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November 14, 2002 Edition   •   Volume 132, No. 42   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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The Catholic Herald is the official newspaper of the Diocese of Madison. Its purpose is to inform and educate people of the Diocese through communications that proclaim Gospel values, report the news, and comment on issues as they pertain to the mission of the Catholic Church, which is to bring all in Jesus Christ to the Father.
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• Web edition: Award of Distinction, The Communicator Awards 2002 Print Media competition.

• Print edition: Award winner, Catholic Press Association 2002 awards competition.

Faith in Action: Catholic Charities celebrates achievements of community leaders and clients

photo of Brian Cain giving award to Jane Wood

Brian Cain, executive director of Catholic Charities, gives one of the Executive Director's Awards to Jane Wood of Companion Care.

MADISON -- Over 400 people joined Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Madison in celebrating "Faith in Action!" at the agency's recent Awards Dinner held at the Marriott Madison West.

In his address to those assembled, Bishop William H. Bullock emphasized that Catholic Charities brings "a gift of God's love." "We work to witness to Christ, our God and our Savior, who reassures both the caregiver and the recipient of aid and rehabilitation, that they are indeed human beings with rights, that they are loved by God," said the bishop. (The complete text of his talk may be found on the "Bishop Speaks" page.)

Catholic Charities, a 50-year-old agency, provides 27 services to the community through four areas of assistance: services to seniors, alcohol and drug abuse services, services to children, and services to individuals and families. Programs are provided to community members regardless of income or faith.   Full Story ...

Christmas party: Sponsored by Apostolate to Handicapped

MONROE -- The 35th annual Christmas Party sponsored by the Apostolate to the Handicapped will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Monroe Senior High School in Monroe.

The theme for this year's event is "Let Us Go Rejoicing - Celebrating 35 Years." Bishop William H. Bullock will preside and preach at the 11 a.m. Mass, joined by 20 other concelebrating priests. The Diocesan Choir, under the direction of Dr. Patrick Gorman, will sing for the Mass. Randy Gracyalny will be the cantor.

Commentators and acolytes from the television Mass on WISC-TV will read and serve for the Mass. Disabled persons will present the Offertory gifts. Fr. Kent Schmitt, Fr. Mike Klarer, and Fr. Bill Seipp will coordinate the Mass.

Hugh and Heidi Espinoza will begin entertaining the expected 1,300 guests at 9:45 a.m. The Mass will be followed by a traditional Christmas dinner. Mike Doyle is in charge of the dinner. Monroe athletes and Monroe F.F.A. will assist.

"Campion's Jazz Boys" will entertain during and after diner. They are six sophomores at Monroe High School. There will be the annual visit by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus who will bring gifts.

Special table favors are being made by Irene Molitor and her staff along with the Christmas gift given by Swiss Colony. The usual staff of hundreds of volunteers will help in the production of the day; nurses, drivers, cooks, servers, set-up and clean-up workers, benefactors, Monroe Fire Department, the Green County EMS, Monroe Auxiliary Police, UW Knights of Columbus, the staff and students body of Monroe High School, and many other organizations and individuals.   Full Story ...

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News & Features:

U.S. bishops: Discuss revised sexual abuse norms, other issues at fall meeting

Adoption: The gift of parenthood

Passion for rural life: Reaching from heart to public domain

New child protection officer: Sees listening as her first task

Christmas Gift Guide:
Tips for holiday shopping


• Looking Around
by Fr. William J. Byron --
Attaining victory:
Our gain, another's loss

• The Bottom Line
by Antoinette Bosco --
Recent war talk:
Stirs memories of Vietnam

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Justice, love, peace: Describes the kingdom of God

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II --
Psalm 97 (98): The Lord will come to rule with justice and judge
with truth

• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano -- Story
of adoption:
Make a difference

• Coming of Age
by Amy Welborn -- Shattered illusions: Facing them as a youth

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