Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison cuts the ribbon during the grand opening of the redevelopment of the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center into Holy Name Heights on August 18. Also pictured are, forefront, from left: Msgr. Michael Burke, pastor of St. Maria Goretti Parish in Madison and former rector of Holy Name Seminary; Mark Meloy, president and CEO of First Business Bank in Madison; Paul Skidmore, alder, ninth district, City of Madison; Kevin Phelan, chancellor emeritus, Diocese of Madison; Jackson Fonder, president and CEO, Catholic Charities Madison; Marc Ott, lead architect, Gorman & Company; Ted Matkom, Wisconsin market president, Gorman & Company; and Gary Gorman, CEO, Gorman & Company. To view or purchase photos, go to www.madisoncatholicherald.smugmug.com (Catholic Herald photo/Kevin Wondrash)
MADISON -- “We have much to celebrate today,” said Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison. “We’re just beginning.”
He spoke those words at the start of a Votive Mass of the Most Holy Name of Jesus on August 18 -- the day of the grand opening of the Holy Name Heights/Bishop O’Connor Catholic Center in Madison.
Later in his homily, Bishop Morlino said the day was a “cementing of old friendships and the beginning of new ones” and he remarked on the “power” of the building now being called Holy Name Heights.
“The name of Jesus means power, means healing, means reverence,” Bishop Morlino said. “We, today, in this building, have a new kind of power in our witness to the world. We will, in so many ways, be in a much better position to use this building to proclaim the Gospel.”
Repurposing of building
The grand opening marked the conclusion of the repurposing of the building, which formerly was the site of Holy Name Seminary.
It is now the landmark home for the Diocese of Madison, Catholic Charities, the Bishop O’Donnell Holy Name Memorial Chapel, and a new 53-unit residential community.
MADISON -- Bethel Lutheran Church and Catholic Charities Madison have announced a new partnership to support the homeless through a joint operation of the Winter Day Resource Center, expanding services from two days to five, at 312 Wisconsin Ave., in downtown Madison.
The Church Council at Bethel Lutheran Church, with the Board of Directors at Catholic Charities, voted in favor of operating the Winter Day Resource Center as partners, which will allow expansion from the current Tuesday and Thursday, to Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nov. 1 through March 31, 2017.
CROSS PLAINS -- “What a joy it is to be here with such fine witnesses of fidelity,” said Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison.
“What a pleasure and joy, in the midst of a very troubled world, there stand you, and your marital fidelity,” the bishop added during the start of Mass on August 14 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Cross Plains -- the site of the Diocese of Madison’s annual Celebration of Wedding Anniversaries.