Outdoor Mass and Procession

Robinsonville-1_08-15-10 Thousands Join in Annual Pilgrimage for Assumption at Shrine

Thousands of Catholics celebrated the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary August 15 at the annual spiritual pilgrimage at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion.

Bishop Robert J. Banks of the Diocese of Green Bay presided at the special outdoor Mass and rosary procession at the Shrine, near Champion, northeast of Green Bay.
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New vocation director

Fr. Daniel Schuster will visit parishes and work with the Diocese's seminarians

Schuster-Fr-DanFr. Daniel Schuster, on August 1, became the new vocation director for the Diocese of Green Bay. As vocation director, Fr. Schuster will travel to parishes throughout the diocese where he will preach and invite and motivate the people who have a call from God.

He also will work with the seminarians in formation and live at Xavier House in De Pere, which has openings for young men in college, working or serving as volunteers, who live in community while discerning the possibility of the priesthood.
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Rural life

Two young adults serving rural communities receive scholarships from Diocese

The Diocese of Green Bay has awarded post-secondary scholarships to two young adults. They were nominated by their parish leaders for their commitment to parish life and their pursuit of careers to serve rural communities.
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CRS Rice Bowl

Diocese of Green Bay distributes grants for immigrant and refugee programs

ORB-English-Logo-smFour Northeastern Wisconsin organizations were selected by the Diocese of Green Bay to receive funding to support their outreach programs to immigrant and refugee communities. Funding came from Catholic Relief Services’ annual Operation Rice Bowl collection.

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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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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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