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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinDecember 22, 2006 Issue 


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Pilgrimage to Poland, Austria and Germany with Bishop David A. Zubik -- June 1-12, 2007 (click for details)

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• Neenah tots provide Toys for Tots

• Church urged to practice male/female equality

• Pope calls for respect for human rights in war

• Vatican crèche features cast of 17

• Pope: Christ is the greatest gift

• Bethlehem ready for another Christmas

• Subsidiarity focuses on grass-roots involvement

• Br. Steve Herro: At Christmas, especially, we need to remember homeless

• Fr. Guy Blair -- Consider those who share Holy Family's plight

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Christmas forms the raw material for the Kingdom of God

• George Weigel -- Bevy of books make great reading and gifts

• Kids Chronicle -- Samuel is born and enters into the Lord's service


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C h r i s t m a s
photo of a live Nativity presented at St. Mary Parish in Appleton featuring Mary (Lynn McCermott), a shepherd (Jaxson Hinkens) and the angel (Arin Kemps)
COME LET US ADORE HIM: St. Mary Parish in Appleton presents a live Nativity on the parish grounds featuring Mary (Lynn McCermott), a shepherd (Jaxson Hinkens) and the angel (Arin Kemps). Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus the Christ, our Redeemer, on Dec. 25, a Holy Day of Obligation. (Dick Meyer photo)

How deep God's love is for us

Our loving God helps us both through the gift of Jesus and by others he sends into our lives

December 22, 2006

My dear Green Bay Family,


"The shepherds said to one another:
Let us go, then, to Bethlehem
to see this thing that has taken place,
which the Lord has made known to us.'
So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph
and the Infant lying in the manger." (Luke 2:15-17)   More ...

Other Christmas articles

Que profundamente es el amor de Dios para nosotros

Nosotros celebramos en el Día de Navidad el Nacimiento del Cristo infante
photo of Bishop David Zubik / Obispo David Zubik
Bishop
David Zubik

Diciembre 22, 2006

Mi querida Familla de Green Bay,


"Los pastores se decían unos a otros:
'Vamos a Belén a ver eso que ha sucedido
y que el Señor nos ha anunciado.'
Fueron de prisa y encontraron a María, a José
y al niño acostado en el pesebre." (Lucas 2:15-17)   Más ...


Other News

Christmas Masses
Just for Kids
Christmas Essays:
 • Free Christmas meals offered in 6 locales
    Churches and community groups play host

 • Defibrillator comes in handy
    Green Bay parish used its emergency
    equipment


A d v e n t

 • Everyday People, Everyday Faith articles

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    Christmas is one chapter in an epic

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    The Holy Spirit is the spirit of prophecy



 Advent articles from previous issues:
    • Dec. 15, 2006     • Dec. 8, 2006     • Dec. 1, 2006     • Nov. 24, 2006


C h r i s t m a s

 • Christmas Mass Schedules

 • Bishop David Zubik's Christmas message -- How deep God's love is for us
 • En Español -- Que profundamente es el amor de Dios para nosotros

 • "Just for Kids" Christmas Essays: If you could give only one Christmas gift ...

 • Editorial -- Following Prince of Peace

 • Free Christmas meals offered in 6 locales
    Churches and community groups play host

Help Wanted Ads

 • Help wanted ads

Columns

 • Bishop David Zubik's Christmas message --
    How deep God's love is for us   (en Español)

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for December 24, 2006: Christmas is one chapter in an epic (Advent)
    for December 31, 2006: A family is holy in the image of God

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for December 24, 2006: The Holy Spirit is the spirit of prophecy (Advent)
    for December 31, 2006: Believers in search of understanding

 • Editorial -- Following Prince of Peace (Christmas)
    If we want peace, we must live as Jesus did


Features
Everyday People, Everyday Faith logo

Advent changes: During Advent, Everyday People, Everyday Faith articles will run in place of regular features such as Foundations of Faith and Saint of the Day. Those features will return after Advent.


 • Subsidiarity empowers neighborhoods to act (Advent)
    Principle of Catholic social teaching lived out within neighborhood associations

 • Drawing up budgets requires having priorities (Advent)
    Catholic social teaching provides a framework for the discussions that we need

 • All within its proper place (Advent)
    Subsidiarity recognizes the right of each individual and community to do its task

 • Advent prophets -- Isaiah (Advent)


 • 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)


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