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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinFebruary 3, 2006 Issue 


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• Pope Benedict XVI sticks to the basics in his first encyclical

• Bp. David Zubik and Dcn. Everett Doxtator named to U.S. Bishops' National Advisory Council

• Three young women from Green Bay Diocese learn about six religious orders in three states

• Tony Abts named president of ACES/Xavier in Appleton

• Catholic leaders call on U.S. House to reject budget bill

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Answering question about St. Blase blessing

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Church needs saints that mirror its membership

• George Weigel -- Nothing ordinary about Jesus or how he lived

• New books make great reading
for youth


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Appeal targets $5 million
for the first time

After hitting the mark last year and raising a record amount, the bar goes higher for 2006

pie chart showing how gifts to 2005 Bishop's Appeal were allocated among diocesan departments for 2005-06 budget year (click for larger version)
WHERE IT GOES: Pie chart shows how gifts to the 2005 Bishop's Appeal were allocated to the diocesan departments for the 2005-06 budget year. (Catholic Foundation graphic) (Larger version of chart)

First in a series on the Bishop's Appeal

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

Building on last year's success, the target for the 2006 Bishop's Appeal will be $5 million for the first time in the more than 30-year history of the campaign.

Bishop's Appeal 2005 surpassed its target - for the first time since 1999 - and set an all-time high in dollars raised, $4,817,002.

"Every year, we see the generosity of thousands of people throughout Northeastern Wisconsin," said Josh Diedrich, director of the Bishop's Appeal. "Last year was a good example. In addition to the appeal, almost $1 million was collected in the diocese for tsunami relief, and more than $1 million was raised for the hurricane victims. You don't see that type of generosity everywhere."

"It's a wonderful testament to the faith of the people here," he added. "We really appreciate all the support. People are giving back in response to what God has given them. That's stewardship of sharing."

The 2006 Bishop's Appeal kicks off this weekend, Feb. 4-5, at diocesan parishes. All parishes received a video highlighting "Sharing Our Faith," this year's campaign theme. The video features a message from Bp. David Zubik, and stories about Steve Meyer of St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Green Bay, who is pursuing the diaconate, and the intergenerational faith formation program at St. John-Sacred Heart Parish, Sherwood, St. Mary Parish, Hilbert, and St. Mary Parish, Stockbridge.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times
 • Life after GRACE: Work starts soon
    Work will begin on finding ways to cooperate
    on efforts
    Sidebar: Bishop outlines future actions

 • Positive reaction greets decision
    Bishop heartened by the sheer number who got
    involved in discussion

 • New director hopes to improve service at Allouez cemetery
    A.J. Porter is the third generation in cemetery work

 • Speaking out for justice
    Area men to serve prison time for demonstration

 • Norbertine honored for Hispanic Outreach
    Volunteer named Community QB by the Packers


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Columns

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    February 5, 2006: Praise Jesus for healing broken hearts

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    February 5, 2006: Show thanks through service to others

 • Editorial -- Interesting points
    Move by Episcopalians to make Thurgood Marshall a saint brings up
    several issues

 • Editorial -- Boost to our communities
    Vincentians provide a valuable service


Features

 • Foundations of Faith --
    Rosaries remind us of many ways to meet the Lord
    Jesus unites the joys of heaven with the joys, and sorrows, of earth
    Sidebar: Days to pray

 • Saint of the Day --
    Paths like two sets of streets
    Two saints found different ways to serve the same God

 • Stewardship: A Way of Life --
    Stewards answer the call of God
    For some that means living the consecrated life in a religious community

 • Current Calendar of Events


Sharing Our Faith: 2006 Bishop's Appeal logo

  Articles on
  2006 Bishop's Appeal

Appeal targets $5 million for the first time (Feb. 3, 2006)
Pie chart of Bishop's Appeal use


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