Priest reassigned

Fr. Guy Blair called by his order to serve in South Dakota

Bishop David Ricken received a letter the week of June 21 from the Provincial Superior of the Priests of the Sacred Heart indicating that Fr. Guy Blair is being called by his order to serve as pastor of St. James Parish in Chamberlain, South Dakota.
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Radio host to lead retreat

Sean Herriott from 'Morning Air' will be at Chambers Island July 9-11

sean-herriotSean Herriott, host of the "Morning Air" program on Relevant Radio will present a weekend retreat July 9-11 at Holy Name Retreat House on Chambers Island.

Theme of the retreat is "Beyond the Basics: Bridging the gap between faith and everyday life."
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Catholic Charities honored

Agency recognized for work in reducing poverty through Financial Health Program

ccnewlogo20090827Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay received a Centennial award from Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) for its work in reducing poverty through the Financial Health Program.

The award, in the form of a grant, recognized programs that help move people out of poverty. CCUSA’s goal is to reduce poverty 50 percent by 2020.
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Lifest 2011

Lifest-logo_2011Bishop Ricken celebrates Mass at Lifest Christian music festival

Bishop David Ricken was the principal celebrant at a Mass at Lifest at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 10, on the Café Stage at the Sunnyview Expo fairgrounds in Oshkosh.

Catholic presence grows at Lifest: Sunday Mass with Bishop Ricken attended by about 800 people
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A Call to Holiness

Bishop Ricken to host Pentecost day of renewal May 22 at Cathedral

Martin-Ralph"A Call to Holiness: Pentecost Day of Renewal" will be conducted Saturday, May 22, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay. Bishop David L. Ricken will host the Diocesan-wide day of renewal, which will include Mass, praise, talks, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, prayer and Reconciliation.

Presenter will be Ralph Martin, president of Renewal Ministries, an organization devoted to Catholic renewal and evangelization.

Read Compass story about the event (Day of Renewal draws hundreds to cathedral)
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Marriage, Divorce, and Annulments

Informal informational meetings scheduled in Northeastern Wisconsin parishes

Get answers to questions on what the Catholic Church teaches about Marriage, Divorce, and Annulments at free, informal evening sessions scheduled in April, May, and June at seven parishes in Northeastern Wisconsin.
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Bishop Ricken meets JOSHUA, ESTHER Catholic core members

Bishop commends good work, urges ecumenical involvement, expresses concerns

bishop_rickenBishop David L. Ricken on March 24 met with about 60 Catholic core team members of JOSHUA and ESTHER.

Bishop Ricken commended the good works of both groups, particularly in the areas of advocating for the homeless and for immigrants. He also encouraged Catholic attendees to continue collaborating with people of other faiths on matters of common interest.

In a 45-minute presentation, Bishop Ricken and other diocesan leaders talked about the importance and the benefits of interfaith collaboration. Specifically, Bishop Ricken stated his hope that Catholics will continue to partner with members of JOSHUA and ESTHER.
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