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July 17, 2003 Edition   •   Volume 133, No. 26   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Welcome to Madison: Celebrations planned throughout diocese

Four celebrations of welcome will take place from Sunday, Aug. 3, through Thursday, Aug. 14, at locations throughout the 11 counties of the Diocese of Madison, providing all Catholics throughout southcentral Wisconsin the opportunity to meet, pray, and celebrate with their new bishop, Bishop Robert C. Morlino. All of these celebrations are open to the public.

Bishop Morlino will be installed as the fourth bishop of Madison at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at St. Raphael Cathedral, Madison. Due to limited seating, that is an invitation-only event. Over 30 bishops from throughout the country have indicated they will attend and two representatives from each of the 135 parishes in the diocese have been invited. The installation will be preceded by Solemn Vespers at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at the cathedral.

The schedule for regional celebrations includes:

• Sunday, Aug. 3: 10 a.m. Mass at St. Raphael Cathedral in downtown Madison with reception after Mass.

• Thursday, Aug. 7: 6:30 p.m. Evening Prayer, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Portage, with reception afterwards.

• Tuesday, Aug. 12: 6:30 p.m. Evening Prayer, St. Mary Parish, Platteville, with reception afterwards.

• Thursday, Aug. 14:  7 p.m. Vigil Mass  for the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, St. William Parish, Janesville, with reception after Mass on the eve of the holy day of obligation.

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Confirmation: May priests confirm if bishop is unavailable?

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II --
Psalm 143 (142): Prayer brings hope, joy, light, salvation

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photo of Bishop Morlino with Smillie family

At his farewell reception on June 22 in Helena, Mont., Bishop Robert C. Morlino talks with Dr. Mark Smillie, wife Donna, and daughter Carolyn. Mark is a professor of philosophy at Carroll College in Helena, Donna is principal of St. Andrew School, and Carolyn will be a senior at St. Andrew in the fall. They are parishioners at the Cathedral of St. Helena. (Catholic Herald photo by Mary C. Uhler)

Bishop Morlino's message: Celebrate 'wow'
of Christ's presence in Eucharist, take him into the world

HELENA, Mont. -- People started arriving an hour before the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 22, at the Cathedral of St. Helena.

Nearly every Sunday, Bishop Robert C. Morlino celebrates this Mass at his beautiful cathedral. But this Sunday was special.

The Mass would be his official farewell to the people of Helena, with a reception following the Mass. Bishop Morlino would also bless the altar following a renovation of the cathedral. And he would honor Msgr. Kevin S. O'Neill, cathedral rector, who had been recently named a Prelate of Honor by Pope John Paul II.

Resplendent cathedral

For those arriving early, the Cathedral of St. Helena offers a resplendent site for prayer and reflection.   Full story ...

Bishop Bullock: Plans
to stay active after retirement

MADISON -- “I have really loved being Bishop of Madison,” said Bishop William H. Bullock in an interview with this reporter.

The bishop reflected on his 10 years as Bishop of Madison as he prepares to retire with the title “Bishop Emeritus.” Bishop Robert C. Morlino will arrive in Madison July 23 and take over complete reins of the Diocese of Madison on Aug. 1 during a Mass at St. Raphael Cathedral.
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Catholic Herald summer publication schedule

During the summer months, The Catholic Herald will continue to be published weekly except for three issues. The issues to be skipped include: June 5, July 10, and Aug. 14.

Individuals, parishes, and organizations should keep these dates in mind when sending information to be published. Some events should be publicized two weeks in advance.

Following are deadlines for the issues prior to the weeks skipped and the deadlines for those issues:

Issue Weeks covered Deadline Issue skipped
May 29 first two wks. of June May 21 June 5
July 3 first two wks. of July June 25 July 10
Aug. 7 first two wks. of Aug. July 30 Aug. 14

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