Holy Week

Catholics to celebrate the holiest and most solemn week and receive new members

Crucifixion-ResurrectionCatholics in the Diocese of Green Bay will join their Catholic brothers and sisters around the world in celebrating Holy Week and the Easter Triduum, April 17-24.

Liturgies during the most solemn week of the Church year will include Palm Sunday, Chrism Mass, and the Easter Triduum of the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus, which is the culmination of the entire liturgical year. The Easter Triduum begins with the evening Mass of the Lord's Supper, reaches its high point at the Easter Vigil and closes with Evening Prayer on Easter.
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State budget

WCC supports, opposes aspects of Governor Walker's proposed budget

Wisconsin-Catholic-Conference-logoMADISON, Wis. (April 8, 2011) -- The Wisconsin Catholic Conference (WCC) is urging legislators to support some aspects of Governor Walker’s proposed state budget bill and to modify or reject others. The positions are part of the advocacy message Catholics from around Wisconsin shared with legislators April 5 during the WCC’s Catholics at the Capitol.
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Spiritual seekers

Neal-ParentSeminar to explore ways to engage more parents and young adults in parish

GREEN BAY, Wis. (April 4, 2011) -- Ways to engage more parents and young adults in parish life, including strategies for reversing the declining attendance at Mass and parish events, will be discussed April 28, 2011, at a statewide leadership day at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay.
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Parish Pastoral Congress

Expert on servant leadership models for parishes to speak to parish leaders

Dr. Dan R. EbenerPastoral-Council-CongressGREEN BAY, Wis. (March 28, 2011) -- Dr. Dan R. Ebener, author of "Servant Leadershop Models for Your Parish," will speak to pastors/parish directors and parish leaders at the Parish Pastoral Congress, Saturday, April 2, at Notre Dame de la Baie Academy, Green Bay. Conference hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The day will include a talk on "The Pastoral Council and the Diocesan Visioning Process" by Mark Mogilka, Diocesan Director of Stewardship and Pastoral Services, and afternoon workshops.
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Special collection

Catholics asked to support church relief efforts for Japan quake, tsunami victims

CRS-logoGREEN BAY (March 22, 2011) -- Bishop David Ricken is encouraging all parishes to take up a special collection for the people of Japan any weekend during Lent. Catholic Relief Services, the U.S. Bishops’ overseas aid agency, said relief efforts to Japan will be ongoing as it works with Caritas International and others to assist people in northern Japan devastated by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11.
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Rural Life Day

Rural-Life-DayAnnual celebration of agriculture will include Mass, meal, seed blessing

GREEN BAY, Wis. (March 16, 2011) -- The rural community in Northeastern Wisconsin will celebrate its two annual Rural Life Day events March 24 and March 31, beginning with Mass at 10:30 a.m. both days, followed by dinner at 11:45 a.m.

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Rite of Election

Rite-of-ElectionBishop receives 230 preparing to enter Catholic Church at Easter

Some 230 Northeastern Wisconsin people preparing to enter the Catholic Church at Easter gathered for the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion March 13 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in De Pere. Parishes presented their catechumens and candidates, who are beginning their final period of preparation for the sacraments of initiation, to Bishop David Ricken. Read the story in The Compass. See more Compass photos by Sam Lucero


 
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