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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMay 18, 2007 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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• Oshkosh parish taking a soldier
to the movies with donation

• Challenges remain in bringing peace to Sudan

• Shrine plans rosary procession and Mass

• Chaplaincy won the heart of a snowmobiling priest

• Affordable Housing Institute sponsors year's first Habitat House

• Appleton students honored for pro-life essays

• Immigration questions abound as debate awaits in Congress

• Vatican tones down papal comment on excommunication

• U.S. Bishops preparing chastity education guidelines

• Walter Reed chaplain's work continues to grow

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- We search for a soulmate to end our loneliness

• Dennis Heaney -- Stewards use their time wisely

• Charlie Martin -- Shape your life by listening to God's inner voice

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- Vaccination not solution to cervical cancer

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Why did Jesus refer to his mother as "woman"?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Fate of Limbo raises questions

• George Weigel -- Three ideas should frame CELAM debate

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Commissioned grow in faith
and their calling

Program helps train lay leaders to serve in parishes in the diocese

photo of Anne Shelley holding Lectionary as Fr. Dick Allen looks on at St. Gabriel Parish, Neenah
HOLY WORD: Anne Shelley holds the Lectionary at St. Gabriel Parish, Neenah, as Fr. Dick Allen, pastor, looks on. Shelley is one of 14 laypeople Bp. David Zubik will commission Friday night in a Mass at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay, for service in the church. (Rick Evans photo)

By Jaye Alderson
Compass Correspondent

Responding to their call to serve while growing in the faith and what the church teaches are part of what three Fox Valley women said they have gained from the Commissioned Ministry Leadership Formation Program.

They are among 14 lay ministers Bp. David Zubik will commission Friday at 7 p.m. in St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay.

Joyce Martin of Kaukauna and Anne Shelley of Menasha and will be commissioned in liturgy and Debbie Spielbauer of Menasha will be commissioned in pastoral ministry.   Full story ...

Other News

 • Pope identifies challenges church faces
    Faith has made America the continent of hope, Benedict says during his visit
    to Brazil

 • Bishop to commission 14, ordain two deacons
    Ceremonies planned Friday and Saturday

 • Trio introduce education tax credit legislation
    Both public and private

 • Two men to be ordained deacons May 19
    Ordination at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral

 • Fourteen to become commissioned ministers
    May 18 Mass caps individuals' participation in nationally accredited
    formation program

 • Catholic young adults 'see-ya' in faith meetings
    Monthly gathering provides 'spiritual training,' speakers, fellowship
    Sidebar: Upcoming C'YA

 • Mass Schedules

Feast of the Ascension of the Lord
 • Reflection on the Readings --
    What tickets do you have at hand?

 • Explaining the Scripture --
    Jerusalem identifies Jesus with Israel

2007 Wish List
Lenten Giving/Easter Joy Wish List
(from Feb. 23, 2007 issue)

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for May 20, 2007: What tickets do you have at hand?

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for May 20, 2007: Jerusalem identifies Jesus with Israel

 • Editorial -- Reject proposal
    Green Bay City Council should reject the immigration initiatives
    under consideration

 • Editorial -- Chasing after joy in life
    New book gives tips on living the good news

 • Eye on the Capitol -- State budgets serve both financial and political purposes


 • Foundations of Faith -- The Apostles - 12, and then some
    Are there just Twelve, or are others called 'apostle'?

 • Saint of the Day -- Holy cards replaced popular playing cards
    St. Bernardino's preaching had strong influence

 • Calendar of events

Sharing Our Faith: 2007 Bishop's Appeal logo

  Sharing Our Faith

  Articles on 2007 Bishop's Appeal

New team members seek to enhance Education in diocese (Mar. 30, 2007)
Church beckons after careers in business (Mar. 23, 2007)
TV Mass attracts faith-filled, loyal audience (Mar. 16, 2007)
Church of Green Bay to grow by 266 at Easter (Mar. 9, 2007)
Catholic Charities uses 'hands-on' approach to spread Gospel (Mar. 2, 2007)
Tigerton area parishes believe in youth ministry (Feb. 23, 2007)
Stewardship plan rests on foundation of prayer, service (Feb. 16, 2007)
Bishop's Appeal calls Catholics to stewardship (Feb. 9, 2007)
   Pie chart of Bishop's Appeal use
   Sidebar: Advancing the Mission update
   Sidebar: 2007 Bishop's Appeal facts

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