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Articles on St. Raphael Cathedral

April 19, 2007 Edition   •   Volume 137, No. 15   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Downtown girl:
Director involves young adults in church

Young adult activities

Young adult events and groups at the downtown parishes are open to all young adults in their 20s and 30s in the diocese:

• Brunch after the 11 a.m. Mass on the first and third Sundays of each month at St. Patrick Church, 404 E. Main St.

• Theology on Tap on April 26 with blogger Rocco Palmo. (More information)

• Tuesday night groups at 7 p.m., St. Patrick Church: Bible studies, Faith & Policy group, women's group, and vocations discernment group. Eucharistic Adoration and Confession at 6 p.m. Babysitting available.

For more information on any of these events or to get involved contact Marcella at 608-257-5000 or

For more young adult activities in the diocese, see Page 16 of the April 19 print edition.

MADISON -- The new director of young adult ministry in the downtown parishes is no shrinking violet.

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Marcella Colbert

Perhaps it's growing up in Texas, where everything is reportedly bigger and bolder. Or having a mother of the same name who's a nationally known, outspoken proponent of life.

Whatever the cause, Marcella Colbert can be summed up with the same word she's used to describe the focus of the young adult ministry flourishing in the downtown parishes recently: confidence.

That confidence has paid dividends in bringing new life to the parishes by attracting young adults to Mass, brunches, and other activities through word of mouth and plain old personal invitations.

With the support of Bishop Robert C. Morlino and pastor Msgr. Kevin Holmes, the hope is that the young adult ministry at St. Raphael Cathedral, Holy Redeemer Parish, St. Paul's University Catholic Center, and St. Patrick Parish will continue to grow.   Full story ...

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Future special sections:

Summer Vacation: Apr. 26, 2007

Parish Festival Guide: May 3, 2007

Retirement Living/Mother's Day:
May 10, 2007

Graduation/Senior Focus:
May 17, 2007

Memorial Day/Funeral Planning:
May 24, 2007

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All Saints:
Announces building
of assisted living center

MADISON -- The final phase in the development of the All Saints Neighborhood, off Watts Rd. on Madison's rapidly growing far west side, will proceed this year. Groundbreaking is anticipated to begin in summer 2007.

A 60-bed assisted living facility will complete the project that was first envisioned over a decade ago - a campus designed to offer seniors an array of housing opportunities and create a unique sense of home and community for residents. This "aging in place" philosophy provides a continuum of care for residents in the All Saints Neighborhood. The new facility will consist of 40 units for frail and elderly care and 20 units for memory care patients.

The All Saints Neighborhood, located adjacent to the Bishop O'Connor Center on the former Holy Name Seminary site, has been a leader in the development of Watts Rd. In addition to the Princeton Club complex, a retail shopping, dining, and residential center has sprung up complete with a Brennan's market, Jacobson's meat market, and other unique shops and food service options including R.P. Adler's Pub and Grill, Pizza Hut, and Milio's subs.   Full story ...

Diocesan convention:
Catholic women to meet
May 22, 23 in Madison

MADISON -- The 53rd annual Madison Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (MDCCW) convention will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 22 and 23, at the Bishop O'Connor Pastoral Center, 702 S. High Point Rd. here.

The theme is "May our Light Shine Today." The convention is hosted by the Sauk Deanery. Chair is Coreen Harvey, Baraboo.

Registration is at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, followed by the MDCCW board meeting at 10. After the noon luncheon there will be a mini retreat in the Bishop O'Donnell Chapel, chaired by Mary Share, diocesan church commission chair.

A hospitality hour at 5:15 p.m. will precede the banquet at 6:30 followed by entertainment.

Registration resumes on Wednesday, May 23, followed by continental breakfast. The annual MDCCW meeting will be held at 9.   Full story ...

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