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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinNovember 28, 2008 Issue 

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Compass pilgrimage to Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland -- May 10-21, 2009 (click for details)

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Retreat for adults with disabilities

Parish sponsors cabbage chucking

Catholics hold immigration pilgrimage

Mass of Installation -- Bishop David Ricken

Bishop Ricken appointed
to Green Bay

Bishop Zubik farewell Mass

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Bishop Zubik's time in Green Bay

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• Vatican newspaper: Beatles' music better than today's songs

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- A longing desire to see God's face

• Charlie Martin -- You don't have to be controlled by sadness: Discuss-ing "Rise Above This" by Seether

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Why the Bible has such bizarre and mystifying symbolism; Who is the woman and the dragon in Revelation

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- U.S. bishops react to presidential election; 'Prophecy of enunciation' could widen gap between bishops, laity

• George Weigel -- Giving thanks for America, the moral experiment

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Menasha parishes serve holiday meal

For first time ever, annual meal open to all residents

photo of a member of St. Mary Parish in Menasha pouring coffee for a guest at the parish's community Thanksgiving meal Nov. 22
SERVING MEALS: Anna Griffith, 8, a member of St. Mary Parish in Menasha, pours coffee for a guest at the parish's community Thanksgiving meal Nov. 22. (Sam Lucero photo)

By Sam Lucero
Compass Staff

MENASHA -- The spirit of giving thanks was on display at St. Mary Church Nov. 22, as more than 150 area residents were treated to a free Thanksgiving meal. The guests, ranging from families with small children to singles and seniors, walked away with full stomachs and grateful hearts.

The community Thanksgiving meal is a tradition in Menasha, with the city's three parishes pitching in to make it happen. Now in its ninth year, the holiday meal was traditionally open just to seniors and those with disabilities. This year, due to growing economic hardships, all residents were invited, said event coordinator Tanya Schreiber.

A total of 54 volunteers helped serve meals, greet guests and clean up tables. Members of the Knights of Columbus also delivered meals to shut-ins and those without transportation.   Full story ...

Other News

Just for Kids

Just for Kids
Annual Christmas essay contest (Nov. 7 issue)

Wanted: photos of family Advent activities
(Oct. 31 issue)

 • Advancing the Mission set to make first grants
    Endowment committees plan to issue grants from
    diocesan campaign
    Sidebar: How are parishes using funds?
    Sidebar: Help leave a legacy

 • Green Bay's Catholic book, gift shop to close Jan. 15
    Failing economy, online competition among reasons
    for closure

 • Oshkosh Newman Center breaks ground for new facility

 • Ghana priest describes HIV/AIDS ministry
    UWGB students learn about Matthew 25 House from its founder,
    Fr. Bobby Benson
    Sidebar: Ways to help

 • A Christmas gift that keeps on giving
    'Women Celebrate' weekend may be the perfect gift for moms and daughters
    Sidebar: More about Women Celebrate

 • Norbertine remembered for love of art
    Fr. Noel's approach to creating sculptures brought him recognition

 • Appleton churches pitch in to provide shelter for homeless


 • A Thanksgiving Letter from Bishop Ricken (Nov. 21 issue)

 • Guest Column by Jean Schleis --
    A Thanksgiving tribute to priests serving our parishes (Nov. 21 issue)

 • Thanksgiving Interfaith prayer service is Nov. 25 (Nov. 14 issue)
    Bishop Ricken to attend service, deliver reflection

 • Free Thanksgiving meals offered around diocese (Nov. 14 issue)

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for November 30, 2008: Advent lines strengthen our faith (Advent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for November 30, 2008: Remain ready for the master's return

 • Editorial -- Internet porn
    Easy access to pornography leads to addictions; church guidance needed

 • Editorial -- Changes coming


 • Foundations of Faith -- Where is the Last Battle going to be staged?
    There really is a place known as Armageddon

 • Prepare the way of the Lord (Advent)
    Family Advent tips

 • Year of St. Paul --
    St. Paul would never have called himself a convert to the faith
    Paul never left behind the roots of his Jewish faith

 • Your Catholic Neighbor -- Businessman takes leap of faith
    Thelen discovers that God offers him the best insurance plan

 • Calendar of events

Sharing Our Faith: 2008 Bishop's Appeal logo
Sharing Our Faith

Articles on
2008 Bishop's Appeal

Project focuses on family (Apr. 4)
Ready for summer relaxation? (Mar. 21)
Diocese eyes adult education (Mar. 14)
Diocesan youth conference will be held March 30
    (Mar. 7)
Program works to end domestic violence (Feb. 29)
Workshop helps parishes manage business affairs
    (Feb. 22)
She's keeping the faith (Feb. 15)
Bishops' Appeal helps Catholic Charities respond to crises (Feb. 8)
   Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal at a glance
Bishop's Appeal kicks off (Feb. 1)
   Pie chart of Bishop's Appeal use
   Sidebar: 2008 Bishop's Appeal facts

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