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Diocese and parishes to celebrate Rural Life Days

A press release on the Green Bay Diocese Website:

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Feb. 16, 2009) – The work of all who care for the land will be celebrated on April 1 and 22 when the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay celebrates Rural Life Days. Both days will begin with Mass, followed by the blessing of seeds, animals and farm implements, then lunch and a presentation. The featured speaker will be Melissa Braun, an award-winning high school agriscience instructor and FFA advisor.

• The first celebration will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, at St. John Church, 127 Garden St., Gillett. Phone 920-855-2542. Admission is $7.50. Bishop David L. Ricken will preside at Mass.

• The second celebration will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Prince of Peace Church, 3425 Willow Road, Green Bay. Phone 920-468-5718. Admission is $7.00. Auxiliary Bishop Robert M. Morneau will preside at Mass.

All supporters of rural life are welcome to attend either or both days. Tickets must be purchased 10 days prior to the event, and may be purchased through the host parish. Please include "Rural Life Day 2009" in the memo line. For more information, contact Brother Steve Herro, O. Praem., diocesan social concerns director, at 920-272-8310, 1-877-500-3580 ext. 8310 (from 920 and 715 area codes), or sherro@gbdioc.org.

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