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White Mass and Reception Event scheduled for March 6

St Gianna Molla Guild LogoGREEN BAY, Wis. (Feb. 25, 2016) -- St. Gianna Molla Guild of Northeast Wisconsin is sponsoring a White Mass, also known as the Healthcare Providers Mass, on Sunday, March 6. All are invited. Bishop David L. Ricken will celebrate Mass at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay, at 2 p.m. During Mass, Bishop Ricken will present a relic of St. Gianna Molla to Robin Goldsmith to go on display at the St. Gianna Molla Clinic. The relic was given to Bishop Ricken by Gianna Emanuela Molla, the saint’s daughter. A reception with refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the Bishop Wycislo Center at the Cathedral. A presentation by Father Quinn Mann will follow.

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Father Quinn will speak on "Teens at Risk -- Encountering God's Love & Mercy." Fr. Quinn is a native of Sturgeon Bay, WI. His current ministry is Catholic Youth Expeditions (CYE) in Baileys Harbor where he has reached out to thousands of young adults and high school students with the truth and joy of the Catholic faith.

Healthcare Providers Mini-Retreat

In conjunction with the White Mass, there will be a mini-retreat on March 4 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. The retreat will begin with Mass at 5:30 p.m., followed by a Lenten supper at 6 p.m. and a speaker at 7 p.m.

The featured speaker is Steve Ray, who will speak on "Swimming Upstream -- Staying Faithful in a World Gone Awry." Ray is a convert to Catholicism who joined the Church on Pentecost Sunday 1994. He is a Biblical scholar with a deep understanding of the historical roots of the Catholic faith. He has written numerous books and leads international pilgrimages.

Understanding How Faith Impacts Medicine

"The point of this weekend is to invite medical professionals and interested members of the community to come to a better understanding of how faith impacts all of medicine. True medicine addresses body mind and soul. We want to help all people live life to its fullest, physically, mentally and spiritually," says Dr. Robin Goldsmith, co-founder, president and chair of the board of the St. Gianna Molla Guild. "The programming interwoven into the White Mass event and mini-retreat is specifically designed to address critical issues that all people are facing. We want to reach out to families in particular and offer a way to support them through difficult challenges."

For more information on ticket price or to register for either event, please visit the guild website at or call 920-725-1040.


Who We Are

The Catholic Medical Association is a physician-led community of healthcare professionals that informs, organizes and inspires its members, in steadfast fidelity to the teachings of the Catholic Church, to uphold the principles of the Catholic faith in the science and practice of medicine. The St. Gianna Molla Guild of Northeast Wisconsin aims to fulfill this mission in the Diocese of Green Bay through education, networking, and the support of the national Catholic Medical Association.



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