Catholic Herald Staff
MADISON -- On May 23, four men joined the order of the priesthood in the Diocese of Madison.
These four men, Fr. Brian Dulli, Fr. David Greenfield, Fr. Lance Schneider, and Fr. Patrick Wendler, committed their lives to the service of the Church and its people in the Rite of Ordination at St. Maria Goretti Parish in Madison, celebrated by Bishop Robert C. Morlino.
The church was filled with family, friends, soon-to-be fellow priests, and other Catholics in the diocese to witness the ordination in an approximately three-hour rite and Mass.
The first priests ordained in this diocese since 2005 and the largest class since 2000, these four men join the other 133 priests currently active and retired in the Diocese of Madison.
"I pray every blessed day that young men will leave the seminary - in precisely the same way these four have left the seminary, and not in any other way. Thanks be to God," Bishop Morlino said to begin his homily at ordination.
Charge with intense density
In his homily, the bishop spoke about the nature of ordination and the responsibility of the priesthood. Full story ...
Bishop to dedicate new St. John the Baptist Church in WaunakeeBy Sue Hansen
For the Catholic Herald
WAUNAKEE -- After more than a decade of planning, fundraising, and building, the new St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is scheduled for dedication at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, at 100 E. 3rd St. in Waunakee.
Bishop Robert C. Morlino will preside at the ceremonies. The bishop will gather with parishioners outside the church and lead them in procession to the church doors, when church representatives will hand over the new facility to the bishop.
Msgr. James Gunn, pastor, will then open the monumental church doors for all to enter. This begins the Mass at which the new altar will be anointed and the church will be dedicated for Christian worship. Full story ...
St. Jude Parish concludes
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