|The Catholic Herald
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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Lay people receive Certification for Ministry
MADISON -- Fourteen lay people celebrated their "graduation" from the first Diocesan Institute for Lay and Diaconate Formation on Sunday, July 11, at St. Raphael Cathedral.
Bishop Robert C. Morlino presented each of them with certificates certifying them for lay ministry in the Diocese of Madison.
They include: Jacqueline Childs, Patricia Clark, Robert Clark, Marilouise Durkin, Patricia Hendrickson, Connie Hultman, M. Susan Hundt-Bergan, Jean Jozefowicz, Annette Kiesow, Mary Ann
Lukesic, Catherine Schneider, Kathy Siberz, Jerrilyn Sutter, and Sharon Zimmerman.
Certified in lay ministry
These 14 people studied alongside the 20 men who will be ordained to the permanent diaconate on Friday, July 23. Full story ...
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Diocesan Institute for Lay and Diaconate Formation: Involved four years of study, prayer, community
MADISON -- The members of the Diocesan Institute for Lay and Diaconate Formation have grown together through their studies, their common prayer, and through a vibrant community.
To be ordained July 23
MADISON -- Twenty men who completed the Diocesan Institute for Lay and Diaconate Formation will be ordained to the permanent diaconate on Friday, July 23, at St. Raphael Cathedral.
The 7 p.m. ordination will be a first in the Diocese of Madison.
Full story ...
They truly grew into a spiritual family, sharing joys and concerns, progress and frustrations, supporting one another and challenging each other to grow in conformity to Christ.
The Diocesan Institute has met 11 weekends a year for four years including four weekend retreats. The formation program included not only academic studies but also helps the whole person to grow. Full story ...
Catholic Herald summer publication schedule
During the summer months, The Catholic Herald will continue to be published weekly except for three issues. The remaining issue to be skipped is Aug. 12. Following is the deadline for the issue prior to the week skipped:
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