Bishop Robert C. Morlino, right, was the recipient of the first Christ Brings Hope Award in the Diocese of Madison presented by Fr. Francis “Father Rocky” Hoffman, left, executive director of Relevant Radio. (Photo by Elizabeth Groshek)
MADISON -- Fr. Francis “Father Rocky” Hoffman presented Bishop Robert C. Morlino with the first Christ Brings Hope Award in the Diocese of Madison at the festive Relevant Radio dinner held at the Edgewater Hotel on March 19.
Father Hoffman is the executive director of Relevant Radio, which presents the Christ Brings Hope Award on behalf of the staff and supporters of the Catholic radio network to “an American Catholic who has worked with extraordinary dedication to bring the good news and hope of Christ to all souls.
“This person exemplifies the virtues of charity, generosity, hope, apostolic zeal, and love for the Truth,” said Father Hoffman.
Father Hoffman said of Bishop Morlino, “Through his selfless and dedicated work in the New Evangelization, Bishop Morlino serves as a solid example of what it means to bring the hope of Jesus Christ to thousands of souls. Relevant Radio is personally blessed to have his support and to serve the Diocese of Madison through WHFA 1240 AM.”
Msgr. Delbert Schmelzer, pastor emeritus in the Diocese of Madison and former director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith in the diocese, gave the blessing at the dinner.
Monsignor Schmelzer said that for the past 12 years, Bishop Morlino “has been a courageous leader in our diocese. We ask God to shower him and the diocese with blessings.”
DOYLESTOWN -- Whether because it was a “pot of gold” at the end of the rainbow just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, or a dream “fulfilled” for one pastor, a newly-installed pipe organ at St. Patrick Parish in Doylestown was a reason to celebrate.
On Sunday, March 15, the observance of the solemnity of its patron -- St. Patrick -- a dedication Mass and celebration were held.
REEDSBURG — Camp Gray’s annual benefit dinner is said to be the most exciting fundraising event this side of the Mississippi, and on Saturday, April 18, the sixth annual dinner will be held with the theme “Love It While You Can.”
Raising over $25,000 for the camper scholarship fund, this event helps make summer camp possible for families who could not otherwise afford to send their kids.