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Annual Seminarian Collection to Help Future Priests Kicks Off Aug. 6-7

Diocese of Green Bay LogoGREEN BAY, Wis. (Aug. 2, 2016) -- The annual Seminarian Collection will kick off this weekend, Aug. 6-7, and every Catholic household will be contacted through the mail around this time. This collection benefits the education and support of those who are pursuing a calling to the priesthood for the Green Bay Diocese. Families who would like to make a gift today can do so online at www.catholicfoundationgb.org/give. Seminarians will visit parishes throughout the month of August to ask for support through this important collection.

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Area Women Religious Celebrate Jubilees

Diocese-Green-Bay-LogoGREEN BAY, Wis. (July 28, 2016) -- Bishop David L. Ricken will celebrate a Sisters' Jubilee Mass on Sunday, August 21, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Bernard Parish, Green Bay, to honor 34 women celebrating jubilees in religious life. Their combined service totals nearly 2,000 years. The theme for this year's jubilee celebration is "Celebrating in the Jubilee Year of Mercy."

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Bishop Ricken to be Principal Celebrant at Lifest

Diocese-Green-Bay-LogoGREEN BAY, Wis. (June 28, 2016) -- Bishop David L. Ricken announced that he will attend Lifest this year as the principal celebrant at Mass on Sunday, July 10, at 8:30 a.m. at the Café Stage. Lifest is a five-day Christian music festival held at the Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh on July 7-10. Admission is free on Sunday, July 10.

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Bishop Ricken will Ordain Two Candidates to the Priesthood

Diocese-Green-Bay-LogoGREEN BAY, Wis. (June 16, 2016) -- Bishop David L. Ricken of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay will ordain Deacon Michael Thiel and Deacon Scott Valentyn to the priesthood at a 10 a.m. Rite of Ordination on Saturday, June 25, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay. These ordinations are an opportunity to highlight the calling to the celibate life, which these men have freely chosen.

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Shipping Container Project to Collect Supplies for the Dominican Republic and Haiti

Diocese of Green Bay LogoGREEN BAY, Wis. (June 9, 2016) -- The World Missions Office of the Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Green Bay is sponsoring the Shipping Container Project. This project aims to collect enough supplies to fill an entire shipping container to send to the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The broad range of items needed for specific projects will directly benefit the health, well-being, and quality of life of those in these two areas of the Caribbean.

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The Compass Honored with 18 Press Awards

Diocese-Green-Bay-LogoGREEN BAY, Wis. (June 7, 2016) -- The Compass was honored with 18 Catholic Press Awards from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada during the 2016 Catholic Media Conference June 1-3 in St. Louis. It was the highest number of awards received in one year in the newspaper's history.

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Diocese Receives Report of Misconduct by Retired Priest

Diocese-Green-Bay-LogoGREEN BAY, Wis. (April 29, 2016) -- The Diocese of Green Bay received a report of misconduct involving Father Richard Thomas, a diocesan priest. Upon receiving this report, the diocese notified civil authorities.

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