Bishops entrust state faithful to Mary, Mother of Mercy
Thursday, Sep. 29, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
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MADISON -- The Catholic bishops of Wisconsin have joined together to proclaim an Act of Entrustment of the Faithful of Wisconsin to Mary, Mother of Mercy.

The proclamation notes that this statewide act of faith and unity is in recognition of the Jubilee Year of Mercy and in celebration of the intercession of Mary our Mother.

Wisconsin Catholics are encouraged to join together in prayer and commitment, especially during the weekend of October 7 through October 9, which includes the celebration of the Memorial Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.

The Rosary Evangelization Apostolate has produced a holy card with the Act of Entrustment prayer, accompanied by a photograph of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima.

Bishop Morlino to proclaim Act of Entrustment
Bishop Robert C. Morlino will proclaim the Act of Entrustment of the Faithful of Wisconsin to Mary, Mother of Mercy on Sunday, Oct. 9, at his 11 a.m. Stational Mass at St. Patrick Church in Madison.

The statue is currently on tour through 100 dioceses in the United States in honor of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima. The tour will reach all five Wisconsin dioceses this fall and is visiting the Diocese of Madison from September 26 through 29 with stops in Wisconsin Dells, Lancaster, Monona, Mt. Horeb, and Madison.

Dioceses, parishes, and other Catholic organizations may reproduce the holy cards using the electronic template found online. Printed holy cards can also be ordered through the Rosary Evangelization Apostolate by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The entire Act of Entrustment can be seen here. Parishes are invited to recite the act during Masses and individuals are encouraged to use the holy card during prayer.


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All Saints Neighborhood holds grand opening for ‘Main Street’ phase
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Sep. 29, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- The plans originally called for an outdoor ceremony -- a grand opening with guest speakers, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremonially opening the next phase in the All Saints Neighborhood in Madison.

Like many good things -- God had other plans.

Rainy conditions precipitated the need to move the program indoors, which presented an opportunity to show off some of the features of the new project.

Mobile food pantries serve rural communities
Thursday, Sep. 29, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- The Parish Mobile Food Pantry program operated by Catholic Charities Madison serves rural communities who do not have access to the larger pantries in Madison.

Parishioners from participating Catholic parishes volunteer to unload and distribute food delivered to the parish by a Second Harvest foodbank truck. Parish volunteers organize each monthly pantry and assist their neighbors who depend on the pantry for food or to help offset other expenses (such as medical and utility bills).


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