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March 25, 2004 Edition   •   Volume 134, No. 12   •   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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Invitation to
Chrism Mass

Priests and people of the Diocese of Madison are invited to attend the Chrism Mass on Tuesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Raphael Cathedral, Madison.

Bishop Robert C. Morlino will preside and preach at the Mass.

At this Mass, priests of the Diocese of Madison renew their commitment to priestly service. The bishop also blesses the Sacred Oils which are used in administration of sacraments in parishes throughout the diocese in the coming year.

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News & Features:

Special features:
Men's spirituality

Physicians, ethicists:
Human beings must be protected, pope says

U.S. bishops:
Begin meetings with pope


• Coming of Age
by Karen Dietlein --
Teens have a voice:
Political involvement fundamental

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Questions: Repaying debts; homemade wine at Mass

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II -- Psalm 20:
Hymn of gratitude for God's favors

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St. Marys Hospital
in Madison: Receives
10-year expansion plan approval

MADISON -- St. Marys Hospital Medical Center has received approval from the City of Madison Plan Commission for St. Marys' 10-year general expansion plan, including the construction of three new buildings.

To meet the growing health care needs of patients, the $175 million construction project is expected to begin in June. The plan involves St. Marys expansion onto 2.7 acres of land east of the hospital between Brooks and Park Sts.

First stage of plan

The first stage of the plan involves demolition of the residential and commercial buildings in that area and changing the alignment of Brooks St. A 180,000 square-foot hospital inpatient building then will be constructed, with a connection to the north wing of the present hospital and skywalk access to the east wing.

Parking to support this facility and other future development will also be constructed. The inpatient building is expected to be ready for occupancy in 2007. The main entrance of the hospital will be relocated from Mills Street to Brooks St.

Other inclusions

The 10-year expansion plan also includes an outpatient services building, for which a construction start date has not yet been finalized. It is expected that all construction will be complete by 2009.   Full story ...

to Handicapped:
To hold Spring Day on April 17

MONROE -- "Journey with Strength and Courage" is the theme of the 37th annual Spring Day for the Handicapped sponsored by the Apostolate to the Handicapped to be held Saturday, April 17, at Monroe Senior High School here.

The day's events will begin at 9:45 a.m. with Hugo and Heidi entertaining with music. It all takes place in the Monroe High School Gym.

Special Mass

A highlight of the day will be the return of Bishop William H. Bullock, bishop emeritus for the Diocese of Madison. Bishop Bullock was the Ordinary from 1993-2003 and is now retired. He will preside and preach at the 11 a.m. Mass and will be joined by other priests of the Diocese of Madison.

Lectors and acolytes will be from the television Mass crews on WISC-TV, Madison. The liturgy is under the direction of Frs. Kent Schmitt and Mike Klarer.   Full story ...

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