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May 27, 2004 Edition   •   Volume 134, No. 21   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Memorial Day Masses offered

MADISON -- Memorial Day Masses on Monday, May 31:

• 10 a.m., Resurrection Cemetery Chapel, 2705 Regent St., Madison; Msgr. Paul J. Swain, vicar general, principal celebrant and homilist. In case of rain, Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 405 S. Owen Dr.; refreshments follow Mass.

• 9:30 a.m., Mount Olivet Chapel Mausoleum, 1827 N. Washington, Janesville; Fr. Stephen J. Umhoefer, pastor of Nativity of Mary Parish in Janesville, principal celebrant and homilist. In case of rain, Mass at Nativity of Mary Church, 313 E. Wall St.; refreshments follow Mass.

• 9 a.m., Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 2222 Shopiere Rd., Beloit; Fr. Gary L. Krahenbuhl, pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Beloit, principal celebrant and homilist. Procession to Mount Thabor Cemetery after Mass.

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News & Features:

Memorial Day: Special Section

Princeton school:
'A shining example'

Pope's travels:
Will visit Swiss youth


• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano -- Stop war:
Best way to honor veterans

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II -- Psalm:
Celebrating God's unfailing mercy

• Our Turn
by Therese J. Borchard --
Older children: Heading home

• Your Family
by Monica and Bill Dodds -- Observing Memorial Day:
A time to honor those who died

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photo of Sandy Zweifel (third from left) with Msgr. Jim Kramer, Sr. Mary Montgomery, and Jim Silver

Sandy Zweifel, third from left, was honored for over 41 years of service in the Office of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Madison at a dinner on May 21. With her are three of the superintendents with whom she worked, from left: Msgr. Jim Kramer, Sr. Mary Montgomery, and Jim Silver. (Catholic Herald photo by Mary C. Uhler)

Sandy Zweifel honored:
For over 41 years of service

MADISON -- Sandy Zweifel has worked for over 41 years as an administrative assistant in the Office of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Madison.

She has served under all four bishops and two auxiliary bishops in the 58-year history of the diocese. Currently she is believed to be the longest-serving lay person in a diocesan position.

This summer Zweifel will retire from her work. She was honored at a retirement celebration on Friday, May 21. The event was hosted by the Office of Catholic Schools and the diocesan Principals' Association.   Full story ...

Castle Rock parish:
Celebrates 125th anniversary

CASTLE ROCK RIDGE -- On a beautiful spring Sunday morning people came from various distances to celebrate the 125th anniversary of St. John Nepomucene Parish located in a rural setting called Castle Rock Ridge.

These were people who had grown up in the parish or whose parents had been members there.

Special Mass

A concelebrated Mass was offered by Fr. Robert Butz, pastor, who gave the homily, and Fr. Daniel Finnane, Westport, former pastor.   Full story ...

Catholic Herald summer publication schedule

During the summer months, The Catholic Herald will continue to be published weekly except for three issues. Issues to be skipped include: June 3, July 8, and Aug. 12. At right are deadlines for the issues prior to the weeks skipped:

Issue Weeks covered Deadline Issue skipped
May 27 first two weeks of June May 19 June 3
July 1 first two weeks of July June 23 July 8
Aug. 5 first two weeks of Aug. July 28 Aug. 12

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