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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinJanuary 23, 2009 Issue 

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

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Ordination of Jason Blahnik

Music for Tots Program

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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• Faithful urged to pray for new president; Archbishop says Obama inauguration a time to reflect on national history

• Highest crime rate, smallest population; Vatican City tackles a vast array of crimes

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- To live in pain or lower standards? Widowed know about the struggle

• Charlie Martin -- Patience needed to 'be myself'; Ask God to help you discover the gifts within

• Fr. John Dietzen -- When did we move the feast days of saints to Sundays? Only Solemnities take such a priority space

• Year of St. Paul -- What does the grace of God mean to us in the midst of sin?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Importing foreign priests is growing practice; Foreign-born priests, once from countries with surplus, now from priest-short areas

• George Weigel -- Church synods bring about important documents; 1985 synod marking 20th anniversary of Vatican II changed view of council

List of articles found only in the Catholic Schools Week section of the Jan. 23, 2009 print edition

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Catechist shaves head
for cancer research

photo of Marie Steeber, religious education coordinator at Holy Cross Parish in Mishicot, getting her head shaved as a fund-raiser for St. Baldrick's Foundation
JUST A BIT OFF THE TOP: Marie Steeber, religious education coordinator at Holy Cross Parish in Mishicot, smiles as her hair is cut during a fund-raiser for St. Baldrick's Foundation. Steeber challenged children in the parish's religious education program to donate to St. Baldrick's and she promised to shave her head. The Advent community service project raised $757 for St. Baldrick's, which raises money to cure children's cancer. (Sam Lucero photo)

By Sam Lucero
Compass Staff

MISHICOT -- On a night when frigid temperatures forced most Wisconsin schools to cancel the following day's classes, Marie Steeber decided to shave her head. She even invited 75 of her closest friends to watch.

Steeber's hair-cutting exploit, held Jan. 14 at Holy Cross Religious Education Center, was the culmination of an Advent community service fund-raiser for St. Baldrick's Foundation. The foundation, named after a mythical mascot, raises funds to find cures for children's cancer. To date, more than $50 million has been raised.

During Advent, Steeber challenged religious education students at Holy Cross Parish, where she serves as religious education coordinator, to help her raise awareness and support for St. Baldrick's Foundation. To entice students and their families to make a pledge, she promised to shave her head. Students donating the most money would have the honors of cutting her hair.

Steeber, who is enrolled in the diocese's Commissioned Ministry Program, said she wanted to incorporate the fund-raiser into Commissioned Ministry's learning component. She began growing her hair one year ago in preparation for the event, with the intention of donating the sheered locks to another charitable cause, Locks of Love.   Full story ...

Other News

 • World expands for students with language class options
    ACES/Xavier adds Chinese to list of language classes

 • WCC opposes abortion plan

S p e c i a l   S e c t i o n:
Catholic Schools Week
January 25 - 31, 2009

 • Service valued, not a requirement at NDA
    Notre Dame students seek to serve local, national and international areas
    of need

 • Program designed to instill values in sports

 • KC tuition grants help build school enrollment

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for January 25, 2009: Know what is or is not of God

 • Living Rite by Sr. Ann Rehrauer --
    for January 25, 2009: Praise for the Lord's mercy to all

 • Editorial -- Madison hospitals should not allow mid-term abortions


 • Pilgrimage 2009 -- Compass tour: Church of Our Lady

 • Calendar of events

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