MADISON -- A yearlong celebration of the 100-year anniversary of St. James Parish here culminated in a Mass with Bishop Robert C. Morlino April 24.
"We want to welcome Bishop Morlino as St. James celebrates its centennial," said Msgr. Tom Baxter, pastor. "Bishop, you honor us with your presence."
He also welcomed the concelebrating priests, all of whom served at St. James Parish over the years as a priest or deacon: Msgr. Delbert Schmelzer; Fr. Kevin Dooley; Fr. Wilfred Schuster; Msgr. Dan Ganshert; Msgr. Terry Connors; Msgr. William DeBock; Fr. Jim Murphy; and Fr. Mike Resop.
"We are honored by their presence as well," said Monsignor Baxter. "We are grateful for all they do."
Recognizing 100 years
Bishop Morlino thanked everyone, including those who were helping during the Mass, and he said he was touched by the presence of the priests who had served at the parish.
"Through you I want to thank all of the foremothers and forefathers of the parish for 100 years of witness to the faith" that has helped serve to make this building into a holy place, Bishop Morlino said in his homily. Full story ...
Susanna Herro: To direct justice and pastoral outreach
MADISON -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino has announced that Susanna D. Herro will replace Mark Brinkmoeller as full-time director dealing in the issues of justice and pastoral outreach for the Diocese of Madison.
Brinkmoeller, who served the diocese for over nine years, has taken a position with Bread for the World in Washington, D.C. Herro will begin her new duties May 31.
Bishop Morlino said, "Susanna Herro is an attorney who is well connected in social justice and life issues. She will be wonderful in this position." Full story ...
MADISON -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino has announced that Andy Russell has been named the new administrator of the Diocese of Madison's Catholic Multicultural Center located at 1862 Beld St. in Madison.
Russell has been house director of the Ronald McDonald House in Madison for the past three years. He has been a volunteer at the Multicultural Center since 1999, where he has taught English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, helped with the food pantry, and assisted with maintenance. "I've helped with anything they needed done," he said.
He will be working with both Centro Guadalupano and St. Martin House, the programs housed in the Multicultural Center. "They are both great programs," said Russell. "It's a beautiful new building but we need people to make this tool useful. We hope to take both Centro Guadalupano and St. Martin House to a new level in serving the communities they serve. I am excited to work with Steve Maurice and Antonio Quintanilla and others involved with these programs." Full story ...
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