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June 22, 2006 Edition   •   Volume 136, No. 23   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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• First place for best editorial on a local issue

• First place for best news writing on a local/regional event

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Sisters of Nazareth:
After 43 years say their farewell to Stoughton

STOUGHTON -- The Sisters of Nazareth have been a part of the community here for over 40 years, but as on all journeys, their time has come to continue on.

When Sr. Philomena Murphy and Sr. M. Gertrude Hennessey leave at the end of August, Stoughton will bid farewell to the last two in a long line of Sisters here at Nazareth House and St. Ann School who have supported the community with generosity and care.

Sister Philomena said that she was very sad to be leaving, but "our sojourn in Stoughton is up now, and we have to go."

The Sisters of Nazareth have been in Stoughton since July 26, 1963, when the first four Irish nuns arrived. The motherhouse of the order is in Hammersmith, London, but there are communities around the world, though this was the only one in the Midwest.

They opened Nazareth House Nursing Home and St. Ann School in 1965 and have dedicated much time, resources, and love to the projects. When the school added kindergarten, the Sisters held classes for the new grade in the basement of their chapel, before the addition was built to the school. And a new science lab was added to the school in 1986.

In several events recently for the Sisters, the St. Ann community has come together to say their good-byes.   Full story ...

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New Mass translation:
Bishops approve changes

Bishops: Continue to press Congress on just immigration reform

Special section: Healthy Living

Women of the Bible quilt:
Raffle at St. Joseph, Fort Atkinson


• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano --
New immigrants: What stands
in the way of welcoming them?

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Mary Magdalene: Confused with other 'Marys' in the Bible

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope Benedict XVI --
Andrew: Was the first apostle called by Jesus

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Retirement Living: July 20, 2006

Fall Vacation Guide #3 / Senior Focus: July 27, 2006

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St. Dennis Parish: Begins year of golden
jubilee celebrations

MADISON -- St. Dennis Parish declared a "Jubilee Year" when it kicked off the celebration of its 50th anniversary on the weekend of June 3 and 4.

Past and present parishioners filled St. Dennis Church for a special golden jubilee Mass on Saturday, June 3.

'Come in Jubilee Rejoicing'

"We welcome you to the beginning of our Jubilee Year," said Sr. Marcia Holthaus, parish director of music and liturgy, in welcoming people to the celebration.

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Diocesan Lay Institute offered

MADISON -- As a response to both the suggestions of pastors and the desire of adult Catholics to be nourished in their faith and to serve their parishes, the Diocesan Office of Evangelization and Catechesis is offering the Diocesan Lay Institute.

The Lay Institute is designed in multiple levels. Level One, which begins this fall, is an opportunity for any interested adult to deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith. For those desiring additional training, future levels will offer certification in particular skills for serving the parish community in areas such as: catechesis, parish finance, pastoral ministry, family ministry, and liturgy.

The Level One program will run from September 2006 to June 2007. Courses will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month. All sessions will be held at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center in Madison. Cost is $300, which includes tuition, materials, lunch, and refreshment breaks for 10 sessions.   Full story ...

Catholic Herald summer publication schedule

During the summer months, The Catholic Herald will continue to be published weekly except for three issues. Remaining issues to be skipped include: July 13 and August 10. At right are deadlines for the issues prior to the weeks skipped:

Issue Weeks covered Deadline Issue skipped
July 6 first two weeks of July June 29 July 13
Aug. 3 first two weeks of Aug. July 27 Aug. 10

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