Schedule change

Diocesan offices on annual summer schedule through the end of October

Offices of the Diocese of Green Bay will be open longer hours Monday through Thursday and will close earlier on Friday under a schedule change in effect from Monday, May 2, through Friday, October 28. The offices will be open the same number of hours and employees will work the same number of hours under the summer schedule. Office hours are now 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday.

John Paul Beatification

Late pontiff joins ranks of Blessed during ceremony Sunday at the Vatican

PJPII-beatification-logoPope Benedict XVIl beatified his predecessor, Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla) during a beatification Mass Sunday, May 1, at the Vatican. Pope John Paul was born was born May 18, 1920, in Wadowice, Poland. He was elected pope on Oct. 16, 1978, and reigned until his death on April 2, 2005. The Compass will provide coverage of John Paul II’s beatification in the May 6 issue –- and on its Web site.

Click for Vatican and Catholic News Service video and audio of the beatification on the Compass Web site

Milwaukee program

WCC supports improvements to parental choice program

Wisconsin-Catholic-Conference-logoMADISON, Wis. (April 21, 2011) -- The Wisconsin Catholic Conference (WCC) has endorsed two proposals that would significantly improve the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP), the state’s only -- and the nation’s oldest -- school choice voucher program.
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.
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.
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.
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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