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May 26, 2005 Edition   •   Volume 135, No. 20   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Ordination to Priesthood

photo of Rev. Mr. Eric G. Sternberg

Rev. Mr. Eric
G. Sternberg

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Rev. Mr. Michael
R. Radowicz

With praise and thanksgiving to God,
our Father, the Most Reverend
Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison,
announces with joy the ordination
to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ
Eric G. Sternberg
Michael R. Radowicz

Friday, May 27, 2005
7:30 p.m. at St. Aloysius Church, Sauk City

St. Aloysius is wheelchair accessible. There will be assistive-listening devices for the hard-of-hearing and a sign-language interpreter for the deaf. Large-print leaflets will be available.

Ordination: "I Bring You News of Great Joy"

"Annuntio Vobis Gaudium Magnum" - "I Bring You News of Great Joy." These were the words recently proclaimed by the cardinal at the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome as he announced the election of Cardinal Josef Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI.

Likewise, I echo these words in proclaiming the ordination to the priesthood of Rev. Mr. Michael Radowicz and Rev. Mr. Eric Sternberg, our two fourth-year seminarians. It is a year of great joy for our Diocese of Madison.

Michael and Eric will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Robert Morlino at the 7:30 p.m. Ordination Mass at St. Aloysius Church in Sauk City, Wisconsin, on Friday, May 27th. It is particularly poignant that in this Year of the Eucharist we are able to celebrate the ordination of these two young men on the weekend of the Feast of Corpus Christi. The priesthood and the Eucharist are intimately linked, for there is no Eucharist without the priesthood.   Full story ...

Clergy changes: New assignments of priests in parishes throughout the Diocese of Madison effective noon, June 15, 2005 are listed here (5/5 edition).

Only in the print edition ...
News & Features:

Pharmacists conscience bill:
Passes Senate committee

Madison's first family of dance:
Kehls celebrate 125th anniversary

Memorial Day: Special section

Pope: Asks new priests to lead people to Christ through Eucharist


• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano --
Nuclear weapons:
Threaten humanity more than ever

• Looking Around
by Fr. William J. Byron --
War's remembrance:
An archbishop's story

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope Benedict XVI --
Psalms: Celebrate liberation
of people of Israel from slavery

• Your Family
by Monica and Bill Dodds --
Tips for fitness:
For the whole family

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Annual convention:
Diocesan Council
of Catholic Women

SINSINAWA -- The 51st annual Madison Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (MDCCW) convention will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, June 14 to 15, at the Mound here. Theme is "Eucharist: Food for Life."

Registration for Convention Day, June 15, will begin at 7:30 a.m. along with a continental breakfast. Ann Nelson, Cambridge, diocesan president, will begin the meeting at 9.

Benedict T. Nguyen, chancellor of the Diocese of La Crosse, will give the keynote address entitled "The Eucharist: Our Encounter with God." In 2002 at the age of 29 Nguyen was appointed as one of the youngest American chancellors and the first Vietnamese-American chancellor in the United States.

A concelebrated Mass will be offered in Queen of the Rosary Chapel followed by luncheon. The raffle drawings and door prizes will be awarded at 1:30 p.m.

Tours will be offered at 2 p.m.: Academy Apartments/St. Clara's Chapel; the Labyrinth; Chapel and Reliquary; Museum-Heritage Room; and Rosary Collection-Heritage Room.   Full story ...

Catholic Herald summer publication schedule

During the summer months, The Catholic Herald will continue to be published weekly except for four issues. Issues to be skipped include: June 2 and 16, July 7, and Aug. 11. At right are deadlines for the issues prior to the weeks skipped:

Issue Weeks covered Deadline Issue skipped
May 26 first two weeks of June May 18 June 2
June 9 third/fourth week of June June 1 June 16
June 30 first two weeks of July June 22 July 7
Aug. 4 first two weeks of Aug. July 27 Aug. 11

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