First in a series on the Bishop's Appeal
By Jeff Kurowski
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 ...
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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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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
Editorial -- Boost to our communities
Vincentians provide a valuable service
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
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