Click to go to Diocese of Green Bay Web site
The Compass: Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin
Click for past issues online
Click here to subscribe to The Compass print edition
 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinAugust 25, 2006 Issue 

The Compass Web site
Diocese of Green Bay Web site

Most recent issue
Past issues
Help wanted ads
Calendar of events
Mass schedules
The Compass in the Classroom
Parish bulletin inserts
Contact us

Only in the Print Edition ...
Only in the Print Edition ...
• Deacons learn that life is about transitions

• Norbertines to receive two and witness simple profession

• Bp. Frank Dewane returns to his native Cooperstown for Mass of Thanksgiving

• Catholic high school football schedules

• Catholic Relief Services aiding Lebanon

• Rebuilding slow a year after Katrina

• Cardinal says Vatican was right about Iraq war

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- More than anything else, we long for and seek home

• Charlie Martin -- Life takes us on an unknown journey

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Has the church ever condemned the UN?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Much will depend on success of catechesis

• George Weigel -- Country's freedom requires us to protect marriage

• Kids Chronicle -- Jesus' words hard for disciples to accept

plus ...
Catholic Charities Annual Report
Found only in Aug. 25 print edition, it features details of Catholic Charities services, including:

• budget counseling
• Hispanic outreach
• health services
• child welfare
• clinical services
• refugee and immigration services
• McCormick Memorial Home
• support services
• numbers of people served

Subscribe to print edition

Three take next step on path

Transitional deacons ordained Saturday at cathedral in Green Bay

photo of Bishop David Zubik ordaining Joel Sember to the diaconate Aug. 19 in Green Bay
LAYING ON HANDS: Bp. David Zubik ordains Joel Sember to the diaconate Aug. 19 in St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay. Andrew Kysely and Ben Sember also were ordained as deacons at the Mass. (Rick Evans photo)

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

"They will do a great job, all three of them are very, very gifted," said Bp. David Zubik about Andy Kysely and Ben and Joel Sember.

Bp. Zubik ordained the three men transitional deacons on Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay. Kysely and the Sembers, twin brothers, were presented as candidates by Fr. Tom Long, diocesan Vocation Director.

As transitional deacons they may preach, proclaim the Gospel, preside over prayer services, celebrate baptisms, weddings and funerals, and perform works of charity in the name of the bishop and the pastor. The three men, who will serve as deacons while completing their seminary studies, are expected to be ordained to the priesthood in June of 2007.   Full story ...

Other News

 • Pope discusses wide range of topics
    Interview broadcast on German radio and television as he readies for Bavaria trip

 • Seminarian seeks more than the usual college experience
    This fall, Andrew Mulloy will begin his discernment process

Help Wanted Ads

 • Help wanted ads


 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik -- Bridging the Gap: Arnie!

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for August 27, 2006: Decisions, decisions, decisions, today

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for August 27, 2006: Expect some division among followers

 • Editorial -- Much still undone
    A year after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita the survivors still need a great deal
    of our help

 • Editorial -- Helping to spread Gospel
    Support of missionaries is crucial for faith


 • Foundations of Faith -- Bible's longest book offers prayer guide
    Psalms cover every aspect of life

 • Saint of the Day -- Saint shot by king's hunting arrow
    St. Giles was one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers

 • Stewardship: A Way of Life -- Stewards welcome the stranger
    A simple, grace-filled kindness and concern for strangers help unite us

 • Calendar of events

Sharing Our Faith: 2006 Bishop's Appeal logo

  Articles on
  2006 Bishop's Appeal

• Editorial -- Appeal needs you (Mar. 31, 2006)
Helping to bring spirituality home (Mar. 31, 2006)
   Sidebar: Traits of a Functional (not perfect!) Family
Kaukauna's Padre John serves far-flung parish (Mar. 24, 2006)
Students choose mission over Florida beaches (Mar. 17, 2006)
Young men invite God to help them discern (Mar. 10, 2006)
Brother brings social teachings to community (Mar. 3, 2006)
Faith comes alive for all ages at the same time (Feb. 24, 2006)
'I never saw myself as a very holy guy' (Feb. 17, 2006)
Ministry helps Hispanic youth encounter Christ (Feb. 10, 2006)
Appeal targets $5 million for the first time (Feb. 3, 2006)
Pie chart of Bishop's Appeal use (Feb. 3, 2006)

This issue's contents   |   Most recent issue's contents   |   Past issues index

Top of Page | More Menu Items | Home

© Catholic Diocese of Green Bay
1825 Riverside Drive | P.O. Box 23825 | Green Bay, WI 54305-3825
Phone: 920-437-7531 | Fax: 920-437-0694 | E-Mail: [email protected]