bay. (Scott Mueller photo)

By Laurie Mueller
Compass Correspondent

St. Willebrord and St. Agnes churches in Green Bay were filled with people, flowers, dancing and music Dec 11-12 in a festive celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

This is the 15th year St. Willebrord Parish - which is home to a large Hispanic and Spanish-speaking community - has hosted the event.

"The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is probably the most important feast day for Hispanic and other Spanish speaking people," said Sr. Melanie Maczka, pastoral associate at St. Willebrord. "The feast and traditions are familiar to many."

Since 2001, Sunday's festivities and liturgy have been moved to St. Agnes, which seats 1,500, compared to 500 in St. Willebrord. All seats were filled.

Bp. David Zubik presided at the Mass. He thanked the community for inviting him back for the celebration despite, he said, his poor Spanish skills. Fr. Ken DeGroot, O.Praem, pastor of St. Willebrord delivered the homily, first in Spanish, then in English.

The St. Willebrord Mariachi, "Estrella de Green Bay" provided music before and during the liturgy.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times
Christmas Masses
 • Vatican adapts to Internet era
    Pope's words go to the world on Web and new
    DVD released

 • Next step toward priesthood
    Three to be ordained as transitional deacons
    on Saturday
    Sidebar: Biographies

 • Home for holidays in Menasha
    Eleven Valley parishes team up to build a house

• Reflection on the Readings --
   Seeking witness to God's presence

• Explaining the Scripture --
   An angel by name is very important

• Patti Christensen --
   Listening in prayer: Do you hear what I hear?

• Editorial -- Epiphany in the mall
• Foundations of Faith --
   Scriptural journeys through Advent to Christmas

Advent articles from previous Compass Online issues:
December 9, 2005 issue
December 2, 2005 issue
November 25, 2005 issue

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    December 18, 2005: Seeking witness to God's presence (Advent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    December 18, 2005: An angel by name is very important (Advent)

 • Editorial -- Grieving losses
    Five stages of grieving applies to all our losses and can help lead us to new life

 • Editorial -- Epiphany in the mall (Advent)
    Shopping trip turns into an eye-opener


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Scriptural journeys through Advent to Christmas (Advent)
    Place names tell us history - both of Jesus, Mary and Joseph - and of salvation

 • Saint of the Day --
    A non-violent solution to robbery
    Austerity and scholarship were the hallmarks of the Polish-born saint

 • Patti Christensen --
    Listening in prayer: Do you hear what I hear? (Advent)
    Voice of God speaks to us, if we are paying attention

 • 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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