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July 3, 2008 Edition   •   Volume 138, No. 24   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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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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Print edition: Award winner, Catholic Press Association, 2007 awards competition:

• First place for best single ad (black and white)

• Third place for best single ad (color);

2006 awards competition:

• First place for best editorial on a local issue

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

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World Youth Day 2008 coverage

The Catholic Herald will be covering World Youth Day 2008 on location in Sydney, Australia. From our WYD page, get more information and read updated coverage at our blog.

"You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses." -- the World Youth Day 2008 theme, Acts 1:8

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St. Thomas Aquinas Parish hosts Polka Mass

-- Posted 7/10/08, 2:10 p.m. CDT

MADISON -- St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 602 Everglade Dr., is hosting a Polka Mass open to all interested on July 12 at 5 p.m.

The outdoor Polka Mass is part of the parish's 50th annversary jubilee celebration and also features a free family picnic beginning at 2 p.m. and free polka dancing after the Mass featuring the "PolkaMassters," as well as more children's activities. A ticketed parish picnic barbecue also follows the Mass.

The parish will also be hosting a jubilee event in December open to all to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe. The December 12 event will feature mariachi music, Aztec dancers, and a fiesta to honor the "Queen of the Americas."

For more information contact the parish at 608-833-2600.

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Building hope
for serving the poor

MADISON -- Paving the way toward a future of better helping more of the poor and those in need in Dane County, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul officially broke ground at the site of its new Food Pantry and Service Center recently.

"Poverty in Madison and Dane County is real," said Ralph Middlecamp, executive director of the society's District Council of Madison. "The need we are working to meet is growing. The larger, better equipped center we are building will serve our clients more efficiently, more effectively, more compassionately, and with due respect for their dignity and privacy."

The new long-term home of Dane County's busiest food pantry will be built on a cleared lot on the Fish Hatchery Rd. side of the current building, where the groundbreaking took place June 25. The 24,000-square-foot building will include a food distribution area, a reception area, a waiting room, private interview rooms, offices, basement space for storage and future growth, warehouse space, and loading docks.  Full story ...

All Saints opens assisted living community

MADISON -- Catholic Charities, Inc., Diocese of Madison, announces the opening of All Saints Assisted Living and Memory Care.

The first residents are expected to move in July 15. This brand new residence will be located at 8210 Highview Dr., in a West Side senior community known as the All Saints Neighborhood, near the intersection of Watts Rd. and Cty. Hwy. M.

All Saints Assisted Living and Memory Care will be a state licensed Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) with two separate but physically connected communities for seniors with different care needs: a 40-unit assisted living residence and an 18-unit memory care residence. The addition of this facility completes the "aging in place" concept promoted by Catholic Charities and the All Saints Neighborhood.   Full story ...

Sisters plan new assisted living center in Footville

FOOTVILLE -- Ground was broken May 20 at the site of the future St. Elizabeth Manor Assisted Living Community here in a ceremony that also included a blessing from Bishop Robert C. Morlino.

This development is a way of saying to our seniors, "you are not a burden; you are a treasure," the bishop said.

The 70-unit assisted living center is expected to be the first in a large mixed-use development in this small town about 10 miles west of Janesville. The $4.5 million center is scheduled to open in November and will be operated by the Connecticut-based Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church, who also operate the St. Elizabeth Nursing Home in Janesville.

Hawks Manor, a group of investors, will develop the project, and Naatz Construction, LLC., will be the general contractors.   Full story ...

Special traveling icon visits Madison

MADISON -- An Our Lady of Charity traveling icon made a visit to Schoenstatt Heights recently as part of a national and statewide pilgrimage, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus (KC).

The icon, a representation of a Cuban statue, was honored with a prayer service led by the four chaplains of KC councils in Madison.

Msgr. Michael Hippee, chaplain of KC Council 9082 and pastor of St. Bernard Parish, gave the homily at the service, describing Mary as one who helped change the world.   Full story ...

Catholic Herald summer publication schedule

During the summer months, the Catholic Herald will continue to be published weekly except for four issues. Remaining issues to be skipped include July 10 and August 7. At right are deadlines for the issues prior to the weeks skipped.

Issue Weeks covered Deadline Issue skipped
July 3 First two weeks of July June 25 July 10
July 31 First two weeks of Aug. July 23 August 7

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