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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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|Bishop Morlino addresses National Catholic Prayer Breakfast
Coverage of Bishop Robert C. Morlino's keynote address at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, including links to the full text of his remarks. (posted in April 6 edition)
A l l e l u i a !
"Rejoice, heavenly powers!
Sing, choirs of angels!
Exult, all creation around God's throne!
Jesus Christ, our King, is risen!"
May these words of great joy, from the Easter Proclamation, resonate in your hearts for the Great Fifty Days of Easter. For even in the midst of struggle and sorrow, we know that the victory of eternal life has been won for us by our great Redeemer!
Please be assured of our prayers for you during these holy days; please remember us in your prayers, as well.
In the joy of Christ, risen and radiant,
Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino
Bishop of Madison
Most Reverend William H. Bullock
Most Reverend George O. Wirz
Retired Auxiliary Bishop
Holy Week liturgies: Celebrated in downtown churches
All in the Diocese of Madison are welcome to celebrate the liturgies of Holy Week usually celebrated at St. Raphael Cathedral.
The Masses will be held instead at downtown Madison churches: St. Patrick Church, 404 E. Main St., and Holy Redeemer Church, 120 W. Johnson St. Both churches are wheelchair accessible and assistive-listening devices for those who are hard-of-hearing will be available from greeters upon request.
Bishop Robert C. Morlino will be the principal celebrant at all Holy Week Masses at St. Patrick. The Cathedral Choir will be providing the music at those Masses.
Holy Thursday, April 13, 2006
7:30 p.m., St. Patrick - Mass of the Lord's Supper
8 p.m., Holy Redeemer - Spanish Mass
Good Friday, April 14, 2006
12:15 p.m., Holy Redeemer - Celebration of the Lord's Passion
3 p.m., St. Patrick - Celebration of the Lord's Passion
6 p.m., Holy Redeemer - Living Stations
7 p.m., Holy Redeemer - Spanish service
Holy Saturday, April 15, 2006
8 p.m., St. Patrick - Easter Vigil Eucharist
8 p.m., Holy Redeemer - Bilingual Mass
Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006
9 a.m., Holy Redeemer - Easter Mass
11 a.m., St. Patrick - Easter Mass
11:30 a.m., Holy Redeemer - Spanish Easter Mass
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Mother's Day / Festival Guide: May 4, 2006
Retirement Living: May 11, 2006
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A 'relevant journey'
to Vatican Exhibit
MADISON -- Our life is a pilgrimage returning home to the Father from whom we came. This reality is symbolized in every pilgrimage to a holy destination that we make.
It was no different for the faithful who participated in the diocesan pilgrimage to the exhibit of Saint Peter and the Vatican at the Milwaukee Public Museum March 23.
On a pilgrimage
Over 100 persons met at Schoenstatt Heights in Madison for Mass to open this pilgrimage. Msgr. Delbert Schmelzer presided at the liturgy, which set the tone of asking God's blessing on our travels.
In his homily he spoke about the covenant of love between God and us that gives us the impetus to constantly seek God's presence. He asked a special blessing on the pilgrims before the buses were boarded.
The pilgrimage was led by a team from Relevant Journeys, Juan Landa and Brian Kelly, and a team from the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, Eric Schiedermayer and Sr. M. Marcia Vinje. Each team had a little program of prayer and teaching, so that the trip truly took on a religious atmosphere.
Besides learning about other pilgrimage opportunities through Relevant Journeys and Mater Dei Tours, we learned about the spirituality of pilgrimage as an encounter with God, a personal transformation, and the desire to witness to the experience and share its fruits with other people.
Upon arriving at the museum in Milwaukee we had time for lunch and then began the "encounter" with the divine and the church in the exhibit itself. The exhibit is truly a sacramental, using tangible items and events of history to lead us to a deeper understanding of church, an appreciation of our heritage, but most importantly an opportunity for prayer and reflection. Full story ...