GREEN BAY, Wis. (Feb. 27, 2018) -- The Diocese of Green Bay will host Rural Life Days on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Parish in Brillion, and on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Parish in Shawano. Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Robert Morneau will celebrate the March 20 Mass and Bishop David L. Ricken will celebrate the March 22 Mass. The events include a Mass, a blessing, luncheon, and keynote address.
The purpose of Rural Life Days is to recognize the hard work, dedication and stewardship of those who care for the land and to pray for a fruitful and safe farming season. "These two days will emphasize the value of the people in our rural parishes and celebrate the fruits of their labor and faith," Bishop David Ricken said. "The festivities include the blessing of soil, seeds, machinery and animals, which are all vital parts of a prosperous agricultural year."
WI Farm Report Network Head to Speak
The featured speaker is Pam Jahnke. Born in Northeastern Wisconsin, Pam Jahnke grew up in agriculture. Raised on her family's 200-acre dairy farm, she learned the "farm work ethic" first hand. Jahnke studied broadcast journalism and broad area agriculture at UW-River Falls. In October of 1990, Jahnke accepted a challenging new position as farm director in Madison -- where her home base remains today. She managed to grow her farm broadcast presence from a single station in Madison back in 1990, to her WI Farm Report Network today. This encompasses 23 radio signals across the state, daily reports on Madison's CBS TV affiliate, and a strong presence in social media as well. Named "Farm Broadcaster of the Year" by the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, Jahnke also served as their national president in 2009.
Everyone is welcome. Tickets are not necessary for those attending only the Mass. Those planning to attend the luncheon are asked to purchase a ticket ($10.00) at least seven days in advance by submitting your check or cash to the host parish with Rural Life Day 2018 in the memo line.
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As friends and followers of Jesus, the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay is devoted to fostering households and communities of discipleship through the mission and ministry of the Catholic Church. We are missionary disciples striving to lead all people to the Kingdom of God. Established in 1868, the diocese is composed of 324,000 Catholics in 16 counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago.
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