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January 22, 2004 Edition   •   Volume 134, No. 3   •   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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For more on Catholic Schools Week in the Diocese of Madison, see the special section in this week's print edition.

At Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) School in Monona, Christine Kugler works with her daughters Kaitlyn, fifth grader, and Madisyn, third grader, on a "building block" illustrating how IHM helps them prepare for a faith-filled future. The blocks will be displayed in the school's main hallway during Catholic Schools Week and beyond. (Catholic Herald photo by Julianne Nornberg)

Catholic Schools Week:
To be celebrated Jan. 25-31

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "Catholic Schools: A Faith-Filled Future" is the theme for the 30th annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week. The week runs from Sunday, Jan. 25, through Saturday, Jan. 31. The centerpiece of the week - National Appreciation Day For Catholic Schools - is Wednesday, Jan. 28.

A long-time tradition in Catholic education, Catholic Schools Week became part of the National Marketing Campaign For Catholic Schools in 1991. This program is a collaborative undertaking by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

"Catholic education is one of the great and generous works of the church. Our graduates have become leaders of this country, teachers, religious men and women, and business entrepreneurs. Without doubt our schools have had a far-reaching impact on shaping the world," said Michael J. Guerra, NCEA president.

Dominican Sister Glenn Anne McPhee, secretary for education at USCCB, said that this year's theme of "Catholic Schools: A Faith-Filled Future" underscores faith as an important value at the foundation of a Catholic school curriculum and also gives assurance that Catholic schools foresee a bright future. "Catholic school leaders are committed to making a difference. Our goal is to graduate students who have strong moral standards and fine academic skills who will become good citizens and able members of the workforce."   Full story ...

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• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
People of other faiths:
Issues involving sacraments

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II -- Canticle:
Ancient concept of the Messiah

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Recycle the Warmth:
Annual blanket/bedding drive

MADISON -- The Society of St. Vincent de Paul's 12th annual blanket and bedding drive, "Recycle the Warmth," will be held the weekend of Jan. 24 and 25.

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, WTDY (1670 AM), WTUX (1550AM), and UPN-TV14.

On Saturday, Jan. 24, people may donate blankets, sheets, pillows, and other clean bedding to collection points at the four Madison-area ShopKo stores. 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.

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