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April 3, 2003 Edition   •   Volume 133, No. 13   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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photo of Bishop Bullock anointing altar at Catholic Multicultural Center chapel

Bishop William H. Bullock anoints the altar at the Catholic Multicultural Center chapel in Madison during the chapel dedication March 25. Shown behind Bullock is Msgr. Paul J. Swain, vicar general. (Catholic Herald photo by Julianne Nornberg)

Bishop dedicates chapel: At Catholic Multicultural Center

MADISON -- It was "a day of rejoicing" at the new Diocese of Madison Catholic Multicultural Center on Beld St. when Bishop William H. Bullock dedicated the chapel there on March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.

"May all here today, and all those in days to come, who will celebrate your mysteries upon this altar be united at last in the holy city of your peace," the bishop prayed.

Concelebrating the Mass were: Auxiliary Bishop George O. Wirz; Msgrs. Paul J. Swain, Daniel T. Ganshert, George M. Hastrich; Frs. Francis Xavier Ekwugha, George W. Fox, Mick Moon, Nicholas Okere, Loran Miller, and John G. Stillmank.

After sprinkling those attending and the altar with holy water, the bishop said in the opening prayer, "Lord, you willed that all things be drawn to your Son, mounted on the altar of the cross. Bless those who dedicate this altar to your service. May it be a table of our unity, a banquet of plenty, and a source of the Spirit, in whom we grow daily as your faithful people."

A multicultural center

In his homily, Bullock said, "As we bless the altar and set aside the chapel for praise and sacrifice, we are a multicultural center," which was depicted in the different languages used during the readings and Gospel.   Full Story ...

"Ambassadors for Christ" contest for students

MADISON -- The Catholic Herald is sponsoring a spring "Ambassadors for Christ" contest for students. Teachers are encouraged to use The Catholic Herald in the classroom and encourage students to read the paper, particularly articles pertaining to Lent.

The contest has two categories:

1. "Ambassadors for Christ" Drawing Contest for students in grades K-4.

2. "Ambassadors for Christ" Essay Contest for students in grades 5-12.

Deadline is April 4. For more information, interested students may contact their Catholic school teachers or principal, call The Catholic Herald at 608-821-3070, or e-mail

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