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January 16, 2003 Edition   •   Volume 133, No. 2   •   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.

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SEMINARIANS FOR DIOCESE OF MADISON -- Seminarians studying to become priests for the Diocese of Madison gather with Bishop William H. Bullock, right, and Bishop George O. Wirz, left, at St. Raphael Cathedral in Madison during the holiday season. From left in front are: Michael Radowicz and Eric Sternberg, in second year theology; Gregory Ihm and Benjamin Kessler, in first year college; from left in back are: Rev. Mr. Brian Wilk, Rev. Mr. Diego Cuevas, and Rev. Mr. James "Jay" Poster, all in fourth year theology. For more on these seminarians and others serving the church as priests, deacons, and those in consecrated life, see the special supplement for Church Vocation Awareness Week in this week's print edition of The Catholic Herald. This section also includes information on a new diocesan prayer network and other resources for promoting vocations in the home, parish, and school. For more information visit the Diocese of Madison Vocations Office website at: (Bill Boyce photo)

'Recycle the Warmth':
Blanket drive to help needy families

MADISON -- Donating blankets and funds to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's blanket and bedding drive, "Recycle the Warmth," is a good way to start the new year.

To run this 11th blanket round-up, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's District Council of Madison in Dane County is working with area churches, the four ShopKo Stores in Madison, A.A.A., WISC-TV 3, and WTDY (1670 AM).

Collection points

On Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., volunteers will staff collection points at the four Madison-area ShopKo stores. For those who wish to donate new blankets, ShopKo will offer blankets at a reduced price.

Bedding will also be collected at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores on Williamson St., the West Beltline, and Park St. in Madison, and on Jefferson St. in Stoughton.

On Sunday, Jan. 19, more than 25 churches will help collect bedding. For participating places of worship and time and collection details, call participating congregations, listed on the St. Vincent de Paul Web site at

Blankets for a year

All of the blankets and bedding collected or purchased will be given away during the next 12 months to needy individuals and families who come to the St. Vincent de Paul Service Center on Williamson St.   Full Story ...

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